Non-Sporting Dog Breeds

There are 17 different breeds that make up the non-sporting group of dogs. These breeds are unique and vary greatly in size and temperament.

The tips in this section can help you understand these breeds. You'll find information about several of these dogs including the Dalmation, Keeshond, Poodle, and Chow Chow.

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   American Eskimo
The American Eskimo, displaying great strength and endurance has been utilized for sledding as well as seal, bear and ox hunting. He is very good natured and intelligent.

   Chow Chow
Of Chinese descent, the Chow Chow was once used for guarding and hunting. Devoted and weary of strangers, he is now primarily used as a pet or guard dog.

Unusual and distinctive, the Dalmatian is one of the most-loved breeds ever. He is versatile, friendly, and very loyal, making him a favorite companion.

   French Bulldog
The French Bulldog is known for his bat-like ears. He is adaptable, well behaved and affectionate, making him an ideal house pet.

Easily trained for many purposes, the Keeshond has been used for ratting, rabbit hunting, companionship and guarding. He is friendly and outgoing towards other dogs and people.

   Lhasa Apso
Being of Tibetan descent, the Lhaso Apso is very highly regarded there. He is bright, hardy and a very loyal companion.

Highly versatile, the Poodle is a great hunter and companion. He is extremely intelligent and carries himself with great dignity.

Of Belgium descent, the Schipperke is an ideal guard dog. He is curious and faithful, ever aware of his surroundings.