FCI dog breed classification

The FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale) recognize 337 races and each is 'owned' by a specific country. The countries that 'own' these breeds establish the breed standard (detailed description of the ideal breed type) – in collaboration with the FCI Standards and Scientific Commissions – translated and updated by the FCI.

Complete guide to dog breeds: FCI classification

Group 1: Sheepdogs and Cattle Dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs)

Section 1: Sheepdogs

Section 2: Cattledogs.

Group 2: Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs

Section 1: Pinscher and Schnauzer type
Section 2: Molossoid

Section 3: Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs

Group 3: Terriers

Section 1: Large and medium sized Terriers
Section 2: Small sized Terriers
Section 3: Bull type Terriers
Section 4: Toy Terriers

Group 4: Dachshunds

Section 1: Dachshunds

Group 5: Spitz and primitive types

Section 1: Nordic Sledge Dogs
Section 2: Nordic Hunting Dogs
Section 3: Nordic Watchdogs and Herders.
Section 4: European Spitz
Section 5: Asian Spitz and related breeds
Section 6: Primitive type
Section 7: Primitive type - Hunting Dogs

Group 6: Scent hounds, and related breeds

Section 1: Scent hounds

Section 2: Leash (scent) Hounds
Section 3: Related breeds

Group 7: Pointing Dogs

Section 1: Continental Pointing Dogs

Section 2: British and Irish Pointers and Setters

Group 8: Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs

Section 1: Retrievers
Section 2: Flushing Dogs
Section 3: Water Dogs

Section 1: Bichons and related breeds

Section 2: Poodle
Section 3: Small Belgian Dogs

Section 4: Hairless Dogs
Section 5: Tibetan breeds
Section 6: Chihuahueno
Section 7: English Toy Spaniels
Section 8: Japan Chin and Pekingese
Section 9: Continental Toy Spaniel and others
Section 10: Kromfohrländer
Section 11: Small Molossian type Dogs

Group 10: Sighthounds

Section 1: Long-haired or fringed Sighthounds
Section 2: Rough-haired Sighthounds
Section 3: Short-haired Sighthounds