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Dog breeds

If you're thinking of buying a dog, you might already have a type in mind, such as a small dog that doesn't shed hair, or a big hairy dog like a German shepherd.

You might choose a particular breed of dog because of the size, looks or behaviour associated with that breed. Remember, while different breeds may be more likely to show certain types of behaviour, their attitude will greatly depend on how they're raised and trained.

Follow the links below to discover more about the traits typically associated with each of the UK's most popular dog breeds.

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