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Mangalarga Marchador: Development of the Breed

The Mangalarga Marchador is a gaited sport horse breed of Brazil, with attractive looks, soft temperament, and a rich historical background. Also the National Horse of Brazil, the Mangalarga Marchador is a highly sought after breed by cattlemen, endurance riders, sportsmen as well as pleasure riders. [...]

The Mangalarga Marchador as a Polo Horse

Mangalarga Marchador is the National Horse of Brazil and stands out with its unique and typical rhythmic gait. An even-tempered horse, it is known for its multiple capacities and excellent performance in events and shows. [...]

Marwari: Unique Characteristics Of The Breed

The Marwari horse is perhaps one of the most distinctive breeds not because of its coloration but because of the highly defined physical characteristics of the breed. This unique horse is rarely seen outside of its native land of India, and even there it became a relatively rare breed during the British occupancy of India where other European breeds and the Arabians and Iberian breeds were more common. [...]

Famous Miniature Horses

Miniature horses are becoming more desirable as pets, show animals, and service animals. Many minis live within the home, just as a pet dog would. Some live in special made barns built to scale just for them, and some are allowed to come into the home through an opening similar to a doggie door. Most miniature horses are petted and pampered; they are enrolled in horse shows, and some minis have become quite famous. [...]

Riding the Missouri Fox Trotter

The Missouri Fox Trotter is native to the United States. This animal is a picture of elegance and grace; its normal gait is in a diagonal line. The front legs walk and the back legs trot behind. The rider does not bounce up and down, but rather moves in a rhythmic gliding motion. Its graceful appearance is accentuated by its proudly raised head and elevated tail. A Missouri Fox Trotter should be 14 to 16 hands high to carry the weight of an adult rider. [...]

The Fox Trot Gait of the Missouri Fox Trotter

The Missouri Fox Trotter has a unique gait. The first thing noticeable to the rider is the smooth ride. The gait is natural, so there is no undo effort on the horse to maintain this complicated gait. As the horse moves it steps forward on its two front hooves and the back hooves trot; in doing so the horse seems to move in a diagonal direction. The trotting gait is the signature move of the Missouri Fox Trotting Horse. The horse moves in smooth motion; the head bobs up and down with the gait. The horse's ears and neck are erect, while the tail is slightly elevated and bobs up and down with each step. The Missouri Fox Trotter is a beautiful horse, and truly fascinating to watch. [...]

The Morab Horse: Cross-breed or Breed in its own Right?

The Morab Horse has generally been accepted as a breed in its own right, but there are still questions about the validity of such a claim. How can a horse be considered to be a breed in its own right when it is often the product of a cross between two different breeds? This is a legitimate question, when even today, Morabs are able to be included in the register whether they are the offspring of pure Morabs or of a cross between Arabians and Morgans. In fact, the Morab can be legitimately called a breed in its own right, and the reasons why may astonish you. [...]

Lipizzaners and Airs Above the Ground

The Lipizzaner is known principally for its strength in dressage and for its ability to do the famous airs above the ground. Only a few breeds in the world have the capability to do the famous airs because they require a substantial amount of strength in the hindquarters that most breeds simply do not possess. Only after achieving the highest level of dressage training can a Lipizzaner begin training for these impressive and difficult exercises. [...]

Seeking Professional Help For Your Dog

Sometimes, despite the best efforts of dog owners, a dog does just not socialize well. In some cases this is due to the particulars traits of the breed coupled with an owner that is not experienced enough in understanding and responding to these behaviors. Other situations where owners may feel unable to help with training include dogs that have changed their socialization and gone from very well socialized to very timid or aggressive dogs for no apparent reason. [...]

Canine Communication and Signals

Your dog gives off lots of different signals to you each and every time that you interact. Some signals we, as humans, seem to understand right away and respond to, while others are a bit more confusing and obscure. Being able to read the signals and communications that your dog is sending can help you in responding to your dog and modifying training to better match the dog's natural tendencies and behaviors. [...]

Guard Dog and Watchdog Training

Most people interchange the words watchdog and guard dog, although they really are two very different skills or behaviors. In addition to watchdog and guard dog categories, there is also a third type of training, known as protection dog training. Each of the three has some similarities in behavior however they are also slightly different as well. In order to discuss the different types of training, it is first important to understand the three different roles. [...]

The Importance of Socialization

There are literally whole books and training programs dedicated to the development of the understanding of the importance of socialization in training a dog. Dogs need to learn how to interact with each other, other non-canine animals, humans and even new environments. A dog that is not properly socialized is a potentially dangerous animal, regardless of his or her size or typical temperament. [...]

Apartment Living For Dogs

There are many breeds of dogs that have become very popular as apartment companion pets. These dogs, as can be imagined, tend to be the toy to smaller sized dogs, although some medium sized breeds are also on the most common city breeds lists. It is important to realize that with appropriate exercise time most breeds, but definitely not all, could adjust to be excellent apartment dogs. The key is finding the time and place to provide the exercise space and activities for higher energy breeds or those that simply stay calm and inactive while indoors. [...]

Obedience Training for Toy Dogs A Must

There are a great number of owners and dog lovers alike that see toy breeds in a different light than other dog breeds. They see these dogs as literal toys or babies and tend to spoil, pamper and really have very low expectations of the dogs. In reality toy dogs are just as smart, intelligent and instinctive as any other size of dog, including the giant breeds at the opposite end of the size spectrum. No one would reasonably think there was no need to train a Great Dane or a Rottweiler, yet they don't have a similar opinion about a Chihuahua or a Maltese. [...]

Small Dog Syndrome

Small dog syndrome, sometimes abbreviated as SDS, is not a health condition nor is it something that small breeds of dogs are born with. It is, however a very serious issue that often leads toy and small sized dogs become unsuitable for many families, resulting in the dog being placed in a rescue or a shelter. Small dog syndrome is the reason that many small dogs are unsuitable for homes with children and other pets, especially if they are adopted as adult dogs. Small dog syndrome is also 100% under the owners control and is a direct result of improper training, socialization and a lack of understanding of canine needs by the owner. [...]

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