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View the paw-some dog breeds at the show this year!

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Akita

Breed Group: Utility

Size: Large

Grooming: Once a week

Exercise: Over two hours a day

Lifespan: Over 10 Years

​Get to know me:

  • Some people don’t know this about me but I have webbed paws! This is because I used them to walk on snow in rural Japan.
  • Due to my heritage I LOVE the snow! So please please take me outside to play when it gets colder.
  • I have a lovely curly tail, everyone of us has a unique curl!

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Barbet

Breed Group: Gundog

Size: Medium

Grooming: Every day

Exercise: Two hours a day

Lifespan: Over 12 Years

​Get to know me:

  • I’m known for being a bit silly, I love having a nap by your side but I also love playing in the mud!
  • I make a great companion for seniors and families due to my friendly and affectionate nature.
  • Consistent training will ensure I’m the best pup ever and don’t develop any bad habits!

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Basset Hound

Breed Group: Hound

Size: Medium

Grooming: Once a week

Exercise: Up to an hour a day

Lifespan: Over 10 Years

Get to know me:

  • I am good-natured and sensible which means I am great with children!
  • A lot of people like me because I am low to the ground but this means I can have spinal and joint problems to keep an eye out.
  • Please don’t leave me alone for too long as I love spending time with you. I may need some extra love and care and I can get skin, ear and eye problems.

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Bearded Collie

Breed Group: Pastoral

Size: Medium

Grooming: Every day

Exercise: Up to an hour a day

Lifespan: Over 10 Years

Get to know me:

  • I am best with families who have older children.
  • Keep my training mentally stimulating else I will get bored and could develop bad habits!
  • High maintenance grooming is needed to keep me looking my best.

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Bergamasco

Breed Group: Pastoral

Size: Large

Grooming: Once a week

Exercise: Up to an hour a day

Lifespan: Over 12 Years

Get to know me:

  • I’m best suited to cold climates so keep me cool in the summer!
  • I love the outdoors so make sure you have a garden I can play in.
  • I am devoted to my family and good with children.

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Bichon Frise

Breed Group: Toy

Size: Small

Grooming: Every day

Exercise: Up to an hour a day

Lifespan: Over 12 Years

​Get to know me:

  • I love being the centre of attention and will win you over with my charming personality!
  • Please don’t leave me alone for too long as I may become anxious and start chewing things you don’t want me too.
  • As a puppy I am curious and playful so be sure to socialise me well from an early age.

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Bloodhound

Breed Group: Hound

Size: Giant

Grooming: Once a week

Exercise: Over two hours a day

Lifespan: Under 10 Years

​Get to know me:

  • Whoops, I’m a little bit clumsy and although I’m gentle, I am best suited to families with older children.
  • When i have stopped growing I LOVE going on long walks, so make sure you can keep up with me!
  • Although loved for my appearance, it does mean I can have skin, ear and eye problems.

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Border Terrier

Breed Group: Terrier

Size: Small

Grooming: More than once a week

Exercise: Up to an hour a day

Lifespan: Over 12 Years

​Get to know me:

  • I love digging in the garden and am a great escape artist so be sure your garden is secure!
  • Lots of exercise is needed to keep me fit and entertained. I like regular brisk walks and playing games in the garden.

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Canadian Eskimo Dog

Breed Group: Working

Size: Medium

Grooming: Once a week

Exercise: Up to an hour a day

Lifespan: Over 12 Years

​Get to know me:

  • I love working so am best suited to a working lifestyle, rather than a companion in your home.
  • Due to this love of work, I am a quick learner so start training me early on.
  • I am wary around strangers but loyal and affectionate to my family.

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Canaan Dog

Breed Group: Utility

Size: Medium

Grooming: Once a week

Exercise: Up to an hour a day

Lifespan: Over 12 Years

​Get to know me:

  • I am loyal and good with children!
  • I am low shedding so your carpets shouldn’t be too furry.
  • Be sure to socialise me from a young age as I can be wary of strangers and territorial.

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Cesky Terrier

Breed Group: Terrier

Size: Small

Grooming: Once a week

Exercise: Up to an hour a day

Lifespan: Over 12 Years

​Get to know me:

  • I am much more laid back than most other terriers.
  • I don’t shed, so no hairs on the carpets means less cleaning for you! But this does mean I need to be clipped regularly.
  • I love small children and am devoted to my family.

