The Westminster Dog Show will include cats this year

The Westminster Dog Show is getting a new addition: cats
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This year, the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is adding three new canine breeds — and felines. In addition to the hypoallergenic American hairless terrier, the North African sloughi, and the ancient Hungarian pumi, cats are joining the dog show this year for the first time in its 140-year history.

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