As of tomorrow, three new dog breeds can be registered with the American Kennel Club. The Irish Red and White Setter, the Pyrenean Shepherd and the Norwegian Buhund as the 159th, 160th and161st breeds recognized by the organization.
The last breed was added in May. (Read about the Dogue de Bordeaux on our blog!)
Here’s a little more info about the new breeds:
Irish Red and White Setter. This dog was first bred – surprisingly! – in Ireland as a hunting buddy and now does well working with hunters of all kinds. It also likes four-leaf clovers. They are a loyal companions best suited for active families. If you want one, consider adoption. The Irish Red and White Setter Association has a rescue program.
The Pyrenean Shepherd. This dog came from the Pyrenease Mountains in France, so it enjoys long lunch breaks and good wine. It was bred to – surprisingly! – herd sheep. The dogs are often shy around strangers, but they’re known for their athletic ability. Want more info? Check out the Pyrenean Shepherd Club of America.
The Norwegian Buhund. This dog was bred in – surprisingly! – Norway to guard sheep against wolves. It’s a Spitz dog and has that cute curly tail. And they love sweaters and snowball fights. Today, they’re often used as guide or police dogs. Want a Buhund? Rescue one! Check out the the Norweigian Buhund of Club of America rescue.
Staff Writer Carrie Coppernoll