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Select the breed you are searching for in one of the following group classifications, then click the image icon to take you to that page where you can scroll to find lists of reputable, registered breeders. If you don't find the breed or breeder you are looking for, you can enquire at the KUSA Offices on (021) 423 9027


 
 

Gundog Group
These dogs were bred to point at, flush, and retrieve game birds on land and in water. They were bred to work one-on-one with game hunters and are intrinsically very responsive and biddable. Because of their loyal nature and willingness to please, many Gundogs are chosen to serve as guide dogs.

Brittany, German Short-haired Pointer, German Wire-haired Pointer, Hungarian Viszla, Pointer, Retriever (Flat Coated), Retriever (Golden), Retriever (Labrador), Setter (English), Setter (Gordon), Setter (Irish Red & White), Setter (Irish), Spaniel (American Cocker), Spaniel (Cocker), Spaniel (English Springer), Spaniel (Irish Water), Spaniel (Welsh Springer), Weimaraner

 
 
 
 

Herding Group
These dogs were essentially bred to help shepherds and ranchers herd their livestock. It is a relatively new group, having been separated during the early 1990s from the Working Group, although their purpose is ancient. These are intelligent, active, athletic dogs, eager to please and love to work. They usually need a fair amount of constructive stimulation and will need training.

Australian Cattle Dog, Australian Shepherd, Bearded Collie, Belgian Shepherd Dog (Groenendael), (Laekenois), (Malinois), (Terveuren), Border Collie, Bouvier des Flandres, Collie (Rough), Corgi (Cardigan Welsh), Corgi (Pembroke Welsh), Hungarian Puli, Old English Sheepdog, Pyrenean Sheepdog, Samoyed, Shetland Sheepdog, White Swiss Shepherd Dog.

 
 
 
 

Hound Group
Arguably the most ancient group of dogs, bred to hunt and pursue game. It includes dogs that work in packs and some that work alone or in small groups. Some hunt primarily by scent and are called Scenthounds. They possess incredible stamina and can pursue quarry relentlessly, even to their burrows. Sighthounds, the other sub-group, are the long-legged, deep-chested athletes of the group – very fast and keen of sight, requiring a special kind of ownership understanding and tolerance of a somewhat free-spirited individualist.

Afghan Hound, Basenji, Basset Hound, Beagle, Bloodhound, Borzoi, Dachshund (Miniature Long-haired), (Standard Long-haired), (Miniature Smooth-haired), (Standard Smooth-haired), (Miniature Wire-haired), (Standard Wire-haired), Greyhound, Irish Wolfhound, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Saluki, Whippet.

 
 
 
 

Terrier Group
Terriers were bred for their tenacity to hunt vermin, such as rats. These dogs are fearless by nature and highly inquisitive. They are ‘pets with personality' and highlight in exploring their surroundings. Short-legged Terriers were bred to ‘go to earth', while longer-legged Terriers hunted larger game, such as badgers and foxes. Both were often used to drive vermin out of their burrows to be chased by packs of hounds. Bull-type Terriers were originally used for guarding and pit-fighting. Be prepared for feisty attitudes.

Airedale Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Bull Terrier, Bull Terrier (Miniature), Cairn Terrier, Fox Terrier (Smooth), (Wire), Irish Terrier, Jack Russell Terrier, Kerry Blue Terrier, Lakeland Terrier, Manchester Terrier, Norfolk Terrier, Parson Russell Terrier, Scottish Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Welsh Terrier, West Highland White Terrier.

 
 
 
 

Toy Group
Toy dogs have been fashionable for centuries amongst the royalty, whereafter they became popular amongst ordinary families because of their easy-to-manage size and qualities of companionship. Toy dogs did not evolve naturally, but were specifically bred to be diminutive and often heavily coated to permit plenty of pampering and cuddling. Due to their small size and sensitivity to the environment, Toys would have difficulty surviving without human care.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Chihuahua, Chinese Crested Dog, Griffon Belge, Griffon Bruxellois, Havanese, Italian Greyhound, Japanese Chin, Löwchen, Maltese, Miniature Pinscher, Papillon, Pekingese, Petit Brabancon, Pomeranian, Pug, Yorkshire Terrier .

 
 
 
 

Utility Group
This is a category that includes all dogs that have not been classified elsewhere or whose function is no longer applicable, like the Dalmatian who used to be a carriage dog and the Bulldog, who used to bait bulls. It is a diverse group, most of which now serve mainly as companions.

Boston Terrier, Bulldog, Chow Chow, Dalmatian, French Bulldog, Lhasa Apso, Poodle (Miniature), (Standard), (Toy), Schipperke, Schnauzer (Miniature), Shar Pei, Shiba, Shih Tzu, Tibetan Terrier .

 
 
 
 

Working Group
These are dogs that are bred and trained for specific working tasks, such as pulling sleds, guarding property, humans and livestock, hunting large game. Most are large and have large food and exercise requirements. Typically, the breeds in the group are intelligent and easily trainable.

Alaskan Malamute, American Akita, Bernese Mountain Dog, Black Russian Terrier, Boerboel, Boxer, Bullmastiff, Dobermann, German Shepherd Dog, Giant Schnauzer, Great Dane, Mastiff, Neapolitan Mastiff, Newfoundland, Pyrenean Mountain Dog, Rottweiler, Saint Bernard, Siberian Husky.

 

                     
 
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