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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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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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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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Ten Things You Didn’t Know About… Shih Tzus

They may be tiny dogs, but they come with a lot of history and a much bigger namesake. In this installment, it’s time to give a Shih Tzu his due. Breed Name The breed name comes from the Chinese for “lion dog,” although the dog part has been left out of the name we all know. They are also sometimes known as “The Chrysanthemum Dog,” based on their resemblance to the flower, as well as Xi Shi Quan, a reference to Xi Shi, said to be one of the most beautiful women of ancient China. The Shih Tzu Beginning The

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Ten Things You Didn’t Know About… Pugs

Pugs are tiny and funny looking, but also very popular, and Cesar’s newest pack member, Gio, is a member of the breed. Here are ten things you may not have known about them. Pugs are brachycephalic, which is the technical term for their “pushed-in” faces, something that was created through careful breeding. However, what gives them their distinct look also gives them lots of health issues, like breathing problems. While the belief that they are more likely to catch colds is not true, their symptoms may appear more severe for the same reason. Finally, combined with their short legs, pugs

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Missouri’s Old Drum: Mankind’s Best Friend

In an episode of “Cesar Millan’s Dog Nation,” Cesar and Andre visit St. Louis Missouri, y Andre describes as being full of history. But there’s one story they didn’t have a chance to cover — the saga of a dog named Old Drum and what’s happening in the Missouri legislature right now.   “…le chien… c’est le meilleur ami que puisse avoir l’homme” — François-Marie Arouet (Voltaire), Dictionnaire philosophique, 1764 (“…the dog… is the best friend man can have.”)  “A dog is man’s best friend” is an often-expressed sentiment and, nowadays, the expression is practically a cliché. Voltaire was ahead

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