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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.

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Although possibly sharing common origins with the English Springer, the Welsh Springer Spaniel is generally smaller, has a finer head, and always has rich, dark-red markings on a white coat.

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The most distinctive feature of the alert, finely built Basenji becomes apparent only when it is disturbed: instead of barking like other dogs, it has unique yodelling and chortling calls.

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Squarely and solidly built, the Pug is a compact yet very well-proportioned little breed with an unmistakable, flat, wrinkled face. It has a very distinctive, endearing expression.

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With its long, silky coat trimmed in the traditional “lion clip”, this dog is easily distinguished from other members of the bichon group. The tail is clipped along part of its length, leaving just a plume of hair, completing this attractive, lively breed’s distinctive parody of the “king of the beasts”.… Read the full post here

This lively breed is distinguished by its wolf-grey coat. Its coloration tends to be lighter on the head, creating the impression of dark “spectacles” around the eyes.

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This group of dogs is found in three distinct categories, based on size. It is not clear if all the New World hairless breeds are related, but these particular dogs occur predominantly in solid colours only.

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Three forms of this breed are now recognized: the Standard (shown here), the Miniature, and the smaller Toy version. There is also a so-called “Powder-puff’ version of each size, which does have a coat of hair but cannot be exhibited. The Mexican Hairless has a noble stance, not unlike that of a sight hound, and the build of a terrier.… Read the full post here