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NOVA | Five Dogs with Crazy Résumés | PBS

Why do some dogs have short coats, others wrinkly faces, and still others long tails? Learn about the traits we most prize in dogs, and what they were bred for.

Written, Produced, and Narrated by Anna Rothschild
Production Help from Mark Zastrow

©WGBH Educational Foundation 2014


Music: “Monkeys Spinning Monkeys”
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St. Bernard puppy
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We Will Fight Them On The Beaches…
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335/365-A New Camera
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A Bull and a Bulldog Are About to Attack Each Other
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A Shaggy Dog Story!
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Babygirl, English Bulldog Puppy
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Black Labrador Retrievers portrait
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Cara de quen caui do caminhão…
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Clyde The Bulldog
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Dog Sled Rides (6836608704)
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Great St Bernard Pass
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Guide dog golden retriever
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Komondor delvin
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Miniature Schnauzer Toy
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Samuel Henry Alken — Bull Baiting
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Siberian Husky bi-eyed Flickr
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Silver Miniature Poodle stacked
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Smooth Miniature Dachshund puppy
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File: Weenix A dog over a dead boar
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The Dog Barber
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Brantini Show Pictures
©Marilyn Santell

Early to Rise, Early to Bed
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Ella the Snow Dog
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Do the poodle retrieving a duck
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Deiker Jagdbare Tiere 1093210
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Parti-colour Longhaired Dachshund
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goofus, jr.
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Standing Proud
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Oscar With His Friends
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Nelson, Skateboarding Dog
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No Strings
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Snoozing 2
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1 Papillon
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Retrieving Golden Retriever in Water
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Saint Bernard in Field
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St. Bernrd Puppy Six Weeks Old
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St Bernhard dog (bw)
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St. Bernard — To The Rescue by John Emms (artist)
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Truth Was All Around Me
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