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Havanese

July 20, 2012 11:14:00 PM CDT

The Havanese is a charming, playful toy dog with an unusual springy gait and deeply loving personality. The national dog of Cuba, it is one of the few double-coated breeds to have a very soft and light silky outer coat, lending the breed the nickname of 'Havana Silk Dogs.'Read More
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Great Dane

July 13, 2012 10:57:00 PM CDT

Great DaneThe epitome of the 'gentle giant', Great Danes have loving and energetic personalities. Also referred to as the “King of Dogs”, the Great Dane has been a large favorite of pet owners since the Egyptians, who decorated stone tablets with animals that greatly resembled the Dane. Valued for their horse-like size and beauty, Great Danes also make intimidating guardians.

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Golden Retriever

July 10, 2012 10:25:03 PM CDT

Golden RetrieverOne of the most friendly and intelligent canine breeds, the Golden Retriever is a favorite choice for a family pet and personal companion. Its golden-hued coat and panting 'grin' are instantly recognizable, and its character has been described as reliable, loyal and loving. A wonderful addition to homes with people of all ages and lifestyles, the golden retriever is a joy to be around.

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German Wirehaired Pointer

June 27, 2012 3:05:22 PM CDT

The German Wirehaired Pointer was bred using several different dog breeds to obtain a multi-purpose hunting dog. Some of the dogs used in the beginning of the breeding process are the German Shorthair, the Griffon, the Pudelpointer, and the Stichelhaar. These breeds are mixes bred from Foxhounds, Pointers and Poodles. The breeders continued working with these three breeds until they had the German Wirehaired Pointer.Read More
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German Shorthaired Pointers

June 22, 2012 2:57:26 PM CDT

The German Shorthaired Pointer is one of many dog breeds whose specific origins or time of original breeding cannot be traced. However, it would appear that the German Bird Dog, the English Pointer, the old Spanish Pointer, and other German track and trail dogs makeup the German Shorthaired Pointer’s heritage.

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German Shepherd Dogs

June 19, 2012 2:48:14 PM CDT

German Shepherd DogsIn 1899, in Karlsruhe, Germany, the German Shepherd was bred by Captain Max von Stephanitz with a group of others. It was a blend of farm and herding dogs of older days. Very quickly, the German Shepherd made its debut in America in 1907. Part of the development of the dog’s popularity during the mid-90s and beyond was the breed’s representation in Strongheart and Rin-Tin-Tin.

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French Bulldog Information

June 14, 2012 2:39:25 PM CDT

In the 1800s, the French Bulldog was bred in Century Nottingham, England. The goal was to create a smaller version of the bulldog, a lap-sized bulldog. It was lace makers that bred the dogs and they, once displaced to France during the Industrial Revolution, carried the breed to France with them. From there, Americans on the Grand Tour brought them back home with them, calling them “French Bulldogs.”

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Doberman Pinscher Dogs

May 29, 2012 12:49:10 AM CDT

Like the Daschund, the Doberman Pinscher can trace its history to Germany. But the Doberman Pinscher originated much later, around the turn of the 20th century. A tax collector named Louis Doberman of Apolda initiated the breed’s development as he desired a companion dog that could also guard well. It is believed that a breeder used the German Pinscher, the Rottweiler, and the Black and Tan Terrier to develop this breed.Read More
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Daschund Dogs

May 22, 2012 12:41:25 AM CDT

The Daschund is well-known for its long, low torso, making it resemble a hot dog. A fun and energetic breed, they stem from Germany in the 1600s when they were bred to dig into badger burrows and then boldly attack and kill the deadly animals. Daschund in German is translated as "badger dog." (dahx-hoond)

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Chow Chow Dogs

May 18, 2012 12:26:12 AM CDT

The Chow Chow is of ancient origin. With its roots so old that they cannot be fully traced, it is at least known that they appear in sculptures and pottery dated back to the Chinese Han Dynasty of 206 B.C. to 22 A.D.

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