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What was the working group bred for?

What are their main characteristics? (IFSB)

Guarding property
Pulling sleds
Performing water rescues

Intelligent
Fast learners
Strong
Big

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What are the sub-categories of the working group? (NNGDM + A)

Non-herding
Mastiffs
Guard dogs
Draft/rescue dogs
Nordic dogs- spitz:sled dogs

Akita

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Non-herding (guardians of the flock) (GABK)

Bred to guard flock

Independent
Guarding
Aloof to strangers
Bonds to family
Barkers at night - sound they are on duty

Great Pyrenees
Anatolian Shepherd
Boerboel
Kuvasz

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Mastiffs

Bred for
fighting, guarding, hunting, carting

Very large (100lbs +)
dominant, territorial, fear aggressive, shy, powerful, overprotective, possessive

Mastiff
Bullmastiff,
Neapolitan Mastiff
Great Dane


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Guard Dogs

Bred to guard and be aggressive in presence of a threat.

Alert, confident, barkers, barrier frustration, aggressive, strong willed, sure of themselves, mentally strong, physically powerful

- need early training they are physically and mentally strong

Rottweiler
Doberman Pincher
Standard Schnauzer
Giant Schnauzer

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Draft/ rescue (gentle giants)

Bred to pull carts, save people from drowning

Strong, gentle, trainable, laid back, pliable, willing to please

Saint Bernard
Bernese Mountain Dog
Great Swiss mountain dog
Newfoundland
Portuguese Water Dog

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Nordic dogs - Spitz: Sled dogs

Bred to pull sleds
Also to hunt, herd and guard

Athletic, love to pull and run, independent, easily distracted, aloof with strangers, vocal/howlers
Need to problem solve, mental stimulation

- spitz wolf like appearance with tail erect and curled over back, erect ears, square build

Siberian Husky,
Alaskan Malamute
Samoyed
Chinook

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Akita - descendant from Nordic dogs

Bred for fighting, hunting large game, guarding

Intelligent
Aggressive
Reactive
Powerful
Independent

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Sporting group and sub-classes

Bred for hunting and other field activities

Active
Alert
Energetic

Make well rounded companions

Pointers
Setters
Spaniels
Retrievers

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Retrievers

Bred for hunting

Physically tough
Happy
Friendly to strangers and children
Social
Mouthy
Active

Not touch or noise sensitive so they are good around children

Chessie's tend to be more aggressive

Golden retriever
Labrador retriever
Chesapeake Bay retriever
Flat coated retriever
Curly coated retriever

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Spaniels

Bred for hunting

Willing to please
Friendly
Love everyone even kids and strangers

Some spaniels (American cocker, English Springer) are over bred creating aggressive unsound dogs

Cocker Spaniel
Springer spaniel
English Spaniel
American water spaniel
Field spaniel

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Pointers

Bred for running long distances in hunting

Great endurance
Need a great deal of exercise
Hyper
Physically tough
Aloof

vizsla
Brittany
Pointer
German shorthair pointer
German wire haired pointer

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Setter

Bred for hunting

Laid back
Sensitive
Willing to please

Need more grooming

English Setter
Irish Setter
Irish red and white Setter
Gordon Setter

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Hound Group and sub-classes

Used for hunting

Scent hounds
Sight hounds

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Scent hounds

Live by their nose
Hard to control on they are on the trail

Love to eat
Hard to housebreak
Friendly toward strangers

Tend to be garbage stealers

beagle
English foxhound
American English coonhound
Red Bone coonhound
Blue tick coonhound
Tree walker coonhound

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Sight Hounds

Visually stimulated
Loves to chase
Handler sensitive

Low body fat and short coat. Needs soft spot to lie on

Greyhound
whippet
Basenji
Saluki
Borzoi
Pharaoh Hound

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Terrier group and sub-classes

Bred to hunt and kill vermin

Little tolerance for other dogs
Feisty
High energy
High prey drive
Barkers
Low shedding

Terriers, bully breeds

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Terriers

Fearless
Never back away from a fight
Predatory
Diggers
Barkers
Dog aggressive
Dominant

Low shedding

Rat terrier
Carin terrier
Smooth Fox Terrier
Wire Fox Terrier

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Bully breeds

Bred for dog fighting, baiting

Powerful
Gentle towards children
Dog aggressive

Bull terrier,
Pit Bull
American Bulldog
English Bulldog
French Bulldog

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Non-sporting

Diverse group
Different personalities, appearances, sizes, coats and visage.

Eg chow chow, Keeshond, Lhasa Apso, shiba Ainu, Dalmatian

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Herding Group

Bred to herd livestock

Intelligent
Needs plenty of exercise and mental stimulation
Chasing tendencies
Active
Barkers
Highly trainable

Australian Shepherd,
Belgian Malinois,
Border Collie,
Collie,
German Shepherd

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Toy Group

Diverse group
Bred down from other breeds
Eg Miniature Pincher = Doberman
Bred for entertainment and companionship.
Intelligent, hard to housebreaker, easily spoiled= behavior issues.

Ideal apartment dogs, lap warmers

Eg Chihuahua,
Italian Greyhound,
Miniature Pincher,
Pomeranian - descendent of Nordic dogs
Shih Tzu

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What are the 7 categories of dog breeds?

Toy
Terrier
Herding
Hound
Sporting
Non-sporting
Working

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What group does the poodle belong to?

Retriever

25

Which retriever has more aggressive tendencies?

Chessie
Chesapeake Bay Retriever

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Which group is a Pomeranian descendant of?

Nordic/sled dog

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Difficult to find breeds

- not bred to standards

Doberman
German shepherd
Golden retriever
Labrador retriever

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Low maintenance dogs

- coat type/easy care

English cocker
French bulldog
Greyhound
Pug
Standard poodle
Whippet

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Active dogs

- high energy. Need to run

Boxer
Golden retriever
Border Collie
Belgian Malinois
Husky
Visla

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Good city dogs

Basset hound
Boston terrier
Corgi
Chihuahua
Yorkie
Maltese

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Low shedding

Bichon
Poodles
Doodles
Schnauzer (miniature & standard)
Wheaten terrier
West Highland terriers

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Watchdogs

Bark when someone comes on property

Min Pin
Pomeranian
Sheltie
Pyrenees

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Not recommended for everyone

Pit bull
Akita
Belgian Malinois
Aussie
Sharpei
Chow
Dalmatian
Rottweiler