Non-Sporting Breeds

1September 2016

The Non-Sporting Breed group includes:

American Eskimo
Bichon Frise
Boston Terrier
Chinese Shar-Pei
Chow Chow
French Bulldog
Lhasa Apso
Shiba Inu
Tibetan Spaniel
Tibetan Terrier

The breeds in the this group typically have less in common than other groups.  Members in this group have some characteristics from the working and sporting groups.  Most of the dogs in this group were not bred for labor-intensive purposes and there-fore could be difficult to motivate for training.  It is important to follow the “No Free Luncy” policy training technique.  This means that your dogs must work for everything they get.  Making your dog do simple basic commands like sit, wait, and focus can help your training go much more smoothly.

On the other hand, because the dogs in this group were not bred for anything specific, they can make easier pets for inexperienced owners.

For more information on the Non-Sporting Breed group please visit the American Kennel Club’s website.