Dog Breeds

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. 0

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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. 0

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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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All About Dogs

Caring For Beagles

Beagle characteristics Beagles are brave, intelligent, and social dogs that are good with children and known for their loving, tolerant, sweet, and gentle temperament. The breed does well indoors and as an apartment dog as long as they are properly exercised and taken for long walks daily. As Beagles were traditionally bred for hunting purposes, they need to be socialized from an early age, especially if their household includes non-canine pets. Also, Beagle owners are advised to keep their pets on a leash during walks to prevent them from running off and trailing scents or chasing game. Beagles can be

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

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.” 0

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All About Dogs

Friday The 13th Urban Legends: Dog Edition

In honor of Friday the 13th, let’s take a look at some common dog urban legends from around the world. Greece has several superstitions regarding dogs. Grecians believe that dogs can foresee evil, according to an ancient legend, dogs were aware when Hecate was at a crossroads, foretelling a death. In Greece, dogs are also believed to be aware of the presence of ghosts, and their barking, whimpering, or howling is often the first warning of supernatural occurrences. Native Americans believe that dogs are in-tune with and somehow connected to the moon because they howl at it, but some say

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