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    American Pit Bull Terrier Breed Spotlight

    The American Pit Bull Terrier is a breed that is marred by its dark past, but this loyal and loving breed is now seeing new positive roles such as becoming therapy dogs. Learn more about these beautiful dogs!

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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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    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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    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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