Monthly Archives: August 2014

Golden Retriever


Country of origin:  Great Britain

Originating from the Scottish Highlands in the late 1800's, the Golden Retriever was mainly used for hunting.  Bred as a gun dog it was often tasked with retrieving shot waterfowl such as ducks and upland game.  It's instinctive love of water, easy trainability  and ability to retrieve game undamaged has made...
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French Bulldog

Country of Origin: France

The early bulldog was selectively bred for a downsized or "toy" bulldog as a lap pet companion and continues to fulfill this role today.  The "toy" bulldog was to later become known as the French Bulldog in the 1800s as it's popularity increased  in America. This breed is sweet and easygoing.  They need...
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Miniature Schnauzer

Country of Origin: Germany

The Miniature came to prominence as a distinct breed  around 1899.  He was originally bred to control the many types of vermin found on farms. Noted for his distinguished bearded appearance, the Miniature Schnauzer is usually is salt and pepper in colour.  More rare are solid black or black and silver.  A white...
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