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Affenpinscher Dog Breed


The affenpinscher lives up to his name,"monkey terrier", in both looks and actions. A terrier at heart, he is busy, inquisitive, ...
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Afghan Hound Dog Breed

Afghan Hound

Despite his glamorous reputation, the Afghan hound is a hunter at heart, bred to chase down game over rugged terrain. While he ...
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Airedale Terrier Dog Breed

Airedale Terrier

Among the most versatile of terriers, the Airedale is bold, playful and adventurous; he is a lively yet protective companion. He ...
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Akita Dog Breed


As befitting his spitz-like heritage, the Akita is bold, independent, stubborn and tenacious. Demonstrative to his family, he is ...
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Alaskan Malamute Dog Breed

Alaskan Malamute

The Alaskan malamute is powerful, independent, strong-willed and fun-loving. She loves to run and roam. She is family-oriented, ...
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American Cocker Spaniel Dog Breed

American Cocker Spaniel

This breed is known as the 'merry' Cocker, and the name is most fitting. He is playful, cheerful, amiable, sweet, sensitive, ...
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American Eskimo Dog (Miniature) Dog Breed

American Eskimo Dog (Miniature)

The American Eskimo is bright, eager to please, lively and fun-loving, in short, an enjoyable and generally obedient companion. ...
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American Eskimo Dog (Standard) Dog Breed

American Eskimo Dog (Standard)

The American Eskimo is bright, eager to please, lively and fun-loving in short, an enjoyable and generally obedient companion. ...
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American Eskimo Dog (Toy) Dog Breed

American Eskimo Dog (Toy)

The American Eskimo is bright, eager to please, lively and fun-loving, in short, an enjoyable and generally obedient companion. ...
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American Foxhound Dog Breed

American Foxhound

The Foxhound is well-mannered in the home. He gets along best with human or canine companionship. He is a tolerant, amiable and ...
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American Staffordshire Terrier Dog Breed

American Staffordshire Terrier

Typically docile and playful with his family, the American Staffordshire terrier is also generally friendly toward strangers as ...
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American Water Spaniel Dog Breed

American Water Spaniel

As his name implies, the American Water Spaniel is a natural lover of water. Not only is he a skilled retriever and versatile ...
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Anatolian Shepherd Dog Breed

Anatolian Shepherd

This is a serious dog, devoted to his family and his duty as family protector. At the same time, he is laid back-and easygoing, ...
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Australian Cattle Dog Dog Breed

Australian Cattle Dog

Smart, hardy, independent, stubborn, tenacious, energetic and untiring, these are all traits essential to a driver of headstrong ...
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Australian Shepherd Dog Breed

Australian Shepherd

The Australian Shepherd has a great deal of stamina and is loving, bold, alert, confident, independent, smart and responsive. If ...
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Australian Terrier Dog Breed

Australian Terrier

One of the quieter terriers, the Aussie is nonetheless a plucky, tough character, ready to go after a rodent when the chance ...
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Basenji Dog Breed


Some consider the Basenji to have terrier-like mannerisms because he is feisty for a hound. More often he is considered catlike ...
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Basset Hound Dog Breed

Basset Hound

The Basset Hound is among the most good-natured and easygoing of breeds. He is amiable with dogs, other pets and children, ...
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Beagle Dog Breed


One of the most amiable hounds, the Beagle was bred as a pack hunter and needs companionship, whether human or canine. He loves ...
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Bearded Collie Dog Breed

Bearded Collie

The boisterous Beardie is lively and playful, full of enthusiasm and energy. He is smart and obedient, but is an independent ...
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Bedlington Terrier Dog Breed

Bedlington Terrier

The Bedlington is among the softer terriers, not only in looks and feel but in temperament. She is companionable, demonstrative ...
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Belgian Malinois Dog Breed

Belgian Malinois

Intense best describes the Belgian Malinois. This is a high-energy breed with a need for regular mental and physical stimulation....
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Belgian Sheepdog Dog Breed

Belgian Sheepdog

Ever watchful and on the move, the Belgian Sheepdog glides in large circles. He is playful, alert, watchful and protective, a ...
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Belgian Tervuren Dog Breed

Belgian Tervuren

Alert, watchful and energetic, the Tervuren is an active and dependable companion that functions best when given daily mental ...
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Bernese Mountain Dog Dog Breed

