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Mutt

Mutt

Overview Choosing a mutt is a lot like dating: you may meet a few dogs that seem interesting, and then fall in love with one for reasons that make sense only to you. (Choosing a purebred, on the other hand, ...

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West Highland White Terrier

West Highland White Terrier

BACKGROUND The West Highland White Terrier or “Westie” as they are affectionately known, is a member of the small group of Scottish National Breeds that includes the Scottish Terrier and also the Cairn, from which the Westie originated. Until the ...

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Welsh Corgi

Welsh Corgi

BACKGROUND The Pembroke Corgi originated from the hardy, bob-tailed cattle dogs of the Pembrokeshire area in Wales. Due to being chosen as a pet by the British Royal Family in 1935, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is now one of the ...

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Whippet

Whippet

BACKGROUND Man has used dogs to help him hunt for centuries and different types of hounds have evolved to deal with the various prey. Larger, heavier hounds would have been needed to deal with wolves and wild boar, but in ...

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Tibetan Spaniel

Tibetan Spaniel

BACKGROUND The Tibetan Spaniel is a most charming and highly intelligent little dog which originated in the Himalayan mountains of Tibet. As a breed, it has been known for more than 2000 years, and was bred and owned by the ...

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Tibetan Terrier

Tibetan Terrier

BACKGROUND Bred in the mountainous terrain of Tibet, this ancient breed of dog was originally used for herding flocks of goats and sheep. This sturdy animal was bred to survive the harsh climatic conditions of their homeland which can vary ...

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Tenterfield Terrier

Tenterfield Terrier

BACKGROUND The Tenterfield Terrier originated in England after local fox hunters developed a need for a small, agile dog that was capable of chasing vermin from their dens. The early settlers to Australia brought out the Tenterfield Terrier as a ...

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Swedish Vallhund

Swedish Vallhund

BACKGROUND The Swedish Vallhund dates back to 8th Century Sweden where the breed was utilised as farm dogs, primarily for herding cattle. The Swedish Vallhund is known in its native land as Vastgotaspets, which means Spitz of the West Goths. ...

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Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

BACKGROUND The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is thought to be the traditional Irish farm dog. It was the poorer folk’s dog; large enough to enforce its presence but not so large that it was expensive to keep. It was bred ...

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Shetland Sheepdog

Shetland Sheepdog

BACKGROUND The Shetland Sheep dog, or “Sheltie” as it is affectionately known, originated from the Shetland Islands where it was used by crofters as a sheep dog. Few Shelties are used today for their original purpose as sheep dogs, but ...

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