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Akita

Have you heard of Akita loyalty?

If you’ve ever seen Hachi: A Dog’s Tale, then you’ve witnessed true Akita loyalty.

The movie tells the story of Hachiko, a dog that waited at…

Brussels Griffon drawing by Dog Breeds List

Brussels Griffon

Are you a Star Wars fan?

Did you just die of adorableness the first time you saw an Ewok? I know I sure did.

Unfortunately those big, mystical teddy bears don’t actually exist. (Thank you, fantasy.) But the little creature that inspired them is alive and well in the real world! Yep, you guessed it:

The Brussels Griffon was George Lucas’ inspiration for Ewoks.

And rightly so. The Brussels Griffon is a rather rare breed that could use some more recognition. He’s a tiny toy dog with a huge heart for snuggles and affection.

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Alaskan Malamute

The Alaskan Malamute (not to be confused with the Siberian Husky) is bigger and built for endurance.

Still, like his cousin, he was built to work, so make sure you do this one thing before bringing a Malamute pup home.

Australian Shepherd drawing

Australian Shepherd

Best known for their speckled coats and striking eyes, Australian Shepherds are a highly popular breed.

Australian Shepherds might be gorgeous dogs, but…

Basenji drawing by Dog Breeds List

Basenji

Do you like cats?

If not, then beware the Basenji. He may look like a dog, but truth be told–he’s actually part kitty. And he flaunts his feline side shamelessly.

In fact, he’s got so much cat in him that this crazy breed refuses to bark! Yep, that’s right, he’s barkless.

But don’t get too excited: he’s not silent. The Basenji has his own unique ways of making himself heard. Ways that are loud and clear…

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Beagle

Ah, the Beagle.

A happy-go-lucky little hound dog with the cutest face of the canine world. These pups may have been bred to hunt, but they are huge heartthrobs, too.

Which explains why they’re the 6th most popular dog in the U.S. Heck, even Charlie Brown had one (little Snoopy was a Beagle, after all!).

But before you fall in love with those floppy ears and puppy-dog eyes, read up on the breed. He’s a dog that lives to smell and loves to “sing”. Which can be problematic if you prize your sanity.

Bloodhound drawing by Dog Breeds List

Bloodhound

All that extra skin serves to waft up and hold in scents, making the Bloodhound the dog world’s #1 tracker.

Speaking of tracking scents, how old of a scent trail do you think the Bloodhound can track?

The answer is sure to surprise you…