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The Bloodhound – A Friendly Breed with a Famous Nose

Perhaps my favorite movie as a child was the classic animated film “Lady and the Tramp”. And, my favorite character in the movie had to be Trusty, the wizened old bloodhound who had “lost his sense of smell”… The Bloodhound or St. Hubert Hound is an ancient breed that dates back over 1500 years. The […]

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Maltese: History of the Breed

Few breeds are as widely loved as the Maltese. This intelligent and affectionate pet is popular all over the world with the rich and famous as well as the commoners. The Maltese is a playful and adventurous little dog with a rich history dating back more than 28 centuries. As with every breed there is […]

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Designer Breeds: Will You Remember Me?

What is a designer dog breed? Designer breeds have been around for many decades already. A once underground movement towards better breeds is becoming big business for those willing to experiment with the creation of designer mix breed dogs. Who is behind the development of these designer dogs? The designer dog club is spear headed […]

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Fun Dog Activities

All dog breeds were developed for a purpose. Some breeds were developed to herd sheep, some to hunt game, and some to pull sleds. Dogs, like humans, enjoy having a purpose in life. Dogs like to lead a structured life and be able to associate with their owners in activities and be given the opportunity […]

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Soft Dog Carriers and Dog Crates

Author: Pam Caouette Soft dog carriers, and soft dog crates are are great way to transport your small dog. A soft sided dog crate will give your dog a sense of comfort and home. Soft sided dog carriers allow the dog to feel comfortable when they brush or lean against the wall. Fabric carriers allow […]

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Life Isn’t Always Easy with a Big Dog

Several challenges face owners of big dogs. Beside the most noticeable things such as endless appetites and the grand yards they require, owning a big dog has some hidden difficulties as well. From vet bills and airfares, to the things they break, large breed dogs bring large breed problems. Apartments Typically Don’t Allow Large DogsYou […]

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Court bars man from seeing dog (humorous)

MADRID (Reuters) – A Spanish court has ruled that dogs should not be treated like children with allocated visiting rights when it comes to divorce cases. A Spanish man was originally given permission by his wife to visit Yako, a golden retriever, when they separated but he appealed to a lower court when she stopped […]

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Border Collie Pictures

An alert black and white Border Collie. Notice the steely, almost hypnotizing gaze. Border collie’s use their gaze to “stare down” cattle and sheep. The ears are half-perked, which suggests attentiveness as well as a high level of intelligence. Here is a younger brown (or red) and white Border Collie. The ears are again half-cocked, […]

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How to Begin a Dog Training Career

Do you love dogs? Do you find yourself automatically trying to train each dog you come across? Would you like a fun, satisfying career that revolves around working with dogs? Then starting a dog training career could be the best career option for you. As a dog trainer you will be able to work one-on-one […]

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Choosing the right breed of dog for your family

Author: Jennifer Tarzian There comes a time for most families to add a four-legged friend to the household. This decision is not one to be taken lightly. Choosing the right breed of dog can be the difference between complete happiness and absolute terror in your home. I have outlined the steps I walk through prior […]

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