Unusual New Breeds Of The AKC Miscellaneous Class

New Dog Breeds

new-dog-breedsNew 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 3-5 years before joining one of the formal AKC groups.

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  a look to check out which unusual dog breeds or rare dog breeds are inbound, check out the current crop  below.

New Dog Breeds

Official American Kennel Club  Miscellaneous Group List- follow links for detailed breed info- dogs not to scale.

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

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American Hairless Terrier


Belgian Laekenois

Dogo Argentino

Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen

Peruvian Inca Orchid

Nederlanse Kooikerhondje


Portuguese Podengo



American Hairless Terrier Sloughi

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