The Daily Beast - Westminster New Breeds for 2012 - January 25, 2012
Six dogs will make history this year as the newest breeds eligible to compete at Westminster. 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.
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 Mountain Dog, the Norwegian Lundehund, the American English Coonhound, the Finnish Lapphund, the Cesky Terrier and the Xoloitzcuintli, previously known as the Mexican Hairless.
Here are the new breeds and their profiles.
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