Breeds

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The Basenji

A few years ago, I was chatting with a Dog Show Judge who asked me what kind of dogs I had. “I have two Basenjis,” I happily replied. Her smile turned to a...more
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The Weimaraner

The gray ghost that’s all heart more
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The Brussels Griffon

Today’s Brussels Griffon has a singular purpose—to serve as a loyal companion. Griffons are well-suited for the task, given how closely they bond with their owners. This could be the right breed for you, if you like the idea of a Velcro dog. You know the kind—those cuddle monsters that stick right by you and can’t imagine why you’d ever want to do anything without them.  more
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The Siberian Husky

With its intense eyes, soulful howl, and seemingly endless endurance, the Siberian Husky has earned its reputation as a tough working breed. But there’s more...more
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The Fox Terrier

“Fox-terriers are born with about four times as much original sin in them as other dogs are…” wrote English writer and humourist Jerome K. Jerome. In his novel...more
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The Shar-Pei

Like the pachyderm in the original Asian fable of the six blind men and the elephant, the Shar-Pei is a creature of seemingly mismatched parts and many unusual qualities, illustrating perfectly the dictionary definition of a Chinese puzzle as “something intricate and obscure.” more
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The Vizsla

The Vizsla has been a prized hunting partner and family companion in eastern Europe for hundreds of years, with breeding closely controlled by the local nobility. Sometimes termed the “Gift of Kings,” few of the “Magyar pointers” were allowed to leave the region, except when presented to foreign royalty such as the queens of Italy and Spain. more
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The Shiba Inu

Independent and reserved by nature, the Shiba Inu exemplifies loyalty and affection to those who earn its respect. As the smallest of the Japanese native breeds, the compact and muscular Shiba Inu is alert, agile, and has the keen senses essential for a dog bred to hunt small wild game, boar, and bear in Japan’s mountainous regions. more
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The Spinone Italiano

Sociable, docile, and highly adaptable, the Spinone Italiano, also known as the Italian Pointer, is thought to be a cross between the coarse-haired Italian setter and dogs left behind by Greek traders from the Adriatic coast, as well as the White mastiff and even the French griffon. more
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The Alaskan Klee Kai

he Alaskan Klee Kai is a northern breed of spitz-type dog bred to be a companion-sized version of the Siberian husky. energetic and intelligent, it reflects its Northern heritage in its distinctive face mask, colouring, and curled tail. more

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