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Border Terriers make wonderful pets, are great with kids for the most part, and love nothing more than spending time with their favorite person or playing with their families. However, Border Terriers should never be considered as "sometimes pets" that owners can play with only when the mood strikes them or if they don't have a lot of time to commit to them. There are several factors that make Border Terriers time consuming pets. In this article, we'll take a look at the responsibilities one will have to take on if they adopt a Border Terrier. [...]
The Bouvier des Flandres is a big beautiful longhaired dog. At least he probably is in most of the pictures you've seen. The beauty you see in the pictures is the result of bathing and excellent grooming. If you plan to have a Bouvier des Flandres as your pet, you will need to either learn how to groom or be acquainted with a groomer that can service you and your dog every 6 to 8 weeks. [...]
While it varies from dog to dog, for the most part the Brittany's coat will be wavy or somewhat feathered; especially on the chest, the legs and the hindquarters. The Brittany does shed regularly but many owners report that with the amount of time the dog spends outside, the quantity seems quite minimal. One of the main draws of owning this breed is their lack of doggy smell as compared to other types of dogs. This is also part of their benefit as a gun dog; no odor allows the Brittany to get as close to its quarry as possible before setting up the point. [...]
Golden Retrievers, on the whole, are fairly simple to groom. They have a double coat that is smooth and has hair of medium length. The texture of their coats is not prone to matting.
Golden Retrievers should be brushed about twice a week with a stiff bristled brush and should be dry bathed on a regular basis. Save wet bathing for just once every few months, as the Golden Retriever's skin can become irritated from too much bathing. When you do bathe your Golden Retriever, you may notice that his hair has a wavy look when it is simply toweled and allowed to dry naturally. [...]
For most homeowners, getting a dog is more than just acquiring a family pet that the children can play with. Dogs are also very useful to guard both the premises and the people that are in it.
Breed is an important consideration when it comes to size, intelligence, and ease of care of a guard dog. If you need a dog large enough to wrestle a man to deter a potential intruder, it is best to get a medium to large sized dog. If you do not wish to physically handle a large dog, however, small breeds make excellent alert dogs, as they usually bark at anything that moves. [...]
Nobody likes a dirty dog. It looks bad and smells bad, and worst of all, it probably has some form of illness that may cause you unnecessary stress. As such, it is imperative that grooming be your top priority when it comes to taking care of your canine friend. [...]
If you just got a British Bulldog or are considering getting one in the near future, you probably have many questions about their care and hygiene. This is especially true if it's going to be an indoor dog, which is highly recommended. By looking at them, you may think taking care of them will be difficult, but it's not actually any more difficult than any other dog. [...]
The English foxhound's coat is very easy to maintain. When it is as it should be it is short, hard and glossy. It doesn't require much work to keep it that way. They don't need baths, although some owners who keep their foxhound indoors may want to make sure he is clean by bathing him. He should not be bathed too often; however, as too much bathing strips the natural oils out of the skin. The fur is rough to the touch but is dense and weatherproof. This is very helpful for the English foxhound as this dog spends a lot of time hunting outdoors in inclement weather. [...]
The English foxhound has a short hard coat of hair that is relatively easy to take care of. They are a low shedder if they are properly groomed. They are an excellent dog for allergy sufferers. Unlike many other dogs, the grooming does not consist of a lot of work. Brushing their hair with a firm bristle brush will help get rid of anything they may have picked up while outdoors or hunting. [...]
The Chesapeake Bay retriever is usually used as a hunting dog, although they are excellent in the show ring and make even more wonderful family pets. [...]
The Chesapeake Bay retriever will prove to be a delightful dog for you or your family to raise. They are beautiful, intelligent, full of energy and eager to please, if sometimes stubborn. If you get your Chesapeake as a puppy, you can add playful and loving to the list of their attributes. [...]
Doberman Pinschers naturally have floppy ears of medium length. In order to have the pointed ears that many associate with the Doberman Pinscher, it is necessary to do the cosmetic surgery that is known as ear cropping.
Ear cropping surgery is done when a Doberman Pinscher is approximately seven or eight weeks of age and is performed under a general anesthetic, so it is important that your puppy doesn't eat during the twelve hours before the procedure is done. The surgery usually takes about thirty minutes, in which the ears are cut and sutured. For the first week, the puppy will have his ears in a rack or in a cup, and then he will visit the veterinarian to have the sutures removed. [...]
Doberman Pinschers are one of the more than fifty breeds of dogs recognized by the American Kennel Club that have traditionally had their tails docked. Like other dogs with working histories, the tails were often docked to help prevent the tails from experiencing injuries on the job. As a matter of fact, Dobermans have a tail that is considered quite long if allowed to grow. Today, tail docking is the subject of much controversy and in this article we'll look at some of the pros and cons of the procedure. [...]
The most vain dog breed that ever exists is the Chow. Their great lion-like coat makes them alluring and delightful. It's their crowning splendor. Raising a Chow Chow as a pet may require a lot of dedication. Of course, it is just natural for pet owners to devote time and efforts to their beloved companions. However, the Chow Chow's features demand a comprehensively meticulous grooming, making it one of your pet's most important needs. Being a Chow owner means you must pay attention to your pet's superb appearance or the dog may lose his distinct identity. Keep it. Value it. Have fun with it. Be proud of it. Flaunt it. [...]
Collies are masters in the show ring. They are one of the most beautiful breeds of dog you'll ever find, and they possess an air of elegance in their movements that makes them perfect show dogs. If you want to show your collie, however, they will require some regular grooming. Following are the things you should know about grooming a rough coated collie for show.
First of all, rough coated collies require regular brushing to keep their coats looking good. You should brush them at least once a week; more often if they're to be shown in the near future. Never brush your collie while his hair is dry, as this can cause it to break off. Spritz him with a little water before you begin brushing. [...]