This season the AKC will be adding five new breeds to the roster of pure
Berger Picard- This is a breed that originated in France. They have
a rough coat and are very lively dogs. The dog gained prominence
due to the movie “Because of Winn Dixie”. They can sometimes
be one person dogs.
Coton De-Tulear- is a cotton ball of a dog with white fur.
They need quite a bit of grooming. They weigh about 12 pounds.
These little dogs like to play and enjoy playing in water.
Lagotta Romagnolo- is a curly coated breed which originates in Italy.
They are a working breed and need consistent training need an active
person to manage their high energy. They stand about 17 inches at
the shoulder. Their coat is waterproof.
Miniature American Shepherds- These are also known as Miniature
Australian Shepherds (Though they are not bred in Australia. Instead
they are an American dog). I have seen these intelligent dogs featured
in the tv show ‘Too Cute’. They can be bred in red, blue, merle or
Spanish Water Dog- resembles the Portugese Water Dog. They are very
a curly coated breed. They are also very strong willed dogs and need
socialization and training.