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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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Puggle

Puggle Background & History The Puggle is a hybrid breed that combines traits from the Pug and Beagle. Originating in the 1980’s in the United States, Puggle breeders hoped to combine the Pug’s affectionate and loving personality with the Beagle’s longer snout, longer ears, and curious demeanor. One distinguishing characteristic of hybrid breeds is their…

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Pug

Pug History & Background Pugs originated in China, dating back to 206 B.C. with the Han Dynasty. They were adored by Chinese emperors and often had their own soldiers to protect them. They lived a life of luxury. Starting in the 1500s, China began trading with European countries. The Dutch brought Pugs back with them,…

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Portuguese Water Dog

Portuguese Water Dog Background & History The Portuguese Water Dog is an ancient breed that has existed along the coasts of Portugal for millennia. Like many ancient breeds, the exact roots of the Portuguese Water Dog have been lost in time. What is known is that a breed referred to as a “water dog” was…

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Swedish Vallhund

Swedish Vallhund Background Information & History A champion on the farm as well as in the show ring, the Swedish Vallhund is a versatile dog that can handle any task. Known for herding as well as hunting, these dogs served as an excellent ranch hand throughout Scandinavia for many centuries. For most of their existence,…

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Sussex Spaniel

Sussex Spaniel Background Information & History The affectionate and calm Sussex Spaniel is a true hunter as well as a family companion. Originating from England back in the 19th century, these canines excelled both in the show ring as well as the hunting ground. Unfortunately, during World War II, these dogs almost became extinct, however,…

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Standard Schnauzer

Standard Schnauzer Background Information & History Originating in Germany around the 16th century, the Standard Schnauzer is an intelligent, medium-sized dog breed with a gentle heart. Back in the day, the Standard Schnauzer was known for their excellent hunting skillings while also serving as a trusted guard dog of the family. Whether it was killing…

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Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Background Info & History Originally from England, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier breed has been popular for centuries. In their earlier years, these dogs were forced to participate in the cruel sport of bear and bull-baiting. Finally, in 1835, this practice was banned and was replaced with dog fighting. Bulldogs were then bred…

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