Dog Breeds NOT AKC Approved

There are many dog breeds NOT AKC approved, that are on this list for a reason. Some of these dogs do not have a national dog club. Others may not have a set breed standard.

Whatever the reason, many of the breeds on this list are moving towards becoming an official AKC breed.

American English Coonhound

Cesky Terrier

Chinook

Entlebucher Mountain Dog

Finnish Lapphund

Norwegian Lundehund

Rat Terrier

Russell Terrier

Treeing Walker Coonhound

Xoloitzcuintli

Appenzeller Sennenhunde

Argentine Dogo

Azawakh

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Central Asian Shepherd Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
Breeds Not AKC Approved

Most Central Asian Shepherd dogs live in Russia, where is originated from. Many claim it is the number one breed there. …

Caucasian Ovcharka Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
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The Caucasian Ovcharka dog is from eastern Europe. Originating from parts of Armenia, Turkey, and Afghanistan. It is a large …

Catahoula Leopard Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
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The Catahoula Leopard dog is the state dog of Louisiana. Believed to be the oldest breed in North American, this breeds has …

Bracco Italiano Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
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The Bracco Italiano dog is an Italian breed that is primarily used as a gun dog. It is a very rare breed in Italy, and a …

Chinook Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
Breeds Not AKC Approved

The Chinook dog is a sled dog developed in the Northeastern United States. It was developed from Mastiffs. It has a good …

Cirneco dell'Etna Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
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The Cirneco dell'Etna dog is a small dog breed from Sicily. This dog was utilized in the past to hunt rabbits and can also …

Coton de Tulear Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
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The Coton de Tulear dog is popular for its small size, cottony soft hair, and minimal shedding properties. Originally from …

Czechoslovakian Vlcak Dog Breed Profile 
Breeds Not AKC Approved

The Czechoslovakian Vlcak dog (or wolfdog) was designed to help with boundary patrol in Czechoslovakia but later was also …

Drentsche Patrijshond Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
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The Drentsche Patrijshond dog (commonly referred to as Drent) is an outstanding pointer and retriever. This dog is frequently …

Bolognese Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
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The Bolognese dog is a small dog resembling a Bichon Frise. Originally from Italy, it is a normally small white companion …

Boerboel Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
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The Boerboel dog is a large mastiff dog breed that was developed in South Africa. The term "Boerboel" comes from "boer", the …

Berger Picard Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
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The Berger Picard dog is a ancient French dog breed used for herding sheep. A very intelligent dog, they make a great pet …

Bergamasco Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
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The Bergamasco Sheepdog is an old breed that is no less than 2,000 years of age. The family history of Bergamasco disseminate …

Belgian Laekenois Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
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The Belgian Laekenois is a dog breed often referred to as the Belgian Shepherd Dog. this dog is closely related to the Malinois, …

Barbet Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
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The Barbet dog is a medium-sized French water dog breed. It is classified by Group 8 (flushing dogs. retrievers, water dogs) …

Azawakh Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
Breeds Not AKC Approved

The Azawakh dog is a sight hound from Africa. It serves as a status symbol for people of the southern Sahara. It is also …

Argentine Dogo Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
Breeds Not AKC Approved

The Argentine Dogo (or Argentinian Mastiff) was originally bred from the Cordoban Fighting Dog. This dog is primarily used …

Appenzeller Sennenhunde Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
Breeds Not AKC Approved

The Appenzeller Sennenhunde dog comes to us from the Swiss Alps. It is a medium sized dog closely related to the other Swiss …

American English Coonhound Dog Breed Profile Not rated yet
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The American English Coonhound, is also known as the Redtick Coonhound. One of the few dog breeds that is originally from …