National Canine Association

Recognized Breeds

BREED & GROUP ASSIGNMENTS

Breeds and Groups

All purebred dog breeds are assigned to a Group. The eight basic Groups are:

I. SPORTING II. HOUND III. WORKING IV. TERRIER
V. TOY VI. NON-SPORTING VII. HERDING VIII. RARE-BREEDS

The listing of breeds currently assigned to each Group is given in “NCA Recognized Breeds by Group”. The NCA may add to, transfer between Groups or delete from a Group a breed whenever it is appropriate.
Purebred Rescue Dogs are assigned to Group IX, and Mixed Breed Canine Companions are assigned to Group X.

Recognized Breeds By Group

SPORTING GROUP – GROUP I

American Water Spaniel
Boykin Spaniel
Brittany
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Clumber Spaniel
Cocker Spaniel, (ASCOB, Black, Parti-Color)
Curly-Coated Retriever
English Cocker Spaniel
English Setter
English Springer Spaniel
Field Spaniel
Flat-Coated Retriever
German Shorthaired Pointer
German Wirehaired Pointer
Golden Retriever
Gordon Setter
Irish Red and White Setter
Irish Setter
Irish Water Spaniel
Labrador Retriever
Lagotto Romagnolo
Nederlandse Kooikerhondje
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
Pointer
Spinone Italiano
Sussex Spaniel
Vizsla
Weimaraner
Welsh Springer Spaniel
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

HOUND GROUP – GROUP II

Afghan Hound
American English Coonhound
American Foxhound
Azawakh
Basenji
Basset Hound
Beagle (13 in., 15 in.)
Black and Tan Coonhound
Bloodhound
Bluetick Coonhound
Borzoi
Cirneco dell’Etna
Dachshund (Longhaired, Smooth, Wirehaired)
English Foxhound
Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen
Greyhound
Harrier
Ibizan Hound
Irish Wolfhound
Norwegian Elkhound
Otterhound
Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen
Pharaoh Hound
Plott
Portuguese Podengo Pequeno
Redbone Coonhound
Rhodesian Ridgeback
Saluki
Scottish Deerhound
Sloughi
Treeing Walker Coonhound
Whippet

WORKING GROUP – GROUP III

Akita
Alaskan Malamute
Anatolian Shepherd Dog
Bernese Mountain Dog
Black Russian Terrier
Boerboel
Boxer
Bullmastiff
Cane Corso
Chinook
Doberman Pinscher
Dogue de Bordeaux
German Pinscher
Giant Schnauzer
Great Dane
Great Pyrenees
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
Komondor
Kuvasz
Leonberger
Mastiff
Neapolitan Mastiff
Newfoundland
Portuguese Water Dog
Rottweiler
Saint Bernard
Samoyed
Siberian Husky
Standard Schnauzer
Tibetan Mastiff

TERRIER GROUP – GROUP IV

Airedale Terrier
American Hairless Terrier
American Staffordshire Terrier
Australian Terrier
Bedlington Terrier
Border Terrier
Bull Terrier (Colored, White)
Cairn Terrier
Cesky Terrier
Dandie Dinmont Terrier
Glen of Imaal Terrier
Irish Terrier
Kerry Blue Terrier
Lakeland Terrier
Manchester Terrier, Standard
Miniature Bull Terrier
Miniature Schnauzer
Norfolk Terrier
Norwich Terrier
Parsons Russell Terrier
Rat Terrier (Miniature, Standard)
Russell Terrier
Scottish Terrier
Sealyham Terrier
Skye Terrier
Smooth Fox Terrier
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Welsh Terrier
West Highland White Terrier
Wire Fox Terrier

TOY GROUP – GROUP V

Affenpinscher
Brussels Griffon
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Chihuahua (Long Coat, Smooth Coat)
Chinese Crested
English Toy Spaniel (Blenheim & Prince Charles, King Charles & Ruby)
Havanese
Italian Greyhound
Japanese Chin
Maltese
Manchester Terrier, Toy
Miniature Pinscher
Papillon
Pekingese
Pomeranian
Poodle, Toy
Pug
Shih Tzu
Silky Terrier
Toy Fox Terrier
Yorkshire Terrier

