Calling the dog: The sources of AKC breed names

Angela G Ray*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The official names of the 136 dog breeds currently recognized by the American Kennel Club reflect the role of the canine in human civilization. Some names are exotic, but most are practical. Most names derive from sources pertaining to geography, appearance, and behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-28
Number of pages26
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Demography
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language


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