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More Chloe

Here is another from the series of "Puppyhood" commercials that Purina aired in 2015 to promote Purina Puppy Chow. It was a clever campaign that integrated Buzzfeed video with a content-rich website. By the time the final episode ended, "Chloe," the adorable Cavalier puppy, learned all about soccer practice, playing the...
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Laurie, Lou, and Lolabella

We don't pretend to always under the work of performance artist and poet, Laurie Anderson,  but it's clear she loves dogs. In 2016, she performed at Times Square in New York playing music composed for, and played at, a frequency suitable for canines, and suitably, her audience was made up of dogs...
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The Valle Scrivia and Bergamaschi

The oldest kennel in Italy is the Valle Scrivia owned by the Cavalchini family. It was after WWII that Annibale Guidobono Cavalchini returned home from the mountains and began to reorganize the family farm with an eye for livestock and a kennel. In time, a Boxer lived in the garden complete with...
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Davey Whippet: Still the Record Holder

Five years ago, he became the first dog to catch a disc over 400 feet. As far as we can tell, "Davey Whippet" still holds the Guinness World Record for Longest Flying Disc Throw Caught by a Dog with a catch of 134 yards (402 feet) he set in Canada in 2012,...
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Barn Hunt’s First Champion

The fun sport of Barn Hunt is based on the traditional role that many breeds had in ridding barns, farms, silos and outbuildings of vermin- and historically, these dogs were terriers - so when Weimaraner owners joke that it feels like "cheating"to enter a tracking event with one of their...
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A Puppy and Frenchie Fix All Rolled into One!

The best way we know how to end a day, start a day, or even interrupt the middle of a day, is with a puppy fix. With this video, you also get a Frenchie fix. Is this great night, or what?
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The Scandinavian Trim

There are lots of fanciful names given to features in our dogs, and while "rosettes" and "pompons" describe the rounded "clump" of hair on the hip of a Poodle groomed in a Continental clip, another word is "muffin." The Poodle, in addition to being a fabulous breed, is also one...
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Polydactylism!

Behold the majesty of the Norwegian Lundehund foot. It has six fully developed toes, five of which reach the ground. There are eight pads on each front foot, while additional toes consist of one three-jointed toes, like a thumb, and one two-jointed toe. The rear feet have a minimum of six...
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They Call Them “Singers”

For anyone who was wondering why New Guinea Singing Dogs are called "singers" by their owners, here's why: These dogs have been singing their haunting and spine chilling tune for over 6,000 years on the isolated island of New Guinea, but don't mistake this for simple howling. What is truly...
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More of Chloe and Max

Yesterday, we introduced you to "Max" and "Chloe," stars of a series of Purina Puppy Chow ads from 2015.  While everyone agrees that the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy named "Chloe" (her real name, by the way) is felony-cute,  one NPDD reader opined that the commercial did nothing to disabuse people...
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A Different Kind of Rescue Dog

As the story goes, an ancient sailing boat crewed by 150 sailors was in an epic storm, every drenched man feverishly pulling ropes and unfolding sails to stay afloat. A huge wave crashed on to the deck, and to the horror of the crewmen, one of their own was washed...
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