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Dog Breeds


On this page you'll find lists of breeds that will feature on each day during this year's Crufts. Click on each breed to learn more about it.


Day 1 featured breeds: Toy & Utility

Toy Breeds

The Toy breeds are small companion or lap dogs. Many of the Toy breeds were bred for this capacity although some have been placed into this category simply due to their size. They should have friendly personalities and love attention. They do not need a large amount of exercise and some can be finicky eaters.

Affenpinscher Australian Silky Terrier
Bichon Frise  Bolognese 
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel  Chihuahua (Long Coat)
Chihuahua (Smooth Coat) Chinese Crested 
Coton De Tulear English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) 
Griffon Bruxellois  Havanese 
Italian Greyhound Japanese Chin 
King Charles Spaniel  Lowchen (Little Lion Dog) 
Maltese Miniature Pinscher
Papillon Pekingese
Pomeranian  Pug
Russian Toy  Yorkshire Terrier 


Utility Breeds

This group consists of miscellaneous breeds of dog mainly of a non-sporting origin, including the Bulldog, Dalmatian, Akita and Poodle. The name ‘Utility’ essentially means fitness for a purpose and this group consists of an extremely mixed and varied bunch, most breeds having been selectively bred to perform a specific function not included in the sporting and working categories. Some of the breeds listed in the group are the oldest documented breeds of dog in the world.

Akita Boston Terrier
Bulldog Canaan Dog
Chow Chow  Dalmatian
Eurasier French Bulldog
German Spitz (Klein) German Spitz (Mittel) 
Japanese Akita Inu  Japanese Shiba Inu 
Japanese Spitz Keeshond
Kooikerhondje Korean Jindo 
Lhasa Apso Mexican Hairless (Intermediate) 
Mexican Hairless (Miniature)  Mexican Hairless (Standard)


Day 2 featured breeds: Gundog

Gundog Breeds

These dogs were originally trained to find live game and/or to retrieve game that had been shot and wounded. This group is divided into four categories - Retrievers, Spaniels, Hunt/Point/Retrieve, Pointers and Setters - although many of the breeds are capable of doing the same work as the other sub-groups. They make good companions, their temperament making them ideal all-round family dogs.

Barbet Bracco Italiano
Braque D'Auvergne Brittany
English Setter  German Longhaired Pointer 
German Shorthaired Pointer  German Wirehaired Pointer 
Gordon Setter Hungarian Vizsla
Hungarian Wire Haired Vizsla Irish Red & White Setter
Irish Setter Italian Spinone
Korthals Griffon Lagotto Romagnolo
Large Munsterlander Pointer
Portuguese Pointer Retriever (Chesapeake Bay)
Retriever (Curly Coated) Retriever (Flat Coated)
Retriever (Golden) Retriever (Labrador)
Retriever (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling) Slovakian Rough Haired Pointer
Small Munsterlander Spaniel (American Cocker)
Spaniel (American Water) Spaniel (Clumber)
Spaniel (Cocker) Spaniel (English Springer)
Spaniel (Field) Spaniel (Irish Water)
Spaniel (Sussex) Spaniel (Welsh Springer)
Spanish Water Dog Weimaraner

Day 3 featured breeds: Working & Pastoral Breeds

Working Breeds

Over the centuries these dogs were selectively bred to become guards 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.

Alaskan Malamute Bernese Mountain Dog
Bouvier Des Flandres Boxer
Bullmastiff Canadian Eskimo Dog
Dobermann Dogue de Bordeaux
Entlebucher Mountain Dog German Pinscher
Giant Schnauzer Great Dane
Great Swiss Mountain Dog  Greenland Dog
Hovawart Leonberger
Mastiff Neapolitan Mastiff
Newfoundland Portuguese Water Dog
Pyrenean Mastiff Rottweiler
Russian Black Terrier Siberian Husky
St. Bernard Tibetan Mastiff

Pastoral Breeds

The Pastoral Group consists of herding dogs that are associated with working cattle, sheep, reindeer and other cloven footed animals. Usually this type of dog has a weatherproof double coat to protect it from the elements when working in severe conditions. Breeds such as the Collie family, Old English Sheepdogs and Samoyeds who have been herding reindeer for centuries are but a few included in this group.

Anatolian Shepherd Dog Australian Cattle Dog
Australian Shepherd Bearded Collie
Beauceron Belgian Shepherd Dog (Groenendael)
Belgian Shepherd Dog (Laekenois) Belgian Shepherd Dog (Malinois)
Belgian Shepherd Dog (Tervueren) Bergamasco
Border Collie Briard
Catalan Sheepdog Collie (Rough)
Collie (Smooth) Estrela Mountain Dog
Finnish Lapphund German Shepherd Dog
Hungarian Kuvasz Hungarian Puli
Hungarian Pumi Komondor
Lancashire Heeler Maremma Sheepdog
Norwegian Buhund Old English Sheepdog
Picardy Sheepdog Polish Lowland Sheepdog
Pyrenean Mountain Dog Pyrenean Sheepdog (Long Haired)
Samoyed Shetland Sheepdog
Swedish Lapphund Swedish Vallhund
Turkish Kangal Dog Welsh Corgi (Cardigan)
Welsh Corgi (Pembroke)  White Swiss Shepherd Dog


Day 4 featured breeds: Terrier & Hound

Terrier Breeds

Dogs originally bred and used for hunting vermin. 'Terrier' comes from the Latin word Terra, meaning earth. This hardy collection of dogs were selectively bred to be extremely brave and tough, and to pursue fox, badger, rat and otter (to name but a few) above and below ground. Dogs of terrier type have been known here since ancient times, and as early as the Middle Ages, these game breeds were portrayed by writers and painters.

Airedale Terrier Australian Terrier
Bedlington Terrier Border Terrier
Bull Terrier Bull Terrier (Miniature)
Cairn Terrier Cesky Terrier
Dandie Dinmont Terrier Fox Terrier (Smooth)
Fox Terrier (Wire) Glen Of Imaal Terrier
Irish Terrier Jack Russell Terrier
Kerry Blue Terrier Lakeland Terrier
Manchester Terrier Norfolk Terrier
Norwich Terrier Parson Russell Terrier
Scottish Terrier Sealyham Terrier
Skye Terrier Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Welsh Terrier
West Highland White Terrier  White English Terrier 

Hound Breeds

These breeds were originally used for hunting either by scent or by sight. The scent hounds include the Beagle and Bloodhound and the sight hounds such breeds as the Whippet and Greyhound. Many of them enjoy a significant amount of exercise and can be described as dignified, aloof but trustworthy companions.

Afghan Hound Azawakh
Basenji Basset Bleu De Gascogne
Basset Fauve De Bretagne Basset Griffon Vendeen (Grand)
Basset Griffon Vendeen (Petit) Basset Hound
Bavarian Mountain Hound Beagle
Black & Tan Coonhound Bloodhound
Borzoi Cirneco Dell'Etna
Dachshund (Long-Haired) Dachshund (Miniature Long-Haired)
Dachshund (Miniature Smooth-Haired) Dachshund (Miniature Wire-Haired)
Dachshund (Smooth-Haired) Dachshund (Wire-Haired)
Deerhound Finnish Spitz
Foxhound Grand Bleu De Gascogne
Greyhound Griffon Fauve De Bretagne
Hamiltonstovare Ibizan Hound
Irish Wolfhound Norwegian Elkhound
Otterhound Pharaoh Hound
Portuguese Podengo Rhodesian Ridgeback
Saluki Segugio Italiano
Sloughi Whippet