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WJLA, February 13, 2012

Westminster Dog Show 2012: Six new breeds debut at this year's competition

Six new breeds will show at Westminster for the first time this year after being recognized by the American Kennel Club and made eligible for competition.


American English Coonhound

The American English Coonhound evolved from Virginia Hounds, descendants of English Foxhounds. This breed was originally used to hunt fox and raccoons. The hound is an active dog with tremendous speed and endurance and an excellent voice.

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