Bernese Mountain Dog

The Bernese mountain dog is an easygoing, calm family companion (that is, after he leaves his adolescent stage). He is sensitive,...
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Bichon Frise Dog Breed

Bichon Frise

Perky, bouncy and playful, the Bichon Frise's happy-go-lucky outlook endears him to all. He is friendly toward strangers and ...
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Black and Tan Coonhound Dog Breed

Black and Tan Coonhound

Not the prototypical house dog, the Black and Tan Coonhound, nonetheless, makes an exemplary pet. He is mellow, amiable, calm ...
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Bloodhound Dog Breed


For all his calm manners at home, the Bloodhound is a tireless trailer once on the track. He is tough, stubborn and independent, ...
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Border Collie Dog Breed

Border Collie

The Border Collie is a bundle of mental and physical energy awaiting its chance to be unleashed on the world. Among the most ...
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Border Terrier Dog Breed

Border Terrier

One of the few terriers bred to run with the pack, the border is one of the most amiable and tractable of the group. He is ...
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Borzoi Dog Breed


A breed of quiet elegance, the Borzoi exemplifies the well-mannered house dog. Outdoors, he races with wild abandon, and it will ...
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Boston Terrier Dog Breed

Boston Terrier

The Boston is devoted and sensitive to its owner's wishes and moods. He is well-mannered indoors but saucy and playful (...
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Bouvier des Flandres Dog Breed

Bouvier des Flandres

The Bouvier is a steady, stalwart companion that is loyal, devoted, fearless and protective. Given daily exercise, he is calm ...
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Boxer Dog Breed


The boxer is playful, exuberant, inquisitive, attentive, demonstrative, devoted and outgoing; he is a perfect companion for an ...
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Briard Dog Breed


Devoted and faithful, the Briard is a loving and protective companion. He is independent, intelligent and self-assured, but is ...
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Brittany Dog Breed


The Brittany is quick and curious, always on the lookout for birds or fun. She loves to run, scout, hunt and play. She has an ...
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Brussels Griffon Dog Breed

Brussels Griffon

The spunky Brussels griffon is full of himself, brimming with self-confidence and gusto. He is bold, playful, stubborn and ...
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Bull Terrier Dog Breed

Bull Terrier

Exuberant, comical, playful, assertive and very mischievous describes the bull terrier. He is an imaginative breed that often ...
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Bulldog Dog Breed


Despite his sourmug the Bulldog is jovial, comical and amiable, among the most docile and mellow of dogs. He is willing to ...
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Bullmastiff Dog Breed


The bullmastiff is gentle and quiet, a devoted companion and guardian. He is not easily roused, but once threatened he is ...
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Cairn Terrier Dog Breed

Cairn Terrier

The cairn is the essence of terrier; plucky, spirited, bold, inquisitive, hardy, clever, stubborn and scrappy. He is responsive ...
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Canaan Dog Dog Breed

Canaan Dog

Not only does the Canaan Dog excel as a herder, but he has also proven himself in a variety of tasks involving dependability and ...
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Cardigan Welsh Corgi Dog Breed

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Fun-loving and high-spirited, yet easygoing, the Cardigan is a devoted and amusing companion. This is a hardy breed, capable of ...
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Dog Breed

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The cavalier in many ways fits the bill as an ideal house pet. He is sweet, gentle, playful, willing to please, affectionate and ...
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Chesapeake Bay Retriever Dog Breed

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

The Chesapeake Bay retriever is hardy enough to not only withstand, but also relish, repeated plunges into icy water. He loves ...
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Chihuahua Dog Breed


The saucy Chihuahua has earned her place as a favored toy dog because of her intense devotion to a single person. She is ...
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Chinese Crested Dog Dog Breed

Chinese Crested Dog

The Chinese crested is a combination of playful pixie, gentle lap dog and sensitive companion. She is devoted to her family and ...
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Chinese Shar-Pei Dog Breed

Chinese Shar-Pei

The Shar-Pei is self-assured, serious, independent, stubborn and very much self-possessed. Although not particularly ...
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Chow Chow Dog Breed

Chow Chow

Dignified, even lordly, the chow chow conducts himself with reserve. He is not very demonstrative, even with his family, and can ...
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Clumber Spaniel Dog Breed

Clumber Spaniel

Among the most low-keyed and easygoing of sporting breeds, the clumber spaniel is nonetheless a hunter at heart, ever ready for ...
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Collie Dog Breed


