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Ibizan Hound

The Ibizan Hound is a slender and athletic member of the hound family. The breed comes in both smooth, longhaired and wire-haired varieties, with smooth being the most common. It’s suggested that Ibizan Hounds we brought by sea traders to Ibiza and surrounding islands of Spain around 700-900 BC. These dogs are extremely fast and agile, traditionally bred to hunt rabbits. They are an extremely intelligent breed and are known to be “escapologists” that require very tall fences and tightly locked gates. Like 0

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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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How To Care For Your Pit Bull

By Jon Bastian Pit bull characteristics Pit bulls are commonly confident, people-oriented dogs that can develop a strong sense of dependence on their humans. Caring for a pit bull requires an extremely responsible person. Because of their affectionate but dependent natures, it is particularly important to provide balance with Cesar’s fulfillment formula, making sure that they have plenty of exercise and discipline before they receive affection. Because of their dependence upon humans, pit bulls respond well to positive reinforcement training and praise—they want to impress you by learning new tricks and showing submissive behavior. Despite popular misconceptions, pit bulls do

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Scottish Deerhound

The Scottish Deerhound is an extremely old bred that traditionally excelled at pursing and killing deer. In the olden days, no one of a rank lower than an earl was allowed to own a Scottish Deerhound. This law almost led to the breed’s extinction and was eventually abolished in the early 1800s. Scottish Deerhounds resemble a rough-coated Greyhound but are larger in size and bone structure. They require considerable exercise, especially when young, in order to ensure their proper health and development. Like 0

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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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How Did Pit Bulls Get Such A Bad Rap?

By Jon Bastian 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

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What Does Your Dog Breed Say About You?

By Nicole Pajer From a Chihuahua to a Great Dane, dogs come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and display an array of temperaments. Studies suggest that the type of dog breed that you choose can tell a lot about your personality. The following are a few generalizations about what owning a certain breed says about your personality. How similar to your dog breed do you think you are? Bulldogs Bulldogs are determined, persistent, and do not give up easily. People who own bulldogs are said to be silly and love to laugh but can be viewed as stubborn

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Boerboel

The Boerboel descended from an early Mastiff-type that mated with dogs of South Africa. “Boerboel” is derived from “boer,” the Afrikkaans/Dutch word for “farmer” These dogs were used as working dogs on the farm and a first line of defense against predators, even fighting off lions. Boerboels also worked as tracking dogs that also held down wounded game until the hunter arrived. Full-grown male Boerboels can reach 154 to 200 pounds! Like 0

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Las 10 Mejores Razas De Perro Guardián

Al largo de la historia, uno de los principales trabajos del perro doméstico ha sido proteger a sus dueños, sirviendo como guardia contra personas o animales no deseados. Mientras que muchos perros modernos instintivamente actúen como guardianes del hogar, hay razas específicas que son conocidas por poseer las características necesarias para proteger mejor en contra de intrusos. Debido a su temperamento, fuerza física, valentía, lealtad y resistencia al dolor, los entrenadores de perros consideran las siguientes razas como algunas de las 10 mejores razas de perros de guardia Las 10 mejores razas de perro guardián 1. Bullmastín – Esta raza

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Responsibility

By Cesar Millan A month ago today in Little Rock, California (a small town located forty miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles), a woman named Pamela Devitt was out for a jog when she was attacked and killed by a pack of four dogs. Of course, the dogs were immediately identified as pit bulls in the headlines, whether they were or not. So far, only one dog’s photo has been released, and it is clearly a pit bull mix — but the problem with most news stories about people being attacked by dogs is that every dog becomes a pit

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