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The Energetic Bearded Collie

By virtue of its very nature, the bearded collie is a working dog. That doesn't mean, however, that you cannot transform it into a family pet, but you have to remember it will not be content to sit at your feet or be confined to the backyard. They require a great deal of exercise, and are happiest when they are doing something. In spite of their need to have frequent exercise, they prefer to be indoors with their families when they are not working or exercising. [...]

Caring for a Bearded Collie

While your bearded collie is still a puppy it's important for you to learn how to take care of him. One of the most important things to know is that the bearded collie has an abundance of energy. If you are going to use him as a working dog to herd sheep or cattle, he will get plenty of exercise in the performance of his duties. On the other hand, if you are planning to use him as a family pet, it's important to understand the amount of energy he possesses so that you can make certain you make accommodations for exercising him on a daily basis. One important thing for those with children is the bearded collie is very good with children. [...]

The Bearded Collie Around Children and Other Pets

The bearded collie is a wonderful family pet that is good around children. He is a people dog for sure, and loves being around his human family. He is a good indoor dog whether he's a worker or family pet. He loves to play, so the children can definitely help keep him occupied for some time playing with him indoors or outside in his exercise area. In fact, children love playing with dogs more than adults do in many cases. After all, what do children do best? It's in their nature to play, and playing with the family dog is part of that. [...]

Boxers Make Great Family Dogs

Though many people think of boxers as fierce guard dogs that shouldn't be allowed around children, most boxers are actually very lovable animals who make truly wonderful family pets. These dogs tend to be fiercely loyal to the families that own them, but at the same time are usually gentle and fun-loving dogs which relish any affection that the family gives them. Like any pet, however, the boxer might not be right for every family; it's important that potential owners take the time to match their lifestyle with what the dog they're considering buying will need in order to be healthy and happy. [...]

Introducing The Briard: Socialization And Meeting The Family

The key to a happy Briard is training him properly. The Briard is an intelligent dog, fearless warrior and defender of what is his (or what he considers to be his!) These dogs are working dogs and have long been an important part of the upper classes. Yet, if you want to have a well adjusted dog, it is essential for you to consider the socialization of the dog. If you are just bringing your Briard puppy home, now is the time to begin the process of socializing him so that he fits in well with the family and his new home. [...]

Introducing The Briquet Griffon Vendeen Into A Home With Children

The Briquet Griffon Vendeen is a proud dog. He will stand tall and show you that he has what it takes to fill your life with happiness. Understanding this dog's temperament will help you to understand if the dog itself can work well in a home filled with children. You will want to take precautions especially during the first days of bringing him home so that you know exactly what will happen. What's more, you will find that this dog will take a bit in order to warm up to children and other pets, but will eventually do very well with them. Give them time and give them the room that they need to see this benefit. [...]

Living with a Welsh Terrier

The Welsh Terrier possesses the typical terrier temperament and can be quite a handful for the first time dog owner. He can be feisty, scrappy, prone to barking, and just a wire-haired ball of hyperactive energy. With proper breeding and firm training, though, the Welshie is a very entertaining and devoted companion; they have been known to do well in a variety of settings, including suburban, urban and rural environments. If properly trained, the Welsh Terrier can also be left alone for an extended period of time, while family members go to work or school. [...]

Evaluating Your Choice Of A Sussex Spaniel For A Pet

Maybe you've noticed that lovable spaniel that is pictured in English game hunts and want one for yourself. These dogs are hunting dogs, for the most part, and they are very active unlike some other spaniels. They do require some research and understanding of the breed so that when you make the choice to own one, you know exactly how to bring out the best in them. This dog can be brought up as a family pet, but it still requires some way to relieve its pent up energy. If you want to own one, make sure you can provide a nice backyard for it. It isn't a dog for apartment living, if there is no way to exercise the dog regularly. This dog becomes bored and agitated when it isn't exercised and can become annoying and destructive when left alone. It suffers from separation anxiety when left alone, which is exhibited in destructive chewing and constant barking. It will even howl. If not exercised enough, it will also show the same behaviors. [...]

