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
flagItaly
33%
61%
5%
0%
18
flagNorway
46%
53%
0%
0%
13
flagthe Netherlands
42%
52%
0%
4%
21
flagIndia
28%
45%
16%
9%
53
flagCanada
29%
45%
4%
20%
24
flagPoland
45%
35%
11%
7%
6125
flagRepublic of Ireland
46%
34%
15%
3%
26
flagGermany
50%
32%
6%
9%
73
flagthe United Kingdom
55%
31%
5%
6%
119
flagFrance
60%
26%
13%
0%
15
flagUnknown
52%
25%
13%
5%
36
flagthe United States
50%
24%
13%
11%
162
flagDenmark
70%
10%
10%
10%
10

Gender

men33%
women35%
dog
43%
47%
sheep
33%
35%
horse
13%
10%
cat
8%
5%

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