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Sporting Group Dogs Make Great Family Pets

Dogs included in the Sporting Group were bred to be hunters that work closely with their human companions. This makes all of the dogs in this group acceptable for most families that want an affectionate and active pet. These dogs vary in size and color so you surely will find one that meets your needs. Remember, however, these dogs [...]

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The Labradoodle Made Designer Dogs Famous

The Labradoodle is a combination of the most popular dog breed in the the United States, the Labrador Retriever, and the number 7 most popular, the Poodle . Labradoodles were not the first designer dog (that was the Cockapoo), but it is the one that made designer dogs famous. These dogs are not only adorable, they are also an amazing [...]

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The Goldendoole Is An Extremely Popular Designer Dog

As far as designer dogs go, the Goldendoodle is a trendy option to consider if you want to add a new furry member to your family. Goldendoodles, a crossbreed of the Golden Retriever and a Poodle, are beautiful and unique and are sure to make a wonderful addition to any family. If you are curious about all things Goldendoodle, keep [...]

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What Is a Designer Dog?

Humans have been breeding dogs for longer than recorded history. No one knows for sure just how dogs' and humans' lives became so intertwined. Fortunately, we did and the dog is now a frequent and much-loved member of many families. Over the centuries, dog owners have bred various dogs in an attempt to create a dog with certain desirable qualities. [...]

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Non-Sporting Dog Group A Gang of Misfits?

Some dogs don't fit neatly into a specific category. For those dogs, the American Kennel Club created the Non-Sporting Group. The breeds in the Non-Sporting Group are varied in size, coat, personality, and overall appearance. Most of these dogs have little in common with each other. The Non-Sporting Group is made up of breeds that don’t neatly fit into any [...]

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Is The Special Yorkshire Terrier Your Kind of Dog?

The petite, 4 to 7 pound Yorkshire Terrier is the most popular Toy Dog breed in the United States. It is an active, playful, affectionate dog with a big personality. They need attention and do not like being left alone. Many Yorkie owners take their dogs with them whenever they can and wherever dogs are allowed. When the Yorkshire Terrier [...]

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Toy Group Dogs Are Tougher Than They Look

The small size and charming facial expressions of Toy Dogs will delight anyone. Don’t let their small size fool you, however, many Toys are as tough as nails. If you haven’t yet experienced the barking of an angry Chihuahua, for example, be prepared to be amazed. Toy Dogs will always be popular with city dwellers and people without much [...]

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Terrier Group Dogs Are Feisty And Stubborn

Terriers range in size from a tiny Yorkie (Yorkshire Terriers are in the AKC Toy Group) to the big Airedale, from the small but scrappy Westie to the sometimes sweet, sometimes fierce American Pit Bull.  In between, you have a choice in a variety of sizes and personalities. Terriers are sometimes stubborn but are always ready for play. Their attitude [...]

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Australian Shepherds Are Very Smart Dogs

Australian Shepherds, like most herding dogs, are very smart dogs. They have ties to Australia but did not originate from that continent so may not true Australians.  Apparently, the Australian Shepherd, sometimes just called the "Aussie," descended from a herding dog from Europe.  Aussies immigrated to Australia years ago and then found their way to California.  Since the California ranchers [...]

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Older Dogs Also Need A Home, Love, And Attention

Most people are likely to pick a cute, cuddly, constantly moving puppy when they start looking for a new dog. There is nothing wrong with that. Those people fail to appreciate, though, that adopting a senior dog can be much easier and much more rewarding.  My current companion dog is from a rescue shelter.  She has become my best friend. [...]