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ENTLEBUCHER MOUNTAIN DOG

"They're very loyal," says Rebecca Hahn, founder of its breed club.

XOLOITZCUINTLI

Pronounced "show-low-eats-queen-t-lee," the Mexican hairless is one of 173 breeds competing at the WKC show.

AMERICAN ENGLISH COONHOUND

By putting new dogs in the show, says co-host David Frei, "we are making them stars."

NORWEGIAN LUNDEHUND

Fanciers of this double-jointed, cliff-dwelling breed call themselves Lundetics.

CESKY TERRIER

Like all the new AKC breeds, this hunting dog must be found in at least 20 U.S. states to qualify.

FINNISH LAPPHUND

Some 2,000 dogs will go head-to-head in New York, including these former reindeer herders.