Three new breeds will battle for Best of Show at the revered Westminster Dog Show at Madison Square Garden Feb. 10-12.
TODAY.com reported that the Rat terrier, the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno and the Chinook, which are already owned and loved by many Americans, have been added to the lineup, which now totals 190 breeds.
“Many of the breeds have been around for years … they just haven’t been recognized by the American Kennel Club until now for competition,” said David Frei, communications director for the AKC.
Rat terrier, now a member of the AKC’s terrier group, is an all-American dog, bred by early immigrants by crossing a variety of terriers. By the early 1900s, they were among the most common farm dogs, dutifully chasing the Kansas Jack Rabbits that were destroying crops. Rat terriers came READ MORE...