The Water Bowl: Meet the New Breeds at Westminster

Cesky terrier

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show/AP

updated 01/25/2012 AT 11:00 AM ET

originally published 01/25/2012 AT 11:45 AM ET

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The Westminster Kennel Club announced six new dog breeds that are eligible to compete in its upcoming dog show in February. They include the Entlebucher mountain dog, the Norwegian Lundehund, the American English coonhound, the Finnish Lapphund, the Cesky terrier and the Xoloitzcuintli. –AP

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