• 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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  • Breed Profile Schiller Hound

    Schiller Hound - Breed Spotlight

    The Schillerstovare, or Schiller Hound, is a continental-type hound that was developed in Sweden. It is believed these dogs were developed from hounds that originated in southern Germany, and was later crossed to other Swiss Hounds and Harriers. They are named for Per Schiller, a Swedish farmer who exhibited the first of these dogs at a dog show back in 1907. The breed remains fairly rare outside of its native Sweden as of today, but it holds a steady following in his home country.

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  • Breed Profile Infographic American Mastiff

    American Mastiff - Breed Spotlight

    CKC recognized the American Mastiff breed as purebreds in January of 2000. The Flying W Farms American Mastiff™ was developed over many years of selective breeding by Fredericka Wagner of Flying W Farms in Piketon, Ohio. The goal was to develop a dog that had the size, temperament, disposition, and appearance of a Mastiff, but with fewer health problems and a much dryer mouth than other mastiff breeds. This was accomplished by crossing the English Mastiff with the Anatolian Mastiff during the early development of the breed.

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  • Breed Profile Papillon

    Papillon - Breed Spotlight

    Evidence of small dogs being owned by royalty has existed throughout history, and the Continental Toy Spaniel’s history is no exception. Pint-sized Spaniels have been popular among European royalty for well over a thousand years. These dogs were known as the Continental Toy Spaniel. The Continental Toy Spaniels were first brought to America in the early 1900s where, to this day, they remain one of the most popular toy Spaniels in the country and one of the most easily recognized in the world.

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