The AKC is known as the American Kennel Club, which translates to "American Kennel Club". It is one of the leading dog breeding organizations in the world today, consisting of hundreds of clubs throughout the United States. The organization was founded in 1884 and now organizes approximately 13,000 dog shows each year. The world-famous Westminster Dog Show uses the rules established by the AKC.
The AKC is known as the American Kennel Club, which translates to "American Kennel Club". It is one of the world's leading dog breeding organizations today, consisting of hundreds of clubs throughout the United States. The organization was founded in 1884 and now organizes approximately 13,000 dog shows each year, with the world famous Westminster Dog Show using the rules established by the AKC.
In a regular dog show, competitions are held in groups according to the breed's purpose. Because each type of dog serves and contributes to mankind, people at traditional dog shows compete in different groups for different purposes. This is the reason we see various groups at dog shows.
The AKC is divided into seven dog groups.
Sporting Group, Hound Group, Working Group, Terrier Group, Toy Group, Non-Sporting Group, Herding Group)
Although the Sporting, Hunting, and Herding Groups are all working dogs in a broad sense, the competition distinction is more stringent. Among these categories, the working dog group is the one that contributes the most to human beings, usually large dogs that help humans to accomplish various "impossible tasks", such as guarding, sledding, guiding, drug detection, search and rescue, and so on. Therefore, most of the breeds in this classification were born after long periods of human selection and breeding. Although working dogs have a high IQ, they must be well trained because of their large size, otherwise they are difficult to control. So they are more suitable for experienced owners.
Alaskan Sled Dog (Alaskan Malamute)
Anatolian Shepherd dog (Anatolian Shepherd dog)
Bernese Mountain Dog (Bernese Mountain Dog)
Black Russian Terrier (Black Russian Terrier)
Bulldog Mastiff (Bullmastiff)
Doberman Pinscher (Doberman Pinscher)
German Pinscher (German Pinscher)
Giant Schnauzer (Giant Schnauzer)
Great Dane (Great Dane)
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
Napoleon Mastiff (Neapolitan Mastiff)
Portuguese Water Dog (Portuguese Water Dog)
Saint Bernard (Saint Bernard)