Welcome to the ruff club. Two new breeds will make their debut at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show next month — further proof that every dog indeed has its day. The tenacious Russell terrier and the athletic treeing walker coonhound will strut for the first time on the dog world’s grandest stage: Madison Square Garden. Russell terriers are finally being recognized by the Westminster Kennel Club. “It’s an honor and a privilege. We’ve worked so hard at it,” said Sue Sobel, 66, a tireless booster of her breed who will show two Russell terriers, Meadowbrook Madison and Foxfield Pepper Patch. The Russell terrier — known as the Jack Russell terrier outside of the U.S. — stands 10 to 12 inches. It was bred to fit in the saddle bag of a horse. Parson Russell terriers, a similar breed, were recognized by the American Kennel Club in the 1980s. “(The Russell terrier) is a high-energy dog, they’re used in fox hunting, so you know they got tenacity to them — the ability to chase a fox into the ground,” said David Frei, the legendary announcer of the Westminster Dog Show since 1990. Frei said the adorable pooch — which… Read full this story
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