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NEW YORK (AP) — A Spanish farm and fishing dog, a Sicilian rabbit-hunting breed, an Italian sheepdog with a distinctive matted coat and a rugged South African watchdog are joining the American Kennel Club pack.

The kennel club announced Wednesday that the Spanish water dog, the Cirneco dell'Etna (cheer-NAY-koh-dehl-eht-nah), the Bergamasco and the Boerboel (BUHR'-buhl) will become recognized breeds Jan.

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Four adorable new faces have been recognized by the American Kennel Club, bringing the group’s total number of recognized breeds to 184. The AKC will recognize the Spanish Water Dog, the Cirneco dell’Etna (cheer-NAY-koh-dehl-eht-nah), the Bergamasco and the Boerboel (BUHR’-buhl) as of Jan. 1.

They’ll get the chance to compete in many AKC dog shows in 2015, but will have to wait until 2016 to make an appearance in the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Show, which takes place in February.

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NEW YORK | A Spanish farm and fishing dog, a Sicilian rabbit-hunting breed, an Italian sheepdog with a distinctive matted coat and a rugged South African watchdog are joining the American Kennel Club pack.

The kennel club announced Wednesday that the Spanish water dog, the Cirneco dell'Etna, the Bergamasco and the Boerboel will become recognized breeds Jan.

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SALESOUT NARCH EUO 3TPCourtesy AKC/REUTERS Spanish Water Dogs, a herding dog with a curly coat, bred as a multi-purpose farm dog and used for herding, hunting and assisting fisherman, was recognized by the American Kennel Club. SALESOUT NARCH EUO 3TPCourtesy AKC/REUTERS The Cirneco dell'Etna, a short-haired hunting dog from Italy was added to the American Kennel Club.

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NEW YORK (AP) -- A Spanish farm and fishing dog, a Sicilian rabbit-hunting breed, an Italian sheepdog with a distinctive matted coat and a rugged South African watchdog are joining the American Kennel Club pack.

The kennel club announced Wednesday that the Spanish water dog, the Cirneco dell'Etna (cheer-NAY-koh-dehl-eht-nah), the Bergamasco and the Boerboel (BUHR'-buhl) will become recognized breeds Jan.

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In this undated photo provided by the American Kennel Club, three Spanish water dogs sit in the sand near tall grass. On Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 the organization announced that the Spanish water dog will be recognized as a new AKC breed in 2015. (AP Photo/American Kennel Club)

In this undated photo provided by the American Kennel Club, three Spanish water dogs sit in the sand near tall grass. On Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 the organization announced that the Spanish water dog will be recognized as a new ... more >

The American Kennel Club has opened its doors to four new breeds — the Cirneco dell’Etna, the Bergamasco, the Spanish water dog and the Boerboel.

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Three Spanish water dogs sit in sand near tall grass. On Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, the American Kennel Club announced that the Spanish water dog will be recognized as a new breed in 2015.

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Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 | 9:01 p.m.

NEW YORK — A Spanish farm and fishing dog, a Sicilian rabbit-hunting breed, an Italian sheepdog with a distinctive matted coat and a rugged South African watchdog are joining the American Kennel Club pack.

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December 18, 2014 7:38 AM

NEW YORK — A Spanish farm and fishing dog, a Sicilian rabbit-hunting breed, an Italian sheepdog with a distinctive matted coat and a rugged South African watchdog are joining the American Kennel Club pack.

The kennel club announced Wednesday that the Spanish water dog, the Cirneco dell’Etna (cheer-NAY-koh-dehl-eht-nah), the Bergamasco and the Boerboel (BUHR’-buhl) will become recognized breeds Jan.

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Rosalie Alvarez, left, Los Altos Hills’ own dog whisperer, receives a thank-you kiss from Maria, center, and Jack Caffey’s West Highland White Terrier, Murphy. Ellie Van Houtte/ Town Crier

Rosalie Alvarez knew she had a special relationship with animals when she began training chickens, ducks and calves on her family’s ranch in Ukiah at the age of 5.

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NEW YORK — Dec 17, 2014, 6:20 PM ET

Associated Press

A Spanish farm and fishing dog, a Sicilian rabbit-hunting breed, an Italian sheepdog with a distinctive matted coat and a rugged South African watchdog are joining the American Kennel Club pack.

The kennel club announced Wednesday that the Spanish water dog, the Cirneco dell'Etna (cheer-NAY-koh-dehl-eht-nah), the Bergamasco and the Boerboel (BUHR'-buhl) will become recognized breeds Jan.

Read the full post here