Breed Group in the Spotlight: Working Dogs

Over the centuries these dogs were selectively bred to become guard dogs and search and rescue dogs. Arguably, the working group consists of some of the most heroic canines in the world, aiding humans in many walks of life, including the Boxer, Great Dane and St. Bernard. This group consists of the real specialists in their field who excel in their line of work.

Famous Working dogs

President Obama’s Portugese Water Dog Bo, though the First Dog is more partial to romps on the Whitehouse lawn than working!

Meet the breeds

Working dogs will be shown on Thursday 6th March at Crufts. If you want to find out more about getting one of the working dog breeds, head to the Discover Dogs area at Crufts to meet all the breeds and talk to breeders and breed clubs for advice and information.

Popular breeds

The Boxer was the most registered Working dog breed with the Kennel Club in 2012/2013, with Dogue de Bordeaux, Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malumutes also being popular.