American Kennel Club Recognizes Three New Breeds

January 29th, 2011 - 1:53 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason  

Jan 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The American Kennel Club has announced their acceptance of three new breeds of dog, which includes The Entlebucher Mountain Dog, the Six-Toed Norwegian Lundehund and the Ancient and Rare Xoloitzcuintli. This brings the total number of breeds which are recognized by the AKC to one hundred and seventy.

AKC Spokesperson Gina DiNardo stated, “The AKC is delighted to introduce these three distinct breeds to the public. Each loveable breed has a unique and diverse history and is a wonderful addition to the AKC.”

The Entlebucher Mountain Dog was from the Swiss Alps and was bred to herd cattle in the mountains, from one field to another. It is a medium sized dog which is very good natured, devoted, and intelligent. They make a great family dog as opposed to one owner breeds, and are very energetic.

The Six-Toed Norwegian Lundehund not only has six toes on each foot, but can lean it’s head so far back that it touches their backbones. It is an excellent climber, and make loyal and playful pets, but can be dangerous toward strangers.

The Ancient and Rare Xoloitzcuintli is thought to be a “healer” (as in illness, not “heeler” as in dog breed) in remote places in Mexico and Central America. There are three different sizes of this breed, toy, miniature, and standard, and there are two varieties, coated, and hairless. They are great family dogs.

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