Two new breeds welcomed by largest U.S. canine registry

Image courtesy the American Kennel Club

Two new dog breeds with names as majestic as the dogs themselves were officially recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) early this year: the Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen and the Nederlandse Kooikerhondje (if you speak Dutch, pronouncing that should be no problem).

According to the AKC, the […]

Same as it ever was: Americans love their Labs

To the surprise of absolutely no one, the American Kennel Club (AKC) recently released its rankings for the most popular dog breeds in 2016, and again declared the Labrador retriever as the most popular — for the 26th consecutive year.

Besides the fact many think they’re 80-pound lap dogs, and their happy tails can clear […]

Westminster welcomes new breeds (and cats, too?)

American hairless terrier

Three new dog breeds are being welcomed to the pack at this year’s Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the most prestigious canine competition in the United States. These, however, are not the only new furry faces you will see, as the event will also feature a special program dedicated to, wait […]

American Kennel Club welcomes two new dog breeds

American hairless terrier

Announced yesterday, two new dog breeds, the American hairless terrier and the sloughi (pronounced SLOO-ghee), have been recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) — a registry of purebred dog pedigrees in the United States.

Many American hairless terriers are, as the name suggests, bare-skinned, though others have short coats but […]