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    The Seppala Siberian Sleddog, Part One: Leonhard Seppala, Togo, and the Great Race of Mercy

    The Seppala stands out among other long-distance sleddogs due to its unique history, unparalleled stamina, and unmatched racing prowess. In part one of this three-part series, learn about Togo and the origin of the Seppala breed, including how it was responsible for potentially saving thousands of lives in Nome, Alaska.

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    Shetland Sheepdog Breed Spotlight

    The original Shetland dog likely descended from preexisting native dogs, which were recorded living on the island as far back as the late 1400s, as well as spitz-type dogs brought to the island by Norse settlers in the 8th century to watch over their livestock. However, some argue that the original Shelties were not herding dogs, but companion dogs.

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    Whippet Breed Spotlight

    The whippet's origin is somewhat of a mystery. Many historians believe the breed has an ancestry that spans back to the days of the ancient pharaohs, but others have traced the whippet's heritage to the early Greeks, pointing to depictions of small, greyhound-like dogs featured in the era's art as evidence.

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    Dog-Friendly Destinations: New Zealand

    If you’re planning on taking a trip to the Land of the Kiwis, it can be an excellent idea to bring your dog along for the adventure. Find out how to prepare for a memorable, low-stress vacation to New Zealand with your canine companion.

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    Seppala Siberian Sleddog Breed Spotlight

    Leonhard Seppala created this breed to be the ultimate sled dogs. In 1925 diphtheria was threatening the children of Nome, Alaska and treatment was hundreds of miles away. Seppala and other mushers teamed up to deliver the serum to Nome in the middle of winter. The dogs that ran the 658 miles from Nenana to Nome were revered.

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