Category: Pets

Pet Profile: The Devoted Basset Hound

If you melt at the sight of big sad eyes, you may not be able to resist buying a Basset Hound puppy. These dogs have eyes that would melt even the hardest heart and a sweet and loving disposition to boot. The Basset Hound has a keen sense of smell and can track scents almost …

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Pet Profile: The Cheerful Bichon Frise

If you suffer from allergies, but want to have a dog, you may want to take a look at the Bichon Frise. This charming little dog’s sole function is to provide companionship and it does its job extremely well. The Bichon Frise is classified as a part of the Non-Sporting Group by the American Kennel …

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Guinea Pig Breeds

Professionals recognize 13 official breeds of guinea pig or cavy, though several more are popular. Within this set is a group of differently colored types that add further variety to this amazing animal. To top it off, there are ‘satin’ varieties, in which the hair shafts are hollow, giving them an ultra-shiny appearance and smooth …

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Tips on Purebred Dog Training

The term ‘purebred’ is relative. No breed has been so isolated that it’s never mated with another. But taken over the last hundred years or so, there are populations of Golden Retriever, German Shepherds and many others that have bred only with their own kind. As with any inbreeding program, the results tend to produce …

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Choosing the Right Dog Breed: A Step By Step Guide

Did you know that there are several hundred dog breeds? With that large number of breeds to choose from, how do people manage to decide which breed is right for them? Luckily, you can narrow down the choices and find the right dog breed by following a few simple steps. First, consider your available space. …

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Pet Profile: The Independent Irish Setter

The Irish Setter is one of the most popular breeds of setters. This setter is elegant and beautiful. Irish Setters, which originated in Ireland, were bred primarily to work with hunters to hunt game birds. The Irish Setter comes from several different breeds, including the Irish Water Spaniel, Spanish Pointers and the English and Gordon …

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Pet Profile: The Fearless Jack Russell Terrier

Jack Russell Terriers are feisty, energetic dogs that gained popularity with the advent of the Wishbone series. However, in real life, these dogs are not exactly like the famous Wishbone. This dog breed is all terrier, and sometimes a Jack Russell’s temperament can be overwhelming for inexperienced dog owners. The Jack Russell Terrier is also …

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Pet Profile: The Lively Bearded Collie

If you are looking for a dog that marches to the beat of its own drummer, loves to round up the kids for dinnertime and has a happy go lucky attitude, then you may want to take a look at the Bearded Collie. This breed, which has been seen as far back as 1514 in …

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Common Illnesses Among Guinea Pigs

Guinea pigs are subject to a number of common illnesses, including respiratory infections, skin problems and genetic disorders. One common source of many skin conditions, for example, are the Trixacarus caviae, or mange mites. These small parasites cause itching, which can lead to excessive scratching and hair loss. Another common source, especially among those who …

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Exercise and Training Tips For Your German Shepherd

The German Shepherd breed was developed over 100 years ago, as the name suggests, for herding sheep. That activity is less common in the world today, but the basic skills are still much in demand. GSDs, as they’re sometimes known, will patrol a border for hours, keeping strangers at bay and protecting those within. Seeing …

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