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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Terrier Height: 9–11 inches Weight: 13–22 pounds Life Expectancy: 13–15 years or longer The West Highland white terrier, often referred to as the Westie, is a small, strongly built dog and one of the most popular terriers. They have black noses and almond-shaped, wide-set, black-rimmed dark brown eyes and
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Herding Height: 24–27.5 inches Weight: 70–110 pounds Life Expectancy: 10–12 years or longer Old working dogs developed in France, beaucerons have a black nose; dark brown, slightly oval-shaped eyes; ears, either cropped or natural, that are set high on the head; and a fringed tail covered with hair that
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Non-Sporting Height: 17–20 inches Weight: 40–70 pounds Life Expectancy: Around 15 years The chow chow is a medium-to-large, muscular and powerful dog of Chinese origin. The head is large and can be flanked by long hair, which sometimes makes the dog appear similar to a lion. The large nose
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Toy Height: 9–10 inches Weight: 8–11 pounds Life Expectancy: 12–15 years Silky terriers are small, loving dogs with Australian roots. The eyes are almond-shaped and dark in color. The small ears are triangular and stand up on the head. The feet are small and — funny enough — resemble
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We have reached the peak of human progress. We live in a time where sweatsuits and workout clothes are now not only socially acceptable to wear outside of the home, but FASHIONABLE. In case you didn’t already know, it’s called athleisure. Thankfully, we also live in a time where there are companies that make clothes
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Herding Height: 20–22 inches Weight: 40–60 pounds Life Expectancy: 12–15 years Bearded collies are one of the oldest British dog breeds. They are medium-sized herding dogs with long bodies and agile movement. Their large nose is black, and their medium ears are covered with hair. The eye color typically depends
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Retirement is treating military working dog Rick right. After faithfully dedicating six years of his life to sniffing out explosive devices and protecting our troops in South Korea, the German Shepherd is enjoying a well-deserved break, and he started his R&R time with an emotional reunion. On Tuesday, Rick reunited with his former handler, U.S.
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Only a few months after Simon the rabbit, destined to be the world’s largest rabbit, died in the cargo hold of a United Airlines flight, a Houston, Texas, family is claiming that their dog died while flying with the airline. According to KTRK, who first reported the story, the family says their 5-year-old King Charles
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Terrier Height: 10 inches Weight: 18–22 pounds Life Expectancy: 15 years Scottish terriers, a.k.a. Scotties, are small, playful terriers with short legs. They are the most popular breed in the White House, being in the White House with 3 U.S. presidents: Roosevelt, Eisenhower and George W. Bush. These small terriers
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It looks like a scene out of 101 Dalmatians, even if it’s really only seven border collie puppies. The adorably precarious situation unfolded on July 22 and a video was posted to Facebook by Jon Ashe of Sussex in the U.K. The post was also shared to the Sainsbury grocery store’s Facebook page, where it
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Kelly Moffatt didn’t even consider changing the name of the English Black Labrador Retriever who came to live with her in 2012. “He was already named Bandit and I liked the name,” said Moffatt, a psychosocial counselor at the Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis (TRISL). “Bandit is an outlaw who doesn’t follow the rules. I
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Our condolences go out to Chloë Grace Moretz, who posted the news of her dog’s death on Instagram on Tuesday. Fuller the dog had been the actress’s “best friend” since she was a kid. While it’s always tough to suffer the loss of a beloved animal, the sadness and nostalgia attached to a childhood pet
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Only 17 days to go! We’ve already told you to get pumped for this year’s Clear the Shelters — an annual event spearheaded by NBC- and Telemundo-owned stations during which shelters nationwide reduce or waive adoption fees in order to get lots (and lots!) of pets adopted — but PEOPLE editorial director Jess Cagle and
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When it comes to rescue pet adoption, PEOPLE Pet Vet Dr. Evan Antin doesn’t just talk the talk, he walks the walk. In the video above, Dr. Antin and his trusty doggie adoptee Henry — whom the doc found at the Boulder Humane Society in Colorado — give some smart tips on what every potential
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Hound Height: Males are 23–25 inches, while females are slightly shorter at 21–24 inches Weight: 45–55 pounds for both males and females Life Expectancy: 12–14 years Pharaoh hounds are powerful, fast sighthounds who originated in Egypt. The breed is also the national dog of Malta. They have wedge-shaped heads; small, amber-colored
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Sporting Height: 17–19 inches Weight: 35–45 pounds Life Expectancy: Around 15 years The Welsh springer spaniel is a compact hunting dog sometimes thought to be a type of English springer spaniel, but they are actually 2 distinct and different breeds. An interesting feature of some Welsh springer spaniels is webbed feet. The
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