Last week, I featured the new breeds being shown at this week’s AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin. There are also dogs being shown who have not yet been placed in one of the traditional seven breed groups (Toy, Terrier, Working, Sporting, Non-Sporting, Herding, and Hound). These dogs are in a group known as the Miscellaneous Group.
When a new breed of dog is developed, breeders can have their dogs registered through the AKC in the Foundation Stock Service, which allows the tracking of parentage. It is the first step toward becoming a recognized breed. These dogs are not permitted to compete in shows.
The second step is having the breed moved to the miscellaneous class. This allows dogs to compete, although they are not yet placed in the stud book as a fully recognized breed. The dogs who will be competing in the miscellaneous class this year are:
And now you know.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!