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Siberian Huskies And Kids

Siberian huskies are loving dogs that crave companionship, and as such, tend to make very good dogs to keep with children. Siberian Huskies are known for their sweet, good nature. They are known to be friendly and energetic, playful, and eager to have fun-characteristics that pair well with the high energy of children. Siberian Huskies are pack dogs that are used to living in a family community; this translates well into the household, where the dog will take to the humans in its life as its equal pack members. The dog will enjoy being a part of the family and will enjoy the good-natured play of children. As a pack dog, a Siberian Husky might display concern for their fellow pack-mates and offer some guardianship, but in whole, Siberians are no guard dogs and cannot be relied upon as protectors of anything or anyone. [...]

Sealyham Terriers: Pets or Not?

It cannot be denied that there are certain dogs that can never be considered for pets. These dogs are those independent and aloof ones that could live without getting the affection of its owners. Usually these dogs are those fierce and aggressive ones that are used for guarding homes and belongings. On the other hand, there are dogs that thrive on the companionship and friendship of the family that it belongs to. These dogs are usually the ones that could never live without being with people all the time. Meanwhile, there are also other dogs that you could not really fully decide on whether it is a pet or not. This is usually because their temperament is somehow a mixture of traits that are found in the two types of dogs mentioned above. In the end, the decision of these dogs being pets or not would largely depend on how they are treated by the family or people who own them. [...]

The Likes and Dislikes of Sealyham Terriers

Just like people, dogs also have their own likes and dislikes that owners must take note of. These preferences could somehow be seen as guidelines in taking care of a particular dog breed. If you are a new owner of a dog, then aside from knowing of your dog breed's temperament, you should also see to it that you know what it likes and what it does not like. This is if you want your life as a new dog owner to be convenient and fulfilling. [...]

Which to Get: A Puppy or an Adult Scottish Deerhound

The decision to get a pet is one that you should not take lightly because it entails great responsibilities. This is even truer when it comes to getting a Scottish Deerhound because taking care of this dog breed is no mean feat considering the amount of exercise and space that it needs to maintain its health and well-being. The responsibilities of taking care of a Scottish Deerhound also differs with its age. There are those who might be willing to take on a puppy while there are others who might prefer to get an adolescent or even an adult Scottish Deerhound. [...]

French Bulldogs And Kids, Other Dogs And Pets

French bulldogs were bred with the intention of being companion animals; they were never intended as being working dogs or athletes, and as a breed they have held true to this form. This makes the French Bulldog a very good choice for families who have more time to spend loving and being near their pet and less time exercising away excess energy. [...]

Samoyeds: The Friendliest Breed

Samoyeds have such a reputation for friendliness that in many circles they've even been called "the friendliest breed". Indeed, there is something about the Samoyed nature that immediately puts one at ease. Even people who are normally threatened by the presence of big dogs can feel comfortable around a Samoyed because of their gentle demeanor and ever-present smile. Just how much of this reputation, however, is in accord with the truth and which is just propaganda? [...]

Is the Samoyed the Right Breed for You?

The Samoyed has a strong reputation for being an excellent dog either as a household pet or as a working dog. Indeed, their unique characteristics as a breed make them equally suitable for either extreme, but in their enthusiasm to tell you what's so wonderful about their pet, many owners will overlook certain facts that might make for an important consideration when determining whether or not you want to bring a Samoyed into your own home. Before you commit to anything, be sure that you're making the right decision for both yourself and your future dog by taking a step back and reviewing the pros and cons of the Samoyed breed. [...]

German Wirehaired Pointer as Family Pet

The German Wirehaired Pointer has a reputation for being very tough and hardy, but it is also a perfect family pet. Since this dog is so eager to please its owner and quick to learn, training the German Wirehaired Pointer to be obedient will be a relatively simple task. The nature of this dog is such that it is inclined to be loyal to its owner and it is willing to do a lot to keep the entire household happy. [...]

