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Dog Breeds List D

All dogs listed on the Dog Breeds List D are included and recognized by at least one well known dog registry with the exception of the Dingo. 

I have tried to list all dog breeds beginning with the letter D, however, there are others that I may have missed.  If you see one that I've missed, please contact me. 

If you own one of these breeds and would like to tell the world about your experiences, please do contact me.  We are collecting interviews from dog owners all over the world and want to add yours too.

Dog Breeds List D

Dachshund

Origins:  Germany
Size: Small
Grooming:  Easy for Smooth & Wire-haired Dachshund;  Average for Long-haired Dachshund
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition: ANKC  (Hounds),  NZKC (Hounds),  CKC Hounds),  AKC (Hound),  FCI (Group 4),  KC (Hound),  UKC (Scent hound)

Varieties:  Miniature Long-Haired, Miniature Wire-Haired, Min Smooth Haired,Wire-haired, Long Haired, Smooth Haired)

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Dalmatian
(Dalmatinski Pas)

Origins:  Croatia/England
Size: Large
Grooming: Minimal
Training: Average
Recognition:  ANKC  (Nonsporting),  CKC (Nonsporting),  NZKC (Nonsporting),  AKC (Non-Sporting,  FCI (Group 6),  KC (Utility),  UKC (Companion)

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Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Dog breeds list DDandie Dinmont Terrier

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

Danish Broholmer
(a.k.a. Danish Mastiff, Broholmer)

Dog breeds list DDanish Broholmer Puppy (a.k.a. Danish Mastiff, Broholmer)

Origins: Denmark
Size:  Giant
Grooming: Average
Training: Average
Recognition:  AKC (FSS),  FCI (Group 2),  UKC (Guardian)

Danish Swedish Farmdog
(a.k.a. Danish Chicken Dog)

Dog breeds list DDanish Swedish Farmdog (a.k.a. Danish Chicken Dog)

Origins:  Denmark
Size:  Medium
Grooming:Minimal
Training:  Training
Recognition:  AKC (FSS),  FCI (Group 2),  UKC (Terrier)

Deerhound (Scottish Deerhound)

Dog breeds list DDeerhound (Scottish Deerhound)

Origins:  Scotland UK
Size: Giant
Grooming: Average
Training: Average
Recognition
AKC (Hound),  FCI (Group 10),  UKC (Sighthound and Pariah),  ANKC  (Hounds),  NZKC (Hounds),  KC (Hounds)

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Deutscher Boxer,
(AKA German Boxer, Boxer)

Origins:  Germany
Size:  Large
Grooming:  Minimal
Training:  Average
Recognition:  AKC (Working), FCI (Group 2),  KC (Working),  UKC (Guardian),  NZKC (Utility), CKC (Working),  ANKC (Utility)

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Deutsche Bracke
(a.k.a. German Hound)

Dog breeds list DDeutsche Bracke (a.k.a. German Hound)

Origins:  Germany
Size:  Medium
Grooming:  Minimal
Training:  Average
Recognition:  FCI (Group 6),  UKC (Scenthound)

Deutsche Dogge
(a.k.a. German Mastiff, Grand Danois, Great Dane, Danish Hound)

Origins:  Germany
Size: Giant
Grooming: Easy
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition:
  AKC (Working),  FCI (Group 2),  KC (Working),  UKC (Guardian),  CKC  (Working),  ANKC  (Nonsporting),  NZKC  (Nonsporting)

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Deutscher Drahthaariger Vorstehhund
(a.k.a. German Wirehaired Pointer)

Dog breeds list DDeutscher Drahthaariger Vorstehhund (a.k.a. German Wirehaired Pointer)

Origins:  Germany
Size:  Large
Grooming:  Average
Training:  Average
Recognition
:  AKC (Sporting),  ANKC  (Gundog),  CKC(Sporting),  FCI (Group 7),  KC (Gundog),  NZKC  (Gundog,  UKC (Gun Dog)

Deutscher Fuhrmannsspitz (a.k.a. German Spitz , Deutscher Gross Spitz, Deutscher Mittel Spitz, Deutscher Spitz Klein, Wolfspitz)

Dog breeds list DDeutscher Fuhrmannsspitz (a.k.a. German Spitz , Deutscher Gross Spitz, Deutscher Mittel Spitz, Deutscher Spitz Klein, Wolfspitz)

Origins:  Germany
Size:  Three Sizes
Giant (Gross)  Medium
Standard (Mittel) Small to Medium
Toy (Klein)  Small
Grooming:  Time Consuming
Training:  Time Consuming
Recognition:
  AKC (FSS),  ANKC (Non sporting:  Klein & Mittel),  FCI (Group 5),  KC (Utility),  NZKC (Nonsporting:  Klein & Mittel),  UKC (Northern)

Deutscher Jagdterrier
(aka. German Hunting Terrier)

Dog breeds list DDeutscher Jagdterrier (aka. German Hunting Terrier)

Origins:  Germany
Size:  Small
Grooming:  Easy
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition:  FCI:  (Group 3),  AKC   (FSS),  ANKC (Terriers) ,  NZKC (Terrier),  UKC  (Terriers)

Deutscher Wachtelhund 
(aka. Deutscher Wachtel, German Quail Dog,  German Spaniel)

Dog breeds list DDeutscher Wachtelhund (aka. Deutscher Wachtel, German Quail Dog, German Spaniel)

Origins:  Germany
Size: Medium to Large
Grooming:  Average
Training:  Easy
Recognition:  AKC (FSS),  FCI (Group 8),  UKC (Gun Dog)

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Dhoki Apso,
(AKA Tibetan Terrier, Bhutan Terrier, Darjeeling Terrier, Lhasa Terrier, Tibetanse Terrier, Tsang Apso)

Dog breeds list DDhoki Apso, (AKA Tibetan Terrier, Bhutan Terrier, Darjeeling Terrier, Lhasa Terrier, Tibetanse Terrier, Tsang Apso)

Origins:  Tibet
Size: Small to Medium
Grooming:  Time Consuming
Training:  Average
Recognition:  AKC (Non-Sporting),  FCI (Group 9),  KC (Utility),  UKC (Companion Breeds),  NZKC (Non-Sporting),  ANKC (Non-Sporting),  CKC (Non-Sporting)

Dingo

Dog breeds list DDingo

Origins:  Australia
Size: Medium
Grooming:  --
Training:  --
Recognition:  None

Doberman Pinscher

Origins:  Germany
Size: Large
Grooming:  Minimal
Training:  Easy
Recognition:  AKC (Working),  FCI (Group 2),  KC (Working),  UKC (Guardian),  CKC  (Working),  ANKC  (Utility),  NZKC  (Utility)

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Dogo Argentino
(a.k.a. Argentine Mastiff)

Origins:  Argentina
Size: Giant
Grooming: Minimal
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition:  AKC (Miscellaneous),  FCI (Group 2),  UKC (Guardian)

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Do-Ken
(a.k.a. Hokkaido Inu, Ainu Inu, Hokkaido Ken, Seta)

Dog breeds list DDo Ken (AKA Hokkaido Inu, Ainu Inu, Hokkaido Ken, Seta)

Origins:  Japan
Size: Medium
Grooming:  Average
Training: Average
Recognition,  FCI (Group 5),  UKC (Northern)

Do-Khyi
(a.k.a. Tibetan Mastiff,  Tsang-khyi)

Dog breeds list DDo-Khyi (AKA Tibetan Mastiff)

Origins:  Tibet
Size: Giant
Grooming:  Average
Training:  Time Consuming
Recognition:  AKC (Working),  FCI (Group 2),  KC (Working),  UKC (Guardian Dogs),  NZKC  (Utility),  ANKC (Utility),  CKC (Working)

Dogo Canario
(a.k.a. Perro de Presa Canario,
Canary Dog, Canary Mastiff, Presa Canario

Dog breeds list DDogo Canario

Origins:  Canary Islands
Size: Giant
Grooming:  Easy
Training: Time Consuming
Recognition:  AKC (FSS),  FCI (Group 2),  UKC (Guardian)

Dogue de Bordeaux 
(aka. Bordeaux Mastiff, French Mastiff)

Dog breeds list DDogue de Bordeaux (aka. Bordeaux Mastiff, French Mastiff)

Origins:  France
Size:  Large to Giant
Grooming: Easy
Training:  Time Consuming
Recognition: ,  NZKC  (Utility),  AKC (Working),  FCI (Group 2),  KC (Working),  UKC (Guardian)

Drentse Patrijshond
(a.k.a. Dutch Partridge Dog)

Dog breeds list DDrentse Patrijshond (AKA Dutch Partridge Dog)

Origins:  The Netherlands
Size: Medium to Large
Grooming: Average
Training: Easy
Recognition:  AKC (FSS),  FCI (Group 7),  UKC (Gun Dog)

Drever
(aka. Swedish Dachsbracke)

Dog breeds list DDrever (AKA Swedish Dachsbracke)

Origins:  Sweden
Size:  Medium
Grooming: Easy
Training:  Easy
Recognition:  CKC (Hounds),  AKC (FSS),  FCI (Group 6),  UKC (Scenthound)

Dunker 
(AKA Norwegian Hound)

Dog breeds list DDunker (AKA Norwegian Hound)

Origins:  Norway
Size: Medium
Grooming:  Minimal
Training:  Average
Recognition:  FCI (Group 6),  UKC  (Scenthound)

Dutch Shepherd Dog
(aka. Holland Shepherd
Hollandse Herde)

Dog breeds list DDutch Shepherd Dog (aka. Holland Shepherd Hollandse Herde)

Origins:  The Netherlands
Size:  Large
Grooming: Average
Training:  Easy
Recognition:  CKC (Herding),  ANKC  (Working Dogs),  NZKC  (Working Dogs)

Dutch Smoushond
(AKA Dutch Ratter, Hollandse Smoushond)

Dog breeds list DDutch Smoushond (AKA Dutch Ratter, Hollandse Smoushond)

Origins:  The Netherlands
Size:  Small
Grooming:  Average
Training: Average
Recognition:  FCI (Group 2),  UKC (Terrier)

Abbreviations for the Dog Registries Listed on this Dog Breeds List D and others in this series include the following.

AKC:  American Kennel Club
ANKC:  Australian National Kennel Club
CKC:  Canadian Kennel Club
FCI:  Fédération Cynologique Internationale
KC:  The Kennel Club (Located in England
NZKC:  New Zealand Kennel Club
UKC:  United Kennel Club (Located in the United States)

There are many more kennel clubs in the world, but the ones listed on these pages are the most well-known and respected in the English speaking world.

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