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American Dog Breeds

There are hundreds of dog breeds throughout the world. It is uncertain how long ago they were domesticated, but it appears to historians that canines have been domesticated for thousands of years. There are organizations that track a set of dog breeds. For example, one of the most widely known organizations in the United States is the AKC. (American Kennel Club) But the AKC focuses mainly on American dogs and dogs from other countries that you find in the US. For instance, the Japanese raccoon dog, isn’t recognized by the AKC, but the Bernese mountain dog from Switzerland is recognized.

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