Four new dog breeds added to American Kennel Club

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American Kennel Club: Official dog breeds (as of 1/6/2016) - Westminster Kennel Club dog show
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Four new dog breeds added to American Kennel Club

Lagotto Romagnolo

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Berger de Picardie, Berger Picard (Canis lupus f. familiaris)

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Arabian Greyhound (Sloughi)

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Miniature Australian Shepherd

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American Hairless Terrier

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Boerboel (Canis lupus familiaris)

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Affenpinscher

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THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Afghan Hound at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Airedale Terrier at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show'-- Pictured: Akita at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
An Alaskan malamute competes in the working group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: American English Coonhound at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: American Eskimo Dog (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
Jewel, an American Foxhound and winner of the hound group, leaves the competition area during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: American Staffordshire Terrier at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: American Water Spaniel -- (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Anatolian Shepherd Dog at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Australian Cattle Dog at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Australian Shepherd at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Australian Terrier at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: A Basenji at the American Kennel Club 'Meet The Breeds' Event at Jacob Javitz Center on September 28, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Basset Hound at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Beagle 13 in. (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
Mister Baggins, a bearded collie, competes in the ring for best in show in the 135th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Beauceron at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Bedlington Terrier at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Belgian Malinois at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Belgian Sheepdog at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Belgian Tervuren at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Bergamasco

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THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show'-- Pictured: Bernese Mountain Dog at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014-- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Bichon Frise at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show'-- Pictured: Black Russian Terrier at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014-- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Black and Tan Coonhound at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Best In Breed, Bloodhound at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Bluetick Coonhound at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Elf, a Border Collie, runs the weave pole at the first annual Masters Agility Championship the Westminster Kennel Club staged at Pier 94, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in New York. The competitors span 63 different breeds, from tiny papillons and toy poodles to such big dogs as Doberman pinschers and Rottweilers. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
A border terrier competes in the terrier group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Borzoi at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Boston Terrier at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
A Bouvier des Flandres competes with other dogs in the Herding group during the 138th Westminster Kennel Club dog show Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in New York. Coco, a cardigan welsh corgi, won the group. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Boxer (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Boykin Spaniel (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Briard at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Brittany (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 10: A Brussels Griffon competes in the 138th annual Westminster Dog Show at the Piers 92/94 on February 10, 2014 in New York City. The annual dog show showcases the best dogs from around world for the next two days in New York. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
A colored bull terrier competes in the terrier group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Bulldog at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Bullmastiff at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Cairn Terrier (Shutterstock)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Canaan Dog at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show'-- Pictured: Cane Corso at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: Coco, a Cardigan Welsh Corgi, competes in the Best in Show category in the Westminster Dog Show on February 11, 2014 in New York City. The Best in Show award went to Sky, a wire fox terrier. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Best of Breed, Grantilley Galaxy Moon the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Cesky Terrier at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Chesapeake Bay Retriever at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Mia, a Chihuahua, is shown during a press conference to announce the 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Chinese Crested (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Chinese Shar-Pei (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Chinook at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
A Chow Chow gets groomed backstage during the 2009 Westminster Kennel Club dog show at Madison Square Garden in New York on February 9, 2009. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Cirneco dell'Etna

