new AKC-recognized dog breeds

Since the start of modern civilization, dogs have been humans' best friends, resulting in a wide variety of breeds as different in appearance and personality as their breeders.  

Dogs are charming and protective, so we don't mind when they spoil the carpet or our beloved slippers.  

We clever people (and chance) continue to experiment with genetic selection and crossbreeding, creating new breeds with lovable and unlovable qualities.  

Additionally, many breeds that have been around for centuries have slipped under the American radar until they found their way into our hearts and homes.  

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In the previous decade or two, has the American Kennel Club, which maintains our pedigree record, recognized any new purebreds?  

Wonder no longer. Stacker answers the call. From huge and slobbery to adorable and cuddly, we've included every AKC-recognized dog breed since 2000.   

We gathered data from the entire AKC list and selected the latest entries. Since the 21st century, 56 new dog breeds have appeared.  

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