SINGAPORE: A teacup poodle, a Leonberger and a Newfoundland - these are some of the rare and lesser seen pet breeds that were featured at the Unique Pet Breed Showcase on Tuesday (Mar 17).

The showcase, held at The Wagington, was a preview to the Pet Expo 2015, which happens this Friday to Sunday at Singapore Expo Hall 8.

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Dogs may not be able to take selfies (yet), but they still have plenty of swag on social media.

Klooff, an app that lets pet owners share photos of their cats and dogs, found the most popular dog breeds in each country based on posts to the service, as well as the biggest social media trends involving our furry friends (via Mashable).

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Frequently described as a spaniel, in behaviour the rather square-built Brittany appears to have more in common with the setters, certainly in terms of height. It is not a particularly gainly dog, the legs appearing rather out of proportion to the body. The tail is naturally short in length, but it is customarily docked to a maximum length of 10cm (4in).… Read the full post here

The coat of the Braque du Bourbonnais is basically white with very evident roaning and as few clear patches of coloration as possible. This moderately large pointer is born with either no tail or a very rudimentary stump.… Read the full post here

One of France’s oldest breeds, the Large French Pointer is an imposing dog, with a strong, wellmuscled physique. The breed, which originated in the Pyrenean region of France, is a slightly taller dog than the better-known English Pointer, but in general physique they are very similar. A smaller version of the breed, from Gascony, has a more refined appearance.… Read the full post here