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THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Clumber Spaniel (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: Cocker Spaniels at the American Kennel Club 'Meet The Breeds' Event at Jacob Javitz Center on September 28, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
A rough collie waits to compete in the herding group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Luna, a cotton de tulear, eyes her owner while waiting for a news conference to begin at Madison Square Garden, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in New York. The Westminster Kennel Club announced that the wire-haired visla and the coton de tulear will be eligible to compete for the first time in the New York show next February. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Two Curly-Coated Retrievers sitting in the meadow
A Long haired Dachshund seen in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City for the first day of competition at the 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 10, 2014. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is a two-day, all-breed benched show that takes place at both Pier 92 and 94 and at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Dalmatian at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Dandie Dinmont Terrier at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Doberman Pinscher at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Dogue de Bordeaux at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: English Cocker Spaniel (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
English Foxhound (Alamy)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 -- Pictured: Sporting Group- English Setter -- (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: English Springer Spaniel (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: English Toy Spaniel (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Entlebucher Mountain Dog (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 -- Pictured: Sporting Group- Field Spaniel (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Finnish Lapphund at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Finnish Spitz (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
Flat-coated Retriever (Photo by: EyeOn/UIG via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: French Bulldog at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 -- Pictured: Working Group - German Pinscher (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: German Shepherd at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 -- Pictured: German Shorthaired Pointer (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: German Wirehaired Pointer Gch Mt. View's Ripsortersilvercharm runs during the Sporting Group competition at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on February 12, 2013 in New York City. Best of breed dogs competed for Best in Show at Madison Square Garden Tuesday night. A total of 2,721 dogs from 187 breeds and varieties competed in the event, hailed by organizers as the second oldest sporting competition in America, after the Kentucky Derby. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
A Giant Schnauzer named Spirit runs in the ring after winning the Working Group competition, during the 133rd annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York, on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show'-- Pictured: Glen of Imaal Terrier at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: A Golden Retriever competes in the Westminster Dog Show on February 11, 2014 in New York City. The annual dog show has been showcasing the best dogs from around world for the last two days in New York. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Gordon Setter (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show'-- Pictured: Great Dane at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Great Pyrenees (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Greater Swiss Mountain Dog (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Greyhound (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
A harrier named Downhome Hitech Innovator runs during the hound judging at the 136th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York, Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Havanese (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Ibizan Hound (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Icelandic Sheepdog (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Irish Red and White Setter at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW SHOW -- 'The 136th Annual Dog Show on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 in New York City' -- Pictured: Best in Show, Irish Setter (Photo by: Anthony Behar/USA Network)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Irish Terrier at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Irish Water Spaniel at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Irish Wolfhound (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Italian Greyhound (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' Japanese Chin at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Toy Group -- Japanese Chin (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Keeshond (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 11: Kerry blue terrier Torums Scarf Michael, commonly known as Mick, poses after winning the Best of Show award on the final day of the 127th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden February 11, 2003 in New York City, New York. Over 2600 canines competed in the show. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show'-- Pictured: Komondor at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 -- Pictured: Working Group - Kuvasz (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Labrador Retriever at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Lakeland Terrier (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Leonberger (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Lhasa Apso at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Lowchen (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
A Maltese runs around the ring in the Toy Group during the 2009 133rd Westminster Kennel Club dog show at Madison Square Garden in New York February 10, 2009. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A toy Manchester terrier named Cottage Lake's Bela Horizonte is positioned during the judging of the toy group at the 136th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York, Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A mastiff competes in the working group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Edwina, a miniature bull terrier from St. Louis, Missouri, is groomed back stage by Alex Romero during the 134th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, in New York. There are 2,500 dogs competing at Madison Square Garden for the coveted title of best in show. The top prize will be presented Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Classie, a miniature pinscher, competes with other dogs in the Toy group during the 138th Westminster Kennel Club dog show Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in New York. Classie, won the toy group. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Miniature Schnauzer's wait in the ring during the first day at the 132nd Westminster Kennel Club Annual Dog Show at Madison Square Garden on February 11, 2008 in New York City. The dog show, established in 1877, is America's oldest organization dedicated to the sport of purebred dogs. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
A Neapolitan mastiff competes in the working group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. Matisse, a Portuguese water dog, won the group. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 10: Josh, a Newfoundland stands by his handler, Michelle Ostermiller, after Josh was named Best In Show at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show February 10, 2004 in New York City. The award capped two days of competition among more than 2,500 dogs. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)
Coco, left, a Norfolk Terrier, is presented by her handler in the ring during competition at the 130th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Monday, Feb. 13, 2006 in New York's Madison Square Garden. Coco won best in breed. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Norwegian Buhund (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' Norwegian Elkhound at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Norwegian Elkhound (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' Norwegian Lundehund at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: non-sporting -- Norwegian Lundehund (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 9: Coco, a Norwich terrier, stands at her handler's feet during the Westminster Dog Show February 9, 2004 in New York City. Coco is among the favorites to be named Best in Show on the evening of February 10th. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Old English Sheepdog at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Otterhound (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 15: A papillon dog 'Carly' performs at the 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show press conference at Madison Square Garden on January 15, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/Getty Images)
