Quoted from AKC official website

Authorities acknowledge that throughout the world there are several hundred distinct breeds of purebred dogs, not all of which are AKC recognized breeds. Those officially recognized for AKC registration appear in the Stud Book of the American Kennel Club. The AKC provides for a regular path of development for a new breed, which may result in that breed's full recognition and appearance in the official Stud Book as an AKC recognized breed.

Briefly stated, the requirement for admission to the Stud Book is clear and categorical proof that a substantial, sustained nationwide interest and activity in the breed exists. This includes an active parent club, with serious and expanding breeding activity over a wide geographic area.

When in the judgment of the Board of Directors such interest and activity exists, a breed is admitted to the Miscellaneous Class. Breeds in the Miscellaneous Class may compete and earn titles in AKC Obedience, Tracking and Agility events. Miscellaneous breeds are also eligible to compete in Junior Showmanship. They may also compete at conformation shows, but here are limited to competition in the Miscellaneous Class and are not eligible for championship points.

When the Board of Directors is satisfied that a breed is continuing a healthy, dynamic growth in the Miscellaneous Class, it may be admitted to registration in the Stud Book and the opportunity to compete in regular classes.

Miscellaneous Group
Beauceron Plott Hound
Redbone Coonhound Tibetan Mastiff
Non AKC Breeds
Akbash Dog Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs
Alaskan Klee Kai American Bulldog
American Pit Bull Terrier Australian Kelpie
Bergamasco Bolognese
Bracco Italiano Brazilian Mastiff
Canary Dog Cane Corso
Catahoula Leopard Dog Central Asian Ovtcharka
Cesky Terrier Chinese Foo
Coton De Tulear Dogo Argentino
Dogue de Bordeaux Estrela Mountain Dog
Fila Brasileiro Finnish Lapphund
German Spitz Hamiltonstovare
Hovawart Irish Red & White Setter
Italian Spinone Japanese Spitz
Kooikerhondje Laekenois
Large Munsterlander Leonberger
Maremma Sheepdog Mexican Hairless
Miniature Australian Shepherd Norwegian Buhund
Pyrenean Sheepdog Rat Terrier
Sloughi Swedish Vallhund
Tosa Inu  


 
 
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