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    Maltese Breed Spotlight

    It is largely believed by breed historians that the ancestors of the Maltese breed were brought to the islands of Matla via Phoenician trade routes. Read more about these shaggy white dogs now.

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    The Seppala Siberian Sleddog, Part Three: Continental Kennel Club and the Preservation of the Seppala Siberian Sleddog

    The Seppala stands out among other long-distance sleddogs due to its unique history, unparalleled stamina, and unmatched racing prowess. In the conclusion of this three-part series, find out what the Continental Kennel Club is doing to create a brighter future for this one-of-a-kind breed.

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    The Seppala Siberian Sleddog, Part Two: The Seppala Legacy

    The Seppala stands out among other long-distance sleddogs due to its unique history, unparalleled stamina, and unmatched racing prowess. In part two of this three-part series, learn about what happened to Leonhard Seppala and his dogs after the Great Race of Mercy, and find out how the Seppala Siberian sleddog was saved from extinction thanks to the efforts of passionate breeders.

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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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