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Shiba Inu drawing by Dog Breeds List

Shiba Inu

The Shiba Inu is another one of those dogs that’s actually part cat.

But even though he’s got some feline qualities, he’s still a good-natured and spirited pup.

In fact, he’s the most popular companion dog in his home country of Japan.

And he even ranks 44th most…

Shih Tzu drawing by Dog Breeds List

Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu actually translates to “little lion”. And while the breed may not seem very lion-like, he just might’ve been.

It’s said that a Tibetan Buddhist God brought along a Shih Tzu on his travels. And when needed, that little lion dog could transform into an actual lion.

Pretty awesome, right?

But as intimidating as it sounds…

Miniature Schnauzer drawing by Dog Breeds List

Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzers make fantastic family pets.

They are energetic, active, and have a huge personality.

Highly intelligent, the breed responds well to training – if you can work past their stubborn…

Pembroke Welsh Corgi drawing by Dog Breeds List

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Did you know that Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite dog is the Pembroke Welsh Corgi?

They’re also associated with fairy tales.

Seriously.

According to Welsh legend, elves and fairies used these dogs to…

Pomeranian drawing by Dog Breeds List

Pomeranian

The 3-7 pound Pomeranian wasn’t always small. In fact, they used to be 30-pound sled dogs.

But I use the phrase “used to be” loosely, since it’s possible to find a 30-pound Pomeranian today.

That’s because modern Poms still carry the…

Poodle drawing by Dog Breeds List

Poodle

What do you think of when you hear the word “poodle”? You may think of poodle skirts, of fancy Paris streets, or of a silly-looking dog with pom-poms. And while perhaps related, these things by no means define the Poodle dog breed. While funny, these unfortunate stereotypes can cause some potential dog owners to pass…

Pug dog drawing by Dog Breeds List

Pug

Pugs have a HUUUUGE personality, unlimited affection, and an impressive historical background.

And they’ve been able to maintain their popularity throughout millennia.

If you’re considering owning a Pug, you won’t simply be getting a pet.

You’ll be getting a…

Rottweiler drawing by Dog Breeds List

Rottweiler

Originally from Rome & bred to perfection in Germany, Rottweilers have intimidating looks, but hearts of gold.

Are Rotties the perfect dog breed for your family?

Saint Bernard drawing by Dog Breeds List

Saint Bernard

The iconic image of the Saint Bernard shows a big, saggy dog sporting a barrel of booze on his collar.

Sorry to disappoint, but the barrel collar was never actually a thing.

It was simply a mis…

Samoyed drawing

Samoyed

Samoyeds are gentle giants with friendly smiles and fluffy white coats. They’re kind, loyal, and one of the most dependable dog breeds by nature yet their bodies are sturdy and able to do some heavy work. Spoiler Alert: Despite their cuteness and positive characteristics, Samoyeds aren’t for everyone. Samoyeds aren’t just pets. They are another…