Newfoundland Dog Breed

Newfoundland Dog Breed Profile

The Newfoundland dog breed comes from the coast of, you guessed it, Newfoundland. There is absolutely no disagreement about this fact between dog historians, but quite the opposite is true in reference to its genetic ancestry. We do know that the Newfoundland dog can be traced back to the Tibetan Mastiff dog breed. However, there…

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Boxer Dog

The Boxer

If you want a dog that is a marshmallow with your children, but a strong deterrent to criminals, you may want to take a look at the Boxer. The Boxer gets its name from its habit of using its front legs to box when it is fighting. These powerful dogs were originally used as hunting…

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Doberman Pinscher Dog

The Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinschers are a common sight in the movies. People are used to seeing people running for their lives as aggressive dogs lunge at them with demonic looking eyes. However, in real life, most Dobermans are actually loyal, intelligent family pets. The American Kennel Club classifies the Doberman Pinscher as a member of its Working…

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Boxer Dog with Puppies

Boxer Dog Breed Profile

The Boxer is considered to be an all-time favorite breed among dog enthusiasts. They were formed as a result of breeding two specific European breeds that no longer exist today.  They were the Danziger Bullenbeiser and the Brabenter Bullenbeiser. The AKC recognized the Boxer during the early 1900s. This dog has a very outgoing personality,…

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English Mastiff Dog

Mastiff Dog Breed

The Mastiff is a particularly large breed of dog that is surprisingly easy going, good-natured, calm, and gentle. He is a well mannered animal that can fit well in most any household.  This dog needs plenty of room to move about and would not be ideal for small apartment living. If you have a family…

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Rottweiler Dog

Rottweiler Dog Breed Profile

The Rottweiler is a physically imposing and intimidating looking dog that ranks at the top of the charts for being an excellent watchdog and a family protector.  This dog breed has a history that is said to have stemmed from the Romans, used as drover dogs, herding large stocks of cattle over great distances, and…

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Shih Tzu Dog

More about the the Shih Tzu

Through the centuries, when the earliest travelers and explorers were seeking new worlds, the dogs from the orient have caught the eye of dog enthusiasts all over the world and have ranked high on the canine popularity polls. Since the late 1800′s, the Pekingese and the Chow Chow gained fame in Britain and Europe and…

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Chihuahua Dog

The Chihuahua

If you watch television, you’ve probably seen celebrities like Paris Hilton toting around tiny dogs with big poppy brown eyes. These dogs, called Chihuahuas, are one of the smallest dog breeds in the world. The Chihuahua first appeared in Mexico and does well in warmer climates. Of course, a doggy sweater can make one of…

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Maltese

The Maltese

The Maltese is the oldest breed of all the lap dogs. It was a favorite of royal families and was especially popular with the ladies of the royal courts. The women would carry the Maltese on their sleeves as little ornaments to attest to their station in life. It is said that the Greek Philosopher…

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