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Pumi, American Hairless Terrier and Sloughi - Westminster Kennel Club

3 New Breeds to Compete in 2017 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

This year, three newly eligible dog breeds will join the club to compete at the biggest dog show in America – the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show! Before they hit the stage, we’ve gathered some fun facts about each of the unique new breeds. Enjoy, and good luck to all the dogs competing at Madison Square Garden in New York City! Read post »

Irish dog breeds

The Dogs of Ireland

With today being St. Patrick’s Day, plenty of people are embracing their inner Irish, regardless of whether they can actually trace their ancestry back to the Emerald Isle. The dogs in this post, however, are Irish through and through, and many proudly bear names that reveal their Celtic roots. So put on your green, sit back, and read all about the dogs of Ireland. Sláinte!
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Poodle images via Flickr

Poodles: Getting Past the Poof

To many people, the word “poodle” conjures up images of a posh, pampered, Park Avenue pet with bows in its hair and bling on its neck; a dog that is suited for little more than lounging on a chaise or walking the urban runways with its equally posh owner. This image couldn’t be further from the truth; in reality, poodles are highly intelligent, determined, athletic dogs that love the water and love hunting – two things you most definitely WON’T find on Park Ave!
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Shepherd in agility tunnel obstacle

All About Agility

Last week we gave you some suggestions to help your dog further his intellectual pursuits. But like many people, some dogs are scholars AND athletes. If this sounds like your pup, we’ve got just the thing for you. It’s called Agility, and it’s sweeping the nation. In fact, you may have even seen some agility trials on TV! Combining solid training, discipline, and athleticism, agility training helps a dog develop and maintain his fitness, versatility, and attention and obedience to his owner/handler. It also provides him with an outlet for his extra energy, and is a great way to strengthen the bond between you and your dog.
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