Non-Sporting Breeds

The Non-sporting Dog group serves as a sort of catch-all for breeds that don't fit into other groups such as Herding Dogs or Working Dogs. For example, the cuddly Bison Frise is slightly too large to be called a Toy Dog. The Dalmatian, Chow Chow, Lhasa Apso and Poodle are common dogs in this group and can be spotted often in the neighborhood and at the dog park. Others like the Schipperke and Tibetan Spaniel are not as common in the average neighborhood.

Image Breed Breed Group Size Color Overview
Dalmatian Dalmatian Non-Sporting Breeds Medium Dog Breeds White Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds Brown Dog Breeds

The Dalmatian is the only spotted canine breed. The dog we know as a Dalmatian today has been a draft dog, a dog of war, ratter, shepherd, bird dog, retriever, trail hound and fire-apparatus follower. However, the Dalmatian is best known for his r

Poodle Poodle Toy Dog Breeds Non-Sporting Breeds White Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds Blue Dog Breeds Gray Dog Breeds

Poodles are formal dog breeds that come in s

Shiba Inu Shiba Inu Non-Sporting Breeds Small Dog Breeds Red Dog Breeds

As the official Japanese national treasure, the Shiba Inu is a charming companion dog with a lively personality, big attitude, and playful sense of humor. Occasionally mistook for a fox with its distinctive appearance, the Shiba Inu is an active a

French Bulldog French Bulldog Non-Sporting Breeds Small Dog Breeds Tan Dog Breeds White Dog Breeds

Commonly described as a “clown in the cloak of a philosopher,” the French Bulldog is a small companion breed that is prized for its affectionate and playful nature. In addition to the breed having a starring role on the hit show Modern

Chow Chow Chow Chow Non-Sporting Breeds Medium Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds Brown Dog Breeds

Easy to recognize for its lion-like regal ap

Bulldog Bulldog Non-Sporting Breeds Medium Dog Breeds White Dog Breeds Brown Dog Breeds

Also commonly referred to as English Bulldogs due to their origins in the British Isles, Bulldogs are a medium-sized breed that is known for its loose-jointed shuffling gait and characteristic short-muzzled face. Recognized as exceptional family p

Boston Terrier Boston Terrier Non-Sporting Breeds Small Dog Breeds Black Dog Breeds

Commonly referred to as the “American Gentleman” for its refined personality and dapper markings resembling a tuxedo, the Boston Terrier is an all-American, lively, and highly intelligent breed with an exceptional disposition. With the

Bichon Frise Bichon Frise Non-Sporting Breeds Small Dog Breeds White Dog Breeds

Easy to recognize with its round, snow-white, cotton ball-shaped hairstyle, the Bichon Frise has earned a reputation as being a tiny package full of fun. As a long-time favorite pet that is currently ranked as the 26th most popular breed in the Un

Lhasa Apso Lhasa Apso Non-Sporting Breeds Small Dog Breeds White Dog Breeds

Easily recognized for its gorgeous cloak of hair that parts down the middle of the back from head to tail, the Lhasa Apso is a joyful, mischievous, and independent small breed. Popular around the world both in and out of the show ring, the Lhasa A

The Non-sporting Dog group is very diverse with dogs of varying appearances and personalities. Both coat color, coat type and size run the gamut in this category. The profusely shedding Chow Chow is placed in this group as well as the easy-care Boston Terrier with his neat black and white tuxedo coat. Size ranges from the tiny 15-pound Tibetan Spaniel to the large 50-80 pound Dalmatian.

They also vary in origin, original purpose, skills and temperament. Non-sporting is defined in different ways by different kennel clubs. Some kennel clubs do not have the classification of Non-sporting Dog at all. The International Kennel Club Association and the F