Dog breeds that are not recognized by AKC?

I have heard of some breeds (not mutts and mixes) that are not accounted for by the AKC, I have forgotten their names, but there will be more anyway?

What are some dog breeds that are not recognized by AKC, dogs that can not be found on the site or records?

These dogs, why are they not acknowledged?

And how do you get one of these breeds from a responsible breeder, how will that breeder be registered?

(Do not want a dog, do not want to breed)


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8 Responses to Dog breeds that are not recognized by AKC?

  1. JenVT says:

    AKC requires a certain geographic saturation of a breed in order for it to be recognized so while the breed might be recognized by the FCI or another reputable registry, the AKC does not recognize it because there aren’t enough in the US. For example, my breed, the DDB just became recognized two years ago. Prior to that, our dogs were registered either FCI (foreign imports) or UKC (canadian or american bred dogs).

  2. ∞CHAO§∞ JC Double Bred-By Winner says:

    There are way too many to name, considering that there are over 400 dog breeds in the world. I can name a few that will probably never be recognized for many reasons. One of those being the Korean Sapsali/Sapsaree. There is only about 2000 of them in the world. And Korea will probably not export to the US anymore after the first fiasco. The Sapsali is recognized by the two major kennel clubs in Korea but not by any major international kennel club.

    Another that will probably never get recognized is the catalburun, again there is just not a lot of them, and probably none in the states. The only people who I think has them are working people.

    The reason AKC does not recognize the majority of dog breeds out there is just that they have recognition standards. One of them is to have a good amount of the breed in the states, which most dog breeds don’t. It is up to the american breed clubs, if they have one (another standard), to take the initiative and apply. If they don’t they are not they will never be akc registrable.

    Edit- Bonnie that has absolutely nothing to do with this question, reported.

    Amber you have those backwards, Canadian is the reputable registry, Continental is the crap joke registry.

  3. corso says:

    look up a.k.c fss you will find a list of dogs. Not yet recognized. Mine are Cane Corso Mastiffs I have breed for 10 years

  4. Amber says:

    There are several different reputable registries out there. AKC may be the most well know, but it is by far not the greatest. There is the ADBA (very reputable), UKC. The CKC (Continental, not Canadian is a joke registry.) FCI, a rare breed registry.
    Here are some breeds off the top of my head not recognized by the AKC.
    American Pit Bull Terrier (recognized by the UKC and ADBA)
    Fila Brasilerio (mainly FCI, can be CKC among others)
    American Bulldog
    Belgian Laekenois
    Coton De Tulear
    Patterdale Terrier
    Olde English Bulldog
    Miniature Australian Shepherd
    Thai Ridgeback
    Tosa Inu
    Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog
    There are probably hundreds more not recognized by the AKC.
    They’re not recognized by the AKC because there may not be sufficient interest in the country for the breed, the breed club also has to meet AKC requirements to be considered.

    EDIT: CHAOS, I looked up the Catalburun, very interesting dogs. 🙂

  5. mdgor1 says:

    i used to own Pudelpointers and they are not recognized by the AKC. the fellow that introduced them to north america did not agree with the breeding practice guidelines put out by the AKC and will still not affiliate with them. they are great versatile hunting dogs as well as loyal family dogs.
    they are also the origin of griffons, german shorthair and wirehair pointers which are recognized by the AKC. pudelpointer breeders have to adhere to very strict guidelines and the breeders are responsible for registering every breeding session and litter of pups. they have to be x-rayed for hip anomalies before they are even considered for sale. they are bred for brains and hunting abilities and not for looks. they also have to qualify in a natural abilty trial before they are allowed to breed.
    i have been a member for over 30 years and have learned an awful lot from the organization.

  6. WyrDachsie says:

    There are a whole lot of breeds that are unable to be registered with the AKC. It doesn’t mean they are not a breed. In fact, some are very ancient breeds.

    For instance: Cirneco dell’Etna, Coton de Tulear, Lagotto Romagnolo. Mudi, Icelandic Sheepdog, German Pinsche

    These are all very ancient breeds, but not recognized with the AKC because there are simply not enough number in the U.S. It doesn’t mean there not a breed.

    On the other hand, breeds like the Miniature Australian Shepherd, there is some controversey over and will not be AKC recognized.

    If your looking for a resposnible breeder for "rare breed", you would have to do a lot of research. See if they have a breed club and start from there. You may even have to purchase the dog outside of the U.S.

    My agility instructor purchased her Mudi’s in Hungary.

  7. Dutch says:

    Fanciers of those breeds should count themselves lucky….and I’m sure most do. AKC recognition means the breed is becoming too popular….the first step toward it’s eventual downfall. Breeders do not have to be registered with anyone. To find a responsible breeder, find one that is doing whatever the dog’s "purpose" is…and breeding the top performers. If your cross eyed, crooked tailed, 3 legged, sway back hog dog can take down a 600 pound hog single handidly…he’s the one that should be getting bred….not the perfect looking, beautiful colored dog that won’t hunt.

  8. TK says:

    Well, the FCI recognises 339 breeds and the AKC recognises over 164 breeds.

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