Tibetan Spaniel

The Tibetan Spaniel comes from Tibet. The Tibetans did their best to preserve the Tibetan dog breeds. The nickname for this dog breed is “Tibbies.” They were companion dogs, and also used for guarding purposes. The Tibetan Spaniel worked together with their cousins, the Tibetan Mastiff. They used to sit on top of the monastery walls and survey the lands below.

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Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, also known as the Grosser Schweizer Sennenhund, or Alpine Mountain Dog, originated from Switzerland. This dog breed is part of the UKC, Guardian Group, and the AKC, Working Group. It is believed to be one of the oldest of the Swiss dog breeds. This dog breed came about by breeding Roman Mastiffs and local Swiss dogs.

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Belgian Sheepdog

The Belgian Sheepdog is a herding dog breed from Belgium. This dog breed is one dog breed with four variations in the world. The U.S considers each type a separate dog breed. This dog breed were livestock guardians, police dogs, and were also used for military work. This dog breed was also used for messenger and draft work during World War 1.

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Feeding Your Dog for Intelligence and Optimal Health

Dog pet parents want to feed their dogs the best dog food formulas possible to ensure longevity, and to prevent obesity. We also want pups and dogs that are alert, focused, easy-to-train, and that have awesome temperaments. Feeding your dog for intelligence and optimal health means exploring the huge array of all dog foods today.

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Basic and Essential Dog Training Tips

An important key to basic and essential dog training tips and your puppy is to know enough about your dog as a breed. End your training session as soon as your puppy becomes bored or tired. Mini-sessions work well, yet sometimes super 3-5 minute sessions may be what’s needed to keep your puppy inspired.

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Bull Terriers

The Bull Terrier originated in Great Britain. This breed was used for bull baiting. The Bulldog was crossed with the now extinct English Terrier. The mix was then crossed again with the Spanish Pointer to get the Bull Terrier dog breed.

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Cano Corso

The Cane Corso originated from Italy, and belongs to the UKC group. This is an ancient dog breed that was bred from the Roman Mastiff’s. The strong and powerful Corso dog breed was near extinction during World War 2, but fans of the Corso saved this superb dog breed.

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Chinese Crested

The Chinese Crested dog breed originated from China. It is part of the UKC, Companion Dog Group, and the AKC, Toy Group. This dog breed is believed to have come from African hairless dogs that were brought to Asia by traders. These dogs were then bred again, and after many generations were of a much smaller size. The Chinese were experts at breeding mini sized dog breeds.

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Dogue de Bordeaux

The Dogue de Bordeaux, also known as the French Mastiff, has history that goes back several centuries. This is an ancient dog breed that was bred from Roman Mastiffs. This breed is one of France’s oldest dog breeds, and was originally considered to be one of three types of dog breeds: the Bordeaux, Paris, and Toulouse.

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Lagotto Romagnolo

The Lagotto Romagnolo is a rare dog breed that originated during the Renaissance period in Italy. They were bred to retrieve waterfowl. “Lago” translated, means lake in Italian This dog breed was also used for a while to sniff out truffles. Most water retrieving dog breeds are thought to have originated from this dog breed. Their sniffing capabilities are outstanding!

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Black Russian Terrier

The Black Russian Terrier, also known as Blackie, comes from Russia. It is part of the UKC, Guardian Dog Group, and the AKC, Working Dog Group. This dog breed was developed by the Russian military in 1930. The Black Russian Terrier has been used for guarding, as sled dogs, and for herding purposes.

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Welsh Terrier

The Welsh Terrier, also known as the Old English Terrier comes from Wales. It is part of the AKC/UKC, Terrier Group. This breed came in to existence during the 1700’s, and was used to fox hunt, catch badger, and otters.

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