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Learn all about your dog’s breed, as well as breeds you may not have heard of. Canine Journal covers everything from Affenpinscher and Dalmatian to Yorkshire Terrier.

Poodle Guide: The World’s Second Smartest Breed

Poodle in girl's lap: Poodle Guide

Depending on whom you ask the poodle is considered to be one of the world’s smartest dog breeds, but is that what makes this dog so lovable? Poodles come in three different sizes (and are often mixed to make other cross breeds) and their non-shedding hair (instead of fur) is great for those who have allergies. Read on to find out more about poodle’s characteristics including their history, various types, cuddly appearance, intelligence and their overall temperament…

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Guide to Miniature Dog Breeds

Guide to Miniature Dog Breeds

Miniature dogs meet many unique family needs. Whether living in an apartment or looking for a dog that isn’t too large to knock down young children, miniature dog breeds are often a better choice for some families. Below we will take a look at some of the more popular miniature dog breeds including: the Chihuahua, the miniature pinscher, the Italian greyhound and the cavalier King Charles spaniel…

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Meet the Pharaoh Hound

The Pharaoh Hound is often thought to be the official dog of Egypt; however, this is not actually thought to be the case among researchers of the breed. Despite its country of origin, the Pharaoh Hound is a hardy dog breed that is love and hailed by all as a champion hunter, particularly by the Maltese. Modern day research ties this noble dog to the country of Malta and as the national hound of Malta it is certainly a well-loved dog in the Mediterranean…

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Picking the Right Dog Breed

Dogs Running

Picking the right dog breed for you is not a task that should be taken lightly, bringing a new life in to your family whether it has four legs or not, is a task that should involve the entire family and take many factors in to account…

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What Are The Smartest Dog Breeds?

Dog next to computer: What Are The Smartest Dog Breeds?

When it comes to picking the right dog for you and your family there are many traits that you might consider. While loyalty, potential for shedding and the amount of exercise the dog will need are all considerations, some people are more concerned with the capacity of the dog to learn. In this article we will cover the top 10 smartest dog breeds. These breeds include: Labrador Retriever, German Shepherd, Poodle, Border Collie, Golden Retriever, Doberman Pinscher, Australian Cattle Dog, Rottweiler, Papillion, and the Shetland Sheepdog…

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Large Dog Breeds: Is Bigger Better?

Large Dog Breeds

When talking about large dog breeds the first breeds that often come to mind are those of the Mastiff, the Great Dane and the Saint Bernard. While these over-sized dogs certainly classify as large dog breeds there are a variety of other large dog breeds which fall in to this category. There is no specific weight or height limit that sets a dog in to the large dog breed category, however, in general a dog that stands at around 26” at the shoulder and / or weighs in at 100lbs or more is a dog that fits the bill.

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Doggie Profile: The Italian Greyhound

Gray Italian Greyhound

The Italian greyhound, known by lovers as an “I.G.” or an “Iggy” for short is a well loved sight hound that makes the record books as the smallest sight hound in use today. This toy breed of dog may be a small and slender dog but it certainly possesses quite a talent for hunting as a result of their perfect stature. The Italian greyhound isn’t just loved as a sight hound; however, this miniature relative of the greyhound is loved for being a perfect companion dog both for individuals and families as well!

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Why Working Dog Breeds Work So Hard

Sheep Dogs at Work

While the American Kennel Club has classifications for certain breeds of dog that determine them as working dogs the fact is that a dog does not have to feature in one of these classified breeds to act as a working dog. While working dogs tend to be particularly large and adapted to the rugged life of a working dog, the term working dog can also be used to refer to any dog with a job. In this article, we’ll describe some working dog breeds as well as the specific jobs they’re tasked to….

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Extinct Dog Breeds: What Are The Numbers?

English Settler

England is facing a significant drop in native dog breed registrations, so much so that one breed in particular is facing extinction. In this article we will take a look at the dwindling registration of native dog breeds and the increase in exotic breed registrations that are currently taking place in England…

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