NON-SPORTING GROUP – GROUP VI

American Eskimo Dog
Bichon Frise
Boston Terrier
Bulldog
Chinese Shar-Pei
Chow Chow
Coton de Tulear
Dalmatian
Finnish Spitz
French Bulldog
Keeshond
Lhasa Apso
Löwchen
Norwegian Lundehund
Poodle (Miniature, Standard)
Schipperke
Shiba Inu
Tibetan Spaniel
Tibetan Terrier
Xoloitzcuintli (Toy, Miniature, Standard)

HERDING GROUP – GROUP VII

Australian Cattle Dog
Australian Shepherd
Bearded Collie
Beauceron
Belgian Laekenois
Belgian Malinois
Belgian Sheepdog
Belgian Tervuren
Bergamasco Sheepdog
Berger Picard
Border Collie
Bouvier des Flandres
Briard
Canaan Dog
Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Collie (Rough, Smooth)
Entlebucher Mountain Dog
Finnish Lapphund
German Shepherd Dog
Icelandic Sheepdog
Miniature American Shepherd
Norwegian Buhund
Old English Sheepdog
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Polish Lowland Sheepdog
Puli
Pumi
Pyrenean Shepherd
Shetland Sheepdog
Spanish Water Dog
Swedish Vallhund

RARE BREED GROUP – GROUP VIII

Aidi (Atlas Mountain Dog)
Akbash Dog
Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog
Alaskan Klee Kai
Alentejo Mastiff (Rafeiro de Alentejo)
Alpine Drachsbracke
American Bulldog
American Bully
American Leopard Hound
American Pit Bull Terrier
Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie
Appenzeller Sennenhynd
Ariegeois
Australian Kelpie
Australian Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog
Austrian Black and Tan Hound
Austrian Pinscher
Barak
Barbet
Basset Artesien Normand
Basset Bleu De Gascogne
Basset Fauve De Bretagne
Bavarian Mountain Hound
Beagle Harrier
Berger Des Pyrenees
Biewer Terrier
Billy
Black Forest Hound (Slovakian Hound)
Black Mouth Cur
Blue Picardy Spanniel
Bolognese
Bouvier Des Ardennes (Ardennes Cattle Dog)
Bracco Italiano
Braque D’Auvergne
Braque de l’Ariege
Braque Du Bourbonnais
Braque Français (Gascogne, Pyrenees)
Braque Saint Germain
Briquet Griffon Vendeen
Broholmer
Canadian Eskimo Dog
Cao Da Castro Laboreiro
Cao Da Serra Da Estrela
Cao Fila de Sao Miguel
Carolina Dog
Catalonian Sheepdog
Caucasian Shepherd Dog
Central Asian Shepherd
Cesky Fousek
Chart Polski (Polish Greyhound)
Chien d’Artois (Artois Hound)
Chien De Montagne Des Pyrenees
Chien Francais Blanc et Noir (French White and Black Hound)
Chien Francais Tricolore (French Tricolor Hound)
Cimarron Uruguayo
Ciobanesc Romanesc (Carpatin, Mioritic)
Colorado Mountain Dog
Continental Toy Spaniel
Croatian Sheepdog
Czechoslovakian Vlcak (Czechoslovakian Wolfdog)
Danish-Swedish Farmdog
Deutsche Brache (German Hound)
Deutscher Wachtelhund (German Spaniel)
Dogo Argentino
Dogo Canario
Drentse Patrijshond
Drever
Dunker
Dutch Shepherd Dog
Dutch Smoushond
East Siberian Laika
English Coonhound
English Shepherd
Epagnuel Bleu de Picardie
