Dogs 101  

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Here's a great resource that I thought I would pass on...hope you find it informative! –Kim

Dogs 1013-part Video Series

Animal Planet has created an interesting series called Dogs 101. The popular video series highlights specific breeds, and gives lots of information that may prove helpful when selecting a canine companion. Season One is listed below. Lots of other breeds are featured in Season Two and Season Three.

Season One Videos
  • Airedale TerrierAiredale Terrier is the largest of the Terrier breeds and is called "The King
  • Akita, in Japan, symbolizes health and well being. Learn more about these loyal, fun-loving dogs!
  • Basset Hound holds the record for the longest dog ears. Learn more about this aristocratic dog.
  • Beagle is a hound's hound. Learn more about this popular barking breed!
  • Bichon Frise is a small, curly-haired irresistible dog. Bichons were used as circus dogs in the past and this breed still loves attention!
  • Bloodhound are unrivaled in their sense of smell and can smell a trail over 300 hours old.
  • Boston Terrier, an American gentleman, is one of the first breeds originating from the U.S.
  • Boxer holds the record for having the longest tongue. Learn more about this breed.
  • King Charles Spaniel Cavalier actually got its name, because it was the lapdog of choice for King Charles. Learn more about this lovable, spoiled breed.
  • Chihuahua is the smallest breed in the world and loves to be pampered.
  • Collie was made popular in the United States by "Lassie" and other celebrity pets. See what makes them such wonderful companions!
  • Dachshund comes in three different coats and two popular sizes, so there's a Doxie for everyone!
  • Doberman, a relatively new breed, was first bred less than 150 years ago.
  • English Bulldog – the wrinkles in the English Bulldog's face were bred in to read like Chinese characters. Find out what makes this man-made dog so popular!
  • English SpringerEnglish Springer was originally bred to be a hunting dog, and is now one of the world's top show dogs.
  • French Bulldog, surprisingly, actually comes from England. Get more info on these Frenchies.
  • German Shepherd, with handsome good looks, was an original canine movie star before the breed became popular police and military dogs.
  • Golden Retriever could be the perfect family pet. Watch this clip to find out!
  • Great Dane, the Apollo of the dog world. This breed is the tallest in the world and also one of the most gentle.
  • Irish Setter, it's believed, has a dash of five different breeds in its lineage. But, no one knows for sure.
  • Jack Russell (also known as Parson Russell) is a live wire.
  • Labrador Retriever is a natural swimmer, thanks to webbed paws, an otter-like tail and a water-resistant coat.
  • Maltese is the world's oldest lap dog! The richest dog in the world is a Maltese.
  • Miniature Pinscher ("min pin"), despite the uncanny resemblance, is not related to the Doberman Pinscher.
  • Newfoundland is the most extreme waterdog on the planet! Learn more about this water retrieving dog.
  • Pembroke Welsh CorgiPembroke Welsh Corgi, the Queen of England's favorite pooch, can really bust a move!
  • Poodle is one of the most popular dog breeds in America. Learn more about this foo-foo dog.
  • Pug has turned in to one of the most popular dogs in the United States. What some call ugly, others might call irresistibly cute! Find out more about this lovable breed.
  • Rhodesian Ridgeback, the Navy Seal of dog breeds, can keep up with a running horse for 30 miles.
  • Rottweiler is a no nonsense creature who need lots of attention and training.
  • Saint Bernard is an attention-getting drooler with a sweet disposition.
  • Shar-Pei translates to "sand skin." Learn more about this unique, wrinkly breed.
  • Shih Tzu may be more closely related to the wolf than any other breeds. Whether a star in the ring or at home, the Shih Tzu is one of the oldest breeds of dog.
  • Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is one of the best family dogs, and was originally bred as a substitute for a hound. This lively, spunky dog is one of the most fun dogs to own!
  • Hungarian VizslaVizsla, a majestic looking Hungarian breed, also comes odor-free!
  • Weimaraner was once used to bring down big game like bears, boars and deer.
  • West Highland White Terrier (Westie) is a tenacious little dog with a Type A personality.
  • Whippet, when it comes to speed, is the Ferrari of the dog world. This breed can even out pace a kangaroo!
  • Wire Fox Terrier may seem aggressive at first, but once you get to know them you realize how fun and energetic they are.
  • Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie) is considered hypoallergenic and is the second most popular breed in the world.
Season One:

Season Two:

Season Three:

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