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Traditionally Docked Dog Breeds

As of June 2022, the AKC registers 200 dog breeds. Eighty (40%) of them are traditionally docked and they continue to add more. Some, like Corgis, are graded harshly in competitions for not having properly docked tails. Excerpt from the AKC Pembroke Welch Corgi Breed Standard: "Tail-Docked as short as possible without being indented."

three-fourths of all Corgie's are born with tails.

Below is a list of American Kennel Club officially recognized docked breeds. Note that breeds are frequently added, they are sometimes shifted from one group to another, and the standards are periodically adjusted. This is NPAWS' best capture as of 10-23-22.

Miniature Schnauzer

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Terrier Group (24)

Airedale Terrier

American Staffordshire Terrier

American PItbull Terrier*

Australian Terrier

Black Russian Terrier

Cairn Terrier

Glen of Imaal Terrier

Irish Terrier

Kerry Blue Terrier

Lakeland Terrier

Miniature Schnauzer

Norfolk Terrier

Norwich Terrier

Parson or Jack Russell Terrier

Pitbull Terrier

Rat Terrier

Russell Terrier

Sealyham Terrier

Scottish Terrier

Smooth Fox Terrier

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Teddy Roosevelt Terrier

Welsh Terrier

Wire Fox Terrier

 * Not listed among AKC recognized breeds (10/23/22). Recognized by the American Dog Breeders Association and the United Kennel Club.

Sporting Group (22)

American Cocker Spaniel

Brittany Spaniel

Boykin Spaniel

Clumber Spaniel

English Cocker Spaniel

English Springer Spaniel

Field Spaniel

German Shorthaired Pointer

German Wirehaired Pointer

Hungarian Vizsla

Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla

Italian Spinone

Large Munsterlander

Long Haired Weimaraner

Spinone Italiano

Sussex Spaniel



Welsh Springer Spaniel

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Wirehaired Vizsla

Working Cocker

Cocker Spaniel

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Doberman Pinscher

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Working Group (8)



Cane Corso

Doberman Pinscher

Dogo Argentino

German Pinscher


Standard Schnauzer

Toy Breed Group (7)

English Toy Spaniel

Brussels Griffon

Miniature Pinscher

Poodle (Toy)

Silky Terrier

Toy Fox Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier

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Non-Sporting Group (4)

Norwegian Lundehund

Poodle (Miniature)

Poodle (Standard)


Foundation Stock Service (0)


Herding Group

Bouvier des Flandres

Miniature American Shepherd

Old English Sheepdog

Polish Lowland Sheepdog

Pyrenean Shepherd

Spanish Water Dog

Swedish Vallhund

Natural Swedish

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Pembroke Welsh

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Working Group

Bouvier des Flandres

Miniature American Shepherd

Old English Sheepdog

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Polish Lowland Sheepdog

Pyrenean Shepherd

Spanish Water Dog

Swedish Vallhund

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