AKC recognises new breeds 2011

03 Jul 2011 | by | Posted in: Wag Brag

Groomers may already know these breeds that are recognised by AKC. Anyway in case you are not in the know, read up about them. These breeds are still propogating and may be some time before any of us get a chance to groom them.  Acquaint yourseld with their breed standards and hopefully we'll have them prancing into our salons soon.

The American Kennel Club is pleased to announce that three new breeds became eligible for AKC registration on January 1, 2011, bringing the totally number of registered breeds to 170.

The Entlebucher Mountain Dog was bred to move cows from pasture to pasture in the Swiss Alps. Medium-sized and strongly muscled, the Entle is a hard worker and can excel at canine sports.

The Norwegian Lundehund is the only AKC-registered breed whose original purpose was puffin hunting. Today the breed makes a loyal and playful family companion.

Xoloitzcuintli are still considered "healers" in remote Mexican and Central American villages today. The breed's name is pronounced show-low-etz-queent-lee.

The AKC also welcomes the following breeds into the Miscellaneous Class : Bergamasco, Boerboel, Dogo Argentino, Portuguese Podengo Pequeno, Peruvian Inca Orchid, Pumi, Sloughi and Wirehaired Vizsla.

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