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Top 10 Dog Breeds That Live The Longest

Longest Living Dog Breeds One of the best predictors of a long, happy canine life is the quality of care provided to the dog, but there are other factors that come into play, particularly the dog’s breed. Here is a list of the 10 dog breeds that live the longest, along with their average lifespans. In general, smaller dogs live longer than their larger counterparts, so you’ll notice a number of petite pooches on the list! Maltese Females of this breed tend to live one year longer than their male counterparts, but all Maltese pups are expected to have long

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10 Of The Smartest Dog Breeds

Pack Leaders always want to believe that their dog is the smartest on the block, and while this may be true, a smart dog can come in many forms. Of course, a smart dog is just potential without a human willing to put in the time and effort to train and channel the dog’s intelligence. While all dogs are trainable, it’s important to understand your dog’s inherent abilities in order to know how to motivate him and bring out his natural intelligence. Here is a list of the 10 smartest dog breeds. Is your dog one of them? Border Collie

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10 Best Dog Breeds For Families

Best Dog Breeds for Families Of course, the best way to have a family-friendly dog is to ensure that the dog considers every human member of the family as its Pack Leader. That being said, here is Cesar’s Way take on some of the best dog breeds for families. Bulldog The great advantage of bulldogs? They’re sturdy, so they can take anything that rambunctious kids throw at them, while they’re not very energetic. End result? A dog that will put up with a lot. They’re also not picky about where they live, so both small apartments and large houses are

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Hydrate Your Hound For Health

Have You Replenished Your Dog’s Water Bowl Today? Water nourishes, cleanses and hydrates all living creatures on earth, including our canine companions. Dogs, like humans, are made up of nearly 80 percent water. Without enough of it, they can suffer — or worse, notes Cynthia Otto, DVM, PhD, who is board certified in veterinary emergency and critical care and a professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s school of veterinary medicine in Philadelphia. “Just like people, most of a dog’s body is made up of water,” says Otto, “And so it’s absolutely essential for every function of his body. A dog

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The Truth About Service Dogs

Many Pack Leaders wonder about the requirements necessary to register a dog as a service animal. But did you know that the Federal law regulating service animals doesn’t require registration with any organization? In fact, the documents provided by many online organizations claiming to register service dogs are not recognized under Federal law. That law also doesn’t require any particular organization or professional to train a service dog. What this means is that you can train your own dog to perform necessary tasks to help with your disability and — voilà! — your dog is a service dog. Defining a

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10 Dog Breeds Perfect For Apartment Living

If you live in an apartment or condo, this should be a factor you consider when adopting a dog: will your new family member be happy in close quarters? Contrary to popular belief, the most important factor is not the size or breed of the dog, but the dog’s energy and your ability to ensure that its needs are met. Can you provide daily exercise and adequate physical and mental challenges? Will the dog live under rules, boundaries, and limitations with a calm and assertive Pack Leader? In general, lower energy dogs, independent of breed, can adapt more easily to

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State Of Weight: Where Are The Heaviest Dogs?

In humans, obesity can lead to all kinds of problems, like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and joint problems, among other issues — but did you know that obesity in dogs can be just as dangerous? It can also increase your veterinary bills by as much as 25%. And, as with humans, canine obesity is becoming more prevalent in the U.S. Can you guess which states have the most and least obese dogs? We’ll answer that question below, but first some more human statistics. In 1990, Colorado was the least obese state, with 6.9% of the population falling into that

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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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The History Of Beagles

Beagle ancestors used for hunting Although there seems to be no reliable documentation about the early ancestry of Beagles, there are accounts of dogs of similar size being used to for hunting in Greece in the 5th century BCE. There was no formal name given to these dogs, however, they are considered to be the early ancestors of the first Beagles. Eighth-century records document an early scent hound known as the St. Hubert Hound, from which the Talbot Hound breed was created. The Talbot Hound was brought to England in the 11th-century through the travels of William the Conqueror. While

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Picture Perfect Pit Bulls

Douglas Sonders doesn’t like to hear people use the term “bully breed” when they speak about pit bulls or other breeds such as Rottweilers and boxers. He especially doesn’t want to hear it when it comes to Emma, his own adorable pit bull mix. “Emma,” he’s quick to point out, “is naturally gentle, great with kids and other dogs, and an excellent running partner,” although she does have a tendency to sneak into his bed when he’s not home. Sonders, a New York City photographer, has teamed up with Cesar to launch a campaign to challenge the stereotype of pits

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