Should You Get a Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen as a Pet?

Getting a pet is a hard enough decision to make and choosing the kind of pet you will get is the next hurdle you have to overcome. If you are considering getting a Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen for a pet, there are a few considerations you need to make first before you sign those adoption papers. One of the things that you should think about before you even think of getting a Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen is if you are ready for this breed's great energy and need for maintenance. Since the Vendeen is a dog that is known to be pretty energetic and active, you may need to take it on long walks at least once a day to help it burn off whatever excess energy it may have. [...]

Is the Saluki Dog a Good Indoor Dog?

The Saluki dog has been around for many thousands of years yet is very unfamiliar to many people. In fact, many people have not even heard of the Saluki dog. When they hear about the dog, they instantly become interested because of its wonderful qualities as a pet. More and more dogs are being kept indoors and treated as members of the family, rather than outdoor dogs as they were years ago. The Saluki dog is kept in the house by most owners and they become very attached. This is one quality of the Saluki - they cling to their owners. The Saluki makes a wonderful indoor dog. They are a very clean dog that doesn't shed very much, which is what usually discourages people from wanting dogs in the house. They are very beautiful dogs, especially when they have been freshly brushed. The Saluki is a topic of conversation for any visitors that come to your home. If you have a problem with mice in your home, you won't need a cat if you have a Saluki dog. [...]

The Saluki: Are They A Good Children's Pet?

The Saluki is a very well mannered and sensitive dog that makes a very good family dog. They enjoy being around children very much. They are particularly good with older children that treat them gently and with love and respect. This does not mean that they are not good with younger children, because they are very good. Many owners with young children often complain about the dog hovering over and licking the young children too much. The way the Saluki is trained as a puppy plays a large part in what they will be like as an adult. When the dog is socialized around young children at a young age, they usually grow up loving, respecting, and enjoying time spent with the kids, young and old. The one thing most owners noticed about their Saluki was that when the dog wanted to be left alone, he should be left alone to relax or do what he wants. Many children need to respect the Saluki in that aspect. Because the dog is so thin in body size, the dog shouldn't be roughhoused too harshly. [...]

Versatility of the Irish Water Spaniel

The Irish Water Spaniel is one of the gentlest giants in the dog breed world. Technically, it's‚ not really a giant breed of dog, but it is one of the largest, standing at 22 to 24 inches at the withers and weighing between 55 to 65 pounds. Originally bred to be a hunting dog, the Irish Water Spaniel is now making a name for itself as a hunting/field trial dog, and also a wonderful house pet or companion. [...]

Versatility of the Irish Water Spaniel

The Irish Water Spaniel is one of the gentlest giants in the dog breed world. Technically, it’s not really a giant breed of dog, but it is one of the largest, standing at 22 to 24 inches at the withers and weighing between 55 to 65 pounds. Originally bred to be a hunting dog, the Irish Water Spaniel is now making a name for itself as a hunting/field trial dog, and also a wonderful house pet or companion. [...]

The Lowchen and Children

The Lowchen is a very affectionate and friendly little dog, and is often used as a lap dog. They are very loyal and love being around the family. Although some say the Lowchen gets along better with adults than children, they do get along fine with children too. If they are socialized or grow up with the children, they are very good with them and to them. They appear fragile in appearance so often young children are afraid to hold them or roughhouse with them. They are actually very hardy and tough little animals. The Lowchen is actually a very brave little dog, considering their small size (only weighing 9 to 18 pounds). [...]

The Lowchen - Is This an Easy Dog for the Beginner?

If you're getting a dog for the first time, you are probably uncertain as to what breed of dog to get. While many people like the stigma that large dogs give off as being protective and loyal, they do require a lot of more care and maintenance as far as grooming, feeding and exercise needs, etc. However, you may have heard horror stories about small dogs with people referring to them as "ankle biters" or stories of how they snap at little children, etc. While some of these tales are true with both dogs, they are the exception and not the rule for many different breeds. [...]

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