“THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA©” WILL INTRODUCE THREE NEW BREEDS IN NOVEMBER
Oaks/Valley Forge, PA OCT., 2013--- The National Dog Show Presented by Purina will introduce three
new American Kennel Club breeds – The Chinook, The Rat Terrier and The Portuguese Podengo Pequeno--to the American public in 2013.
The three new additions to the American Kennel Club (AKC) Registry will make their major event debut on the two-hour NBC TV special on Thanksgiving Day, immediately following the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. A total audience of some 20 million viewers is expected to watch the broadcast, from noon-2 p.m. in all time zones.
The following is a description of each new breed:
- The Chinook was developed in New Hampshire as a sled dog whose function was drafting and sled dog racing. Bred to combine the power of freighting breeds with the speed of the lighter racing sled dogs, he is an athletic, hard-bodied dog. The Chinook, whose name means 'warm winter winds' in Inuit (Eskimo Language), was named New Hampshire's State Dog in 2009. The breed has a thick, tawny-colored (ranging from pale honey to a deep reddish-gold) double coat lying close to the body.
- An American Breed, The Rat Terrier is a multi-purpose companion dog that is capable of hunting rodents and vermin above and below ground as well as coursing small game. He is a sturdy, compact, small-to-medium sized parti-colored dog giving the appearance of elegance and athleticism. His short, smooth coat may come in any variation of pied patterning. Pied is described as comparatively large patches of one or more colors in combination with white. Acceptable colors, with or without "tan points," include the predominate black, or chocolate, red, apricot, blue, fawn, tan or lemon.
- The Portuguese Podengo Pequeno, a primitive breed, is known for its small size, erect ears, wedge shaped head, and two coat types, smooth and wire. It hunts by sight, scent and hearing, and is related to the Pharaoh Hound, Ibizan Hound, Cirneco dell'Etna and Basenji. The smooth coat is short and very dense, while the wire coat (rough) is long and harsh, with a bearded muzzle. Preferred coat color is yellow or fawn, with or without white markings.
The National Dog Show Presented by Purina is part of the Kennel Club of Philadelphia’s cluster of annual benched Dog Shows that take place November 16 and 17. For more detailed information on the National Dog Show Presented By Purina ® and the Kennel Club of Philadelphia Dog Shows please visit www.nationaldogshow.com. Tickets are available online at www.nationaldogshow.com/tickets for the inexpensive price of $14 for adults, $7 for children ages 4-12 and free admission children ages 3 and under!
New Breed descriptions sourced from AKC.org
Steve Griffith, 484 433 7757, email@example.com