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American Kennel Club Adds Two New Dog Breeds To Its Registry

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Be prepared because there are new dogs in the neighborhood.

The American Kennel Club has added the Mudi and the Russian Toy to their purebred dog registry. This allows breeds to compete in the Herding Group and the Toy Group in competitions and brings the number of dog breeds recognized by the organization to 199.

“We are delighted that two unique breeds are joining the registry,” AKC Executive Secretary Gina DiNardo said in a statement. As always, we encourage people to do their research to find the right breed for their lifestyle.

Joining the Herding group, the Mudi is a versatile, medium-sized and versatile farm dog, according to the club. They are playful and affectionate and can be loyal family dogs. In addition to their friendly demeanor, they require very little care other than an occasional bath and brushing.

A sleek and smaller dog with roots in the Russian aristocracy, the Russian toy is lively, active and cheerful, according to the club. An addition to the Toy group, the Russian toy enjoys human company, but can appear shy or hesitant around people outside of his family. Although they join the roster at the same time as the Mudi, they are quite different as reflected in their grooming needs. The Russian toy needs a lot more attention with a minimum of weekly brushing.

Although these dogs have only been added to the registry now, they have been around for quite some time and have their own history. Due to recent interest and follow-up from owners of these breeds, they have been added to the growing list this year.