In this Article How breeding got started with domestication Breeds and the AKC Breed chazracteristics and mixed breeds Before you find the dog that’s right for you, let’s get a better grip on the word breed. First, this article gives a ...

Dogs Have Personalities, Too Based on my experience over the years working with countless numbers of dogs, I’ve noticed that most dogs fit into one of six character types. Identify your dog’s character type and remember it as you work ...

The Working Group This classification needs little explanation. Though more varied in job description than the other groups, these breeds have one thing in common—throughout the centuries they have had a specific job to do and humans have been the ...

Non-Sporting Group Many of these dogs were originally bred for specific work, but because dog work is hard to come by these days, they’ve become companions. Unlike other breed groups, there is little consistency in their doggy personalities because they were all ...

The Hound Group You ain’t nothing but a hound dog. (Sorry, I just had to get that in.) These dog breeds like following fast-moving games and this penchant have won them over in the hunting circles. In addition to their keen noses ...

The Sporting Group The dogs in this group were bred to aid men in hunting fowl (wild birds). Conditioned by nature to retrieve, these dogs can be trained to gather birds from the field of water or can simply stay at home ...