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Afghan Hound

They require plenty of exercise and attentive grooming, but their docile temperaments make them quite easy to live with. Continue reading

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Airedale Terrier

From the army to the Whitehouse, Airedales are considered class-act dogs having served as watchdogs for the military and as loyal chums to past presidents. Known as the “King of Terriers,” –they’re the largest of the group–Airedales actually have a clownish disposition. They are extremely energetic and playful. Early training can minimize unwanted terrier-esque qualities… Continue reading

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Akita

As the 50th most popular dog breed according to the American Kennel Club, these pups are gaining popularity in North America Continue reading

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Alaskan Malamute

Because of their tremendous need for vigorous exercise, this stunning, wolf-like breed is best suited for people who live an active lifestyle. Couch potatoes need not apply. Size: Males: 85 lbs. Females: 75 lbs. Exercise Requirements: As an athletic breed, a LOT of daily exercise is necessary for a Malamute. Expect to spend hours every… Continue reading

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American Staffordshire Terrier

Looks can be deceiving when it comes to the American Staffordshire Terrier. They may appear angry, but these pups are actually gentle, sweet, loving and playful. Staffys will fit in with families who enjoy spending time outdoors. Couch potatoes need not apply. Size: 57-67 lbs. Exercise Requirements: American Staffordshire Terriers require long runs or walks… Continue reading

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Australian Cattle Dog

Could you survive in the Australian Outback? If not, then you probably won’t be able to keep up with these rugged superdogs. They excel at what they were bred to do, which is work tirelessly in harsh conditions. They want nothing more than a job to do and a few words of praise from their… Continue reading

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Australian Shepherd

Surprise! The Australian Shepherd is actually an American breed. These dogs were originally used on ranches in the American West and got their name from the Australian sheepherders who bred them. Aussies are perhaps best known for their pale blue eyes, their stamina and their loyalty to their families. If you have an active lifestyle,… Continue reading

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Basenji

If you’re looking for a unique breed of dog, Basenjis could be the one for you. Not only do they have a distinct appearance, but they also forgo traditional barking in favour of yodeling and howling. Wildly curious and energetic, they’ll keep you on your toes. Size: Male: 22-26 lbs.  Female: 20-25 lbs. Exercise Requirements:… Continue reading

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Basset Hound

With his nose (and two ears) to the ground, the Basset Hound is known for his ability to follow scents. When not on the trail of anything, this amiable character loves to laze around and hang out with his fellow dogs or dog parents. However, when a Basset Hound does pick up an interesting smell,… Continue reading

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Beagle

Like a human child, the Beagle is sweet and affectionate — and doesn’t always listen. Put in some time to train your Beagle and you’ll end up with a loving family member who will be (mostly) well behaved and (always) loveable. Size: 20-30 lbs. Exercise Requirements: The Beagle is active indoors and requires longish on-leash… Continue reading