There are seven groups of dog breeds based on what their original "jobs" were, like herding, hunting, hounds, or toy dogs.
The dogs in the Sporting Group are used by hunters to find, flush, catch, or bring back game birds. They are pets that are active and aware.
Hound Group, which is made up of dogs that were bred to hunt warm-blooded prey by using their sense of smell or speed.
The Toy Group is made up of popular small dog breeds with big personalities, like Chihuahuas, pugs, and Yorkshire terriers.
The Non-Sporting Group is for dogs that don't belong in any of the other groups. From poodles to Dalmatians, each dog is different in its own way.
In the past, dogs in the Working Group were used to guard, save people, pull sleds, and do other jobs. They make good pets
The Herding Group has 30 breeds that were originally bred to gather, herd, and protect livestock. These dogs are easy to train, smart, and loyal.
Terrier dogs came from the British Isles, where they were used to hunt small animals, protect homes, and kill pests.