Dog Breed List C – All 37 Dog Breeds Beginning With C

Dog Breeds Starting With C

In dog breed list C, you’ll find all the world’s 37 dog breeds that begin with the letter C. 

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Dog Breed List C

Now, Dog Breed List C: Dog Breeds Beginning with the letter C.

Ca de Bestiar (AKA Majorca Shepherd Dog)

Ca de Bestiar (AKA Majorca Shepherd Dog)

Origins:  Spain
Size: Large
Grooming: Average
Training: Average
Recognition:  UKC Herding,  FCI Group One


Cairn Terrier

Cairn Terrier

Origins:  Scotland
Size:  Small
Grooming:  Average
Training:  Average
Recognition: CKC (Terriers), ANKC (Terriers), AKC (Terriers),  NZKC (Terriers),  UKC (Terrier,  (UK)  Terrier,  FCI  Group 3


Cambodian Razorback Dog

Cambodian Razorback

Origin: Cambodia
Size:  Medium to Large
Grooming:  Average
Training:  Challenging
Recognition:  None at this Time


Canaan Dog

Canaan Dog

Origins:  Ancient Canaan (Modern day Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Egypt
Size: Medium
Grooming:  Easy
Training:  Challenging
Recognition:  CKC (Working),  ANKC (Non-Sporting),  AKC (Herding),  NZKC (Non-Sporting),  UKC (Sighthound & Pariah),  FCI  Group 5


Canadian Eskimo Dog

Canadian Eskimo Dog

Origins:  Canada
Size: Large to Giant
Grooming: Time-Consuming
Training: Time-consuming
Recognition:   CKC (Working),  ANKC (Utility),  NZKC (Utility),  UKC (Northern Breed),  KC (UK)  (Working)

Cane Corso
(AKA Cane Corso Italiano)

Cane Corso Dog

Origins:  Italy
Size: Giant
Grooming:  Easy
Training:  Time-consuming
Recognition:  CKC (Working),  ANKC (Utility),  AKC (Working),  UKC (Guardian),  FCI  (Group 2)

Cão de Castro Laboreiro
(AKA Portuguese Cattle Dog,
Portuguese Watchdog)

Cão de Castro Laboreiro (AKA Portuguese Cattle Dog, Portuguese Watchdog)

Origins:  Portugal 
Size: Large
Grooming: Average
Training: Time-Consuming
Recognition  UKC (Guardian),  FCI (Group 2)

Cão da Serra de Aires
(AKA Portuguese Sheepdog)

Cão da Serra de Aires (AKA Portuguese Sheepdog)

Origins:  Portugal
Size: Giant
Grooming:  Average
Training:  Time consuming
Recognition:  UKC (Herding),  AKC (FSS),  FCI (Group 1)

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Origins:  Wales
Size: Medium
Grooming: Average
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition:  AKC  (Herding),  ANKC  (Working),  UKC  (Herding),  CKC  (Herding),  KC (UK) (Pastoral),  NZKC  (Working),  FCI  (Group 1)

Carolina Dog
(a.k.a. American Dingo)

Carolina Dog

Origins:  U.S.A.
Size: Medium
Grooming: Easy
Training: Not difficult but time consuming
Recognition:  UKC (Sighthound & Pariah)

Carpathian Shepherd Dog

Carpathian Shepherd Dog

Origins:  Romania
Size: Large to Giant
Grooming: Average
Training: Easy to Average
Recognition:  FCI (Group 1,  UKC (Herding),  KC (UK) (Pastoral)

Catalan Sheepdog
(AKA Catalonian Shepherd, Gos d’Atura Catalã, Perro de Pastor Catalãn)

Catalan Sheepdog

Origins:  Spain
Size: Medium to Large
Grooming: Average
Training: Easy
Recognition:  KC (Pastoral),  UKC (Herding),  FCI (Group 1)

Catahoula Leopard Dog
(a.k.a. Blue Leopard Dog, Catahoula Cur, Catahoula Hog Dog, Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog)

Catahoula Leopard Dog

Origins:  United States
Size: Medium to Large
Grooming: Easy
Training: Average
Recognition:  AKC (FSS),  UKC (Herding)

Caucasian Shepherd
(AKA Caucasian Sheepdog, Caucasian Ovcharka)

Caucasian Shepherd Caucasian Sheepdog) (Caucasian Ovcharka)

Origins: Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan 
Size: Giant
Grooming: Average
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition:  AKC (FSS),  UKC (Guardian),  FCI (Group 2)

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Origins: England
Size: Small
Grooming:  Average
Training: Average
Recognition:  CKC (Toys),  ANKC (Toys),  AKC (Toys),  NZKC (Toys) ,  UKC (Companion),  FCI (Group 9

Central Asian Shepherd Dog

Central Asian Shepherd Dog

Origins:  Russia
Size: Large to Giant
Grooming: Average
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition:  ANKC (Utility),  AKC (FSS),  NZKC (Utility),  UKC (Guardian),  FCI (Group 2)

Cesky Fousek

Cesky Fousek

Origins:  The Czech Republic
Size: Medium to Large
Grooming:  Average
Training: Easy
Recognition:  NZKC (Gundog),  UKC (Gundog),  FCI (Group 7)

Cesky Terrier
(AKA Bohemian Terrier, Czesky Terrier)

Cesky Terrier

Origins:  The Czech Republic
Size: Small
Grooming:  Average
Training:  Average
Recognition:  CKC (Terriers),  ANKC (Terriers),  KC (Terriers),  AKC (Terriers),  NZKC (Terriers) ,  UKC (Terriers),  FCI (Group 6)

Chart Polski
(AKA Polish Greyhound)

