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7 Ways to Remedy Stinky Dog Breath

7 Ways to Remedy Stinky Dog Breath

I share my life with with a pack of superaffectionate dogs who love bestowing kisses — and, not wanting to ...
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barking-dog

How To Fix A Dog Barking Problem

Now that you have a dog, you know that there are many different problem behaviors that a dog may present; one of the most irritating is a dog barking problem. Dogs bark for a variety of reasons and the first step to resolving the "problem" is to understand why dogs bark in the first place ...
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How to Train Your Dog to Avoid Snakes and Other Potential Dangers

How to Train Your Dog to Avoid Snakes and Other Potential Dangers

Editor’s note: Have you seen the Dogster print magazine in stores? Or in the waiting room of your vet’s office? This article appeared in our April-May issue. Subscribe to Dogster and get the bimonthly magazine delivered to your home. I live in Utah (and in Colorado before that), and there’s nothing I enjoy more than to ...
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Does Your Dog Drive Your Neighbors Crazy?

Does Your Dog Drive Your Neighbors Crazy?

Every neighborhood has at least one dog who makes the humans living on the same block a little crazy. He barks at inappropriate times during the day and night, growls a little more than others at delivery people, and is good overall at making himself known. My question is: In my neighborhood, is that my dog? Riggins is ...
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10 Things You Need to Know About the Shih Tzu Dog Breed

10 Things You Need to Know About the Shih Tzu Dog Breed

Editor’s note: Have you seen the Dogster print magazine in stores? Or in the waiting room of your vet’s office? This article appeared in our April-May issue. Subscribe to Dogster and get the bimonthly magazine delivered to your home. The elegant and affectionate Shih Tzu has won admirers around the world, whether he’s flowing along the ...
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Make an Adorable Felted Flower for Your Dog’s Collar

Make an Adorable Felted Flower for Your Dog’s Collar

Editor’s note: Have you seen the Dogster print magazine in stores? Or in the waiting room of your vet’s office? This article appeared in our April-May issue. Subscribe to Dogster and get the bimonthly magazine delivered to your home. Spring is here, so celebrate by covering your dog with flowers! Spruce up her collar with these ...
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Meet the Lovable, Lion-esque Leonberger Dog Breed

Meet the Lovable, Lion-esque Leonberger Dog Breed

Editor’s note: Have you seen the Dogster print magazine in stores? Or in the waiting room of your vet’s office? This article appeared in our April-May issue. Subscribe to Dogster and get the bimonthly magazine delivered to your home. One of the largest German breeds, the Leonberger is celebrated for his magnificent coat, lion-like mane, gentle ...
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Sir Patrick Stewart Is Winning — and Melting — Hearts With His Pit Bull Foster Dog, Ginger

Sir Patrick Stewart has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, entering it as Captain Jean Luc Picard on Star Trek: TNG re-runs I watched with my dad. He’s made headlines for his charity work, as well as for his candid sense of humor and ability to not take himself too ...
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5 Reasons Your Dog Should Always Be in a Safety Harness or Secured Carrier in the Car

5 Reasons Your Dog Should Always Be in a Safety Harness or Secured Carrier in the Car

Most of us won’t get behind the wheel of a car without buckling up. Parents wouldn’t dream of driving without their baby or toddler secured in a car seat. For many of us, putting on a seat belt is as natural as breathing. So why is it that only 16 percent of us restrain our ...
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The Best Guard Dogs - How To Care For Them

The Best Guard Dogs – How To Care For Them

If you are like most people, you want to feel safe and protected in your own home. Some of us will go to the extent of getting the best guard dogs that has been trained to protect people. In most cases a loud back from a dog is enough to scare most of us or ...
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Tito the Dogo Argentino Escapes Abuse and Horrendous Neglect at Mechanic’s Shop

Tito the Dogo Argentino Escapes Abuse and Horrendous Neglect at Mechanic’s Shop

Walking into a mechanic’s shop, you’d expect the usual aromas of motor oil and exhaust, but veterinarian Dr. Marvin “Moose” Baynes detected a different scent when the Guardians of Rescue (GOR) arrived to save Tito, a 7-year-old Dogo Argentino. “I could smell his ears before I visually saw him,” Moose tells Dogster. Sitting on a couch next to ...
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Watch Trick, Stripe, and Mia Run the Agility Course at Westminster

Watch Trick, Stripe, and Mia Run the Agility Course at Westminster

The excitement is building in New York, with the Westminster Kennel Club show well underway. In agility, handlers guided their dogs through a timed course of tunnels, ramps, weave poles, and other obstacles. The grand champion of the event was Trick, a Border Collie, owned and handled by John Nys of Rhode Island. Watch Trick’s ...
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No More Doggie Junk Food: These Treats Are Functional and Appealing

