Two new dog breeds have been added to the club… the American Kennel Club that is.
Let’s hear it for the American hairless terrier and Sloughi, who are the newest members of the registry of purebred dog pedigrees in the United States. This means, they are both eligible to compete in AKC competitions. “We’re excited to welcome these two unique breeds into the AKC family,” AKC Vice President Gina DiNardo said. “Both breeds make wonderful companions for the right family.”
According the American Kennel Club, the Sloughi falls under the hound category, and is described as noble, graceful and reserved. The Sloughi is a medium-sized dog that is known for its hunting skills, agility and endurance.
The American hairless terrier, naturally falls under the terrier category, and is known to be energetic, alert and curious. It is the first hairless breed from the United States, and because of this, the American hairless terrier is ideal for those with bad allergies.
It’s important to note, that to become an AKC-recognized breed, there must be a minimum number of dogs in the United States, with an established breed club of owners. There’s quite a long list of breeds waiting to recognized including: Azawakh, Drever, Jindo, and Tosa. You can see the full list here.
Which breed do you think should be added next to the American Kennel Club?