Chart Polski (AKA Polish Greyhound)

Origins:  Poland
Size: Large
Grooming:  Easy
Training:  Average
Recognition:  UKC (Sighthound & Pariah),  UKC (Group 10)

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Origins:  The United States
Size: Large
Grooming: Average
Training: Easy
Recognition:  CKC  (Sporting),  ANKC (Gundogs),  AKC (Sporting),  NZKC (Gundogs),  UKC (Gundog),  FCI (Group 8)

Chien d’Artois
(a.k.a. Artois Hound)

Chien d’Artois (a.k.a. Artois Hound)

Origins:  France
Size: Medium to Large
Grooming:  Easy
Training: Average to Challenging
Recognition:  UKC (Scenthound)

Chihuahua

Chihuahua

Origins: Mexico
Size: Small
Grooming: Easy (Short haired)
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition:  CKC (Toys),  ANKC (Toys),  KC (Toys),  AKC (Toys),  NZKC (Toys),  UKC (Companion),  FCI  (Group 9

Long Coat, Short Coat

Chinese Crested

Chinese Crested (Hairless)

Origins:  China
Size: Small
Grooming: Depends:  Hairless:  Easy, Powderpuff:  Average
Training: Average
Recognition:  CKC (Toys),  ANKC (Toys),  AKC (Toys),  NZKC (Toys),  UKC (Companion),  FCI (Group 9)

Chinese Shar Pei
(a.k.a. Shar Pei)

Chinese Shar Pei

Origins:  China
Size: Medium
Grooming: Average to Time Consuming
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition:  CKC (Non-Sporting),  AKC (Non-Sporting),  UKC (Northern Breed)

Chinook

Chinook

Origins:  United States
Size: Large
Grooming: Average
Training:  Time Consuming
Recognition:  AKC (Working),  UKC (Norther Breed)

Chow Chow

Chow Chow

Origins: China
Size: Large
Grooming: Time Consuming
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition:  CKC (Non-Sporting),  ANKC (Non-Sporting,  KC (Utility),  AKC (Non-Sporting),  NZKC (Non-Sporting) ,  UKC (Northern Breed),  FCI (Group 5)

Cimarrón Uruguayo

Cimarrón Uruguayo

Origins:  Uruguay
Size: Large to Giant
Grooming:  Easy
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition:  UKC (Guardian)

Cirneco dell’Etna

Cirneco dell’Etna

Origins:  Sicily / Italy
Size: Small
Grooming: Minimal
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition,  AKC (Hounds),  UKC (Sighthound & Pariah),  FCI (Group 5)

Clumber Spaniel

Clumber Spaniel

Origins:  England
Size:  Large
Grooming: Time Consuming
Training: Average
Recognition:  CKC (Sporting),  ANKC (Gundogs),  AKC (Sporting),  UKC (Gundog),  KC (UK)  (Gundog),  NZKC  (Gundog),  FCI  (Group 8)

Cockapoo – Hybrid Dog
Cocker Spaniel/Poodle Cross

Cockapoo

Origins:  United States
Size:  Small to Medium
Grooming:  Varies, can be hypo-allergenic as poodle cross.
Training:  Easy
Recognition:  None as a Mixed Breed

Cocker Spaniel
(American Cocker Spaniel)
(English Cocker Spaniel)

American Cocker Spaniel

Origins:  England
Size:  Small to Medium
Grooming:  Extensive
Training:  Average
Recognition:  ANKC (Gundogs),  AKC (Sporting),  NZKC (Gundogs),  UKC (Gundog)

Collie, Rough

Collie

Origins:  Scotland
Size: Large
Grooming: Time Consuming
Training: Average
Recognition:  CKC (Herding),  ANKC (Working),  KC (Pastoral),  AKC (Herding),  NZKC (Working),  UKC (Herding),  FCI (Group 1)

Collie (Smooth)

Collie, Smooth Coat

Origins:  Scotland
Size: Large
Grooming:  Easy
Training:  Average
Recognition:  CKC (Herding),  ANKC (Working Dogs),  AKC (Herding),  NZKC (Working),  UKC (Herding),  FCI (Group 1)

Coton de Tulear

Coton de Tulear

Origins:  Madagascar
Size:  Small
Grooming:  Extensive
Training:  Average
Recognition:  CKC (Toys),  KC (Toys),  AKC (Non-Sporting),  UKC (Companion),  FCI (Group 9)

Croatian Sheepdog
(AKA Hrvatski Ovcar)

Croatian Sheepdog (AKA Hrvatski Ovcar)

Origins:  Croatia
Size: Medium
Grooming: Average
Training: Time-consuming
Recognition:  UKC (Herding),  FCI (Group 1

Curly Coated Retriever

Curly Coated Retriever

Origins:  England
Size: Large
Grooming: Average
Training: Easy
Recognition:  CKC (Sporting),  ANKC (Gundogs),  AKC (Sporting),  NZKC (Gundogs),  UKC (Gundog), FCI (Group 8)

Czechoslovakian Vlcak
(a.k.a. Ceskoslovensky Vlcak, Czech Wolfdog, Slovak Wolfdog)

Czechoslovakian Vlcak (AKA Ceskoslovensky Vlcak, Czech Wolfdog, Slovak Wolfdog)

Origins:  The Czech Republic
Size: Large to Giant
Grooming: Average
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition:  AKC (FSS),  FCI (Group 1),  UKC (Herding)

References used in Compiling Dog Breed List C

The Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds is perfect for both the novice as well as experienced dog owners.  

This well illustrated guide includes information on canine breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club.  With more than 150 breeds mentioned including 22 new breeds recognized, this is a comprehensive guide for your personal library.

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