American Kennel Club Expands Pack in 2022 – Hometown Focus

The American Kennel Club (AKC), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and leading dog advocate, has announced that Mudi and Russian Toys have been fully recognized and are eligible to participate in Herding.

Group and Toy Group, respectively.

These additions bring the number of breeds recognized by the AKC to 199.

“We are thrilled to have two unique breeds join the registry,” said Gina DiNardo, AKC Executive Secretary. “The Mudi, a medium-sized sheepdog, is an excellent companion animal for an active family committed to keeping this worker busy, and the loving little Russian toy thrives on being close to his humans, making him a wonderful companion for an owner who can be with the dog a lot.As always, we encourage people to do their research to find the right breed for their lifestyle.

The Mudi joins the Herding group and is a medium-sized, versatile and versatile Hungarian farm dog.

The breed is brave and useful for working the most stubborn cattle. He is loyal and protective of property and family members. Mudi is very energetic and enjoys a good run.

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The Mudi (left) and the Russian Toy are the newest members of the AKC Dog Registry. Photo courtesy of AKC.

They are playful, affectionate and can be calm and relaxed at home. They don’t have many grooming requirements. Occasional baths and combing or brushing will do the trick.

Joining the Toy Group, the Russian toy dates back to the Russian aristocracy. These dogs may be small, but they have a ton of personality. They are elegant, lively, active and cheerful.

They are intelligent with a strong desire to please. Russian toys thrive on human companionship, loving to cuddle up and be close to their family. They can, however, be slightly aloof with strangers.

The breed has two coat types: long-haired and smooth. The long-haired coat should be brushed two to three times a week and bathed monthly. The smooth coat needs weekly brushing and occasional baths.

AKC recognition provides the breed with the ability to compete at all levels of AKC-sanctioned events. Recognition does not necessarily mean that the breed is a newly created breed.

Many breeds that get full recognition from the AKC have been around for decades, and some are ancient.

To become an AKC-recognized breed, there must be active following and interest in the breed from owners in the United States, as well as an established breed club of responsible owners and breeders.

There must also be a sufficient population of dogs in the United States geographically distributed throughout the county.

Breeds that work towards full recognition are registered in the AKC’s Foundation Stock Service (FSS). Additional information about the process is available at

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