‘Royal dog of Madagascar’ to join Westminster pack

    A hardy Hungarian hunting dog and a pet known as the “royal dog of Madagascar” will join the pack at the Westminster Kennel Club show next year.

     

     

    The kennel club announced Friday that the wire-haired visla and the coton de tulear will be eligible to compete for the first time in the New York show next February.

    The wire-haired visla is a medium-size breed developed to hunt in northern Hungary’s cold winters and rough terrain.

    The coton de tulear is a small, cheerful companion dog with a long, white, cotton-like coat.

    Breeds are added to the prestigious dog show after they are recognized by the American Kennel Club.

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