The American Kennel Club (AKC) announced it has granted full recognition to the American hairless terrier and the sloughi.
The organization characterizes the American hairless terrier as an active, medium-energy dog of small to medium size. Its ancestors were raised to hunt rats, and today its hairlessness makes it a good fit for the homes of allergy sufferers. (There are coated members of the breed, as well, but they still have the hairless gene.)
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The sloughi, meanwhile, falls in the AKC's hound group, and it's also known as the Arabian greyhound. The high-energy, smooth-coated, athletic dog is prized in North Africa for its hunting prowess, according to the AKC. It will tend to bolt at whatever it feels like chasing, though, so the organization says it needs to be leashed during exercise or when it has the run of large fenced areas.