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Papillon Dog

The Papillon is one of the most intelligent breeds of its size. It loves to spend time with its owner learning new tricks.

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Parson Russell Terrier Dog

The Parson Russell Terrier can be a handful with it's high energy and hunting instincts. A great canine for an owner who is also highly active, as well as a sense of humour.

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Patterdale Terrier (Fell Terrier) Dog

The Patterdale Terrier, sometimes called the "Black Fell Terrier," is not as high energy as some other terriers, but don't be fooled, he is still a lively fellow. This dog was originally bred for hunting or ratting so he still possesses those instincts, which makes him not for the average family.

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Peek-A-Pom Dog

The Peekapom, also called the Pominese, is created by the crossing of two breeds: Pekingese and Pomeranian. They are commonly referred to as "designer dogs" and are not as popular as many of the other crosses.

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Pekepoo Dog

The Pekepoo, also called the Peke-A-Poo, is created by the crossing of two breeds: Pekingese and Poodle. They are commonly referred to as "designer dogs" and are one of the more popular crosses.

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Pekingese Dog

The Pekingese is a small, fluffy breed that can come off as stubborn. They can be affectionate, but are a generally low energy breed.

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Pembroke Welsh Corgi Dog

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a great companion dog, combining its intense loyalty with its laidback nature. Its natural herder tendencies give it spunk.

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Peruvian Inca Orchid Dog

An extremely ancient and rare breed, the Peruvian Inca Orchid originated in Peru during A.D. 750. A gifted sight hound, this breed was highly prized by the Inca Indians. The Hairless variety was often looked upon with more favor and only kept as pets; the Coated variety were used as hunters.

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Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Dog

The Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is an inquisitive and fun-loving dog, with high energy and a burning desire to play.

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Pharaoh Hound Dog

The Pharaoh Hound is a runner and hunter - they love activity. They also make great dogs indoors, as well, and are generally gentle with children and other dogs.

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Plott Dog

The Plott is a great all around hound: good for hunting, as well as a family dog. They can be shy around folks they don't know, but warm up to them pretty quickly.

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Pointer Dog

This highly energetic canine needs lots of exercise. Given that, they are lovely, loyal companions. They may be too energetic for families with small children.

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Polish Lowland Sheepdog Dog

The Polish Lowland Sheepdog is a herder by nature, and is thus very territorial. That said, they are very affectionate and enjoy the company of others.

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Polish Owczarek Nizinny Dog

Also referred to as the Polish Lowland Sheepdog, this breed originated during the 13th century. The Polish Owczarek Nizinny's were used in the herding and guarding of sheep and cattle as well as companions. This breed was nearly extinct after World War II with only two males and one female surviving. Those three are the foundation of all of the Polish Owczarek Nizinnys of today. This breed is relatively rare in the United States.

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Polish Tatra Sheepdog Dog

This working breed originated during the 1600s in Poland as a herding dog and as a guardian. The Polish Tatra Sheepdog nearly became extinct during World War II, but was re-established by the Polish Kennel Club.

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Poma-Poo - Pomapoo Dog

The Pomapoo is created by the crossing of two breeds: Pomeranian and Poodle. They are commonly referred to as a "designer dog" and have become popular companions.

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Pomchi Dog

The Pomchi was created by the crossing of two breeds: Pomeranian and Chihuahua. They are referred to as a "designer dog". In 1998 a standard was set forth by the Pomchi Club of America.

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Pomeranian Dog

The Pomeranian is a fun, energetic small breed that enjoys plenty of play. They can bark a lot and are reserved with strangers.

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Poodle Dog

The Poodle is a highly intelligent, obdeient dog. Regarded as one of the most impressive show dogs, the Poodle requires plenty daily grooming.

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Poodle Toy Dog

Originating in France, the Toy Poodle enjoyed popularity as a gun dog, retriever of waterfowl, and circus performer. They are believed to have descended from a nearly extinct water dog known as the Barbet and the Hungarian Water Hound. Today this breed is primarily utilized as a show dog and companion.

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Poodle, Miniature Dog

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Portuguese Podengo Dog

The Portuguese Podengo comes in three sizes: Pequeno (small), Medio (medium), and Grande (large). This is an ancient sight and scent hound that originated in Portugal.

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Portuguese Pointer Dog

Originating in Portugal in Royal kennels, the Portuguese Pointer is believed to have descended from dogs used by falconers in the 5th and 6th centuries. A popular hunting dog, this breed is considered to be extremely rare.

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Portuguese Water Dog

The Portuguese Water Dog is a smart, fun-loving dog with plenty of energy. They make a wonderful family dog for those who have the space for it.

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Prague Ratters ( Prazsky Krysarik ) Dog

The smooth, short-haired coat should be gently brushed occasionally or simply wiped over with a damp cloth. Check the ears regularly and keep the nails trimmed. This breed is an average shedder.

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Presa Canario Dog

Also commonly referred to as the Canary Dog, the Presa Canario's are believed to be descended from the cross breeding of the extinct Bordino Majiro and imported English Mastiffs. This breed was developed in the 1800's specifically for dog fighting.

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Pug Dog

The Pug is a delightful companion. Both comical and social, is sure to provide household entertainment.

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Pugapoo Dog

The Pugapoo is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Pug and the Poodle. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

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Puggle Dog

The Puggle is a cross of two breeds: Pug and Beagle. They are often referred to as a "designer dog" and have become popular companions.

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Puli Dog

The Puli is, despite its mop appearance, highly agile and energetic. They are smart, watchful, and very tough.

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Pumi Dog

Originating during the 1700's as a descendant of the Puli, this Hungarian breed was developed to drive cattle, sheep, and pigs. Pumi's were also used to guard farms and exterminate vermin.

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Pyrenean Mastiff Dog

Originating in Spain, this flock-guarding breed was developed to protect sheep from such predators as wolves and bears. The Pyrenean Mastiff nearly became extinct during the 1930s, but has slowly been revitalized. They are considered to be a rare breed and are difficult to obtain.

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Pyrenean Shepherd Dog

The Pyrenean Shepherd has a deceptively simple to maintain coat, despite what it looks like. They are very energetic and need to be let off-leash at least three times a week.