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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. 

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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

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

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

A Danish Broholmer puppy sitting down on grassDanish 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)

A Danish Swedish Farmdog standing in long grassDanish 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)

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)

A close up view of the head of a Deutsche Bracke dog, looking sidewaysDeutsche 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)

A Deutsche Drahthaariger Vorstehhund standing on grass in a field on a sunny dayDeutscher 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)

Deutsche Fuhmannspitz dog sitting down on grass outdoorsDeutscher 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)

A Deutsche Jagdterrier standing on snow in a wood in winterDeutscher 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)

Deutsche Kurzhaariger Vorstehhund
(aka. German Shorthaired Pointer)

A German Shorthaired Pointer standing in a field in the pointing positionGerman Shorthaired Pointer

Origins:  Germany
Size: Large to Giant
Grooming: Minimal
Training: Average
Recognition:  FCI:  Group 7,  AKC:  Sporting,  ANKC:  Gundog,  CKC:  Sporting, KC:  Gundog,  NZKC:  Gundog,  UKC:  Gundog

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

A German Spaniel standing on snow with mountains in the backgroundDeutscher 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)

A Dhoki Apso dog sitting among flowers and green leavesDhoki 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

Origins:  Australia
Size: Medium
Grooming:  Minimal
Training:  Difficult
Recognition:  None

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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)

A Do Ken dog standing against a white backgroundDo 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)

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)

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

A Dogo Argentino head and shoulders in close up, with blue sky behindDogo 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)

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

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

A black and white Dutch Partridge Dog standing sideways to the camera, looking aheadDrentse 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)

A brown and white Drever dog standing sideways to the camera, against a white backgroundDrever (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)

A Norwegian Hound standing sideways to the camera, on grassDunker (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)

A Dutch Shepherd dog standing sideways to the camera, on a grass surfaceDutch 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)

A Dutch Smoushond dog sitting down against a white backgroundDutch 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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