February is a dog lover's dream. Last Sunday, it was the adorable Puppy Bowl, which featured 78 playful shelter puppies, and on Feb. 13 and 14, it’s the Super Bowl of dog shows: The 141st Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. When you tune in to the live coverage of the group competitions at Madison Square Garden, be on the lookout for a few new (adorable) faces: the American Hairless Terrier (Terrier Group), Sloughi (Hound Group) and Pumi (Herding Group).
These three dog breeds were fully recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2016, making them eligible to compete in dogs shows and competitions. FS1’s live coverage of the group competitions and Best in Show from Madison Square Garden can’t come soon enough — so while you eagerly await, check out the gallery below to learn more about the new canine competitors and meet the dog breeds making their Westminster debut in 2017.
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Breeds Competing for the First Time, Plus Breeds Added in 2015
American Hairless Terrier (Terrier):
Berger Picard (Herding):
Cirneco dell’Etna (Hound):
Lagotto Romagnolo (Sporting):
Miniature American Shepherd (Herding):
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