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Breed And Aggression

By Cesar Millan I deal with a lot of red zone cases, and I often hear people incorrectly blaming the breed. Any breed can cause trouble. The difference between an aggressive Chihuahua and an aggressive pit bull is that the bigger breeds can cause proportionately bigger damage. It is important to recognize the power of a strong breed, like the pit bull, the Cane Corso, and the Mastiff. These dogs are very powerful and, if they are unbalanced, they can cause serious injury. Remember, these dogs don’t dream of being in the news when they grow up. Dogs don’t premeditate

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Dog Care

Growing Up With Pit Bulls

By Cesar Millan My sons grew up with pit bulls. There was a lot of prejudice against pit bulls back then just as there is today, and I can remember them getting asked what they thought about pit bulls. They wouldn’t know how to respond to that question. Because my kids just like all children don’t think along the lines of breed. “Breedism” is something that society pushes on them later in life. I have pictures of Andre with his bottle lying down on Daddy. The first time he played with water in a bucket, he was surrounded by 20

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All About Dogs

10 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 most popular breeds. 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 fine. Beagle If you don’t mind

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Dog Breeds

Fun Facts About Famous Pit Bulls

Pit bulls have been a big part of the entertainment industry and the lives of celebrity owners. Here are some of our favorite pit bull stars of the movies and TV and some of the celebrities who took them home. Here are Fun Facts About Famous Pit Bulls Pit Bulls on TV, Movies, and Print The pit bull was so respected in the early 1900s that the military chose an image of a dignified pit bull to represent the country on World War I propaganda posters. The pit bull is the only breed to have graced the cover of Life

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Dog Care

How Did Pit Bulls Get Such A Bad Rap?

If current news reports are to be believed, pit bulls have been attacking and biting humans left and right—to the point that many communities are considering breed-specific bans on pit bulls. Would it surprise you to learn that pit bulls used to be America’s darlings? Before the mid-80s, stories of pit bull attacks are practically non-existent. There is even some confusion over exactly which breed of dog is a pit bull — the definition includes the American pit bull terrier, the Staffordshire terrier and, at times, the bulldog. This confusion seems to have dogged the breed from the beginning, as

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Dog Breeds

Ball-Obsessed German Shepherd

Dear Cesar, First, we love you! My German Shepherd is great except when we play ball. He will run over anything in his way: smaller dogs, my foot, my children. Actually, he will knock you off a cliff if you don’t watch out. I’m over it!!!! Please please help! Regards, Renee Mackie Snowmass, CO Cesar Millan’s answer: Hi Renee, As you may well know, German Shepherds are very powerful breeds. They require a lot of exercise to achieve balance and fulfillment, so playing ball with him is a great way to get that energy out. But if you don’t establish

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Bulldogs

The History Of Bulldogs

One of today’s most popular dog breeds and human companions was originally bred for aggression. Here’s the history of bulldogs. Bulldogs in the beginning Like the pit bull, bulldogs were originally bred to help butchers control livestock, although bulldogs most likely predate pit bills, with a history that can possibly be traced back to the 5th century in England and a breed called the Alaunt. By the 15th century, in addition to catching horses, cattle, and boars in legitimate (if dangerous) farming use, bulldogs were also used in the barbaric “sport” called bull-baiting, in which trained dogs would latch onto

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Dog Breeds

Easing Terminal Anxiety Through Available Dogs

It’s almost time to board, but one passenger, a 30-year-old man traveling with his mother, isn’t nearly ready. In fact, he’s terrified, as only someone who’s truly afraid of flying can be. Collapsing on the floor near the departure gate at the Albany, New York, International Airport, he rocks back and forth, clutching his head. That’s when Volunteer Ambassador Terry Brown spots him. And Brown isn’t alone. He’s accompanied by two Shetland sheepdogs: seven year-old Ziggy and eight year-old Jenna. They’re a godsend, because, as the young man’s mother explains to Brown, her son loves dogs. Instructed by Brown to

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Dog Behavior

Dogs And Cats Under One Roof

Hi Cesar: I just adopted a two-and-a-half-month-old Blue Nose pit bull. She is pure-bred and very gentle but still a puppy. My challenge is I have two one-year-old cats, and they have been hiding since the dog came into our household. The dog lunges at them to play, and it freaks them out. I think the dog just wants to play with them. What should I do to get them to all live together peacefully? Cathi Lane Cesar’s Answer; Dear Cathi: Generally, the reason dogs–or any animal–will hide is because they sense the energy from a newcomer is not stable

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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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