What differentiates all the different dog classifications? terrier hound spitz pointer sheppard retr
Asked: What differentiates all the different dog classifications? terrier hound spitz pointer sheppard retr
If you mean groups – they are sporting, hound, working, terrier, toy, non sporting and herding.
They're all pretty self-explanatory.All the breeds in the herding group were bred to herd, the sorting dogs to retrieve or point or flush game, hounds hunt either by scent or sight, working dogs have a variety of jobs, terriers are earth dogs, toys are very small companion dogs and the non-sporting group are basically dogs who don't fit anywhere else.
It depends on who is doing the classifying!
The AKC divides dogs into 7 groups:
But certainly that doesn't classify them all! Even just the "hound" group can easily be divided into sighthound and scenthound classifications.
The FCI (international registry) divides dogs into eight broad categories:
Sheepdogs and Cattle Dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs)
Pinscher and Schnauzer – Molossoid Breeds – Swiss Mountain and Cattle Dogs
Spitz and Primitive Types
Scenthounds and related breeds
Retrievers – Flushing Dogs – Water Dogs
Companion and Toy Dogs
And further divides within those broad groups.
The breakdown between groups is rather subjective and is a mixture of the history and function of a breed – and there are lots of breeds that muddy the lines. The American Pit Bull Terrier has ancestry in both the mastiff and terrier families, but doesn't really fit the prototype in form or function for either – they are usually classified as a terrier but they certainly don't have much in common with a Bedlington or Dandie Dinmont or Cairn. The Poodle used to be classified as a continental gundog – their history and original function was certainly that of a waterfowl retriever and gundog – but is now classed as a companion dog.
no such thing as a "mini"
she may just be small..dogs are not made with cookie cutters.Some individuals may be smaller or bigger than what the breed is suppossed to be.. it happens sometimes.
Goldens are not reallyhuge dogs..AKC standard states that females are 21 1/2 – 22 1/2 inches at the shoulder..thats under 2 feet at the shoulder.
he could just be a petite golden. I have a siberian husky and everyone tells me she looks small for her breed. she is 50 lbs which is average for a female, but she does look smaller then most huskies haha
at a year old your dog should be full grown, but i guess it just depends on the dog, nothing wrong with a small golden
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