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You know the type. They’re happy. They love to greet people. And their smiling eyes and wagging tails always bring attention their way. Why wouldn’t you love them back?

Certain breeds are famed for their sociable dispositions — we’re going to meet some of them below — but personality varies, so don’t assume that every member of a certain breed will be a good-time Charlie.

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By Lynn Hayner | Posted: October 10, 2014, 6 a.m. PST

Individual dogs may like or dislike dog parks, but if you’re a fan (yep, it’s a great place to pick up a date)), which breeds are most likely to share your passion? Let’s go straight to our canine sources for the answer to the question: Want to go to a dog park?

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By Kim Campbell Thornton | vetstreet.com

You know the type. They're happy. They love to greet people. And their smiling eyes and wagging tails always bring attention their way. Why wouldn't you love them back?

Certain breeds are famed for their sociable dispositions - we're going to meet some of them below - but personality varies, so don't assume that every member of a certain breed will be a good-time Charlie.

Read the full post here

In spite of its formal name, the Irish Setter is often better known simply as the Red Setter, due to its distinctive coloration. Built on racier lines than its red and white cousin, it is a lively, active dog, perpetually ready for fun. It is popular as a pet but must have plenty of exercise.… Read the full post here

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Well-proportioned and athletic, the Irish Red and White Setter is a powerful, good-natured dog. Similar to the Irish Setter, it is more heavily built with a broader head and a more prominent occipital peak. The finely-textured, feathered coat has a pure white ground colour with solid red patches. Some mottling or flecking is common; roaning, however, is frowned upon in show circles.… Read the full post here

The coloration of this retriever has helped to make it one of the most popular of all breeds. The coat can vary from shades of cream to gold, but must not be red. The Golden Retriever is a responsive dog to train, and provided it receives plenty of exercise it makes an excellent family companion.… Read the full post here