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March 2015

A Breed a Week: Saluki

A Breed a Week:  SALUKI From the Complete Dog Book, a publication of the American Kennel Club, copyright 1985 The Saluki, royal dog of Egypt, is perhaps the oldest known breed of domesticated dog, identified by some historians as “a distinct breed and type as long ago as 329 B.C. when Alexander the Great invaded …
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A Breed a Week: Brittany

A Breed A Week: BRITTANY From the Complete Dog Book, a publication of the American Kennel Club, copyright 1985 “Named for the French province in which it originated, the Brittany was, until September 1982, registered by the American Kennel Club as the Brittany Spaniel. Although until then called a spaniel, in its manner of working …
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A Breed a Week : Basset Hound

BASSET HOUND From the Complete Dog Book, a publication of the American Kennel Club, copyright 1985 “Originally of French lineage, the Basset has flourished for centuries in Europe, primarily in France and Belgium, where it was used chiefly for the slow trailing of rabbits, hares, deer and any other game that can be trailed on …
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