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I decide to do this for my own free-well nothing better to do to make a list. It took me two days to do whew! I thought it would be neat to list all breeds in UK & America then add the Abbrev instead of spelling the whole breed's name. Some don't have abbrev because of the name already short enough like (Pug, Clumber, Vizsla for example inc) & some I don't know what the abbrev are. If theirs any corrections feel free to let me know thanx

American Kennel Club

Sporting Group:
American Water Spainel = AWS
Brittany = Bri
Chesapeake Bay Retriever = CBR or Chessie
Clumber
American Corker Spaniel - Corker
Curly-Coated Retriever = CCR
English Corker Spaniel = Engie or Corker
English Setter = Lawerack, or Laverack, or Llewellin (or Llewellyn) Setter
English Springer Spaniel = ESS
Field Spaniel = Fieldie
Flat-Coated Retriever = FCR
German Shorthaired Pointer = GSP
German Wirehaired Pointer = GWP
Golden Retriever = Goldies, Retrievers
Gordon Setter = Gordons
Irish Red & White Setter = IRWS
Irish Setter
Irish Water Spaniel = RWS
Labrador Retriever = Labs
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever = Toller
Pointer (English Pointer)
Spinone Italiano= Spinone
Sussex Spaniel
Vizsla
Weimaraner = Weim or Wimies
Welsh Springer = Welshies
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Hound Group:
Afghan Hound = Affies or AH
American Foxhound
Basenji
Basset Hound
Beagle
Black & Tan Coonhound
Bloodhound
Borzoi = Zoi
Dachshund = Doxie
English Foxhound = Foxhound
Greyhound = Grey
Harrier
Ibizan Hound
Irish Wolfhound = IW
Norwegian Elkhound= Elkies
Otterhound
Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen = PBGV
Pharaoh Hound
Plott
Rhodesian Ridgeback = RR
Saluki
Scottish Deerhound
Whippet

Working Group:
Akita
Alaskan Malamute = Mal
Anatolian Shepherd Dog = ASD
Bernese Mountain Dog = Berner
Black Russian Terrier = BRT
Boxer
Bullmastiff
Doberman Pinscher = Dob
Dogue De Bordeaux
German Pinscher
Giant Schnauzer = Giants
Great Dane = Danes
Great Pyrenees = Pyr or G.P
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog = Swissie or GSMD
Komondor = Kom
Kuvasz
Mastiff
Neapolitan Mastiff = Neo
Newfoundland = Newf
Portuguese Water Dog = PWD
Rottweiler = Rottie
Saint Bernard = Saint
Samoyed = Sammy
Siberian Husky = Husky
Standard Schnauzer = Std Schnauzer
Tibetan Mastiff = TM

Terrier Group:
Airedale Terrier
American Staffordshire Terrier = AST, AmStaff, Staff
Australian Terrier = Aussie
Bedlington Terrier
Border Terrier = BT
Bull Terrier = Bully
Cairn Terrier
Dandie Dinmont Terrier = Dandie
Glen of Imaal Terrier = Glen
Irish Terrier
Kerry Blue Terrier = Kerry
Lakeland Terrier
Manchester Terrier
Miniature Bull Terrier = Mini Bulls
Miniature Schnauzer = Minis
Norfolk Terrier
Parson Russell Terrier = PRT
Scottish Terrier = Scotties
Sealyham Terrier
Skye Terrier = Skyes
Smooth Fox Terrier = Foxie or SFT
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier = SCWT
Staffordshire Bull Terrier = SBT, Staffy, Staffy Bull
Welsh Terrier = WT or Welshie
West Highland White Terrier = Westies
Wire Fox Terrier = Foxie

Toy Group:
Affenpinscher = Affen
Brussels Griffon = Brussels
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel = Cav or CKCS
Chihuahua = Chi
Chinese Crested = Puff, Crested, Crestie, CC, or PP
English Toy Spaniel
Havanese
Italian Greyhound = Iggy or IG
Japanese Chin = Chin or JCH
Maltese
Miniature Pincher = Mini Pin
Papillon = Pap
Pekingese = Peke
Pomeranian = Pom
Miniature Poodle = Pudle
Pug
Shih Tzu = Tzu
Silky Terrier
Toy Fox Terrier = TFT
Yorkshire Terrier = Yorkie or YT

