Dogs always seemed to come and go – and for every breed that died out there was surely a score of new types coming in. Breed catalogues lengthened decade by decade. Of classification proper the Romans were first to produce a serious effort: their list was of six recognized groups. Then the old Brythonic laws took the lists a stage further, and by Elizabethan times there were at least a score of defined breeds well above the degree of common cur.

Sporting Dogs

Hungarian Vizsla

Kooikerhondje dog

Munsterlander

Drentse Partrijshond

Golden Retriever

Wire-haired Pointing Griffon

Hounds

Beagle

Working and utility dogs

Akita

Alentejo Herder

Anatolian Sheepdog – Karabash

Appenzell Mountain Dog

Armant

Australian Cattle Dog

Australian Shepherd

Bergamaschi Herder

Bernese

Border Collie

Bouvier des Ardennes

Bouvier de Flandres

Brazilian Fila

Bulldog

Bullmastiff

Canaan

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Catalonian Sheepdog

Castro Laboreiro

Dutch Shepherd Dog

Dobermann

Dogue de Bordeaux

Entlebuch Mountain Dog

Estrela Mountain Dog

French Bulldog

German Shepherd Dog

Great Swiss Mountain Dog

Hovawart

Kelpie

Komondor

Kuvasz

Leonberger

Maremma

Mudi

Old English Sheepdog

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Puli

Pumi Kutya

Rottweiler

Rumanian Sheepdog

Saint Bernard

Schapendoes

Serra de Aires

Shih Tzu

Terriers

American Staffordshire Terrier

Boston Terrier

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