The American Kennel Club recognizes more than 190 breeds across seven groups. While everyone knows favorites like the Golden Retriever and Dachshund, others like the Dogo Argentino and Komondor aren’t quite as ubiquitous.
How Well Do You Know the Working Group?
Working Group dogs were bred to assist farmers and other laborers with tasks like herding, pulling heavy loads, and protecting the flock. How well do you know the dogs of the Working Group? Take our quiz to find out:
Working Group Breed Guides
Want to know more about the strong, dependable dogs of the Working Group? Check out our detailed breed guides for care tips, history, and characteristics of each unique type of dog:
- Akita: This Japanese breed was first bred to hunt prey like deer and wild boar. Now they’re a beloved companion to families around the globe.
- Bernese Mountain Dog: Hailing from the Swiss Alps, these dogs are as affectionate and protective as they are imposing.
- Cane Corso: This dog’s name translates to “Guardian Dog” and it certainly earns the title, serving as a loyal companion and guardian.
- Doberman Pinscher: Despite their intimidating appearance, the stately Doberman Pinscher is regarded as a loving family pet.
- Great Dane: The huge Great Dane is an instantly-recognizable breed, providing the inspiration for famous dogs like Scooby-Doo and Marmaduke.
- Great Pyrenees: Bred to protect its flock from predators, the Great Pyrenees is still a protective and loyal addition to any family.
- Newfoundland: Imposing but gentle, the Newfoundland is effective as both a guard and search and rescue dog.
- Rottweiler: Developed as a herding dog during the Roman Empire, the Rottweiler is most recognized today as both an aid to military and law enforcement officials.
- Samoyed: Known for their distinctive grin and fluffy appearance, the Samoyed was bred to pull sleds and herd reindeer in harsh Siberian weather.
- Siberian Husky: The most recognizable sled dogs, the Siberian Husky are a strong, beautiful breed and a great companion in any weather.
- Tibetan Mastiff: The ancient Tibetan Mastiff may be an ancestor to a number of other well-known herding breeds.