Snow Leopard

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Snow Leopard cub (7 mos old) - Cape May County Zoo

Sunday, June 5, 2011

New Breeds in AKC

In February, as my friend was showing dogs at Westminster, I posted about a few new breeds accepted into the show ring.

Recently, the AKC has added 3 breeds to it's registry. 

1. The American English Coonhound
2.  The Finnish Lapphund
3. The Cesky Terrier

According to the article on this:

The American English Coonhound belongs to the Hound group — if the term "Coonhound" wasn't a straight giveaway — and is known for its speed and loud bark. These dogs were originally bred as hunters in the American colonies, but nowadays, they are affectionate companions who are happiest when they're active.

The Finnish Lapphund is a herding dog that originated north of the Arctic Circle, where it worked and lived outside. Its fluffy, thick coat reflects those roots by allowing it to withstand extremely cold temperatures, while its friendly face reminds us of a huggable teddy bear.

The Cesky Terrier is the national breed of the Czech Republic, and has a soft, silky coat and short, muscular frame. Originally a pack hunter in the forests of Bohemia, the Cesky is known to hunt fox, rabbits, ducks, pheasants, and even wild boar — something to keep in mind if you want to add a Cesky to your family.

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