37 – Foundation Stock Service: The Pumi and Rare Breeds Journey to AKC Recognition

Chris and Tom Levy and the Pumi

When Chris and Tom Levy first imported their Hungarian Pumi to work as a herding dog, the breed was not recognized by the American Kennel Club.  It was an eleven year journey to full recognition

FSS to Miscellaneous

The journey to rare breed AKC recognition begins with FSS or Foundation Stock Service.  Formation of a parent club, a breed standard, and 150 dogs are a few of the requirements to move a breed from the FSS status to Miscellaneous.

Listen to #37 of PureDogTalk and how Chris and Tom championed the Pumi to AKC recognition in the herding group.




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Photos Courtesy of Chris Levy

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