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11 Newest Dog Breeds Recognized by AKC Till 2016

Updated on March 21, 2016

Are you looking for a rare and uncommon breed of dog, or an excellent and newly recognized dog? You may like to know about these newest AKC Recognized Dog Breeds to make you choice.

New Dog Breeds
New Dog Breeds | Source

1. The Bergamasco Shepherd

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The Bergamasco is a giant, muscular and healthy dog of herding dog category which has a distinctive unusual felted cat. This breed was originated from Bergamo, from where it got its name Bergamasco. It’s also known as a Bergamasco Shepherd Dog, Bergamasco, Cane DA Pastore Bergamasco. This breed has been registered with AKC since 2015.

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Physical Traits

Origin: Italy (Bergamo)
AKC registration: Since year 2015
Weight: Male: 70–84 lb (32–38 kg), Female: 57–71 lb (26–32 kg)
Height: Male: 23.5 in (60 cm), Female: 22 in (56 cm)
Life span: 13-15 years

2. Boerboel Dog

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The Boerboel is a muscular, giant, intelligent and gentle mastiff type dog that has a broad, muscular and a square shape head and strong muzzle. Though this doesn’t have clear records of breed history, but it’s commonly believed that it was originated from South Africa by crossing between British Bulldog category dogs and African mastiff type of dogs and latter these dogs are crossbred with the English long-legged Bulldog with the Bull Mastiff in the late and early 1950s. This is a very affectionate and protective dog that make a good watch and guard dog. This breed has been registered with AKC since 2015.

Physical Traits

Origin: South Africa
AKC registration: Since year 2015
Weight: Average in between 154 - 200 pounds (70 - 90 kg)
Height: Males 25 - 28 inches (64 - 70 cm) Females 23 - 25.5 inches (59 - 65 cm)
Life span: 13-15 years.

3. The Cirneco dell'Etna

The Cirneco dell'Etna
The Cirneco dell'Etna | Source

The Cirneco dell'Etna is a small hound dog which was originated from the Italian island of Sicily. The purpose to develop this dog breed was to hunt rabbits and this dog has excellent running speed and stamina that can work for hours without food or water. This dog need less grooming and vet care and has a friendly and gentle nature which makes a good family and companion pet. This breed has been registered with the AKC since year 2015.

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Physical Traits

Origin: South Africa
AKC registration: Since year 2015
Weight: Female: 8–10 kg, Male: 10–12 kg
Height: Female: 42–50 cm, Male: 46–52 cm
Life span: Approx. 12 years

4. Spanish Water Dog

spanish water dog
spanish water dog | Source

The Spanish Water Dog is a medium sized herding dog breed, developed from Spain. This is an intelligent, healthy and energetic dog, which was created for sheep herding and guarding purpose which is a close relative of Portuguese water dog. In year 1980 Spanish Water Dog Club was formed and this dog was recognized in Spain and later in the year 2001-02, it got officially recognized in the United States by the United Kennel Club. Though basically this is a shepherd and guard dog, but it has a good recognition as an earth dog also. The Spanish water dog is recognized by the AKC, since January 2015.

Spanish Water Dog
Spanish Water Dog | Source

Physical Traits

Origin: Spain (Turkey)
AKC registration: Since year 2015
Weight: Male: 18 to 22 kg (40 to 49 lb), Female: 14 to 18 kg (31 to 40 lb)
Height: Male: 44 to 50 cm (17 to 20 in), Female: 40 to 45 cm (16 to 18 in)
Life span: Approx. 12 years

5. Coton de Tulear

Coton De Tulear
Coton De Tulear | Source

The Coton de Tuléar is a small dog breed, developed from Madagascar in 1974 by a biologist, Dr. Robert Jay Russell. Russell. It got its name Coton de Tuléar, Because of its cotton-like coat, which is non-shedding like a Poodle or Havanese. It seems always welcoming, calm, affectionate and alert. Cotons are very sociable dogs that get along well with children, other dogs and animals and one among the most preferred dog to keep in apartment with family and kids. The Coton de Tulear was introduced to the AKC Foundation Stock in 1996 and became a fully recognized breed on July 1st, 2014.

Physical Traits

Origin: Madagascar
AKC registration: Since year 2014
Weight: 4 to 6 kg (8.8 to 13.2 lb) for males and 3.5 to 5 kg (7.7 to 11.0 lb) for females.
Height: 25 to 30 cm (9.8 to 11.8 in) tall for males and 22 to 27 cm (8.7 to 10.6 in) for females.
Life span: Approx. 12 years

6. Wirehaired Vizsla

Wirehaired Vizsla
Wirehaired Vizsla | Source

The Wirehaired Vizsla is a medium sized hunting dog, developed in the 1930 by Mr. Vasas Jozsef from Hungary. It looks very similar like Vizsla. Only difference is, It has dense wire coat and little longer skull than the muzzle. This is a very friendly, calm, loyal and intelligent and energetic and easily trainable. dog, but it needs a firm and dominant owner otherwise it has inclined to become stubborn. Also, it need daily long walk and exercise, else this breed has high prospect to become strung. its recognised by most of Kennels and registered with AKC since 2014.

