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Alangu Mastiff

Introduction The Alangu Mastiff also known as the Sindh Mastiff is one of the three mastiff breeds found in the areas around Persia and India. The other two breeds are the Alaunt Mastiff and the Assyrian Mastiff. The Alangu Mastiff is an extremely rare breed that originated from southern India. This breed is noted for …

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Akita

Introduction In Japan, the home country of origin, the Akita is revered as a loyal companion and one of the seven breeds designated as a national monument. The dog is so revered at one time this beautiful and loyal dog’s ownerships was restricted to the Imperial family and the ruling aristocracy. The Akita has a …

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Akbash Dog

Introduction An all white coated dog sporting an iron collar with metal spikes worn over a piece of cloth presumably to protect the neck from chapping is standing on a ridge fastidiously watching over the livestock. The dog is an Akbash, a beautiful native dog of Turkey that is utilized to protect the livestock. If …

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Aires Mountain Dog

Introduction The Aires Mountain Dog is affectionately called the “macaque dog” in Portugal, its country of origin. This is because of the rustic and monkey-like appearance the dog has brought about by the smooth, long and wavy hair that forms a moustache, a beard and long eyebrows that does not cover the eyes. This coat …

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Airedale Terrier

Introduction The Airedale terrier is the largest of all the terriers, originating from the Aire valley in Yorkshire, England. He is commonly referred to as the “King of Terriers” because of his size. Other popular names given to the Airedale terrier include Bingley Terrier and Waterside Terrier. The waterside name originated, because it was bred …

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Aidi

Introduction The Aidi or the Chien de I’Atlas is an outstanding watch dog that originates from Morocco. The dog has exceptional guarding abilities that make it an excellent and dependable guard of herds of goats and sheep. This is an ancient breed of dog having existed for more that five thousand years in the mountains …

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Africanis

Introduction A medium sized dog with a slender but well muscled body is a most common sight in South Africa. These dogs are seen roaming around the villages. With supple and graceful movements, these dogs are seen running at great speed in the dirt roads around the rural settlements. These dogs are believed to have …

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Afghan Hound

Introduction The Afghan Hound also commonly known to us as the Baluchi Hound, Sage Baluchi, Tazi, and Ogar Afgan comes to us from Afghanistan. The Afghan Hound has a coat that is long and fine and comes in a variety of colors. He is known for his very high activity level, being a bit slow …

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Affenpinscher

Introduction The Affenpinscher commonly referred to as the Monkey Dog originated in Germany. Affenpinscher in German means “monkey like terrier” and in France, it is known as the “Diablotin Moustachu” translated to mean the mustached little devil. The Affenpinscher was orginally bred to help keep rodents out of granaries, stables, of course kitchens throughout Germany. …

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