Wearing sunglasses, a scarf and a hat, Pogo, a 4-year old Parson Russell terrier from Azle, Texas, stands atop his crate in the backstage area during the 132nd Westminster Kennnel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden Monday, Feb. 11, 2008 in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Malachy, a Pekingese, competes for best in show at the 136th annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012. Malachy went on to win the title. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Bear, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, waits to compete in the 130th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006 in New York's Madison Square Garden. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Pharaoh Hound (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Plott at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Pointer (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Andi, foreground, a 5-year-old Puli, from Denver Colo., and Tootsie Pop, a Polish Lowland Sheepdog from Starpounds Kennel, N.C. wait to compete during the 133rd annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Pomeranian (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Best In Breed, Standard Poodle at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: A Portuguese Podengo Pequeno attends the The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Press Conference at Madison Square Garden on February 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/WireImage)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show'-- Pictured: Portuguese Water Dog at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Pugs Dorothy, background, and Albert wait backstage prior to competition in the 131st Westminster dog show Monday, Feb.12, 2007 at Madison Square Garden in New York. Some 2,628 dogs are entered for competition in the Westminster Kennel Club show which runs through Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Puli at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Pyrenean Shepherd (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 06: A rat terrier attends the The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Press Conference at Madison Square Garden on February 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/WireImage)
A redbone coonhound is judged during the first day of the Westminster Dog Show Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Rhodesian Ridgeback (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 -- Pictured: Working Group - Rottweiler (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Turbo, a Russell terrier, is shown during a press conference to announce the 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in New York. The show features dogs from 187 different breeds and varieties with a pair of newcomers, the treeing Walker coonhound and the Russell terrier. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Saluki at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Samoyeds compete in the ring during the 134th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010 in New York. There are 2,500 dogs competing at Madison Square Garden for the coveted title of best in show. The top prize will be presented Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Schipperke at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Scottish Deerhound at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014-- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Sadie, a Scottish terrier, takes part in the terrier group at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010. Sadie won the group. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)
Charmin, a Sealyham terrier, competes in the terrier group at the 132nd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden in New York, Monday, Feb. 11, 2008. Charmin won the Best in Group. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Shetland Sheepdog at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Shiba Inu (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Shih Tzu at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 -- Pictured: Siberian Husky (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Silky Terrier (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Skye Terrier at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Adam, a smooth fox terrier and winner of the terrier group, is shown during the 137th Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE 133rd WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'Sporting Dog, Spinone Italiano at The 133rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' (Photo by Gary He/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Elizabeth Selewski with Izzy the St Bernard in the benching area in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the second day of competition at the 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 11, 2014. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is a two-day, all-breed benched show that takes place at both Pier 92 &94 and at Madison Square Garden in New York City . AFP PHOTO / Timothy Clary (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Staffordshire Bull Terrier (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Standard Schnauzer at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 -- Pictured: Sporting Group- Sussex Spaniel (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Swedish Vallhund at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Tibetan Mastiff at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Tibetan Spaniel at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Tibetan Terriers are judged during the 134th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Monday, Feb. 15, 2010 in New York. There are 2,500 dogs competing at Madison Square Garden for the coveted title of best in show. The top prize will be presented Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Toy Fox Terrier (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Treeing Walker Coonhound (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network)
Anton Sagh, of Montreal, Quebec, motions to Falko, a wire-haired vizsla, to pose during a news conference, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in New York. The Westminster Kennel Club announced that the wire-haired visla and the coton de tulear will be eligible to compete for the first time in the New York show next February. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Weimaraners are presented for competition by their handler in the ring during the 130th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006 in New York's Madison Square Garden. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 137th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2013 -- Pictured: Welsh Springer Spaniel (Photo by: Neilson Barnard/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Welsh Terrier at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
A West Highland White Terrier in the Agility Ring during the first-ever Masters Agility Championship on February 7, 2014 in New York at the 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Dogs entered in the agility trial will be on hand to demonstrate skills required to negotiate some of the challenging obstacles that they will need to negotiate. AFP PHOTO/Timothy Clary (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Whippet at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Sky, a wire fox terrier, wins the terrier group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Wirehaired Pointing Griffon at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Falko, left, a wirehaired vizsla, poses on stage with other American Kennel Club breeds during a news conference, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in New York. The Westminster Kennel Club announced that the wire-haired visla and the coton de tulear will be eligible to compete for the first time in the New York show next February. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Jose Barrera holds Alma Dulce his 2-year old Xoloitzcuintli during a news conference, Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 in New York. The Westminster Kennel Club introduced six new breeds in advance of the Westminster Dog Show. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
This undated photo provided by Pam Shelby shows Desi, a Yorkshire Terrier who ranked number one in the U.S. in agility. Desi (aka MACH 13 Desmond Aloysius Shelby CD) was the No. 1 agility dog in the country in his class from 2001 to 2007. In 2005, he came in second in the AKC Nationals. The American Kennel Club lists four breeds where weights allowed for show dogs are around 5 pounds, the Chihuahua, 6 pounds and under, the Pomeranian, 3 to 7 pounds, Yorkshire terriers, cannot exceed 7 pounds; and Maltese, under 7 pounds, with 4 to 6 pounds preferred. (AP Photo/Tien Tran)
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(Reuters) - The American Kennel Club has recognized four more dog breeds, including a Spanish fishing dog and a South African guard dog, in a move allowing them to compete in prestigious canine competitions nationwide.

