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Breed of the Week: Bergamasco

Bergamasco Appearance: This large, heavy-boned breed stands at 22-23 inches in height and weighs anywhere from 60-85lbs with males being substantially heavier.  The defining feature of this breed is the unique tri-layer coat that forms flocks, looking much like dread locks to provide weather and environmental protection.  The unusual coat can range from light gray to a matte black but …

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Breed of the Week: Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Appearance: The Chesapeake Bay Retriever, or Chessie, was designed to be an all-purpose retriever with proficiency on land and in water. This means they are a medium sized dog standing at 21-26 inches and weighing 55-75lbs with males being substantially larger than females.  This breed has a characteristic curl to their coat which aide in water repellence ad …

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Papillon

Breed of the Week: Papillon

Papillon Appearance: The Papillon is a small, fine-boned breed that stands 8-11 inches in height with a long single coat of silky hair.  The most unique feature of this breed are the large rounded ears which give the dog the look of a butterfly or moth.  This breed requires minimal grooming and must have a white coat with colored markings. …

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Bichon

Breed of the Week: Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise Appearance: The Bichon Frise stands at 9.5-11.5 inches and can weigh anywhere from 11 to 15 lbs.  A small square dog, this breed is most often characterized by their dense white coat which requires moderate to excessive care. Most pet owners choose to keep the coat short in a puppy cut.  They have bright alert expressions with black …

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Breed of the Week: Miniature Pinscher

Miniature Pinscher Appearance: The Miniature Pinscher, or Min Pin, stands at 10-12 inches in height and weighs approximately 8-11 lbs.  This small breed is well balanced and short coated with a single layer tight coat that can be red, black and tan, or chocolate and tan, similar to the larger Doberman Pinscher.  They require minimal grooming and are generally characterized …

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Mastiff

Breed of the Week: Mastiff

Mastiff Appearance: The Mastiff, often called the English Mastiff, is a heavy boned breed that stands over 28 inches tall at the shoulder.  Large and rectangular, this breed has a tight flat coat that needs minimal care and excess skin, particularly around the neck and more prominent in males.  The Masitff can be fawn, apricot, or brindle in color and …

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Norwegian Elkhound

Breed of the Week: Norwegian Elkhound

Norwegian Elkhound Appearance: The Norwegian Elkhound stands at approximately 20 inches and weighs 45-55 lbs.  A heavy coated square breed, the Elkhound has pricked ears and a tightly curled tail accenting their alert expression.  This breed requires at least moderate grooming; though cutting the hair is not recommended, due to their dense undercoat and heavy shedding. Temperament: An active and …

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Spanish H2o Dog

Breed of the Week: Spanish Water Dog

Spanish Water Dog Appearance: The Spanish Water Dog is a medium sized dog standing at approximately 16-19 inches and weighing approximately 30-45lbs.  This breed has a characteristically single layer curly coat that was originally sheared like a sheep seasonally. The coat requires minimal to moderate care and can be a solid brown, black, beige or white, or potentially parti-colored with …

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Spinone

Breed of the Week: Spinone Italiano

Spinone Italiano Appearance: The Spinone stands at 22-27 inches and weighs approximately 65-85 lbs. The Spinone has a dense wiry coat that can be combinations of white, roan, orange, or brown and requires surprisingly limited coat care.  One of the more distinguishing features of the breed is their profuse eyebrow and beard ruff and docked tails. Temperament: The Spinone was …

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Breed of the Week: Bernese Mountain Dog

Bernese Mountain Dog Appearance: Bernese Mountain Dogs stand at 23-27 inches and weigh approximately 100lbs.  A large dog with an expansive coat, this breed is most known for its tri-color pattern and expressive eyes.  The Bernese Mountain Dog requires moderate to excessive grooming and sheds year round. Temperament: The Bernese Mountain Dog was bred to pull weight in cool climates and …

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