Tag: dog breeds

Pet Profile: The “American Gentleman,” The Boston Terrier

Do you want a dog that is as all American as apple pie? If so, you may want to consider the Boston Terrier, which is one of the few breeds developed in the USA. These comical charmers originated in Boston in the 1800’s. The Boston Terrier was the first American breed accepted by the American …

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Pet Profile: The Sensitive Dalmatian

We may have Disney to thank for the popularity of Dalmatians. However, few Dalmatians act like the dogs in these movies, although Dalmatian puppies can certainly get into plenty of mischief, just as their cartoon counterparts can. The Dalmatian is a member of the American Kennel Club’s Non-Sporting group. These dogs first arrived in England …

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Pet Profile: The Cautious Australian Cattle Dog

The Australian Cattle Dog has more aliases than most wanted felons. This breed is also known as the Heeler, Red Heeler, Blue Heeler and Queensland Heeler. The Australian Cattle Dog is the ‘official’ AKC breed name for this member of the Herding group. These dogs are called heelers because they were developed in Australia for …

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Pet Profile: The Quiet Cocker Spaniel

The Cocker Spaniel is such a pretty, graceful dog in the show ring that it is hard to imagine that this breed was developed to be a working dog. However, before Cocker Spaniels were bred for their long, flowing coats, these bouncy little dogs were developed to be able to work tirelessly alongside hunters and …

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Pet Profile: The Attentive Poodle

Some people take one look at the fluffy, immaculately groomed Standard Poodles in the show ring and discount them as silly, shallow dogs. However, the Standard Poodle is considered by many people to be the most intelligent breed in the world, with the reasoning ability of a three year old child. These dogs may look …

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Pet Profile: The Sassy Yorkie (Yorkshire Terrier)

If you like small dogs with big dog attitudes, you may want to consider a Yorkshire Terrier. These dogs are so sure that they are just as big and bad as the other guy, that they will not hesitate to take on a Great Dane. Of course, this doesn’t mean that Yorkshire Terriers aren’t lap …

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Pet Profile: The Amiable Beagle

When you think of Beagles, you probably picture a pack of these little guys baying at the top of their lungs as they race after a fox or rabbit. While it is true that these dogs are popular hunting dogs and have been used to hunt for several centuries, they also make wonderful family pets. …

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The AKC: Know Your Dog’s Genealogy

When you shop for a purebred dog, you will probably notice that many breeders use the initials AKC when they talk about their purebred puppies. What exactly is the AKC? These initials stand for the American Kennel Club, a registry for purebred dogs born in the United States. The AKC holds dog shows and obedience …

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Pet Profile: The Lovable Pug

If you’ve seen Men In Black or Milo and Otis, you probably have fallen in love with the charming Pugs who acted in these movies. While the distinctive appearance of this breed may be the first thing that attracts people to the Pug, it is the Pug’s  personality that wins the lifelong devotion of dog fanciers. The American …

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Pet Profile: The Dutiful Doberman Pinscher

On television, Doberman Pinschers are often portrayed as aggressive dogs lunging at people with demonic looking eyes. However, in real life, most Dobermans are actually loyal, intelligent family pets. The American Kennel Club classifies the Doberman Pinscher as a member of its Working Group. These dogs were originally bred to be police dogs. They were …

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