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Xoloitzcuintli (Mexican Hairless)

Xoloitzcuintli Background Info & History The Xoloitzcuintli is a pure, natural breed that comes from an ancient past. Many historians believe the Xolo was brought over from Asia to the New World by early explorers. The word Xoloitzcuintli was given by the Aztecs, which means the god of the father. These dogs were hugely popular…

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Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Background Info & History Unlike most breeds, the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a fairly young breed that was created in the 19th century. Many believe these dogs were crossed with Pointers, Spaniels, Setters, and Otterhounds to create the beloved Wirehaired Pointing Griffon that is known today. A man by the name of…

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Whippet

Whippet Information & History Commonly referred to as “the poor man’s greyhound”, the Whippet dog breed is an athletic breed known for their speed and agility. Although their history is uncertain, researchers have traced Whippets back to England for hundreds of years. Back in the day, this sighthound excelled at hunting rabbits and small game…

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West Highland White Terrier

West Highland White Terrier Information & History The West Highland Terrier–also known as a Westie–originated in Scotland as a hunting dog for smaller game. They come from a long line of Terriers bred to hunt foxes, badgers, and vermin (especially because of their size and agility). While there’s a lot of debate around the topic…

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Welsh Terrier

Welsh Terrier Background Information & History Although their complete history remains unclear, the Welsh Terrier originated from Wales and is one of the oldest Terrier breeds to date. This breed was once known as the Old English Terrier because they lived in many parts of England throughout the 19th century. Throughout this period, the Welsh…

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Welsh Springer Spaniel

Welsh Springer Spaniel Background Info & History Loved as a hunter and a family companion, the Welsh Springer Spaniel is a diverse breed that is loved by all. Back in the 18th century, these dogs were a popular canine for both nobility and other people with elite status until the 1800’s when they were replaced…

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Weimaraner

Weimaraner Breed Info & Background The origin of the Weimaraner breed dates all the way to early 19th century Germany. The aristocrats in the Weimar Court—what it was once referred to—hunted for both luxury and sport. In aims to develop a noble dog that was courageous and competent, intelligent and beautiful, they crossed an array…

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Vizsla

Vizsla Information & Background The Vizsla breed, named for the Hungarian word meaning “pointer”, is a hunting and sporting dog with a history that is estimated to go back 1,000 years or more. It is believed that the Vizsla’s ancestors travelled with the Magyar people as they conquered and settled what is now considered Hungary…

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Toy Fox Terrier

Toy Fox Terrier Breed Information & History The Toy Fox Terrier is known to be a jack of all trades. Throughout this breed’s history, they have successfully taken on many different roles. Whether it be hunting squirrels or starring in a show ring, these dogs could do it all. Originating in England back in the…

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Tibetan Terrier

Tibetan Terrier Background Information & History Companions for both monks and herdsmen, the Tibetan Terrier is a loyal friend and trusted protector to all. Originating high in the mountains of Tibet, this breed was raised by holy men to provided loving support as well as protection in their lamasery. Since these dogs were believed to…

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