The National Dog Show, sanctioned by the American Kennel Club, will air after the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and viewers will get to see a special Italian hunting dog and a shaggy-haired sheepdog.
Truth be told, the dogs have all been around for years, but they just got thumbs up from the AKC.
The fresh batch includes a Bergamasco, which sports felt-like mats for fur. And there’s a Spanish Water dog, a pet ensconced in Spain for centuries which herds, hunts and makes a good companion.
There’s also a Lagotto Romagnolo, a centuries old Italian water dog. And there’s a Berger Picard, a herding canine.
And get a look at the Cirneco dell’Etna, a dog rooted in Sicily which has graced the earth for 2,500 years.
There’s also a Boerboel, a muscular dog in the mastiff family.
And on the domestic front, there’s a Miniature American Sheperd.