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.