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Specialized Events For Different Breeds

Each type or breed of dog has been bred and developed to fill a particular niche for humans. This may be a very general job such as a companion dog's role, or it may be very practical such as a breed that has been developed as a gun or hunting dog, as a working dog or as a herding or flock guardian. Each breed, regardless of its size or abilities, has a special type of event or competition that they could, with work and practice, start to compete in. Some competitions will require that the dog be a registered purebred, while other events, typically the hunting and working trials, will be open to all dogs regardless of registry or lineage. Other events may be sponsored completely by one breed association and may be restricted to dogs that are registered through that group, club or association. [...]

Rare Internal Parasites And What Owners Need To Know

There is always the chance that your beloved dog may develop some kind of rare or unusual internal parasite that may be difficult to diagnosis because the vet doesn't think to check for the parasite or the owner doesn't tell the vet that the dog has been in a different area or around strange dogs. This is more commonly the case when dogs go on vacation with their owners to different states, countries or locations. It can also happen when dogs from other areas are abandoned or left in different locations, which then introduces new parasites to the local canine population. Hunting dogs and dogs that are outdoors and in contact with wild animals such as rabbits, foxes, coyotes, raccoons, wild birds and even larger mammals often develop different types of intestinal and internal parasites that are not typically found in domestic dog populations. Typically these parasites will have a relatively short lifecycle as the dog is not an ideal host, but some can cause significant and even life threatening conditions. [...]

Breed Characteristics and Dog Intelligence

Historically all dogs were originally scavengers and hunters, gradually integrating themselves into human settlements. From these early beginnings it is likely that different members of these mostly wild wolf-type dogs would have been more willing to interact with humans and the more aggressive and hostile of the population would have been driven away from the camps to fend for themselves. [...]

Working With The Intelligent Dog

It is true that most dog owners believe that their dog is naturally very smart and gifted and that certainly may be very accurate, at least from the individual owners perception. If, however, you happen to own a breed that is considered a highly intelligent dog, you may find out that your dog may be challenging in many different ways. Often owners of the most intelligent dogs find that these pooches find very unique ways to keep themselves entertained, plus they often require both mental as well as physical exercise and stimulation to stay out of trouble. [...]

Hunting and Sporting Breeds

Within the American Kennel Club, often shortened to the simpler AKC, the hunting dogs are all found within the sporting group, although some breeders may use both terms, hunting and sporting, when describing their breed. As a group these dogs are alert, active and energetic, but typically not hyperactive or overly rambunctious if properly trained and exercised. Although all used in hunting types of activities, there are different divisions within the group. In general these dogs are either used to retrieve or identify game birds, however there are also some dogs in the group that are excellent scenting and tracking dogs. Some dogs are also considered dual purpose, typically meaning they will either identify game by pointing or setting, plus they also retrieve. [...]

History of The Akita Dog

The Akita is one of the older types of dogs, recognized historically in Japanese art as an early dog type bred for hunting. The original type of dog from which the modern Akita Inu in Japan or American Akita in the USA developed was known as the Matagi Inu, which translates to "hunting dog". It was not a true breed as such, but rather was a larger sized, spitz type dog used for all types of hunting including deer, elk, antelope and even bear. This Matagi Inu type of dog was valued for its courage, physical strength, intelligence as well as its hunting ability. They were not bred for any particular conformation or appearance and many different breeds of dogs, both imported and local, were used in the type up to the late 1800's. [...]

Training and Socialization of Akitas

The Akita is unique among some of the working group in that they are more comfortable being an only dog or as a pair, rather than being a true pack dog. This may be caused by their fighting heritage or because of their role in the rural areas. It would have been uncommon for people to keep more than one or two of these very large sized dogs, even when they were used for hunting or for herding and protecting flocks, which were a major part of the early Akita's role. [...]

Temperament And Traits Of The Labrador Retriever

No matter where you go and who you may speak with it seems there is never a shortage of stories about Labrador Retrievers. This highly popular dog is the main character of many dog books, stories and movies, and this is absolutely no accident. A well trained and well socialized Lab is like many of the sporting dogs, an ideal companion that is still independent, intelligent and very physically active. These traits, combined with the naturally loving and affectionate traits of the Lab is one of the reasons they are also used as assistance, therapy and guide dogs for a great many individuals throughout the United States as well as around the world. [...]

Training A Labrador Retriever As A Gun Dog

The wonderful thing about working with Labrador Retrievers is that most of the skills that they need to be outstanding hunting dogs are already part of the breeds temperament, traits and normal behaviors. The Labrador Retriever, as with any other dog bred to retrieve and hunt, will have challenges to training as well, but getting started with a sound training program is the first step to a successful training routine. [...]

Pointer Type Temperaments and Traits

As a group of different dog breeds all pointers within the sporting group have several very similar traits and characteristics, particularly when it comes to their temperament. Although not as common as a companion and pet type of dog than some of the other hunting dogs, pointer types can be a very good match for some families. As with any breed of dog, breed within a group or even individual dogs within a breed there may be some differences in overall temperament, trainability and traits, and a lot of these differences have to do with how the owners interact with the dog. [...]

German Wirehaired Pointers

A true gun dog and a great hunting companion are the two most common descriptors used to summarize the temperament and traits of the German Wirehaired Pointer. Of course not all German Wirehaired Pointers are high prey drive hunting dogs, some are wonderful companion pets and just good old family dogs as well. Typically, however, most lines of German Wirehaired Pointers will have some natural hunting instincts, some which can make the breed a challenge to own. [...]

Training a Pointer Type of Dog

As a type of dog rather than a specific breed, there are more similarities between the pointers than there are differences. The American Kennel Club recognizes several breeds that are called pointers including the German Shorthaired Pointer, German Wirehaired Pointer, Wirehaired Pointing Griffon and the Pointer, sometimes known as the English Pointer. There are also many other dogs within the sporting group that also point, however they are not specifically classed as pointers. [...]

History Of The Irish Setter Breed

The history of the setter type of dog is very long, dating back to the early to mid 1500's with written records. These early ancestors of the modern Irish Setter were much smaller than the dogs seen today, plus it is highly likely that the coat was less plumed and long, rather it was likely to be much more like the modern spaniel's coat. [...]

Showing And Competing With A Weimaraner

The natural athletic ability, high energy level and the Weimaraners drive to always please the owner has made this breed and outstanding competition dog. Originally the Weimaraner was bred and developed specifically as a larger game hunting dog, scenting, tracking and holding in position large animals such as deer, wild boar, bear and other types of wild game in the wilderness areas in Germany. Owned only by royalty and the wealthy, Weimaraner were much sought after and protected by the German Weimaraner Club, which only permitted members to own the breed or sell puppies to other club members. With this restricted type of ownership commitment, the Weimaraner was not well known outside of the country until the early 1900s. [...]

Breed History Of The Weimaraner

As with most of the European hunting dogs, and more specifically the hunting dogs from Germany, the Weimaraner was bred with a very specific purpose, right from the inception of the breed. The history of the breed, apart from the 19th century is a bit foggy, with the exact origins of these dogs open to a fair amount of speculation. Exactly when the Weimaraner breed came into existence is also unclear, however in a portrait by Van Dyke painted in the 1600's there is a dog that looks similar to the modern Weimaraner. Some breeders and historians believe this may indicated there was a type of dog similar to the modern Weimaraner at the time, while others believe it is more of a mixed breed dog that just has similarities. [...]

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