Saturday, October 24, 2009

When Did Your Breed Show Up at Westminster?



Getting a complete list of when the American Kennel Club or the U.K. Kennel Club admitted a breed to their registry is harder to find that it should be.

That said, I did find several lists on the Westminster Kennel Club site (i.e. when a breed first appeared at the Westminster Kennel Club show in New York City), and I have merged them and sorted them by date, below. Obviously the dates for some breeds might be "late" by a year or two.

As noted in a previous post, American Kennel Club registrations have declined 55 percent over the course of the last 15 years, even as the population of the U.S. has increased by 45 million (17 percent), and the AKC has added 22 new breeds (a 15% increase in dog breeds shown) in an attempt to pad out its sagging membership numbers.

The AKC is in full economic FAIL mode because they continue to hold on to the failed eugenics theories of the 19th Century while giving performance and health the hind leg.

  1. Bull Terrier (Colored) 1877
  2. Bull Terrier (White) 1877
  3. Dandie Dinmont Terrier 1877
  4. Fox Terrier (Smooth) 1877
  5. Manchester Terrier (Standard) 1877
  6. Scottish Terrier 1877
  7. Skye Terrier 1877
  8. Pointer 1877
  9. Retriever (Chesapeake Bay) 1877
  10. Setter (English) 1877
  11. Setter (Gordon) 1877
  12. Setter (Irish) 1877
  13. Spaniel (Cocker) Black 1877
  14. Spaniel (Field) 1877
  15. Spaniel (Irish Water) 1877
  16. Beagle 12 In. 1877
  17. Beagle 15 In. 1877
  18. Dachshund (Smooth) 1877
  19. Foxhound (American) 1877
  20. Greyhound 1877
  21. Harrier 1877
  22. Scottish Deerhound 1877
  23. Great Dane 1877
  24. Mastiff 1877
  25. Newfoundland 1877
  26. Saint Bernard 1877
  27. English Toy Spaniel (B&PC) 1877
  28. English Toy Spaniel (KC&R) 1877
  29. Italian Greyhound 1877
  30. Japanese Chin 1877
  31. Pug 1877
  32. Bulldog 1877
  33. Dalmatian 1877
  34. Poodle (Standard) 1877
  35. Collie (Rough) 1877
  36. Spaniel (Clumber) 1878
  37. Bloodhound 1878
  38. Yorkshire Terrier 1878
  39. Irish Wolfhound 1879
  40. Chihuahua (Smooth) 1879
  41. Maltese 1879
  42. Airedale Terrier 1881
  43. Irish Terrier 1881
  44. Fox Terrier (Wire) 1883
  45. Chow Chow 1883
  46. Bedlington Terrier 1884
  47. Basset Hound 1884
  48. Pomeranian 1886
  49. Welsh Terrier 1888
  50. Collie (Smooth) 1888
  51. Old English Sheepdog 1888
  52. Borzoi 1891
  53. Foxhound (English) 1891
  54. Schipperke 1891
  55. Whippet 1893
  56. Spaniel (Sussex) 1895
  57. Boston Terrier 1895
  58. French Bulldog 1897
  59. Spaniel (Cocker) A.S.C.O.B. 1899
  60. Spaniel (Cocker) Parti-Color 1899
  61. Poodle (Toy) 1900
  62. Brussels Griffon 1902
  63. West Highland White Terrier 1906
  64. Papillon 1906
  65. Samoyed 1907
  66. Pekingese 1907
  67. Belgian Sheepdog 1907
  68. German Shepherd Dog 1908
  69. Otterhound 1909
  70. Wirehaired Pointing Griffon 1911
  71. Doberman Pinscher 1911
  72. Sealyham Terrier 1912
  73. Cairn Terrier 1914
  74. Boxer 1914
  75. Spaniel (English Springer) 1916
  76. Kerry Blue Terrier 1922
