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English Setter

English Setter

History The name English Setter comes from the practice of “setting”, a game bird hunting style that involves the dog stealthily...

Curly-Coated Retriever Puppies Canada

Curly-Coated Retriever

Personality Gentle and even-tempered, the Curly-Coated Retriever is also loyal and protective of his family. While he can be a bit reserved...

German Wire-Haired Pointer

German Wire-Haired Pointer

History While several types of gundog existed in late 19th century Germany, hunters wanted an even more rugged breed. It is believed that...

German Short-Haired pointer

German Short-Haired Pointer

History When game hunting was opened to the general populace in the 1800s, people wanted an all-round hunting dog that could take on any...

Wire-Haired Pointing Griffon

Wire-Haired Pointing Griffon

History Around 1870, a Dutchman named Korthals decided to create a sporting dog that could compete with English gun dogs. Beginning with...

Belgian Shepherd Puppies Canada

Belgian Shepherd Dog

Personality The hardworking Belgian Shepherd was born to serve, and loves having a purpose in life. Typically utilized by professionals for...

Bulldog Puppies Canada

Bulldog

Personality With his history as a fighting dog, the Bulldog’s kind and gentle personality might come as a surprise. He is a loving pet...

Smooth Collie

Smooth Collie

History Developed centuries ago as a herding and guarding dog, the Collie is thought to be named after the Scottish black-faced sheep he...

Irish Red and White Setter

Irish Red and White Setter

History The Setter is a specialized bird-hunting dog that flushes prey then remains still so the hunter can shoot the birds without risk of...

West Highland White Terrier

West Highland White Terrier

History One of several short-legged terriers bred in Scotland, the West Highland White Terrier, or Westie, originated some 300 years ago....

Pomeranian

Pomeranian

History The smallest Spitz-type breed and a descendant of sled dogs of Iceland and Lapland, the German Zwergspitz, or Pomeranian as we know...

Airedale Terrier Puppies Canada

Airedale Terrier

Personality An intelligent and brave dog, Airedales have big personalities and huge hearts. While they can be aloof with other dogs and...

Bernese Mountain Dog Puppies Canada

Bernese Mountain Dog

Personality A very loyal dog, the Bernese Mountain Dog is an even-tempered fellow who makes an excellent family dog. He is a good watchdog...

Bullmastiff Puppies Canada

Bullmastiff

Personality The Bullmastiff is still used as a guard dog and family pet. His highly stable temperament and ability to tolerate discomfort...

Coton de Tulear Puppies Canada

Coton de Tulear

Personality Adorable and affectionate, the Coton de Tulear makes a wonderful family pet. He is sociable and gets along well with children...

Irish Setter Breed Description

Irish Setter

History The origin of the Irish Setter is uncertain. As the breed gained popularity in the early 19th century, Irish Setters came in...

Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever

History In the mid 1800s, the English preferred black Retrievers, but Sir Dudley Majoribanks (Lord Tweedmouth) decided to develop a golden...

Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier

Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier

History As Ireland’s poor man’s hunting dog, the Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier was an effective ratter, herder, hunter and watch...

Maltese

Maltese

History The Maltese is believed to be the oldest European Toy breed. Whether the name comes from the Island of Malta, or the Sicilian town...

Akita Puppies Canada

Akita

Personality The Akita is dignified, fearless and very loyal to his owner. He likes to dominate other dogs and is reserved with people he...

Bichon Frise Puppies Canada

Bichon Frise

Personality A bubbly and happy dog, the Bichon Frise is a delightful companion to have around the house. He is quite attached to his owner,...

Cairn Terrier Puppies Canada

Cairn Terrier

Personality Like most terriers, the Cairn Terrier is an active dog, full of joie de vivre. He loves to play outside, and can be a bit of a...

Miniature Long-Haired Dachshund Breed Description

Miniature Long-Haired Dachshund

History A German breed, the Dachshund was bred to be a hunter followed on foot by his handler. The long sleek profile typical of the breed...

Flat Coated Retriever Breed Description

Flat Coated Retriever

History In the mid to late 1800s, S.E. Shirley produced a close-working gun dog he called the Flat Coated Retriever. Crossed from a variety...

Miniature Australian Shepherd Breed Description

Miniature Australian Shepherd

History Australian Shepherds are not truly native to Australia, but when Basque shepherds immigrated there they brought their Pyrenean...

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

History Bred specifically to look like and imitate foxes, the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever came from a combination of breeds...

Whippet

Whippet

History Also known as the “poor man’s racehorse”, the Whippet’s origins stem from the sport of setting...

Alaskan Malamute Puppies Canada

Alaskan Malamute

Personality It’s speculated that the humane care typically given to the Alaskan Malamute has given him a better temperament than some...

Canaan Dog Puppies Canada

Canaan Dog

Personality Highly intelligent and trainable, the Canaan Dog is quite versatile to different situations. Because of his long history as a...

Miniature Smooth-Haired Dachshund

Miniature Smooth Dachshund

History All Dachshunds originated in Germany, where they were used as go-to-ground hunting hounds. Different sizes specialized in different...

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