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Breed Spotlight: Busting Five Myths About the Great Pyrenees

AKC Gazette breed column, Great Pyrenees: While other Pyrenees people may have a different list than mine of common myths about our breed, I believe that most of us have heard all of the following things said. So here is

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Bring Your “A” Game to the Ring

AKC Gazette breed column, Leonbergers—A solid knowledge of exactly what strengths and weaknesses you and your dog bring to the show ring, as well as strategies for maximizing your assets, can play a huge part in sharpening your competitive edge.

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Breed Spotlight: Living With a Field Spaniel

AKC Gazette breed column, Field Spaniels—The Field Spaniel combines a lot of dog into a medium package who can enjoy a wide range of activities and is suited for a variety of conditions. Our breed is noted to be “unusually

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The Purpose of Canine Events

AKC Gazette breed column, Whippets—For serious, dedicated, and ethical dog breeders, exhibition in numerous competitions devoted to purebred dogs is not a whim but a proving ground. Historians like to claim that the manipulation and selective breeding of purebred dogs

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The Beginning: An Eye for a Dog

AKC Gazette breed column, Cocker Spaniels—An eye for quality in a chosen breed can be refined and improved through education by mentors, attending seminars, watching dogs in the ring, and practice evaluating puppies. Most Cocker fanciers probably got their first

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Breed Spotlight: A Devoted Clown, the Toy Fox Terrier

AKC Gazette breed column, Toy Fox Terriers—This talented little dog is a smart, adaptable companion. The Toy Fox Terrier, or TFT, is a truly American breed of dog. We have heard so many stories from people of all ages who

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“Courage, Dignity, and Self-esteem” — The Essence of the Pekingese

AKC Gazette breed column, Pekingese—“In evaluating a Pekingese, one must keep in mind that he is a toy dog of great substance and character for his small size.” The Pekingese is one of the oldest recognized toy breeds, and a

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