PHOTOS: The 4 New Dog Breeds That Will Be Recognized in 2015
On "Fox and Friends" this morning, we got to meet four dogs whose breeds will be officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2015.
The kennel club announced that the Spanish water dog, the Cirneco dell'Etna, the Bergamasco and the Boerboel will become recognized breeds Jan. 1
There will be 184 AKC-recognized breeds after the additions.
Check out some pictures below and watch the full segment above.
The Cirneco dell'Etna (above) gets its name from Mount Etna in Sicily. It's a hound dog that hunts by sight and sound.
They're bred to be very energetic and require minimal grooming.
Kind of reminds us of a smaller version of Fox News' unofficial First Dog.
The Spanish water dog is an all-purpose farm dog.
The coat looks tough to manage but Gina DiNardo, VP of the American Kennel Club, explained that once the coat starts to cord, it's actually easy to maintain.
The Bergamasco is an ancient herding breed that was not recognized until now because there wasn't enough of them in the U.S.
Their coat starts to cord after about a year, then it takes about five years for the cords to get all the way to the ground.
The Boerboel is an old dog from South Africa, where the name means farm dog.
DiNardo said the Boerboel is gentle, but naturally protective of their owners, just like a German shepherd or Doberman.
Because of that trait and its size, she said it might not be the best choice for a first-time dog owner.
Which one is your favorite?