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January 4, 2020

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WHAT: In advance of the 141st Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the three new breeds that are eligible to compete will be introduced at Madison Square Garden on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 11:00AM. The three breeds will compete for the first time at the World's Most Famous Arena during the annual competition, which will take place on Monday, February 13 and Tuesday, February 14, 2017. TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!
The three new breeds are:
  • the American Hairless Terrier
  • the Pumi
  • the Sloughi
Following the introduction of the three new breeds, several competitors representing the 2017 Masters Agility Championship will participate in an Agility demonstration. Additionally, a Puli from the Herding group, a French Bulldog from the Non-Sporting group and a Bengal cat will be onsite representing the AKC Meet the Breeds® event. The AKC Meet the Breeds® event and the Masters Agility Championship are part of the "Meet and Compete" event, which will be held on Saturday, February 11 at Piers 92/94. This year The International Cat Association (TICA) has joined with the American Kennel Club to host this family friendly event.
The Westminster Kennel Club is America's oldest organization dedicated to the sport of purebred dogs.  Established in 1877, Westminster's influence has been felt for more than a century through its famous all breed, benched dog show held every year at New York's Madison Square Garden. For information regarding all event schedules for Westminster Week and tickets go to www.westminsterkennelclub.org.
On Monday and Tuesday, February 13-14, The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show returns to Madison Square Garden for its 141st consecutive year. Tickets are on sale now and will be available through Ticketmaster Charge By Phone (1-866-858-0008) and all Ticketmaster Outlets. Tickets will also be available in person at the MSG Box Office and by visiting www.thegarden.com/dogshow.
WHEN:  Monday, January 30, 2017
11:00AM SHARP (Press Arrival Time: 10:30AM)
WHERE:  Madison Square Garden - Chase Square (Box Office Lobby)
(32nd Street and 7th Avenue)
For Westminster Kennel Club: Gail Miller Bisher/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./ (212) 213-3212
For Madison Square Garden: Grace Harris/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./ (610) 716-9301

–The Russell Terrier Gains Full AKC Recognition While Three Other Breeds Move into the Miscellaneous Class –

New York, NY - The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) expanded its litter of registered breeds on June 27 to welcome the Russell Terrier to the Terrier Group, growing AKC’s family to 175 breeds. Also moving up the ranks to the Miscellaneous class on the same day are the Coton de Tulear, Spanish Water Dog, and Miniature American Shepherd.

“The AKC is excited to welcome this adventurous terrier to the registry,” said AKC Spokesperson Lisa Peterson. “Energetic and full of life, the Russell Terrier will make a wonderful companion for active people.”

The Russell Terrier is feisty and playful with an enormous amount of energy and a strong instinct for hunting. Originating in England and developed in Australia, the breed was used for fox hunting as well as finding vermin below ground. They are small, confident, and highly intelligent dogs that are devoted and loving family companions. Because of their energy and intensity, Russell Terriers do best

Fiona Cheever/Courtesy Nodie Williams in a family with an active lifestyle. Their weatherproof coat requires minimal grooming beyond brushing and occasional bathing.

To become an AKC recognized breed there needs to be a certain number of dogs geographically distributed throughout the U.S. and an established breed club to watch over them. Breeds waiting to gain full recognition are recorded in AKC’s Foundation Stock Service® (FSS®). More information on the process can be found at the AKC’s Web site.

For more information about this breed, visit the American Russell Terrier Club or meet the Russell Terrier in person at AKC Meet the Breeds at the Javits Center in New York City on October 20th and 21st or at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship December 15th and 16th in Orlando, Florida. Visit www.meetthebreeds.com for more details.

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The American Kennel Club, founded in 1884, is a not-for-profit organization which maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in the United States. The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function.  Along with its nearly 5,000 licensed and member clubs and its affiliated organizations, the AKC advocates for the purebred dog as a family companion, advances canine health and well-being, works to protect the rights of all dog owners and promotes responsible dog ownership. More than 20,000 competitions for AKC-registered purebred dogs are held under AKC rules and regulations each year including conformation, agility, obedience, rally, tracking, herding, lure coursing, coonhound events, hunt tests, field and earthdog tests. Affiliate AKC organizations include the AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, AKC Companion Animal Recovery and the AKC Museum of the Dog.  For more information, visit www.akc.org.