The Collie is gentle and devoted, a mild-mannered friend to all. He is a dog with a working heritage, and needs daily mental and ...
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Curly-Coated Retriever Dog Breed

Curly-Coated Retriever

The curly-coated retriever is an eager and tireless land and, especially, water retriever outdoors, but a calm companion indoors....
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Dachshund (Standard) Dog Breed

Dachshund (Standard)

The Dachshund is bold, curious and always up for adventure. He likes to hunt and dig, tracking by scent and going to ground ...
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Dachsund (Miniature) Dog Breed

Dachsund (Miniature)

The Dachshund is bold, curious and always up for adventure. He likes to hunt and dig, tracking by scent and going to ground ...
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Dalmatian Dog Breed


Bred to run for miles, the Dalmatian retains this tireless enthusiasm. It is a playful, eager companion that must get daily hard ...
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Dandie Dinmont Terrier Dog Breed

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

The Dandie Dinmont is no "dandified" dog; she is rough-and-tumble and ready for the hunt. Yet she functions well as a dignified ...
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Doberman Pinscher Dog Breed

Doberman Pinscher

The Doberman pinscher is an intelligent capable guardian, ever on the alert and ready to protect her family or home. She is also ...
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English Cocker Spaniel Dog Breed

English Cocker Spaniel

The English cocker spaniel retains more of her hunting nature than does the American version, and she also needs a little more ...
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English Foxhound  Dog Breed

English Foxhound

Traditionally a pack hound, the English Foxhound nonetheless makes a stately house dog, as long as he has human or canine ...
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English Setter Dog Breed

English Setter

Bred to cover a lot of area when hunting, the English setter is a lively dog that loves to hunt and run. This is especially true ...
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English Springer Spaniel Dog Breed

English Springer Spaniel

The English springer spaniel is cheerful, playful and energetic, ready for a day in the field and an evening by the hearth. He ...
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English Toy Spaniel Dog Breed

English Toy Spaniel

The haughty English toy spaniel enjoys a life of leisure, punctuated with rollicking romps. He is a lap dog par excellence, ...
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Field Spaniel Dog Breed

Field Spaniel

The field spaniel is happiest when he has a job to do. Although independent in nature, he is devoted, sensitive and willing to ...
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Finnish Spitz Dog Breed

Finnish Spitz

Like most Spitz breeds, the Finkie is independent and somewhat stubborn, although he is more hunting oriented than other Spitz ...
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Flat-Coated Retriever Dog Breed

Flat-Coated Retriever

The flat-coated retriever is a sweet, exuberant, lively dog that loves to play and retrieve. She is on the go outdoors, but ...
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French Bulldog Dog Breed

French Bulldog

The French Bulldog is a clown in a lap dog. He enjoys playing and entertaining his family, as well as cuddling and snoozing with ...
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German Shepherd Dog Dog Breed

German Shepherd Dog

Among the most intelligent of breeds, the German Shepherd Dog is so intent on his mission whatever that may be and he is ...
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German Shorthaired Pointer Dog Breed

German Shorthaired Pointer

The German shorthaired pointer's idea of heaven is a day hunting in the field and an evening curled up by his family's side. ...
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German Wirehaired Pointer Dog Breed

German Wirehaired Pointer

The German wirehaired pointer is both a rugged bird dog and amiable companion. He has the energy to hunt for hours, so he must ...
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Giant Schnauzer Dog Breed

Giant Schnauzer

The playful, rambunctious giant schnauzer may be too boisterous for small children, even though he is otherwise very good with ...
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Golden Retriever Dog Breed

Golden Retriever

Everybody's friend, the golden retriever is known for her devoted and obedient nature as a family companion. She is an apt ...
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Gordon Setter Dog Breed

Gordon Setter

The Gordon setter is a capable, close-working bird dog. He can run and hunt all day, and this kind of energy needs a regular ...
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Great Dane Dog Breed

Great Dane

The Great Dane is gentle, loving, easygoing and sensitive. She is generally good with children (although her friendly overtures ...
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Great Pyrenees Dog Breed

Great Pyrenees

The Great Pyrenees is a capable and imposing guardian, devoted to her family and somewhat wary of strangers, human or canine. ...
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Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Dog Breed

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

The Greater Swiss mountain dog is a sensitive, loyal and extremely devoted family companion. He is calm and easygoing, very ...
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Greyhound Dog Breed


