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Border Terriers are energetic, active little dogs that excel in a wide variety of events. Because of their breeding, they are naturally driven to excel in the field and love nothing more than working closely with their handlers. Today, Border Terriers and their handlers use these skills to compete in nearly every competition available to them. In order to honor those Border Terriers that take advantage of their wide variety of skills and to encourage their handlers to participate, the Border Terrier Club of America created the Versatility Award. [...]
Thanks to their energy and their desire to work with their handlers in the field, Border Terriers are naturals in a wide variety of events, including Agility. Agility allows Border Terriers to use their speed, dexterity and agility in timed setting, an event in which they excel. If you are interested in an event that not only provides exercise for you and your Border Terrier, but opens doors to a whole world of meeting other handlers and Border Terriers, Agility might be a good choice for you. [...]
Border Terriers are well loved for their energy, intelligence and even their touch of a clownish streak. But, like many terriers, Border Terriers are independent and have a tendency to run towards dominant personalities. Without the proper training, they can be stubborn, quick to chase, and not afraid to initiate a fight with any other creature that rubs him the wrong way. In order to ensure that our Border Terrier doesn't become the head of your household, proper training and plenty of exercise will be key to showing him who is in charge. [...]
The Irish Setter is a fairly large breed as well as one that was historically bred for strenuous activities like tracking and hunting. As such, their exercise needs tend to be very high and it's all the more important to ensure that they receive a properly balanced diet. Try and keep the following things in mind to make sure that your Irish Setter is on the right track. [...]
There are many breeds of dogs that make good family pets as well as companion dogs and watchdogs. The Bouvier des Flandres stands out as one of the top dogs in any of these categories. Living with a Bouvier des Flandres will be a fun-filled and rewarding experience. [...]
The Brittany is a breed of dog that will need much in the way of both physical activity and mental stimulation throughout most of its life. Otherwise, as with all dogs who become bored, destructive behaviors are likely to follow. The young Brittany pup can be somewhat impulsive, prone to whimpering, and submissive urination. As the rule goes, a tired pup is a good pup. [...]
Golden Retrievers are perfect dogs for families or singles because they are so adaptable and so even tempered. They're content to lie at your feet inside your home and are eager to be your constant companion. However, just because your Golden Retriever is calm and docile indoors doesn't mean you should assume that he doesn't need exercise. This is a breed that does require regular activity to stay healthy and happy.
Golden Retrievers were originally bred to be hunting dogs, so they are physically suited to exercise. Even if you're not using your Golden as a hunting dog, he'll need to get some regular exercise. [...]
The Bullmastiff is a large breed of dog that makes a wonderful pet. Most owners claim they have never had such a wonderful dog and would never own anything but another Bullmastiff for the rest of their lives. As with all dogs, however, there are certain concerns prospective dog owners should take into consideration before going ahead and purchasing a Bullmastiff. [...]
Trying to decide what breed of dog to get as a family pet is certainly a fun affair. If you have an active family that is very attentive towards pets, Bull Terriers are a good choice. In fact, the American Temperament Test Society, Inc. or ATTS, a non-profit organization which promotes uniform temperament testing for dog breeds, gives the Bull Terrier a pass rate of 91.5%, as compared to an average of 81.5% for other dog breeds. [...]
Dog ownership is a wonderful and rewarding experience, but one that should not be taken lightly. It requires more than just petting the dog and feeding the dog. Dogs need exercise to live a happy normal life and the English foxhound is no exception.
The English foxhound is a dog that has a very high energy level and needs to be exercised on a daily basis. As I've said, the dog can survive in apartment living, but this is not the recommended living arrangements. [...]
[h]How Big Will The Dogue de Bordeaux Get?[/h]
The Dogue de Bordeaux will grow to be over one hundred pounds with a height of about twenty-three to thirty inches and the strength of a horse. The dogs are loving and protective. With such a large dog, you might wonder exactly how much room you will need to properly care for the Dogue. Many people think that because of the size, the dogs need big yards and big houses to live in. The truth is very different. [...]
Apart from grooming, feeding is also a crucial part in raising a Chow Chow. It is important that you know your Chow dog's diet for it significantly affects your pet's health. Also, provide him with a convenient feeding schedule. [...]
Many people think that having a dog is a lot of work. However, if you have a pet for a companion, it is no work at all. In fact, you will think of your Australian Shepherd like a child of your own.
One thing that many people have problems with once getting an Australian Shepherd is how to care for them. [...]
Many times when people get a dog such as the Australian shepherd, they are not aware of all the demands that they have on your time. In fact, it does not take long for the owners to realize that they not only need physical exercise but they need mental stimulation as well. [...]
English Cocker Spaniels love to run and play. They also love to take walks. They are hunters and this is not a job for them, but in their minds, it is fun. They are exercising and doing what they are trained for, which makes them happy. English Cocker Spaniels love the water and playing fetch. Hiking, hunting, swimming, fetching, and training are all some things you can do with your Spaniel. If they are doing something with you, that will make it more enjoyable for them as well. Sometimes they just like to lay by your side and rest. [...]