The AKC started by recognizing only 9 dog breeds and now recognizes a total of 177.

The American Kennel Club started in 1884, where 12 members of other dog clubs around the United States got together to form one ultimate club. Within its first year it had recognized 9 breeds of dogs all under one sporting category - the Cocker Spaniel, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Irish Setter, English Setter, Gordon Setter, Irish Water Spaniel, Pointer, Sussex Spaniel and Clumber Spaniel Рand now it recognizes a total of 177 pure breeds. Below is a list of every officially recognized AKC dog breed in the order they were recognized.

AKC DOG BREED NAMECATEGORYYEAR
Cocker SpanielSporting1878
Chesapeake Bay RetrieverSporting1878
Irish SetterSporting1878
English SetterSporting1884
Gordon SetterSporting1884
Irish Water SpanielSporting1884
PointerSporting1884
Sussex SpanielSporting1884
Clumber SpanielSporting1884
DachshundHound1885
PugToy1885
HarrierHound1885
GreyhoundHound1885
Saint BernardWorking1885
MastiffWorking1885
Scottish TerrierTerrier1885
Bull TerrierTerrier1885
Smooth Fox TerrierTerrier1885
Wire Fox TerrierTerrier1885
CollieHerding1885
BloodhoundHound1885
Irish TerrierTerrier1885
Yorkshire TerrierToy1885
Basset HoundHound1885
BeagleHound1885
American FoxhoundHound1886
Scottish DeerhoundHound1886
BulldogNon-Sporting1886
Dandie Dinmont TerrierTerrier1886
NewfoundlandWorking1886
Italian GreyhoundToy1886
English Toy SpanielToy1886
Bedlington TerrierTerrier1886
Wirehaired Pointing GriffonSporting1887
Skye TerrierTerrier1887
Manchester Terrier (Standard)Terrier1887
Poodle (Standard and Miniature)Non-Sporting1887
Great DaneWorking1887
Japanese ChinToy1888
Airedale TerrierTerrier1888
Welsh TerrierTerrier1888
MalteseToy1888
WhippetHound1888
PomeranianToy1888
Old English SheepdogHerding1888
DalmatianNon-Sporting1888
BorzoiHound1891
Boston TerrierNon-Sporting1893
Field SpanielSporting1894
Irish WolfhoundHound1897
French BulldogNon-Sporting1898
Chow ChowNon-Sporting1903
BoxerWorking1904
ChihuahuaToy1904
Standard SchnauzerWorking1904
SchipperkeNon-Sporting1904
PekingeseToy1906
Welsh Springer SpanielSporting1906
SamoyedWorking1906
German Shepherd DogHerding1908
West Highland White TerrierTerrier1908
Doberman PinscherWorking1908
OtterhoundHound1909
English FoxhoundHound1909
English Springer SpanielSporting1910
Brussels GriffonToy1910
Sealyham TerrierTerrier1911
Shetland SheepdogHerding1911
Belgian SheepdogHerding1912
Norwegian ElkhoundHound1913
Cairn TerrierTerrier1913
Flat-Coated RetrieverSporting1915
Labrador RetrieverSporting1917
Kerry Blue TerrierTerrier1922
BriardHerding1922
Curly-Coated RetrieverSporting1924
Golden RetrieverSporting1925
Miniature PinscherToy1925
Afghan HoundHound1926
Miniature SchnauzerTerrier1926
SalukiHound1929
German Shorthaired PointerSporting1930
Giant SchnauzerWorking1930
Siberian HuskyWorking1930
KeeshondNon-Sporting1930
Border TerrierTerrier1930
Bouvier des FlandresHerding1931
RottweilerWorking1931
Great PyreneesWorking1933
BullmastiffWorking1933
BrittanySporting1934
Pembroke Welsh CorgiHerding1934
Lakeland TerrierTerrier1934
Alaskan MalamuteWorking1935
KuvaszWorking1935
Lhasa ApsoNon-Sporting1935
Cardigan Welsh CorgiHerding1935
PapillonToy1935
AffenpinscherToy1936
Norwich TerrierTerrier1936
PuliHerding1936
American Staffordshire TerrierTerrier1936
Bernese Mountain DogWorking1937
KomondorWorking1937
American Water SpanielSporting1940
WeimaranerSporting1943
BasenjiHound1944
Black and Tan CoonhoundHound1945
English Cocker SpanielSporting1946
Rhodesian RidgebackHound1955
Belgian TervurenHerding1959
German Wirehaired PointerSporting1959
Belgian MalinoisHerding1959
Silky TerrierToy1959
VizslaSporting1960
Australian TerrierTerrier1960
Shih TzuToy1969
Bichon FriseNon-Sporting1972
AkitaWorking1972
Tibetan TerrierNon-Sporting1973
Soft Coated Wheaten TerrierTerrier1973
Staffordshire Bull TerrierTerrier1974
Bearded CollieHerding1977
Ibizan HoundHound1978
Norfolk TerrierTerrier1979
Portuguese Water DogWorking1983
Tibetan SpanielNon-Sporting1983
Pharaoh HoundHound1983
Petit Basset Griffon VendeenHound1990
Miniature Bull TerrierTerrier1991
Australian ShepherdHerding1991
Chinese Crested DogToy1991
Finnish SpitzNon-Sporting1991
Shiba InuNon-Sporting1992
Chinese Shar-PeiNon-Sporting1992
Australian Cattle DogHerding1993
American Eskimo DogNon-Sporting1994
Border CollieHerding1995
Greater Swiss Mountain DogWorking1995
Cavalier King Charles SpanielToy1996
LowchenNon-Sporting1996
Anatolian Shepherd DogWorking1996
HavaneseToy1996
Canaan DogHerding1997
Parson Russell TerrierTerrier1997
Spinone ItalianoSporting2000
Black Russian TerrierWorking2001
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling RetrieverSporting2001
Toy Fox TerrierToy2001
Polish Lowland SheepdogHerding2001
German PinscherWorking2003
Neapolitan MastiffWorking2004
Glen of Imaal TerrierTerrier2004
Swedish VallhundHerding2005
PlottHound2006
Tibetan MastiffWorking2006
BeauceronHerding2007
Irish Red and White SetterSporting2007
Dogue de BordeauxWorking2008
Redbone CoonhoundHound2009
Norwegian BuhundHerding2009
Bluetick CoonhoundHound2009
Boykin SpanielSporting2009
Pyrenean ShepherdHerding2009
Icelandic SheepdogHerding2010
Cane CorsoWorking2010
LeonbergerWorking2010
Entlebucher Mountain DogHerding2011
Cesky TerrierTerrier2011
Norwegian LundehundNon-Sporting2011
XoloitzcuintliNon-Sporting2011
American English CoonhoundHound2011
Finnish LapphundHerding2011
Portuguese Podengo PequenoHound2012
ChinookWorking2012
Lagotto RomagnoloNon-Sporting2012
Berger PicardNon-Sporting2012