Kennel Club breed groups

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The Kennel Club in the United Kingdom has a seven-group system. This is a system shared with many other non-Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) kennel clubs. All of these groups have breeds with a common original purpose.

System: groups and breeds[edit]

The Kennel Club's seven-group system is shared with many other non-FCI members. They all contain dogs that were bred for a specific purpose. These groups are less broken down than the FCI. This is the hierarchy:

Example Breed: Norwegian Buhund


The Kennel Club groups are as follows:

  1. Hound Group
  2. Terrier Group
  3. Working Group
  4. Pastoral Group
  5. Gundog Group
  6. Utility Group
  7. Toy Group

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