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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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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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13 Top Toy Dog Breeds [Photos]

If you want to adopt a small dog, a good place to start is by researching toy dogs. Smaller dogs offer one important benefit, particularly for first time pack leaders: a 10 pound dog is much easier to control than a 100 pound dog. But don’t think that means a small dog will be easier to train — just that less is required of you physically. Dogs in this group are typically good lap warmers, were bred primarily for companionship, and have lower energy levels. However, these aren’t characteristics of every breed included in the toy dog category, so it’s

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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 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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Senior Citizen Canines: Dog Breeds For Mature Pack Leaders

People are always asking Cesar, “Which breed of dog is the right one for me?” His answer to the question is that breed doesn’t matter. Energy does. If you want to have a balanced relationship, start with a dog with an energy level the same or lower than yours. However, breed can make some difference if the potential owners have certain physical limitations. You probably shouldn’t have a Great Dane if you live in a studio apartment, or a slobbery bulldog if you have allergies. Likewise, as humans age, they may experience changes that can limit whether they can have

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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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Hot Spots, Bald Spots And Red Spots On Dogs

Question for the Vet: Three years ago I took my 18 month old female Pomeranian to the vet after a dime sized scab came off her shoulder area. The vet said it was a “hot” spot, however, the hair has not only never grown back in that area but the spot has gotten larger. I can see tiny red spots around the perimeter of the hairless area. Any ideas or treatment options would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. The vet’s answer: The condition you are describing is focal alopecia which is a localized area of hair loss on a dog. Pyotraumatic dermatitis, also

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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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Famous Working Dogs

Ah, Labor Day. That one day a year when we Americans celebrate the contribution of workers to our society by… taking the day off. But as we pause to reflect on those of us who work hard each day, we should also take time to reflect on some other workers — those that never go on strike, never ask for a pay raise, and never request extra vacation. They are the working dogs. Working dogs come in all types, from search and rescue, to guiding, to performing. In our celebrity-obsessed culture. Let’s pay homage to some famous working dogs this

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