How to Make Your Dog’s Breath Smell Good

Many (and I do mean many) years ago, there was an advertising jingle on television that in part went something like this: "He said that she said that he has halitosis. She said that he said it's true of some girls, too." I don't recall if the commercial was for a mouthwash or toothpaste. No one wants to smell bad breath from another [...]

How to Make Your Dog’s Breath Smell Good2022-01-24T06:49:24-08:00

Now Bring in the Scent Hounds

The scent hound, as you would expect, is a type of hound that hunts by using its powerful sense of smell rather than sight. Once they identify a scent, they are able to track their prey, or humans, over long distances and rough terrain. They do need to be fast runners but do need the endurance to follow scents over long distances. Most [...]

Now Bring in the Scent Hounds2022-01-14T06:50:08-08:00

A Happy Cocker Spaniel Makes An Excellent Companion

Where Do Cocker Spaniels Come From The Cocker Spaniel was developed in England as a bird hunting dog. Its name "Cocker" was derived from the Eurasian woodcock , a bird it frequently hunted. The Cocker Spaniel and the English Springer Spaniel are closely related and for a while, both breeds came from the same litter. The only distinction was in size, the smaller [...]

A Happy Cocker Spaniel Makes An Excellent Companion2022-01-17T06:50:44-08:00

English Springer Spaniels Are Awesome Family Pets

The English Springer Spaniel was developed in England during the 19th century from a now-extinct breed, the Norfolk Spaniel. It is closely related to the English Cocker Spaniel, and at one time, puppies from the same litter were classified as Springer or Cocker based on the size, the larger being Springers and the smaller were Cockers. The English Springer Spaniel was recognized as a distinct breed (primarily [...]

English Springer Spaniels Are Awesome Family Pets2022-01-17T07:00:31-08:00

Are Beautiful Golden Retrievers The Best Dogs In The World?

If you do an online search for "best dog in the world," which breed will come up as number one? When I searched, "mixed breeds" came in first. The Golden Retriever was in the top 10, but for purebred dogs, the Labrador Retriever was on top. The Lab is a great dog, but Golden Retriever owners will most likely argue that the Golden should [...]

Are Beautiful Golden Retrievers The Best Dogs In The World?2021-11-11T05:53:34-08:00

What Are Kennel Clubs

  Kennel clubs, also known as a kennel council  in some countries,  are organizations which provide guidance on the breeding, showing and promotion of more than one breed of dog.  Generally, kennel clubs are "all-breed clubs."  All, in this case, meaning only those breeds that they recognize and "breed" means purebred dogs.  A club that handles only one dog breed is known as a [...]

What Are Kennel Clubs2021-06-07T14:30:55-07:00

Canis Major – The “Top Dog” Constellation

The brightest star in the night sky is Sirius, the dog star.  It is appropriate that the brightest star is located in the constellation Canis Major (Top Dog!). Canis Major is hereby adopted as the official mascot constellation of the Top Dog Forum website. A constellation is a group of stars that someone with a great imagination can see as an outline of a creature or person (usually mythological), [...]

Canis Major – The “Top Dog” Constellation2022-01-17T07:08:03-08:00

Courageous Affenpinschers Make Amusing Family Pets

Affenpinscher may look a lot like a little monkey, but looks can be deceiving.  Behind that sweet funny face is a fearless little giant of a dog.   This dog breed comes from Germany and dates back to the seventeenth century.  Affenpinscher is German for "monkey dog" or "ape terrier." The French call them "diablotin moustachu"(mustached little devil).  You may even think they [...]

Courageous Affenpinschers Make Amusing Family Pets2022-01-17T07:12:32-08:00

Doberman Pinscher A Loyal, Fearless, and Protective Dog

Where Do Doberman Pinschers Come From? The Doberman Pinscher dog breed originated in Apolda , Germany during the last half of the 1800s. During that time, Karl Dobermann, it seems, did just about every city job that needed to be done. One of his many jobs was collecting taxes. Another was being the town's dog catcher. Mr. Dobermann was concerned for his safety [...]

Doberman Pinscher A Loyal, Fearless, and Protective Dog2022-01-17T06:02:47-08:00

Berger Picard For Active Owners

Where Do Berger Picards Come From? The Berger Picard’s name comes from Picardy , a region in the northwest of France.   The Berger Picard is also known as the Picardy Shepherd. Picardy is an agricultural region and has plentiful rich pastureland. The breed was used to guard and herd livestock. The farmers and cattlemen of the region take pride in their home-grown sheepdog. [...]

Berger Picard For Active Owners2022-01-17T06:56:10-08:00
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