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Breed Profile: Irish Wolfhound

If you like a WHOLE lotta dog, then the Irish Wolfhound definitely needs to be on your dog breed shortlist! They're one of the tallest dog breeds out there, but they're also friendly and gentle, which makes them a great choice as a family pet - provided you have the space and stamina to keep them moving!

Breed Profile: Border Collie

It's the breed that regularly tops the list of most intelligent dog breeds: the Border Collie. But it's so much more than a super smart dog. The Border Collie is friendly, energetic, a great family pet and an amazing companion dog. Border Collies may be smart, but they also offer the whole package, which makes them an amazing choice for anyone looking for a larger breed of dog.

Breed Profile: Basset Hound

There are several dog breeds that have made it big in print media and movies, and the Basset Hound is certainly one of them. From famous Fred of cartoon fame to the droopy eyed romeo in Pets, Bassets' floppy ears and short legs have made them an instantly endearing and recognizable part of many pop culture favourites. The good news is, the real deal is just as lovable and memorable! Here's what you need to know about the Basset Hound.

Breed Profile: Pug

If their social media popularity is anything to go by, the Pug may just be the little dog that conquers the world! Since all those social media posts are pretty true to their personalities, you probably already know what to expect from Pugs: friendly, funny little dogs that snort and… well… fart in equal measure, and who make great family pets.

If you’re thinking about adding a pug to your life, here’s what you need to know.

Breed Profile: Affenpinscher

It’s not often that a dog looks like it might have walked right out of a cartoon, but if any qualify for that description, it must be, hands down, the Affenpinscher. There’s nothing out there that looks quite like this little dog, and if you are looking for a unique breed to make part of your family, and you like toy breeds, this might well be the dog breed for you.

Breed Profile: Weimaraner

They might not be a popular breed in Canada, but there's no denying that the Weimaraner is a striking breed! With their distinctive grey coat and yellowish, grey or blue eyes, they're impossible to mistake for anything other than themselves, and they make good family dogs too!

A breed that was literally born to hunt, they're energetic, brave and smart, and if you are looking for a larger, easy to maintain and active dog for your family, this might be it!

Breed Profile: English Bulldog

Originally, Bulldogs were used by farmers to drive cattle to market, and also to compete in a grisly sport called bull baiting. Unlike their ancestors, Bulldogs of today are gentle, playful creatures who love being with children. They are not very active dogs at all, and are more than happy to take a short walk every day, and spend a lot of their time sleeping.

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