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Treeing Walkers, Russell Terriers Set for Dog Show
NEW YORK (AP) -- America's top dog show is ready to welcome two new breeds this year.

Two weeks before the start of the Westminster Kennel Club show at Madison Square Garden, a pair of treeing Walker coonhounds and several Russell terriers were introduced Monday at a hotel across from the arena.

There will be 187 different breeds and varieties represented at the 137th Westminster event.

The treeing Walker coonhound looks like a large beagle. It gets its name for the way it chases raccoons up trees.

The Russell terrier is often referred to as a Jack Russell terrier.

More than 2,700 dogs will compete starting Feb. 11 for the title of best in show.
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