Originating in the State of Chihuahua, Mexico, these tiny creatures have a history of being treated like little gods and goddesses! The only authentic "toy" breed, by that meaning nothing has been genetically tampered to achieve their minute size; most have giant egos and are legends in their own minds.
Choosing Your Puppy
Originating in England, this small to medium size dog was bred to scent track. Their nose to the ground, ears flapping and they are off and running!
In the Hound group, there are two types of Beagles. The smaller Show type is usually a bit calmer and makes a better family pet. The Field type, is larger, more high-strung and born to work.
As of 2010, for the nineteenth straight year in a row, the Labrador Retriever is the most popular breed of dog in the United States.
They originated in Newfoundland; bred specifically to help fisherman retrieve their nets from icy Canadian waters. Their willingness to please, dogged work ethic, and incredible ability to learn, even temper and loyalty soon gained them popularity with hunters and as companion dogs. Today, Labrador Retrievers are found in the Sport group. They are also commonly "employed" as search and rescue, police, military, service, therapy, detection, watchdog and guide dogs. A Lab without a job is an unhappy dog. Even the family pet, will need to be given some sort of job to be fully content.
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