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What is the latest dog breed?

Asked by KRD (1712points) February 15th, 2021
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What is the latest dog breed and when was it made?

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Dutchess_III's avatar

I think that’s a question for Google.

longgone's avatar

This question is interesting, but difficult to answer.

Technically, “inventing” a new type of dog does not mean that a new breed has been created. For example: I’m sure you’ve heard of the “Labradoodle”, a mix between Labrador Retriever and Poodle. Both those breeds have been around for a long time. The Labrador was standardized in the second half of the 19th century. The poodle is even older, on portraits for about 400 years, preceding the organizations that can recognize an official breed – the AKC in the US, and the FCI worldwide.

The Doodle, though, is not a breed at all. The AKC and FCI don’t accept it as a breed because there is way too much variation in temperament and appearance. By definition, members of a breed have to share many characteristics.

If you’re actually asking about the newest recognized breed: in America, it’s the
Biewer Terrier, recognized on January 4th of 2021.

janbb's avatar

^^ They look very cute but high maintenance.

longgone's avatar

^ I bet they are. A bit too fragile for me!

dabbler's avatar

The ‘Doodles I’ve met were neither fragile nor high-maintenance.
They were very smart/alert (as most standard poodles are) and well-behaved (as are both standard poodles and Labradors). They say the combination with the Labrador gets rid of some of the health problems poodles have due to too much narrow breeding (joint problems, etc.).

janbb's avatar

@dabbler We wren’t talking about Doodles; we were talking about the Biewer Terrier from @longgone ‘s link.

KRD's avatar

I can’t believe the Biewer Terrier was recognized on January 4th!

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