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Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

Breed Group: Working

Size: Large

Grooming: Once a week

Exercise: Two hours a day

Lifespan: Over 10 Years

​Get to know me:

  • I have lots of energy and love playing. My quick reactions make me stealthy at playing games in the garden.
  • If introduced early I can learn to live with other animals, however I am wary of strange small animals.

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Dandie Dinmont Terrier

Breed Group: Terrier

Size: Small

Grooming: Once a week

Exercise: Up to an hour a day

Lifespan: Over 10 Years

​Get to know me:

  • I am best with families who have older children.
  • Your floors will not be covered in me as I do not moult! Although… this does mean I need a lot of grooming!
  • Please don’t leave me at home by myself for too long, I get lonely.

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Dachshund

Breed Group: Hound

Size: Small

Grooming: More than once a week

Exercise: Up to an hour a day

Lifespan: Over 12 Years

​Get to know me:

  • I am very adaptable and love being in the countryside or city life.
  • Don’t let my small appearance fool you, I enjoy exercise, but make sure I don’t jump as it will hurt my back.
  • Although loved for my petite size, it does mean I am prone to spinal and joint problems so am not suited to homes with lots of steps!

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English Toy Terrier

Breed Group: Toy

Size: Small

Grooming: Once a week

Exercise: Up to an hour a day

Lifespan: Over 12 Years

Get to know me:

  • I am loyal and love playing with older children.
  • It’s my instinct to chase rats so keep me away from small furries!
  • Being outdoors and playing is one of my favourite things… a calm, indoor life is not for me!
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Eurasier

Breed Group: Utility

Size: Medium

Grooming: Once a week

Exercise: Up to an hour a day

Lifespan: Over 10 Years

​Get to know me:

  • I am incredibly smart, which means you should start training me early so I can be the smartest pup in the park!
  • Due to my affectionate and loving nature, I am suitable for first time owners.
  • I’m a sensitive soul so please don’t be too harsh when telling me off.

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French Bulldog

Breed Group: Utility

Size: Small

Grooming: Once a week

Exercise: Up to an hour a day

Lifespan: Over 10 Years

​Get to know me:

  • I thrive on your attention, spend lots of time with me and we can be paw-fect pals!
  • I do not need a large amount of exercise and definitely won’t be going jogging with you! This means I am suitable for both country and city life.
  • Keep an eye on me because I can suffer from breathing and eye problems.

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German Pinscher

Breed Group: Working

Size: Medium

Grooming: Once a week

Exercise: Up to an hour a day

Lifespan: Over 10 Years

​Get to know me:

  • I have lots of energy and love playing with older children!
  • Running around the garden is so much fun, so make sure your garden is a secure place for me to play!
  • I need proper training so am best suited to experienced owners.

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German Shorthaired Pointer

Breed Group: Gundog

Size: Medium

Grooming: Once a week

Exercise: Over two hours a day

Lifespan: Over 10 Years

​Get to know me:

  • I LOVE playing outside in a big garden and am not suited to city living.
  • I have lots of energy and love playing with older children!
  • Training me should be consistent so I need an experienced owner.

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Glen of Imaal Terrier

Breed Group: Terrier

Size: Medium

Grooming: More than once a week

Exercise: Up to an hour a day

Lifespan: Over 10 Years

Get to know me:

  • Unlike most terriers, I’m not known to bark!
  • Being outside is SO much fun, so please play with me in the garden.
  • …although, I like digging so let me know if you don’t like it so I know not to!

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Greyhound

Breed Group: Hound

Size: Large

Grooming: Once a week

Exercise: Up to an hour a day

Lifespan: Over 10 Years

​Get to know me:

  • I like to have space to run in but don’t have long endurance.
  • After running around I’d love to spend the day relaxing with you around the house.
  • Because I love to chase, don’t leave me around small furries!

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Hokkaido Ken

Breed Group: Mixed

Size: Medium

Grooming: Once a week

Exercise: Two hours a day

Lifespan: Over 12 Years

Get to know me:

  • I am very vocal! I have many different howls, barks, growls! All of which mean different things!
  • I love to run, but sometimes my hunting instinct gets the better of me, and I may not come back when called. Keep me on a lead if its not a safe, enclosed space for me to play in!
  • I love my people, but I can be wary of strangers if not socialised properly as a puppy, and throughout my whole life!

