Dog Breed Categories
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Non-sporting dogs (also known as Utility dogs) are one of the seven dog breed categories. One of the most diverse groups, these dogs are unusual in that they were not bred with hunting, sporting, or herding in mind. Often, the purpose for which these dogs were bred was for companionship or to be unique show dogs, so they come in all shapes and sizes.

That being said, it is difficult to make generalizations about any of the dogs in this group. However, because many of them are meant to be companions they often make excellent, well-behaved pets that do well indoors.

Non-sporting Dog Breeds

Some Famous Non-Sporting Dogs

For more famous dogs, see Presidential pets.

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