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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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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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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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Are You Ready for the GBGV? AKC's New Hound Dog Is Grand in Many Respects

Are You Ready for the GBGV? AKC's New Hound Dog Is Grand in Many Respects

Source: AKC News Are You Ready for the GBGV? AKC's New Hound Dog Is Grand in Many Respects ...
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Why Breed Bans Affect You

Why Breed Bans Affect You

Source: AKC News Why Breed Bans Affect You ...
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service-dog

Service Dogs Guide

Today, millions of people around the world suffer from a disability. These millions include many children suffering from neuromuscular disease which results in a mobility impairment requiring frequent use of a wheelchair.   It is people who are deprived of mobility that are primarily interested in having the help of service dogs.  These dogs provide ...
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Pug

Did You Know the Pug Dog Breed Was Almost Labeled as an Edible Dog?

Jessica Alba has two pug dogs. One named Nancy (after her character in Sin City 2005) and the other Sid. Sid is said to be referring to Sid and Nancy, the Sex Pistols duo. Its know wonder Jessica loves her pugs, they are intriguing little guys. The pug is one of the oldest breeds of ...
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How to Train a Dominant Dog

How to Train a Dominant Dog

Have you ever been in the situation where you are out for a walk with your dog, happily going down the street when your heart misses a beat and then sinks because you see another dog coming? It means only one thing. Your lovely but very dominant dog is going to try to leave their mark on ...
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hunting-dog

What Other Jobs Can Hunting Dogs Do?

Hunting dogs are versatile, intelligent animals. Their size and ability to learn makes them ideal for many tasks that help humans with daily life. Service dog training helps the disabled Therapy dog training helps people in hospitals, nursing homes and schools Rescue dog training helps those trapped and injured Seeing eye dog training helps the ...
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tom-brady

Brady on trash talk: ‘It’s how you play, not what you say’

Tom Brady is not interested in traveling the same verbal path as Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey. The New England Patriots quarterback kept the brash talk to a minimum on Tuesday, one day after Ramsey was "predicting" a Super Bowl win for the Jaguars. "It's how you play, not what you say," Brady said on ...
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dog-training

Tested Dog Training Tips

Dog Training is a primary responsibility of every dog owner. It will help to shape the dog's behavior for its own good. Before putting your dog through a training course, a good start would be to point out what your dog needs in terms of behavioral development. This will immediately address your dog's present need ...
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Animal assisted therapy can bring back memories for many people

Animal assisted therapy can bring back memories for many people

When you are a person looking for some companionship in your life, having a pet may just be the answer that you are looking for. There are many people that have a pet at some point in their life and saying good-bye might have been a hard time in their life. Having animal assisted therapy ...
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What is animal assisted therapy?

What is animal assisted therapy?

Having a pet is something that many take for granted. However there are people that need to have a pet in order to work through something that have happened in their life. Therapy pets are a program in which animals help people just by visiting with them. Participating in this type of program help people ...
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DogWithGlasses

Are Dogs Colorblind Or Is This A Myth?

If you ask any dog owner or canine enthusiast whether they know if dogs are officially color blind or not, most people won't have the faintest idea. And guess what, the scientific community is not sure either! However, there are indeed some facts about a dog's vision that has come through from studies and tests ...
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Train Your Puppy to Come at the Park

Train Your Puppy to Come at the Park

It all sounds so simple in theory…You call your puppy and they come to your feet, then you reward them and that should be it. The Recall! For so many people though, it all goes pear-shaped and we end up chasing our dogs and puppies all over the park, shouting their name as they run ...
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Understanding Your Dog's Body  Language

Understanding Your Dog’s Body Language

Ever wondered what your dog is doing when they are interacting with another dog? Do you sometimes feel like you're watching something in a foreign language as your dog communicates with another dog? Sometimes it can be really frustrating not knowing whether to step in and stop your dog or let the activity go on ...
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Five Day Video Training Course

5 Day Course: Introduction to Dog Training

“Discover The Powerful Dog Training Secrets To Overcome 30+ Common Dog and Puppy Behavioral Issues With STEP-BY-STEP Instructions From One
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5 Day Course: Introduction to Dog Training

Day 1 – Pulling on the Leash

“Discover The Powerful Dog Training Secrets To Overcome 30+ Common Dog and Puppy Behavioral Issues With STEP-BY-STEP Instructions From One
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Day 1 – Pulling on the Leash

Day 2 – Puppy Training

“Discover The Powerful Dog Training Secrets To Overcome 30+ Common Dog and Puppy Behavioral Issues With STEP-BY-STEP Instructions From One
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Day 2 – Puppy Training

