Icelandic Sheepdog

Icelandic Sheepdog A Playful Herding Dog

Every time I do research for a dog article, I end up wanting to own one.  So this time, it certainly was the case for the Icelandic Sheepdog, a playful herding dog. The Icelandic Sheepdog is a charmingly friendly and faithful all-around herder of small-to-medium size. A densely coated Nordic ...
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Australian Shepherds Are Very Smart Dogs

Australian Shepherds Are Very Smart Dogs

Australian Shepherds are very smart dogs and they may or may not be from Australia.  Apparently, the Australian Shepherd, some times just called the "Aussie," descended from a herding dog from Europe.  It is similar to the Border Collie. They immigrated to Australia years ago and them found their way ...
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Affenpinscher - The Little Monkey Dog

Affenpinscher – The Little Monkey Dog

Affenpinscher, the little monkey dog, looks a lot like a little monkey.  In fact, the name [fusion_tooltip title="Pinscher is a type of dog developed originally as ratters, although today they are most often kept as pets."]Affenpinscher[/fusion_tooltip] is German for “monkey dog” or “ape terrier.” This dog breed comes from Germany ...
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Miniature Schnauzer

Most Popular Schnauzer Breed – Miniature Schnauzer

The most popular of the schnauzer breeds is the miniature schnauzer. This popular breed was created by cross breeding the original standard schnauzer and the affenpinscher in Germany during the late 1800s. By 1899, the miniature schnauzer was shown as a distinct breed from the standard schnauzer. However, the American ...
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Akita

Akitas Are Loyal and Compassionate

Akitas are loyal and compassionate to their masters, and many touching stories exist about their profound faithfulness. The famous blind American author Helen Keller  (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) owned the first Akita to enter the United States in 1937. It served as her devoted companion for 7 ...
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Black and Silver Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzer – A Special Dog Breed

Why yes, I own a miniature schnauzer a special dog breed! Why do you ask? They are brave and loyal pets and a delight to be around. They are usually very friendly with strangers.  However, they sometimes like to protect their territory and their friends.  They are great watchdogs and ...
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Cardigan Welsh Corgis Are Royal Family Dogs

Cardigan Welsh Corgis Are Royal Family Dogs

Cardigan Welsh Corgis Are Royal Family Dogs The most famous Corgis in the world are those owned by England's Queen Elizabeth.  Even if you are just a peasant, however, the Corgi will still be your loyal pet.  They are able to live in a variety of settings from city to ...
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Canaan Dog

Canaan Dog – An Ancient Breed

Canaan dogs are an ancient dog breed.  They are also known as the Bedouin Sheepdog.  They are native to the Middle East where  Canaans today are more common in Israel and Palestinian. This dog breed may have witnessed the oldest biblical stories.  Petroglyphs of dogs dating thousands of  ago appear ...
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The Border Collie Is One Very Smart Dog

The Border Collie Is One Very Smart Dog

The Border Collie is a genius dog.  They rank as one of the smartest dog breeds in the world. They are smart enough to outwit their owners unless they keep on the top of their game. My neighbor's Border Collie (named Plato, of course since Aristotle has too many syllables) ...
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