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Belgian Shepherd Dog (Laekenois)

The Belgian Shepherd Dog is the rarest of the four Belgian Sheepdog varieties. They are a smart and obedient breed that make excellent police and guard dogs. Laekenois (pronounced “Lak-in-wah”) were originally bred to herd sheep at the Royal Castle of Laeken, the official residence of the King of the Belgians. They exhibit natural herding tendencies and enjoy competing in dog agility trials, flyball, tracking, and herding activities.

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5 Ways You Can Help Pit Bulls

By Jon Bastian It is sad how pit bulls are so often misunderstood. So, we are calling pit bull lovers to step up to the plate and help clear up the misunderstanding once for all, and here are our suggestions on how you can become involved and help restore the good reputation of this wonderful breed. Be a responsible owner As Cesar has taught us, the problem is not the breed, it’s the human. If you have pit bulls in your pack, make sure that you have trained them properly, and that they get sufficient exercise. Provide your dog with

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Reputation

By Cesar Millan This last week, I celebrated my 45th birthday with friends and family. For some reason, birthdays divisible by five are a big deal to humans. Maybe it’s because of how many fingers we have. Maybe not. If dogs could count, maybe they’d be very interested in numbers that end in four. Or maybe they wouldn’t be. Because there’s one big difference between how we see the world and how dogs see it. Dogs see the world through their instincts, so things like math or historical dates or birthdays mean nothing to them. But humans see the world

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Dog Obesity And Fat Dogs — A Growing Health Problem

By Dr. Kristy Conn Dog obesity is one of the fastest growing health problems for dogs today. In this article we’ll discuss the ideal weight for your dog, how to prevent dog obesity through diet and exercise, and what to do if all else fails. The Dog Obesity Issue According to the CDC approximately one-third of adults in the United States are obese and the trend towards obesity appears to be worsening. Veterinarians are noticing a corresponding increase in the prevalence of dog obesity. Just as in people, obesity in dogs is associated with various health problems such as diabetes,

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Komondor

True Hungarian Komondors are very rare in the US. This working group breed is a descendent of early Tibetan dogs and was bred to protect flocks of sheep. The breed is known for their long white-corded coats, which has earned them the nickname “Mop Dog.” These coats have been said to protect Komondors from wolf bites when they were guarding their sheep from predators. Komondors are very independent and taught to make their own decisions. They are gentle with family and friends but are defensive of intruders. The coat of a Komondor takes two full days to dry after getting

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Remembering Daddy

By Cesar Millan This Wednesday marks a sad anniversary for me, but it’s important to share. Seven years ago, on February 19, 2010, I gathered together with my family and our veterinarian to say good-bye to the big, beautiful Pit Bull who had been my right hand dog for sixteen years. A lot of my fans remember him. Daddy. And to those of you lucky enough to have met him, you saw what I always knew. Daddy was a very special dog. He was with me way before I became famous, and he was also the one who chose Junior

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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.

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Who Would You Take Home?

Which dog is coming home with you? When you look at the faces in the image on this page, were you drawn more to some than others? According to new research, you are more likely to go for dogs that have raised inner brows, which results in widened eyes. The University of Portsmouth and the Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition conducted a lengthy experiment to determine which dogs were more likely to be rehomed from a shelter. And what they discovered was that those that make “puppy dog eyes” are much more likely to be adopted. Dr. Bridget Waller and

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Socializing Suzie

Recently, George Gomez, Cesar’s Way Director of Video Production and longest-tenured employee besides Cesar, had to call “Cesar 911” himself for help with his Staffordshire pit bull mix Suzie, who had started to develop anti-social tendencies and show dog aggression. When she also started to show aggression toward people, Cesar came to the rescue, and you can see the entire process in his new DVD, “Essentials of Dog Behavior: Socialization.” Here, we talked to George about how Suzie came into his life, how she started to misbehave, and how he learned to solve the problem. * * * Our Interview

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How To Care For Your Pit Bull

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 not make ideal

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