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Mental and Physical Exercise For A Border Collie

Generally most people know about physical exercise for a dog and how important it is in keeping them calm in the house. What many people don't realize is that physical exercise goes just beyond keeping a dog calm and relaxed, it also actually is necessary for proper system functioning within the dog's body. As wild animals dogs, wolves, coyotes, foxes and all other creatures have to keep moving to survive, but also to keep circulation, digestion and respiratory systems working at top levels. [...]

Border Collies as City Dogs

It is hard to think of a breed more closely associated with wide open spaces and farms than the Border Collie. They are often pictured in beautiful lush pastures and meadows or with a background of rugged mountains, herding in flocks of sheep or herds of cattle as the sun sets in the west. However, with all that imagery in mind, there are actually a large number of Border Collies that are completely urban dogs, never having lived in the country and never having been used in their traditional role as herding dogs. [...]

Training The Border Collie

As one of the smartest dogs, training a Border Collie is often very simple initially, but then difficulties start to set in. Usually these difficulties or challenges occur because the human member of the dog-person in the training program starts to deviate from the original commands. When this happens the highly intelligent Border Collie starts to think that perhaps this is a new command, and attempts to figure out what you want him or her to do. The owner, who may not understand that he or she is the cause of the problem, quickly become frustrated with a dog they see as being stubborn or willful. [...]

Australian Cattle Dogs - The Right Breed For Me?

With their unique coat colorations, their amazing intelligence and natural abilities the Australian Cattle Dog is often a dog that is considered by many to become a family pet and companion. While the Australian Cattle Dog is a terrific breed of dog, their temperament, energy requirements and even their high level of intelligence often makes them challenging for many people. [...]

Traits and Temperament of the German Shepherd Dog

A well bred German Shepherd Dog is an outstanding companion pet that needs to have a purpose in his or her life. Since they are naturally highly protective, they do need to be regularly and routinely socialized, starting from a very early age. Despite their somewhat ferocious reputation, most German Shepherd Dogs, at least once socialized, are very calm, dependable dogs that are more likely to think through a problem than react with aggression. [...]

The Boxer - The Right Breed For Me?

Every breed of dog has families and situations that it is best suited for, and families and situations that would be challenging if not impossible for the dog to thrive in given the natural traits and behaviors of the breed. Choosing a dog simply because you like the breed is very often the biggest issue when it comes to ending up with a challenging situation for the owner and the dog rather than a positive match. The outstanding personality of the Boxer makes it a good match for a wide variety of living and family situations, however their intelligence, boundless energy and outgoing and somewhat dominant personality also make them a less like candidate for other types of families and home. [...]

Akita Temperament and Traits

The Akita has a unique temperament that is one of the reasons they have such a loyal following of dog breeders and owners. The Akita is a very loving and steadfast dog, naturally very protective but also independent and capable of thinking things out for his or her self. While they thrive on human attention they are also good when left on their own and are not prone to separation anxiety or destructive behavior provided they are routinely exercised and obedience trained. Akitas can be good outside dogs although they really prefer to be around people whenever possible. [...]

Health Concerns with Doberman Pinschers

The vast majority of the Doberman Pinscher breed of dogs are extremely health canines that live on average 12 to 14 years. They tend to have several health conditions that are common in other breeds and no common major health concerns that are unique within the Doberman breed. It is highly likely that the strong foundation stock that was used to start the breed in the late 1800’s had these genetic conditions as well, and they continue to be present in the modern day Doberman Pinscher as well as the existing foundation breeds. [...]

Doberman Pinscher -The Right Breed For Me?

As with any type of dog, owning a Doberman Pinscher has its responsibilities, its rewards and its unique challenges. The rather dominant temperament and protective instincts of the Doberman Pinscher can make them more challenging to own and train when compared to other breeds that were never developed as protection or guard dogs. However, the very loyalty, playful nature with their owners and high levels of intelligence also make them a desirable breed for many families and individuals. [...]

Doberman Pinchers as City Dogs

When the Doberman Pinscher breed first came into existence the last thing on the mind of breeder Karl Friedrich Louis Dobermann was to develop a city type of dog. He was, in fact, looking for an energetic, high stamina type of dog that was courageous and protective enough to take him through some very rough countryside. Mr. Dobermann was both the local tax collector as well the dog pound owner, so he was able to use many different breeds that came through the pound. Since this was in the late 1800's there were no spayed or neutered dogs, he basically had his pick of the various types of dogs that came under his care. [...]

Health Concerns With Labrador Retrievers

The Labrador Retriever is a basically healthy dog, however with any dog there are some conditions that can be problematic. The Lab, much to the credit of the breed, doesn't have some of the very serious genetic conditions found in other breeds. There are, of course, several hereditary conditions that can be difficult for the dog and the owner to deal with, however most are not life-threatening. [...]

German Shorthaired Pointers

The German Shorthaired Pointer is sometimes mistaken as the English Pointer, however there are significant differences. This dog makes a loving companion pet and is a very affectionate breed, great with children, other pets and even with friends of the family. This outstanding and very friendly temperament of the German Shorthaired Pointer really makes it an outstanding family dog, although definitely not for everyone. [...]

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Although a recognized breed by the American Kennel Club, one of the lesser known members of the group is the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. This uniquely coated and wonderfully tempered dog is ideal for an active family, although like all breeds within the sporting group it may not be perfect match for everyone. [...]

Training A Weimaraner Puppy

Starting off on the right track with your Weimaraner puppy or dog is going to be a key factor in developing the type of working and companionship relationship that this breed is famous for. As a somewhat dominant type of dog, the Weimaraner has to see the humans as the leaders, or the dog will simply assume the role. A happy Weimaraner knows that they are well loved members of the family, but that there is a leader, which has to be one of the people that are going to be involved in the dog's life. [...]

Living With A Weimaraner

There are a great many reasons why Weimaraners have been a very popular breed from their first introduction into the United States. Part of the allure of the dog is their unique coat and eye color, which has earned them the nickname of the "gray ghost". Another major attraction for many owners to the breed is their high energy level, wonderful athletic abilities and their strong bonding tendencies to their families. These same traits, however, can also pose challenges for some individuals and families that are considering the breed. As with all dogs, there is no one breed that is a perfect match for everyone. Taking the time to research both the good and potentially problematic traits, behaviors or even health considerations of a particular breed is the best way of finding the dog or dog breeds that are most suited to your life. [...]

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