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Richard has been raising dogs his whole life, including a Poodle, Pomeranian, Corgi and Australian Shepherd. He's always working with animal shelters and dog rescues because of his passion for all dogs. Fun fact: his all time favorite breed is the German Shepherd. <a href="https://thesmartcanine.com/richard-jeng/">Read More.</a>

10 Amazing Lhasa Apso Facts That You Need to Know

The Lhasa apso is a Chinese dog breed that originates from the mountainous region of Tibet. Lhasas are known for their shaggy coats and their alert yet playful temperaments. However, there’s probably a lot more to these amazing dogs than you already know. Like, did you know that the Lhasa Apso was believed to be …

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10 Incredible Basenji Dog Facts You Never Knew

Have you ever wondered why Basenjis don’t bark like the typical dog? There’s both a folklore and scientific explanation for this. Or have you heard of Ancient Egypt’s “god of death” that was most likely inspired by the Basenji dog? And are you interested in learning why Basenjis are considered one of the least intelligent …

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10 Most Interesting Whippet Facts You Didn’t Know

Whippets are undeniably some of the best athletes in the animal kingdom. They can do it all – from running at high speeds to jumping. While they’re impressive on the field, they can also be sweet dogs in the home. But there’s a lot to the Whippet than just their God-given natural abilities. Did you …

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10 Most Interesting Rhodesian Ridgeback Facts You Didn’t Know

The Rhodesian Ridgeback is famously known for the ridge-like pattern that runs along their backs – hence the name. They’re fierce and courageous, though loving and sweet dogs. But I bet there’s a lot of facts that you never knew about these dogs. Did you know about the Rhodesian Ridgeback that became best friends with …

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Are Chihuahuas Smart? – Here’s Why They Rank Low For Dog Intelligence

Sassy, charming and bold, the Chihuahua is one of the world’s most popular lap dogs – and for good reasons. But whether you’re a curious owner or a potential Chihuahua parent, you may be questioning the intelligence of these iconic Mexican dog breeds. So, are Chihuahuas smart? According to canine psychologist Stanley Coren, Chihuahuas are …

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10 Most Interesting Shetland Sheepdog Facts

The Shetland Sheepdog, or “Sheltie” for short, is one of the most skilled herding dog that we have. While they take their work very seriously on the field, they also make a great excellent companion dogs. However, there’s a lot more to these dogs than just herding. Like, did you know that Shetland Sheepdogs were …

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10 Most Interesting Shar Pei Facts You Never Knew

Shar Peis may be one of the most unique dog breeds ever. With their oversized mouths and the signature wrinkled skin, these dogs tend to leave an aura of mystery. But the reality is, there’s a lot about the Shar Pei that you most likely didn’t know. Like, did you know that a popular magazine literally …

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10 Most Interesting Newfoundland Dog Facts You Should Know

Newfoundlands are often described as “gentle giants” that act as amazing second-pair eyes for your kids. They’re fluffy, sweet and calm, which make them great family dogs for all types of people. But I bet there’s plenty of things you never knew about the Newfoundland. Like, did you know that these dogs almost went extinct …

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9 Charming Canadian Dog Breeds – The Guide to All Dogs from Canada

Canadian dogs were originally kept by indigenous people and bred for specific work and jobs. So if you’re looking to get a dog for your household, you may want to consider their original function and how it will relate to your current need. Canadian dog breeds possess desirable qualities that have kept their bloodlines active …

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28 Elegant English Dog Breeds – The Guide to Dogs From England

England is one of the most historic and oldest countries in the modern world. They’re known for their London tea, fish & chips, the Big Ben and of course, The Beatles. But, did you know England is also home to some of the world’s most popular English dog breeds as well? And while the first …

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