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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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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. Like 0

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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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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. Like 0

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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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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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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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