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    Drawings of this huge dog were on Egyptian monuments 5,000 years ago.

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    Drawings of this huge dog were on Egyptian monuments 5,000 years ago.

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    The gentle and loyal mastiff doesn't need a lot of grooming. But if you're a neat freak, look out. They can drool a lot. Mastiffs also need a lot of space. This big dog can weigh nearly 200 pounds and needs exercise so it won't become overweight. Mastiffs are brave dogs, love people, and bond closely with their families.

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    Which dog has a holy history?

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    These bold, independent dogs used to be monastery watchdogs in Tibet. Some people believed that when Buddhist priests died, their souls entered the bodies of these tiny dogs.

     

    These long-haired pups are also popular show dogs. They make great house pets, but they are fiesty and need lots of time to play and lots of brushing.

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    This popular family pet was first bred by Lord Tweedmouth to be the ultimate Scottish hunting dog.

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    This popular family pet was first bred by Lord Tweedmouth to be the ultimate Scottish hunting dog.

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    These days, golden retrievers have become more family dog than hunter. They are very friendly, loyal, and athletic and love to play games. They do well with training and need lots of exercise and fun every day to keep them busy.

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    This "lion dog" often snores!

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    This "lion dog" often snores!

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    These small dogs are hardly dainty. Listen to them snore when they hit the sack! They can be stubborn, but sweet, and are often brave. They have thick, long coats and mane-like hair around their heads, making them look like little lions. So you know: all that fur needs lots of combing and they have to be kept cool in hot weather.

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    Fire fighters love this dog.

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    The only spotted dog breed, dalmatians are famous for being firehouse mascots. They've been used to retrieve birds and catch rats. These energetic dogs need lots of exercise and attention, and love being part of a big family.

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    These dogs were first bred to go in holes and chase out rabbits.

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    These dogs were first bred to go in holes and chase out rabbits.

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    "Wiener dogs" were first bred for hunting in Germany hundreds of years ago. Tough, strong, and fast, they can dart into burrows and scare out rabbits, badgers, and other animals. The lovable, playful dogs make great family pets -- especially if your kids are older and careful not to step on them! To be a good owner, make sure they get a little exercise to keep off extra weight. They only need short walks.

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    These Outback dogs are known as "Blue Heelers."

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    It takes a headstrong dog to herd stubborn cattle. These smart, energetic dogs love having jobs to do -- like making cows behave. They need lots of physical and mental work. If you don't give them something to do, they'll find something to get into. They're great company for joggers, are good with older kids, and love to be around their people.

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    Bonjour! This is the national dog of France.

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    Bonjour! This is the national dog of France.

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    These dogs are so much more than a bouffant hairdo. They're smart, active, and love to be around people. They've worked as military dogs, duck hunters, service dogs, and circus performers. Although they're beloved in France, their name is actually German. It comes from "pfudel," meaning puddle or splash. That's because they were known for being so good at hunting water birds.

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    What's usually the most popular dog?

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    This big, friendly dog is a favorite pet. Years ago, their job was to retrieve game and help fishermen pull in their nets. Now, because they're so playful and sweet, they're an ideal family dog. They get along well with kids and other pets. They're kind, outgoing, and happy to be part of a busy family. They need exercise every day and regular brushing.

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    This "king of terriers" is known as the dog that can do it all.

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    This "king of terriers" is known as the dog that can do it all.

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    These smart, active dogs are brave and can sometimes be stubborn. They're used as guard dogs, messengers, hunters, and police dogs. But they make great family pets because they're fun and they protect their people. Show your Airedale some love and give him lots of exercise every day to keep him healthy and entertained.

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SOURCES:

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American Kennel Club website.
Coile, D. The Dog Breed Bible, Barron's Educational Series, Inc., 2007.

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