Westminster Opens the Doggie-Door to Mixed Breeds
The 138th Annual Westminster Kennel Club All-Breeds Show will feature a record number of entries, welcome three new breeds to competition, and for the first time, allow mixed-breed dogs to compete in its agility competition. A total of 2845 dogs are entered, representing 187 breeds and varieties. 225 dogs are entered in the agility competition.
Here are the three breeds being judged for the first time, with links to the American Kennel Club's official breed page:
Chick HERE for the AKC's Chinook page.
Click HERE for the AKC's Portuguese Podengo Pequeno breed page.
Click HERE for the AKC's Rat Terrier breed page.
The 2014 Westminster show will also include an agility event, which will be open to mixed-breed dogs, marking the first time mixed-breeds have appeared in WKC -sponsored competition.
The USA Network will carry portions of the competition February 11-12.