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What is Dog Spotting?

Dog Spotting is a hobby, similar to bird watching. Hobbyists try to spot and identify as many dog breeds as possible, and keep a “life list” of the breeds they have seen.

Some dog fans may focus on a particular group of dogs, such as herding dogs or working dogs, but since there are less than 200 American Kennel Club recognized dog breeds, it’s fairly easy to spot them all.  (The Canadian Kennel Club recognizes slightly fewer breeds, and the United Kennel Club recognizes just over 300.)

In the course of building their list, hobbyists learn about each breed, and learn to recognize and appreciate the unique characteristics.

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