Non-Sporting Group

Non-Sporting dogs are made up of a diverse group of breeds with varying sizes, coats, personalities and overall appearance. They come from a wide variety of backgrounds so it is hard to generalize about this group of dogs. From the sturdy Chow Chow, to the compact French Bulldog and the foxlike Keeshond, the differences in features can be vast. Most are good watchdogs and housedogs. Other breeds in this group are the ever-popular Dalmatian, Poodle and Lhasa Apso, and the less common Schipperke and Tibetan Spaniel.

Sturdy and Resilient Bichon Frise

When asked to write an article discussing the Bichon Frise, I thought to myself, “What ...

Judging the Chow Chow

Article contributed by: Love Banghart We all agree that when judging any breed, the ...

The Sport of the Non-Sporting Group

This month our editors reached out to AKC Non-Sporting Group Judges to share their ...

Non-Sporting Group by David Miller

The Non-Sporting Group challenges the judge to center upon many breed-specific attributes that cross ...

The amiable Keeshond

Contributed by Joanne Reed, Windrift Keeshond I am writing this article to help judges new ...

Well-balanced, short-coupled Kees

Handy Tip To Know #1 Also, pause and ask yourself, “Which of these dogs ...

French Bulldog: You’re gonna be popular!

By Gus Sinibaldi Picture Westminster 1896, the first year that the French Bulldog was ...

Small dogs with enormous heart

That cute dog romping with great “Joy de Vive” around the Non-Sporting ring in ...