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The United Nation of Dogs L I Z S U N E B Y writer call the name "Max" or "Bella" and you'll likely have Then there are the gentle giant Leonbergers from Germany; aerody- a Labrador or Golden Retriever bounding over to give you some love. namic Greyhounds from Egypt; Rhodesian Ridgebacks from South It doesn't matter if you are in Wichita, Wilmington, Weston, or Africa; as well the companion breed Chinese Shih Tzu, Tibetan Lhasa Wellesley. According to the American Kennel Club's (AKC) 2012 dog Apso, and the Bolognese from Italy. registration statistics, Labrador and Golden Retrievers rank among the most popular three breeds nationwide. In fact, the Labrador Retriever The Universal Language of Love has enjoyed a 22-year streak at the top of the AKC list. Darcey and Chris Bartel's stories about their first Golden Retriever, Fargo, make it perfectly clear why this breed is so popular and cherished. "When our son Carter was about nine months old he used to When it comes to retrievers, Wellesley and Weston follow the national crawl up to Fargo and chew on his dog tags as if they were his teething trend. Add the retriever mixes – including the Labradoodle and the rings. I never once worried that Fargo would snap at, bite, or hurt Golden Doodle – and you'll likely run into even more retrievers as Carter, and he never did. You can't beat that for a family dog." Patience you're out and about. With over 150 different breeds registered in the wasn't Fargo's only virtue. Long before Carter was born, Chris's room- two towns, you'll also meet exotic furry friends beyond the popular mate at Wharton Business School brought him along to the pub on tried and true. The Basenji, Bullmastiff, Tibetan Mastiff, Lowchen, campus to help him meet women. Fargo's friendly nature made him a Shar Pei, Shiba Inu, Glen of Imaal Terrier, and Kerry Blue Terrier, to perfect "chick magnet." name a few. Actually, get ready to greet 23 different types of terriers – Portuguese Water Dog owner Lauren Mazzella expresses other rea- from the popular Yorkshire, Jack Russell, and West Highland White to sons for adoring her canine companion Figgy. "I love dogs because the more unusual Sealyham – all originally hailing from Great Britain. they have no guile. They are totally upfront about everything. Figgy is 139 s u m m e r 2 0 1 3 | We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e Around the World on One Dog Walk

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