If you love the great outdoors and are looking for a dog to walk, run, hike, camp, swim or explore right alongside you, we have just the list. Many of these breeds were created for outdoor work, from the Alaskan Malamute (bred to pull sleds across harsh terrain) to the Portuguese Water Dog (who, as her name implies, prefers being wet).

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By Kristen Seymour | vetstreet.com

Yorkshire TerrierWe're now well within the dog days of summer, and that got us thinking about how our furry friends handle the heat. It also made us wonder how the owners of those dogs handle the falling fur. Do they strike first by shaving their pets' coats?

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