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Meet the 6 New Breeds Debuting at the National Dog Show

Nov 24 2010 - 3:35pm

The National Dog Show is a Thanksgiving TV tradition in my house — when I win the battle of the big screen away from football, that is. Airing immediately after the Macy's parade on NBC, more than 150 breeds will compete to win best in show. This year we'll see six new AKC-recognized breeds — I've gathered pictures and facts on each one, so click through and be prepared for these furry faces.


Source: AKC [1]

Cane Corso

The Cane Corso [2] is one of two native Italian mastiff dogs.


Source: AKC [3]

Cane Corso

This large, athletic breed [4] needs lots of exercise but still loves to play!


Source: AKC [5]

Cane Corso

His name comes from the Latin "Cohors" which means guardian and protector.


Source: AKC [6]

Cane Corso

This breed [7] belongs to the AKC Working Group [8].


Source: AKC [9]

Boykin Spaniel

Did you know the Boykin Spaniel is the official state dog of South Carolina [10]?


Source: AKC [11]

Boykin Spaniel

The Boykin Spaniel belongs to the AKC Sporting Group [12].


Source: AKC [13]

Boykin Spaniel

This chocolate-colored spaniel excels at hunting and thrives on companionship.


Source: AKC [14]

Boykin Spaniel

In fact, the dog was specially bred to be small enough to be lifted right into a boat along with his ducky prey.


Source: AKC [15]

Leonberger

The Leonberger came from Leonberg, Germany and has lion-like looks to boot!


Source: AKC [16]

Leonberger

This breed [17] belongs to the AKC Working Group [18].


Source: AKC [19]

Leonberger

Despite their large size, these pups are very graceful in motion.


Source: AKC [20]

Leonberger

With that face, I totally believe in this breed [21]'s model past. Leonbergers were often used as models by German artists, and they're featured on several stamps in Europe.


Source: AKC
[22]

Leonberger

Aww, he's even sweeter as a pup!


Source: AKC [23]

Icelandic Sheepdog

Icelandic Sheepdogs are easily recognized by their prick ears and a curled tail.


Source: AKC [24]

Icelandic Sheepdog

Although pups get darker with age, Icelandic Sheepdogs are found in a range of color combos including red, tan, golden, and black.


Source: AKC [25]

Icelandic Sheepdog

This breed [26] is part of the AKC Herding group [27].


Source: AKC [28]

Icelandic Sheepdog

This breed [29] came to Iceland with the Vikings in AD 874-930 [30] to herd sheep, cattle, and horses and is considered to be Iceland's only native dog.


Source: AKC [31]

Redbone Coonhound

Redbone coonhounds are flashy red dogs that can track game ranging from raccoons to cougars [32]!


Source: AKC [33]

Redbone Coonhound

These good swimmers descended from red foxhounds brought to America by Scottish immigrants in the late 1700s and from the Red Irish Foxhounds arriving before the Civil War.


Source: AKC [34]

Redbone Coonhound

The Redbone Coonhound belongs to the AKC Hound Group [35].


Source: AKC [36]

Bluetick Coonhound

The Bluetick Coonhound belongs to the AKC Hound group [37].


Source: AKC [38]

Bluetick Coonhound

His name actually comes from the coat, which is a dark blue in hue and covered with a speckled and mottled pattern known as "ticked."


Source: AKC [39]

Bluetick Coonhound

The Bluetick Coonhound is known for its "bawling" bark and is a very fast and determined hunter.


Source: AKC [40]

Bluetick Coonhound

For many years, this breed [41] was known as English Coonhounds [42] as they descended from the English Foxhound and Grand Bleu de Gascogne (French Staghound) as well.


Source: AKC [43]

Bluetick Coonhound

This pup is barking up the right tree! Which new breed [44] is your favorite?


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