Three new breeds make their first official appearance at The Kennel Club of Philadelphia’s National Dog Show this November.
The American Hairless Terrier, the Sloughi and the Pumi are the newest additions to the American Kennel Club’s 202 breeds and varieties that will be showcased at the annual "canine extravaganza."
The American Hairless Terrier is an energetic, intelligent breed that originates from the year 1972 when one puppy out of a litter of Rat Terriers was born hairless. They make a great companion for those who suffer from allergies as AHTs are known for being hypoallergenic. These dogs have strong hunting instincts and make for great watchdogs.
The Sloughi, pronounced SLOO-ghee, is a medium-large, shorthaired dog that is treasured for its hunting skills and speed. They are known for being graceful, reserved, and quiet while indoors. The Sloughi has a "melancholic" expression and the AKC says the breed "has a quiet loyalty to its owner that does not easily waver."
The Pumi is an energetic and lively breed that is always ready to work. The agile, medium-sized dog excels at herding and always holds a whimsical expression. The Pumi’s coat is a combination of wavy and curly hair and is never smooth or corded.
These breeds, along with the hundreds of others, will be on display at the National Dog Show that airs at noon on Thanksgiving on NBC.