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Goldendoodles Dog Breed

Goldendoodles Dog Breed The Goldendoodle is the result of Poodle to Golden Retriever breedings. A blend of two fabulous friendly smart breeds and probably one of the most popular dogs we know. A true socialite, the Goldendoodle generally gets along wel …

Labradoodle Dog Breed

Labradoodle Dog Breed Labradoodles are playful and very loving dogs and amenable that are perfect for first-time owners. They are the perfect family dog but can be over exuberant and due to their size may knock down younger children unintentionally. Su …

Greyhound Dog Breed

Greyhound Dog Breed Greyhounds are known for their racing, but they can also make wonderful pets. The Greyhound is a very old European breed of dog, a sighthound which was historically bred for coursing game and more recently, racing. They are apparent …

Pug Dog Breed

Pug Dog Breed The Pug is believed to have originated in China, and then to have been imported to Europe around 400 years ago. The pug reportedly became the official dog of the House of Orange in 1572 after a Pug saved the life of the Prince of Orange b …

Bichon Frisé Dog Breed

Bichon Frisé Originating in Spain, the Bichon Frisé’s cheerful disposition gained him popularity among the aristocracy until fashions in pampered lapdogs changed. The Bichon continued to flourish as a dog of the streets and a pet of the common people. …

American Bulldog Dog Breed

American Bulldog American Bulldogs were originally used as utilitarian workers with little pedigree employed by working class families in the American South. They were preserved from extinction and standardized through the efforts of two men, John D. J …

Cocker Spaniel Dog Breed

Cocker Spaniel The Cocker Spaniel was originally developed in Wales and southwestern parts of England to retrieve woodcock, a popular game bird. There are two types of Cocker Spaniels: English and American, which each adhere to their own respective bre …

Basset Hound Dog Breed

Basset Hound The Basset Hound originated in France where its name means “low set.” Historians believe the breed may have descended from the now-extinct St. Hubert Hound. Basset Hounds work in packs to trail hare and deer where their low, sturdy frame i …

Schnauzer- Miniature, Giant and Standard Dog Breed

The Schnauzer The Schnauzer was originally from Germany, and its name is believed to be derived from the word snout.  This versatile breed comes in 3 sizes, Mini, Standard and Giant, with the mini becoming increasingly popular in cities.  This breed is …

Chihuahua Dog Breed

Chihuahua There are several theories surrounding the origin of the Chihuahua. Some believe it’s ancestors lived in Egypt, while others say it was domesticated in Mexico. The breed is reported to have been discovered late in the 19th century by American …

Doberman Pinscher Dog Breed

Doberman Pinscher The Doberman Pinscher was developed in Germany by Louis Dobermann, a tax collector and dog warden who wanted a dog that would be protective, alert and agile. Though the exact breeds used to achieve the Doberman Pinscher are not known, …

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Dog Breed

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel A dog favoured by aristocrats, the breed first dubbed the King Charles Spaniel was once the favourite breed of King Charles II of England. When oriental breeds came into fashion, the King Charles Spaniel seemed non-existen …

American Eskimo Dog Breed

American Eskimo The American Eskimo (also lovingly referred to as the Eskie) is a descendant of the ancient Spitz, originally from Germany – not Alaska, as many presume. The breed apparently adopted the American moniker during World War I when anti-Ger …

Shih Tzu Dog Breed

Shih Tzu It is believed the Shih Tzu’s ancestry can be traced back to the temple dogs of Tibet, which were bred for over 2000 years. The breed was developed in Beijing, China by crossing Tibetan dogs with the resident Pekingese. The Shih Tzu was recogn …

Great Dane Dog Breed

Great Dane The Great Dane originated in Germany, where it has been known since the Middle Ages. This giant breed holds lineage back to both Irish Wolfhounds and Mastiff mixes, and are of the largest dog breeds. In fact, a Great Dane named Zeus, current …

Boston Terrier Dog Breed

Boston Terrier The Boston Terrier originated in (of course!) Boston in the 1800s. Originally bred for pit fighting, the breed is a combination of the early Bulldog and Bull Terrier. When the blood sport was outlawed, a group of individuals who loved th …

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