The Spanish Water Dog, the Cirneco dell'Etna, the Bergamasco, and the Boerboel have gained full club recognition and will be eligible to compete in its events starting Jan. 1, a club spokeswoman said on Thursday.

With the additions, the number of AKC recognized breeds is 184.

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Falko, left, a wire-haired vizsla, and Luna, a cotton de tulear, pose on stage with their owners during a news conference, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in New York. The Westminster Kennel Club announced that the two breeds will be eligible to compete for the first time in the New York show next February. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Falko, a wire-haired vizsla, rests in the lobby of Madison Square Garden before a news conference, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in New York. The Westminster Kennel Club announced that the wire-haired visla and the coton de tulear will be eligible to compete for the first time in the New York show next February. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Luna, a cotton de tulear, poses on stage during a news conference, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in New York. The Westminster Kennel Club announced that the wire-haired visla and the coton de tulear will be eligible to compete for the first time in the New York show next February. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Anton Sagh, of Montreal, Quebec, plays with Falko, a wire-haired vizsla, after a news conference, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in New York. The Westminster Kennel Club announced that the two breeds will be eligible to compete for the first time in the New York show next February. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Falko, a wire-haired vizsla, poses for photos during a news conference, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in New York. The Westminster Kennel Club announced that the two breeds will be eligible to compete for the first time in the New York show next February. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Falko, left, a wire-haired vizsla, and Luna, a cotton de tulear, sit on stage with their owners, Anton Sagh, of Montreal, Quebec, and Adrianne Dering, of Morgantown, W.Va., during a news conference, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in New York. The Westminster Kennel Club announced that the two breeds will be eligible to compete for the first time in the New York show next February. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Luna, a cotton de tulear, eyes her owner while waiting for a news conference to begin at Madison Square Garden, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in New York. The Westminster Kennel Club announced that the wire-haired visla and the coton de tulear will be eligible to compete for the first time in the New York show next February. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Luna, a cotton de tulear, poses on stage during a news conference, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in New York. The Westminster Kennel Club announced that the wire-haired visla and the coton de tulear will be eligible to compete for the first time in the New York show next February. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Anton Sagh, of Montreal, Quebec, motions to Falko, a wire-haired vizsla, to pose during a news conference, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in New York. The Westminster Kennel Club announced that the wire-haired visla and the coton de tulear will be eligible to compete for the first time in the New York show next February. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Falko, left, a wirehaired vizsla, poses on stage with other American Kennel Club breeds during a news conference, Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in New York. The Westminster Kennel Club announced that the wire-haired visla and the coton de tulear will be eligible to compete for the first time in the New York show next February. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Sky, a wire fox terrier, is held as his handler Gabriel Rangel kisses the hand of judge Betty Regina Leininger after winning best of show during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Sky, a wire fox terrier, stands on the podium after winning best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Sky, a wire fox terrier, wins the terrier group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Sky, a wire fox terrier, competes in the terrier group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. Sky won the group. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Sky, a wire fox terrier, competes in the terrier group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. Sky won the group. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
A Neapolitan mastiff competes in the working group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. Matisse, a Portuguese water dog, won the group. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
A Neopolitan mastiff competes in the working group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Bruce Schwartz judges the terrier group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. Sky, a wire fox terrier won the group. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Bruce Schwartz judges the terrier group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. Sky, a wire fox terrier won the group. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Sky, a wire fox terrier, competes in the terrier group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. Sky won the group. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
A komondor competes in the working group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. Matisse, a Portuguese water dog, won the group. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
A colored bull terrier competes in the terrier group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
An American Staffordshire terrier competes in the terrier group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Matisse, a Portuguese water dog, stands beside his handler after competing in the working group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. Matisse won the group. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
