Types of Dogs

The most popular dogs in America are Labrador Retriever, German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, Beagle, Bulldog, Yorkshire Terrier, Poodlee, Rottweiler, and Dachshund.Related image

Most breeds of dog are a few hundred years old, dogs have developed into hundreds of varied breeds. While all dogs are genetically similar, natural selection and selective breeding have reinforced certain characteristics in certain populations of dogs, giving rise to dog types and dog breeds. Dog types are broad categories based on function, genetics, or characteristics. Dog breeds are groups of animals that possess a set of inherited characteristics that distinguishes them from other animals within the same species. Purebred dogs of one breed are genetically distinguishable from purebred dogs of other breeds, but the means by which kennel clubs classify dogs is unsystematic.