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By Diane Jessup
For The Sentinel 

Animal Companion: A closer look at some dog breeds


August 21, 2019


WHERE DID THEY COME FROM? Dog breeds evolved slowly over centuries into the designed varieties that exist today.

There is nothing finer than a dog companion that fits into the home like a pair of hand-made Italian shoes. And, there can be nothing more aggravating or heartbreaking than an "impossible" dog. The thing to understand is that one person's "impossible" dog is another person's "dream" dog-really!

One famous example was a German shepherd/Siberian husky mix named "Chips" who lived during World War II. As a civilian, living in the city, Chips was a terror, dumping garbage, biting delivery men and running off. Donated to the United States Army, Chips found his calling in life and became a decorated hero. He served in many campaigns and is best known for his action when his unit was pinned down...

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