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The older your dog gets, the more likely he is to have age-related problems. While this is true of any type or breed of dog, the Brussels Griffon is especially prone to these problems given his tiny size. Since toy dogs are so small, problems with their weight, senses, and joints can have a devastating affect and can greatly reduce the amount and quality of life your Brussels Griffon can experience in his old age. [...]
The Brussels Griffon is a terrific dog for many people. A person who wants an incredibly loyal companion who will love them and will enjoy being with them will greatly benefit from adopting a Brussels Griffon. Unfortunately, those with families with young children or who are not interested in small, toy breeds and the care that goes with them would not be happy with the Brussels Griffon. [...]
As a gundog, the Welsh Springer Spaniel is used to spending a great deal of time outside. But even as a puppy, before the hunting instincts really kick in, you'll notice that your Welshie loves running free in the outdoors! Never a stranger to hard work, the Welsh Springer Spaniel has high endurance and is capable of keeping up with even the most avid outdoorsmen. [...]
As the owner of a Welsh Springer Spaniel, you should know that most don't reach adulthood until about four years of age. This can be a great thing because you get four full years of cute, adorable puppy that's full of energy! But, it can also mean that you'll have to put up with typical puppy behaviors like separation anxiety and restlessness much longer. The good news is that there's something you can do to stop or redirect the destruction that generally follows these behaviors.
It's not that your puppy is punishing you for leaving him home all alone. [...]
The Toy Manchester Terrier would not make a great pet for everyone so it is important for families to not only evaluate themselves but also understand the basic characteristics of the Toy Manchester. As a family, do you have an active lifestyle full of outdoor activities or are you more of the housebound, indoor type? Do you have patience and a sense of humor with the need to give love and feel love? If so, then you are probably a great candidate for a Toy Manchester Terrier. [...]
Caring for your Chinese Shar Pei does not have to be a full-time job, but it will require a bit of devotion and time management on your part. Remember that while dogs are self-sufficient creatures, they still rely heavily on you for basic needs such as food, water and exercise. The Chinese Shar Pei requires daily exercise to stay in shape. An adult Shar Pei should weigh from 40-55lbs. If your dog is close to exceeding this weight as a pup, it's time for you to make drastic changes to your dog's diet and implement a good exercise program. [...]
Because of its compact size, the Coton de Tulear is an ideal companion dog for apartment dwellers. While they do love to run free in the outdoors, Cotons are traditionally indoor dogs. If you live in an apartment and you're undecided which breed of dog you should adopt, you should seriously consider purchasing a Coton de Tulear. Besides being cute and cuddly, these energetic companion dogs can get plenty of exercise even if you live in an apartment. [...]
Those who own a Coton de Tulear find its bubbly and lovable demeanor as a good stress reliever at the end of a long day. Because the temperament of these dogs is playful and affectionate, they are often considered good "de-stressors." Generally, the Coton de Tulear has a naturally sunny disposition, which makes it a true joy to be around. To have the distinguished honor of owning a Coton de Tulear means that cheering up after a bad day is literally an arm's reach away. [...]
How much exercise does your Lhasa Apso need?
Short answer: not much.
Longer answer: the Lhasa Apso is a cold adapted animal, which means it is great at conserving heat, and it does not have a lot of excess nervous energy, like other breeds, that it needs to burn off through exercise. However, the Lhasa Apso does need some exercise, and your Apso will enjoy spending time with you on 15-20 minute walks a few times each week. [...]
The Keeshond is mostly fond of being with its family. They do like to play, take walks, sleep, and follow you around. They are great in agility shows as long as they do not pull any little tricks on you and cause an embarrassing scene. Many dog handlers have stories of a perfectly well trained dog upstaging the entire show with a few antics of their own. These are just more stories that attract people to the breed itself. They are clowns at some times and can make you laugh. That is why they are so good for family living. [...]
Your Portuguese Water Dog needs exercise. This is one of the most important things about him that you as a new owner need to know. Why is it so important? Because the dog will not be happy, healthy, or obedient if he is not treated properly, and part of treating your Portuguese Water Dog properly is exercising him.
The needs of a Portuguese Water Dog are fairly simple, though there are a few things that should be noted. One is, of course, his need for exercise. The dog is incredibly active and like most active, working dogs, he needs an outlet for all of his energy. Also, the Portuguese Water Dog, as one can tell from the breed's name, needs to have some access to water. While it is not essential that you live on a lake or the ocean, the dog does love the water and will be a much happier dog when he has at least a little exposure to it. For this particular breed, the best way to accomplish these two needs is swimming with your dog. [...]
Komondorok love being out in the country. They like to live outdoors in areas that are not too hot and humid. They need a large amount of space to exercise, so an urban environment is not ideal for them. It doesn't mean that they cannot live in the city in an apartment, it means that they will have to be exercised regularly outside to keep them happy in an urban environment. There are also other considerations for creating a large, country setting for the dog instead of keeping them in urban areas. [...]
The Irish wolfhound needs exercise just like any other dog. Although many people believe this large dog needs more exercise than a smaller breed dog, this is not the case. They are a dog that is very adaptable and will adapt to what their families give them. Because of their size, however, they do need lots of room to run around and stretch their legs. [...]
The Gordon Setter has a beautiful coat and an easy-going nature, two ideal characteristics for any dog preparing for competition. You think your dog is beautiful and destined to be a star, but will the judges agree with you? There are several areas on which you should focus if you are seriously considering entering your Gordon Setter into competition; training, conditioning and grooming & nutrition. [...]
In human beings, bloating may sound like a fairly mild problem, brought on by a too-large meal or perhaps water retention.
In dogs, however, bloat is only one name for a life-threatening condition that's also known as gastric dilation-volvulus (GDV), stomach torsion or twisted stomach. Affected dogs will die within several hours if left untreated, and even with treatment more than a quarter of dogs with GDV die.
Bloat is a two-fold illness with several causes. First, for a variety of reasons, the stomach can fill up with air, putting pressure on nearby internal organs, on the large veins in the abdomen and the diaphragm. This in turn makes it difficult for the dog to breathe and prevents blood from returning to the heart. [...]