New Dog Breeds Enlisted in American Kennel Club Registry

By on Jan 29, 2011 in Animals, Banking Comments

Three new dog breeds were announced by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in its website on Tuesday, January 25, 2011. The new dog breeds include the Entlebucher Mountain Dog, the Norwegian Lundehund and the Xoloitzcuintli.

In 1884 the AKC started with nine recognized breeds on its list which now grew to 170. According to Lisa Peterson, the club’s spokeswoman, dog breeders, owners and experts must have a club of their own which can be used in promoting a canine breed before they apply for recognition with the American Kennel Club.

Below are the three new dog breeds recognized by AKC. Photos of the three new dog breeds were taken from Akc.org.

  • Entlebucher Mountain Dog is small, tri-colored mountain dog that originated in Entlebuch, Switzerland. They grow up to about 53 centimetres in height and their coats are mostly black, with white and yellow to rusty-brown markings.

  • Norwegian Lundehund is a loyal, energetic and playful dog breed that grows to about 38 centimetres in height. They have a reddish brown with white markings. It has six toes on each foot and an extra vertebrae in its neck that allows it to bend backward and touch its spine with its forehead.

  • Xoloitzcuintli is an old Mexican breed of dog that is reportedly one of the rarest breeds in the world. These breed of dogs are either hairless or coated that comes in three sizes that include
    • toy, with less than 35 centimetres high,
    • miniature that grew up to about 46 centimetres high and
    • standard that grew up to 58 centimetres high) – and two varieties, hairless and coated.


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