These Are The 7 New Breeds Competing At The Westminster Dog Show

The Westminster Dog Show in America is pretty much the Oscars of the canine world. This year, there has been a load of new breeds added to the competition. Here they are…

Bergamasco

Bergamasco

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The Bergamasco Sheepdog hails from the Alps. Besides its unruly appearance, it is known for its strength, speed, and agility.

Berger Picard

Berger Picard

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One of the oldest French herding breeds, the Berger Picard nearly became extinct. It is still considered rare, and is also known for its shaggy coat and high energy.

Miniature American Shepherd

Miniature American Shepherd

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The Miniature American Shepherd is a relatively new breed, have been developing in the 1960’s. At up to just 18 inches tall, the small herding dog is known for its high energy and versatility.

Boerboel

Boerboel

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Originating out of South Africa, the muscled Boerboel has a reputation for being a confident, intelligent watchdog that is extremely protective.

Spanish Water Dog

Spanish Water Dog

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As its name implies, the Spanish Water Dog originated in Spain, where they were used on farms primarily to herd sheep and goats. According to Westminster, their coat should always be in its natural state and never be brushed, combed, or aesthetically groomed. They are known for their trainability and athleticism.

Lagotto Romagnolo

Lagotto Romagnolo

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The large nose and nasal passages of the Lagotto Romagnolo has made it a top pick for sniffing out highly valuable truffles deep underground. Its thick curly coat serves as a protective layer from thorny brush.

Cirneco dell’Etna

Cirneco dell'Etna

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The lineage of the Cirneco dell’Etna dates back more than 2,500 years. According to Westminster, it evolved from the Egyptian “Anubis” on the island of Sicily. The dogs are agile hunters and known for being healthy and hardy.

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