Newest dog breeds recognized by FCI and AKC in 2018

Newest dog breeds recognized by FCI and AKC in 2018
January 5, 2019

This list will cover all of the Newest dog breeds recognized by FCI and AKC in 2018 which have been added to the list on a definitive basis. 

The two dogs which the FCI have added on a provisional basis are the Romanian Bucovina Shepherd dog and the Segugio Maremmano; a boar hunting breed from Tuscany.

Given that there are only a couple of hundred breeds on both of the register’s lists, it isn’t all too shocking that new additions aren’t commonplace. Yet, we’ve provided a comprehensive list of breeds which have only recently started to be recognised by the FCI and AKC

FCI Newest Dog breeds in 2018

Kangal Shepherd Dog

The Kangal Shepherd Dog originates from the Sivas province of Turkey. Whilst they may not be internationally popular, they have long been regarded as one of the most efficient livestock guardian dogs in Turkey. However, if you’re considering the Kangal Shepherd Dog as a pet, you should know that the breed is regularly referred to as a beast. They are likely to be very defensive and combative around other dogs, yet their formidability as a guard dog is almost unrivaled.

Brazilian Terrier

The Brazilian Terrier is one of the only two FCI recognised breeds to originate from Brazil. They tend to be very restless and require copious amounts of exercise. However, if you’re willing to put in the time with the long walks and the mental stimulation, the Brazilian Terrier can make for a loyal, gentle and attentive pet. Similarities between the Brazilian Terrier and the Jack Russel have been noted, however, the Brazilian Terrier tends to have a slightly larger body.

Canadian Eskimo Dog

As the original Eskimo breed originates from Southeast Asia, it makes sense for a breed of Eskimo to come from a colder climate. Despite only being added to the FCI list of dog breeds in 2018 it is one of America’s oldest and rarest forms of pure breeds. Although they are working dogs, they also make for loyal and affectionate dogs. This goes alongside their tendencies to be brave, tough, alert and intelligent. Which also makes the Canadian Eskimo Dog a perfect watchdog.

Icelandic Sheep Dog

The Icelandic Sheepdog is a form of Spitz, and its lineage goes back to the time of the Vikings. The breed was one of the first to be brought over to Iceland by the Vikings. It has stark similarities to the Shetland Sheepdog and the Corgi. It comes as no surprise that the breed was originally used to herd sheep.

AKC Newest Dog breeds in 2018

Nederlandse Kooikerhondje

The new breed may be small, yet what it lacks in stature it more than makes up for with its personality. The Nederlandse Kooikerhondje was originally bred in the Netherlands to hunt duck. A rough translation of the dog’s name is “little cage dog”, this is due to their long and fluffy white tail’s ability to lure ducks into traps! Although the breed is small, they will still require plenty of exercise. They are perfect pets if you have smaller living quarters. Yet, if your family has small children, their extremely sensitive ears make the breed ill-suited for living with children and in loud environments.

Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen

Whilst the breed’s smaller relatives, the Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen were already recognised as a breed, it took until 2018 for the Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen to join the list. The wire coated hound is slightly larger than the Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen, and like Its hound cousin, the breed also originated in France. Originally, the Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen was bred to hunt large animals including dear and wolves. Yet, the breed also proved capable of tracking smaller animals. Despite their droopy appearance, they are incredibly agile and active animals.