Epagnuel Breton
Epagnuel de Pont-Audemer
Epagnuel Picardy (Picardy Spaniel)
Estrela Mountain Dog
Eurasier
Fila Brasileiro
Finnish Hound
Francais Blanc et Orange (French White and Orange Hound)
French Spaniel
Fresian Water Dog
German Longhaired Pointer
German Rough Haired Pointer
German Spitz
Grand Bleu De Gascogne
Grand Gascon-Saintongeois
Grand Griffon Vendeen
Great Anglo-Francais Tricolor Hound
Great Anglo-Francais White and Black Hound
Great Anglo-Francais White and Orange Hound
Greenland Dog
Griffon Bleu de Gascogne
Griffon Fauve De Bretagne
Griffon Nivernais
Haldenstovare ( Halden Hound)
Hamiltonstovare
Hanoverian Hound
Hellenic Hound
Hokkaido
Hovawart
Hungarian Greyhound (Magyar Agar)
Hungarian Wire-Haired Vizsla
Hygen Hound
Istrian Hound (Coarse-Haired, Short-Haired)
Italian Hound
Jadgterrier
Japanese Akita
Japanese Spitz
Japanese Terrier
Jindo
Kai Ken
Kangal Dog
Karelian Bear Dog
Karst Shepherd Dog
King Shepherd
Kishu Ken
Kromfohrlander
Kyi-Leo
Lancashire Heeler
Landseer
Lapinporokoira (Lapponian Herder)
Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog
Lundehund
Majorca Mastiff
Majorca Shepherd Dog (Ca de Bestiar)
Maremma Sheepdog
Mi-Ki
Montenegrin Mountain Hound
Mountain Cur
Mountain Feist
Mudi
Multi-Colored Poodle
Munsterlander (Large, Small)
New Guinea Singing Dog
Norbottenspets
Norwegian Buhund
Old Danish Pointing Dog
Owczarek Podhalanski
Patterdale Terrier
Perdiguero de Burgos
Perro De Presa Canario
Peruvian Inca Orchid
Petit Bleu De Gascogne
Petit Gascon-Saintongeois
Podenco Ibicenco
Podengo Canario
Poitevin
Polish Hound
Polski Owczarek Nizinny
Porcelaine
Portuguese Podengo
Portuguese Pointer
Portuguese Sheepdog
Posavaz Hound
Prague Ratter
Pudelpointer
Pyrenean Mastiff
Russian-European Laika
Russian Toy
Russian Tsvetnaya Bolonka
Saarloos Wolfdog
Sarplaninac
Schapendoes
Schiller Hound
Segugio Italiano
Seidenspitz
Serbian Hound
Serbian Tricolor Hound
Shikoku
Shiloh Shepherd
Silken Windhound
Slovensky Cuvac
Slovensky Kopov
Slovakian Hound
Slovakian Wirehaired Pointer
Smaland Hound
Small Swiss Hound
South Russian Shepherd Dog
Spanish Greyhound
Spanish Hound
Spanish Mastiff
Spanish Water Dog
Sporting Lucas Terrier
Stabyhoun
Stevens’ Cur
Styrian Coarse Haired Hound
Swedish Elkhound
Swedish Lapphund
Swiss Hound
Taiwan Dog
Taigan
Tamaskan Dog
Tatra Shepherd Dog
Teddy Roosevelt Terrier
Thai Ridgeback
Tornjak
Tosa
Toy Australian Shepherd
Transylvania Hound
Treeing Cur
Treeing Feist
Treeing Tennessee Brindle
Tyrolean Hound
Volpino Italiano
Welsh Hound
Westphalian Dachsbrache
West Siberian Laika
White German Shepherd
White Shepherd
White Swiss Shepherd Dog (Berger Blanc Swiss)
Wire-Haired Vizsla
Working Kelpie
Yakutian Laika

PUREBRED RESCUE DOGS – GROUP IX

MIXED BREED CANINE COMPANION DOGS – GROUP X