Monday, September 5, 2011

How many kind of dog in the world

There are over 150 breeds registered with the American Kennel Club, and that doesn't include all breeds in the world.

The 25 most popular breeds, in order of popularity, as shown by registration with the AKC are:
  • Retrievers (Labrador)
  • Yorkshire Terriers
  • German Shepherd Dogs
  • Retrievers (Golden)
  • Beagles
  • Boxers
  • Dachshunds
  • Poodles
  • ShihTzu
  • Bulldogs
  • Miniature Schnauzers
  • Chihuahuas
  • Pomeranians
  • Pugs
  • Rottweilers
  • Boston Terriers
  • Spaniels (Cocker)
  • Pointers (GermanShorthaired)
  • Maltese
  • Shetland Sheepdogs
  • Doberman Pinschers
  • Pembroke Welsh Corgis
  • Great Danes
  • Siberian Huskies
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

More input contributors

  • There are about 5000 breeds of dogs, and only about 150 or so are registered with AKC and more with CKC.
  • At least 600
  • The American Kennel Club currently recognizes 36 main breeds of dogs. There are many variations of these dog breeds, but they all share similar traits. For a complete list, see the related link.
  • There are more than 300 breeds of dog, and it is increasing as people continue to selectively breed dogs for different purposes and appearances.
  • Over 300 pure bred dogs. There is no end of the number of mixed breeds.
  • There are more than 150 dog breeds in the world, the actual number can't be known for sure, since breeders are making new dog breeds almost every year.