Dog Groups

Dog Groups


The dog breeds have been divided into different categories by the UK Kennel Club. Knowing the dog group from which your dog originates from will give the owner an idea about the dog characteristics, temperament and abilities.

Every year, the Kennel Club organises an international dog show at Crufts. Dividing the different dog breeds is essential as every single dog is judged according to the breed standard and healthiness.


The Kennel Club acknowledges seven dog groups such as:

Gun Dogs

Pastoral Dogs

Toy Breeds