The Great Dane is a German breed of domestic dog known for its giant size.

The record holder for the tallest dog ever is a Great Dane called Zeus.

He measured 111.8 cm from paw to shoulder.

The tallest living dog is another Dane named Freddy, measuring 103.5 cm.

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The Irish Wolfhound is a historic sighthound dog breed from Ireland.

Its presence and substantial size inspired literature, poetry and mythology.

Like all sighthounds, it was used to pursue game by speed.

It was also famed as a guardian dog, specialising in protection against and for the hunting of wolves.

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The French Bulldog is a breed of domestic dog.

In the 1800s, they were the result of a cross between Toy Bulldogs imported from England and local ratters in Paris, France.

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The Rottweiler is a breed of domestic dog, regarded as a medium-to-large or large.

The dogs were known in German as Rottweiler Metzgerhund, meaning butchers' dogs.

This is because their main use was to herd livestock and pull carts laden with butchered meat to market.

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The English Cocker Spaniel is a breed of gun dog.

It is noteworthy for producing one of the most varied numbers of pups in a litter among all dog breeds.

The English Cocker Spaniel is an active, good-natured, sporting dog standing well up at the withers and compactly built.

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The American Staffordshire Terrier, also known as the Amstaff, is a medium-sized, short-coated American dog breed.

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What to do if you see someone hurting a dog?

If you witness suspected cruelty to animals, call your local animal control agency as soon as possible or dial 9-1-1 if you're unfamiliar with local organizations.

If you make a report of alleged animal cruelty, the responding agency is required to investigate.

The Greyhound is a sighthound breed of dog.

It has been bred for coursing game and Greyhound racing.

Since the rise in large-scale adoption of retired racing Greyhounds, the breed has seen a resurgence in popularity as a family pet.

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The German Shepherd is a breed of medium to big-sized working dog that originated in Germany.

In the English language, the breed's officially recognised name is the German Shepherd Dog.

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The Newfoundland Dog is a large working dog.

They can be either black, brown, or white and black.

However, in the Dominion of Newfoundland, before it became part of the confederation of Canada, only black and landseer coloured dogs were considered to be proper members of the breed.

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Cocker Spaniels are dogs belonging to two breeds of the spaniel dog type: the American Cocker Spaniel and the English Cocker Spaniel.

Both of which are commonly called simply Cocker Spaniels in their countries of origin.

In the early 20th century, Cocker Spaniels also included small hunting spaniels.

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The Alaskan Malamute is a large breed of domestic dog originally bred for their strength and endurance to haul heavy freight and later as a sled dog.

They are similar to other arctic breeds and spitz breeds, such as the Greenland Dog, Canadian Eskimo Dog, the Siberian Husky and the Samoyed.

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The Dobermann, Doberman or Doberman Pinscher is from the United States and Canada.

It is a medium-large breed of domestic dog.

It was originally developed around 1890 by Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann, a tax collector from Germany.

The Dobermann has a long muzzle.

It stands on its pads and is usually light-footed.

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The Pointer, often called the English Pointer, is a medium to large-sized breed of dog.

It was developed in England as a gun dog.

It is one of several pointing breeds.

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The Bernese Mountain Dog is a large-sized breed of dog.

It is one of the four breeds of Sennenhund-type dogs from the Swiss Alps.

Bred from crosses of Mastiffs and guard-type breeds, Bernese Mountain Dogs were brought to Switzerland by the Romans 2,000 years ago.

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The Chow Chow is a dog breed originally from northern China.

There it is referred to as Songshi-Quan, which means puffy-lion dog.

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The Shetland Sheepdog, often known as the Sheltie, is a breed of herding dog that originated in the Shetland Islands of Scotland.

The original name was Shetland Collie, but this caused controversy among the Rough Collie breeders of the time, so the breed's name was formally changed.

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The Border Collie is a working and herding dog breed developed in the Scottish borders for herding livestock, especially sheep.

It was specifically bred for intelligence and obedience.

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The Golden Retriever is a large-sized gun dog that retrieves shot waterfowl.

They retrieve ducks and upland game birds during hunting and shooting parties.

The name retriever refers to the breed's ability to retrieve shot game undamaged due to their soft mouth.

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The English Mastiff is a breed of extremely large dog.

National kennel clubs refer to the breed as simply the Mastiff.

They perhaps descended from the ancient Alaunt and Pugnaces Britanniae, with a significant input from the Alpine Mastiff in the 19th century.

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The beagle is a breed of small hound that is similar in appearance to the much larger foxhound.

The beagle is a scent hound, developed primarily for hunting hare.

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The Bull Terrier is a breed of dog in the terrier family.

There is also a miniature version of this breed which is officially known as the Miniature Bull Terrier.

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Havanese is the national dog of Cuba, developed from the now extinct Blanquito de la Habana.

The Blanquito descended from the also now-extinct Bichon Tenerife.

It is believed that the Blanquito was eventually cross-bred with other Bichon types, including the Poodle, to create what is now known as the Havanese.

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The Irish Setter is a setter, a breed of gundog and family dog.

The term Irish Setter is commonly used to encompass the show-bred dog recognised by the American Kennel Club as well as the field-bred.

It is also known as the Red Setter recognised by the Field Dog Stud Book.

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The English Springer Spaniel is a breed of gun dog in the Spaniel family traditionally used for flushing and retrieving game.

