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Four New Breeds Debut At WKC132

These four breeds, recently recognized by the American Kennel Club, are making their debuts at Westminster in 2008.



PLOTT - HOUND GROUP
A hunting hound of striking color that traditionally brings big game to bay or tree, the Plott is intelligent, alert and confident. Noted for stamina, endurance, agility, determination and aggressiveness when hunting, the powerful, well muscled, yet streamlined Plott combines courage with athletic ability. The Plott easily traverses various terrains with agility and speed. Loyal and eager to please, the Plott is an aggressive, bold, and fearless hunter (from the Plott Standard).



TIBETAN MASTIFF - WORKING GROUP
The Tibetan Mastiff is considered by many to be the stock from which most modern large working breeds have developed. Generations of working as a guardian of women and children, has produced a temperament of fearlessness, tempered with patience, loyalty - and extreme stubbornness. The Tibetan Mastiff is a powerful dog, with a broad and impressive head, with a typical expression of watchfulness (from the American Tibetan Mastiff Association).



BEAUCERON - HERDING GROUP
The Beauceron is an old and distinct French breed of herding dog, bred and selected for their aptitude to herd and guard large flocks of sheep as well as for their structure and endurance. The ideal Beauceron is a well balanced, solid dog of good height and well muscled without heaviness or coarseness. A formidable dog, intelligent, easily trained, faithful, gentle and obedient, he demands respect wherever he goes (from the Beauceron Standard).



SWEDISH VALLHUND - HERDING GROUP
The Swedish Vallhund is a very old Spitz-type breed known since the time of the Vikings. Small, powerful, fearless, and sturdily-built, the Swedish Vallhund has been kept for centuries as a farm dog and used for herding cattle. The double coat and the characteristic "harness markings" are essential features of this breed. Tail may be natural or docked (from the Swedish Vallhund Standard).


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