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Breed Profile: Dachshund

The Dachshund is a scent hound breed that was created to hunt tunnelling animals such as badgers, rabbits, foxes, and so forth, with Dachshund packs also being used to hunt wild boar. The versatility of this breed today makes them fantastic family pets, show dogs, as well as small game hunters.

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.

Breed Profile: Chihuahua

There are a few dog breeds that just stand out from the crowd, and, in spite of their diminutive stature, the Chihuahua is certainly one of them. In fact, you'd be hard pressed to find anyone that can't immediately identify these little Toy firecrackers! Here's what you need to know about the smallest dog breed!

Breed Profile: Dalmation

You've seen the movies. You might have read the book. But how much do you really know about Dalmations, other than that they're spotty and, well, fabulous? Read on to discover more about the breed that Pongo and his Missus made famous!

Breed Profile: Afghan Hound

Afghan Hounds might not make the list of most popular breeds in Canada, but they have certainly stood the test of time. Very few other modern breeds can trace their roots back as far as this elegant dog, and while it's better known today for it's long silky locks, there's still a hunter under that sophisticated exterior!

They're a tall, fairly svelte breed that balances a beautiful exterior with a wild heart and sometimes silly side!

While most people who own Afghan Hounds today aren't sending them after prey in the desert, these dogs still have a highly developed instinct for the hunt, which can make them a little tricky to have around smaller animals and children, although, as with most dogs, with proper training and early socialization, they can make a fine family pet.

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: 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!

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