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Akc Dog Breeds

The AKC (which stands for American Kennel Club) is the most known registry of pureblood pedigrees in the United States of America. It is also famous for hosting several dog related events, of which the most famous is the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, held every year in New York. This show is so famous that breeds that win it increase greatly in demand that year.

However, despite that, the main purpose of AKC is to register dogs and their pedigrees, which are commonly known as AKC dog breeds. It is interesting to notice that the list of accepted AKC dog breeds does not include all dog breeds recognized by other important kennel clubs. Although there is not an official reason for this, it is believed that the list of accepted AKC dog breeds is kept low on purpose in order to reduce participants to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, which tends to be overwhelmed with applications.

In any case, the requirements to register a dog with the AKC under one of the AKC dog breeds are quite simple compared to the strict standards that other kennel clubs. A dog owner needs to bring his or her dog and show proof that its parents are also registered under one of the approved AKC dog breeds. Of course, both parents have to belong to the same breed. The litter in which the dog was born has to be registered as well.

There are several AKC dog breeds, with an unsurprising emphasis on American dogs. Nevertheless, the most common AKC dog breeds are not of American origin. The most common one is Canadian, while the second most common one is of British origin.

Labrador Retriever. This is the most famous of the AKC dog breeds at the moment. Although it was extensively used in bird hunting in its origins, it is one of the best AKC dog breeds when it comes to behavior. They are very intelligent and playful. They enjoy activity and exercise, including swimming and water. They get along very easily with humans, even those that are strangers to them, and they do not bark a lot.

Yorkshire Terrier. Unlike the Labrador Retriever, this small dog is loved mostly because of its small size and beautiful hair. They make excellent companion pets, mostly because they need little exercise, they can live in a small space, and because their intelligence makes them understand simple commands very easily.

If you would like to know more about AKC dog breeds, you can always visit their webpage, where you can find the office nearest to your location.