Non Sporting Group

Japanese Spitz

Japanese Spitz

While the Japanese Spitz is new to the dog kingdom, its ancestry dates back to thousands of years ago. Although it isn’t clear of this breed’s “true DNA,” there have been some who can reduce the possible progenitors to a few types.  Outside of Japan, the breed has just began …

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Poodle (Standard)

Poodle (Standard)

One of a kind — second most intelligent — and seventh most popular breed, it’s no wonder two hncountries contend for the Standard Poodle. Most kennels give the origins nod to Germany, but France isn’t backing down from tackling their claim. While their origins are up for debate, especially the …

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Xoloitzcuintli

Xoloitzcuintli

They are cute, they are sacred and the Xoloitzcuintli is so scrumptious that it is said people would eat them. As chilling as that may sound, it wasn’t all bad for the Xolo. As some call them, the Mexican Hairless, many consider them to be oldest dogs among us. Some …

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Tibetan Terrier

Tibetan Terrier

What’s in a dog name? Not much, that is, if you’re the Tibetan Terrier. Indeed, one of the most misleading breeds by name sake, the TT has no relation to any terrier. Much like their relative, the Tibetan Spaniel, the breed was stuck with a name that doesn’t really represent …

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Tibetan Spaniel

Tibetan Spaniel

Down on your luck? Well, it sounds like you’re in need of a Tibetan Spaniel. That’s right, the dog from the Rooftop of the world, Tibet, is said to be a symbol of good luck. This small, rather active, non sporting group has been the charm on monks for at …

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Schipperke

Schipperke

When does a dog take priority over the wife and kids? Well, according to legend, the Schipperke did. This small, high energy breed out of Belgium was always with their master centuries ago. But the dog then, has come a long way from attaching itself at the hips of a …

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Lhasa Apso

Lhasa Apso

From the spiritual confinements of Tibet comes a majestical looking, non-sporting breed, Lhasa Apso. Lhasa Apso is one of the oldest breeds with recognition. The Lhasan may appear as a cute lapdog but their role for thousands of years represents a different story. A story of alerting and guarding nobles and …

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Finnish Spitz

Finnish Spitz

The Finnish Spitz is truly a mesmerizing medium size breed out of Finland, that for centuries has been a nightmare for bird game to contend with. How so? Impressively, the breed wags their tail slowly and yodels putting the bird game into such a helpless stage of hypnosis. All without …

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Coton De Tulear

Coton De Tulear

If affection was a canine sport, the Coton De Tulear would be MVP of the league. This cotton ball of love is the true definition of a real people’s dog. Moreover, this is a breed that has always been a lapdog, from the nobles of Madagascar to Hollywood elite.  There’s …

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Chinese Shar-Pei

Chinese Shar-Pei

When it comes to distinctive characteristics and unique traits, the Chinese Shar-Pei is one breed that first comes to mind. This ancient breed from China is of medium size and a member of the Non-Sporting Group. Yet, the Shar-Pei is and always will be a guard dog that garners much …

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