  77. Retriever (Labrador) 1923
  78. Norwegian Elkhound 1925
  79. Standard Schnauzer 1925
  80. Manchester Terrier (Toy) 1925
  81. Retriever (Curly-Coated) 1926
  82. Retriever (Flat-Coated) 1926
  83. Miniature Schnauzer 1927
  84. Afghan Hound 1927
  85. Shetland Sheepdog 1927
  86. Retriever (Golden) 1928
  87. Saluki 1928
  88. Briard 1929
  89. Border Terrier 1930
  90. Dachshund (Wirehaired) 1930
  91. Giant Schnauzer 1930
  92. Miniature Pinscher 1930
  93. Dachshund (Longhaired) 1931
  94. Keeshond 1931
  95. Bouvier des Flandres 1931
  96. Poodle (Miniature) 1932
  97. Siberian Husky 1933
  98. Bullmastiff 1934
  99. Great Pyrenees 1934
  100. Lakeland Terrier 1935
  101. Brittany Spaniel
  102. Pointer (German Shorthaired) 1935
  103. Kuvasz 1935
  104. Rottweiler 1935
  105. Welsh Corgi (Pembroke) 1935
  106. Alaskan Malamute 1936
  107. Lhasa Apso 1936
  108. Welsh Corgi (Cardigan) 1936
  109. American Staffordshire Terrier 1937
  110. Norwich Terrier 1937
  111. Spaniel (English Cocker) 1937
  112. Puli 1937
  113. Affenpinscher 1938
  114. Komondor 1940
  115. Weimaraner 1943
  116. Bernese Mountain Dog 1943
  117. Spaniel (American Water) 1945
  118. Basenji 1946
  119. Black and Tan Coonhound 1947
  120. Chihuahua (Long) 1951
  121. Spaniel (Welsh Springer) 1953
  122. Rhodesian Ridgeback 1957
  123. Pointer (German Wirehaired) 1960
  124. Silky Terrier 1960
  125. Australian Terrier 1961
  126. Belgian Tervuren 1961
  127. Vizsla 1962
  128. Belgian Malinois 1967
  129. Shih Tzu 1970
  130. Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier 1974
  131. Akita 1974
  132. Bichon Frise 1974
  133. Tibetan Terrier 1974
  134. Staffordshire Bull Terrier 1976
  135. Bearded Collie 1978
  136. Norfolk Terrier 1979
  137. Ibizan Hound 1980
  138. Australian Cattle Dog 1981
  139. Pharaoh Hound 1985
  140. Portuguese Water Dog 1985
  141. Tibetan Spaniel 1985
  142. Finnish Spitz 1989
  143. Petit Basset Griffons Vendeen 1992
  144. Chinese Crested 1992
  145. Miniature Bull Terrier 1993
  146. Chinese Shar-pei 1993
  147. Shiba Inu 1994
  148. Australian Shepherd 1994
  149. Greater Swiss Mountain Dog 1996
  150. American Eskimo Dog 1996
  151. Border Collie 1996
  152. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel 1997
  153. Canaan Dog 1998
  154. Anatolian Shepherd Dog 2000
  155. Havanese 2000
  156. Lowchen 2000
  157. Parson Russell Terrier 2001
  158. Spinone Italiano 2001
  159. Polish Lowland Sheepdog 2002
  160. Retriever (Nova Scotia Duck Tolling) 2004
  161. German Pinscher 2004
  162. Toy Fox Terrier 2004
  163. Glen of Imaal Terrier 2005
  164. Black Russian Terrier 2005
  165. Neapolitan Mastiff 2005
  166. Plott 2008
  167. Tibetan Mastiff 2008
  168. Beauceron 2008
  169. Swedish Vallhund 2008
  170. Dogue de Bordeaux 2009

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8 comments:

Retrieverman said...

That's very interesting. Flat-coated retrievers and curly-coated retrievers were the first two breeds established in the UK and were two of the founding breeds of the Kennel Club.

