Among the most comical and mischievous citizens of dogdom, the Bull Terrier is playful and endearing, sometimes stubborn, but always devoted.
The Chow Chow, an all-purpose dog of ancient China, presents the picture of a muscular, deep-chested aristocrat with an air of inscrutable timelessness.
The Whippet was originally bred to pursue and capture small game.
A powerfully large Hungarian flock guardian covered in profuse white cords from head to tail, the Komondor is among the world’s most recognizable breeds.
The Nederlandse Kooikerhondje, a lively, agile, self-confident dog, was recognized by the AKC in 2018.
Though Flynn, the Bichon Frise, ended up taking the coveted Best in Show, the competition certainly put up a good fight.
Lots of hard work and challenging play is heaven for Belgian Tervurens. For those curious about certain breeds, the owners manning the booths are incredibly informative and knowledgeable.
Staffordshire Bull Terriers are members of the Terrier Group and are called Staffords by breed aficionados. They are courageous, highly intelligent and love to be with people.
An easy identifier of the Bedlington Terrier is its little pom pom ears!
The 3,000-year-old Xoloitzcuintli (pronounced "show-low-eats-QUEENT-lee"), the ancient Aztec dog of the gods, is today a loving companion and vigilant watchdog.
Boxers are currently the 11th most popular breed, and for good reason: though they definitely pack a punch (they are very strong dogs!), their fun-loving nature and sense of humor is really hard not to fall in love with immediately.
This Airedale Terrier will steal your heart! Stationed in a British-themed bus, he is ready to make new friends.
The Neapolitan Mastiff is a huge, powerful guarder whose astounding appearance has intimidated intruders since the days of ancient Rome.
The Basset Hound stands no higher than 14 inches at the shoulder, but with his remarkably heavy bone, powerful little legs, and massive paws, he possesses big-dog strength and stamina.
The Rottweiler is a robust working breed of great strength descended from the mastiffs of the Roman legions.
The Old English Sheepdog is the archetypical shaggy dog, know for his profuse coat and peek-a-boo hairdo. Although they move with a bear-like shuffle, they are famous for their nimbleness afoot.
Posing for photos is just part of the job for the dogs, like this Greyhound, hanging out at Meet the Breeds.
The Welsh Springer Spaniel, also known as the Welsh Springer or the Welshie, is an active hunting dog with a loyal and agreeable personality.
Saint Bernards are famously watchful and patient “nanny dogs” for children.
Looks like this little Keeshond made a new friend! The lively breed gets along wonderfully with children.
Among the most eye-catching of all dog breeds, the Afghan Hound is an aloof and dignified aristocrat of sublime beauty.
The Lagotto Romagnolo is also known as the “truffle hunter.” The Lagotto is the only purebred dog in the world recognized as a specialized truffle searcher.
You’ve gotta be okay with a little bit of slobber to own a Newfoundland, that’s for sure.
The American Eskimo Dog combines striking good looks with a quick and clever mind in a total brains-and-beauty package.
Famous for a floor-length, flat-hanging coat, Lhasa Apsos
Easygoing, loyal and large, Great Danes are wonderful companions… as long as you’re able to get in a walk two to three times a day.
This brindle Mastiff is fit for a princess! The breed is easygoing and responds well to training, which makes it a great sidekick.
The snow-white Kuvasz is Hungary's majestic guardian of flocks and companion of kings.
Manchester Terriers combine the streamlined grace of a coursing hound and the instincts of a fearless rat terrier.
The calm, dignified, and kindly Irish Wolfhound is the tallest of all AKC breeds.
This fair-furred Ibizan Hound is out to steal hearts.
Siberian Huskies originated by the Chukchi people of Asia as an endurance sled dog.
This Irish Red and White Setter brings joy to everyone who ruffles her ears.
Great intelligence and loyalty make the Giant Schnauzer a stellar worker and companion.
The Bergamasco is a relatively new inductee to the AKC, having gained recognition in 2015. Bergamascos are whip smart and super patient.
The dignified Dalmatian, dogdom's citizen of the world, is famed for his spotted coat and unique job description.