Dog breed of the week: The Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever, also known as simply Labrador or Lab, is one of several kinds of retrievers, a type of gun dog. Labradors are athletic, playful, and the most popular breed of dog by registered ownership in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States (since 1991).

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7 Oscars Winning Dog Lovers

Matthew McConaughey

McConaughey FoxyMcConaughey, at age 44, won the Oscar for Best Actor following his portrayal of AIDS patient Ron Woodroof in the critically-acclaimed Dallas Buyers Club. McConaughey is currently the proud owner of three dogs. After losing his two previous dogs, both to cancer in 2005, McConaughey rescued a small, red-haired Border Collie-mix named Foxy. Next, he was united with his small, white unknown-mix named BJ. When news of the name came out, many close to McConaughey, including Jennifer Garner reported that the name stood for exactly what you might think it does but since then, he’s claimed that the name actually stands for beef jerky. Who knew. Finally, he has another rescue named Cheesey, who he found through the organization named D Cups Saving Teacups. It is staffed by exactly the type of person you might think.

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Dog breed of the week: The Dalmatian

The Dalmatian is a large breed of dog noted for its unique black or liver spotted coat. They have been found painted on walls of tombs running behind Egyptian chariots, and have played many roles because of their affinity for horses, including widepread use as a carriage dog.

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Dog breed of the week: Chihuahua

The Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog and is named for the state of Chihuahua in Mexico. Chihuahuas come in a wide variety of sizes, head shapes, colors, and coat lengths.

Chihuahuas are very small dogs, and are the smallest breed recognized by some kennel clubs.There are two main varieties recognized by kennel clubs, the short-haired and the long-haired. There is a second varietal split as well, having to do with the shape and size of the dog’s head. These two descriptive classifications are “apple head” and “deer head”, but only the apple head is conformationally correct. Source Wikipedia

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