Top 7 New Dog Breeds For You To Have an Amazing Pet Dog In 2016

Top 7 New Dog Breeds For You To Have an Amazing Pet Dog In 2016

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There are more dog breeds in the world than you ever need.

Last year I have penned an article about the top 10 most popular dog breeds in the world. Those stats are based on the interest people showed to adopt a dog breed from different corners of the world and from the data collected by Americal Kennel Club.

If you are a dog lover and would like to adopt an exotic dog breed in 2016, then you came to a right place. We are happy to present you the top 7 new dog breeds introduced in 2016. Become a happy pet dog owner.

Before I introduce you these 7 new dog breeds, I would like to give a little background on how new dog breeds are accepted: The Westminster Kennel Club dog show is a 140-year-old annual competition that draws in over 3,000 dog breeds from all 50 states.


This competition to essentially compare various dogs against their “breed standards,” measuring and quantifying things like eye shape, tail carriage, and the color is held at Madison Square Garden in New York. They are also judged on merits of companionship as well as agility (a category added in 2014), and obedience.

Before you see them prancing down the felt runway on Feb. 16, you can get a first look here:

1. The Spanish Water Dog   top-7-new-dog-breeds-in-2016-0

Originally bred in Spain, they were versatile farm dogs herding sheep and goats and also acting as loyal companions to farmers and fishermen and women. They excel in training because of their loyalty and eagerness to please. If you are looking for such a companion then this Spanish Water Dog breed is for you without a doubt.

2. The Miniature American Shepherd   top-7-new-dog-breeds-in-2016-1

Bred in the American west in the 1960s, the miniature American shepherd is a highly active farm dog. It comes in several different colors and is incredibly versatile. It is frequently referred to as “MAS” and they are lauded by enthusiasts as an excellent choice for dogs sports such as herding, agility, flyball and more. Are you interested?

3. The Lagotto Romagnolo   top-7-new-dog-breeds-in-2016-2

The Lagotto Romagnolo, is a breed of dog that comes from the Romagna sub-region of Italy as the name suggests. The name means “lake dog from Romagna,” originating from the Italian word lago, meaning lake. Its traditional function is a gundog, specifically a water retriever. However, it is often used to hunt for truffles.

This curly guy is the world’s foremost truffle hunter. Which means exactly what you think it means. The dog breed has a storied career searching through forests to find delicious (and expensive) truffles deep underground. It’s curly coat keeps it warm in the winter and protects it from thorns and brambles.

4. The Cirneco dell’Etna   top-7-new-dog-breeds-in-2016-3

The Cirneco dell’Etna is a small hound-type dog breed used in Sicily for rabbit hunting and commonly misnomered as the “Sicilian greyhound” when translated. It is found all over the Italian island and particularly in the area surrounding the active volcano, Mount Etna, where the dogs hunt on terrain formed by volcanic lava.

Its presence in Sicily is noteworthy as one of the few ancient breeds that have undergone very little manipulation by man. Thus, the dog we have today is an extremely hardy breed, free from inherited health problems.

This Anubis lookalike is affectionate, friendly, and an amazing hunter of small mammals. Its short hair makes grooming minimal and it’s an excellent family dog.

5. The Boerboel   top-7-new-dog-breeds-in-2016-4

Originally developed in South Africa, these bruisers are reliable, intelligent, and strong watchdogs. They’re protective, fearless, and reasonably social — though not the dog for everyone. The word “Boerboel” derives from “boer,” the Afrikaans/Dutch word for “farmer.” The English word “bull” sounds to Dutch ears like “boel,” hence the name Boerboel.

Boerboels are generally known for their good health. However, Boerboels can suffer from hip or elbow dysplasia, vaginal hyperplasia, ectropion, and entropion. The average life expectancy is 10 years.

6. The Berger Picard   top-7-new-dog-breeds-in-2016-5

Also called as Picardy Shepherd is a French breed of dog of the herding group of breeds. These dogs nearly became extinct after both World War I and World War II and remain a rare breed. This breed of dog is people-oriented, loyal, and can make a good family pet if properly socialized early in life.

Star of the film “Because of Winn-Dixie,” this medium-sized pup is perfect for families, as it is people oriented and loyal. According to Westminster officials, it’s one of the oldest French herding breeds.

Bred to work the fields, Picards are very athletic and revel in exercise. A good deal of exercise is, therefore, a must for this breed. Otherwise, boredom will give way to destructive behavior and rowdy play. They enjoy swimming, running beside a bike, and nice long walks. The breed’s life expectancy is 12 to 14 years.

7. The Bergamasco   top-7-new-dog-breeds-in-2016-6

The Bergamasco is a breed of dog with its origins in the Italian Alps near Bergamo, where it was originally used as a herding dog. This unmistakable sheepdog is an ancient breed. Its unique dreadlock-esque coat is hypoallergenic and non-shedding. It’s also thick and protective, while still soft to the touch.

The Bergamasco is an alert, observant and patient dog breed with good self-control and balance. This breed is suited even as a guard and companion dog. The Bergamasco establishes a close bond with his owner. Aggressive or overly shy behavior is a fault.

All these new dog breeds are unique, beautiful and charming. Your choices to pick a pet dog breed are now many.

Images: Jaime McCarthy/Getty Images

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