This "mexican" dog is born with a soft spot on their skull, just like human babies
This dog cannot bark
This dog is sometimes called a "Weiner Dog"
This dog is born pure white - spots appear in about 3 weeks
These dogs love to swat with their front paws, just like cats do
First breed to appear in a movie - even before Lassie
The fastest dog
The largest dog
Breed most used for security and police dogs
These dogs wore armor while protecting Knights in the middle ages
This "french" dog originated in Germany
These dogs were originally used to hunt lions
This dog has webbed paws, making him a very good swimmer
This "chinese" dog has a purple tongue
These short dogs carry the gene for dwarfism
These dogs are born with pink tongues that later turn black
This is the #1 favourite breed in Canada, the US and the UK
This is the heaviest dog (weighs the most)
This is believed to be the least intelligent dog
The name of the dog in "The Wizard of Oz'
The kind of dog owned by President Obama
The type of dog owned by the Queen of England
What kind of dog is Kalie
What kind of dog is Lassie
The name of Frasier's Dad's dog on "Frasier"
1 of 3 breeds to survive the sinking of the Titanic
2nd of 3 breeds to survive the sinking of the Titanic
A black and white gentle giant
A varigated grey bundle of barking energy

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