The annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will take place in New York City on February 15 and 16 this year.
As with every other year, this year’s show will feature dogs from diverse categories of breeds, and encompass all seven general dog groups: the Sporting, Non-Sporting, Herding, Toy, Hound, Working, and Terrier groups.
Throughout the two-day show, dogs will compete in skills of showmanshipand obedience.
In anticipation of the events, we take a look at the seven different dog groups in an exclusive guide below.
By consulting the American Kennel Club the same organization that recognized the world’s most unique dog breeds we explore the origins of each group and how the particular breeds have come to build their unique reputations, and also identify some of the rarer breeds that you might not be so familiar with.
Scroll on to read more about each of the seven different dog groups in the canine kingdom, and let us know what you think in the comments below!
Group #1: Terriers
Group #2: Sporting
Group #3: Non-Sporting
Group #4: Hounds
Group #5: Working
Group #6: Herding
Group #7: Toys