Non-Sporting Group:
American Eskimo Dog = Eskie or AED
Bichon Frise = Bichon
Boston Terrier = Bostons
Bulldog
Chinese Shar-Pei
Chow Chow
Dalmation = Dal
Finnish Spitz
French Bulldog = Frenchie
Keeshond = Kees
Lhasa Apso = Lhasa
Löwchen
Standard Poodle = Std Poodle
Schipperke = Spitzke, Spits or Spitske
Shiba Inu
Tibetan Spaniel = Tibbie

Herding Group:
Australian Cattle Dog = ACD
Australian Shepherd = Aussie
Bearded Collie = Beardie
Beauceron = Beau
Belgian Malinois = Mal or Malinois
Belgian Sheepdog
Belgian Tervuen = Terv
Border Collie = Border or BC
Bouvier Des Flandres = Bouvier
Briard
Canaan Dog
Cardigan Welsh Corgi = CWC or Cardi
Collie (Rough) = Collie
German Shepherd Dog = GSD
Old English Sheepdog = OES
Norwegian Buhund
Pembroke Welsh Corgi = PWC, Pemb or Pemmies
Polish Lowland Sheepdog = PON
Puli
Pyrenean Shepherd = Pyr
Smooth Collie = Smoothies
Shetland Sheepdog = Sheltie
Swedish Vallhund

Misc Class:
Bluetick Coonhound
Boykin Spaniel = Boykin or LBD
Cane Corso = CC, Corso
Cesky Terrier
Entlebucher Mountain Dog = Icies
Finnish Lapphund
Icelandic Sheepdog = Icies
Leonberger = Leo
Norwegian Lundehund
Redbone Coonhound = Reds
Treeing Walker Coonhound
Xoloitzcuintli = Xolo

UK Breed Club on page two
 

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Re: Dog Breeds: Abbervations

United Kennel Club

Companion Dog
Affenpinscher = Affen
Bichon Frise = Bichon
Bolognese = Bolo, the Botoli or the Bottolo
Boston Terrier = Boston
Brussels Griffon = Brussels
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel = CAW or CKCS
Chihuahua = Chi or JCH
Chinese Crested = Puff, Crested, Crestie, CC, or PP
Coton De Tulear = Coton or Cotie
Dalmatian = Dal
English Bulldog = EBT
English Toy Spaniel
French Bulldog = Frenchie
Havanese
Italian Greyhound = Iggy or GI
Japanese Chin = Chins, JCH
Lhasa Apso = Lhasa
Löwchen
Maltese
Miniature Pinscher = Mini Pin
Multi-Colored Poodle
Papillon = Pap
Pekingese = Peke
Pomeranian = Pom
Poodle (Miniature)
Pug
Russkiy Toy
Schipperke = Spitzke, Spits or Spitske
Shih Tzu
Tibetan Spaniel = Tabbie or TS
Tibetan Terrier
Yorkshire Terrier = Yorkie or YT

Guardian Dog
Aidi (Atlas Mountain Dog)
Akbash Dog
Alentejo Mastiff
American Bulldog = AB
Anatolian Shepherd = ASD
Appenzeller Sennenhund
Bernese Mountain Dog = Berner
Black Russian Terrier = BRT
Boxer
Bullmastiff
Cane Corso Italiano
Cao de Castro Laboreiro
Caucasian Ovcharka
Central Asian Shepherd = CAC or Aziat
Cimarrón Urguayo
Danish Broholmer
Doberman Pinscher = Dob
Dogo Argentino = Dogo
Dogue De Bordeaux
Entlebucher Mountain Dog =EMD
Estrela Mountain Dog
Giant Schnauzer = Giants
Great Dane = Danes
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog = Swissie or GSMD
Great Pyrenees = Pyr or G.P.
Hovawart = Hovie
Kangal Dog
Karst Shepherd Dog
Komondor = Kom
Kuvasz
Leonberger = Leo
Majorca Mastiff
Maremma Sheepdog
Mastiff (English)
Neapolitan Mastiff = Neo
Newfoundland = Newf
Owczarek Podhalanski = Tatra, or Podhalan
Perro De Presa Canario
Pyrenean Mastiff
Rottweiler = Rottie
Saint Bernard = Saint
Šarplaninac = Šar or Šarko
Slovac Cuvac
Spanish Mastiff
Standard Schnauzer = Std Schnauzer
Tibetan Mastiff = TM
Tosa Ken

