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Saturday Survey: New Breeds for Westminster 2021


If you’ve been following along, you may know that the new breeds for Westminster 2021 were recently announced.

Be honest, which of them were you familiar with? I’d heard of the Dogo Argentino, but wouldn’t necessarily recognize one.

Which of the new breeds had you heard of and could pick out of a lineup?

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Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

New Breeds Announced for Westminster 2021

From The Dog Lady’s mailbag:

Three newly AKC-recognized breeds will join the 208 eligible breeds at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in 2021.

The archetype water dog of France, the Barbet is a joyful, bright, and loyal companion. A rustic breed with roots as far back at the 16th century, this medium-sized dog locates, flushes, and retrieves birds. The Barbet will join the Sporting Group. Continue reading New Breeds Announced for Westminster 2021

Wirehaired Vizsla and Coton de Tulear Join the Ranks of the AKC

The pack has expanded! The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) announced the Coton de Tulear and Wirehaired Vizsla will be welcomed to its litter of recognized breeds this year, growing AKC’s family to 180.

“The AKC is excited to recognize these friendly, outgoing breeds, giving dog lovers everywhere even more choices to fit their lifestyle,” said AKC Spokesperson Gina DiNardo. “While they differ in exercise and grooming needs, both are sweet, loyal, loving family companions.”

Coton de Tulear

Coton de Tulear
Photo courtesy AKC

Known as the “Royal dog of Madagascar”, the Coton de Tulear joins the Non-Sporting group. The breed originated on the island of Madagascar and was owned only by nobleman. Cotons are small, sweet dogs with a lot of heart. They thrive on human companionship and make loyal family pets. They get along well with children, as well as other dogs. Their long, cotton-like coat requires regular brushing. Additional information on the breed can be found on the United States of America Coton de Tulear Club’s website.
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