The Beagle
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The Beagle

History The first time that the word ‘beagle’ was used in English literature was back in 1475. Although the exact origin of this word is not certain, some…

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Facts About the Kangal Shepherd
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Facts About the Kangal Shepherd

History There are several stories about how the Kangal shepherd came to be. One myth says that it is a cross of a lion and a tiger from…

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The Irish Wolfhound – The Giant
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The Irish Wolfhound – The Giant

The Irish Wolfhound is the largest breed of dog in the world, when it comes to size, in weight the Great Dane and the Mastiff are the heaviest.…

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The Chinese Crested
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The Chinese Crested

Introduction The Chinese Crested is the most unusual looking dog as most of its body is hairless. This is a result of certain genes in its body that…

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The Black and Tan Coonhound
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The Black and Tan Coonhound

Origins and History The Black and Tan Coonhound is truly a one of a kind dog, and is the only breed of dog registered with the AKC as…

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The Sussex Spaniel, A Gentleman’s Dog
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The Sussex Spaniel, A Gentleman’s Dog

History The Sussex spaniel gets its name from Sussex, England. It was one of the first ten breeds to be registered with the AKC in 1884, when the…

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Pharaoh Hound – The Oldest Breed
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Pharaoh Hound – The Oldest Breed

There are paintings of the Pharaoh hound dating all the way back to 3000-4000 B.C. This dog was revered in ancient Egypt, and was considered a loyal companion…

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The Clumber Spaniel – Dog Belonging To Kings And Queens
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The Clumber Spaniel – Dog Belonging To Kings And Queens

History It is believed that the Clumber Spaniel originated in France, coming from the Kennels of the Duc de Noailles. During the French Revolution, the duke took all…

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The Irish Setter
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The Irish Setter

History Brought to the United States in the early 1800s, the Irish setter was a gundog who commanded great respect in the field and was one of the…

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Information About the Anatolian Shepherd
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Information About the Anatolian Shepherd

The Anatolian Shepherd originated in ancient Mesopotamia around 6,000 years ago, after which it was taken to Turkey. Once there, it was widely-used for guarding the nomads’ sheep.…

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