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Hounds With a History: Earliest Dog Breeds

Dogs have been around for tens of thousands of years and have served humans in a variety of ways. From hunting and tracking to lounging on the couch, some of the breeds we’ve come to know and love existed long before even our oldest ancestors. Here are some of the oldest breeds that still exist today.

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4 Adorable Facts About Labrador Retriever Puppies

In order of working intelligence the following dogs are smart: the Border Collie, Poodle, German Shepherd,and Doberman. Where does the Labrador Retriever rank?

15 Pictures of Loyal and Affectionate Rottweiler Puppies

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Rottweilers are the Renaissance men of the dog world and act with great alertness and self-assuredness. These working dogs and have developed many talents over the centuries. Gush at 15 cute photos of these gentle giants, understand their history, and learn to pick the right Rottie for you. 

5 Smallest Dog Breeds That Will Make You Say Aw

Interest in small dogs is on the rise. Discover amazing facts about Papillons, Toy Poodles, Pomeranians, Yorkshire Terriers, and Chihuahuas today.

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10 Insanely Cool Facts About German Shepherds

German Shepherds are amazing. They watch TV, have a history of heroism, and have been in the Guinness Book of World Records. Discover 10 interesting details about German Shepherds you never knew.

5 Puppies That Won't Get Big

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If you’ve got a soft spot for little dogs and want a pooch that’s easy walk and take places, explore these 5 breed recommendations.

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The UP200 & Midnight Run Sled Dog Race

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Last year I witnessed the celebratory start of the Iditarod in Anchorage, Alaska and while it was pretty cool, it only whetted my curiousity of the sport that is dog sled racing. Having my interest piqued I was delighted to find, a year later, that there was a legit dog sled race in Michigan just eight hours from where I live. 

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The Dogs of the Iditarod

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When you think of Alaska you think of bush planes, grizzly bears, snow, igloos, and a blue eyed Husky standing alert in front of a sled staring at majestic white capped mountains in the distance.

I don't claim to be an expert on the Iditarod or the dogs used in the legendary, grueling race that is nearly a religion in Alaska, but I did have the privilege of seeing some parts of the race last year. It is a boatload of fun and I would recommend that you witness a sled dog race at one point in your life.

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