Day 3 – Dog Aggression

“Discover The Powerful Dog Training Secrets To Overcome 30+ Common Dog and Puppy Behavioral Issues With STEP-BY-STEP Instructions From One
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Day 3 – Dog Aggression

Day 4 – People Aggression

“Discover The Powerful Dog Training Secrets To Overcome 30+ Common Dog and Puppy Behavioral Issues With STEP-BY-STEP Instructions From One
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Day 4 – People Aggression

Day 5 – Holiday Training

“Discover The Powerful Dog Training Secrets To Overcome 30+ Common Dog and Puppy Behavioral Issues With STEP-BY-STEP Instructions From One
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Day 5 – Holiday Training

Danish-Swedish Farmdog

The Danish-Swedish Farmdog was recorded in the Foundation Stock Service. Danish–Swedish Farmdog is a Pure breed of dog that has its
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Danish-Swedish Farmdog

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5 Day Course: Introduction to Dog Training

5 Day Course: Introduction to Dog Training

“Discover The Powerful Dog Training Secrets To Overcome 30+ Common Dog and Puppy Behavioral Issues With STEP-BY-STEP Instructions From One of The World’s Most Skilled Dog Trainers!” Click Here! ...
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Puppy Pulling on Leash

Day 1 – Pulling on the Leash

“Discover The Powerful Dog Training Secrets To Overcome 30+ Common Dog and Puppy Behavioral Issues With STEP-BY-STEP Instructions From One of The World’s Most Skilled Dog Trainers!” Click Here! ...
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Day 2 – Puppy Training

Day 2 – Puppy Training

“Discover The Powerful Dog Training Secrets To Overcome 30+ Common Dog and Puppy Behavioral Issues With STEP-BY-STEP Instructions From One of The World’s Most Skilled Dog Trainers!” Click Here!Photo by sgoerin ...
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Dog Agression

Day 3 – Dog Aggression

“Discover The Powerful Dog Training Secrets To Overcome 30+ Common Dog and Puppy Behavioral Issues With STEP-BY-STEP Instructions From One of The World’s Most Skilled Dog Trainers!” Click Here!Photo by smerikal ...
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Day 4 – People Aggression

Day 4 – People Aggression

“Discover The Powerful Dog Training Secrets To Overcome 30+ Common Dog and Puppy Behavioral Issues With STEP-BY-STEP Instructions From One of The World’s Most Skilled Dog Trainers!” Click Here!Photo by na.harii  ...
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Day 5 – Holiday Training

Day 5 – Holiday Training

“Discover The Powerful Dog Training Secrets To Overcome 30+ Common Dog and Puppy Behavioral Issues With STEP-BY-STEP Instructions From One of The World’s Most Skilled Dog Trainers!” Click Here! ...
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8 Dog Training Tips Every Dog Owner Must Know

8 Dog Training Tips Every Dog Owner Must Know

Every dog owner wants a well trained, obedient dog. You can enjoy your pet so much more if they are well behaved, and the dog is happier because you are happy with them. The ultimate goal is to have your dog obey your commands while off the lead. This level of compliance, however, takes much ...
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AKC Dog Breeds – A Complete Listing

A dog breed is a group of dogs that have very similar or nearly identical characteristics of appearance or behavior or, usually, both, primarily because they come from a select set of ancestors who had the same characteristics. See the many breeds in a directory of breed of dogs. The AKC will always have up ...
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Animal assisted therapy can bring back memories for many people

Animal assisted therapy can bring back memories for many people

When you are a person looking for some companionship in your life, having a pet may just be the answer that you are looking for. There are many people that have a pet at some point in their life and saying good-bye might have been a hard time in their life. Having animal assisted therapy ...
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Arbor the Pooch Picasso Paints Abstracts to Help Dogs in Need

Bryce Henderson walked into the living room of his Las Vegas home, unpacked a paint-splattered easel, and set it up for his little artist: a rescue dog named Arbor. “Arbor, do you want to paint?” he asked. Eager to start, Arbor — a black-and-white Border Collie-mix — bit down on a paintbrush fitted with a ...
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DogWithGlasses

Are Dogs Colorblind Or Is This A Myth?