Gun Dog
American Water Spaniel = AWS
Barbet
Boykin Spaniel = LBD or Boykin
Bracco Italiano
Braque D'Auvergne
Braque du Bourbonnais
Braque de l'Ariege
Braque Francais,
Braque Saint Germain
Brittany = Britt
Cesky Fousek
Chesapeake Bay Retriever = CBR or Chessie
Clumber Spaniel
Cocker Spaniel = CCR
Curly-Coated Retriever = CCR or Curly
German Spaniel (Deutscher Wachtelhund)
Drentse Patrijshond = Drent
English Cocker Spaniel = Engie or Corker
English Pointer
English Setter = Lawerack, Laverack or Llewellyn
English Springer Spaniel = ESS
Épagneul Blue de Picardie = Bleu Picard
Epagneul Breton (Brittany)
Epagneul Francais (French Spaniel)
Epagneul Picard
Epagneul Pont-Audemer
Field Spaniel = Fieldie
Flat-Coated Retriever = FCR
Frysian Water Dog (Wetterhoun)
German Longhaired Pointer = GLP
German Wirehaired Pointer
German Shorthaired Pointer = GSP
German Wirehaired Pointer = GWP
Golden Retriever = Golden or GR
Gordon Setter
Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla
Irish Red and White Setter = IRWS
Irish Setter
Irish Water Spaniel
Kooikerhondje = Kooiker
Labrador Retriever = Labs
Lagotto Romagnolo
Large Münsterländer
Multi-Colored Standard Poodle
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever = Toller
Old Danish Pointer
Pachon Navarro
Portuguese Pointer
Portuguese Water Dog = Portie or PWD
Pudelpointer
Small Münsterländer
Spanish Water Dog = SWD
Spinone Italiano
Stabyhoun = Staby or Beike
Standard Poodle = Std Poodle
Sussex Spaniel
Vizsla
Weimaraner = Weim or Weimies
Welsh Springer = Welshies
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Herding Dog
Australian Cattle Dog = ACD
Australian Kelpie = Kelpie or Barb
Australian Shepherd = Aussie
Bearded Collie = Beardie
Beauceron = Beau
Belgian Shepherd Dog
Bergamasco Shepherd
Berger Picard
Border Collie = BC or Border
Bouvier Des Ardennes = Bouvier
Bouvier des Flandres = Bouvier
Briard
Catalonian Sheepdog
Carpathian Shepherd Dog
Collie (Rough)
Croatian Sheepdog
Czechoslovakian Wolfdog
Dutch Shepherd
English Shepherd
German Shepherd Dog = GSD
Icelandic Sheepdog = Icies
Lancashire Heeler
Lapponian Herder
Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog
Mioritic
Mudi
Old English Sheepdog = OES
Perro de Presa Mallorquin
Polski Owczarek Nizinny (Polish Owczarek Nizinny)
Portuguese Sheepdog
Puli
Pumi
Pyrenean Shepherd = PyrShep
Saarloosewolfdog
Schapendoes
Shetland Sheepdog = Sheltie
South Russian Shepherd Dog
Stumpy Tail Cattle Dog
Swedish Vallhund
Welsh Corgi, Cardigan = CWC or Cardi
Welsh Corgi, Pembroke = Corgi, PCW or Pemmies
White Shepherd = WS or WGSD

