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The Shetland Sheepdog

The Shetland Sheepdog

I’m sure I wasn’t the first person who, upon seeing a Shetland Sheepdog as a child, squealed with delight at having discovered a “mini Lassie dog.” It’s an understandable reaction, but the Shetland Sheepdog—or Sheltie, as it’s more commonly known—is actually a very distinct breed from its look-alike cousin, the Rough Collie. 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 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 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 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 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
The Cairn Terrier

The Cairn Terrier

Courage, heart, brain more
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The Papillon

As the butterfly flits from one flower to another, sipping nectar here and carrying pollen there, always lovely, always graceful, so does the social butterfly move with beauty and ease from one social situation to another, enjoying the company of all, and adding charm to any soirée. more
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The Dachshund

No doubt about it: the Dachshund is probably the world's most recognizable dog breed. From toddlers to octogenarians, everyone knows the funny little fellow with the sausage body, stubby legs, and waving tail. more
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The French Bulldog

A dog breed that is "well behaved, adaptable, active, alert, and playful, but not unduly boistrous." more

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