At least two of the four new breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club recently seem family-friendly. And the other two might work in a pinch.
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.
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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.
1 of 5. A combination photo shows the four dog breeds, shown clockwise from top left, which the American Kennel Club (AKC) has recognized: the Boerboel, the Bergamasco, the Cirneco dell'Etna and the Spanish Water Dog, in these photos released on December 18, 2014.
Credit: Reuters/Courtesy AKC/Handout
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