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

Shih-Tzu

Shih-Tzu

Shih-Tzu is a toy dog breed with Chinese origin. They were developed from the cross breeding of Pekingese and Tibetan mountain dogs. In earlier times, the Chinese royals valued the Shih-Tzu dog breed so much that they used to turn down all the offers for selling or trading these dogs. In Chinese parlance, the name

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Shiba Inu

Shiba Inu

Shiba Inu is a charming little breed of dog that is quite bold in temperament, irrespective of the small size. In fact, these bold, mischievous dogs are better off when entrusted in the hands of firm and confident owners. So, Shiba Inu is the perfect pet for you if you want a cute looking and

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Shetland Sheepdog

Shetland Sheepdog

Shetland Sheepdog is a smart and lively dog with strong herding instincts. These beautiful dogs are good at performing tricks, tracking, herding and competitive obedience. They are smaller but similar to rough coated Collies in appearance. The breed is believed to have descended from Border Collie dog breed and is also known by other names like Shetland

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Segugio Italiano

Segugio Italiano

Sealyham Terrier is a lovely and affectionate high-spirited family dog. This rare breed has a calm and cheerful personality. It was developed by Captain John Edwards in the middle of the 19th century and was named after his mansion, Sealyham that was located near the Sealy River in Pembrokeshire. The breed originated in Wales by

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Scottish Terrier

Scottish Terrier

Scottish Terrier, also known as Aberdeen Terrier or simply Scottie is a small terrier dog with a brave and playful temperament. Though, usually good around children, these dogs are still not recommended for very small children, especially when unsupervised. As the name suggests, Scottish Terrier dog breed originated in Scotland. The breed, originally used for hunting vermin

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Schipperke

Schipperke

Schipperke dogs are highly devoted and self confident small sized dogs that originated in Belgium. These mischievous, inquisitive and high spirited dogs make for exciting and entertaining companion dogs for caring and dedicated families. In earlier times, these low maintenance dogs with black hair coats were used by middle class families as vermin hunters and

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Sarplaninac

Sarplaninac

Sarplaninac is an ancient flock guarding dog that takes work quite seriously and does not trust any one completely. The breed originated in Yugoslavia; to be specific, southwest part of Srbija and the northwest part of Macedonia. The breed was named after the mountains of Shar Planina. Sarplaninac dog breed was registered with the Fédération

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Samoyed

Samoyed

Samoyed is an ancient dog breed originating in Northwest Russia and Western Siberia. The name Samoyed is derived from the nomadic Samoyed tribe of Siberia. These dogs were originally used for herding, sledding, guarding reindeer, hunting bears etc. The gentle and lovely Samoyed dogs love to play with children. These delightful dogs are highly devoted to

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Saluki

Saluki

Saluki, also known as Persian Greyhound, is an ancient sighthound. The graceful dog is characterized by immense speed, endurance and stamina. The breed is also known by other names like Gazelle Hound, Persian Sighthound, Arabian Hound, Royal Dog of Egypt etc. This member of the hound group is considered to be one of the oldest

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Saint Bernard

Saint Bernard

Saint Bernard breed dogs are large and powerful working dogs. These gentle dogs are quite tolerant of small children. Saint Bernard puppies tend to grow quite fast, especially during the first year but they are usually slow to mature. This ancient dog breed originated in Italy/Switzerland. The monks of the Alpine passes of Switzerland then

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