Waiting in the Wings: AKC/Miscellaneous Class

Look at these unique breeds on their way to full recognition by the American Kennel Club.


This month AKC judge and rare-breeds authority Alice Bixler explains the history behind each of these 15 unique breeds, their origins, and interesting facts. Did you know the Sloughi is genetically unrelated to the Saluki? Were you aware that the Argentine Dogo was first conceptualized by two Argentinean brothers looking to create the ultimate hunting dog? How about that the original sire of the Chinook breed disappeared during an Antarctic expedition? Find more interesting tidbits in our February issue. Here’s a slide show we’ve put together of the breeds you can expect to see.


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Diana   Buffalo, MN

2/26/2011 4:02:35 PM

The Portuguse Podengo Pequeno is a distinct and seperate breed with different body shape and structure than the larger and more square, Portuguese Podengo. It is not bred with the larger sizes and in it's country of origin there is a 4 inch gap between the top of the small size and the bottom of the bigger size.

It is important to remember that the Podengo Pequeno is longer than tall and the Podengo (not yet in MISC is more

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Diane   Walland, TN

2/25/2011 3:44:42 AM

Did you forget the Belgian Laekenois? This wonderful and versatile breed goes into the miscellaneous class in June 2011. Visit the American Belgian Laekenois Association on line for more information.

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