Breeds

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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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The Catahoula Leopard Dog

A denizen of the South, these dogs were named Catahoula Leopard Dogs after the Catahoula Parish of Louisiana where the breed originated. more
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The Pyrenean Shepherd

Pyrenean Shepherds, or Pyr Sheps, as their enthusiasts call them, have been herding sheep in the Pyrenees Mountains of Southern France for centuries. more
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The Rottweiler

Those Rottweiler eyes. Big, dark, expressive. Watchful. Taking everything in. Making sure that nothing threatens home or family. Judging the temperament of an angry steer. Following the movements of an adored master or mistress. And saving the life of a desperate man poised on the edge of self-destruction. more
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The Pembroke Welsh Corgi

When Dookie the Pembroke Welsh Corgi entered King George VI’s household in 1933, a gift to the then-Princess Elizabeth, he inspired a lifelong bond between the future queen and the breed. Her Majesty prizes her Corgis so highly, in fact, that they are permitted the run of the palace, providing companionship for the queen during her daily activities, and appearing in many photos of Her Majesty and the royal family. more
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The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The Cavalier is a charming and mostly low-maintenance pet. more
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The Chihuahua

No, it's not a rat, nor a toy - it's a dog, a real dog, with teeth and attitude. Tiny in size but large in spirit, the Chihuahua is one of those highly evolved breeds that has managed to convince most humans that it should be carried around everywhere. more
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The Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Pit Bull. Devil dog. Killer. The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is none of these, yet he is constantly mislabelled. Frequently just lumped in with other “bully” breeds and slapped with breed-specific legislation that can condemn dogs to a lifetime of muzzles and close confinement or even send them to death, the Stafford does, indeed, have a serious problem, made all the more injust by their reputation for being good with children in particular. more

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