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Dog Breeds List I

Dog Breeds List I includes all those breeds beginning with the letter I.  You might notice that many of the breeds have been listed on more than one page. 

This is because they go by different names even within the English Language and are listed differently by many of the major kennel clubs.

Did I forget a breed that should be on this Dog Breeds List I? I will apologize in advance, especially if the breed I omitted is one you own. 

Please help out by contacting me and letting me know of my mistake.  That way I can add the breed to this list.



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Dog Breeds List I

Ibizan Hound

An Ibizan Hound standing on a rock above the camera, with a blue sky and some clouds in the backgroundIbizan Hound

Origins:  Spain
Size:  Medium
Grooming:  Minimal
Training:  Time Consuming
Recognition:  FCI:  Group 5,  AKC:  Hounds,  ANKC:  Hounds,  CKC:  Hounds,  KC:  Hounds,  NZKC:  Hounds,  UKC:  Sighthounds and Pariahs.


Icelandic Sheepdog
(a.k.a. Islenskur Fjarhundur, Icelandic Spitz, Iceland Dog)

An Icelandic Sheepdog sitting down facing the camera, against a white backgroundIcelandic Sheepdog (a.k.a. Islenskur Fjarhundur, Icelandic Spitz, Iceland Dog)

Origins:  Iceland
Size:  Medium
Grooming:  Average
Training:  Average
Recognition:  FCI:  Group 5,  AKC:  FSS (Herding).  CKC:  Herding,  UKC:  Herding


Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier
(a.k.a. Glen of Imaal Terrier

Origins: Ireland
Size:  Small to Medium
Grooming:  Average
Training:  Average
Recognition:  FCI:  Group 3,  AKC:  Terriers,  ANKC:  Terriers,  CKC:  Miscellaneous,  KC:  Terriers,  NZKC:  Terriers,  UKC:  Terriers

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Irish Red and White Setter

An Irish Red and White Setter standing in a wood, facing the cameraIrish Red and White Setter

Origins: Ireland
Size: Large
Grooming:  Average
Training:  Easy
Recognition:  FCI:  Group 7,  AKC:  Sporting  ANKC:  Gundog,  CKC:  Sporting,  KC:  Gundog,  NZKC:  Gundog,  UKC:  Gundog


Irish Setter

An Irish Setter standing sideways to the camera, looking back, with a wood in winter behindIrish Setter

Origins:  Ireland
Size: Large
Grooming:  Average
Training:  Average
Recognition:,  FCI:  Group 7,  AKC:  Sporting,  ANKC:  Gun dog,  CKC:  Sporting,  KC:  Gun dog,  NZKC:  Gun dog,  UKC:  Gun dog


Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
(a.k.a. Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier)

Origins: Ireland
Size:  Medium
Grooming: Average
Training:  Time Consuming
Recognition:  FCI:  Group 3,  AKC:  Terrier,  ANKC:  Terrier,  CKC:  Terrier,  KC:  Terrier,  NZKC:  Terrier,  UKC:  Terrier

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Irish Terrier
(a.k.a. Irish Red Terrier)

An Irish Terrier standing on a sandy beach with the sea behind, and a blue sky in the backgroundIrish Terrier (a.k.a. Irish Red Terrier)

Origins:  Ireland
Size:  Small to Medium
Grooming:  Average
Training:  Average
Recognition:  FCI:  Group 3AKC:  Ter,  rier,  ANKC:  Terrier,  CKC:  Terrier,  KC:  Terrier,  NZKC:  Terrier,  UKC:  Terrier


Irish Water Spaniel

Origins: Ireland
Size:  Large
Grooming:  Average
Training:  Average
Recognition:   FCI:  Group 8,   AKC:  Sporting,  ANKC: Gundog,  CKC:  Sporting,,KC:  Gundog,  NZKC:  Gundog,  UKC:  Gundog

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Irish Wolfhound

Origins:  Ireland
Size: Giant
Grooming:  Time Consuming
Training:  Average
Recognition:  FCI:  Group 10,  AKC:  Hounds,  ANKC:  Hounds,  CKC:  Hounds,  KC:  Hounds,  NZKC:  Hounds,  UKC:  Sighthounds & Pariahs

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Istrian Short Haired Hound
(a.k.a. Istarski Kratkodlaki Gonič)

An Istrian Short haired hound standing facing the camera, looking left, standing on a brown straw surfaceIstrian Short Haired Hound (a.k.a. Istarski Kratkodlaki Gonič)

Origins:  Croatia
Size:  Medium
Grooming:  Minimal
Training:  Average
Recognition:  FCI:  Group 6,  UKC:  Scenthounds


Istrian Wire Haired Hound
(a.k.a. Istrian Coarse Haired Hound)

An Istrian Wire Haired Hound lying down on a rug indoorsIstrian Wire Haired Hound (a.k.a. Istrian Coarse Haired Hound)

Origins:  Croatia
Size:  Medium
Grooming:  Average
Training:  Average
Recognition:,  FCI:  Group 6,  UKC:  Scenthounds


Italian Corso Dog
(a.k.a. Cane Corso, Italian Mastiff)

Origins: Italy
Size:  Large to Giant
Grooming:  Easy
Training:  Easy

Recognition:,  FCI:  Group 2,  AKC:  Working,  ANKC:  Utility,  CKC:  Working,  NZKC:  Utility,  UKC:  Guardian

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Italian Greyhound

Origins:  Italy
Size:  Small
Grooming:  Minimal
Training:  Average

Recognition:,  FCI:  Group 10,  AKC:  Toys,  ANKC:  Toys,  CKC:  Toys,  KC:  Toys,  NZKC:  Toys,  UKC:  Companion

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Italian Spinone
(a.k.a. Spinone, Spinone Italiano, Italian Griffon, Italian Wire-haired Pointer,
Italian Coarse-haired Pointer)

A golden-colored shaggy Italian Spinone dog sitting down facing the camera, against a white backgroundItalian Spinone (a.k.a. Spinone, Spinone Italiano, Italian Griffon, Italian Wire-haired Pointer, Italian Coarse-haired Pointer)

Origins:  Italy
Size: Large to Giant
Grooming:  Average
Training:  Average

Recognition:,  FCI:  Group 7,  AKC: Sporting,  ANKC:  Gundog,  CKC:  Sporting,  KC:  Gundog,  NZKC:  Gundog,  UKC:  Gundog

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Did I Miss a Breed on this Dog Breeds List I?  Please Contact Me

With so many dog breeds in this world, there is a good chance I may have omitted one. First of all, I will apologize for that omission, especially if your dog was the one I forgot.

Secondly, won't you take the time to send me a quick note, letting me know what dog breed should be on this page? I sincerely appreciate your time and will get the breed information up as quickly as possible.


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