Breeds

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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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The Leonberger

Revived after near-extinction in World War I, the gentle and sweet Leonberger has flourished as a family pet and multipurpose working dog. more
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The Chinese Crested

A true family dog, the Chinese Crested is a playful, elegant toy breed that loves human companionship. one litter can commonly produce two varieties: the hairless, which features soft, silky hair on the head, tail, and feet, and the Powderpuff, covered in a soft, straight coat. more
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The Saluki

The majestic, independent, cat-like Saluki was the royal dog of Egypt, making it perhaps the oldest known breed of domesticated dog. more
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The Black and Tan Coonhound

“If you have known the music of coonhounds on a trail and heard the excitement in their voices when they strike, and seen their eagerness and determination when they tree, if you have seen their courage and bravery…and witnessed their resolve to never quit, you know there has to be a God to make an animal like that.” more
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The Puli

The dreadlocked Puli’s most notable feature is its mop-like coat, which naturally clumps into woolly cords, affording protection from harsh weather, providing waterproofing, and preventing shedding. more
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The Xoloitzcuintli

The Xoloitzcuintli (pronounced SHOW-low-eats-QUEENT-lee) is one of the world’s oldest and rarest breeds. more
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The Scottish Deerhound

One of the oldest breeds, the Scottish Deerhound was known centuries ago as the Scotch Greyhound, Rough Greyhound, and Highland Deerhound. more
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The Neapolitan Mastiff

These massive dogs, an ancient breed, are known for their imposing size—they weigh up to 150 pounds—and the loose folds of skin that cover their large frames. more

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