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AKC Names New Breed to the Pack

PouchieFrom today’s Facebook feed, courtesy of #AKCFamilyDog. (Check the date)

The American Kennel Club is proud to announce the addition of a new breed to the Terrier Group, effective April 1. The Silver-Coated Pouch Terrier is known for his hardy constitution and characteristically “wobbly” but surprisingly efficient movement, capable of tremendous reach and drive. Like so many breeds, the history of the SCPT is lost in the mists of time, but we know that his association with humans reaches back to antiquity. His lush, silver-sable double coat needs only minimal maintenance, requiring a bath only about once a year or whenever he becomes smelly. A defining characteristic of the breed is his gently rounded (though not roached) back, with his long, somewhat hairless tail carried low and continuing the graceful curve of the topline. The tail is traditionally undocked. Continue reading AKC Names New Breed to the Pack

New AKC Breed: The American Hairless Terrier

American Hairless Terrier, 6 Months Old, Sitting In Front Of Whi

The American Hairless Terrier was added to the AKC Terrier Group in early 2016. The American Hairless Terrier Club of America describes the breed as A natural variation of the Rat Terrier, this completely hairless dog (some may have eyebrows and whiskers) is a lively, intelligent and friendly companion that is often the perfect answer for those with allergies. Further, they say The AHT is quite a bit different from most commonly known hairless breeds (such as Chinese Crested, Xolo, etc.). The AHT does NOT have hair anywhere on the body (such as head, feet, tail) and should not have any excess body hair. Continue reading New AKC Breed: The American Hairless Terrier

New AKC Breed: The Sloughi

In preparation for next week’s big National Dog Championships, I’m spending a little time learning about the new breeds recognized by the AKC this year. First up: the Sloughi!

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American Sloughi Association

According to the American Sloughi Association, the Sloughi is a rare breed of Arabian sighthound from the north African countries of Morocco, Tunisia, Libya and Algeria. It is also known as the Arabian Greyhound. Continue reading New AKC Breed: The Sloughi