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Taking A Bite Out Of A dozen Common Dog Myths

There are lots of expressions in many languages that involve dogs in a metaphorical way. “A barking dog seldom bites,” for example, really means the same thing as “all talk and no action.” “Let a sleeping dog lie,” which is probably a good idea when taken literally, figuratively means to not bring up an old argument. Then there are things that people say about dogs that are not true — for example, a dog does not age seven years for every human year; the actual calculation is a little more complicated. Here are the top twelve myths about dogs, debunked.

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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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Dennis The Dieting Dachshund

Brook Burton has always had dogs in her life, and when she was still in high school, even joined a dog rescue with her mother in Columbus, Ohio. She currently has two dogs, Freddie, a 12-year-old miniature schnauzer/terrier mix, and Dennis, a 6-year-old Dachshund. Brook’s pack Freddie weighs in at a svelte 10 pounds, 4.5 kilograms, but when Brook rescued Dennis in June, 2013, he broke the scales at a whopping 56 pounds or 25 kilograms. His former owner, a relative, had overfed him a constant diet of unhealthy human food, including pizza and burgers. He could barely walk a few

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The Chinese Chongqing Dog

The Chinese Chongqing Dog is a rare breed that is said to have been in existence since the early Han Dynasty in China. The breed originated from the Chongqing city of China where they were used for home protection and as hunting dogs. There are very few Chinese Chongqing dogs left in the world. Most of these dogs live in rural communities and the breed is considered to be extremely rare, even in its homeland of China. 0

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The Alaskan Klee Kai Dog

The Alaskan Klee Kai Dog was bred to be a smaller version of the Alaskan Husky (a mixed breed primarily used for sled dog racing). Their name “Klee Kai” is the Alaskan Athabaskan word, which denotes “small dog.” The breed is extremely clean and will spend several hours a day grooming themselves. They are a highly intelligent and active breed that thrives under the leadership of a firm pack leader. 0

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Is Your Dog Stalking You?

There are so many rewarding things about being a dog owner. There’s the unconditional love, someone to always keep you company, and to greet you when you come home. I am blind my guide dog is a five year old yellow lab named Nash. In the three plus years we have been together, we have been on airplanes together, a cruise to the Caribbean, even on TV together. Like Forrest Gump said, “we go together like peas and carrots”. We have rarely been apart. One of my favorite things about being a dog owner is hearing the pitter patter of

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Campeiro Bulldog

The Campeiro Bulldog (also known as the Brazilian Bulldog) originated in the 16th Century and was used as a cattle dog in Brazil. This ancient breed is known for its strength, agility, and powerful build. Campeiro Bulldogs are loyal companions that are known to have a jealous side when it comes to their owner. 0

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Does breeding impact a dog’s behavior?

Over the years, domestic dogs have been bred to showcase certain appearances. Through this process of selective breeding, a variety of breeds —from the tiny Chihuahua to the towering Great Dane — have been created. According to a recent study, selective breeding of domestic dogs not only alters the way a dog physically looks, but also drives major internal changes in canine brain structure. Scientists from the University of New South Wales and the University of Sydney conducted a one-of-a-kind study, which revealed that in the process of breeding domestic dogs, the position of the canine skull has shifted as

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West-Siberian Laika

West-Siberian Laikas are rare outside of their homeland of Siberia. They are natural hunting dogs, traditionally used to tree squirrels and chase after small animals that were valued for their fur. West-Siberian Laikas are known for developing an intense bond with their owners. They are extremely loyal but have a very stubborn streak. West-Siberians make excellent family pets and trusting hunting companions. 0

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Belgian Shepherd Dog (Laekenois)

The Belgian Shepherd Dog is the rarest of the four Belgian Sheepdog varieties. They are a smart and obedient breed that make excellent police and guard dogs. Laekenois (pronounced “Lak-in-wah”) were originally bred to herd sheep at the Royal Castle of Laeken, the official residence of the King of the Belgians. They exhibit natural herding tendencies and enjoy competing in dog agility trials, flyball, tracking, and herding activities. 0

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