Dog fans are looking forward to seeing 3 “new” breeds being introduced at the 138th running of the Westminster  Kennel Club dog show. This meet is held at Madison  Square Garden, in New York City today and tomorrow.

The Club is recognizing three new breeds this year: the scrappy Rat Terrier (Terrier Group); the Chinook (Working Group); and the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno (Hound Group)

rat terrier

Rat Terrier




Portugese Podengo Pequeno

photo credits: Rat Terrier: from wikipedia; Chinook: from wikipedia;  Portugese Podengo Pequeno: from wikipedia.

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Westminster by the numbers:    

Wire Fox terrier

The Wire Haired Fox Terrier has won Westminster more than any other breed: 13 years on top.

  •  dogs entered:  2,845
  • breeds and varieties:  190
  • countries of origin: 50
  • date of the first Westminster show: May 8, 1877
  • cost of admission ticket: $27.50
  • number of Labrador Retrievers who will compete in their breed category:  76
  • most winning breed – measured by Best in Show for the past 100 years:  the Fox Terrier (Wire)

In the Toy Group, watch for the Maltese: 21 competing this year; and the Yorkshire Terrier: 32  (Morkies? none….  yet!)

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