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Getting to Know Your Siberian Cat

This week in our series on Getting to Know Your Cat Breed we are featuring the Siberian.  The Siberian, as expected, hails from Russia and is Russia’s national cat.

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AKC Breed Groups: Herding Group

Today, we look at the Herding group.

The Herding Group is comprised of 41 different breeds all possessing the same natural drive to control the movement of other animals – to herd them. That works out great when they work on a farm and need to control the sheep or cattle, but less so when they are herding school children getting on a bus.

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Getting to Know Your Cocker Spaniel

The next breed we are going to learn about in our Getting to Know Your Dog Breed is the Cocker Spaniel. The Cocker Spaniel is part of the Sporting Group of the AKC and ranks 29th on their list of the most popular breeds.

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AKC Toy Group Class

The American Kennel Club categorizes their 190 breeds into 8 different groups. As part of our ongoing breed series (Getting to Know Your…), we wanted to take a global look at these classifications and what characteristics separate the dogs into these different groups.

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Getting to Know Your Great Dane

The next breed we want to learn about in our Getting to Know Your Dog Breed is the Great Dane. Great Danes are one of the more easily recognizable dog breeds because of their ‘great’ size.

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Getting to Know Your Devon Rex

This week in our series on Getting to Know Your Cat Breed we are featuring the Devon Rex. The Devon is a small pixie-like cat with big ears and a big personality.

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Getting to Know Your Border Collie

The next breed we want to learn about in our Getting to Know Your Dog Breed is the Border Collie. Border Collies are said to be one of the most intelligent dogs, easy to train and quick to learn.

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AKC Breed Groups: Terriers

Today, we look at the Terrier group.The Terrier Group is comprised of 31 different breeds both large (Airedale) and small (West Highland Terrier). The overriding characteristic of the Terrier breed is a good degree of feisty mixed with a fair amount of stubbornness.

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Getting to Know Your Ocicat

This week in our series on Getting to Know Your Cat Breed we are featuring the Ocicat. The Ocicat received its unusual name because of its distinct resemblance to the wild Ocelot.

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Getting to Know Your Newfoundland

This week in our series on Getting to Know Your Dog Breed we are featuring the Newfoundland. “Newfies” belong in the Working Group category of the AKC Breed designation.

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Getting to Know Your Pomeranian

This week in our series on Getting to Know Your Dog Breed we are featuring the Pomeranian. “Poms” as they are referred to by Pomeranian lovers, are in the Toy category of the AKC, but despite their small stature, they have big personalities!

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AKC Breed Groups: Sporting Dogs

The American Kennel Club categorizes their 190 breeds into 8 different groups. As part of our ongoing breed series (Getting to Know Your…), we wanted to take a global look at these classifications and what characteristics separate the dogs into these different groups.

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