If you ask any dog owner or canine enthusiast whether they know if dogs are officially color blind or not, most people won't have the faintest idea. And guess what, the scientific community is not sure either! However, there are indeed some facts about a dog's vision that has come through from studies and tests ...
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Dog Separation Anxiety

Dog Separation Anxiety

One of the greatest joys of dog ownership is the tight bond we experience and encourage with our dogs. However, if your dog becomes too reliant or dependant on you, dog separation anxiety can develop. Dog Separation Anxiety is an enormous problem to an estimated 10% of all puppy's and older dogs. Somewhat ironically, it ...
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The Old English Sheepdog : Fluffy and Large Herding Breed

The Old English Sheepdog : Fluffy and Large Herding Breed

The Old English Sheepdog is an England original, large breed of herding dog. It is known to have long, dense and fluffy kind of coat that wraps its body all over. This dog is an excellent herder but today it is mostly revered as an outstanding advertisement and movie personality. If you have seen the ...
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Terriers

Terriers – Tenacity, Personality and Loyalty

The Terriers are a group of dogs with dozens of individual entrants. Most of these dogs have some common traits, including the fact that they're almost always tenacious at whatever task life has handed them. Terriers range from the very small to the very large, from those with rather snappish tendencies to the very tolerant ...
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Dog Training

The 10 Biggest Dog Training Myths

There’s so much conflicting stuff out there on the net. And most of it's absolute hogwash. So in this article I want to set the record straight. Let’s delve into the most common misunderstood topics one by one. 1. Dog training takes lots of time Simply not true. When you know what you are doing, ...
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Chihuahua

Size of the Chihuahua

by marcia.furman Tiny Chihuahuas are a very special breed of dog. The Chihuahua originated in ancient times, now carefully bred in the USA since before 1929. The Chihuahua size originally written by AKC was meant to stay 2-4 pounds, but American breeders tend towards a larger dog size for breeding & showing and pet purposes ...
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Popular Dog Breeds by AKC Group

Herding Group

Entlebucher Mountain Dog

Entlebucher Mountain Dog

Overview Entelbucher Sennenhund dates back to the Roman times, and is an ancient dog breed. The Entelbucher Sennenhund is the smallest of the four Swiss Mountain Dogs. This breed is ...
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Finnish-Lapphund

Finnish Lapphund

German Shepherd Dog

German Shepherd

Icelandic Sheepdog

Icelandic Sheepdog

Hound Group

Harrier

Harrier

The sport of hunting rabbits on horseback with packs of hounds is well documented. Historians have recorded that packs of hounds were used to hunt hare and rabbit and fox ...
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Ibizan Hound

Ibizan Hound

Irish Wolfhound

Irish Wolfhound

Norwegian Elkhound

Norwegian Elkhound

Otterhound

Otterhound

Non-Sporting Group

Schipperke

Schipperke

Sea travelers don't need to search further for the best sea trip companion. The Schipperke is the perfect mate because it is incredibly developed to have a low center of ...
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Shiba Inu

Shiba Inu

tibetan spaniel

Tibetan Spaniel

Tibetan Terrier

Tibetan Terrier

Sporting Group

Irish Setter

Irish Setter

by Ordinary Guy The rich red color of the Irish Setter is the unmistakable mark of one of the favorite Sporting Dogs in the United States, at least in the Conformation Ring. This dog usually sends the crowd into huge rounds of applause as it floats around the ring. This ...
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Terrier Group

Irish Terrier
The Irish terrier is a breed with distinctive proud appearance and unique personality. Today, more dog lovers than ever are discovering this wonderful dog. Let's look at why Irish terriers ...
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Irish Terrier

Norfolk Terrier

Norfolk Terrier

Russell Terrier

Russell Terrier

Bull Terrier

Bull Terrier

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Toy Group

Maltese Dog
One essential aim of maltese dog training is to raise a well-behaved pet free of different bad behaviors like chewing, ...
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Maltese

Affenpinscher

Affenpinscher

Brussels Griffon

Brussels Griffon

Chihuahua

Chihuahua

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Working Group

Great Pyrenees

Great Pyrenees Dog

Large breed dogs pose special grooming dilemmas. The Great Pyrenees and other Bernard family members have cornered the market on that special combination of girth and hair. Without a regimented grooming routine the Pyrenees' flowing white locks can easily morph, soon resembling an electrocuted Komondor on steroid. One obstacle to keeping large breeds in the ...
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Hovawart

Hovawart

Komondor

Komondor

Kuvasz

Kuvasz

Foundation Stock

APPENZELLER SENNENHUNDE

Appenzeller Sennenhunde

The Appenzeller Sennenhund is a medium-size breed of dog, one of the four regional breeds of Sennenhund-type dogs from the Swiss Alps. The name Sennenhund refers to people called Senn, ...
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