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Breed Type Defines the Breed

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines “breed” as a group of usually domesticated animals or plants with identifiable characteristics that distinguish them from other members of their species; especially a group that’s characteristics are preserved by controlled mating or propagating. “Breed type” refers to the basic form. The entire dog must be taken into consideration in determining the proper type.…
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A Look At The Portuguese Water Dog

The Portuguese Water Dog is super-smart and very “biddable”—meaning he’s easy to train and eager to please. The Portie can be groomed in two styles: The retriever clip (the entire coat is clipped to one inch in length, with the tail tip at full length) or the more check-me-out lion clip, where the coat on…
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Looking at the Bernese Mountain Dog

The Bernese Mountain Dog is a large, sturdy worker who can stand over 27 inches at the shoulder. The thick, silky, and moderately long coat is tricolored: jet black, clear white, and rust. The distinctive markings on the coat and face are breed hallmarks and, combined with the intelligent gleam in the dark eyes, add…
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Looking at the Siberian Husky

The Siberian Husky, a thickly coated, compact sled dog of medium size and great endurance, was developed to work in packs, pulling light loads at moderate speeds over vast frozen expanses. Sibes are friendly, fastidious, and dignified. About the Siberian Husky The graceful, medium-sized Siberian Husky’s almond-shaped eyes can be either brown or blue—and sometimes…
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Looking at the Airdale Terrier

About the Airedale Terrier The Airedale Terrier is the largest of all terrier breeds. Males stand about 23 inches at the shoulder, females a little less. The dense, wiry coat is tan with black markings. Long, muscular legs give Airedales a regal lift in their bearing, and the long head—with its sporty beard and mustache,…
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Dog Breeds: The Pomeranian

The tiny Pomeranian, long a favorite of royals and commoners alike, has been called the ideal companion. The glorious coat, smiling, foxy face, and vivacious personality have helped make the Pom one of the world’s most popular toy breeds. Temperament:Inquisitive, Bold, Lively AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 22 of 194 Height: 6-7 inches Weight: 3-7 pounds Life Expectancy: 12-16 years…
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