Which domestic animal has the largest number of breeds?

dog
sheep
horse
cat
Sheep hus­bandry is prac­ticed through­out the majority of the in­hab­it­ed world, and has been fun­da­men­tal to many civ­i­liza­tion­s. FAO (Food and Agri­cul­ture Or­ga­ni­za­tion of the UN) iden­ti­fied 1229 breeds of sheep as of 2006. Almost all sheep are clas­si­fied as being best suited to fur­nish­ing a certain product: wool, meat, milk, hides, or a com­bi­na­tion in a du­al-pur­pose breed.

Answers distribution

dog
sheep
horse
cat
answers
flagNorway
41%
58%
0%
0%
12
flagItaly
40%
53%
6%
0%
15
flagCanada
30%
47%
0%
21%
23
flagthe Netherlands
50%
44%
0%
5%
18
flagIndia
29%
43%
16%
10%
48
flagPoland
44%
35%
12%
7%
5619
flagRepublic of Ireland
47%
34%
13%
4%
23
flagGermany
49%
32%
8%
9%
61
flagthe United Kingdom
57%
30%
6%
6%
99
flagthe United States
53%
23%
11%
11%
143
flagFrance
61%
23%
15%
0%
13
flagDenmark
70%
10%
10%
10%
10

Gender

men34%
women36%
dog
43%
47%
sheep
34%
36%
horse
13%
10%
cat
8%
6%

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