No More Doggie Junk Food: These Treats Are Functional and Appealing

Editor’s note: Have you seen the Dogster print magazine in stores? Or in the waiting room of your vet’s office? This article appeared in our February-March issue. Subscribe to Dogster and get the bimonthly magazine delivered to your home. Have you ever opened a package of your dog’s treats and thought, “Wow, those smell amazing? I’ll ...
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dog-adoption

Why I Believe In an Open Adoption — Not the Perfection Some Dog Rescue Groups Require

Adoption policies of rescue groups typically fall into one of two camps: The rescue does everything in its power to make sure each animal goes to the perfect family, even if that means a lengthy delay in getting a dog into a forever home. The rescue believes that perfection is not necessary for a home to be loving ...
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Dog laws pros and cons

California has now made it legal for people to break car windows in order to break a dog out of a hot car. “As of August 2016, Vermont joined forces with Tennessee, Florida, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Ohio in passing laws to protect good Samaritans who assist dogs locked in hot cars.” Palm Springs has made it illegal ...
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November 2016 Monthly Dog Recap

November has been a total blast with lots of outdoor fun as we got into the swing of my favorite time of year, fall! It’s the perfect time for hikes and adventures. Before we get to my adventures though, let me give a shoutout to my special sponsors & affiliates! Thanks to them I’m able to ...
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Herding Group

Australian Cattle Dog

Australian Cattle Dog

Australian Cattle Dog. I Hope You Have Energy - You'll Need Lots for this Australian breed of dog! The Australian cattle dog, also known as the Blue Heeler, are popular working dogs and pets and are easily picked out by their high-energy enthusiasm and intelligence. This breed of dog is ...
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Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherd

Bearded Collie

Bearded Collie

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Hound Group

Afghan Hound

Afghan Hound

Afghan hounds, also known as Tazi in their homeland, is a particularly beautiful breed of dog whose history dates back thousands of years. It is considered the national dog breed of Afghanistan and for many years, Afghan hounds were not permitted to leave the country. It is only within the ...
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American English Coonhound

American English Coonhound

The English Coonhound, also referred to as the American English Coonhound (by the American Kennel Club only) or the Redtick Coonhound, is a breed of dog. It is a type of coonhound that is typically bred in the Southern United States. It is descended from hunting hounds brought to America ...
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American Foxhound

American Foxhound

Overview The American foxhound descended from the French and English hounds. They were brought to America in 1650, and more than a hundred years later they were bred to a French hound. This dog was sent from Lafayette to George Washington as a gift. These dogs were used to seek ...
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Non-Sporting Group

American Eskimo Dog

American Eskimo Dog

I know that you find American Eskimo dog so irresistibly cute with all those fluffy hairs and stuffs. And he can be a real charmer too, American Eskimo dogs are naturally very friendly, playful and devoted, which no doubt you'll find a very pleasing trait for an incredibly cute dog ...
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Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise

The Bichon Frise is an all-white, curly-furred lap dog that originated in the Mediterranean region. This breed is believed to be a mix of Barbet, poodle and generic white lap dog. The breed has an illustrious history. An early version, called the Barbichon, existed as early as 600 B.C. This ...
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Bulldog

Bulldog

Your Bulldog wants to be in your company and you should give your Bulldog a name that will be suitable for your intelligent canine friend and that you will feel comfortable using in a public area. According to Bulldog information, Bulldog puppies grow into intelligent adults. Knowing that the Bulldog ...
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Non-Sporting Group

Sporting Group

Boykin Spaniel

Boykin Spaniel

The Boykin Spaniel is a dog that is considered to be a truly American breed developed in South Carolina, using stock from such breeds as the Chesapeake Bay Retriever, the Springer Spaniel, the Cocker Spaniel and the American Water Spaniel. The breed is indeed an "american invention" bred for a ...
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Brittany Spaniel

Brittany Spaniel

The Brittany Spaniel is of Brittany France origins and is recognized as one of the world's supreme gun dogs. It first appeared in the 19th century and was officially recognized in 1938. Originally used as a working dog, the Brittany Spaniel of today is short of many tasks but is ...
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Canadian Pointer

Canadian Pointer

The Canadian Pointer, a breed of gundog has a well muscled body and a short coarse coat. Despite the name, this breed that belongs to the HPR (hunting, pointing and retrieving) group was actually developed in United States and not in Canada. During the 1880s, English Pointers, Portuguese Pointers and ...
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Terrier Group

Rаt Terrier

Rаt Terrier

Orіgіnаtіng іn England, thе Rаt Terrier wаѕ used аѕ rodent аnd small game hunters. Thеу were also treasured аѕ adoring, lоуаl реtѕ. When thеіr аѕtоnіѕhіng huntіng and kіllіng ѕkіllѕ on farms and rat іnfеѕtеd hоmеѕ were rесоgnіzеd, thеу were turned іntо pit dоgѕ. Gamblers could not rеѕіѕt uѕіng thеѕе rеmаrkаblе, ...
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Cesky Terrier

