Miscellaneous Class

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The Miscellaneous Class is an American Kennel Club designation for certain dog breeds that are currently in the AKC Foundation Stock Service (FSS) Program. The breeds have not been fully recognized and have not yet been assigned to a breed group. They do not appear in the official Stud Book as an AKC recognized breed. They may become fully recognized after 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.

Once the breed is accepted into the miscellaneous class, dogs may continue to compete in the AKC Companion Events and are then eligible to compete in Performance Events and Junior Showmanship. They may also compete in conformation shows, but cannot earn championship points.[1]

Other kennel clubs and dog organizations and businesses may use the designation Miscellaneous Class or Miscellaneous Dog Breeds, which may be defined in some other way.

Miscellaneous Class dog breeds[edit]

American Kennel Club Miscellaneous Class breeds include:[2]

American Hairless Terrier.jpg
American Hairless Terrier
Azawakh Fahim Kel Az'Amour.jpg
Belgian Laekenois
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Berger Picard
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Cirneco dell Etna 611.jpg
Cirneco dell'Etna
Dogo Argentino.jpg
Dogo Argentino
Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen in Tallinn 6.JPG
Grand Basset Griffon Vendéen
Lagotto Romagnolo.jpg
Lagotto Romagnolo
Miniature Australian Shepherd red tricolour.jpg
Miniature American Shepherd
Nordic Spitz.jpg
PHDStandardStanding - Perro Sin Pelo del Perú.jpg
Peruvian Inca Orchid
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Portuguese Podengo (Grande & Medio)
Pumi 2.jpg
Perro de Agua Español aka Spanish Waterdog.jpg
Spanish Water Dog


  1. ^ AKC Obedience Regulations 2009 section 13, page 6.
  2. ^ American Kennel Club Miscellaneous Class, Retrieved April 9, 2011