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The Belgian Tervuren, being an energetic, intelligent and protective breed of dog have commonly been recruited for an impressively wide variety of work, starting with their military service in the first World War, bravely and skillfully carrying messages and equipment to the frontlines, up to their more recent service in rescue and police work. While police Tervurens tend to be full time professionals, the vast majority of search and rescue dogs (regardless of breed) are trained volunteers. [...]
Ethnic and political rivalries, tensions between the various powers and the arms race led to the start of The First World War in 1914, when a Bosnian Serb named Gavrilo Princip assassinated the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne. The assassination set into motion a chain of events leading up to the initial battles between Serbia and Austro-Hungaria. Soon enough, this conflict would spread to involve much of the world, costing more than nine million lives and affecting international politics throughout the rest of the century. The use of dogs in the first World War became a necessity when the use of trenches became widespread across the Western Front. [...]
When most people think of animals pulling a cart, they think of a beautiful, strong team of Clydesdales pulling the famed Budweiser wagon, or a utilitarian farm animal like a mule pulling a load of vegetables to the market. However, dogs have long been used to pull carts, whether for commerce, travel, or recreation. There are many dogs that have been engineered to pull carts, while others find enjoyment in the activity. The Black Russian Terrier falls into the latter category, although there are some dogs in the breed's lineage that are commonly known for the chore, like the Newfoundland. [...]
Black Russian Terriers have a fascinating history. From its beginnings as a product of the post-World War II Soviet Red Army to its current incarnation as a loyal house pet and caring service animal, the Black Russian Terrier is full of fun facts. [...]
The Bouvier des Flandres is a dog that serves many purposes in the lives of the people who own them. They're highly regarded as a watchdog, guardian, and family pet, in addition to all they do as a working dog. They have also been used as a seeing eye dog to guide the blind. They are also used in Search & Rescue, an organization designed to help find missing people, and their assistance in police and military work has been invaluable. [...]
The Bullmastiff is a large breed of dog that can weigh anywhere from 100 to 130 pounds or more and stand up to 27 inches tall. They originated from a cross between the Mastiff and the Bulldog. Breeders wanted to mix the courage of the Bulldog with the guarding ability of the Mastiff to create a dog that was very quick when it needed to be. The result was the Bullmastiff. [...]
The German shepherd dog is known for its many fine attributes, including intelligence, loyalty, good temperament, trainability, and endurance. These characteristics are what make German shepherds the perfect choice for their work as police dogs.
A police dog is trained specifically to work with the police and other law enforcement agencies. In the United States, they are often known as the K9 unit. They are a highly regarded and respected unit wherever they go and work in many different locations. They have been known for their work with the police and military for so many years that many people automatically refer to the German shepherd dog as a police dog, whether they are work dogs or merely family pets. [...]
Many people that own German shepherds know them only as the wonderful family pets they love. They don't often think of them as working dogs. However, they have been used as working dogs ever since the German shepherd breed was developed in Germany in the 1800s. Back then they were appreciated as an animal that, it seemed, could see, hear, smell, and run better than any human being. Their name shep-HERD came about because of their work as herding dogs. That herding quality they still carry with them today makes them such loyal and excellent watchdogs and family pets. [...]
Estrela Mountain Dogs can be put to work in many areas but unfortunately to date, they have not been.
Their natural instinct to protect people and property makes them perfect for not only personal protection, but also as patrol dogs. They are intelligent dogs that can be trained for specific purposes. They could be used to protect businesses, industrial complexes, shopping malls, banks, financial buildings, warehouses, government buildings, parking lots, and even military instillations. Perhaps when Estrelas and their capabilities become more known they will be used much more than they are today. [...]
The English foxhound was originally bred for foxhunting, but it has served many purposes since that time. It has played the role of a hunting dog, a watchdog, a family pet and a working dog. The English foxhound was bred to chase and capture its prey by sight, smell or both. They not only have excellent eyesight, but also the speed and endurance required to catch their prey. These traits have made the English foxhound an excellent hunting and working dog. [...]
It's hard to imagine two jobs a dog could perform that could be any less opposed than working as a service dog and a police dog. When we think of service dogs, we think of dogs that are helpful and friendly, and this doesn't always mesh with the popular image we have of Doberman Pinschers as fierce guard dogs! The truth is Dobermans are quite adept as both police dogs and service dogs.
Perhaps the oldest canine profession is one of protection. Since the beginning of recorded time, dogs were used as personal protection as well as fierce weapons in war. [...]
Despite their image as house pets with beautifully long coats, Cocker spaniels enjoy a long history as a capable hunting dog, and they still retain their hunting instincts. All spaniels are natural flushing dogs; their purpose is to find birds, flush them from marshes or bushes and retrieve them, all in an efficient manner. If you enjoy bird hunting, don't rule out Cocker Spaniels as a formidable hunting partner. If you have a Cocker spaniel and you want to get involved in hunting, hunt tests are not only an excellent way to train, but they are also a great way to meet other hunters and to test your Cocker against a field standard. [...]
Dogs can do a lot more than just play fetch even though that is enough reason to love them. They can fill many roles and utilize their gifts and senses to help out their owners. They don't even ask for anything but love in return. Kooikerhondjes, for example, can work as duck decoys, hearing dogs, and therapy dogs. These dogs have a lot to offer if only given the chance. Let's see exactly what they can do. [...]
The Alaskan Malamute is most commonly known as the Arctic sled dog. It is the oldest breed of sled dog in the world today. It displays great power and build, making it a suitable breed for sled pulling. Its chest is deep and strong, and it has a body that is more muscular than most of the other breeds of dogs. If you live in the colder climates or regions and you need help in pulling loads, you will find the Alaskan Malamute a helpful companion. Of course, the fact that it is affectionate and loyal makes it very suitable as a family pet as well. [...]
When it comes to getting an Australian shepherd many people are not sure of what to do with them. However, there are many different ways that you can use your Australian shepherd.
Most often when people choose to get an Australian shepherd they get them for a work dog. However, when choosing an Australian shepherd as a work dog, you must decide on what type of work you will train it for. Not only can they be a work dog, but they can also be a family pet as well. [...]