Labrador Regriever's webbed paws help it for swimming and retrieving fishing nets. This and their use as hunting companions gave the dog breed the name retriever.
The Club has also added three more dog breeds to its list of registered dog breeds which include an ancient Mexican breed, the Xoloitzcuintli. The Calm, "noble," pointy-eared dog, also known as Xolo, comes in three sizes. Some of their varieties are hairless.
The Club terms the Norwegian Lundehund as handsome, athletic and playful. These dogs with sure-foots hunted puffins on treacherous cliffs before the bird became a protected species.
The Entlebucher Mountain Dog made its mark as a cattle herder in Switzerland. The floppy-eared breed is described as energetic, loyal and “persistent."