The Top 7 Amazing Non-Sporting Dog Breeds

non-sporting dog

Non-sporting dog breeds mean that out of several dog breeds of various shape, color and sizes, some of them are only bred to be used in dog shows or to be keep as pets.

It is difficult to generalize about this group of dogs because they come from such a wide range of backgrounds.

Most of the non-Sporting dog breeds turned out to be good watchdogs and housedogs. Some of other breeds in this group are the ever-popular Dalmatian, Bulldog and Standard & Miniature Poodle, and the less common Schipperke and Tibetan Spaniel.

For some of us, a non-sporting dog better fits our needs and lifestyle.


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Our team have compiled a list of top 7 most popular non-sporting dog breeds


chow chow

The Chow Chow is a spitz-type of dog breed originally from northern China. Spitz is a type of dog characterized by long, thick, and often white fur, and pointed ears and muzzles.

Chow-Chow loves to be groomed and it is also fast as cat. This breed needs to be given proper behavior training before keeping them as pets because at times they can be aggressive and can destroy various household objects.

They are compact, powerful and can have rough as well smooth coats of cream, blue, red, black and cinnamon.

Height 18-20 inches
Weight45-70 pounds

Chow-Chow’s do not need much exercise and are easily adaptable.



The Dalmatian is a breed of medium-sized dog, known for its unique white coat marked with black or brown-colored spots.

They originated as hunting dogs and later were used as carriage dogs which used to move alongside trot-carriages to protect the occupants from the external threats.

Dalmatians also fall in the category of most active dogs and are lovable by families who loves to jog and exercise.

Height20-24 inches
Weight48-70 Pounds

Due to their short coat they don’t need grooming and are low maintenance dogs.

Shiba Inu

Shiba Inu

Shiba Inu is a small to medium breed from Japan mostly used by hunters for hunting. This breed of dog is very active and can easily climb mountains and hilly areas.

They look compact but have very strong muscles, are very loyal and courageous. They mostly like to remain indoors and are not very social unlike other breeds.

Height14.8-17 inches (male), 13.7-16 inches (female)
Weight25 pounds (male), 18 pounds (female)

They do best in homes without other pets and children. 

Boston Terrier

Boston terrier

Boston Terrier’s are originally from United States Of America also known as “American Gentleman”. They were inducted as non-sporting breed in 1893 by American Kennel Club.

They are compact small sized dogs with erect ears and short tail. The advantage of having this breed as pet is they can be trained very easily due to their high intelligence level.

At times they can be tough to handle but that is rare, most of the time they are friendly and enjoy the company of their owners.

Height10-15 inches
Weight7-25 pounds
Avg. life span10-13 Years

They were originally bred for fighting and rat hunting, but have lost their aggressive nature and are great companions.

Standard Poodle

Standard Poodle

The Poodle, called the Pudel in German and the Caniche in French, is a breed of water dog. A water dog is a type of gun dog or bird dog bred to flush and retrieve game from water.

Poodle originated in Germany but most cynologists (who study matters related to canines or domestic dogs) believe they are from France.

The Standard Poodle is a intelligent dog, easy to train, suitable for playing with children,.

Height18-24 inches
Weight45-70 pounds

They were originally hunting dogs, but now better known for their time in the conformation ring and as human companions.

Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise

Small size dogs with baby doll face, looks like cotton is rapped around their body are quite active dogs.

Despite their size, they are relatively active and enjoy going out with their families and do well around children because of their playful nature.

Height9-11 inches
Life Span12-20 Years

They make perfect family dogs and love to stay in the lap.

American Eskimo

American Eskimo

Originated in Germany, the American Eskimo is a breed of companion dog. A companion dog is a dog that does not work, providing only companionship as a pet, rather than usefulness by doing specific tasks.

They have white coat with a lion-like ruff around the chest and shoulders.

Height15-20 inches (standard)
Weight15-40 pounds

Some Eskimos have markings with the delicious color name “biscuit cream.” They move with a bold and agile gait.


Our team concluded that out of the 7 non-sporting dogs, the Standard Poodle is our pick, as this breed is highly intelligent, easy to train and makes wonderful pets who get along with the children very well. 


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