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Dog breeds for first-time owners come in every shape and size

Best Dog Breeds for First-Time Owners: Finding the Perfect Match

Getting your first dog is exciting. You're bringing a furry friend into your life. But with so many canines out there, how to choose? Are you the athletic type, looking for a workout partner? Or do you prefer to settle on the couch with a book and someone to snuggle with? Have you ever undertaken training from a puppy? Do you live in an apartment or out in wider spaces? All of these questions sound overwhelming. Good thing we have some of the best dog breeds for first-time owners already set out for you!
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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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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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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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Dog breeds for cats aren't impossible to find

Best Dog Breeds for Cats to Make a Happy Mixed Species Home

Despite the phrase "fighting like cats and dogs," there's no reason you can't incorporate dogs into a cat household. There are just some breeds that work better than others. If you want to bring a dog into your feline household, these are the best dog breeds out there.
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The best service dogs are easy to train

Best Service Dogs to Choose for You or Your Loved One

Service dogs are amazing heroes in the canine world. While any dog that fulfills the training has potential to become a service dog, there are specific qualities shared by every service dog. These characteristics are found in the best service dogs.
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Best dog breeds for kids match every personality type

Best Dog Breeds for Every Kind of Kid and Personality

There are hundreds of dog breeds out there, but which are the best if you have kids? It depends on your lifestyle, where you live, and your kids themselves. Researching the breed and sitting down with your family is the first step to finding your new family member.
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Jolene with her Gumby Toy

Dog Has Priceless Reaction When Owner Dresses as Her Favorite Toy

Your dog probably has a favorite toy - one they love and prefer above all of the others. But have you ever considered dressing up as that toy? Ben Mesches did for his dog, Jolene. And the result? Too precious for words!
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