Northern Breed
Akita
Alaskan Klee Kai = Klee Kai or AKK
Alaskan Malamute = Mal
American Eskimo = Eskie
Canadian Eskimo Dog
Chinese Shar-Pei
Chinook
Chow Chow
East Siberian Laika
Eurasian
Finnish Lapphund
Finnish Spitz
German Spitz
Greenland Dog
Hokkaido
Japanese Spitz
Kai Ken
Karelian Bear Dog
Keeshond = Kees
Kishu
Korean Jindo Dog
Norrbottenspets
Norwegian Buhund
Norwegian Elkhound = Elkies
Norwegian Lundehund
Russo-European Laika
Samoyed = Sammy
Shiba Inu
Shikoku
Siberian Husky = Husky
Swedish Elkhound
Swedish Lapphund
Volpino Italiano
West Siberian Laika = WSL

Scenthound
Alpine Dachsbracke
American Black & Tan Coonhound
American Foxhound
American Leopard Hound
Anglo-Français de Petite Vénerie
Ariegeois
Austrian Black and Tan Hound
Basset Artésien Normand = BAN
Basset Bleu De Gascogne
Basset Fauve De Bretagne
Basset Hound
Bavarian Mountain Hound
Beagle Harrier
Beagle
Billy
Slovenský Kopov
Black Mouth Cur
Bloodhound
Bluetick Coonhound
Bosnian Coarse-haired Hound
Briquet Griffon Vendéen
Chien d'Artois
Chien Français Blanc et Noir
Chien Français Tricolore
Dachshund = Doxie
Deutsche Bracke
Drever
Dunker
English Coonhound
English Foxhound
Finnish Hound
Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen
Grand Bleu De Gascogne
Grand Gascon-Saintongeois
Grand Griffon Vendéen
Great Anglo-Français Tricolor Hound
Great Anglo-Français White and Orange Hound
Griffon Bleu de Gascogne
Griffon Fauve de Bretagne
Griffon Nivernais
Halden Hound
Hamiltonstövare
Hanover Hound
Harrier
Hellenic Hound
Hygen Hund
Istrian Coarse-Haired Hound
Istrian Short-Haired Hound
Italian Hound
Montenegrin Mountain Hound
Mountain Cur
Otterhound
Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen
Petit Bleu De Gascogne
Petit Gascon-Saintongeois
Plott Hound
Poitevin
Polish Hound
Porcelaine
Posavaz Hound
Redbone Coonhound = Reds
Schiller Hound
Serbian Hound
Serbian Tricolor Hound
Slovenský Hound
Smålandsstövare
Small Swiss Hound
Sabueso Español
Stephens Cur
Styrian Coarse Haired Hound
Schweizer Laufhund
Transylvanian Hound
Treeing Cur
Treeing Walker Coonhound
Tyrolean Hound
Welsh Hound
Westphalian Dachsbracke

Sighthound & Pariah
Afghan Hound = AH or Affies
Azawakh
Basenji
Borzoi = zoi
Canaan Dog
Carolina Dog
Chart Polski (Polish Greyhound)
Cirneco dell'Etna
Greyhound = Grey
Hungarian Greyhound
Ibizan Hound
Irish Wolfhound = IW
New Guinea Singing Dog
Peruvian Inca Orchid
Pharaoh Hound
Podenco Canario
Podengo Portugueso
Rhodesian Ridgeback = RR
Saluki
Scottish Deerhound
Sloughi
Spanish Greyhound
Thai Ridgeback
Whippet
Xoloitzcuintli = Xolo

Terrier Group:
Airedale Terrier
American Hairless Terrier = AHT
American Pit Bull Terrier = APBT, Pit Bull, Pit
Australian Terrier = Aussie
Austrian Pinscher
Bedlington Terrier
Border Terrier = BT
Bull Terrier = BT
Cairn Terrier
Cesky Terrier
Dandie Dinmont Terrier = Dandie
Danish Swedish Farmdog = DSG
Dutch Smoushond
German Pinscher
Glen of Imaal Terrier = Glen
Irish Terrier
Jack Russell Terrier = JRT
Jagdterrier
Japanese Terrier
Kerry Blue Terrier = Kerry
Kromfohrländer = Krom
Lakeland Terrier
Manchester Terrier
Miniature Bull Terrier = Mini Bulls
Miniature Schnauzer = Minis
Norfolk Terrier
Norwich Terrier
Parson Russell Terrier = PRT
Patterdale Terrier
Rat Terrier
Scottish Terrier = Scottie
Sealyham Terrier
Silky Terrier = Silky
Skye Terrier
Smooth Fox Terrier = Foxie or SFT
Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier = Wheaten or Wheatie
Sporting Lucas Terrier
Staffordshire Bull Terrier = SBT
Teddy Roosevelt Terrier
Toy Fox Terrier = TFT
Treeing Feist
Welsh Terrier = WT or Welshie
West Highland White Terrier = Westie
Wire Fox Terrier = Foxie
 

