Working Dog Breeds – Characteristics & Purpose

Working dog breeds are intelligent, powerful, observant, and alert, and they pick things up quickly. They are excellent in jobs like property guarding, pulling sleds, and conducting water rescues because they were developed to help people.

This group includes, to name a few, Doberman Pinschers, Siberian Huskies, Rottweilers, and Great Danes. They make fantastic companions, but potential owners must understand how to teach and socialize a dog because they are big and instinctively protective. The Working Group contains breeds that may not be suitable for novice dog owners.

Many kennel clubs categorize different pedigree dog breeds into a “working group” or “working dogs group” when they compete in conformation competitions, though the breeds that are thus categorised vary from kennel club to kennel club.

The Kennel Club classifies breeds including the Mastiff, Pinscher, sled dogs, particular livestock guardian dogs, and several others in their Working Group.

The Working Group of the American Kennel Club and the Canadian Kennel Club are largely similar to those of the Kennel Club, with the exception that they also contain all full-sized spitz breeds (rather than only sled dog varieties) and all livestock guardian dog breeds recognized by the societies.

Herding dog breeds and specific livestock guardian dog breeds are included in the Working Groups of both the New Zealand Kennel Club and the Australian National Kennel Council. The Fédération Cynologique Internationale has no Working group.

 

Complete list of Working Group of dog breeds:

WORKING GROUP BREED MAGAZINES

working dog
Akita
working dog
Alaskan Malamute
working dog
Anatolian Shepherd
working dog
Bullmastiff
AKC GCHB CH Russian Bears One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest, TT, SD, CGC
Black Russian Terrier
working dog
Bernese Mountain Dog
working dog
Boxer
Boerboel
Boerboel
working dog
Chinook
working dog
Cane Corso
working dog
Dogue De Bordeaux
working dog
Doberman Pinscher
working dog
German Pinscher
working dog
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
working dog
Giant Schnauzer
Great Pyrenees
Great Pyrenees
working dog
Great Dane
working dog
Kuvasz
working dog
Komondor
working dog
Leonberger
working dog
Mastiff
working dog
Newfoundland
working dog
Neapolitan Mastiff
working dog
Portuguese Water Dog
working dog
Rottweiler
working dog
Standard Schnauzer
working dog
Samoyed
working dog
Saint Bernard
working dog
Siberian Husky
working dog
Tibetan Mastiff