The Ideal Environment For A Sussex Spaniel

If you want the perfect place to put a Sussex Spaniel, it is back in Great Britain in the midst of a pack of dogs that are out game hunting. Seriously, though, this dog does love the hunt and is ideally suited for this activity. It originated in Sussex, England, from where it got its name, and has been used by the English in game hunting with great results. It's beautiful gold liver color blends it perfectly with the barks of trees at sunset, camouflaging it so that the prey does not even see it at times. The coat is water resistant too and the dog loves to swim, helping hunters to collect prey that has fallen in the water. It is a very active dog that will happily romp through the woods and bay when it finds something. [...]

What a Staffordshire Bull Terrier Needs to be Happy

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is an intelligent breed that simply lacks the proper amount of fear. That is to say, they are open to just about anything and welcome the chance to explore their surroundings at any time. The Staffie is one that not only appreciates but craves variety and will get bored doing the same old thing over and over. This can lead to the common destructive canine behaviors such as barking or chewing. As many owners have come to find, when the Staffie gets bored he or she will not hesitate to step out on their own and entertain themselves. This is often what gets the lovable breed in trouble. [...]

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier and Children

Although the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a cousin to the Pit Bull, this variety of canine has been deemed The Children' Dog or The Nanny Dog; a name that certainly conflicts with their reputation as a ferocious animal. While the Staffordshire Bull Terrier looks somewhat like its Pit Bull Terrier cousin, there has been no recorded attacks by the Staffie for over 60 years. Though the breed was used in earlier times for bullbaiting, most handlers preferred the dog for its ferociousness towards other animals and its immediate obedience to humans. However, this history is nearly 400 years old. While its days of baiting dangerous animals are long gone, the Staffie's affection for human companionship remains the same. [...]

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Myths

Thanks to the stigma of its cousin the Pit Bull, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a breed fraught with misconceptions and untruths. To the uninitiated eye, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier looks very much like a Pit Bull and is therefore often on the receiving end of unwarranted negativity. Though the Staffie was once used for such things as bear and badger baiting, this type of activity was mostly a prime source of entertainment for people in the seventeenth century. Though used for fighting by some afterward, the breed was more often kept as a family pet to guard property and family as well. [...]

What Not to Expect from a Staffordshire Bull Terrier

For those who are not well informed in regards to the breed, there can be some false impressions about what a prospective Staffordshire Bull Terrier owner is to expect. All too often, the Staffie is grouped under the heading of Pit Bull along with the American Staffordshire Terrier. Although they are close cousins in the dog world, the false impressions about the breed are simply a case where the stigma of one has unfairly tainted another. Once an individual researches the breed or gets to know a Staffie firsthand, he or she will be pleasantly surprised at the praise the breed constantly reaps for its intensely loyal and genial disposition. [...]

Staffordshire Bull Terriers of the Rich and Famous

For those who have come to learn and love the genial and loyal disposition that is the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, there is no better breed. The unfair stigma that the Staffie lives with is slowly passing thanks to a good number of well known and famous individuals who have taken on one or more Staffordshire Bull Terriers. If there is one thing being a celebrity can do, it is draw attention to certain issues and causes. Interest and popularity has grown for the Staffie now that they are seen in the care of many well recognized actors, singers and vocal activists. The breed is also coming into its own with roles in books, commercials, TV and movies. [...]

The Patience of a Dandie

One of the characteristics about a Dandie Dinmont Terrier is its patience with children. Its gentle nature makes it a perfect house pet for homes where there are children. That doesn't mean that each individual dog possesses the same gentle qualities, but the trait is common to most of the Dandies. Unfortunately, some Dandies do not survive well in the company of small children, but if you purchase your dog as a puppy, you shouldn't have any trouble teaching him to be patient with the children. At the same time, you want to teach your children how to act around the dog in order to make sure that everyone gets along. It may sound ludicrous to say that the children need to learn to get along with the dog, but in the real world, it is part of teaching children how to behave. [...]

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