Non-Sporting Dog Breeds

Non-Sporting Dog Breeds encompass a wide variety of breeds, from very small toy breeds all the way up to large, powerful breeds. These dogs don't really have any specific job, instead they are bred mainly for companionship and show. Since they are not used for herding, hunting, or other more active jobs, their energy levels tend to be lower than those of sporting breeds. That's not to say that some non-sporting dogs can't be active and enjoy running around with their owners – it just means that on average these dogs may require less exercise than sporting breeds.

The American Kennel Club recognizes a total of 19 breeds in the Non-Sporting Group. The most popular breed is the Poodle, which comes in three sizes (standard, miniature, and toy). Other popular non-sporting dogs include Dalmatians, Chow Chows, Bulldogs, Boston Terriers and Shih Tzus. In fact all of these breeds have been featured prominently in pop culture due to their friendly personalities and distinctive looks.

Some of these non-sporting dogs make great family pets because they tend to be very loyal and affectionate with both adults and children alike. They also get along well with other animals if properly socialized at an early age. But it's important to remember that each individual dog has its own personality so it's important to research the breed you're interested in before making a decision on which one is right for you and your family.

In terms of grooming needs, non-sporting dog breeds vary greatly depending on the breed itself so it’s important to consider how much time you’re willing or able to spend grooming your pet before picking one out. Some of these dogs need regular trips to the groomer for things like trims or hair cuts while others may simply need regular baths and brushing at home in order to keep them looking their best.

Overall non-sporting breed dogs make excellent companions due to their loyal natures and loving personalities but they also come with some unique challenges too - so it’s always best to do plenty of research before deciding what type of dog will work best for your lifestyle!