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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. Like 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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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. Like 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. Like 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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How Daddy Chose Junior

By Cesar Millan Every February 19th, I have moments of sadness, as it marks the anniversary of my Pit Bull Daddy’s passing. I still miss him terribly but when I think of all the amazing times we had together and all the great things that he taught me, I realize how lucky I was to have had him in my life for so long. And when I look in Junior’s eyes, I think about the last gift Daddy gave me. How Daddy Chose Junior I had never had a dog quite like Daddy. When my boys, Andre and Calvin, were

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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. Like 0

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So You’re Thinking Of Getting A Siberian Husky?

With their beautiful eyes, quiet manner, and athletic build, Siberian Huskies are easy to fall in love with. And that’s what Americans have been doing since these dogs started arriving in Alaska from across the Bering Sea. Is a husky right for me? The real question you should probably ask is: Am I right for a Husky? Remember, these dogs were bred to pull sleds over hundreds of miles of frozen tundra, so they won’t be content to spend their days lounging in front of the TV. They need vigorous exercise, and they would love to put on a harness

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Understanding Dog Aggression

By Cesar Millan Dog aggression is a major dog problem for owners. I want to help you understand the causes of dog aggression, so you can overcome this dog problem. Dog aggression stems from the dog’s frustration and dominance. The dog’s frustration comes from a lack of dog exercise, and the dog’s dominance comes from a lack of calm-assertive leadership. Breed and dog aggression I deal with a lot of red zone dog behavior 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

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