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Strange Facts About Canine Instincts

Every dog is born with a number of natural behaviors, things they can do without having to be trained or taught. Certain breeds have incredibly visible canine instincts, such as guarding or herding behavior, or strong natural hunting abilities. These are instincts that have been intentionally bred into these dogs over generations. But while dogs can be bred to encourage particular skills and behaviors, there are also a number of natural instincts that every canine shares. Many of them are so innocuous or understandable that most Pack Leaders don’t even think about them. Some examples include dogs’ inborn ability to

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Providing, Not Pampering: Pet Stores In Germany

When the largest pet store in the world is located in Germany that pretty much tells you all you need to know about how seriously Germans are when it comes to pet ownership. According to a recent Bloomberg Business article, Zoo Zajac in Duisburg, Germany is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest pet store on the planet, measuring in at around 130,000 square feet — nearly two and a half times the size of the White House. In addition to many species of animals for sale (including sloths for only €9,000 each!), it is also the

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One Big Barktoberfest: Dog Culture In Germany

It might be an understatement to say that Germans love their beer, and even more of an understatement to say they love their dogs. But when you put a dog and a beer together, it evokes a particular image that is familiar to many Americans. After all, what’s more traditional than getting together with good friends over a beer and a couple of dogs? Except in Germany, that dog may not be the “wurst.” A dog walked into a bar One recent evening, I met a friend at the Scotch and Sofa in Prenzlauer Berg, a once bohemian, now gentrified,

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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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a German Shepherd takes a break
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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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‘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

Terrier Breeds: 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

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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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