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12 Dog Breeds You’re Probably Pronouncing Wrong

Three Samoyed dogs sitting in the snow in front of a blue sky

Hundreds of unique dog breeds have originated all over the world, bred for the specific environment and necessary work of that region. As many of these breeds made their way to the United States, their names often were so frequently mispronounced that their Americanized name became the norm. Here is a list of 12 of…

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The Amazing Adaptations of Sled Dogs

Musher with team of sled dogs in front of mountains of Denali National Park.

A Brief History The use of dogs to pull sleds has been traced back to around 9,000 years ago through remains on Zhokhov Island in the East Siberian Sea. Archaeological analysis of dog remains showed that, by this time, the inhabitants of the island had domesticated two varieties of dogs: hunters and draft animals. Since…

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