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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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    Australian Shepherd Breed Spotlight

    Contrary to what the name implies, the only thing Australian about the Australian shepherd, or Aussie, is the name. in fact, the Aussie is as American as apple. Click here to learn more about the Australian Shepherd!

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    Breed Spotlight: the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

    Within the latter half of the nineteenth century, toy spaniels were crossed with Japanese chins, which resulted in the creation of flat faced, dome skulled dogs called King Charles spaniels. In 1926, a man by the name of Roswell Eldridge offered a cash reward for anyone who could produce old-type spaniels without the dome skull. The idea caught on, and in 1928 the first Cavalier club was formed, and the standard was set.

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    Breed Spotlight: the Bichon Frise

    The bichon frise is an ancient breed of the "bichon" family, with bichon being the Middle French word meaning "curl-haired lapdog." The exact origin of this merry breed remains a mystery.

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