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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:33 PM

Westminster introduces 6 new breeds to competition

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/feedarticle/10057562



Entlebucher

Associated Press= LOS ANGELES (AP) Six dogs will make history this year as the newest breeds eligible to compete at Westminster. If they have visions of winning, though, history is against them.

The names of some of these rookie breeds competing in this year's Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Feb. 13-14 at Madison Square Garden are a mouthful: the Entlebucher (ent-lee-BOO'-kehr) mountain dog, the Norwegian Lundehund (LUHN'-dee-hund), the American English coonhound, the Finnish Lapphund (LAP'-hundh), the Cesky (CHESS'-key) terrier and the Xoloitzcuintli (show-low-itz-QUINT'-lee), previously known as the Mexican Hairless.

The six new breeds bring to 185 the number that will compete this year for the best of show grand prize in the annual contest, the oldest sporting event in the United States next to the Kentucky Derby, said David Frei, the club's director of communications and the USA Network show host.

In 1990, there were 142 eligible breeds.

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xchrom Jan 2012 OP
Snake Alchemist Jan 2012 #1
MicaelS Jan 2012 #3
Snake Alchemist Jan 2012 #5
MicaelS Jan 2012 #8
Snake Alchemist Jan 2012 #11
Mojorabbit Jan 2012 #2
DevonRex Jan 2012 #9
Mojorabbit Jan 2012 #18
CanonRay Jan 2012 #4
xchrom Jan 2012 #6
Bunny Jan 2012 #7
Bruce Wayne Jan 2012 #10
DevonRex Jan 2012 #12
HopeHoops Jan 2012 #13
Tikki Jan 2012 #15
PETRUS Jan 2012 #14
DeschutesRiver Jan 2012 #16
xchrom Jan 2012 #17

Response to xchrom (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:36 PM

1. Let me know when they allow Japanese Akita's to compete.

 

They've long been denied due to pressure from other Akita breeders.

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Response to Snake Alchemist (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:45 PM

3. Can you explain this further?

Are you saying American Akitas can compete in the American shows, but Japanese bred Akitas cannot?

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Response to Snake Alchemist (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:58 PM

8. Fascinating, thanks n/t

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Response to MicaelS (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:03 PM

11. Glad to bring a little exposure to this issue.

 

The Akita Inu's are really an entirely different dog.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:42 PM

2. I had an american english coonhound

He passed away at almost 15 last month. One of the best dogs I have ever had the pleasure to live with.

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Response to Mojorabbit (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:02 PM

9. Are they similar to the Black & Tan? Nt

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Response to DevonRex (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:39 PM

18. I am not terribly familiar with the black and tan

My guy was black brown and white and had beautiful eyes. We had pet rabbits and cats come to live here and he accepted them all. He was as sweet as can be.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:47 PM

4. It's strictly pound hounds for me from now on.

I have a wonderful Border Collie/Chow/Cattle Dog mix who is 12 and the best dog I've ever had. I don't like the problems inbreeding causes in dogs.

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:53 PM

6. That's what I have. But I love to watch the dog shows. Nt

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:02 PM

10. Once again the rare Santoro-Hound has been passed, I see.

After all that work that poor man put into establishing a new and unique breed.

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:05 PM

12. The Lundehund has 6 toes! Smallish spitz kind of dog. Nt

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:24 PM

13. How about Congressional Pigdogs?

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:34 PM

15. Or the 'Blair Bush's Poodle'...

Still out there somewhere...


Tikki

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:29 PM

14. Yay, dogs!!

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Response to xchrom (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:08 PM

16. A local dog is entered from Central Oregon

I was just reading this on our local news, came here and saw the topic.

He is an Irish Wolf hound named Paddy - go Irish!

http://www.ktvz.com/news/30282547/detail.html

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Response to DeschutesRiver (Reply #16)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:12 PM

17. love those dogs -- they're so beautifu!

go paddy -- go paddy!

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