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How many dog breeds are registered with the AKC?
The AKC currently registers 197 dog breeds. The chart below lists all AKC recognized breeds and the year they first became registrable with the AKC.
What is the AKC?
Founded in 1884, the AKC is the recognized and trusted expert in breed, health and training information for dogs. AKC actively advocates for responsible dog ownership and is dedicated to advancing dog sports.
What are the different breeds of dogs?
Eventually, there emerged specific breeds of dogs, custom-bred to suit the breeders鈥?local needs and circumstances. The Greyhound, for instance, was the foundation type for the immense Irish Wolfhound and the dainty Italian Greyhound.
What is the most popular breed of dog in America?
American Kennel Club (AKC) Recognized Breeds 1 Affenpinscher. 2 Afghan Hound. 3 Airedale Terrier. 4 Akita. 5 Alaskan Malamute. 6 American English Coonhound. 7 American Eskimo Dog. 8 American Foxhound. 9 American Hairless Terrier. 10 American Leopard Hound. More items…