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Samoyed
2008-07-13 21:43:23

The Samoyed is a breed of dog which was originally bred to pull the sleds of nomadic reindeer herders from Siberia. The breed was developed not only to pull sleds, but also to assist in herding and keep its owners warm at night, acting as their blanket by sleeping on top of them. Following the Russian Revolution, the Samoyed became obsolete for these people, but enough of the dogs had been...

Portuguese Water Dog
2008-06-03 17:13:11

The Portuguese Water Dog, also called Cão d'Água or the Portuguese Fishing Dog originated as a fishing breed. The breed may trace as far back as 700 B.C. to central Asia, but the breed was predominantly bred and used in Portugal. The Portuguese Water Dog was often used to retrieve broken nets and lost tackle, as well as herd fish into nets and act as a courier from one ship to another....

Labrador Retriever
2008-05-27 16:45:02

The Labrador Retriever is a gun dog which specializes in retrieving. It is considered the most popular breed in the world according to its registered ownership. The breed originated in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It was developed using the St. John's Water Dog, which is also a predecessor of the Newfoundland breed. The breed was originally used for retrieval as well as pulling in...

Eurasier
2008-05-22 20:33:13

The Eurasier, also called the Eurasian is a spitz type companion breed which originated in Germany in 1960. The breed is a combination of the Wolfspitz, the Chow Chow, and the Samoyed. It was first officially recognized in 1973. The breed is medium-sized, standing from 16 to 24 inches high and weighing 40 to 70 pounds. It has the characteristic prick ears of a spitz, and a thick undercoat...

Elo
2008-05-22 18:23:16

The Elo is a German breed, first bred in 1987. The breed is a combination of nine different breeds and 16 specific dogs. The Elo is predominantly Eurasier. It is also 23% Old English Sheepdog and 10% Chow Chow. The other 6 breeds used remain in smaller percentages. The Elo has shown likelihood to be affected by Distichia, an eyelash that rises from an abnormal spot on the eyelid of the...

Canaan Dog
2008-05-19 10:32:16

The Canaan Dog is Israel's national breed, which has existed in the Middle East for thousands of years. It has the appearance of a wild dog combined with a medium collie-type breed, and belongs to the Spitz family. The Canaan Dog has ears which stand straight up. It has a double coat which is short to medium in length. The undercoat is soft, and the outer coat is flat and harsh. It can be...

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megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.