Known as "the world's fastest couch potato," the Greyhound is quiet, calm and extremely well-mannered indoors. They are good ...
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Harrier Dog Breed


The Harrier is somewhat more playful and outgoing than the foxhound, but not as much as the beagle. He is amiable, tolerant and ...
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Havanese Dog Breed


This is a busy, curious dog; she is happiest when she is the center of attention. She loves to play and clown and is ...
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Ibizan Hound Dog Breed

Ibizan Hound

The graceful Ibizan Hound retains great hunting instinct, using his acute senses of hearing and smell to locate small animals, ...
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Irish Setter Dog Breed

Irish Setter

The Irish setter was bred to be a tireless and enthusiastic hunter, and she approaches everything in life with a rollicking, ...
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Irish Terrier Dog Breed

Irish Terrier

Called the daredevil of dogdom, the Irish terrier is brash, bold, assertive, playful, inquisitive, independent, strong-willed ...
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Irish Water Spaniel Dog Breed

Irish Water Spaniel

The Irish water spaniel goes at everything in life with gusto and enthusiasm. He loves to swim, run, hunt and play and needs a ...
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Irish Wolfhound Dog Breed

Irish Wolfhound

Aptly known as the gentle giant, the Irish Wolfhound is a soft-natured, easygoing breed. He is calm around the house, sensitive, ...
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Italian Greyhound Dog Breed

Italian Greyhound

A sighthound in a small package, the Italian greyhound shares her larger relatives' characteristics. She loves to run and chase. ...
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Jack Russell Terrier Dog Breed

Jack Russell Terrier

This is a dog that thrives on action and adventure. In the process, he often finds himself in the middle of trouble. He is a ...
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Japanese Chin Dog Breed

Japanese Chin

The Japanese Chin is a devoted companion, relishing a warm lap as much as a boisterous game. He is sensitive and willing to ...
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Keeshond Dog Breed


The Keeshond combines many traits of the best house dogs: fairly energetic and playful, very attentive and loving, and ready for ...
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Kerry Blue Terrier Dog Breed

Kerry Blue Terrier

A versatile terrier, the Kerry blue's personality is multifaceted. She can guard, hunt, herd or just be a fun-loving companion. ...
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Komondor Dog Breed


Bred as an independent protector of livestock, the komondor is true to his heritage. He is an independent thinker and can be ...
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Kuvasz Dog Breed


Despite his sweet looks, the kuvasz is a tough protector, fearlessly defending his family or home. He is gentle with and ...
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Labrador Retriever Dog Breed

Labrador Retriever

Few breeds so richly deserve their popularity as the Labrador retriever. Devoted, obedient and amiable, the Lab is good with ...
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Lakeland Terrier Dog Breed

Lakeland Terrier

The spunky Lakeland makes the most of every day, always busy investigating, playing, hunting, running and chasing. Given daily ...
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Lhasa Apso Dog Breed

Lhasa Apso

Despite his lap-dog appearance, the Lhasa is a tough character. He is independent, stubborn and bold. Although he is eager for a ...
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Lowchen Dog Breed


This is a lively, inquisitive, affectionate dog. He is a mixture of playful spirit and calm soul mate, a good companion for a ...
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Maltese Dog Breed


Long a favorite lap dog, the gentle Maltese fills this role admirably. She also has a wild side and loves to run and play. ...
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Manchester Terrier (Standard) Dog Breed

Manchester Terrier (Standard)

The Manchester terrier has been described as "catlike," being impeccably clean, independent, reserved with strangers, yet ...
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Manchester Terrier (Toy) Dog Breed

Manchester Terrier (Toy)

Although true to his terrier heritage when it comes to hunting instincts, the toy Manchester is among the gentlest and most ...
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Mastiff Dog Breed


The mastiff is innately good-natured, calm, easygoing and surprisingly gentle. He is a well-mannered house pet, but needs ...
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Miniature Bull Terrier Dog Breed

Miniature Bull Terrier

Very much like the larger bull terrier, the mini is comical, lively, playful and mischievous. Despite her smaller size, she is ...
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Miniature Pinscher Dog Breed

Miniature Pinscher

Among the most energetic of all breeds, the min pin is a perpetual motion machine. He is busy, inquisitive, playful, bold and ...
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Miniature Schnauzer Dog Breed

Miniature Schnauzer

The miniature schnauzer deserves his place as one of the most popular terrier pets. He is playful, inquisitive, alert, spunky ...
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Newfoundland Dog Breed


