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Stories behind Popular Dog Breed Names

Thursday May 25th 2017

Naming your dog is always a difficult task and we can spend days agonising over the perfect option to suit their individual personality and charm. But have you ever thought about how the breeds of these dogs received their name? For many dogs, there are some fascinating stories behind the origins of their breed names. For example, Dachshund actually translates in German to ‘Badger Dog’, a name given to them after they were bred in order to produce an elongated hunting dog which could dig its way into badger holes

To help you learn more about some of the interesting stories behind popular dog breed names, we’ve created the useful infographic below

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