The working dog breeds, as categorized by the American Kennel Club, include the following types of dog breeds: the Shepherds, the Alaskan Malamute, the Doberman Pincher, the Yorkshire Terrier, the Irish Wolfhound, the Greyhound, and the Portuguese Water Dog. The sporting group was recognized in 1983 as a separate category from the general working group. These dogs were previously recognized as members of the assistance group only. They are used for protection, surveillance, agility, tracking, herding, hunting, herding, and companion dog tasks.
The working dogs of the herding group have been known to be highly specialized herding dogs. Herding dog breeds such as the Alaskan Malamute, the Doberman Pincher, the Irish Wolfhound, and the Yorkshire Terrier have been known to be used in herding activities. The English Mastiff, the Welsh Bulldog, the Akita, the German Shepherd, and the Australian Shepherds have been herded for sport. These types of dog breeds have excellent companionship qualities, but they are not suited for live herding activities.
Another type of dog breeds that can be classified as working type is the Great Dane. The origin of this type of dog breeds is still being debated, but the hypothesis that it originated in Germany is becoming more accepted every day. It is believed that the Great Dane was developed as a cross breed between a German Shepherd and a Great Pyrenees. Some time around 900 AD, the name “Great Dane” was used for the first time.
The last type of dog breeds that we will discuss are those which are categorized as non-sporting dog breeds. Non-sporting dog breeds tend to belong to different dog breeds families. For example, members of the toy dog group belong to the toy group of dog breeds while cocker spaniels belong to the cervicogeniture group of dog breeds. Cocker Spaniels are great companions for children, yet they are not allowed to compete in national canine competitions because of their excessive barking. On the other hand, the Great Pyrenees belong to the ornamental group of non-sporting dog breeds.
So, now you know what some of the most common dog breeds are and what their respective common ancestors used to be. We also discussed about the differences between the common dog breeds and the types that are most often used in dog shows. Now that you know all about these dog breeds, you may now decide whether you want to own a dog from any of them. Well, you may want to start with the Tibetan Mastiff, one of the most famous and popular types of dog breeds in the world today.
The Tibetan Mastiff has always been a companion for men. It is strong and brave and it can even take care of small animals such as goats and chickens. If it is bred with proper intentions, it can become very affectionate and friendly. This type of dog breeds are most often used as watchdogs. However, with careful selective breeding, they can also be very affectionate towards children and grandchildren.
Other types of dog breeds that are commonly used as herding dogs include Border Collie, Doberman Pincher, Alsatians, Anatolian Shepherd, Bichon Frise, Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever, Miniature Pinscher, Standard Schnauzer and Yorkshire Terrier among many others. All these breeds are herding types and have been bred to be very effective herding dogs. They love to herd animals and they can even become very dedicated to their tasks if they are bred properly. However, some of them may have problems when it comes to herding, as they have a tendency to become over protective of their owners and get overly excited at the sight of anything that resembles danger for their own safety. They are also very suspicious of other people who seem to be herding animals.
Nowadays, many dog breeds are being bred specifically as watchdogs because of their temperament and keen sense of smell. Many police forces have also chosen to breed dogs to have more power to attack and protect their bases so they do not get tired and worn out quickly. Whether you want a toy breed of dog or one that will protect its master 24 hours a day, there are breed of dogs available that will suit your needs and lifestyle.