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Very few people do not succumb to the allure of the Maltese dogs. This toy dog breed is so adorable that the Maltese is often presented in the Aristocratic form. Professional dog groomers can perform expensive services for the Maltese like bathing, brushing, coat trimming, pedicure and hair styling.
The Maltese dog breed is one of the most fancy of all show dogs and caring for it is exhaustive work. The coat alone needs daily grooming and bathing at least twice a week. Also, their diet has to be very specific so as to maintain the sheen and shine of the coat. [...]
Bichon Frise are not only adorable to look at but make wonderful, loving, lively, entertaining companions and family dogs. They love you unconditionally and never worry about how you look or what you are wearing. Bichon Frises return the love you give them one hundred fold. Here are some interesting or weird facts about Bichon Frise and other dogs that you probably never knew. [...]
Border Terriers are energetic, playful, clever dogs that are devoted to their favorite person or family. Like many terriers, they tend to have dominant personalities, but this attitude can be trained out with early obedience training. These active little dogs excel in most dog sporting events, including Agility, Obedience, Flyball, and Earthdog trials. They respond well to positive reinforcement training and are famous for their love of food, so food treats are an excellent way to reinforce good behavior. Perhaps not the best choice for the youngest of children, Border Terriers are nevertheless excellent companions for families if trained properly. [...]
[li] The Irish Setter has been a presidential dog four times. They first saw the inside of the White House as President Franklin D. Roosevelt's pair of Setters Jack and Jill. Immediately following his term, Harry Truman brought his Setter "Mike" to office with him, and then again, many years later, Richard Nixon took office and brought along his "King Timahoe".[/li]
[li] Cesar Millan, the infamous "Dog Whisperer" well known for his unorthodox approach to training that utilizes evolutionary psychology, owned an Irish Setter as his very first pet! This animal went by the name of Saluki. [...]
The Bouvier des Flandres has been the subject of different famous people. Former President of the United States Ronald Reagan had a Bouvier des Flandres named Lucky. In "A Dog of Flanders", there was a fictional Bouvier des Flandres named Patrache, who was found by a boy named Nello. [...]
For those who own or are interested in owning a Great Dane breed, here are some weird yet interesting facts that you should know.
In training a Great Dane, one of the proper methods to do so is the correction method. Do you know that a mother dog also uses a similar correction method with pups that misbehave? What Great Dane mothers do is that they nip the neck of their pups to correct their pups' misbehaviour. [...]
To see the origin of a Brittany, one merely needs look to its home country and the French wall hangings and tapestries of the 17th century. The early likenesses of the breed show them in great hunting poses and sitting at the feet of their masters. Bred from the Braque du Bourbonnais, the breed has an inherently pleasing temperament, keen nose, and ability to move well over land and water. They became such an asset to the hunt that they soon became status symbols for wealthy French royals and other aristocrats. Even those who did not hunt kept a Brittany or two for the sake of keeping stature in well to do circles. [...]
Golden Retrievers are the second most commonly registered breed with the American Kennel Club. Only Labrador Retrievers outrank the Golden in popularity.
Because of their beauty and trainability, Golden Retrievers have been used extensively in television and movies. Buddy, the star of the movie "Air Bud" and its sequels was a Golden Retriever, as was the dog Comet in the television show "Full House" and Speedy from the "Drew Carey Show". [...]
Bullmastiffs are a very popular large breed of dog. They are a cross between the Bulldog and the Mastiff - a very successful cross that combines the best of both dogs. They have the size, power and courage of the Mastiff with the speed and aggressiveness of the Bulldog. [...]
Bull Terriers are known for their gregarious and energetic nature, as well as a characteristically egg-shaped head. Here are certain facts that are not part of the mainstream information that people usually know about Bull Terriers. [...]
In Portugal, where Estrela Mountain Dogs are still used for herding and protecting livestock and as both marine and police dogs, they are known as Cao da Serra da Estrela. In the past they were also used to pull milk carts. Because of their intelligence and consistent work ethic, they are among the working dog group and are considered natural guard dogs.
Estrelas can live well in all climates and terrains because they have thick coats and are accustomed to working in the mountains as well as cold, snowy weather. [...]
As more and more people are getting British bulldogs, they are finding that they are very interesting dogs. In fact, there are many weird but interesting facts about the British Bulldog. [...]
The English foxhound is a hunting dog that has been around for many years because of crossbreeding between the Bulldog, Greyhound and Fox Terrier. The English wanted this dog to be the perfect combination of everything they needed for foxhunting.
The first English foxhound to be registered was a dog named "Auditor". The English foxhound is a rare breed of dog, with only 32 registered in 1995. Not only is it a rare breed, but it is the rarest breed in the United States according to the AKC. [...]
[h]The Famous Dogue de Bordeaux[/h]
If you have ever watched the movie Turner and Hooch, Hooch is a Dogue de Bordeaux. Andy Van Der Meyde owns Beasley, as he was named in the movie. In 2006, Mac (his real name) was stolen and later returned to his owner
Another movie in which the Dogue de Bordeaux played a small part with a Doberman Pinscher is "Eyes of an Angel".
[h]Recognized By The AKC[/h]
The Dogue de Bordeaux is also known as a French Mastiff and has been sometimes called a Bordeaux Bulldog. [...]
The Chesapeake Bay retriever is a great hunting dog, companion, watchdog and family pet. Their love of the water makes them invaluable for hunting near or in the water. They are such fantastic hunters that years ago, it was nothing for the Chessie to hunt and retrieve 100 ducks in one day. [...]