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National Dog Day!!

Hey, did you know that August 26 is National Dog Day? Here’s a photo of my dog, Tiffany Pearl. She’s a one-year-old miniature schnauzer. Do you have a dog photo to share with us? Happy Dog Days!! Sue

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Your Life & Mine: Office Pal

About three years ago, we said a tearful good-bye to our little mini-schnauzer, Wofgang Amadeus. Wof was a protective little guy, sure that the safety of the household rested on his capable shoulders. My husband Neil and I decided that … Continue reading

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Clumber Spaniel

The Clumber Spaniel is a relatively new breed, developed in the 1800s in England and France. Experts believe that the Clumber resulted from a mix of early spaniel types and the Basset Hound. It’s a strong, slow-moving breed with an … Continue reading

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Puppy Love/ Papillon!

Friends of ours owned a beautiful little Papillon at the same time that our teenage daughter owned a Shih Tzu. We were wondering how the dogs would get along, so we planned to have our friend Bill hold his Papillon … Continue reading

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Puppy Love/ Curly-Coated Retriever

Considered the oldest breed of retriever, the Curly-Coated Retriever was developed as early as the 1500s in England. Its bloodline may include the Irish Water Spaniel, the Poodle, and various breeds of setter.  (Photo by Zwoenitzer, licensed under GNU Free … Continue reading

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Puppy Love/ Otterhound

I have never met an Otterhound; however, they seem to be a very interesting dog. “Used in medieval England to hunt down otters that were depleting the local fish population, this large scent hound was bred to love water.”  Nancy … Continue reading

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Puppy Love/ Harrier!

Although dog experts aren’t quite sure, evidence suggests that this breed existed during the Middle Ages in England, although it probably didn’t originate there. The Harrier is a middle sized dog, 40 to 55 pounds, strong and athletic.  It was … Continue reading

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Puppy Love/ Cocker Spaniel

The first dog my husband and I owned after we married was our golden-red Cocker Spaniel. We chose him from a litter of 11 puppies owned by friends of ours, and when he was four weeks old Mama Cocker wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Puppy Love/ Brittany!

For years our neighbors owned a Brittany. She was a beauty, friendly and sweet in temperament. This breed was originally developed in France and is considered a sporting dog, used to hunt birds, and they are also a wonderful family … Continue reading

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Puppy Love/ Saluki!

According to many experts, the Saluki is the oldest domesticated dog breed in the world. They were used as coursing hounds to hunt rabbits and small gazelles by the nobility of Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Persia. They are fast, agile, and … Continue reading

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