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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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …