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The History Of Bulldogs

By Jon Bastian 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

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All About Dogs

Saluki

The Saluki is considered to be one of the oldest dog breeds in existence, thought to be the type of dog mentioned in the Bible. They are also known as the Gazelle Hound, Arabian Hound, or Persian Greyhound. Salukis are sighthounds that were traditionally used to hunt gazelles in the Middle East. Salukis are held in high regard in the Middle East. They were named after the city of “Saluki,” which no longer exists today. Like 0

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Bulldogs

Have We Overbred Bulldogs?

By Joe Wilkes I love bulldogs. I don’t own one myself, but I have lots of friends that do. In Los Angeles, where I live, they were named the most popular breed by the American Kennel Club, and I can see why. They have lots of personality, are very calm, and don’t require a lot of exercise, which makes them a good pick for apartment dwellers. I was surprised to hear last week that Crufts, the world’s largest dog show, had taken bulldogs as well as the Westminster winner, the Pekingese, out of competition, because they had failed veterinary inspections.

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Korean Jindo

The Korean Jindo is an ancient breed, which originates from the island of Jindo, which is off the southwest coast of Korea. These dogs are mainly used for hunting and guarding. These hunting dogs don’t accompany their owners on the trails but rather go hunting on their own and bring the game back by themselves. If the game is too heavy, they will go and find their master and bring them to the exact location of their kill. These dogs are able to find their way home even from extreme distances. There are restrictions in place regarding exports of the

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Dog Breed Quiz

What Breed Of Dog Are You?

If you were a dog, what dog breed would you be? Take our dog breed quiz below and find out! 1. You’ve had a long week at work and it’s time to unwind. Which weekend activity are you most likely up to? a. Spending the majority of your Saturday lounging around in bed and watching movies b. Treating yourself to a massage or day of pampering at the spa c. Digging up weeds and working in your garden d. Spending the day at the beach or lake e. Taking a karate class or hitting the gym f. Going for a

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Perro Cimarron Uruguayo

The Perro Cimarron Uruguayo originated in Uruguay. The breed descended from European dogs that were brought by early colonizers and then released/abandoned. These dogs began living in the wild in Uruguay and multiplied in numbers. After attacking livestock, the government paid bounties to have these dogs hunted. The breed was then captured by ranchers and tamed to serve as guard dogs. Today, they are the official mascot of the National Army of Uruguay. Like 0

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Agression

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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The History Of Beagles

Beagle ancestors used for hunting Although there seems to be no reliable documentation about the early ancestry of Beagles, there are accounts of dogs of similar size being used to for hunting in Greece in the 5th century BCE. There was no formal name given to these dogs, however, they are considered to be the early ancestors of the first Beagles. Eighth-century records document an early scent hound known as the St. Hubert Hound, from which the Talbot Hound breed was created. The Talbot Hound was brought to England in the 11th-century through the travels of William the Conqueror. While

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Cão De Fila De São Miguel

The Cão de Fila de São Miguel is a cattle dog, which originated from the São Miguel Island in the Azores near Portugal. The breed is a natural guard dog and requires a firm leader if meant to be kept as a family pet. Filas do best when giving a job to do. They are known for creating a deep bond with their owners and for being extremely gentle and receptive to the families. They can be aloof and defensive with strangers. Like 0

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Shock

By Sherry Weaver Shock is a physiological phenomenon that results in cardiovascular collapse. Unfortunately, although its function is to defend vital organ systems in an emergency, a pet can die of the consequences of shock before he succumbs to the effects of his injuries. Gum color and capillary refill, mental status, heart rate and body temperature are all important reflections of the state of shock. To evaluate the signs of shock, the pet’s cardiovascular system must be addressed.  This is done by physical examination that you can do at the scene of the emergency.  One of the basic signs of

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