Surfboard craftsman and waterman Rotorhead sent the alert:
"AKC Welcomes Three New Breeds
The American Kennel Club is pleased to announce that three new breeds became eligible for AKC registration on January 1, 2011, bringing the totally number of registered breeds to 170.
(let's skip #1 and get to the point:)
The Norwegian Lundehund is the only AKC-registered breed whose original purpose was puffin hunting."
Puffin hunting? What the heck? That seems wrong (though maybe broiled puffin on a hot dog bun with mustard is a treat.) But back to the Lundehund:
"Today the breed makes a loyal and playful family companion."
(Puffin on the left: "You ever seen a Lundehund?" Puffin on the right: No, but I saw The Black Swan. Overhyped!" Lundhound pack: "Easy, boys...let's sneak up on 'em slow.")