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Standard Schnauzer

Standard Schnauzer

[tps_footer][/tps_footer] Move over Tom Selleck and Rollie Fingers, there’s a new moustache in town — The Standard Schnauzer. Meet the German snout. This hairy, medium size, versatile working breed needs no help filling out their resume. A farm dog from the Middle Ages, the Standard Schnauzer is also the progenitor …

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Samoyed

Samoyed

It’s not the American Eskimo Dog you’re seeing, rather, this member of the Spitz family is the Samoyed. From the Akita to the Alaskan Malamute, meet one of the oldest living breeds on the planet. Straight from the Siberian struggle, this old reindeer hunter and protector has become one of …

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Portuguese Water Dog

Portuguese Water Dog

If swimming and owning a dog is on your list, then the Portuguese Water Dog is the breed you’ve been looking for. This medium size, highly energetic breed is the perfect mate for the lake. Aside from their love and passion for water, the Dog of Water has been winning …

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Newfoundland

Newfoundland

Big, bold, and sweet, this workaholic breed isn’t just a seaside helper, nope, the Newfoundland is also quite the hero. With so many legends and stories maintaining this breed’s heroic legacy, it’s no wonder this large breed falls into the top 40 most popular American dogs. They shed, they drool, …

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Kuvasz

Kuvasz

The Kuvasz is so loyal that a 15th century King put more trust into this large breed than his guards. For many years, in fact, the breed was only a protector of the noble class. Moreover, Kuvaszok have always been watch or guard dogs, whether it be for farms or …

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Komondor

Komondor

At first glance, you may be wondering how a dog got its paws on a mop. But its no prop dog, it’s the Komondor, a unique large size working breed. Moreover, your eyes aren’t deceiving you, those ancient dreadlocks have been guarding flocks for centuries. With their ostentatious coat, and …

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Giant Schnauzer

Giant Schnauzer

If you enjoy the Standard, and like the Mini, well, you’re sure to love the Giant Schnauzer. While the breed is different from the other two, all three come from the same region. This large and powerful drover has become more visible since the 1960’s. And with their sheer strength …

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German Pinscher

German Pinscher

Just what exactly is that elegant and strong looking medium size breed with that black coat and tan markings? If you’re guessing the Doberman, strike 1 looking. If your next guess is the Miniature Pinscher, strike two swinging. Before you strike out, that breed is none other than the German …

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Chinook

Chinook

When it comes to the ultimate sledding dog, the breed, Chinook, should be in that discussion. This high energy dog from the Working Group was a key figure in the Byrd expedition to Antarctica. While the breed continues to grow in popularity, it’s hard to believe the Chinook nearly became …

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Bullmastiff

Bullmastiff

If you were thinking about poaching in England during the 19th century, think again. Chances are you would meet the wrath of a Bullmastiff.  While those days are mostly over, the Bullmastiff is still a viable resource. In fact, their compact body and broad muzzles still serve them right as …

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