The American Kennel Club (AKC) recently announced that they are adding two new breeds to their list of recognized breeds and making the total number 192.

The two new breeds are Nederlandse Kooikerhondje and Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen.

The American Kennel Club speaks that the Nederlandse Kooikerhondje (which is pronounced Netherlands-e Coy-ker-hond-tsje) is a dog of a spaniel type and has its origins hundreds of years ago in Europe. This is a dog for duck hunting. Highly energetic, friendly and alert.




The Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen (GBGV, which is pronounced Grahnd Bah-SAY Grif-FON Vahn-DAY-ahn) belongs to the group of hounds and it was bred to hunt rabbits and hares in France. A friendly dog that will get along with everybody, has a lot of stamina and at the same time is very laid back. Very courageous and high energy level that requires a lot of physical activity.



Read more about the new additions in the AKC here: