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7 Of The Healthiest Dog Breeds

Want a healthy and happy dog? Your best plan of action is to give whatever breed of pooch you choose regular veterinary check-ups and plenty of exercise, discipline, and affection. However, while nothing trumps proper care when it comes to raising a healthy dog, there are certain breeds that are less prone to developing health problems than others. Here are seven of the healthiest dog breeds. Australian cattle dog This energetic breed of dog is renowned for its intelligence, agility, and endurance. As a comparatively healthy breed, the Australian cattle dog does not have a history of serious illnesses and

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Top 10 Herding Dog Breeds

The herding group contains some of today’s most popular dog breeds. Energetic, intelligent, and highly trainable, these dogs were bred over hundreds of years for their ability to control and move herds of livestock — which is why many people also know them as shepherd dogs. Though this breed group is still a favorite farm dog, the majority of herding dogs today never see a farm animal. Still, many owners may notice their pet’s inclination to “herd” their families, particularly small children. And they may become worried about their dog’s tendency to urgently nudge or even nip at people. These

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The Most Loyal Breed

Quick — which breed of dog do you think is the most loyal? I asked the Internet this question, via Google, and the number one choice was… the German shepherd. And it was the rough collie. And Great Pyrenees, sheltie, and akita. Maybe if I searched a little wider, I’d find the actual answer, so I asked for the top 10 most loyal dog breeds. I found six lists with 22 different breeds of dogs total, with only the German shepherd, Brittany, and Kuvasz mentioned on almost every list. The German shepherd was the only breed to make every list,

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Top 10 Working Dog Breeds

From security to rescue work to law enforcement, many of today’s professionals are aided by intelligent, loyal, and physically hardy dogs. A lot of these pups are working dog breeds that have been cultivated over time to perform specialized services where their large size is a benefit. Because of their size, these dogs may be less suitable for some households. Working dogs often become restless without regular work or other forms of mental and physical stimulation. Families who intend to adopt a working breed must train the dog from a young age, although the dog will still require a great

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13 Top Toy Dog Breeds [Photos]

If you want to adopt a small dog, a good place to start is by researching toy dogs. Smaller dogs offer one important benefit, particularly for first time pack leaders: a 10 pound dog is much easier to control than a 100 pound dog. But don’t think that means a small dog will be easier to train — just that less is required of you physically. Dogs in this group are typically good lap warmers, were bred primarily for companionship, and have lower energy levels. However, these aren’t characteristics of every breed included in the toy dog category, so it’s

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The Top 10 Hunting Dog Breeds

Humans and hunting dogs have a long, storied history together. In fact, some of the first domesticated dogs were likely bred to help assist humans in capturing and killing game for food. Today, hunting dogs still provide their human companions with invaluable assistance on hunting trips. The term does not describe an official breed group recognized by the American Kennel Club. Rather, it refers to dogs that either hunt with or hunt for humans, which includes many breeds from the sporting group and the hound dog group. Hunters desire certain qualities and characteristics in hunting dogs. They need a good

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‘What’s Up Dawg!’ Episode 2

In the second episode of Andre Millan’s new web series “What’s Up Dawg!” he drops in on the SoCal Corgi Beach Day in Long Beach, California. What started out as a meet-up between fifteen Facebook friends and their Corgis three years ago has exploded. The latest quarterly event saw around six hundred Corgis and their humans descend upon the beach for costume and limbo contests, some surfing, and the search for the best “momo.” If you don’t know what that is, watch the video below, check out other episodes at Cesar’s YouTube Channel, and stay tuned for next month’s installment

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14 Top Terrier Breeds Gallery

Feisty, charismatic, and full of mischievous energy Terriers can be playful pets and enthusiastic companions. Named for the Latin word for the earth, terrier dogs were originally bred to hunt down vermin beneath the ground. Today, many terrier breeds pay homage to their ancestors with their love of digging and exceptional courage and persistence. With a bit of patience and proper training, terriers can become loyal and obedient pets. Training for terrier dogs can be challenging because of their stubbornness and sharp hunting instincts. Short, dynamic sessions that provide these energetic pupils with excitement and mental stimulation often work best.

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10 Dogs That Don’t Shed (Much)

Just because you love dogs doesn’t mean you love having their fur all over your house. After all, who wants to sit on a couch that’s more hair than cushion? Or be forced to run their vacuum on a daily (okay, weekly) basis? And if you have allergies, a dog that sheds a lot can leave you sneezing, wheezing, or even covered with a nasty rash — not fun. In contrast, while not all low-shedding dogs (there’s no such thing as a dog who doesn’t shed at all) are hypoallergenic, they can help to keep you from pulling your hair

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Natural Born Swimmers

Hot, sticky, and lazy — summer days seem made to be spent poolside. But while you might consider swimming an easy and relaxing way to idle away an afternoon, your dog may have other ideas. Not all dogs take to the water naturally or happily, and there are lots of dogs who aren’t born knowing how to swim. In fact, not only do many need to be taught how to swim, certain breeds either can’t swim at all or find it very challenging to do so. So if you’re having trouble coaxing your pup into the water, consider if breed

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