Category: Dogs

City Dog Walking in Winter

Many dogs love winter — but does winter love dogs? Let’s face it — your dog either loves winter or hates it. Just like humans! If your dog loves winter then it’s worth thinking about the kind of dangers and hazards which lurk on frozen city streets. If your dog hates winter then you need …

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Pet Profile: The Aloof Afghan Hound

Are you a fan of royalty? The Afghan Hound, often called the king of the dog world, is known for its beauty and elegance. The Afghan Hound has keen eyesight and was originally bred to hunt game as a sight hound. However, because of the nomadic life of the Afghan and Pakistan tribes that created …

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10 Easy Ways to Mentally Stimulate Your Dog

Dogs need physical along with mental stimulation. Regrettably, numerous pet owners often tend to focus on offering their dog exercise and disregard providing their pet with much-needed mental stimulation. Dogs lacking mental stimulation will certainly get bored and find ways to “amuse” themselves with bad habits such as a lot of barking, whining, tail-chasing, chewing …

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Pet Profile: The Dignified Bloodhound

The Bloodhound is a familiar sight in movies that feature escaped convicts. Although the sound of these big dogs baying as they find the scent they are searching for may be a chilling sound to an escapee, it can be a comforting sound. After all, Bloodhounds are also used to track people who are lost …

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Pet Profile: The “American Gentleman,” The Boston Terrier

Do you want a dog that is as all American as apple pie? If so, you may want to consider the Boston Terrier, which is one of the few breeds developed in the USA. These comical charmers originated in Boston in the 1800’s. The Boston Terrier was the first American breed accepted by the American …

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Pet Profile: The Loyal Chihuahua

You’ve probably seen people toting around tiny dogs with big poppy brown eyes. These dogs, called Chihuahuas, are one of the smallest dog breeds in the world. The Chihuahua first appeared in Mexico and does well in warmer climates. Of course, a doggy sweater can make one of these small dogs feel warm and cozy …

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Pet Profile: The Sensitive Dalmatian

We may have Disney to thank for the popularity of Dalmatians. However, few Dalmatians act like the dogs in these movies, although Dalmatian puppies can certainly get into plenty of mischief, just as their cartoon counterparts can. The Dalmatian is a member of the American Kennel Club’s Non-Sporting group. These dogs first arrived in England …

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Pet Profile: The Cautious Australian Cattle Dog

The Australian Cattle Dog has more aliases than most wanted felons. This breed is also known as the Heeler, Red Heeler, Blue Heeler and Queensland Heeler. The Australian Cattle Dog is the ‘official’ AKC breed name for this member of the Herding group. These dogs are called heelers because they were developed in Australia for …

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6 Tips to Keep Dogs Calm During 4th of July Fireworks

Most people respond to a fireworks display with delighted “Oohs” and “Ahhs.” Unfortunately, what most Americans consider the ultimate way of celebrating the Fourth of July may cause their dog to wish they could hide under the covers until it is all over. The dog’s highly sensitive hearing paired with the over the top stimulus …

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Pet Profile: The Quiet Cocker Spaniel

The Cocker Spaniel is such a pretty, graceful dog in the show ring that it is hard to imagine that this breed was developed to be a working dog. However, before Cocker Spaniels were bred for their long, flowing coats, these bouncy little dogs were developed to be able to work tirelessly alongside hunters and …

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