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Hovawart

Breed Group: Working

Size: Large

Grooming: More than once a week

Exercise: Over two hours a day

Lifespan: Over 10 Years

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Irish Red and White Setter

Breed Group: Gundog

Size: Large

Grooming: Once a week

Exercise: Over two hours a day

Lifespan: Over 10 Years

Get to know me:

  • I am friendly and love playing with you, being active is so much fun!
  • Early socialisation and consistent training will make me your number 1 family member!
  • I love open spaces so be sure to have a big garden to play in.

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Kai Ken

Breed Group: Mixed

Size: Medium

Grooming: Once a week

Exercise: Over two hours a day

Lifespan: Over 12 Years

Get to know me:

  • In Japan I’m also known as ‘Tora Inu’, or Tiger dog, because of my brindle fur.
  • I can be aloof with strangers, but once you get to know me, I will be your best friend!
  • I love to hike and run, long and busy walks are my favourites! Be careful letting me off leash though, I have a high prey drive!

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Keeshond

Breed Group: Utility

Size: Medium

Grooming: Every day

Exercise: Up to an hour a day

Lifespan: Over 10 Years

​Get to know me:

  • You must be prepared to dedicate time to my grooming to keep my fluffy coat looking beautiful!
  • I am people orientated and love being involved in family activities, so please don’t leave me by myself for too long.

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Kishu Ken

Breed Group: Mixed

Size: Medium

Grooming: Once a week

Exercise: Up to an hour a day

Lifespan: Over 12 Years

Get to know me:

  • We are one of the rarest Japanese breeds, our ancestry goes back thousands of years.
  • We are expert escape artists and can climb fences, we like to get high up to keep a look out over our pack! We are bold and intelligent. Agile and excellent hunters so need to be watched with smaller animals. We also have a knack for scent work.
  • We are loyal and brave and make strong family bonds. I love being around older children and enjoy adult company. We can suffer with allergies and do better on a species appropriate diet.
  • We have lots of energy and are well suited to living in a multi dog household.

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Komondor

Breed Group: Pastoral

Size: Large

Grooming: More than once a week

Exercise: Up to an hour a day

Lifespan: Under 10 Years

​Get to know me:

  • I love to play outdoors and exercise, so need a family who are paw-pared to go on lots of walks and adventures with me.
  • I’m not overly social. I need an experienced owner who will socialise me from an early age.
  • As a pup I have a white, fluffy and shaggy coat. As I get older my coat will begin to mat and this is when my amazing cords start to form!

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Lagotto Romagnolo

Breed Group: Gundog

Size: Small

Grooming: More than once a week

Exercise: Over two hours a day

Lifespan: Over 12 Years

Get to know me:

  • I am friendly and a good family pet. I love spending time with children!
  • Due to my coat I do not shed, but be sure to make sure I stay looking my best.
  • Strangers are a little bit scary so try to introduce me to new people from an early age so I can get used to them.

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Lancashire Heeler

Breed Group: Pastoral

Size: Small

Grooming: Once a week

Exercise: Up to an hour a day

Lifespan: Over 12 Years

​Get to know me:

  • Make sure you have a secure garden else I might go off exploring!
  • I am very vocal and love speaking to my neighbours.
  • Older children are so much fun to play with.
  • Experienced trainers will teach me to be the best me I can be!

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Manchester Terrier

Breed Group: Terrier

Size: Small

Grooming: Once a week

Exercise: Up to an hour a day

Lifespan: Over 12 Years

​Get to know me:

  • I’m loyal but sometimes reserved with strangers so be sure to socialise me from an early age.
  • My ancestors are used to chasing so keep me away from small furries!
  • Grooming is easy to maintain as I have a short coat.

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Maremma Sheepdog

Breed Group: Pastoral

Size: Large

Grooming: More than once a week

Exercise: Over two hours a day

Lifespan: Over 10 Years

Get to know me:

  • Spending time with you makes me so happy! Protective and loyal are some of my best traits.
  • You are my best friends and I love having cuddles with you.
  • I am wary of strangers and need introducing to them to make sure I grow accustomed to them.

