Dog Breeds: The Current Count

Approximately 2,000 distinct dog breeds have existed at varying times throughout history according to Bonnie V. Beaver in her book, “Canine behavior: Insights and answers.” The#AKC currently registers 184 dog breeds, while the UK’s Kennel Club recognizes 210 breeds and the Fédération Cynologique Internationale recognizes 332 breeds and 11 provisional ones. National Purebred Dog Day® is pleased to have as page friends the owners and breeders of 238 breeds, but give us time, we’ll grow that list yet!

Tibetan Terrier in charcoal and pastel sketch on rough paper by Paul Doyle

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