The Miscellaneous Dogs Group

In order to make it easier to identify the more than 500 dog breeds found around the world, experts have come up with a system, in which they group dogs according to common characteristics they share. Pug will show you that these characteristics might not always be physical; at times, dogs can be grouped because of special abilities, such as herding dogs. Nevertheless, there are times when, even with this classification, there are a few dog breeds that can’t be classified into any other category. These dogs are grouped in the Miscellaneous class. Unlike other categories, Miscellaneous dogs don’t form a group, but a class, though it’s often confused. The American Kennel Club (AKC), an expert organization about dogs in the United States, states that dogs in the Miscellaneous Dogs class, though they are recognized as purebreds, are not common but there is an ongoing effort to preserve these dog breeds. However, in other to achieve this, this practice must be taking place in a large area and it has to be continuously active. After the AKC has confirm there is indeed a notable preservation effort taking place, then the dog breed will be included in the Miscellaneous group.

At Pug we know and according to AKC standards, miscellaneous dogs can compete and earn titles in AKC’s events, such as Performance Events and Companion Events. While miscellaneous dogs can also compete in conformation shows, they can not earn championship points. Dog breeders and clubs are currently working with the AKC to change this, looking for full recognition of Miscellaneous dog.

Miscellaneous dogs include a wide variety of breeds, Pug will show you some of them such as the American English Coonhound, Beauceron, the Cesky Terrier, the Chinook, the Entlebucher Mountain Dog the Finnish Lapphund, the Glen of Imaal Terrier, the Neapolitan Mastiff, the Norwegian Lundehund, the Plott, the Rat Terrier, the Redbone Coonhound, the Russell Terrier, the Treeing Walker Coonhound and the Xoloitzcuintli.

Pug readers and pet owners, if you’re interested in buying a dog from the Miscellaneous dogs group, it’s important to review each dog’s traits individually, as they are not only different physically but also when it comes to their personality and specific abilities. For example, the Neapolitan Mastiff is an incredibly big dog, though it’s loyal and protective, making it the perfect guard dog. Nevertheless, while it’s loving and actually great with children, its large size might not be recommended if there are small kids in the house. On the other hand, a Cesky Terrier might seem like the perfect indoor pet due to its small size, but the truth is that since these dogs were bred to be hunting dogs, they are naturally very active and will need a daily long walk to release their energy. Also, you might like to take a look at the Terrier Group.

Pug would like to let you know that it is important to throughly investigate and learn about dogs in the miscellaneous dogs group before you decide to buy one, to make sure that both you and the dog are going to be happy.