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Why are some dog breeds not registered with the AKC?
The AKC, however, does not register all of these breeds, either because there are too few dogs (of that breed) in this country or there is too little interest among owners of these breeds to obtain AKC registered status.
How many dog breeds are recognized by the American Kennel Club?
The American Kennel Club recognizes 197 breeds. Less The Affenpinscher: loyal, curious, and famously amusing; this almost-human toy dog is fearless ou鈥?The Afghan Hound is an aloof and dignified aristocrat of sublime beauty. Despite his regal鈥?/div>Dog Breeds – Types Of Dogs – American Kennel Club
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 breeds are eligible to compete in the Miscellaneous Class?
Ten breeds are currently eligible to compete in the Miscellaneous Class: Bracco Italiano, Dutch Shepherd, Lancashire Heeler, Mudi, Norrbottenspets, Peruvian Inca Orchid, Portuguese Podengo, Russian Toy, Small Munsterlander, and Teddy Roosevelt Terrier.