Pembroke and Cardigan Welsh Corgis

Country of Origin.  Wales Originating in Wales the Welsh Corgi is classified as a small herding dog.  There are two distinct breeds which are recognized: the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi - the latter being the most common.  Each are named after the county in Wales where it originated. Corgis perform their…
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Rhodesian Ridgeback

Country of Origin.  South Africa/Zimbabwe Also known as the African Lion Dog,  the Rhodesian Ridgeback is a breed developed in Southern Africa.   European immigrants to Southern Africa brought with them a variety of breeds including Danes, Mastiffs, Greyhounds, Bloodhounds, Terriers and other breeds.   These were crossbred together with  the semi-domesticated ridged hunting dogs of the…
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Chinese Crested (Hairless)

Region of Origin:  Africa The modern Chinese Crested is believed to have originated in Africa and was called the African Hairless Terrier.  Born in the same litter, there are two distinct varieties to this fine-boned, elegant and graceful dog: The Hairless and Powderpuff.  The Hairless only has hair on the head, tail and feet, whilst…
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Toy Poodle

Country of Origin: Germany The Poodle breed comes in 3 sizes and is one of the world's most popular breeds.  Although it is the national dog of France, poodles are believed to have originated in Germany to hunt ducks.    The Toy Poodle was often used in performances and circuses. The Toy Poodle would be a…
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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…
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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. …
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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. …
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