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NZ Registered Pedigree Breed Information

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Recognised Breeds

There are 221 breeds of dog as recognised by the New Zealand Kennel Club and these breeds are categorised within seven breed groups. For each breed group, we provide information about the breed's history, temperament, behaviour, upkeep, official breed standard, breeders ( if available ) and clubs.


Select a breed from the hounds group


All Breeds | Toys | Terriers | Gundogs | Hounds | Working | Utility | Non Sporting

Afghan Hound
Azawakh
Basenji
Basset Fauve De Bretagne
Basset Hound
Beagle
Black And Tan Coonhound
Bloodhound
Bluetick Coonhound
Borzoi
Dachshund (long Haired)
Dachshund (min. Long Haired)
Dachshund (min. Smooth Haired)
Dachshund (min. Wire Haired)
Dachshund (smooth Haired)
Dachshund (wire Haired)
Deerhound
Finnish Spitz
Foxhound
Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen
Greyhound
Hamiltonstovare
Harrier
Ibizan Hound
Irish Wolfhound
Norwegian Elkhound
Otterhound
Peruvian Hairless (large)
Peruvian Hairless (medium)
Peruvian Hairless (small)
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
Pharaoh Hound
Portuguese Podengo (smooth-haired Large)
Portuguese Podengo (smooth-haired Medium)
Portuguese Podengo (smooth-haired Miniature)
Portuguese Podengo (wire-haired Large)
Portuguese Podengo (wire-haired Medium)
Portuguese Podengo (wire-haired Miniature)
Rhodesian Ridgeback
Saluki
Sloughi
Thai Ridgeback Dog
Whippet