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Number of Dog Breeds in the World

How many dog breeds are there in the world?

493.

There are about 493 different breeds of dogs recognized by different kennel clubs worldwide. The Fédération Cynologique Internationale, an international organization with 84 member countries, recognizes 339 of these breeds. The American Kennel Club recognizes 164, the Australian National Kennel Club 98, the Canadian Kennel Club 202, the Kennel Club (UK) 210, the New Zealand Kennel Club 204, and the United Kennel Club 358.

This fact is verified on : March 8, 2010.





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