Meet the Breed: The Anatolian Shepherd Dog

Anatolian_Coban_Kopegi_fawn_black_maskThe Anatolian Shepherd Dog is an imposing dog traditionally used for guarding flocks, though are not herding dogs. This ancient breed originates from Anatolia which, in modern times, is Turkey. Read on to see how this dog is a surprising partner in big cat conservation, and to determine if this breed might be for you. Continue reading

Meet the Breed: The American Water Spaniel

American Water SpanielOne of the perks of working with BaxterBoo.com is the fact that I get to educate myself about rare breeds I might not otherwise know about. The American Water Spaniel is a breed worth exploring, as you will soon find out!

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Meet the Breed: The American Staffordshire Terrier

A It’s a bit confusing to understand the differences between the AKC-recognized American Staffordshire Terrier and the American Pitbull Terrier.  Indeed, some breed registries consider the American Staffordshire Terrier and the American Pitbull Terrier the same breed, while others give them a separate designation with one being bred for the show ring, and the other with a history of being bred for pit fighting.

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Meet the Breed: The American Eskimo Dog

764px-American_Eskimo_DogThe American Eskimo is a strikingly beautiful dog both for it’s appearance and lively personality. Made popular as a circus dog in the 1930s and 40s, this dog excels as a performer in a family setting or in agility training.

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Meet the Breed: The Alaskan Malamute

Alaskanmalamute0bThe Alaskan Malamute is a large dog breed originally bred for use as a working dog including as a sled dog.  They are sometimes mistaken for a Siberian Husky due to color and markings, but in fact are quite different in many ways including size, structure and personality.

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