In the US, the AKC's oldest retriever is our native retriever, which wasn't considered a "normal" retriever for a while. It was a "Chesapeake Ducking Dog."

Flat-coats and other British retrieves were mostly used to retrieve from land. Chesapeakes were bred as waterfowl specialists, although they are hardly useless as upland bird dogs. In fact, they are pretty good at it.

Cat, Chaps and Emma said...

TDD - I agree with you about the AKC. After researching an AKC/BHCA breeder for my new pup I decided to go with the VP of the BHCA. 15,000.00 dollars later in vet bills my eyes were opened wide. My pup, however, has lost hers to primary glaucoma.

At the Basset Hound Club of America Nationals this year (2009) my pup's Mom was awarded 3rd place in the veteran's class. That really confused me. Everyone had to know that Ch BoBac First Light CDX. HM 95802907. 05-29-01. Breeder: Richard & Sharon Nance. By Ch Birnam’s One Mo’ Thyme Magumn – Ch BoBac Domino Effect Of HobHl CD, has passed glaucoma throughout the breed. Heck, another judge has Emma's sister and she has glaucoma. How could all of the judges not know?

Owner: Susan Warren & Sharon Nance.


Her breeders, BoBac Bassets, knew that my pup had bilateral, abnormal drainage angles which pre-disposed her for primary glaucoma.

This was just wrong on so many levels.

So very many levels. The AKC? Fools. Richard Nance, now a basset hound judge. Go figure......

Cat, Chaps and Emma

Carolyn Horowitz said...

Patrick,

One thing to keep in mind has been the change in attitude toward breeding and spay/neuter over the last 20 years. The AKC has responded if at times grudgingly to those changing attitudes.

The AKC implemented "Limited Registration" which allows a dog to compete in Obedience, tracking, etc, but the dogs cannot show in Conformation nor can their get be registered. The only problem was that owners who had agreed to alter their animals purchased on limited registrations could simply take those papers to the UKC and get full registration allowing for breeding UKC registered dogs.

The AKC strengthened Limited Registration by changing the "Rules Applying to Registration and Discipline" to allow breeders to withhold papers until proof of spay/neuter are provided by buyers provided that's spelled out in a written agreement signed by both parties, upfront.

One of the consequences of limited registration and supporting breeder spay/neuter contracts has been loss of registrations. If you're not going to breed or show why register? As a result, fewer than 1/2 of eligible dogs from eligible litters end up being registered. I've never had an owner balk at spay/neuter. Quite often, though, when I get a spay/neuter Cert back, the owner will just say, 'don't bother sending the puppy papers.'

The AKC has been pushing discounted pet health insurance as an incentive along with incentives to breeders to register their whole litters up front.

J.Deans said...

I cringe when I see the "parson" and border collie on that list...

Viatecio said...

Dear lord, what the hell is that grooming table on which that Norfolk is standing? Or did I miss the memo for some new technique to teach the "Stand for exam" placement?

PBurns said...

Oh yes, blocking up a dog by making it stand on spools like that is quite the system, I am told. Such rigs are even sold commercially. Both pics were Westminster 2009, by the way.

P.

JaderBug said...

Is there any statistical correlation between the length of time in the registry, population and popularity of the breed, and amount of diseases and inbreeding?

Carolyn Horowitz said...

They device in the second photo is a training tool called "Happy Legs." They cost about $200 depending on the size. The box is magnetized as are the bottom of the spools (they're movable) to keep the posts from slipping under the dog's weight. The tops of the spools have traction stuff to keep the dog from slipping off.

Tt's used to teach a dog to stand still for exam with their feet in the correct position. You set the posts in the desired position and then stack the dog on top. Dogs won't step of them because of the way their depth perception works. The dog learns to stand still for a minute or more without moving his feet around, basically.

There are different sizes for different sized dogs. I don't use them, myself, for several reasons, but they don't hurt the dogs.