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Labradoodle Breed Info

The Labradoodle, originally from Australia, was bred to be a hypoallergenic and a guide dog. In the late 1980s, Wally Conron, who led the Australian Royal Guide Dog Association is renowned for having bred the first litter of Labradoodles, which was a cross between a Standard Poodle and a Labrador Retriever. While they have never…

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Irish Water Spaniel

The Irish Water Spaniel first appeared in the early 1800s primarily from a kennel by a man named McCarthy. His bred his dog, who he called “Boatswain,” who then had a litter of what looks like today’s Irish Water Spaniel breed. Mr. McCarthy never revealed the exact source of the actual breeding, even upon his…

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Chinese Crested

The Chinese Crested dog is not originally from China. They’re actually from either Mexico or Africa and were later bred to be smaller dogs in China. The Crested were believed to have been companions of Chinese sailors in the early 1500s where they hunted vermin and helped catch fish. The Chinese bred the Crested to…

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Most Expensive Dog Breeds

We love our dogs and the joy they give us on a daily basis. They are an instrumental part of our family, make us laugh and love us unconditionally. But, let’s be honest. Owning a dog can get expensive from the food we feed them, the pet insurance we purchase, the training and all the…

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Doberman Pet Insurance

Doberman Pinschers are active, athletic dogs but they’re genetically predisposed to some serious health conditions. Doberman pet insurance can be a lifesaver, literally. Pet insurance pays up to 90% of your vet bill if your Dobie gets sick or injured. Table of Contents: Best Doberman Insurance Runnerup Is It Worth the Cost? Comparing Pet Insurance Sample…

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Golden Retriever Breed Information

Not surprisingly, the Golden Retriever is an incredibly popular and easily recognized breed. People are quickly attracted to their handsome appearance, their intelligence, their reputation for being good with children and other animals, and their wonderful personalities. Because Golden Retrievers are known for making great pets, the decision to buy one is often easy to…

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Rhodesian Ridgeback Pet Insurance

If your not-so-little-one is a Rhodesian Ridgeback, it’s a good plan to invest in pet insurance. While they are very loyal companions who will love their family unconditionally, they have a strong hunting instinct that can get them into trouble and, like many pure breeds, have their own hereditary conditions that can be costly without the…

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Chihuahua Pet Insurance

The Chihuahua is the world’s smallest breed of dog, weighing around 2 pounds (1 kg) and standing around 8 inches (20 cm) tall. The name comes from the state in Mexico where the breed originated, and it is thought to descend from dogs that were kept before the arrival of Europeans in the New World….

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Dachshund Pet Insurance

The short legs and long bodies of Dachshunds were selected for by breeders in Germany who wanted a dog that could hunt burrowing animals like the badger, Dachs in German. Most “wiener dogs” have short brown and/or black fur, though there are also long- and wire-haired, and piebald, varieties. Because of their breeding, Dachshunds are…

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Akita Pet Insurance

These dogs were first bred in Japan (Akita is a region on the island of Honshu) to hunt large animals such as bears and deer. The American variety was later derived from the Japanese breed after being introduced to the US by the renowned deaf-blind activist and author Helen Keller in the 1930s. Akitas are…

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