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Great Dane Dog Breed Information

All About Great Dane Dogs and Puppies

With a big heart to match it’s majestic size, the Great Dane is a loyal, intelligent and trustworthy companion whose size alone is enough to scare off intruders. Nicknamed “the Apollo of Dogs” because of it’s incredible good looks and noble stature, the Great Dane originated in Germany where it is known as “Deutsche Dogge” (German Hound) or German Mastiff. It was originally used to hunt big game (wild boars), as a patrol dog and as a war dog. Great Danes stand 30 inches or more at the shoulder (females slightly less). The short, smooth coat comes in brindle, fawn, blue, black or patches of black with white (Harlequin), and is easily cared for with a good weekly brushing. Friendly and dependable, the Great Dane makes an exceptional family dog. These gentle giants love human attention and are well-suited to country or city living, provided that you have a large house with a yard. Great Danes adore children, but should be supervised in case they inadvertently knock over or step on a toddler. These dogs need special attention and nutrition as they mature to help them reach their full potential. They enjoy a good daily run, but should not be exercised immediately after they eat. Great Danes make exceptional watch dogs.

Great Danes are magnificent dogs, huge in size, elegant and powerful. Often called the “gentle giant” of dog breeds, Great Danes are characteristically friendly dogs, spirited and courageous, dependable, and devoted to their owners.

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Irish Setter Dog Breed Information

All About Irish Setter Dogs and Puppies

Are you looking for a large, exuberant dog that will bring a lot of love and endless energy into your home? If so, an Irish Setter might be the perfect choice for you. In addition to being among the most strikingly beautiful of all breeds of dog, Irish Setters can make terrific pets for active families of all sizes.

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Shih Tzu Dog Breed Information

All About Shih-Tzu Dogs and Puppies

One of the loveable dust mops of the canine world, the Shih Tzu’s sweet face and gentle, loving disposition has made him, not only a favorite pampered pet, but a helpful therapy dog. Additionally, this surprising little dog does extremely well in both obedience and agility courses, and loves an active lifestyle. A top choice with the elderly, the Shih Tzu is more than happy to travel with the retiree throughout their golden years, soaking up the sun and seeing the world with a happily wagging tail.

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Weimaraner Dogs

All About Weimaraner Dogs and Puppies

To the untrained eye, the Weimaraner is wrapped in silvery velvet. His lustrous coat and dignified expression hint at his noble lineage. The Weimaraner is a recent breed from strictly guarded German stock. He was bred for a life of undiluted comfort, both while working as a hunter dog and while relaxing in the comfort of his owner’s home.

Since his arrival in North America in the early 1900’s the Weimaraner has made a name for himself as an affectionate and energetic breed. His popularity as a companion dog continues to grow in North America and throughout Europe.

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Samoyed Dog Breed Information

All About Samoyed Dogs and Puppies

The Samoyed is a spectacular working dog of ancient stock. Originally domesticated and used by Siberian nomads, the Samoyed has worked on all continents, including the Antarctic’s extreme climate. He has forged his way through the most inhospitable terrains and climates and has emerged as a beloved family pet.

With his roots in northern Siberia, the Samoyed is often pure white with glistening silver tips. Some Samoyed are cream and biscuit, but none are darker. His thick, lustrous coat and fetching smile can warm even the coldest heart and even the bed it sleeps in!

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Dachshund Dog Breed Information Profile

All About Dachshund Dogs and Puppies

This is a general dog breed description of the Dachshund. Individual dogs within a breed may vary in appearance, temperament, and behavior.

Often called “weiner dogs,” Dachshunds are spirited little dogs with long bodies and short legs. Dachshunds are an ancient breed, although the modern versions are of German origin. They were prized by royal courts throughout Europe for their ability to hunt, chase and flush badger and other burrowing animals. These small, fearless dogs have been known to take on larger animals, like foxes, as well.

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Rottweiler Dog Breed Info

All About Rottweiler Dogs and Puppies

The Rottweiler is a very robust and beautiful dog. Powerful and fiercely loyal, they are believed to have ties back to the ancient Romans, where their ancestors helped to drive cattle on the long war marches. Today’s Rottweiler no longer drives cattle, but has instead become a favored companion animal, particularly in the United States. Owning a Rottweiler requires a great commitment and a lot of responsibility, however, and it’s important to research this breed, and your individual dog, very carefully.

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Poodle

All About Poodle Dogs and Puppies

The Poodle is perhaps one of the most easily recognized breeds of dog in the world. Known for his unique coat (and the styles in which he is clipped), superior intelligence and for the ease in which he learns new tricks, it’s no wonder why this dog has captivated people for centuries. While commonly mistaken to be a silly dog, due to the frou-frou styles in which his coat is often trimmed, few who have had the luxury of meeting a Poodle mistake him for a frivolous pet for long.

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Boxer Dogs

All About Boxer Dogs and Puppies

The Boxer is an energetic, fun loving dog whose ancestors are German mastiff-type dogs, the Bullenbeiszer and Barenbeiszer. The dogs were bred indiscriminately. Over time, the Bullenbeiszer became smaller and was called the Brabanter. These strong and agile dogs were used by the elite for hunting wild boar, deer and bear. The dogs’ ears were cropped to avoid being injured by the game animals. Their strong jaws enabled them to seize and hold the prey for the hunter, while his recessed nose allowed him to breathe.

In about 1830 the Brabanter was bred with the English Bulldog ancestor. These dogs were white in color and often used by cattle dealers to round up livestock. Because of their ability to learn tricks easily, and their clownish nature, they were also popular circus dogs.

By the early 1900’s the Boxer was well established in North America and was soon recognized by the American Kennel Club. Since that time, the handsome Boxer has grown steadily in popularity to become one of the most widely adopted pets in America.

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