Westminster Dog Show: Meet the new breeds (on Petfinder)!
Today the Westminster Dog Show opens and six “new” dog breeds will be competing for the first time.
These breeds — American English Coonhound, Cesky Terrier, Entlebucher Mountain Dog, Finnish Lapphund, Norwegian Lundehund and Xoloitzcuintle (a.k.a. Mexican Hairless) — are old friends of Petfinder, and with the exception of the Cesky Terrier, all of them are available for adoption today. Meet them here!
See adoptable English Coonhounds
American English Coonhounds were originally bred to hunt foxes during the day and raccoons at night. If you’re considering adopting one, keep in mind that these athletes need regular exercise and activity!
Entlebucher Mountain Dog
See Entlebucher Mountain Dogs for adoption
This Swiss breed, related to the Bernese Mountain Dog and Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, traditionally herded cows in the Alps. Entlebuchers are smart and energetic and need lots of exercise — and, ideally, a job!
See adoptable Finnish Lapphunds
These medium-sized dogs originated in the frigid Lapland region, where they herded reindeer. Thanks to their thick double coat, they shed seasonally and don’t tolerate heat well.
See adoptable Norwegian Lundehunds
This rare Spitz breed was first bred to hunt Puffins from steep cliffs. Its unique features include feet with six toes, ears that can fold forward and backward at will and an extremely flexible neck.
See adoptable Xoloitzcuintles
The Xoloitzcuintle (sometimes spelled Xoloitzcuintli and pronounced show-low-eats-queen-tlee) can be traced back to the Aztecs. In Mexico, Xolos are thought to heal minor ailments such as toothaches and insomnia.
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