This is an automatically collected list of articles about different categories or groups of dogs, some of which might contain as few as two different breeds.
In general, kennel clubs assign small breeds that are primarily kept as companions and pets to their . Some kennel clubs prefer to use the category for small and medium-sized dogs kept primarily as pets, and do not recognise a . Other kennel clubs group small dogs with large dogs of the same type, or in the or .
Note 5. Early attempts to categorize dogs as species (not actually species, today considered ) of are described by in Systema naturae, 1758, Gmelin in1788, Kerr in 1792.
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Dogs types are organized into several groups, and each group contains a number of dog breeds. Each member of a group may share a number of similar characteristics. These can be things like dog backgrounds and ancestry, physical appearance, and temperament. One of the most important aspects of these groups, is based on what function the dogs were bred for. Breed registries differ somewhat in how they categorize types of dogs into groups. In each of these registries, characteristics like small dog breeds, large dog breeds, miniature dogs, types of terriers, hunting dogs, guard dogs, and companion dogs, can cross from one class to another. The dog types we group them into follow the groupings as set by American Kennel Club (AKC), and are as follows:A hunting dog refers to a canine that hunts with or for humans. There are several of hunting dogs developed for various tasks. The major categories of hunting dogs include , , , type dogs, and . Among these categories further divisions can be made based upon the dogs' skill sets. Breed registries differ somewhat in how they categorize types of dogs into groups. In each of these registries, characteristics like small dog breeds, large dog breeds, miniature dogs, types of terriers, hunting dogs, guard dogs, and companion dogs, can cross from one class to another. The dog types we group them into follow the groupings as set by American Kennel Club (AKC), and are as follows:Other water dogs are multipurpose hunters. fall into the category because they originally were used by wealthy Germans to hunt ducks; they predate most types of water dogs. Today there are kennels in the United States and Canada that have revived the breed for this purpose, with the dogs proving adept hunters at flushing and and achieving very high ranks in competitions, sometimes beating the more popular Labrador Retriever. They are highly intelligent, second only to in rank in overall aptitude, and hunters must be very specific in indicating what they want when giving commands: they cannot be trained by conventional means and require very concrete signals to indicate what is desired so they won't attempt to solve the puzzle themselves and forget to follow all the checkpoints. They are excellent swimmers whose coat requires a simple bath after a swim and a simple cut about an inch off the skin rather than the impractical show clips; they have a gentle temperament and an eagerness to learn that makes them very easy to train and like most water dogs they live in the house with their master and his family. are medium-sized dogs that will retrieve just about anything from the water and have a strong instinct to swim, plus they will guard whatever quarry a hunter keeps: they are one of the only water dogs that were bred to hunt fish.