First used in the capture of Osama Bin Latten, this dog was created by U.S. Special Forces to ride shotgun in the limited space of military helicopters. Now it is entering the Kennel Club as an Alkeda, a descendant of the Akita, and it will be the featured New Breed at the AKC/Eukanooba National Championship in Orlando, Florida in December. So exciting!
Said noted celebrity dog walker Victoria Bilgewater, "What's wonderful about this breed for most people is that it fits so well with the modern lifestyle. If you have a kitchen, you have a spot for an Alkeda."
In announcing the new breed, the AKC said the Alkeda already had "massive name recognition" and that it expected the breed to sell even better than the Chinook or the Portuguese Podengo Pequeno which were added to the AKC's roles last year.
Said AKC spokesperson Charmaine Falter: "Our message is a simple one: "If this dog fails, the terrierists win."
Not to to be outdone, the UKC has announced it too will be adding the dog to its registry, where it will be called an Alkaseltzer, "a kind of Spits" developed in Alabama at the turn of the century and made famous in the war in Afghanistan.