A border terrier competes in the terrier group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Matisse, a Portuguese water dog, competes in the working group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. Matisse won the group. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Coco, a Cardigan Welsh corgi, receives kisses on a grooming table in the benching area before the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
A Tibetan mastiff competes in the working group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Matisse, a Portuguese water dog, competes in the working group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. Matisse won the group. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
A mastiff competes in the working group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Dogs compete in the sporting group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Coco, a Cardigan Welsh corgi, stands on a grooming table in the benching area before the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Judo, a bull terrier, waits in the benching area before the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
A golden retriever competes in the junior showmanship contest sporting group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
A golden retriever plays with a ball as they compete in the junior showmanship contest sporting group during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Beagles line up in the competition ring during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show'-- Pictured: Glen of Imaal Terrier at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Dandie Dinmont Terrier at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Competitors at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 -- Pictured: Siberian Husky -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Chesapeake Bay Retriever at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Irish Red and White Setter backstage at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: German Pinscher at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Giant Schnauzer at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Mastiff at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Tibetan Mastiff at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show'-- Pictured: Best In Group, Irish Water Spaniel at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: A Dogue de Bordeaux competes in the Westminster Dog Show on February 11, 2014 in New York City. The annual dog show has been showcasing the best dogs from around world for the last two days in New York. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Alaskan Malamute at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Chinook at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: A Neapolitan Mastiff competes in the Westminster Dog Show on February 11, 2014 in New York City. The annual dog show has been showcasing the best dogs from around world for the last two days in New York. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: A Mastiff competes in the Westminster Dog Show on February 11, 2014 in New York City. The annual dog show has been showcasing the best dogs from around world for the last two days in New York. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: A Spinone Italiano competes in the Westminster Dog Show on February 11, 2014 in New York City. The annual dog show has been showcasing the best dogs from around world for the last two days in New York. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: An Ascotb Cocker Spaniel competes in the Westminster Dog Show on February 11, 2014 in New York City. The annual dog show has been showcasing the best dogs from around world for the last two days in New York. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Dandie Dinmont Terrier backstage at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW -- 'The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show' -- Pictured: Standard Poodle backstage at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Monday, February 11, 2014 -- (Photo by: Ben Hider/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: A Weimaraner waits to compete in the Westminster Dog Show on February 11, 2014 in New York City. The annual dog show has been showcasing the best dogs from around world for the last two days in New York. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: Golden retrievers wait to compete during the Westminster Dog Show on February 11, 2014 in New York City. The annual dog show has been showcasing the best dogs from around world for the last two days in New York. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: A Tibetan Mastiff waits to compete in the Westminster Dog Show on February 11, 2014 in New York City. The annual dog show has been showcasing the best dogs from around world for the last two days in New York. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
A Norwich Terrier in the benching area in the benching area at Pier 92 and 94 in New York City on the second day of competition at the 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show February 11, 2014. The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is a two-day, all-breed benched show that takes place at both Pier 92 &94 and at Madison Square Garden in New York City . AFP PHOTO / Timothy Clary (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: A boxer competes in the Westminster Dog Show on February 11, 2014 in New York City. The annual dog show has been showcasing the best dogs from around world for the last two days in New York. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: A wire point griffon competes in the Westminster Dog Show on February 11, 2014 in New York City. The annual dog show has been showcasing the best dogs from around world for the last two days in New York. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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The newly recognized breeds must wait until 2016 to compete in the popular Westminster Kennel Club show as entries for the February 2015 event are closed, the club said. The Westminster club is a member of the AKC.

