This December 2012 photo provided by the American Kennel Club shows a lagotto Romagnolo dog in Orlando, Fla. The lagotto Romagnolo, the berger Picard and the miniature American shepherd are joining the American Kennel Club’s roster of recognized dog breeds and will be eligible as of July 1, 2015, to compete in the AKC’s shows, the organization announced Monday, June 15. That means they could appear at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club dog show as soon as next year. (Thomas Pitera/American Kennel Club via AP)

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