— Once the emblem of Dutch Patriots who fought the House of Orange in the late 1700s, the Keeshond is now known more for his smile.
— This ancient breed -- like a souped-up Pekingese -- is one of the best-kept secrets of dogdom.
— The only dog with Dingo in his pedigree, this breed is an ace at herding cattle on rugged land.
— This tall, skinny breed of dog was originally an ancient Middle Eastern desert hunter.
— This scruffy ragamuffin might be Great Britain's best kept secret.
— This active dog was bred to be a versatile hunter as well as a faithful companion to humans.
— His distinctive profile sets him apart, but this good-natured bloke is an ideal family dog.
— Great Dane puppies are adorable; these pictures show the spectrum of the breed's coat colors.
— "Naked" dog breeds such as the Chinese Crested and the Peruvian Inca Orchid show lots of skin.
— This big-hearted hero is a king among dogs but has a pussycat persona at home.
— The catlike Basenji is among the most primitive of breeds; he's also a mischief-maker.
— Their ancestors were built for cold climates and work, but the Pom is built for adoration!
— As designer dogs, Puggle puppies may be problematic, but these 10 pictures are pleasing!
— As one of the tallest and grandest of dogs, he's been owned by kings and queens.
— He's called "the American Gentleman," but sometimes he can be quite the rascal!
— Some say "most beautiful" while others say "ugliest" -- the Crested is a dog of extremes.
— His foxy good looks have made him one of the most watched breeds on the Internet -- he's also the dog behind the crazy doge meme.
— His grizzly bear looks are misleading -- this large dog breed is more like a big Teddy bear.
— There's a reason people love Lassie: Collies are brave, loyal, and beautiful -- they also like to bark.
— How can this most English of breeds is endangered in its homeland?
— Border Collies are unrivaled in herding -- their wits, energy and responsive make them ideal.
— The Old English Sheepdog looks like a big teddy bear but is also energetic and intelligent.
— This breed is probably responsible for starting "beware of dog," but not for why you might think.
— Always smiling and ever beguiling, the Samoyed dog breed is one of Russia's greatest treasures.
— Asta of the "Thin Man" movies was a Wire Fox, a breed that epitomizes the terrier way of life.
— He may look like he belongs in a mansion, but his roots are anything but luxurious.
— Why is this good-natured, handsome fellow so rare? The Clumber was one of the first dog breeds exhibited at dog shows, after all.
— When it plunged to minus-130 in the 1973 Iditarod, the mushers complained, not the dogs.
— Despite the pugnacious expression of this small dog breed, the Pug is a lover, not a fighter.
— Some breeders who want short-tailed dogs are breeding them rather than docking them.
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