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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

5 Most Beautiful Dog Breeds

June 12, 2010 by  

While all dogs are beautiful, some seem to really stand out from the crowd for their pleasing looks. Here are five of the most beautiful dog breeds around.

Pomeranian

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The Pomeranian (often known as a Pom, or more humorously, Pom Pom) is a breed  of dog of the Spitz  type, named for the Pomerania region in Central Europe (today part of eastern Germany and northern Poland). Classed as a toy dog breed because of its small size, the pomerianian is descended from the larger Spitz type dogs, specifically the German Spitz. It has been determined by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale to be part of the German Spitz breed, and in many countries, they are known as the Zwergspitz  (Dwarf Spitz), or Toy German Spitz. The breed was made popular by a number of royal owners during the 17th and 18th centuries. Queen Victoria owned a particularly small Pomeranian at the time, and consequently the smaller variety became universally popular. During Queen Victoria’s lifetime alone, the size of the breed decreased by 50%. Pomeranians respond well to firm, consistent obedience training, but otherwise will do what they please. They are known to bark defensively in response to any outside noise. Overall the pomeranian is a sturdy, healthy dog. Luxating patellas is the most common health issue, although there is also another condition unique to the breed sometimes called black skin disease. The breed is currently among the top 15 most popular in the USA, and the current fashion for small dogs has increased their popularity worldwide.

German Shepherd

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The German Shepherd Dog (GSD, also known as an Alsatian),  is a breed of medium-sized dog that originated in Germany.  German Shepherds are a relatively new breed of dog, whose origins date to 1899. As part of the Herding group, the German Shepherd is a working dog developed originally for herding sheep. Because of their strength, intelligence and abilities in obedience training they are often employed in police and military roles, in forces around the world.  Due to their loyal and protective nature, the German Shepherd is one of the most registered of breeds

Golden Retriever

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The Golden Retriever is a breed  of dog. They were historically developed as gundogs to retrieve  shot waterfowl  such as ducks and upland game birds during hunting and shooting parties.  As such they were bred to have a soft mouth to retrieve game undamaged and have an instinctive love of water. The breed’s intelligence and versatility suit the dogs well for a variety of roles including guide dog, hunting dog, illegal drug detector, helping blind people, fire dogs, and search and rescue participant.Golden Retrievers possess a friendly, eager-to-please demeanor, and are the 4th most popular family dog breeds (by registration) in the world

Great-Pyrenees

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The Pyrenean Mountain Dog, known as the Great Pyrenees in the United States, is a large breed  of dog, used as a livestock guardian dog. The Great Pyrenees is a very old breed, and has been used for millennia by shepherds, including those of the Basque people, who inhabit parts of the region in and around the Pyrenees Mountains of southern France and northern Spain.  More recently, the breed served as the official dog of the royal French court (whose prominence began circa the Middle Ages, and lasted until the middle of the nineteenth century). During World War II the dogs were used to haul artillery over the Pyrenean Mountain range to and from Spain and France. They are related to several other large white European livestock guardian dogs (LGD), including the Italian Maremma Sheepdog, Kuvasz (Hungary), Akbash Dog (Turkey) and Polish Tatra or Polski Owczarek Podhala?ski.

Siberian Husky

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The Siberian Husky  is a medium-size, dense-coat working  dog breed that originated in eastern Siberia. The breed belongs to the Spitz genetic family. It is recognizable by its thickly furred double coat, sickle tail, erect triangular ears, and distinctive markingsHuskies are an active, energetic, and resilient breed whose ancestors came from the extremely cold and harsh environment of the Siberian Arctic. Siberian Huskies were bred by the Chukchi of Northeastern Asia. The dogs were imported into Alaska during the Nome Gold Rush and later spread into the United States and Canada. They were initially sent to Alaska and Canada as sled dogs but rapidly acquired the status of family pets and show dogs.

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One Response to “5 Most Beautiful Dog Breeds”
  1. rr says:

    Odd that you didn’t put weimaraners or irish setters… They are much gorgeous, elegant, graceful and beautiful than any pomeranian could ever be. There are many other breeds too… But you just put the “popular opinion” here.

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