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Miniature Schnauzer

Breed Group: Utility

Size: Small

Grooming: More than once a week

Exercise: Up to an hour a day

Lifespan: Over 10 Years

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Norwich Terrier

Breed Group: Terrier

Size: Small

Grooming: More than once a week

Exercise: Up to an hour a day

Lifespan: Over 10 Years

​Get to know me:

  • I am alert so can enjoy barking when people make loud noises.
  • I don’t like rough handling so much prefer spending time with older children.
  • If given the chance I would love to dig up your back garden!

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Otterhound

Breed Group: Hound

Size: Giant

Grooming: More than once a week

Exercise: Over two hours a day

Lifespan: Over 10 Years

​Get to know me:

  • Exercise is SO much fun, if you have an outdoor lifestyle you could be the perfect family for me!
  • I need lots of attention to keep me happy so please don’t leave me alone for too long.
  • I need a skilled trainer so I can become a perfect pooch, which means I am not suited to first time owners.

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Poodle (Miniature)

Breed Group: Utility

Size: Medium

Grooming: Every day

Exercise: Up to an hour a day

Lifespan: Over 12 Years

​Get to know me:

  • I love playing outdoors so I can relax at the end of the day!
  • I’m a good companion for older people or families with older children.
  • I can be very vocal so be sure to socialise me early on so I’m comfortable around strangers.

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Poodle (Standard)

Breed Group: Utility

Size: Large

Grooming: Every day

Exercise: Up to an hour a day

Lifespan: Over 12 Years

​Get to know me:

  • Make sure your family isn’t too noisy as loud noises can make me stressed.
  • I love playing outdoors then relaxing at the end of the day!
  • I do not moult so will need you to take me to the doggy hairdressers.

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Poodle (Toy)

Breed Group: Utility

Size: Small

Grooming: Every day

Exercise: Up to an hour a day

Lifespan: Over 12 Years

Get to know me:

  • I am loyal and protective, don’t leave me alone for too long as I may become mischievous to get your attention!
  • I enjoy playing with small children as long as they

    are respectful and kind with me.

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Pug

Breed Group: Toy

Size: Small

Grooming: Every day

Exercise: Up to an hour a day

Lifespan: Over 10 Years

​Get to know me:

  • I love being with you, I am the ultimate loyal and funny companion dog, so please don’t leave me alone for too long.
  • Just like you I need exercise to keep me healthy. My favourite past time is eating and I know just how to charm you into giving me extra treats!
  • Like all flat faced breeds I can have health issues (skin, breathing and eye problems), so it’s important you learn about these before I join your family and choose me from a responsible breeder.

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Retriever (Golden)

Breed Group: Gundog

Size: Large

Grooming: More than once a week

Exercise: Over two hours a day

Lifespan: Over 10 Years

​Get to know me:

  • I LOVE spending time with my family, children are so much fun to play with and cuddle with.
  • Being in the countryside is so much fun, but I can be equally as happy in a town if you provide me with plenty of exercise and
  • stimulation.
  • I am quick to learn and eager to please so start training me early on!

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Retriever (Labrador)

Breed Group: Gundog

Size: Large

Grooming: Once a week

Exercise: Two hours a day

Lifespan: Over 10 Years

​Get to know me:

  • I love chewing so please buy plenty of sturdy chew toys!!
  • Working with people is so much fun, be sure to start training me when I’m a pup.
  • Eating is one of my favourite things, but keep an eye out I don’t become overweight.

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Shiba Inu

Breed Group: Utility

Size: Small

Grooming: Once a week

Exercise: Up to an hour a day

Lifespan: Over 12 Years

​Get to know me:

  • I am often mistaken for a fox but am more like a cat to live with.
  • I like to play rough with the big dogs but our breed were originally hunters so can be known for having a high prey drive with smaller animals.
  • We are very independent thinkers and can be aloof but are bold and intelligent and keep ourselves fastidiously clean. Minimal bathing required!
  • I can be prone to oscar performance over-dramatics when asked to do something I don’t want to do. Ask me about the Shiba Scream!

