It Takes A Smart Dog To Be A Herding Dog

It Takes A Smart Dog To Be A Herding Dog

Herding dogs were bred with specific characteristics in mind. They all have the inborn ability to keep herd animals together and direct them in a certain direction or to the desired destination.  This herding ability requires an intelligent dog who can quickly learn commands and lives to please and obey ...
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If You Need Protection These Powerful Dogs Do The Job

Guard duty may have been the first and most important job dogs did for humans.   Pre-historic men may have noticed that many other animals feared the wolf, so they domesticated wolves for guard duty against predators who threatened humans. If you need protection, powerful guard dogs are available to do ...
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Sighthounds Are  Super Fast Dogs And Excellent Family Pets

Sighthounds Are Super Fast Dogs And Excellent Family Pets

Sight Hounds Dogs classified as sighthounds were bred or evolved to spot game by sight and chase it down with great speed. They need to have good vision and to be fast runners to succeed as hunters. Consequently, most of the dogs we cover as sighthounds have long legs, low ...
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Choose The Spaniel That Makes The Best Family Pet

Choose The Spaniel That Makes The Best Family Pet

The word that is used most often to describe Spaniels' temperament is happy. Who doesn't want a happy dog! Spaniels are happy, affectionate, and easy-going dogs that make excellent family pets. They are intelligent, loyal, and enjoy being with their family and other family pets. Most spaniels shed, require regular ...
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Bernese Mountain Dog

Are Bernese Mountain Dogs Too Big Or Not Too Big

Too big or not too big, that is the question. Yes, Bernese Mountain Dogs (Berners) are Big Dogs! Some can weigh over 100 pounds. They are big and strong enough to pull carts, which they did back on Switzerland's farms. Bernese Mountain Dogs are small dogs at heart but in ...
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3 Best Reasons To Get A Japanese Chin And 2 Good Reasons Not To

The elegant Japanese Chin is a square proportioned dog that seems to have a look of astonishment permanently affixed on its face. Their distinctive, evenly-patterned face has wide-set eyes and a flat, broad muzzle on a round head surrounded with feathered ears. They also have a dot on top of ...
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3 Best Reasons To Get A Pekingese And 2 Good Reason Not To

3 Best Reasons To Get A Pekingese And 2 Good Reason Not To

The Pekingese is a charming, attractive little dog that is dignified, loyal, and courageous. They are popularly known as "Pekes," and many people adore them, even if they don't have one, and it's easy to understand why. The Pekingese is a brave and boastful dog, with a strong character who ...
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3 Best Reasons To Get A Tibetan Spaniel And 2 Good Reason Not To

3 Best Reasons To Get A Tibetan Spaniel And 2 Good Reason Not To

The Tibetan Spaniels (Tibbies) are  loyal companions that are both alert and affectionate. While the Tibetan Spaniel isn't a commonly found dog, you can get help locating one from the Tibetan Spaniel Club of America.  Tibbies have a very friendly temperament and with their high intelligence, they are an ideal ...
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Lhasa apso sitting on fur rug in winter landscape

3 Best Reasons To Get A Lhasa Apso And 2 Good Reason Not To

Only a few other dog breeds can compete with the Lhasa Apso when it comes to its elegant coat. Although they may look delicate, they are sturdy dogs that can compete in agility events. Looks and athletic ability all combined in a regal dog who is a comedian at heart ...
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3 Best Reasons To Get A Shih Tzu And 2 Good Reason Not To

Do you like small dogs? Are you thinking about getting a  Shih Tzu for your first or next dog? If so, you are in good company because this breed is very popular and ranks in the top 10% of dog breeds registered  with the AKC. Before finalizing your decision, there ...
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