Two new dog breeds will debut at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show

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Two new dog breeds are set to debut at the annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show next month.

The breeds – the Nederlandse kooikerhondje and the grand basset griffon vendeen — will be competing in the show for the very first time.

The Nederlandse kooikerhondje comes from the Netherlands and is a ‘true sporting dog being keen, swift, tough, attentive and energetic,’ according to the American Kennel Club.

FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018 file photo, Juno, a grand basset griffon Vendeen, is shown during a news conference at the American Kennel Club headquarters in New York. The grand basset griffon Vendeen, developed in France to hunt rabbit and hare, is one of two breeds eligible to compete in the Westminster Kennel Club dog show for the first time in 2019. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
Juno, a grand basset griffon Vendeen (Picture: AP)

It’ll be competing in the sporting group at Westminster.

The second new breed, the grand basset griffon vendeen, originates from France.

A grand basset griffon vendeen stands after being announced as one of the new breeds to take part in the Westminster Kennel Club dog show at a "Meet the Breeds" event in New York, U.S., January 23, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
A grand basset griffon vendeen (Picture: Reuters)

This pup has a shaggy, low-eared appearance and originates from a duck-hunting breed, which is now known for its gentle and ditzy attitude.

This new breed will be competing in the hound group, due to its love for sniffing around.

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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018 file photo, Nederlandse kooikerhondje Escher, left, and Rhett are shown during a news conference at the American Kennel Club headquarters in New York. The Nederlandse kooikerhondje, originally a Dutch duck-hunting dog, is one of two breeds eligible to compete in the Westminster dog show for the first time in 2019. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
Nederlandse kooikerhondje Escher (Picture: AP)

The Westminster Kennel Club dog show is set to showcase over 3,200 dogs, and is taking place on 12 February at Madison Square Garden. It’ll air on Fox Sports 1.

While we’re of course excited to see thousands of dogs doing their best to take home a gold medal, we’re totally buzzing to see two new pups participating in the event.