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Shikoku Ken

Breed Group: Mixed

Size: Medium

Grooming: Once a week

Exercise: Up to an hour a day

Lifespan: Over 12 Years

Get to know me:

  • I come from Japan from a lineage of primitive hunting dogs and therefore I am energetic and have a high prey drive when you take me out to adventures.
  • Today I am mainly considered as a companion dog. Although I am a quick learner I might not be very easily motivated in dog sports.
  • I am very loyal and affectionate to my owner and sometimes this might cause me to have separation anxiety. You need to teach me to feel safe when left alone.

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Siberian Husky

Breed Group: Working

Size: Medium

Grooming: More than once a week

Exercise: Over two hours a day

Lifespan: Over 10 Years

​Get to know me:

  • I am best suited to families with older children, so that you can pay attention to me and not the smaller hoomans!
  • I am an excellent companion for families who enjoy the outdoors and hiking.
  • Before I am fully grown, my exercise should be limited to prevent damage to my bones.

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Skye Terrier

Breed Group: Terrier

Size: Small

Grooming: Once a week

Exercise: Up to an hour a day

Lifespan: Over 12 Years

​Get to know me:

  • I don’t like being teased so please keep me away from small children.
  • Small furries are not my friend, after all I am a terrier!
  • A confident trainer is needed to ensure I reach my full potential.

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Spaniel (Clumber)

Breed Group: Gundog

Size: Large

Grooming: Once a week

Exercise: Up to an hour a day

Lifespan: Over 10 Years

​Get to know me:

  • I love spending time with you due to my loyal and affectionate nature!
  • Although I will love you, I am wary of strangers.
  • I am prone to skin and ear problems so might need some extra love and care.

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Spaniel (Cocker)

Breed Group: Gundog

Size: Small

Grooming: Every day

Exercise: Two hours a day

Lifespan: Over 10 Years

​Get to know me:

  • I am a sensitive sole and do not respond well to harsh treatment, so please be nice when teaching me right from wrong.
  • I am gentle and easy going, and love giving you affection and spending time with you.
  • Although I love all my family members… I will always have a special place in my heart for the person who feeds me.

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Spaniel (Sussex)

Breed Group: Gundog

Size: Medium

Grooming: More than once a week

Exercise: Over two hours a day

Lifespan: Over 10 Years

Get to know me:

  • Unlike other spaniels I am known to be calm and easy going.
  • By socialising me early you can ensure I am the most confident pup I can be!
  • You will be my best friend, I am eager to please and I will protect you!

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St Bernard

Breed Group: Working

Size: Giant

Grooming: More than once a week

Exercise: Up to an hour a day

Lifespan: Over 10 Years

Get to know me:

  • I am well-loved due to my size however this does mean I can get health issues so keep an eye out!
  • Children are so fun to play with and I am gentle but I am large so please supervise.
  • Patience is a virtue I am blessed with and I am sweet-natured, making a perfect addition to your family!

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Tibetan Mastiff

Breed Group: Working

Size: Giant

Grooming: More than once a week

Exercise: Up to an hour a day

Lifespan: Over 10 Years

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Weirmaraner

Breed Group: Gundog

Size: Large

Grooming: Once a week

Exercise: Over two hours a day

Lifespan: Over 10 Years

​Get to know me:

  • I LOVE roaming around so be sure you have a large fenced garden to play with me in.
  • Be confident and interesting when training me so I can become a perfect pooch!

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West Highland White Terrier

Breed Group: Terrier

Size: Small

Grooming: Once a week

Exercise: Up to an hour a day

Lifespan: Over 12 Years

​Get to know me:

  • Start training me early, be consistent and firm so I can become the dog you’ve dreamed of!
  • I am friendly and loving, if I do say so myself, and am an ideal companion for an active older owner.

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Whippet

Breed Group: Hound

Size: Small

Grooming: Once a week

Exercise: Up to an hour a day

Lifespan: Over 12 Years

Get to know me:

  • Gentle and affectionate, I am the perfect addition to your family.
  • Provided I have plenty of walks, I’m not too fussy where I live!
  • However, I should not be trusted with small furries as I have been bred to chase.

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Xoloitzcuintle (Mexican Hairless)

Breed Group: Utility

Size: Medium

Grooming: Once a week

Exercise: Up to an hour a day

Lifespan: Over 10 Years

​Get to know me:

  • I am best suited to warm climates but be sure to put sunscreen on me if it gets too hot!
  • Loyal and affectionate can be used to describe me, however I am best at directing my love towards adults.

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