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The face of this breed is a little fox-like. The outercoat is long and harsh, while the undercoat is dense and soft. The Giant German Spitz, as its name suggests, is the second largest of this German group of spitz dogs, and is bred in solid colours only.

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This dog is of bichon stock, and is related to such breeds as the Bichon Frise. It has a profuse double coat and is usually cream, gold, silver, blue or black.

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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

Squarely built with a distinctive domed skull this breed’s affectionate nature has made it a popular pet for centuries. The large, dark eves are particularly appealing.

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A modern recreation of the old type of King Charles Spaniel (below), the Cavalier can be distinguished by its longer nose and heavier build. Both breeds have identical coloration. The chestnut and white of each breed is described as the Blenheim, after the estate of the Duke of Marlborough, where spaniels of this colour were first developed.… Read the full post here

With a musculature almost out of proportion to its size, the Bulldog is a diminutive, but powerful, mastiff-type dog. Its head is enormous, the circumference of which may equal its height.

Its eyes are set low. White predominates in the coat, although there are plenty of pied, brindle, and fawn Bulldogs.… Read the full post here