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Herding dog breeds instinctually round up pets and people

Herding Dog Breeds: Agility, Loyalty, and Intelligence in One Pup

Some of the most popular dogs are those with seemingly-unlimited stores of energy. They want to work from sunrise to sunset. And they'll watch over your home and family - usually without training or asking. These pups come from the Herding Group. And they're a fascinating bunch with roots all over the world. We have some of the most popular herding dog breeds to introduce you to.
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Fluffy dog breeds trigger that innate desire to snuggle

Fluffy Dog Breeds: All the Poofiness You Can Handle

What's better than a real-life teddy bear? Nothing! So when you find the poofiest, softest dog out there, you can't restrain yourself. That much fluff demands a blanket, a mug of cocoa, and a long afternoon of quality time. Of course, fluffy dog breeds come with a lot of responsibility. But if you want to get your fix of fluffiness, we have the pups for you!
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Hairless cat breeds intrigue or confuse people

Hairless Cat Breeds: Unique, Exotic, and Irresistibly Cute

When people see hairless cat breeds, they tend to have one of two reactions: they start to coo or they feel a shiver. These unique felines have their fans and their detractors. No matter what, though, they're worth getting to know better - which is what we're going to do here!
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The chihuahua lifespan is one of the longest among dog breeds

Chihuahua Lifespan: How Long Do Chihuahuas Live?

Chihuahuas rank as the smallest dog breed. They also have one of the longest lifespans. While it's great that your chi will be with you for a long time, that lengthy lifespan presents some problems you'll need to watch for.
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The Border Collie lifespan falls into the average range, but they have health concerns

Border Collie Lifespan: Helping This Active Breed Meet Their Potential

Border Collies rank as the smartest dog breed. They're also incredibly active, requiring daily tasks and large farms or yards to run around on. And failing to engage their minds or activity needs, you could find yourself confronting the low end of the Border Collie lifespan.
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Labs top the most popular dog breed list - and have for 27 years!

The Most Popular Dog Breeds: The Top Fan Favorites

Popularity may be a fickle thing, but when it comes to dogs, some breeds are reigning champions. The AKC releases a list of the most popular dog breeds every May, and while there's some fluctuation on the charts, a few dogs remain undefeated in their charm and popularity.
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The most expensive dog breeds often come from rare pedigrees

The Most Expensive Dog Breeds: The Canine Cream of the Crop

Dogs vary in their popularity, changing with trends from year-to-year. As demand changes, so do the cost of puppies. But some particularly rare specimens remain scarce, driving costs into the five-digit range. And you may be surprised to see which pups rank as the most expensive dog breeds.
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Among the smartest dog breeds, Border Collies reign supreme

The Smartest Dog Breeds: Geniuses in the Canine World

Everyone likes to think they have the smartest dog around. Maybe your pup knows plenty of tricks. Or they have exceptional obedience skills. But which are the smartest dog breeds, officially? If you're curious, take a look - we have the answers.
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The Bernese Mountain Dog lifespan often surprises people

Bernese Mountain Dog Lifespan: One of the Shortest-Lived Giants

Who doesn't love a giant fluffy dog? Berners have a reputation for loyalty and strength. With the ability to draft - pulling carts several times their weight - they seem nearly invincible. So why is the Bernese Mountain Dog lifespan so shockingly short? Before you bring one into your home, make sure you understand what you're taking on.
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Hunting breeds perform a variety of tasks for sportsmen

Hunting Breeds: Faithful Companions for Sporting and Gaming

Most people don't need to resort to hunting for survival. But the primal bond between human and canine remains. And many dogs in the Sporting Group retain the instincts they were originally bred for. So if you have a passion for hunting and gaming, odds are you're familiar with these popular hunting breeds.
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