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Breed: Australian terrier
Did you know? Since the mid-1800s, Australian terriers have been helping control rodents, sheep and snakes Down Under – but they’re happiest watching over their human families.
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Breed: Cocker spaniel A.S.C.O.B.
Did you know? Watch out, Ryan Lochte: This spaniel’s sturdy build makes it just as agile on land as it is in the water.
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Breed: Bull terrier (colored)
Did you know? Originally bred as a gentleman’s companion, the bull terrier’s colored variety didn’t develop until the turn of the 19th century. Until then, the pooch was nicknamed “White Cavalier.”
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Breed: Norwich terrier
Did you know? This is no fair-weather furry friend! The terrier is by your side rain or shine, since it was bred in the 1800s to endure the elements with a weather-resistant fur coat.
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Breed: Sussex spaniel
Did you know? After making their way across the pond to the U.S., there are now only about 600 Sussex spaniels living in the country.
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Breed: English setter
Did you know? It’s the best of both worlds for the English setter, which boasts the strength of the Gordon setter and the grace of the Irish setter.
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Breed: Soft Coated Wheaten terrier
Did you know? The terrier’s wheat-colored coat is to thank for its name, while its build made it a common choice for farmhand duties in Ireland.
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Breed: Parson Russell terrier
Did you know? It’s all about the thrill of the chase for this terrier, bred to hunt with foxhounds and lure red foxes out of their lairs.
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Breed: Russell terrier
Did you know? This year marked the first time this terrier, praised for its loyalty, intelligence and athleticism, was able to get in on the competition.
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Did you know? Believed to have originated in Spain, Pointers were brought to England by members of the British Army following the War of Spanish Succession in the early 1700s. Once there, they were bred with the Italian Pointer to produce the dog we know today.
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Breed: Saint Bernard
Did you know? Saint Bernards are known for their muscular build and strength – and the 1992 family film Beethoven – making them a natural choice for careers as rescue and guard dogs.
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Did you know? One of the oldest breeds in existence, Mastiffs can be traced back to the 7th century B.C., when they protected knights during crusades and often guarded castles and manor houses.
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Did you know? Named for the nomadic Samoyed people of Siberia, the white-haired pooches were used to herd reindeer and hunt, making them necessary to their owners’ survival. That close contact with humans is what helped cultivate the Samoyeds’ friendly temperament.
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Breed: Alaskan Malamute
Did you know? Described as “freight dogs,” Alaskan Malamutes came to be beneficial for their ability to do sled work in the Arctic. The breed is also a popular choice for leisure activities, such as backpacking.
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Breed: French bulldog
Did you know? A Frenchie’s best quality is its strong attachment to people, making it the perfect option for canine companionship (we bet agrees).
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Breed: Alaskan Malamute
Did you know? While not typically family dogs, Alaskan Malamutes can be trained to excel at home life, and even therapy dog work, due to their obedience and agility.
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Breed: Anatolian Shepherd dog
Did you know? Anatolian Shepherds are prized by many cultures for their athletic ability and exceptional intelligence, something owner Jeff Hahn probably already knows about pup Piper.
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IT'S YOUR TURN! SHOW US YOUR BEST DRESSED DOG!
Does your couture-loving canine deserve a spot on the catwalk? Prove it by uploading a photo of your dog all dressed up (or Tweet or Instagram it with #YTfashiondog). Bonus points if you can get Fido to Blue Steel.