Dog lovers, take note.
The American Kennel Club has officially given full recognition to two breeds: the Sloughi and the American Hairless Terrier.
The Sloughi is a hound dog. It's athletic, with a smooth coat, and medium-sized. Though just recognized by the club, it's got a distinguished pedigree.
A press release notes, "An ancient breed, it is treasured in North Africa for its hunting skills, speed, agility, and endurance over long distances. The breed is noble and somewhat reserved, with a gentle, melancholy expression."
All American Kennel Club accepted dog breeds to date:
The American Hairless Terrier is a bit smaller, active and though some varieties do have hair, all carry within them the hairless gene—a boon for some would-be dog companions.
According to the news release, "The American Hairless Terrier is well known for its propensity for fewer allergic reactions than other breeds, allowing them into homes of many allergy sufferers."
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