nonsporting dog

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nonsporting dog

a group of dog breeds in registration and show ring classifications. Breeds included vary between countries and registration bodies, but often it includes, among others, the Boston terrier, Chow Chow, Dalmatian, French bulldog, German pinscher, Keeshond, Lhasa apso, Poodle and Schipperke. Generally, those other than the working, hunting, toy or terrier breeds.
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The show will spotlight two new, AKC-recognized breeds, the Coton de Tulear of the non-sporting group and the Wirehaired Vizsla of the sporting group.
For example, in this country, the standard poodle is classed in the Non-Sporting Group, whereas in other countries they are considered retrievers within the Sporting Group.
Known as the "Royal dog of Madagascar," the Coton de Tulear joins the Non-Sporting group.

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