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Breed Standards

The UKC is an international registry and currently recognizes over 300 separate breeds. Each breed was developed for a specific purpose or function. These functions range from acting as a guardian of property and the home to working in the field with the hunter to just giving their owners endless hours of enjoyment as a companion. Whatever your interests, there is a breed of purebred dog that will enrich your life.

The UKC standards contained herein are intended for use by people already familiar with the breeds they describe, such as responsible breeders and UKC judges. They are not intended for use by other organizations for breed identification and should not be adopted for those or similar purposes, either in part or as a whole.

For a complete list of breed standards, sorted by most recent revision date, go here.

Select your breed from the drop down or by clicking through the groups below:

Companion Dog

Guardian Dog

Gun Dog

Herding Dog

Northern Breed


Sighthound & Pariah


A complete set of the current UKC Breed Standards is available on CD through the UKC Store.