Miscellaneous Class and FSS Dogs are Now Added to CafePress
I’ve finished up my list of AKC dogs including those in the Miscellaneous Class and the Foundation Stock Service (FSS) Dogs and they have been added to my Dog Breeds in Words CafePress site.
Miscellaneous Class Dogs are dogs that have been approved by AKC to be shown in performance events (Obedience, Rally, Agility) and conformation in the Miscellaneous Class on an interim basis. This is the last step before full AKC recognition, when they will have their own individual breed classes and then compete in their respective group classes.
FSS dogs are dogs that are not yet eligible to be shown at AKC shows, but their representative clubs are working their way toward acceptance. There can be any number of reasons that they have not been accepted by AKC… no supporting club, inadequate breed representation in the United States, not enough registered dogs, etc. Some of these dogs are quiet well known in Europe or their originating countries, but are rare here in the United States.
The list of new Miscellaneous Class dogs are: American English Coonhound, Bergamasco, Boerboel, Cesky Terrier, Chinook, Dogo Argentino, Finnish Lapphund, Peruvian Inca Orchid, Portuguese Podengo Pequeno, Pumi, Rat Terrier, Russell Terrier, Sloughi, Treeing Walker Coonhound, Wirehaired Vizsla
The list of new FSS dogs are: Appenzeller Sennenhunde, Azawakh, Barbet, Belgian Laekenois, Berger Picard, Bolognese, Bracco Italiano, Catahoula Leopard Dog, Caucasian Ovcharka, Cirneco dell’Etna, Coton de Tulear, Czechoslovakian Vlcak, Danish-Swedish Farmdog, Drentsche Patrijshond, Estrela Mountain Dog, Eurasier, German Longhaired Pointer, German Spitz, Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen, Hovawart, Jindo, Kai Ken, Karelian Bear Dog, Kishu Ken, Kooikerhondje, Lagotto Romagnolo, Lancashire Heeler, Mudi, Norrbottenspets, Perro de Presa Canario, Portuguese Podengo, Portuguese Pointer, Rafeiro do Alentejo, Russian Toy, Schapendoes, Slovensky Cuvac, Small Munsterlander Pointer, Spanish Mastiff, Spanish Water Dog, Stabyhoun, Swedish Lapphund, Thai Ridgeback, Tosa
Two dogs are missing from my designs Central Asian Shepherd Dog and Treeing Tennessee Brindle. There simply is not enough information to design for them at this time.
As with all dogs, these dogs have fascinating histories. I hope you take some time to learn more about them. I will be featuring them alphabetically on my Facebook page along with the other AKC breeds.