Border Collie
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Border Collie

Introduction to the Border Collie Smart and athletic, Border Collies today often excel in sports such as agility, rally, flyball, disc dog (frisbee), dancing with dogs, obedience, and other events. They were originally bred for herding sheep and other livestock in the border country of England and Scotland and many Border Collies are still used…

German Shepherd

German Shepherd

Introduction to the German Shepherd Noble, courageous, and loyal, the German Shepherd originated in Germany a little over 100 years ago. Officially known in the U.S. as the German Shepherd Dog (or “GSD” to his friends), the German Shepherd has been one of the most popular breeds in the country almost since his arrival to…

Shih Tzu
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Shih Tzu

Introduction to the Shih Tzu The aristocratic Shih Tzu, with the beautiful flowing coat, probably originated in Tibet and then the breed was developed in China. “Shih Tzu” is both the singular and plural for the breed and means “lion dog.” While the Shih Tzu looks haughty, looks can be deceiving in this case. These…

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Checking Breed Restrictions

You’re making plans for your spring getaway with your four-legged family member. Reservations at a dog-friendly hotel. Check. Packing of everything from immunization records to dog food. Check. But did you check to see if your destinations—including the places you’ll be stopping along the way—have any restrictions on your dog’s breed? Breed-specific legislation or BSL…

Irish Setter
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Irish Setter

Introduction to the Irish Setter One of the most beautiful of all breeds, the Irish Setter has a distinctive glossy red coat that ranges from dark mahogany to rich chestnut red. Fun-loving and energetic, Irish Setters are affectionate and playful in the home. They may look aristocratic, but they love to be clowns. Irish Setters…

Beagle
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Beagle

Introduction to the Beagle The friendly, happy-go-lucky Beagle really needs no introduction. Small and curious, Beagles are always ready to follow their noses. They often find ways to get into mischief, much like Snoopy, but they are loving and devoted family dogs. The Beagle’s coat is easy to care for but they do need regular…