This twelvemonth the AKC has recognized three novel Canis familiaris breeds that volition hold out eligible to compete at the AKC Eukanuba National Championship inward 2013 too at the Westminster Kennel Club Canis familiaris present inward Feb 2014. Another xv breeds are waiting on deck inward the miscellaneous shape to locomote full-fledged AKC recognized Canis familiaris breeds too eligible to compete inward ane of the 7 groups (working, sporting, non-sporting, hound, terrier, toy too herding).
Meet the New Breeds
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The showtime of our novel AKC recognized breeds is the habitation grown sled dog, the Chinook. This breed was developed inward 1900 inward New Hampshire past times the Polar explorer Arthur Treadwell Walden. The name, Chinook, is derived from an Inuit give-and-take which agency warm wintertime wind. Seeking to do a powerful draft Canis familiaris alongside intelligence, trainability, speed too agility, the breed was developed past times crossing mastiffs (draft dogs) alongside the Greenland Husky too the Belgian too German linguistic communication shepherds. The number is a gentle, intelligent Canis familiaris alongside speed too fantabulous drafting power. These large dogs attain inward acme from 22- 26 inches at the shoulder.
Chinooks guide hold a dense double coat that is tan or tawny inward color, which sheds heavily twice a year. The Gentle Chinooks brand fantabulous identify unit of measurement pets, every bit they were non developed for protection yous should non await them to perform every bit guard dogs.
Learn to a greater extent than near the breed at the AKC website.
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The Portuguese Podengo Pequeno is a modest sight hound, standing 8-12 inches at the shoulder. While they hunt primarily past times sight, they too utilisation aroma too audio to rails their prey. Used mainly for rabbit hunting, this breed is related to the Pharaoh Hound, Cirneco dell’Etna, The Basenji too the Ibizan hound. Developed over 3000 years agone inward the Iberian Peninsula, the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno, which is a national Canis familiaris of Portugal, was only introduced to the USA inward the 1990s.
The Portugeuse Podengo Pequeros come upward inward 2 coat textures, the smoothen coat which is dense too the wire coat which is longer too harsher inward texture. They are typically yellowish or fawn inward color, too may guide hold white markings. With their erect ears too fawn markings they are reminiscent of their forebears, the Ibizan hound, inward miniature.
Intelligent, slowly to prepare too high drive, these dogs brand fantabulous obedience, agility too rally dogs. Bred to chase all day, they postulate a chore to do too regular exercise. Be certain to locomote on them inward a fenced yard every bit their instinct to chase prey tin larn them into problem inward a suburban or urban environment.
The 3rd novel breed gaining sum credence this twelvemonth inward the AKC registry is the Rat Terrier. This is about other habitation grown American breed, a multipurpose companion Canis familiaris that hunts rodents too other vermin both higher upward too below ground. They class modest game every bit well.
Rat terriers are come upward inward 2 sizes the miniature (standing 10-13 inches at the shoulder) too the criterion (13-18 inches). Their coat is smooth, too comes inward whatever variation of parti-colored patterns made upward of large patches of ane or to a greater extent than colors (typically black, red, fawn, tan, chocolate, bluish or lemon) inward combination alongside white markings.
The breed was developed from a mixture of terrier too hound crosses. Ancestors of the Rat Terrier include the Fox Terriers, the Manchester Terrier, Old English linguistic communication White Terriers, the Bull Terrier, every bit good every bit the Beagle, Toy Fox Terriers, Whippets too Italian Greyhounds added into the breed inward to a greater extent than recent times. From 1910 through the dust bowl era of the 1930s, the Rat Terrier was ane of the most mutual American farm dogs, valued for their mightiness to locomote on vermin at bay.
They are loyal too playful companions, silent they may hold out aloof alongside strangers. Intelligent too real active, they brand fantabulous obedience, rally, agility, too the world dogs. Their smoothen coats shed real trivial too are slowly to hold alongside a curry comb. Learn to a greater extent than near them at www.AKC.org
The AKC’s Miscellaneous Dog Breeds
Breeds awaiting sum AKC recognition are placed inward the Miscellaneous Class until the AKC sets a appointment for sum recognition. These breeds that nosotros tin await to run into entering the AKC over too hence adjacent 2 years include:
Coton de Tulear
Miniature American Shepherd
Peruvian Inca Orchid
Castilian Water Dog