Wirehaired Vizsla (Without collar) and Vizsla (With black collar)
Wirehaired Vizsla (Without collar) and Vizsla (With black collar) | Source

Physical Traits

Origin: Hungary
AKC registration: Since year 2014
Weight: Males 45 - 60 pounds (20 - 27 kg) Females 40 - 55 pounds (18 - 25 kg)
Height: Males 22.5 - 25 inches (57 - 64 cm) Females 21 - 23.5 inches (53 - 60 cm)
Life span: Approx. 12 years

7. Chinook

Chinook
Chinook | Source

The Wirehaired Vizsla is a medium sized hunting dog, developed in the 1930 by Mr. Vasas Jozsef from Hungary. It looks very similar like Vizsla. Only difference is, It has dense wire coat and little longer skull than the muzzle. This is a very friendly, calm, loyal and intelligent and energetic and easily trainable. dog, but it needs a firm and dominant owner otherwise it has inclined to become stubborn. Also, it need daily long walk and exercise, else this breed has high prospect to become strung.

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Physical Traits

Origin: Mountains of New Hampshire
AKC registration: Since year 2013
Weight: Female: 27–41, Male: 34–45 kg
Height: Female: 53–64 cm, Male: 58–69 cm,
Life span: 10 – 13 years

8. Portuguese Podengo

Portuguese Podengo
Portuguese Podengo | Source

This is a small scent hound dog commonly known with its nicknamed the Portuguese Rabbit Dog. which was originated from Portugal and also known as Portuguese Hound, Smooth Portuguese Podengo Pequeno, Wirehaired Portuguese, Podengo Pequeno, Smooth Portuguese Podengo Medio, Wirehaired Portuguese, odengo Medio. This is an energetic, alert and lively dog, which was developed to hunt rabbits and critters. Portuguese Podengo comes in six varieties, based on their size and coat. It can have coat types (smooth and wire) and comes in three sizes: The Grande (large), Medio (medium) and Pequeno (small). Portuguese Podengo got AKC recognition in year 2013.

Origin: Portugal
AKC registration: Since year 2013
Height and Weight :
Height: Small 8 - 12 inches (20 - 31 cm)
Height: Medium 15 - 22 inches (39 - 56 cm)
Height: Large 22 - 27 inches (55 - 70 cm)

Weight: Small 9 - 13 pounds (4 - 6 kg)
Weight: Medium 35 - 44 pounds (16 - 20 kg)
Weight: Large 44 - 66 pounds (20 - 30 kg)
Life span: 12 - 14 years

Varieties of Portuguese Podengo

Variety of Portuguese podengo
Variety of Portuguese podengo

9. Rat Terrier

Rat Terrier
Rat Terrier | Source

The Rat Terrier dog is a small, adorable terrier dog that was developed from USA to hunt vermin. And also known as nicknames RT, Rat, Rattie, R-pooble, tough guy. It's a lively, energetic and alert dog that has great running speed, stamina and quick movement and makes an excellent watchdog. But this has a tendency to be stubborn and need early training, socialization and regular jog/long walk and physical exercise. This is recognized by most of kennel clubs and has AKC recognition since 2013.

Rat Terrier
Rat Terrier | Source

Physical Traits

Origin: America
AKC registration: Since year 2013
Weight: 10–25 pounds (4.5–11.3 kg)
Height: average 12 – 13 inches, 4 inches tall at the shoulder.
Life span: 13 - 18 years

10. Treeing Walker Coonhound

Treeing Walker Coonhound
Treeing Walker Coonhound | Source

The Treeing Walker Coonhound was developed by crossing between English and American Foxhounds. This dog was created to hunt small game, particularly raccoons and opossums. It was used to hunt for large game also, such as bear. This is a strong, reckless hunting dog that always desires to perform. This is an alert, intelligent dog which is good with children and gets along with other dog that make them an excellent watchdog and family pet. This dog was first recognized as a separate breed in 1945 and has AKC recognized since 2012.

Physical Traits

Origin: America
AKC registration: Since year 2013
Weight: 50 - 70 pounds (23 - 32 kg)
Height: 20 - 27 inches (51 - 69 cm)
Life span: 13 - 18 years

11. Russell Terrier

The Term Jack Russell Terrier, Parson Russel Terrier and Russel Terrier is quite confusing. Jack Russel terrier was developed in the early 18th century from England. Mr. Reverend John Russell was the creator of this breed, the initial purpose to create this dog was to hunt foxes and help hunters in small game. This is also known as JRT and Jack. Sometime people are getting confused with Jack Russell terrier and Parson Russell terrier, but both are different breed and has different characteristics and traits. Russel Terrier is relatively new breed and very similar to the the Parson, Jack Russell, and Russell terrier. But all three are considered different breeds, and this is where it can get confusing.

[Information by, canidae.com]
The Russell terrier is actually a shorter version of the Jack Russell terrier. Australia and other FCI (an international federation of kennel clubs) countries call the Russell terrier a Jack Russell terrier, which is the traditional old style JRT. In the US, the Russell terrier is the same size as the Australian Jack Russell terrier. Both the Russell and Parson Terrier are recognized by the AKC, but the Jack Russell terrier isn’t.

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Origin: America
AKC registration: Since year 2013
Weight: In between 6.4 – 8.2 kg (Adult)
Height: 25 – 30 cm
Life span: 13 - 15 years

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