Almost every year the AKC recognizes new dog breeds and enters them into their official dog breed list. The newest dog breeds to be recognized by the AKC for the year 2018 are the Nederlandse Kooikerhondje and the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen.
The first dog breed may make you say, huh? How do you even pronounce that new dog breed? Well, this is how: Netherlands-e Coy-ker-hond-tsje
This breed has been around for hundreds of years but is now just being recognized by the AKC after the breed has proven itself to be a long-lasting breed. You can check out all of the AKC breed requirements.
The Nederlandse Kooikerhondje is a duck tolling retriever and is used out in the field to direct ducks to be hunted and gathered.
The Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen (pronounced Grand-Bah-SAY Gree-FOHN VON-day-uhn) may be a more familiar breed as its smaller look-alike has already been recognized by the AKC for many years now, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen. There’s a lot of meaning behind this breeds name. Grand means big, Basset means low to the ground, Griffon means wirey coat and Vendeen is the area of France where they originated.