Iceldandic Sheepdog, Leonberger, Cane Corso Now AKC Approved
American Kennel Clubs Adds Three New Canine Breeds: Icelandic Sheepdog, Cane Corso and the Leonberger.
The American Kennel Club (AKC) announced the approval of three breeds of dogs to its registry of breeds
The AKC announced exclusively to TODAYshow.com that the Icelandic sheepdog, the Cane Corso and the Leonberger will be added Wednesday to the list of 164 breeds already registered with the organization.
“It’s great: We’re adding three new dogs to our registry,” AKC spokeswoman Christina Duffney told TODAYshow.com. “As of Wednesday, they’re able to compete in shows and take part in any AKC activity.”
All three breeds have been around for centuries but it takes more than longevity of a breed to determine its status with the AKC. The American Kennel Clubs has criteria like an official organization for the breed, and standards such as size, coat and tempermant.