The AKC welcomes the American hairless terrier and the sloughi.
Big news in the world of dog showing! The American Kennel Club has just recognized two new breeds, bringing the number of registered breeds to 189. The American hairless terrier and the sloughi may be new to the AKC, but they’ve both been around for quite a while, the latter since ancient times. The hairless terrier came about when a hairless pup was born in the 1970s and are a variation of the rat terrier. Fun fact: they don’t actually have to be hairless as the full-coated pups still have the hairless gene. The sloughi originates from North Africa and, despite its energetic, sighthound nature, is actually quite calm indoors. Congrats, cuties! Who’s a good dog?!