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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.


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

Akita
Alaskan Malamute
Anatolian Shepherd Dog
Bernese Mountain Dog
Black Russian Terrier
Boxer
Bullmastiff
Canadian Eskimo Dog
Central Asian Shepherd Dog
Dobermann
Dogue De Bordeaux
Estrela Mountain Dog
German Pinscher
Great Swiss Mountain Dog
Italian Corso Dog
Japanese Akita
Kangal Dog
Leonberger
Mastiff
Neapolitan Mastiff
Newfoundland
Portuguese Water Dog
Pyrenean Mastiff
Pyrenean Mountain Dog
Rottweiler
Samoyed
Schnauzer
Schnauzer (giant)
Schnauzer (miniature)
Shiba Inu
Siberian Husky
Spanish Mastiff
St Bernard
Tibetan Mastiff