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7 New Breeds Will Compete at Westminster for the First Time Ever

The Westminster Kennel Club is welcoming seven new breeds into their 140th Annual Dog Show this year!

The breeds that are eligible to compete are determined by the American Kennel Club based on population and geographic distribution, as well as growing interest by the breed’s parent club.

The 7 new breeds, all competing for the coveted Best in Show title at this year’s Westminster Dog Show competition are:

1. Bergamasco Sheepdog
The Bergamasco Sheepdog is an ancient breed from the Alps. The Bergamasco is a medium size dog, well-proportioned with a rustic, ungroomed appearance. He is a solidly compact dog with a strong, powerful build, boasting speed and agility. His imposing aspect is increased by the thick coat which is one of his typical characteristics and makes him different from any other dog and is formed of long flocks (felted strands made of a triple coat). The coat is considered hypoallergenic and non-shedding. Bergamascos are intelligent, loyal, eager to please, helping to make them wonderful family companions.

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  1. ritamarie soussa

    Feb 22, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    The miniature American Shepherd. I had a rescue that was an Australian Shepherd and German short haired pointer mix. Lived 17 years great dog!

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