There’s Officially a New Dog Breed Recognized by the American Kennel Club

Meet the Pumi—the newest dog breed for us to collectively “awww” over. On June 22, the American Kennel Club announced that this energetic herding dog is the 190th breed to join the ranks of America’s oldest purebred dog registry. The new honor, aside from formal recognition, allows the corkscrew-fur canine to compete in the Westminster Kennel Club contest that happens every February.

Originating from Hungary, Pumi dogs have been in the United States for the past two decades. They’re considered quick learners with a lot of spunk, which makes them perfect for the farm life: specifically, corralling chickens and goats. With this reputation, they are definitely not the type to laze on the couch—experts say they require a lot of exercise and stimulation in order to keep them happy. Get introduced to the adorable pups, below.

Above photo credit: Anna Wiesner

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Photo source: The Economist. Credit: Zsolt Czegledi

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via [Elite Daily]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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