It is an affectionate, excitable breed with a typical lifespan of twelve to fourteen years.

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The Dalmatian is a breed of medium-sized dog, noted for its unique black, liver spotted coat.

They were mainly used as a carriage dog in its early days.

Its roots trace back to Croatia and its historical region of Dalmatia.

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The Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog breed of terrier type, developed during the 19th century in Yorkshire, England.

Ideally its maximum size is 7 pounds.

A popular companion dog, the Yorkshire Terrier has also been part of the development of other breeds, such as the Silky Terrier.

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The Australian Shepherd is often known simply as the Aussie.

They are a medium-sized breed of dog that was, despite its name, developed on ranches in the United States during the 19th century.

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The Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog.

They are named after the Mexican state of Chihuahua.

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The Siberian Husky is a medium size working dog breed.

The breed belongs to the Spitz genetic family.

It is recognisable by its thickly furred double coat, erect triangular ears, and distinctive markings.

It is smaller than a very similar-looking dog, the Alaskan Malamute.

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The Affenpinscher, also known as the Monkey Terrier, is a terrier-like toy Pinscher breed of dog.

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The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a cattle herding dog breed which originated in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

It is one of two breeds known as a Welsh Corgi.

The other is the Cardigan Welsh Corgi, and both descend from the line of northern spitz-type dogs.

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The Italian Greyhound is a small breed of dog.

They are of the sighthound type, sometimes called the Italian for short, and nicknamed the IG or Iggy.

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The Basenji is a breed of hunting dog.

It was bred from stock that originated in central Africa.

Most of the major kennel clubs in the English-speaking world place the breed in the hound group more specifically, in the sighthound type.

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The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a small spaniel classed as a toy dog by The Kennel Club and the American Kennel Club.

They originated in the United Kingdom.

Since 2000, it has grown in popularity in the United States and ranks as the 19th most popular pure-breed.

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The Maltese is a small breed of dog in the Toy Group.

It descends from dogs originating in the Central Mediterranean Area.

The breed name and origins are generally understood to derive from the Mediterranean island nation of Malta.

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A Bichon Frise is a small breed of dog of the bichon type.

The Bichon Frise is a member of the Non-sporting Group of dog breeds in the United States.

They are a member of the Toy Dog Group in the United Kingdom.

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The Basset Hound is a short-legged breed of dog in the hound family.

The Basset is a scent hound that was originally bred for the purpose of hunting hare.

Their sense of smell and ability to ground-scent is second only to the Bloodhound.

Basset Hounds are one of six recognised basset-type breeds in France.

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A Shih Tzu, is a toy dog breed, weighing from 4 to 7.25 kilograms when fully grown.

The breed originated on the Tibetan Plateau and was developed in China.

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The Jack Russell Terrier is a small terrier that has its origins in fox hunting in England.

It is principally white-bodied and smooth, rough or broken-coated and can be any colour.

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The Australian Cattle Dog, or simply Cattle Dog, is a breed of herding dog originally developed in Australia.

They are used for droving cattle over long distances across rough terrain.

This breed is a medium-sized, short-coated dog that occurs in two main colour forms.

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The Chinese Crested Dog is a hairless breed of dog.

Like most hairless dog breeds, the Chinese Crested Dog comes in two varieties.

With and without fur, which are born in the same litter, the Powderpuff and the Hairless.

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Poodles are a group of formal dog breeds: the Standard Poodle, Miniature Poodle and Toy Poodle.

The origin of the breed is still discussed, with a prominent dispute over whether the poodle descends from Germany as a type of water dog or from the French Barbet.

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The Pug is a breed of dog with physically distinctive features of a wrinkly, short-muzzled face and curled tail.

They have a fine, glossy coat that comes in a variety of colours, most often fawn or black and a compact square body with well-developed muscles.

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The Labrador Retriever, or just Labrador, is a large type of retriever-gun dog.

The Labrador is one of the most popular breeds of dog in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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The Boxer is a medium-sized, short-haired breed of dog, developed in Germany.

The coat is smooth and tight-fitting.

Its colours are fawn, brindled, or white, with or without white markings

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The Pomeranian is a breed of dog of the Spitz type that is named for the Pomerania region in north-west Poland and north-east Germany in Central Europe.

Classed as a toy dog breed because of its small size.

The Pomeranian is descended from the larger Spitz-type dogs, specifically the German Spitz.

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The Bulldog, also known as the British Bulldog or English Bulldog, is a medium-sized breed of dog.

It is a muscular, hefty dog with a wrinkled face and a distinctive pushed-in nose.

The Kennel Club, the American Kennel Club and the United Kennel Club oversee breeding records.

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The Boston Terrier is a breed of dog originating in the United States of America.

This American gentleman was accepted in 1893 by the American Kennel Club as a non-sporting breed.

Colour and markings are important when distinguishing this breed.

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The dachshund, also known as the sausage dog or wiener dog is a short-legged, long-bodied, hound-type dog breed.

They may be smooth-haired, wire-haired or long-haired.

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The Papillon, also called the Continental Toy Spaniel, is a spaniel breed of dog.

It is ne of the oldest of the toy spaniels.

They derive their name from its characteristic butterfly-like look of the long and fringed hair on the ears.

A Papillon with dropped ears is called a Phalene.

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