The most important single characteristic of the Newfoundland is sweetness of temperament. The Newfoundland is calm, patient, ...
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Norfolk Terrier Dog Breed

Norfolk Terrier

Feisty, bold, inquisitive, game, scrappy, stubborn and independent, the Norfolk is all terrier. She has been called a "demon" in ...
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Norwegian Elkhound Dog Breed

Norwegian Elkhound

The Norwegian Elkhound combines traits of hounds and Spitz-like dogs, resulting in a breed that is bold, playful, independent, ...
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Norwich Terrier Dog Breed

Norwich Terrier

The Norwich terrier, like the Norfolk, is a true terrier at heart, always ready for adventure and excitement. He is a hunter and ...
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Old English Sheepdog Dog Breed

Old English Sheepdog

The amiable Old English is jolly but gentle. At home, he is a well-mannered house pet that often amuses his family with comical ...
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Otterhound Dog Breed


As a pack hound, the Otterhound is amiable with other dogs. As a hunter, he has an innate urge to follow the trails of mammals. ...
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Papillon Dog Breed


One of the most obedient and responsive of the toy breeds, the vivacious papillon is also gentle, amiable and playful. He is ...
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Pekingese Dog Breed


The Pekingese is decidedly not a sissy lap dog. She is a courageous character that will not start a fight but will not back down ...
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Pembroke Welsh Corgi Dog Breed

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Quick and quick-witted, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi has an active mind and body. He needs daily physical and mental exercise to be ...
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Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Dog Breed

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

Despite his appearance, the PBGV is not a Basset Hound in a wire coat, but in many ways is more terrier-like in temperament. He ...
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Pharaoh Hound Dog Breed

Pharaoh Hound

The svelte Pharaoh Hound is more than a gracious addition to the home (though he surely is that) he is a keen hunter and an ...
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Pointer Dog Breed


The pointer is a true wide-ranging hunter, which means that he not only is an excellent bird dog but also has the stamina to run ...
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Pomeranian Dog Breed


Bouncy, bold and busy, the Pomeranian makes the most of every day. He is curious, playful, self-confident (even cocky) and ...
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Poodle (Miniature) Dog Breed

Poodle (Miniature)

The miniature Poodle is lively, amiable, playful, eager to please, responsive, smart and obedient, small wonder that he has ...
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Poodle (Standard) Dog Breed

Poodle (Standard)

Among the very smartest and most obedient of dogs, the standard Poodle combines playful exuberance with a zest for life's ...
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Poodle (Toy) Dog Breed

Poodle (Toy)

The pert and peppy toy poodle is one of the brightest and easiest breeds to train. She is alert, responsive, playful, lively, ...
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Portuguese Water Dog Dog Breed

Portuguese Water Dog

The gregarious Portuguese water dog is a fun-loving, family-loving, water-loving dog. He is good with children, and other dogs ...
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Pug Dog Breed


A delightful blend of dignity and comedy, the pug is an amiable, playful and confident companion. He can be stubborn and ...
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Puli Dog Breed


A mop on springs, the Puli is full of bouncing energy. He is busy and curious and needs daily exercise. This smart dog is also ...
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Rhodesian Ridgeback Dog Breed

Rhodesian Ridgeback

The Rhodesian Ridgeback is the hound group's answer to a somewhat protective dog. Not only is he a keen and versatile hunter, ...
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Rottweiler Dog Breed


Confident, bold, alert and imposing, the Rottweiler is a popular choice for his ability to protect. As befitting his self-...
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Saint Bernard Dog Breed

Saint Bernard

The calm, easygoing Saint Bernard is gentle and patient around children, although he is not particularly playful. He is devoted ...
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Saluki (or Gazelle Hound) Dog Breed

Saluki (or Gazelle Hound)

The Saluki tends to be aloof and reserved with strangers. He is extremely devoted to his own family, but is not particularly ...
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Samoyed Dog Breed


Gentle and playful, the Samoyed makes a good companion for a child or person of any age. She is a closely bonded family dog. She ...
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Schipperke Dog Breed


The Schipperke is a bold companion, even though it can be an independent and headstrong one. This little dynamo is happiest when ...
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Scottish Deerhound Dog Breed

Scottish Deerhound

The Scottish Deerhound is mellow, low-key and easygoing, a gracious and well-mannered addition to the home. Outdoors, he loves ...
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Scottish Terrier Dog Breed

Scottish Terrier

Nicknamed the Diehard in reference to her rugged character, the Scottish terrier is a tough, determined character, ready for ...
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Sealyham Terrier Dog Breed

Sealyham Terrier

One of the calmer terriers, the Sealyham is nonetheless ready for action, always happy to investigate, dig or give chase. She is ...
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Shetland Sheepdog Dog Breed

Shetland Sheepdog

The Shetland Sheepdog is extremely bright, sensitive and willing to please. This combination makes for a dog that is very ...
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Shiba Inu Dog Breed

Shiba Inu

Bold, independent and headstrong, the Shiba is brimming with self-confidence. He is lively outdoors, yet calm indoors, as long ...
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Shih Tzu Dog Breed

Shih Tzu

The spunky but sweet Shih Tzu is both a gentle lap dog and a vivacious companion. He has an upbeat attitude and loves to play ...
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Siberian Husky Dog Breed

Siberian Husky

Fun-loving, adventurous, alert, independent, clever, stubborn, mischievous and obstinate, all describe the Siberian husky. This ...
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Silky Terrier Dog Breed

Silky Terrier

The silky terrier is no mellow lap dog. She is bold, feisty, inquisitive and playful, ever ready for action, a terrier at heart. ...
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Skye Terrier Dog Breed

Skye Terrier

The Skye terrier's soft look belies her tough nature. She is a fearless and a deadly rodent hunter. She is also a mild-mannered ...
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Smooth Fox Terrier Dog Breed

Smooth Fox Terrier

Energetic, inquisitive, bold, feisty, playful, mischievous, independent and adventurous describe the fox terrier. This breed ...
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Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Dog Breed

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

The Wheaten makes a playful companion at home and a fun-loving partner in the field. He is affectionate, congenial and much ...
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Spinone Italiano Dog Breed

Spinone Italiano

This is a devoted and gentle dog, very willing to please. She is affectionate and gets along well with other dogs and pets and ...
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Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog Breed

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

The Staffordshire bull terrier is a fun-loving character that loves playing with its family and friends. He is typically playful,...
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Standard Schnauzer Dog Breed

Standard Schnauzer

Bold and lively, the standard schnauzer is a fun-loving companion and guardian. He is clever and headstrong, and unless given ...
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Sussex Spaniel Dog Breed

Sussex Spaniel

The Sussex spaniel tends to be less playful and demonstrative than other spaniels, with a lower energy level. This makes her ...
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Tibetan Spaniel Dog Breed

Tibetan Spaniel

The Tibetan Spaniel is independent, bold, and stubborn, but is also sensitive and biddable. He has a happy attitude, enjoying ...
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Tibetan Terrier Dog Breed

Tibetan Terrier

Gentle and amiable, the Tibetan Terrier makes a charming, dependable companion both indoors and out. He is equally up for an ...
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Vizsla Dog Breed


Bred to be a close-working gun dog, the vizsla has the energy to range all day. He is a true hunter at heart, a talented pointer ...
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Weimaraner Dog Breed


The Weimaraner is bold and rambunctious. He loves to run and hunt and can become frustrated and destructive if kept penned up. ...
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Welsh Springer Spaniel Dog Breed

Welsh Springer Spaniel

Less exuberant that the English springer, the Welsh springer spaniel is steady and easygoing. She still needs plenty of hard ...
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Welsh Terrier Dog Breed

Welsh Terrier

The Welsh, although more mild-mannered than many terriers, is still playful and mischievous enough to provide plenty of ...
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West Highland White Terrier Dog Breed

West Highland White Terrier

The busy Westie is happy, curious and always in the thick of things. She is affectionate and demanding, one of the friendliest ...
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Whippet Dog Breed


Perhaps the most demonstrative and obedient of the true sighthounds, the Whippet makes an ideal pet for people who want a quiet ...
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Wire Fox Terrier Dog Breed

Wire Fox Terrier

A true "live-wire," the wire fox terrier is always up for adventure. This breed lives to play, explore, run, hunt and chase. He ...
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Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Dog Breed

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

The wirehaired pointing griffon is a skilled field dog, pointing and retrieving with a deliberate style, generally staying ...
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Yorkshire Terrier Dog Breed

Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier seems oblivious of her small size, ever eager for adventure and trouble. She is busy, inquisitive, bold, ...
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