The AKC, which started in 1884 with nine breeds, adds new breeds to its list once they meet certain requirements, such as a related breed club and a minimum number of dogs nationwide, said AKC club spokeswoman Jessica D'Amato.

The club made the announcement on Wednesday.

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THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: Nathan, 4 year-old male Bloodhound, winner of the 2014 'National Dog Show Presented by Purina' -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: Dogs from the 2014 National Dog Show presented by Purina -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: Dogs from the 2014 National Dog Show presented by Purina -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: (l-r) John O'Hurley, David Frei -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: Dogs from the 2014 National Dog Show presented by Purina -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: Dogs from the 2014 National Dog Show presented by Purina -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: Wirehaired Vizsla -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: Dogs from the 2014 National Dog Show presented by Purina -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: Nathan, 4 year-old male Bloodhound, winner of the 2014 'National Dog Show Presented by Purina', and his owner, Heather Helmer -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: Dogs from the 2014 National Dog Show presented by Purina -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: Dogs from the 2014 National Dog Show presented by Purina -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: Dogs from the 2014 National Dog Show presented by Purina -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: Dogs from the 2014 National Dog Show presented by Purina -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: Dogs from the 2014 National Dog Show presented by Purina -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: Coton de Tulear -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: Dogs from the 2014 National Dog Show presented by Purina -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: Nathan, 4 year-old male Bloodhound, winner of the 2014 'National Dog Show Presented by Purina', and his owner, Heather Helmer -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: A dog competes at The 12th Annual Nation Dog Show Presented by Purina in Philadelphia, PA 2013 -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: A dog competes at The 12th Annual Nation Dog Show Presented by Purina in Philadelphia, PA 2013 -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- 'The 12th Annual Nation Dog Show Presented by Purina' in Philadelphia, PA 2013 -- Pictured: A Chow Chow competes -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: Dogs wait to compete at the 12th Annual Nation Dog Show Presented by Purina in Philadelphia, PA 2013 -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: A child plays with a dog at the 12th Annual Nation Dog Show Presented by Purina in Philadelphia, PA 2013 -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: A dog competes at The 12th Annual Nation Dog Show Presented by Purina in Philadelphia, PA 2013 -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: A dog and her owner at the 12th Annual Nation Dog Show Presented by Purina in Philadelphia, PA 2013 -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: Dogs preparing to compete at the 12th Annual Nation Dog Show Presented by Purina in Philadelphia, PA 2013 -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: Dogs preparing to compete at the 12th Annual Nation Dog Show Presented by Purina in Philadelphia, PA 2013 -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: A dog competes at The 12th Annual Nation Dog Show Presented by Purina in Philadelphia, PA 2013 -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: A dog competes at The 12th Annual Nation Dog Show Presented by Purina in Philadelphia, PA 2013 -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: A dog competes at The 12th Annual Nation Dog Show Presented by Purina in Philadelphia, PA 2013 -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: A child plays with a dog at the 12th Annual Nation Dog Show Presented by Purina in Philadelphia, PA 2013 -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA -- Pictured: A dog competes at The 12th Annual Nation Dog Show Presented by Purina in Philadelphia, PA 2013 -- (Photo by: Bill McCay/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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The Spanish Water Dog is a herding dog with a curly coat, bred as a multi-purpose farm dog and used for herding, hunting and assisting fisherman. The Cirneco dell'Etna is a smart, short-haired hunter from Italy.

The Bergamasco, also from Italy, is a eager-to-please herding dog with a unique coat made of long mats. The Boerboel is a large, agile mastiff-like breed, originating in South Africa and used as a farm and guard dog.

More to see: Pit bulls!

