The dog breeds represent different characteristics and behaviors of dogs. There are three chief groups of breeds and their names represent these groups. The first group consists of the four standard breeds and their breeds are known as the British Shorthair, the Fox Terrier, the Pug and the Yorkshire Terrier. The second group includes the fourteen pure breds, called the American Kennel Club registered breeds. The last group consists of breeds that belong to the American Society of Orthopedic Dog Trainers, and the names of these breeds are the American Kennel Club registered Staffordshire Terrier, the English Fox Terrier, the English Toy Fox Terrier, the Yorkie, the American Staffordshire Terrier and the Yorkie. Each of these breeds has a unique genetic makeup, which makes each breed unique. Although the three main groups are similar in many ways, each one has its own Dog Breeds distinct characteristics.

Dogs belonging to the second group, the purebreds are more pure in their appearance and personality. Their appearance is different from that of other dog breeds and they generally have straight and narrow faces, long ears, short bodies, light colored coats and short legs. Some of the purebreds have short, medium or long tails, but these are not the normal breed standard. Some of them are prone to develop hip dysplasia and other common problems that affect the hips of dogs. All the purebreds are beautiful dogs and the best thing about them is that they can be trained easily.
The third group of dog breeds is the American Kennel Club registered or the AKC registered breeds. These are the oldest dog breeds, but today they are considered as the most advanced and elegant breeds. They have wide bone structure, deep chests and deep voice. The American Kennel Club registered breeds are the Irish Setter, the Yorkie, the Staffordshire Terrier and the Golden Retriever. The AKC registered breeds are the American Staffordshire Terrier, the American Kennel Club registered Yorkshire Terrier, the Yorkie and the Boston Terrier. The AKC registered breeds are much more expensive than the pure breeds. So it is advisable that you go with the AKC registered breed when looking for a dog for your pet.

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