Breed Profiles

Scottish Terrier

While Scottish Terriers are known for their loyalty, bravery and determination, they are also sensitive but stubborn dogs. Find out more about caring for a Scottie here.


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Shar-Pei

Independent and calm Shar Peis are easily recognized by their wrinkly coats.


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Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie)

Although they look like miniature Collies, Shetland Sheepdogs are in fact a separate breed. Easy to train, they are great with children and make popular family pets.


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Shiba Inu

The courageous and loyal Shibu Inu was originally bred to hunt wild game in Japan’s underbrush.


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Shih Tzu

The Shih Tzu originated in China, and is one of the oldest breeds. Characterized by their long, flowing coat and lively personality, they can also make good watch dogs.


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Siberian Husky

Siberian Huskies are often associated with sled-pulling, but be aware that this breed is known for being great escape artists.


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Spinone Italiano

The Spinone is an Italian breed dating back to 500 BC, known for their coarse coat which often carries around mud and other muck! A great dog for energetic families, the Spinone is intelligent and devoted though sometimes sensitive. Find out more here.


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Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terriers (also called “Staffords” or “Staffies”) are strong, intelligent and courageous dogs who love children.


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Treeing Walker Coonhound

Known as “the people’s choice” of coonhound breeds, the affectionate Treeing Walker Coonhound got its name because it was bred for chasing racoons up trees.


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Weimaraner

Weimaraners are striking-looking dogs and delightful companions, made famous through the photographic work of William Wegman. This breed needs a strong owner who can handle the Weimaraner’s stubborn personality. Find out more about these “gray ghosts” here.


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