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Dog Breeds from A to Z, Cat, and Pet Care Tips

Maltese

Maltese

Maltese is a cute and adorable breed with a luxurious and silky hair coat. These bright and cheerful small dogs are quite easy to carry. They are usually gentle towards children and can become best buddies of older children in no time. This toy breed is often associated with regality as well. This dog breed

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Lurcher

Lurcher

Lurcher is a playful, affectionate and agile dog that is derived from sighthound crosses. The name Lurcher is derived from ancient Romani language words “lur” meaning thief and “cur” meaning mixed breed of dog. Lurcher breed dogs were originally developed in Ireland and Great Britain during the late 1600s by Romany Gypsies when common people

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Lowchen

Lowchen

Lowchen, also known as Little Lion because of lion trim look, is a lively, cheerful and inquisitive dog that is considered as a highly devoted companion dog. The breed is believed to have originated in Germany during 1500s. However, some believe that the breed originated in Belgium and France. Earlier, these dogs were quite popular

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Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog

Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog

Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog, also referred to as Catahoula Leopard Hound, Catahoula Hound or Catahoula Hog Dog, is a cur-type dog that originated in Louisiana, United States and was primarily used for hunting deer, squirrels, black bears, mountain lions, wild boars and other such animals. These medium to large-sized dogs were also used for herding

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Leonberger

Leonberger

Leonberger dogs are large sized lively dogs. These dogs with thick manes and tawny colors were specifically bred as ‘symbolic dogs’ to resemble lions in appearance. In earlier times, these regal dogs were proudly owned by royal families. The breed was originally developed in the Leonberger city of Germany by crossing Newfoundland, Great Pyrenees and St. Bernard dog breeds. Apart

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Landseer

Landseer

Landseer is hard working and affectionate large sized dog. The breed was developed in Germany and Switzerland to assist fishermen for towing nets to the shore. These dogs were depicted in paintings by Sir Edwin Landseer around 1838 and were hence named Landseer dogs. Appearance-wise, they are quite similar to Newfoundland dogs. In fact, they

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Lancashire Heeler

Lancashire Heeler

Lancashire Heeler is an active and friendly dog with strong herding instincts. This small working breed originated in England and was used for herding cattle, goats and horses. They were also used for hunting rabbits and vermin. These dogs are believed to have originated in the mid 1600s. They were on the verge of extinction

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Lagotto Romagnolo

Lagotto Romagnolo

Lagotto Romagnolo is a small to medium sized dog that was originally developed in the marshlands of northeast Italy. Certain other names for this breed are Romagna Water Dog, Water Dog of Romagnolo, Truffle Dog etc. Lagotto Romagnolo dog breed is believed to be the ancestor of all the water dog breeds. They were initially bred

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Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular breed of dogs. They are fairly good with small children as they tend to tolerate their mischievous activities quite well. These medium to large sized dogs love to spend their time playing in water. The breed is found to have been originated in Newfoundland, Canada and descended

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Labradoodle

Labradoodle

Labradoodle is a mixed breed developed by the cross breeding of a Labrador Retriever and a Poodle. This breed was originally developed in Australia as a guide dog in order to help and assist a blind lady who needed a hypoallergic dogs. These dogs are highly energetic and hence require active owners. A Labradoodle breed dog is

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