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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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    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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