Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Six New Breeds at the America’s Kennel Club Dog Show

Leonberger A portfolio of the new faces at this year’s blue-ribbon-canine event. Held at New York City’s Madison Square Garden the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is America’s second oldest sporting event (after the Kentucky Derby). Photographed exclusively for Time by Juliana Sohn, these six debutants take the number of eligible breeds under America Kennel Club rules to 179, all of which were represented at the 135th annual show. 2011′s Best in Show was won by Hickory, a Scottish Deer Hound. Her breed is one of the World’s oldest and has been showing at Westminster since the very first show in 1877.

Bluetick Coonhound

Breed: Bluetick Coonhound; Name: Mike. Male, age 5; Category: hound group

Bluetick Coonhound 01

Sturdy and Athletic
The bluetick coonhound's name derives from the markings on its coat, which is dark blue in color and covered in a ticking, or speckled, pattern.

Icelandic Sheepdog

Breed: Icelandic Sheepdog; Name: Kaffi. Male, age 5; Category: herding group

Icelandic Sheepdog 01

Playful and Inquisitive
Icelandic sheepdogs are so admired in their native country that they have been portrayed on postage stamps.

Cane Corso

Breed: Cane Corso; Name: Chopper. Male, age 3½; Category: working group

Cane Corso 01

Noble and Majestic
The cane corso is a powerfully built dog. The breed's name comes from the Latin cohors, which means "guardian" and "protector."

Boykin Spaniel

Breed: Boykin Spaniel; Name: Jesse. Female, age 2; Category: sporting group

Boykin Spaniel 01

All-Around Hunting Dog
The Boykin spaniel is the official state dog of South Carolina.

Redbone Coonhound

Breed: Redbone Coonhound; Name: Thunder. Male, age; 2 Category: hound group

Redbone Coonhound 01

Fast and Agile
The redbone coonhound is known for its distinctive red coat and is a strong swimmers and an adroit hunter.

Leonberger

Breed: Leonberger ; Name: Gigi. Female, age 3; Category: working group

Leonberger 01

Reliable Family Companion
The Leonberger is a versatile working breed. It also makes an excellent therapy dog.
The dogs were photographed at the New York Hotel Pennsylvania.

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