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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Group judging for the toy, hound, herding and non-sporting groups commenced Monday evening.
In the 19th century, when the American Kennel Club (AKC) and the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) were established, CKC classified the poodle as a retriever, but AKC tossed the breed into its non-sporting group.

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