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New Hunting Dog Breeds Recognized

The American Kennel Club has officially recognized four new breeds of dog, including two hunting breeds, hiking the AKC's roster of recognized breeds to 184. The new breeds are the Spanish Water Dog, Cirneco dell'Etna, Bergamasco and Boerboel.

Learn more about the newly recognized breeds.

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By Rebecca Hartt on October 30, 2014

(DOG BREEDS/DOGS/LIFE WITH PETS) The results are in, and they may surprise you! Trupanion, a pet insurance company, conducted a study to find out what the most popular dog breeds are across North America.

Although some may assume that purebred dogs like Labrador Retrievers would be most preferred by guardians, mixed breeds take the top spot as the most popular dog breed in America.

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Bill Hillmann demonstrates how to get a retriever excited at a recent training seminar in Pender County. Hillmann says one of the keys to success with a dog is making the learning process fun.


His favorite word is “practice.” Without it, he asks, where would the professional golfer or basketball player be?

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