AKC announces new breed in April Fool's joke

(American Kennel Association)
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The American Kennel Club Gazette announced a new dog breed on Facebook Monday, in what we can only assume is an April Fools joke.

"The American Kennel Club is proud to announce the addition of a new breed to the Terrier Group, effective April 1," The announcement reads. Alongside a photo of an opossum on a leash. "The Silver-Coated Pouch Terrier is known for his hardy constitution and characteristically “wobbly” but surprisingly efficient movement, capable of tremendous reach and drive."

The AKC gives plenty of accolades to the new breed, including its hardiness and minimal maintenance requirements. The breed "requires a bath only about once a year or whenever he becomes smelly," they said.

However, the AKC says training for the Pouchie can be a challenge as they tend to be quite stubborn.

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