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Goldendoodles Dog Breed

Cider the GoldendoodleThe 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 well …

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 …

Leonberger Dog Breed

Leonberger The Leonberger is a giant German dog breed, named after the town of Leonberg (Male Leonbergers have a lion-like mane on the neck and chest). It can weigh up to 170 pounds. It is believed that the Leonberger was developed during the the 1800′ …

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Dog Breed

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are believed to have been developed through a mixture of retrievers, spaniels and setters and possibly a farm collie cross as well. The breed was apparently originally known as the …

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 …

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 …

Maltese Dog Breed

Maltese The Maltese is believed to be the oldest European Toy breed. The ancestors of the Maltese were thought to have been introduced to Malta by the Phoenicians. It was also well known in England at the time of Elizabeth I (1558-1603). The Maltese ar …

Australian Shepherd Dog Breed

Australian Shepherd Though the name suggests something different, the Australian Shepherd is believed to have had its beginnings in Spain and Andorra, where it worked with Basque shepherds. Basque shepherds then moved to Australia and brought their dog …

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 …

Chinese Crested Dog Breed

Chinese Crested Although the exact origin of the Chinese Crested dog remains a mystery, it is believed they developed from African hairless dogs that were acquired by the Chinese and reduced in size. The Chinese Crested is thought to have been a ratter …

Shetland Sheepdog Dog Breed

Shetland Sheepdog The Shetland Sheepdog (also known as Sheltie) originated off the northeast coast of Scotland in the rugged Shetland Islands. Early Shelties were a nondescript group until they were taken to the mainland where dog enthusiasts crossbred …

French Bulldog Dog Breed

French Bulldog Originally considered as Toy Bulldogs, the French Bulldog was popularized in France during the mid-19th century. Disenfranchised English lacemakers emigrating to the country made the breed popular before they found their way into the hea …