Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show just added six new breeds to the dog kennel competition. The newest breeds include the Entlebucher mountain dog, the Norwegian Lundehund, the American English coonhound, the Finnish Lapphund, the Cesky terrier, and the Xoloitzcuintli(also known as Mexican Hairless).
With 185 different breeds competing in the Westminster show, the competition should become more exciting. The goal of this show is to choose on winner for the main prized which happens to be a spot in the famous Kentucky Derby. The good news is that there is not a limit on how many breeds can be introduced every year But in the previous history from the the past 12 years, there have only been six new breeds accepted per year. In order for the American Kennel Club to approve a new breed, there has to be a weighty number of dogs in the United States.
The best of show competition for dogs is really rigorous. The animals receive points for the way they look, how they carry themselves, and their obedience to commands is some of the criteria for points. The dogs must be pure bred and have a verifiable pedigree.
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