Breed Recognition

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Breed Recognition

In the United States, the American Kennel Club recognizes over 150 breeds of dogs. In order for a new breed to be recognized, the AKC considers whether there have been many generations of a new breed that has retained the same characteristics. There must also be a national parent club for the new breed that adheres to AKC guidelines. And there must be enough interest in the new breed itself.

   

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