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Can anyone name the popular designer breed represented below? This boy came in for a training consultation earlier this evening, looking Not One Bit like what I expected.

What breed am I?

What breed am I?


a blurry profile

I just found this footage from an old puppy class. It shows the Buhund from the Christmas video playing with a slightly younger (if memory serves) bulldog puppy. It also features an adult Brussels Griffon playing the role of regulator.


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