Breeds

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The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

By the early 1900s, the area around Little River in Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, was being credited with having produced a unique type medium-sized, rusty-brown dog that bred "true" -hence the dog breed's first unofficial name, "Little River Duck Dog." more
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The Labrador Retriever

The high popularity of the Lab as a dog breed is due in large part to its great versatility combined with a typically easygoing, amiable temperament. more
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The Bichon Frise

Small, soft and cheerful, the Bichon Frise (pronounced BEE-shon free-ZAY) is a companion dog through and through. more
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The West Highland White Terrier

The Westie is a "small, game, well-balanced, hearty-looking terrier, exhibiting good showmanship, possessed with no small amount of self-esteem, strongly built, deep in chest and back ribs, [with a] straight back and powerful hindquarters on muscular legs, and exhibiting in marked degree a great combination of strength and activity." more
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The Yorkshire Terrier

From working-class stiff to designer-clad lap dog, the only rodent these dynamos are likely to get close to today is the mouse their urban owners double-click. more
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The Boston Terrier

Raised a working-class tough guy from Boston, our leading dog—upon being recognized for his intellect, dashing good looks, and utter potential—earns a place on the right side of the proverbial tracks. more
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The Maltese

"He is happy, he is a clown, and he is eager to please." Bred for centuries to be the perfect lap dog, Maltese love people. more
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The Pekingese

A favourite of the Chinese Imperial Court, the Pekingese was first bred to represent the spirit of Buddha and the dogs were frequently given titles such as "Viceroy" or "Imperial Guardsman." more
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The Border Collie

Unmatched in brains, instinct, and endurance, these dogs can do just about anything—and do it superbly. more
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The Shih-tzu

Traditionally, in Tibet, the Shih Tzu's birthplace, dogs were held in such high esteem that they were never sold, but only given as gifts. more

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