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Scottish Deerhound

Scottish Deerhound Background Information & History The Scottish Deerhound is a courageous breed that is idolized for their pure strength and determined spirit. Dating all the way back to the 1500’s, the Scottish Deerhound was known for hunting giant deer throughout the rough terrain of the Scottish Highlands. During their earliest years, this breed was…

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Schnoodle

Schnoodle Background Information & History When you cross a Poodle with a Schnauzer you get the fun-loving and versatile Schnoodle. The Schnoodle is a designer breed that was created in the 1980’s. Like most hybrid breeds, this dog was initially combined to make a household pet that had minimal shedding and good genetics. Even though…

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Schipperke

Schipperke Background Information & History Originating from Belgium, the Schipperke breed was coined as the “little shepherd” due to their protective and watchful tendencies. Back in the day, this breed was used by locals to watch over boats along the canals between Brussels and Antwerp. Throughout the breed’s early history, they were a popular companion…

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Samoyed

Samoyed Information & Background The Samoyed breed has a long and storied history living with and working alongside their human companions. The Samoyed breed hails from northwestern Siberia, where they spent centuries guarding food sources from predatory wolves, towing boats and sleighs, and occasionally being used to hunt bears. Named after the Samoyedic people, Samoyeds,…

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Saluki

Saluki Background Information & History Although the Saluki origin is still relatively unknown, many believe that they originated from the Middle East and date all the way back to ancient times. A strikingly similar-looking breed was even recorded in carvings during the Sumerian Empire (close to 6,000 B.C.) Pharaohs also took a liking to the…

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Saint Bernard

Saint Bernard Background & History The Saint Bernard breed originated in Switzerland around the same time as the Bernese Mountain Dog. In fact, they’re all linked to the same gene pool. During the rule of Augustus, when Rome invaded the Swiss Alps, they brought with them their prized mastiffs. These Mastiffs were then bred to…

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Rottweiler

Rottweiler Background & History Often referred to as Rotties or Rotts, the Rottweiler breed descended from a mastiff-type of dog called the Molussus. The Romans brought the Molussus with them as they marched into Germany and used their strength to drive cattle. As they passed from town to town, the Molussus mated with local dogs –…

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Rhodesian Ridgeback

Rhodesian Ridgeback Breed Information & History The Rhodesian Ridgeback breed originated in the early days of South Africa. Also known as the African Lion Hound, it was first a canine used by South African Boer farmers. At the time, they were in need of a dynamic hunting dog that could withstand extremes, work long hours…

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Rat Terrier

Rat Terrier Background Info & History The Rat Terrier is an all-American breed. These dogs were the result of several terrier dog breeds, which has given them their unique characteristics and appearance they have today. Throughout history, the Rat Terrier breed has been used for their agile hunting skills, excelling at targeting small game such…

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Puli

Puli Background Information & History Dating back to over 2,000 years, the Puli dog breed has a long history. While their earliest beginnings are still unknown, the first proof of these dogs originated in Hungary where they served as excellent herders. Even today these dogs are still used for their high intelligence and excellent herding…

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