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    Country Of Orgin USA/Alaska Group Working Life Span 10 to 14 years Color Various shades of gray and black, always with white on underbodies, parts of legs, feet and face. The markings on the face should be cap- or masklike. The only solid color allowed is white. Blue eyes are a...
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    Introduction Silky tresses flowing, the Afghan Hound in America is a high society dog, at home with Rolls Royces, fashionable furs, cashmere sweaters, and Cartier jewelry. Far-removed from his birth in rugged Afghanistan, the dog brings a regal appearance and attitude to every space he...
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    Introduction For connoisseurs of uncommon canines, there's no dog more fascinating than the Chinese Shar-Pei. The wrinkled pups look like they are enfolded in bristly blankets, and the hippo-faced adults are unique in the canine world. Their history matches their singular appearance -- the...
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    Introduction Known worldwide as "the dog that rescues people," the St. Bernard is much loved as a gentle family companion, perhaps somewhat clumsy in the confines of a suburban home, but with a big heart and friendly demeanor that reflects his origin as a hospice dog in the Swiss Alps. The St...
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    Introduction In ancient times, as the population of the Iranian plateau increased, stronger tribes drove weaker ones into the wilderness, and eventually, the Samoyed people wound up in Siberia. A gentle, nomadic tribe of family groups, they were accompanied everywhere by their dogs. The Samoyed...
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    Introduction Slender legs reaching, stretching, consuming the ground, then, almost quicker than the eye could see, gathering and stretching again, the Greyhound streaked past, lost in the sheer joy of physical exertion. Around and around the yard he went until his need was satisfied, then he...
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    Introduction Buried deep in Irish folklore along with tales of leprechauns and the blarney stone is the history of the Irish terrier breeds that worked side by side with farmers. These adaptable dogs hunted rats, foxes, and badgers that ate grains, chickens, and eggs; protected people and...
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    Introduction The mysterious Orient has given the Western World a multitude of dog breeds from rare Tibetan Mastiffs to popular Chow Chows, from silky Lhasa Apsos and Shih Tzus to loyal and courageous Akitas and Shiba Inus. The most endearing of these favors from the Far East may be the Pug Dog...
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    Introduction What do the US Marines, Yale University, University of Georgia and England have in common? They are tied together by the choice of a symbol to represent a tough and tenacious character — the mug-ugly Bulldog. The Bulldog is a study in contrasts. Born in Britain but descended from...
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    INTRODUCING THE ROTTWEILER The Rottweiler is a robust, powerful and loyal breed with pronounced protective instincts. He is an outstanding companion and guard but ownership of a Rottweiler carries much greater than average legal and moral responsibilities, due to traits possessed by this breed...
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