American Kennel Club recognizes two new breeds

160106093116-01-akc-new-dogs-exlarge-169American Hairless Terriers and Sloughis have joined the elite ranks of dog breed recognition. The esteemed pups were recently added to the American Kennel Club’s list of recognized breeds. It is the largest registry of purebreds in the world, with 189 breeds. “We’re excited to welcome these two unique breeds into the AKC family,” AKC Vice President Gina DiNardo said.CYACllcWsAErLAH.jpg largeBeing recognized by the AKC will allow them to compete in more than 22,000 events this year. The road to becoming recognized by the AKC can take several years. Breeds have to have a National Breed Club behind them, like the Sloughi has the American Sloughi Association. The breed club then petitions to be added to the Miscellaneous Class, where they can compete with other breeds not yet recognized.

While there is no established timeline for adding new breeds, dogs typically compete in the Miscellaneous Class for up to three years, according to the AKC. The American Hairless Terrier is joining other breeds in the Terrier group, such as the Rat Terrier and Miniature Schnauzer. The breed was started in the United States in the early 1970s when a hairless puppy named Josephine was born into a litter of Rat Terriers. Although hairless is in the breed’s name, this dog can be born with a full coat of hair.12238304_1212395615443872_1435847754679338289_o

The Sloughi, also known as the Arabian Greyhound, is joining the Hound group, along with other popular breeds like the Greyhound and Beagle. This ancient breed is prized in North Africa for its hunting skills and endurance to run long distances. This breed requires lots of exercise and room to run. The first Sloughi arrived in America in 1973.

(Via: CNN)

Drawing Every Dog in The AKC

Today we feature the ‘Dog A Day’ project from Portland based designer & illustrator Bethany Ng.  Each dog from the list of official AKC dog breeds will be featured divided by AKC grouping. Here are a few examples of her great work and some links so you can keep up with her latest creations:

Toy Poodle

dog a day project

Prints for sale at: society6.com/bethanyng

View Bethany’s portfolio at: bethanyng.com

Popular Designer Dog Breeds Facts

Do you know your designer dogs? What’s a designer dog anyway? How are they bred and how much do they cost? We’re talking about Goldendoodles (Golden Retreiver + Poodles), Cavachons (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel + Bichon Frise), and Puggles (Pugs + Beagles), just to name a few of the high-end mixed breeds you can find in your local park or in the arms of celebrities like Ellen Degeneres and Miley Cyrus, both of whom own Malitpoos (a mixture of a Maltese and a Poodle.)

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