The AKC, the world’s largest purebred dog registry, announced Tuesday that the Russian Toy and Mudi are joining the list of its recognized breeds.
“We’re thrilled to have two unique breeds join the registry
,” said Gina DiNardo
, executive secretary of the AKC
, en una oracion.
Not to be confused with an actual toy
, the Russian Toy is a tiny
, active and cheerful dog with roots in Russian aristocracy
, the AKC said
. The dogs love people and just want to make those around them happy
, the Russian Toy will be a member of the Toy Group
, AKC said
, and there are only sobre 775 en los EE.UU.
The Mudi, en la otra mano, will be a member of the herding group, which includes breeds like the German Shepherd or the Collie. The Mudi is originally from Hungary, where the breed was used on farms, the AKC said. The dogs tend to be loyal, energetic and affectionate — and perfect for any runners in the family.
“This is not the breed for a first-time dog owner
. While some may call the breed stubborn
, I see it as getting bored if constantly drilled
,” said Susanne Bergesen
, corresponding secretary of the Mudi Club of America
, en una oracion.
“They are thinkers
, love to learn
, learn quickly
, and do not need lots of repetitions to acquire most skills.
The breed is still rather rare, aunque — according to the AKC, there are only about 450 of the dogs in the US, and up to about 4,000 worldwide.
Todos los años, the AKC recognizes new dog breeds
. En 2020, la Dogo Argentino and the Barbet joined the registry
For a breed to be recognized by the group
, there must be a minimum of
300 a 400 dogs from the breed in at least
20 estados, la AKC writes
. There must also be an established breed club behind the dog
The dog breed can then be eligible to compete in the Miscellaneous Class, where dogs typically spend upwards of three years. Desde allí, the breed can get recognized officially, which means it’s eligible to participate in AKC events and affiliated clubs.