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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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6 Types Of Working Dogs and Their Specific Jobs

While most of our dogs are spoiled pets that do no work harder than begging for treats, many dogs were originally bred for working. Knowing what your working dog was meant to do can really help you understand its behavior. If you are looking for a new dog, knowing about the breed(s) can help you pick one that fits your family. Herding Dogs Possibly best known from the famous collie depicted in “Lassie”, herding dogs (German Shepherds, Shetland sheepdogs, border collies, Cannan dogs, Komondors, etc) were bred to help ranchers move their livestock. In addition to herding, a lot of

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Why I Love Pit Bulls

Go beyond the stereotype and you’ll discover a smart, calm, and loving companion, just as I did 20 years ago A dog is a dog. It seems a pretty obvious statement, doesn’t it? Go to your dog park and sit back and watch how they interact. You’ll see Chihuahuas chasing after Labs, Westies happily socializing with Rottweilers, and purebred Irish wolfhounds checking out the mutts. What matters is the energy a dog gives off. Dogs try to avoid any animal that isn’t balanced and acts aggressively — it doesn’t matter whether it’s a big dog or small dog or what

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Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Chihuahuas

Chihuahuas are an extremely popular breed, but they come with a lot of history and trivia. How many of these ten things did you know about them? Chihuahua Size Not only is the Chihuahua the smallest breed of dog, averaging from about 2.25 to 6.75 lbs (1 to 3 kgs), it is also the longest-lived dog, averaging 14 to 15 years but with some making it to 20 years or more, but there’s a caveat: You have to let your Chihuahua eat like a dog in order to maximize her lifespan. Dog Name Origin Ironically, the smallest dog breed gets

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Famous Dogs And Their Breeds

Dogs are everywhere. They’re in our homes, on our TV, in movies and advertisements, and all over social media. We can’t escape them! But that’s a good thing. Dogs are wonderful companions to humans that make our lives brighter and happier. So let’s take a look at some celebrity dogs and learn a little about their breeds. Rin Tin Tin: German shepherdRin Tin Tin was a famous movie dog who was rescued by an American soldier from a World War I battlefield. He was in 27 Hollywood films and became an international star. Related German shepherds were given the name Rin

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Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Pit Bulls

Junior — and Daddy before him — has served as Cesar’s right paw dog and ambassador for this very misunderstood and maligned breed. Here are Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Pit Bulls to help you learn the truth about Pit Bulls. Magazine Cover Pit bulls are the only breed of dog to have appeared on the cover of LIFE magazine three times, and of course pit bulls — especially Daddy and Junior — were regularly featured on the cover of Cesar’s Way magazine over its five-year run. Other magazine depictions have not been as favorable, however… Time Magazine Story

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Ten Things You Didn’t Know About German Shepherds

Ten Things You Didn’t Know About German Shepherds They’re intelligent, fiercely loyal and often used as guide or police dogs — but how much do you really know about the breed also known as GSDs? And what do they have in common with hamburgers? What’s in a Name A German shepherd is a Deutscher Schäferhund in German; pastor alemán in Spanish; německý ovčák in Czech; Duitse herder in Dutch; saksa lambakoer in Estonian; pastore tedesco in Italian; berger allemande in French, and so on. Every single one is literally the words for “German” and “shepherd” in the native language. This

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Are Millennials Ready To Have Pets?

I’m often asked this question by my clients and fans. After all, pet ownership is a big responsibility and all too often pets are adopted by people who either aren’t ready for them or aren’t prepared to take on the responsibility. The end result is that those unfortunate pets end up in shelters. This is an important question to ask because Millennials — people born between roughly 1981 and 1995 — now make up the largest group of pet owners in the U.S., and they’re also becoming pet owners younger than previous generations did. According to a Wakefield study, as

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Ten Things You Didn’t Know About… Border Collies

Intelligent and energetic, Border collies are champion herders — but they aren’t for everyone when it comes to ideal dogs. Here are ten things you may not have known about them. All modern Border collies originate from one dog, Old Hemp, who was born in 1893 and sired over 200 offspring. The name comes right from their origins: The border part comes from where they were initially bred in Northumberland, on the border of Scotland and England; the collie part comes from the Celtic word colley, meaning useful or faithful.   Herding dogs originated with the Romans, who brought them

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