How many original dog breeds are there?

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As in a 2004 study that found 9 "ancient breeds" to be genetically divergent, the study found 13 breeds that were genetically divergent from the modern breeds: the Basenji, Saluki, Afghan hound, Samoyed, Canaan dog, New Guinea singing dog, dingo, Chow Chow, Chinese Shar Pei, Akita, Alaskan malamute, Siberian husky and

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31 types

List of Terrier Breeds. How many types of terriers are there? The AKC recognizes 31 types, which fall into the toy, small and medium-size dog categories. Historically — and we are talking way back in the 18th century — terrier dogs were bred and trained to be hunters.
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The following list contains 8 of the oldest dog breeds in the world, all of which remain as popular pets with today's people.

  • Chow Chow. Year: Circa 150 – 200 B.C.
  • Chinese Shar Pei. Year: Circa 206 B.C.
  • Saluki. Year: Circa 329 B.C.
  • Samoyed. Year: 1000 B.C.
  • Alaskan Malamute.
  • Afghan Hound.
  • Basenji.
  • Akita Inu.
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The following list contains 8 of the oldest dog breeds in the world, all of which remain as popular pets with today's people.

  • Chow Chow. Year: Circa 150 – 200 B.C.
  • Chinese Shar Pei. Year: Circa 206 B.C.
  • Saluki. Year: Circa 329 B.C.
  • Samoyed. Year: 1000 B.C.
  • Alaskan Malamute.
  • Afghan Hound.
  • Basenji.
  • Akita Inu.
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197 dog breeds

The AKC currently registers 197 dog breeds. The chart below lists all AKC recognized breeds and the year they first became registrable with the AKC.
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There are about 340 breeds recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI), the world governing body of dog breeds, sometimes known as the World Canine Organization.

But the standards for breed recognition vary from country to country – the American Kennel Club currently recognizes only 167 breeds.

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Some people view the mastiffs as one breed, but in reality there are over 14 different individual breeds within the mastiff family.

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The AKC lists 30 types of terriers, and the UKC lists 44! Terriers dog breeds vary in size and characteristics, but they are known for their active, distinct personalities and wiry coats.

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