If you have a taste for the exotic, check out these New dog breeds of the AKC Miscellaneous Group
New Dog Breeds can be found in the Miscellaneous Group, which is a temporary group for those breeds that haven’t made it into any of the other regular American Kennel Club (AKC ) groups.Most remain for 3-
There are hundreds if not thousands of breeds world wide that are not recognised by the AKC at all, however the AKC does have a clear development path through which new breeds can be introduced into the formal group system and if you are the sort of person with a taste for the exotic then the miscellaneous class is always worth a look to check out which unusual or rare dog breeds are inbound. Check out the current crop of new dog breeds below.
In order for new dog breeds to make it into the miscellaneous class group a great deal of diligence and hard work by breeders and exhibitors are required. The chosen breed must be exhibited extensively at shows, club membership must be expanded nation wide and breed registrations increased thus demonstrating in the words of the AKC themselves that
“….There is substantial, sustained nationwide interest and activity in the breed. This includes an active parent club, with serious and expanding breeding activity over a wide geographic area…..”
When, in the judgement of the Board of Directors such interest and activity exists, the breed is admitted into the class, this is the first step on the road to joining one of the regular groups.
By looking at the amount of work and dedication that goes into the development of new breeds for formal classification it quickly becomes apparent that many of the new designer dog breeds that have become so popular in recent years are simply over priced cross-breeds – There are no Cockerpoos or Puggles in any official dog breed organisation listing for the simple fact that they do not breed true – ie there is always a great deal of variation, even between puppies in the same litter.