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In this Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 photo, a pit bull named Buddy stands with caretaker Michelle Mayer, left, and 9-year-old Charlie Burton, at a dog park in the south Denver suburb of Englewood, Colo. Buddy is being cared for in Englewood because of a ban on pit bulls in Aurora, Colo., where the dog lived with his owners. In the November general election, voters will decide whether to repeal Aurora's ban on pit bulls, which has been in place for the past nine years. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
In this Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 photo, a 2-year-old pit bull named Buddy waits to play at a dog park in the south Denver suburb of Englewood, Colo. Buddy is being cared for in Englewood because of a ban on pit bulls in Aurora, Colo., where the dog lived with his owners. But Buddy's place of residence could change if voters in Aurora consider repealing the ban on pit bulls, which has been in place for the past nine years, in the November general election. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
In this Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 photo, Michelle Mayer tends to a 2-year-old pit bull named Buddy at a dog park in the south Denver suburb of Englewood, Colo. Buddy is being cared for by Mayer, in Englewood, because of a ban on pit bulls in the dog's home of Aurora, Colo. Voters will consider repealing Aurora's ban on pit bulls, which has been in place for the past nine years, in the November general election. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
This photo provided by the Indianapolis Fire Department shows Ace, a pit bull, resting outside the home of Lindsay and James Bernard of Indianapolis after the home caught fire on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Firefighters credited the dog with saving the life of the couple's deaf son, Nick Lamb, 13, by licking the boy's face until he woke up. No one else was home at the time. Neither the boy nor the dog was injured. (AP Photo/Indianapolis Fire Department, Rita Reith)
Earl Moffett speaks holds a dog during the "Pit Bulls & Parolees" portion of the Discovery 2014 Summer TCA on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Cameron Younglove plays with a pit bull terrier named Sooke at his kennels near Eudora, Kan., Sunday, March 9, 2014. For much of the past three decades, pit bulls have been widely regarded as America’s most dangerous dog _ but attitudes have softened considerably since then as animal activists and even television shows cast the dogs in a more positive light. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
In this photo taken Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 a pit bull mix shelter dog named Nancy Botwin is photographed at a former landfill by photographer Shannon Johnstone, not shown, in Raleigh, N.C. Johnstone's “Landfill Dogs” project is meant to help find homes for the dogs and raise awareness of the need to spay and neuter pets. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
A Pit Bull available for adoption is seen at the Villalobos Rescue Center, run by Tia Maria Torres of Animal Planet's "Pit Bulls and Parolees," in New Orleans, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013. She has moved her family and the show to New Orleans, where hurricanes and overbreeding have left many pit bulls abandoned or abused. Torres is the founder and owner of Villalobos Rescue Center, the nation’s largest pit bull rescue center, which pairs pit bulls with parolees who work to care for the dogs. Torres launched the center in southern California more than 20 years ago and relocated to south Louisiana last year. The show's fifth season premieres on Nov. 2. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
This Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 photo provided by County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) shows Blue, an 8-month old pit bull, during a DACC veterinarian exam in Los Angeles. The medics found several pellets imbedded in the dog’s body and a seriously injured front paw. Although no arrests have been made, an investigation is under way. The dog’s owner turned it over to the department. That way, when the dog heals, the county can find a home for Blue. (AP Photo/County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control)
This undated publicity photo provided by the ASPCA shows Musketeer, a five-year-old Shepard-pit bull mix, in the outdoor run playing with enrichment toys with Lauren Zvernia, ASPCA animal behavior enrichment coordinator, at the ASPCA Behavioral Rehabilitation Center in Madison, N.J. Musketeer is available for adoption at St. Hubert's. (AP Photo/ASPCA)
In this Jan. 18, 2013 photo provided by the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Richard Palacios and Natalya Prokenpenko pose with Hazel, a 2-year-old pit bull mix, who they adopted from the ASPCA’s Adoption Center in New York. In order to be prepared for dog ownership, experts say you need to examine your lifestyle, home and finances. Then, you need to find the right match. (AP Photo/ASPCA)
In this Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 photo, lawyer Mitzi Bolanos gets a playful kiss from her dog, Bubba, while posing for photos at Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Ore. Some cities ban pit bulls and housing in cities that don't can be hard to come by, she said. She wanted to take 3-year-old, 65-pound Bubba home for the holidays, but found that some airlines ban the breed and at least one requires an expensive “dangerous dog” crate. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