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Re: Dog Breeds: Abbervations

Some Corrections

Brittany - Britt
Chesapeake Bay Retriever - Chessie
English Cocker Spaniel - Engie or Cocker
English Springer Spaniel - Springers
Field Spaniel - Fieldie
Welsh Springer - Welshies

Afghan Hound - Affies
Borzoi - Zoi

Black Russian Terrier - BRT
Dogue de Bordeaux - DDB
Giant Schnauzer - Giants
Great Dane - Dane
Neapolitan Mastiff - Neo
Portuguese Water Dog - PWD
Tibetan Mastiff - TM

Bull Terrier - Bully
Miniature Schnauzer - Minis
Miniature Bull Terrier - Mini Bulls
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier - SCWT

Miniature Pinscher - Min Pin
Toy Fox Terrier - TFT

American Eskimo Dog - Eskie or AED
Boston Terrier - Boston

Beauceron - Beau
Cardigan Welsh Corgi - CWC or Cardi
Pembroke Welsh Corgi - PWC or Pemb
Polish Lowland Sheepdog - PON
Pyrenean Shepherd - PyrShep
Smooth Collie - Smoothies

Entlebucher Mountain Dog - EMD
Icelandic Sheepdog - Icies
 

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Re: Dog Breeds: Abbervations

After some additions and editing, it would make a great sticky. When people use the abreviations, they always know what they mean, but others may not. I puzzled over SD on another site this morning before remembering service dog.

Since there is no forcing people to use standard ones, you might include both CBR and Chessie.
 

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Re: Dog Breeds: Abbervations

ESS is also common for English Springers, and Welshie for Welsh Springers.

It's common to call Golden Retrievers "goldies" or simply "retrievers" (as opposed to Labs) in England, too. I found it annoying!
 

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Re: Dog Breeds: Abbervations

I'd suggest correcting "English Corker Spaniel" to English COCKER Spaniel, and same for American.

Excellent idea, by the way! I often get confused at breed abbreviations and spend countless minutes pondering the possibilities, especially for breeds which are not common around here. I'll be referring to this post quite a lot.
 

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Re: Dog Breeds: Abbervations

Nice. I always picture the dog at the top of the forum when I run into an acronym I don't know. It baffles me that people won't take the extra 1.6 seconds of typing.
 

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Re: Dog Breeds: Abbervations

The abbreviation for the UKC for Japanese Chin is JCH. I am the event secretary for our club and have to write out all the abbreviations for each breed shown. The list is long. But you are on the right track. Afghan Hound is AH. Yorkshire Terrier is YT. Pretty basic.
 

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Re: Dog Breeds: Abbervations

American Pit Bull Terrier - APBT, Pit Bull, Pit
American Staffordshire Terrier - AST, AmStaff, Staff
Staffordshire Bull Terrier - SBT, Staffy, Staffy Bull
Cane Corso - CC, Corso
 

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Re: Dog Breeds: Abbervations

Cresteds are abbreviated: Puff, Crested, Crestie, CC, or PP
 

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Re: Dog Breeds: Abbervations

Am I allowed to add to this?

I dunno that these are official but I have seen them used a lot...

Caucasian Ovcharka = CO
Caucasian Mountain Dog= CMD
Central Asian Ovcharka (Shepherd) = CAO

Also, in the case of countries where the Akita is split:

American Akita = AA
Japanese Akita = JA
 
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