- The AKC was founded in 1884. The Beagle was recognized just one year later in 1885.
There were only 15 breeds in total that were registerable that year (some were also officially recognized and with others, this last step came later). The complete list is: Basset Hound, Beagle, Bloodhound, Bull Terrier, Collie, Dachshund, Fox Terrier, Greyhound, Harrier, Irish Terrier, Mastiff, Pug, Saint Bernard, Scottish Terrier, and the Yorkshire Terrier.
Just about two decades later in 1904, dogs such as the Boxer, Schipperke and the Chihuahua were able to be registered.
Moving ahead 50 years to 1935, and 3 breeds were added: the Alaskan Malamute, Lhasa Apso and the Welsh Corgi (Cardigan).
Look 70 years past the Beagle's acceptance and in comes the Rhodesian Ridgeback in 1955 and the Silky Terrier a few years later in 1959.
Jump ahead 98 years to 1983, and the Pharoah Hound
was accepted as its own breed.