This photo taken on Thursday Nov. 29, 2012 in Moriarty, NM, shows one of two pit bulls tied up outside the mobile home where an alleged animal rescuer turned dog napper is accused of stealing two pit bulls. The home’s resident told sheriff’s officials she came home from work to find the woman taking her dogs. She said the woman then threw the two dogs from her moving vehicle when she gave chase. (AP Photo/Jeri Clausing)
In this Aug. 8, 2012 photo, Trixie, 3, a pit bull, tries out an aquatic treadmill meant for dogs in need of lower impact exercise, during a demonstration at LA Dog Works in Los Angeles. The aquatic treadmill is one of three different types at LA Dog Works. LA Dog Works, a 24-hour dog care center, which includes boarding, grooming, training, daycare, hydrotherapy, massage therapy and a retail store, also uses a $3,000 Jog A Dog and a $40,000 underwater treadmill from a company that is now Hudson Aquatic Systems. (AP Photo/Grant Hindsley)
A rescued pit bull catches drops of water from a volunteer of the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at a coffee farm lot in San Pablo city, Laguna province, south of Manila, Philippines. Dozens of pit bulls rescued from a dogfighting ring will be put down starting Tuesday by the animal welfare activists who said there are no facilities to rehabilitate them and prevent them from again being used in underground arenas. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
A volunteer from the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) pets a pit bull which rescued from South Korean nationals Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at a coffee farm lot in San Pablo city, Laguna province, south of Manila, Philippines. Dozens of pit bulls, rescued from a dogfighting ring will be put down starting Tuesday by the animal welfare activists who said there are no facilities to rehabilitate them and prevent them from again being used in underground arenas. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Rescued pit bull "Guiness" is shown by her new owner during a news confernce at the Los Angeles District Attorney's office in Los Angeles Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. "Guiness," is the only survivor rescued from the dogfighting site, run by Yvette Jimenez and Jessse Jimenez, who pled "no contest" to 31 counts of felony dog fighting. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
This March 8, 2012 photo shows Prada, a 4-year-old pit bull mix, at an animal control facility in Nashville, Tenn. Prada's owner, Nicole Andree, is fighting a lengthy legal battle to save her dog’s life after the animal was ordered euthanized for attacking other dogs. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
American Pit Bull Terriers "Osceola" and "Vade" check out the camera after taking a behavior test Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, at Parris Island Marine base housing in Laurel Bay in Beaufort, S.C. (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain)
Pit bull dogs named, Kerry, left and Oscar, right, join in support at a rally for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., held outside the Los Angeles City Hall in downtown Los Angeles on Monday, Nov. 3, 2008. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Roxy, a seven-month-old Pit Bull mix is seen with her owner, Jessica Stout, right, during a rally against proposed legislation concerning the dogs, held at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Aug. 15, 2005. State Sen. Jackie Speier has proposed legislation that would allow local governments to institute spay/neuter programs and to regulate breeders, but does not propose a ban of any breed of dogs. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
A pit bull stands on its hind legs to get a better look at visitors to the Denver Animal Shelter, June 23, 2005. Denver has instituted a ban against pit bulls, forcing owners to either turn the animals into authorities, move them out of the city limits or hide them from detection. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Pit bull owner Cynthia Carstensen, of Pound Puppy Rescue, is licked by her 11-month-old pit bull dog, Herbert, as brother, Sammie, right, watches during a protest of dozens of demonstrators who brought their pit bulls outside of the Palo Alto Daily News newspaper offices in Palo Alto, Calif., Wednesday, May 18, 2005 to protest the decision to exclude pit bulls from the paper's "Pet of the Week" columns due to their violent nature, according to the newspaper. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
Shannon Johnstone, right, a professional photographer, has been taking pictures once a week of rescue dogs from the Wake County Animal Shelter since 2012 at the North Wake Landfill District Park off Durant Road in North Raleigh, N.C. Here, she documents Wezzy, a pit bull that is about 4 years old, with the help of shelter worker Diadra Cooley, Oct. 7, 2013. (Corey Lowenstein/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT via Getty Images)
A Pit Bull wearing sunglasses is seen prior to the start of in Albania's first Dog Show in Tiranas Sport Palace on June 15, 2014. AFP PHOTO / GENT SHKULLAKU (Photo credit should read GENT SHKULLAKU/AFP/Getty Images)
JERSEY CITY, NJ - JULY 24: A pit bull looks out from a cage in the Liberty Humane Society shelter July 24, 2007 in Jersey City, New Jersey. According to animal shelter statistics, around one-third of all dogs coming into shelters nationwide are pit bulls, up from just 2 to 3 percent fifteen years ago. An estimated 40,000 people are involved in illegal professional dogfighting in the U.S. which often involves pit bulls. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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