Presidents Welcome Message

Listed below are the AKC Working Group Breeds.


Alaskan Malamute

Anatolian Shepherd 

Black Russian Terrier

Bernese Mountain Dog




Cane Corso


Doberman Pinscher

Dogue de Bordeaux

German Pinscher

Giant Schnauzer

Great Dane  

Great Pyrenees

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog





Neapolitan Mastiff


Portuguese Water Dog



Siberian Husky

Standard Schnauzer

Tibetan Mastiff

Dogs in the Working Group were bred to perform jobs to help people. For example, the Rottweiler and the Great Pyrenees are guard dogs. The Bernese Mountain Dog pulls a cart; the Alaskan Malamute pulls a sledge; the Siberian Husky pulls a sled.

The purpose of the club is to protect and preserve the nature of the pure-bred working dog. We do this by adhering to the Breed Standards, which are written descriptions of each breed. The Standard lays out each aspect of a breed: the way each body part looks and works as well as the breed temperament, or how a dog should behave. We hold dog shows where the purpose of the judging is to find the dog that best represents the words of the standard.

We also do as much genetic testing as is available to ensure we breed healthy puppies. Healthy puppies can perform the job duties the breed standard calls upon the dogs to do.

If you’re interested in more information, please join us at one of our monthly meetings. We meet the second Thursday of each month, except July, at Bella Vista’s restaurant, 20908 Bill Stephens Dr., Chugiak.  

Or come to our shows! We hold shows on Labor Day weekend at the CBA (Chugiak Benefit  Association) field in Chugiak, 18606 Old Glenn Hwy. Obedience and Rally events are held on Saturday, with Conformation held on Sunday and Monday.


Marti Rhyne

 Working Group Dog Club of AK, P.O. Box 670925, Chugiak, AK 99567