November 24, 2017

Breed Profile: Siberian Husky

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One of the oldest breed of dogs in the world, Siberian Huskies originate from Siberia, where they were bred to pull heavy loads across harsh, freezing conditions. Once they made it to Alaska during the Gold Nome Rush, Huskies became famous for their dog sledding abilities, but did you know that their outgoing and gentle [...]

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Breed Profile: Puggle

So what do you get when you cross a Pug with a Beagle? Why, a Puggle of course! These adorable wrinkled hounds are a “designer” breed of dog that were first bred in the 1980’s when dog breeder Wallace Haven bred a male Pug with a female Beagle. They are currently the most popular crossbreed [...]

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Breed Profile: Great Dane

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Known as the “Apollo of all dogs,” Great Danes are a very old breed dating back to the ancient Egyptians and Chinese. Drawings of dogs resembling the Great Dane appear on Egyptian monuments and currency from 3000 B.C., and descriptions a similar dog can be found in Chinese literature from 1121 B.C.  With their huge [...]

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Breed Profile: Boston Terrier

By Alisha Corsi With their refined personalities and dapper tuxedo markings, Boston Terriers are known as the “American Gentlemen” of dog breeds. Originating in the stables of Boston (where else would they?), Boston Terriers were the first US breed to be recognized by the American Kennel Club, making them the all-American dog! Physical Traits Size [...]

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Breed Profile: American Cocker Spaniel

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By Lauren Tharpe With their ever-wagging tails and bubbly personalities, it’s no wonder that the American Cocker Spaniel has held the title of America’s most popular breed for a total of 18 years! Their love for people and animals has endeared them to several presidents, including Richard Nixon (who could forget his famous “Checkers Speech”), [...]

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Meet Ezra

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Everyone loves a good “rags to riches” story, especially when it has to do with dogs like we do here at NewYorkCityDog.org. Well today, we have one of those stories for you. You yourself can even be the hero of the story! It all begins with our adoptable dog of the week, Ezra. You see, [...]

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Breed Profile: German Shepherd

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by Lauren R. Tharp The fourth most popular breed in the United States, the German Shepherd has long been known for its heroic exploits and loyalty as a family pet.  First recognized by the AKC in 1908, the German Shepherd is the leading police, military, and guard dog breed in the world…and is also known [...]

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Breed Profile: Golden Retriever

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By Lauren R. Tharp The second most popular dog in the United States (according to AKC registration records), the Golden Retriever originated as a hunting dog, roaming the Scottish Highlands, in the late 1800s. Now known for being excellent guide dogs and search and rescue dogs, the Golden Retriever was officially recognized as a breed [...]

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Breed Profile: Beagle

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Beagle Profile by Lauren R. Tharp The Beagle: Number Five with the AKC, but Number One in Our Hearts! What do Shiloh, Snoopy, and Underdog all have in common?  They’re all Beagles!  It would be insulting to claim that a Beagle “ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog” but they are in the Hound Family.  The [...]

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