Reporting John McDevitt
OAKS, Pa. (CBS) — Several new breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club will be introduced at the National Dog Show competition next month in Oaks, Montgomery County on November 19th and 20th.
There will be 185 breeds and varieties at the National Dog Show, hosted by the Philadelphia Kennel Club. Show commentator David Frei says there are six new breeds this year, including the Norwegian Lundehund.
“[It] is a smaller sort of dog, which is actually called the ‘puffin dog’ in Norway because it’s used to hunt puffins…they have to find these birds in the crevasses, and these dogs have an extra toe in front. They are double-jointed–you can take their nose and push it straight back over their neck and touch their back,” Frei says.
The other new breeds are the Xoloitzcuintli, best know as the “show-low,” the American English Coonhound, the Cesky Terrier, the Entlebucher Mountain Dog and the Finnish Lapphund.
Reported by John McDevitt, KYW Newsradio