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Breed of the Week: Rhodesian Ridgeback

Rhodesian Ridgeback Appearance: Ridgebacks stand at 24-27 inches in height and weigh approximately 70-85lbs. The most distinctive physical feature of this breed is the ridge of hair that grows in the opposite direction down their back, giving them the name “Ridgeback.” While a percentage of purebred Ridgebacks aren’t born with ridges at all, this is still the clearly defining look …

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Breed of the Week: Vizsla

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Vizsla Appearance: The Vizsla is a medium-sized hunting breed ranging from 21 to 24 inches in height. With a tight, short coat of reddish hue, this breed requires minimal grooming and most often has a tail docked to approximately 1/3 its natural length. The Vizsla has tight webbed feet and has relatively long limbs with a very lean body to …

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Breed of the Week: Maltese

Maltese Appearance: The Maltese is a diminutive dog weighing 4-7lbs. Most notable is the Maltese‚Äôs long white coat, black nose and eyelids. They require extreme grooming and coat care if left long or in show cut, but most owners keep their companions short all over for easier maintenance. Temperament: The Maltese is a toy breed with a bright and playful …

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Breed of the Week: Boxer

Boxer Appearance: The Boxer stands at 21-25 inches and weighs approximately 55-70lbs with males being substantially larger than females. The Boxer is a square dog with a short back and tight dense coat. They require minimal grooming, though ears and wrinkles should be checked frequently. Like many bully breeds, the Boxer has a shortened muzzle and broad skull and comes …

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Breed of the Week: German Shorthaired Pointer

German Shorthaired Pointer Appearance: The German Shorthaired Pointer (GSP) stands at 21-25 inches and weighs approximately 45-70lbs with males being substantially larger than females. The GSP has a short, dense coat with patterns usually of liver and white. Any other color such as red or black can occur naturally but is penalized in show sport and generally not preferred by …

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Breed of the Week: Bloodhound

Bloodhound Appearance: Standing at 24 – 26 inches in height, Bloodhounds average 100lbs in weight and are known for their loose skin and wrinkles. Grooming is moderate- mostly due to their ears wrinkles, though they are not heavy shedding dogs. Overall a Bloodhound should look thick and well-proportioned with long ears and large feet. Black and tan, liver and tan, …

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Breed of the Week: Borzoi

Borzoi Appearance: Borzoi are a minimum of 26 inches at the shoulder and can weigh up to 105lbs. Large and impressive looking, they are actually a light sprinting breed meant to course after game by sight rather than smell. They have an elongated muzzle that transitions smoothly towards the skull with almost not defined stop. The longer silky coat of …

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Breed of the Week: Dachshund

Dachshund Appearance: Dachshunds come in two sizes and three coat types, giving this short dog quite a varied appearance. Miniature Dachshunds weigh under 11lbs while standard Dachshunds weigh between 16 and 32lbs. The coat can be smooth and short, long and silky, or wiry and they can also be of almost any color with solids and pointed (like a Doberman) …

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Breed of the Week: Bullmastiff

Bullmastiff Appearance: Bullmastiffs generally range from 24 to 27 inches at the shoulder and weigh anywhere between 100 to 130 pounds, though many exceed these limits. Bullmastiffs come in three basic colors: fawn, red and brindle. They have a short, smooth coat and black mask around their face. With a shortened muzzle and deep chest, they are an impressive breed. …

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Breed of the Week: German Shepherd

German Shepherd Appearance: The German Shepherd is a strong, versatile breed measuring approximately 22 to 26 inches in height and weighing anywhere fro, 45 to 80 pounds. Male German Shepherds are also significantly larger than females. They have a thick, double coat with a more coarse outer layer and a dense undercoat that requires moderate brushing or grooming. German Shepherds …

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