Breed Group by WKU / PKU

GROUP TWO – Working Dogs

working dog type of dog that is not merely a pet but learns and performs tasks to assist and/or entertain its human companions, or a breed of such origin

GROUP 2 -Working Dogs

The Shepherd Dog Group include dogs that are one of the oldest groups that were first used when ancient people began keeping livestock. 

GROUP 2 -Working Dogs

working dog  type of dog that is not merely a pet but learns and performs tasks to assist and/or entertain its human companions, or a breed of such origin

2.01 Dogo Argentino

2.02 Austrian pinscher

2.03 English mastiff

2.04 Scott American Bulldog

2.05 Johnson American Bulldog

2.06 American Akita

2.07 Alaskan Malamute

2.08 Akita inu

2.09 Dogue de Bordeaux

2.10 German Boxer

2.11 Boerboel Boers Bulldog

2.12 Bullmastiff

2.13 Dutch Smoushound

 

2.14 Broholmer

2.15 Dobermann Pinscher

2.16 Evrazir

2.17 Spanish mastiff

2.18 Mallorquin Dam Dog

2.19 Cane Corso

2.21 Presa Canario

2.22 Leonberger

2.23 Landseer

2.24 The Moscow watchdog

2.25 Mittelschnauzer

2.26 Neapolitan Mastiff

2.27 Dog German

2.28 German Pinscher

2.29 Newfoundland

2.30 Mastin of the Pyrenees

2.31 Giant Schnauzer

2.32 Rottweiler

2.33 Samoyed

2.34 Siberian husky

2.35 St.Bernhardshund

2.36 Tibetian Mastiff

2.37 Tosa Inu

2.38 Fila Brazileiro

2.39 Canaan Dog

2.40 Hovawart

2.41 Zwergschnauzer

2.42 Yakut Laika

2.43 Pakistani Bully Kuta (Pakistan Mastiff)

Group Two –

Working Dogs

Working dogs are dog suitable by size, breeding, or training for useful work (such as draft or herding) especially as distinguished from one suitable primarily for pet, show, or sporting use.

A diverse group skilled in a number of disciplines, most working breeds are robust, intelligent and headstrong, often unsuitable for novice owners. Made up of guardians of livestock and property, police dogs, sled dogs and rescue dogs, these workers come in all shapes and sizes, from the standard schnauzer to the Great Dane. But for the most part, these are large, powerful dogs.

The Akita (Japan), the Komondor (Hungary), the Portuguese water dog, the Newfoundland, the Saint Bernard (Switzerland), the Alaskan Malamute, the Bernese Mountain dog (Switzerland) and many more make this group a veritable United Nations of dogs. Without the right training, some working dogs can be difficult to handle, even dangerous. Very bright and rather determined breeds such as Rottweilers, Dobermans and Akitas have become extremely popular, even trendy. Motivated by rising inner-city crime rates and by the rather twisted notion that owning a powerful dog somehow enhances one’s social standing, all too many people have invested a lot of money in acquiring one of these dogs, but sometimes nothing can convince some of these dogs that not all strangers, especially children, pose a threat.

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