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Living Conditions of the Australian Kelpie

The Australian Kelpie is a dog that possesses great energy and a strong drive to work. This makes them highly unsuitable for living in an apartment or as a house pet. They are best suited to live in a home where there is work to be done. They thrive on mentally and physically demanding activities. [...]

The Voice of the Australian Kelpie

The Australian Kelpie will communicate with you through its voice. They begin doing this as puppies. Understanding the different sounds of this vocalization will promote a harmony and bond between you and your dog. [...]

When a Min Pin Turns Out to Be the Wrong Choice

Min Pins are an engaging breed and it is not uncommon for them to be snatched up in the heat of the moment. Unfortunately, one month and three pairs of shoes down the road some find Min Pin ownership is not always what it's cracked up to be. While a few blame the dog or the breed, in reality it is often the dog following its nature and the owner's expectations just do not match. [...]

Is a Miniature Schnauzer the right dog for you?

Many people that are thinking of getting a dog often want a small dog and the miniature Schnauzer is one that comes to mind. Too often, people or families decide to get a dog and they rush out to get the first breed they think of without fully considering what dog ownership entails or what dog ownership of a specific breed will be like. [...]

Miniature Schnauzers as Family Pets

Miniature Schnauzers make wonderful family pets. They have been around for many years and have always had a great reputation as a pet, and also as a show dog. Many families use them for both purposes. They are one of the most popular dogs for families and are ranked tenth in the United States for popularity. [...]

Modifying Digging Behaviors

If you have a digging problem with your Australian terrier and need to modify his behavior the first step is trying to find out the source of your dog's digging. With most terrier breeds, digging is an instinct but can also be learned behavior. Some of the many other reasons your Australian terrier may dig include [...]

Temperament of the Miniature Schnauzer

Many people think of small animals as temperamental and mouthy and they do tend to think of the Miniature Schnauzer in this way as well. This is not altogether true where the Schnauzer is concerned however. While they are vocal and love to bark, this can be corrected with proper training and lots of patience. [...]

When an Australian Cattle Dog is the Right Breed and When It Isn't

When it comes to dog owners, it is said that like attracts like and that people with certain character traits will choose dogs that share their own. Many who choose the Australian Cattle Dog mostly appreciate the breed's supreme loyalty and overall confidence. [...]

The One of a Kind Traits that Make the Basenji a Basenji

Just like any other domesticated dog, the Basenji is greatly loyal, adores its owner and loves spending time outside. For those unfamiliar with the breed, the look of a Basenji is somewhat curious. Their characteristic wrinkled brow and extra large, stand at attention ears remind one of wild dogs often found in the untouched spaces of the globe. [...]

Is the Basenji an Indoor or Outdoor Dog?

The Basenji is a breed of dog that was born and bred for hunting in the wilds of Africa. They have a strong urge to roam not only for the purpose of surveying the boundaries of their territory but for scouting any new game in the area. The Basenji has a keen sense of smell and a strong instinct to chase after things that scurry along the ground. They are alert, self reliant and can seem somewhat distant. Strangers are considered suspect unless and until proven otherwise. [...]

How Many Basenjis is Too Many?

The Basenji is a dog with a reputation for having a catlike demeanor. Considering a cat has a strong lean towards autonomy and many expect dogs to be somewhat the opposite, it can leave one wondering how the two balance out. Many take on the Basenji assuming that their new pet will make the necessary adjustments to their new living arrangement. The best type of home and owner for a Basenji is one that can keep all expectations to a minimum and consistently enforce boundaries from the start. [...]

Weird Facts About Did You Know: The Basenji

Its beginnings in the wilds of Africa 40 centuries ago have allowed the Basenji to become one of the most unique breeds of dog around. The most commonly noted fact about the Basenji is that it is the only breed of dog that does not bark. Often referred to as the barkless dog, the breed offers a noise that is likened to more of a yodel than anything else. This is due to a larynx that is shaped differently than any other dog breed. They are also known to chortle, growl and even shriek from time to time. Many owners note that their Basenji may give a mournful howl when missing a mate or feeling lonely. It is not uncommon for the Basenji to dislike going out at night, a safety practice ingrained from its days in the wilds of central Africa. [...]

Neapolitan Mastiff

The Neapolitan Mastiff is a member of the working group and it is used today as a watchdog, family pet and a show dog. It is a massive dog, being a descendant of the mammoth war dogs of the Middle East, the Molossus. This dog was originally bred to fight against bears, gladiators, and lions as a form of entertainment. It was also used as a war dog. Neapolitan Mastiffs fought alongside the Roman legions during the conquest of Europe, and they spread their breed throughout the land. [...]

Bichon Frise: A True Family Pet

The Bichon Frise is a small white dog that typically weighs between seven to ten pounds. They stand from nine to twelve inches in height and have dark brown or black eyes and black lips and nose. Although mostly white in color, some Bichon Frises have shades of apricot, buff, or cream around their feathery drop ears. They have short legs and a longer body, and a curved tail, which goes over the Bichon Fries back. The first time people see a Bichon Frise, they fall in love with not only their beauty but their entertaining, loveable personality. When looking for a true family pet, the little, adorable Bichon Frises are perfect. [...]

Labrador Retrievers, Do They Make Great Pets?

The Labrador retriever is the most popular breed of dog in the United States and United Kingdom. One only has to be around the Labrador retriever for a short amount of time to see why. They are very intelligent, energetic, helpful and lovable dogs. They are probably one of the most popular dogs to be kept as pets, as well. They love giving and getting attention and respond very well to praise. It takes a lot to make the Lab aggravated or annoyed. Labs love going in the water and splashing around having fun, which many do with members of their family. [...]

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