List of Breeds A-B

AKC Recognized Breeds

Alphabetical Listing for A-B

The best way to ensure a long and happy relationship with a purebred dog is to purchase the dog from a responsible breeder. While the AKC does not endorse or recommend breeders, we do provide a Breeder Referral Search and an Online Breeder Classified service. You should receive AKC registration papers from the breeder when you purchase your dog.


  • AffenpinscherAffenpinscher
  • Afghan HoundAfghan Hound
  • Airedale TerrierAiredale Terrier
  • AkitaAkita
  • Alaskan MalamuteAlaskan Malamute
  • American English CoonhoundAmerican English Coonhound
  • American Eskimo DogAmerican Eskimo Dog
  • American FoxhoundAmerican Foxhound
  • American Staffordshire TerrierAmerican Staffordshire Terrier
  • American Water SpanielAmerican Water Spaniel
  • Anatolian Shepherd DogAnatolian Shepherd Dog
  • Australian Cattle DogAustralian Cattle Dog
  • Australian ShepherdAustralian Shepherd
  • Australian TerrierAustralian Terrier


  • BasenjiBasenji
  • Basset HoundBasset Hound
  • BeagleBeagle
  • Bearded CollieBearded Collie
  • BeauceronBeauceron
  • Bedlington TerrierBedlington Terrier
  • Belgian MalinoisBelgian Malinois
  • Belgian SheepdogBelgian Sheepdog
  • Belgian TervurenBelgian Tervuren
  • Bernese Mountain DogBernese Mountain Dog
  • Bichon FriseBichon Frise
  • Black and Tan CoonhoundBlack and Tan Coonhound
  • Black Russian TerrierBlack Russian Terrier
  • BloodhoundBloodhound
  • Bluetick CoonhoundBluetick Coonhound
  • Border CollieBorder Collie
  • Border TerrierBorder Terrier
  • BorzoiBorzoi
  • Boston TerrierBoston Terrier
  • Bouvier des FlandresBouvier des Flandres
  • BoxerBoxer
  • Boykin SpanielBoykin Spaniel
  • BriardBriard
  • BrittanyBrittany
  • Brussels GriffonBrussels Griffon
  • Bull TerrierBull Terrier
  • BulldogBulldog
  • BullmastiffBullmastiff
Size of dogs not to scale