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What Is A Designer Dog?

What Is A Designer Dog

Designer dogs are a group of hybrids that have become popular in the last 30 years or so. The crosses have been used in an effort to get the best qualities of both breeds. The term designer dog was coined by the media. They can be quite expensive. Remember there are thousand of mixed breed dogs […]

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Chihuahua Breed Information

Chihuahua Breed Information

Chihuahuas originated in Mexico and are the smallest dog breed in the world. They make excellent companions. They are loyal to their owners and love attention. Even though they are small, they still need to be kept occupied. Origins Of The ChihuahuaThe exact origins of the Chihuahua are unknown. There are records of a possible […]

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The Dachshund – Breed Information

Dachshund

The dachshund is a small dog with a big personality. They make loyal family members and if treated well, are good with children. They are courageous dogs with a lot of energy. They can be slightly stubborn to train. They make good watch dogs but some of them are aggressive towards strangers and other dogs. According to […]

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Jack Russell Terrier Breed Information

Jack Russell Terrier

The Jack Russell Terrier is a small energetic dog with the same family lines as the Fox Hound. The breed originated in the UK in the early nineteenth century. It was developed by the Reverend John Russell. It was used to go into the dens of foxes and chase them out. They make great family pets […]

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Australian Shepherd – Breed Information

Australian Shepherd Breed Information

In spite of its name, the Australian Shepherd is virtually unknown in Australia. It was developed in the 19th century on ranches in Western United States. The story of how it came by its name is not known. One theory is that it is descended from dogs brought to the United States via Australia from the […]

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Lhasa Apso – Dog Breed Information

Lhaso Apso

The Lhasa Apso originated in Tibet. The breed was developed in monasteries to sound the alarm when strangers approached. As a result of this breeding, the Llaho Apso is an alert dog with a keen sense of hearing. The breed was accepted by the American Kennel Club in 1933 and classified in the terrier group. […]

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Maltese Terrier – Breed Information

The Maltese Terrier

There is some uncertainty about the exact origins of the Maltese Terrier. Certainly, similar breeds have been around since ancient times and images of the dogs have been found on Etruscan pottery. They were first imported into the UK in the mid-19th century. There are entries in UK stud books going back to about 1860. […]

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Beagle – Dog Breed Information

The Beagle

The modern Beagle was developed in Great Britain in the early part of the 19th century. The Beagle’s lineage can be traced back many hundreds of years. Dogs of the Beagle type well known in ancient Greece. The Beagle is a type of scent hound related to the Foxhound. The modern dog was developed to […]

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Boston Terrier Breed Information

The Boston Terrier

If you are looking for a cute affectionate companion, the Boston Terrier could be just the dog for you. Their distinctive black and white markings, resembling a tuxedo, means they are always ready for an outing formal or informal. They are often chosen as a therapy dog. Origins Of The Boston TerrierBoston Terriers are one of […]

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