• Breed Spotlight Anatolian Shepherd Dog Infographic Preview

    Anatolian Shepherd Dog - Infographic Breed Spotlight

    The Anatolian Shepherd Dog is believed to have descended from ancient war and hunting dogs of Mesopotamia, and ancient herding dogs of the Middle East. Today, the Anatolian Shepherd Dog’s exceptional flock-guardian capabilities are coming front and center, and they are growing in popularity.

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  • Breed Spotlight Cairn Terrier Infographic Preview

    Cairn Terrier - Breed Spotlight

    Much of the Cairn Terrier’s popularity can be attributed the breed’s success in cinema. In the film adaption of The Wizard of Oz, the role Toto was played by a Cairn Terrier named Terry. Over the course of her film career, Terry performed alongside a number of A-list actors and starred in a total of sixteen films.

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  • What Is A Breed Standard CKC

    What is a Breed Standard for Purebred Dogs?

    Have you ever heard the term “breed standard” and wondered what that meant?
    A breed standard is an essential tool that serves as a blueprint and outlines the ideal characteristics for each dog breed. We also cover how breed standards were created and why they are important.

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  • CKC Breed Vs English Cocker Spaniel Vs. Irish Setter Main

    English Cocker Spaniel vs. Irish Setter: Can You Tell Them Apart?

    In the last comparison blog, we discussed the Miniature Pinscher versus the Manchester Terrier. This time, we will consider the similarities and differences between the English Cocker Spaniel and the Irish Setter. Let’s take a look!

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  • Breed Spotlight Great Pyrenees Infographic Preview V1

    Great Pyrenees - Breed Spotlight

    High in the Pyrenees Mountains, where a natural border exists between France and Spain, humans have lived and raised livestock for thousands of years. During that time, large white dogs—such as the Great Pyrenees—were used to guard the livestock from thieves and natural predators, such as Pyrenean brown bears. It is believed that these dogs and other large mountain flock guardian breeds, such as the Akbash, Kuvasz, Komondor, and Maremma, descended from large Asian dogs that were originally used to guard the horses, sheep, and goats of nomads.

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