Cesky Terrier

by Petful.com The Cesky Terrier was founded by Frantisek Horak in the Czech Republic. The Cesky Terrier is also known as the Bohemian or Czech Terrier. This is a fairly new dog breed seeing that it was only developed in the last century. Many breeders felt that the Cesky Terrier ...
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Wire Fox Terrier

Fox Terrier

by AHLN Before the establishment of the perfect dog breed to accompany hunters during fox hunting, it was almost impossible to capture foxes that run back to their lairs. Even the Fox Hounds that are reliable and keen hunting companions were not courageous enough to chase after these preys in ...
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Terrier Group

Toy Group

Affenpinscher

Affenpinscher

Once you have decided to adopt a dog into your family, you certainly have to learn a few general facts about its behavior and temperament. Get better acquainted with Affenpinscher standard traits, in order to see if it fits your family's needs and expectations. Before you start searching for authorized ...
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Brussels Griffon

Brussels Griffon

The Brussels Griffon was officially recognized by the AKC in 1910 and is a member of the AKC toy group. It was the 89th most popular breed in 2015. The Brussels Griffon is an alert, curious, and loyal pet. The Griffon Bruxellois or Brussels Griffon is a breed of toy ...
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

This breed was named for the Cavalier King Charles, who ruled Great Britain in the 1700s. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is usually a pampered house dog that requires frequent and careful combing and brushing to prevent matting. It is an ideal house pet and family companion that socializes well ...
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Working Group

African Boerboel

African Boerboel

The Boerboel has been successfully developed in South Africa, and the breed is still in the process of refinement. The origins of this breed are not entirely sure, but it can be traced back to ancient times. Many agree that the breed developed from the Bullenbijter which was brought to ...
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Akita

Akita

Akita Inu, also known simply as an Akita is the largest of the Spitz-type dogs that originated from Japan. With the trademark, curled tail that rests on its back, the Akita is known in Japan as a national monument. Small statues of this magnificent creature are sent to friends and ...
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Alaskan Malamute

Alaskan Malamute

The Alaskan Malamute is actually descended from the wolf. Today's breed has some very distinctive characteristics that remind us of that fact, though the Alaskan Malamute is typically a very calm, good-natured dog. Some people think the word "mute" in the name means the dog doesn't bark. While they tend ...
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Foundation Stock

Appenzeller Sennenhunde

Appenzeller Sennenhunde

Differences Between the Four Breeds of Sennenhunds There are very few differences between the four breeds of Sennenhunds. All four breeds are well known across Switzerland and Europe and comprise the following: • Grosser Schweizer Sennenhund - commonly known as The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog • Berner Sennenhund - commonly known as ...
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Catahoula Leopard Dog

Catahoula Leopard Dog

"The Catahoula originated in North Central Louisiana in the geographic area around the Catahoula Lake from which it got its name. The word Catahoula is of Choctaw Indian origin and is translated into English as "sacred lake", just as the Choctaw word Choekahoula means "sacred home." It is believed that ...
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Cеntrаl Aѕіаn Shерhеrd Dоg

Cеntrаl Aѕіаn Shерhеrd Dоg

It іѕ believed that thе Cеntrаl Aѕіаn Shерhеrd dоg has its оrіgіn frоm mаnу dіffеrеnt places throughout Central Asia. These places іnсludе Tіbеt, Irаn аnd аlѕо the vеrу old Sіlk Rоаd. Mаnу fееl that thе Central Aѕіаn Ovtcharka іѕ thе аnсеѕtоr оf all thе other dog breeds. Genetic еvіdеnсе аvаіlаblе ...
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Miscellaneous Class

Dogo Argentino

Argentino

The Dogo Argentino is a huge, white and well-muscled dog that, as the name suggests, originated in Argentina. It also goes by the names of Argentine Dogo and Argentinean Mastiff. This gigantic dog is popular as a big-game hunter as it hunts fierce and larger animals such as cougars and ...
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Azawakh

Azawakh

The Azawakh are originally from the Sahel region in Africa. They have been developed by the several nomadic tribes that live in the Southern Sahara, as hunting and guard dogs. These dogs' natural abilities are very good in areas such as the chase, guarding and companionship. The Azawakh is a ...
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BELGIAN LAEKENOIS

Bеlgіаn Lаеkеnоіѕ

Thіѕ mеdіum ѕіzеd brееd weighs bеtwееn 50-65 роundѕ and reaches bеtwееn 22" tо 26" іn height. Their nаmе іѕ pronounced LAK-in-wah. Thе Belgian Lаеkеnоіѕ іѕ the rаrеѕt оf fоur Belgian Sheepdogs. Bred tо hеrd sheep, thіѕ brееd rеmаіnѕ a working brееd tоdау. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qa8jcvxl4rM Thе AKC rесоgnіzеѕ three оf thе Bеlgіаn ...
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