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Dream Jobs For Dog Lovers

Most people who read this site would probably consider themselves dog lovers, but you think your passion goes further than that. You don’t just like your dogs, you like all dogs, and you want to spend as much time with them as possible and help them in any way you can. If you could find a way to do it, you would make dogs your life. So… why don’t you? There are plenty of careers where you can be around your canine friends quite a bit and do things to improve their lives. Here are just a few jobs for

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All About Dogs

Dog Grooming Tips

Regular grooming is an important part of responsible dog care, even if it may seem like your dog is taking care of those needs by himself. If you don’t have a routine set, start small. Attempt one task each time. Brush one day. Then bathe the next. And trim the nails on yet another day. The shorter you can keep each session, the better. Ready to begin? Here are a few dog grooming tips to make the process easier. Brushing Tips Check for ticks as you brush You may notice the bugs themselves or small black flecks. Determine how often

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Bulldogs

Have We Overbred Bulldogs?

By Joe Wilkes Bulldog Thoughts 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

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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.

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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.

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Dog Breeds

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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British Dog Breeds

Making up Great Britain are England, Scotland, Wales, and a dense collection of some of the most interesting and unique dog breeds in the world. It would take us more time than we have available to spend to cover them all, so here are just a few of our very favorites. The Welsh Corgi Widely hailed as one of the most intelligent of dog breeds, and beloved by the English monarchy, the Welsh corgi is a breed of herding dog that originated in Wales. The physical structure of the Corgi (short legs, body low to the ground) enables it to

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Central Asian Ovcharka Dog

The Central Asian Ovcharka (pronounced “uhf-‘chAr-ka”) Dog is a 4,000 year-old breed that originates from Russia and is often considered to be the #1 most popular breed of the country. Central Asian Ovcharkas are known to be calm yet fearless, often standing their ground and not backing down. They were originally bred by shepherds to protect livestock against large predators. Their stamina and ability to take down wolves earned them the nickname “Volkodav,” which is Russian for “The Wolf Crusher.”

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