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Cartoon Reality: How Snoopy Is Like A Real Beagle

Marmaduke, Garfield, Heathcliff, Scooby Doo and (of course) Snoopy…there’s a seemingly endless list of cartoon animals who have human or semi-human characteristics but, in reality, demonstrate characteristics of the very animal type they are a caricature of. What’s fun about these characters is that they are basically exaggerations of those characteristics of their animal type and/or breed.  With that in mind, here are 3 ways that the beloved Peanuts character Snoopy is actually like a real beagle: 1.  Beagles are […]

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The Golden Retriever: Not Just Any Dog

At first glance, golden retrievers seem like an all-around reliable choice for a dog in your home, but in fact, they are just as unique, as special, and as needy as any other pet. They have their own particular set of quirks and problems, as well as strengths and virtues, that you will have to account for going forward in your life. Some families think that by selecting a golden retriever they are basically done with having to deal with […]

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The Friendly and Fun Malamute

The Alaskan Malamute is about as close to a wolf as many of us will get as far as dog breeds are concerned. They aren’t actually wolves, of course, but they bear a slight resemblance, and they certainly have the strength and endurance that we typically associate with a wolf; however, a Malamute is most definitely a domestic breed, and one of the finest you can choose as well. Traditionally, we think of the Malamute as a sled dog, but […]

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Choosing a Friend: The Westie

The Westie, whose actual name is the West Highland White Terrier, is a beautiful and brilliantly friendly breed that is enjoyable in any home. These days, we end up seeing a number of Westies in homes across America, and it’s no wonder; the Westie offers quite a bit to its owner that many other breeds don’t. However, there are many responsibilities that come with owning a Westie, just as there are with owning any dog breed, or, in fact, any […]

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The Australian Shepherd: A No Nonsense Helper and Companion

The Australian Shepherd is one of those breeds of shepherd dogs that people just absolutely love, and if this is a breed you are considering for your family, then you are in for quite a treat. Of course you want to ensure that you are choosing the right breed for you and your family when choosing a dog, so it’s important that you identify both the strengths and the needs of each breed that you are considering. In the case […]

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A Friend and Companion in the German Shepherd

Few breeds offer so much as the German Shepherd, with German Shepherd puppies quickly becoming the puppy-of-choice for many. Sure, there are the scrappy lap dogs and the super-friendly labs and the tough-looking bulldogs, but few are quite as majestic, as powerful, as obedient, as intelligent, and as strong as the German Shepherd dog. That’s why so many people are choosing this world-renowned breed as the friend, companion, and guardian of their home, in addition to their role as a […]

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Why Border Collies Are Everywhere!

Of the breeds that you can choose to serve as your friend and companion, the Border Collie is certainly one of the most intelligent, loyal, fast-learning, and gentle breeds you can choose. When selecting a dog, there are many qualities that you will want to consider, but ultimately the Border Collie offers pretty much everything that you would really want. The Border Collie, formerly known as the Scotch Sheep Dog, were originally shepherd dogs that were used to herd flocks […]

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The Most British of Bulldogs

It’s the dogs we see on film and television, the ones that have distinctive and iconic looks to them, that we most often end up adopting. It’s kind of a self-sustaining loop: with everyone choosing those breeds, they become more ubiquitous, and thus more people see them and choose those breeds for themselves, and so on, forever and ever! Well, maybe not forever, but at the very least many breeds experience bouts of popularity that lead to quite a bit […]

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Japanese Chins: The Tiny Dog with Lots of Heart

You have a countless number of breeds to choose from when selecting the dog that will be your companion for years, even decades, to come. The breed you select is actually one of the primary elements that will shape your relationship with that dog; each breed has its own set of needs, strengths, and idiosyncrasies that you should be prepared to deal with. The Japanese Chin of Yesteryear These are not merely stereotypes that you’ve only seen in the occasional […]

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Funny Looking and Always Friendly: The Basset Hound

Iconic breeds are, of course, the most-adopted breeds around, but that isn’t always the right choice for you and your family. You may have seen a particular breed on television, but that tells you little about how they actually are as well as what it would be like to live with that breed for years, even decades, to come. Consequently, investigating these popular breeds before adopting is critical to your happiness – and theirs! Take the Basset Hound for example; […]

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