6 new dog breeds to debut at 2012 Westminster Kennel Club dog show (Photos)

By on Jan 25, 2012 in Animals, Lifestyle, Science, United States Comments

Updated: February 15, 2012 12:45 p.m.

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Six new dog breeds will be making their debuts at the 2012 Westminster Kennel Club dog show (WKC), as shown in the photos below, and have been recognized and approved for competition by the American Kennel Club (AKC).

According to a press release posted at the official website of Westminster Kennel Club recently, these newest dog breeds are now entitled to compete at the 136th Annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show.

The 6 new dogs were identified as the American English Coonhound (Hound Group); Cesky Terrier (Terrier Group); the Entlebucher Mountain Dog and the Finnish Lapphund, both for the Herding Group; and the Norwegian Lundehund (or Puffin Dog) and the Xoloitzcuintli, both for the Non-Sporting Group.

As noted in the report, the 2012 Westminster Kennel Club dog show will be on February 13-14, 2012 (Monday and Tuesday) to be held at the Madison Square Garden in New York, with individual breed judging to take place each day between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET.

Based on the schedule of WKC, all Hound, Toy, Non-Sporting and Herding breeds and varieties will be judged on Monday, with Groups to be judged on Monday evening; and will be televised live on USA Network from 8-9 p.m. ET and continuing on CNBC from 9-11 p.m. ET.

Meanwhile, all Sporting, Working, and Terrier breeds and varieties will be judged on Tuesday, with Groups judged on Tuesday evening, as well as the for the Best In Show winner; and will be televised live on USA Network from 8-11 p.m. ET.

Note: Use the page navigation buttons below each page to view the other photos and additional information about each dog breed.

The American English Coonhound evolved from Virginia Hounds, and is
being known to be the descendant of English Foxhounds. Today’s breed
is considered to have tremendous speed, endurance, and excellent
voice, but is sociable with both humans and dogs.

Image Credit: WestminsterKennelClub.org

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