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Dogs and Kids - Summer Responsibilities

Summer is typically a time when the family is around the house a lot more than they are the rest of the year. Both adults as well as children in the family are off work and school for summer holidays, providing lots of time for interactions with the dog. This increased down time for kids can be a great way to add exercise, socialization and lots of quality time for your pet. There are also a lot of benefits that children can obtain from spending time with their dog, but how much responsibility they can reasonably take on has a lot to do with the age and comfort level of the child. [...]

Best Breeds For Seniors

Selecting the best dog breed for an elderly family member or even for yourself as a senior citizen is basically very similar to selecting a dog breed for any other type of individual or family. It is very important to take then time to consider what you want in a dog as well as what special aspects of your life may make one type of dog more suitable or a specific type or character trait in a dog more challenging or difficult. [...]

Getting The Whole Family Involved

Caring for a dog or a puppy is a great way to get the whole family involved and interacting with senior family members. By having everyone participating in the care, exercise and socialization of the dog the pressure is removed from the senior adult, allowing them to experience the joy of having a pet without the pressure of all the day-to-day aspects of care. It also helps family stay in touch with the senior on a regular basis without appearing to be checking up on the individual. [...]

Doberman Pinscher -The Right Breed For Me?

As with any type of dog, owning a Doberman Pinscher has its responsibilities, its rewards and its unique challenges. The rather dominant temperament and protective instincts of the Doberman Pinscher can make them more challenging to own and train when compared to other breeds that were never developed as protection or guard dogs. However, the very loyalty, playful nature with their owners and high levels of intelligence also make them a desirable breed for many families and individuals. [...]

Is a Pointer Right For Me?

As with any breed there are many reasons why a pointer type of dog may be a perfect match for your family, but there may also be a good number of reasons why they may not. Considering not only your lifestyle and the traits you want in a pet, but also the possible challenges to owning a specific breed is often the best way to find the dog breed you are looking for. Each breed has both positive and negative aspects, plus each potential owner has aspects of their life that may make owning a dog difficult. Honestly making the evaluation rather than just getting a breed that you like, a puppy that is just too cute to pass on or a dog that you like the looks of is really the way to decide. [...]

Is An Irish Setter Right For Me?

An Irish Setter is one of the most beautiful dogs with its rich, red colored coat, beautiful fringed coat, pendant type flowing tail and regal appearance. However they are also goofy, playful and highly affectionate dogs that are wonderful companions and outstanding family dogs. Owning an Irish Setter is a true joy, providing the dog itself is a good match for the family. As with any breed not everyone should own an Irish Setter, as they are definitely not a low maintenance breed. [...]

Grooming And Caring For A Golden Retriever

The very luxurious, soft and slightly wavy coat of the Golden Retriever is one of the most distinguishing features of the breed. Caring for the coat of the Golden Retriever is very important, as there are some significant factors that owners need to be aware of with the breed. [...]

Is A Golden Retriever A Good Match For My Family?

The good natured, lovable and loyal Golden Retriever is a wonderful breed of dog. However, like all dogs, they will require ongoing training, attention and exercise, and are definitely a high maintenance breed when it comes to grooming. In addition the Golden Retriever does have a higher rate of some types of cancers and eye conditions than other breeds, so owners have to be diligent in getting the dog to routine vet appointments as well as caring for the dog. [...]

Basenjis As City Dogs

Unlike a great many of the sight hounds or hound breeds in general, the Basenji is a dog that can make a good adjustment to city life provided the owners are willing to work with the dog. In general the smaller size, the relatively quiet behavior and the willingness to spend time indoors with the family makes the Basenji a good choice for a city dog. [...]

Living with and Training a Plott Hound

The Plott Hound is a great addition to most families, however they are not always a good match for all families. This is not unusual for the breed and is rather consistent within the hound group. Their natural hunting and tracking instincts as well as their need for lots of exercise can make them challenging for several different types of families and living situations. [...]

Living with a Black and Tan Coonhound as a companion pet

There are several of the hound breeds that make outstanding companion pets and really do adjust very well to being indoor and outdoor dogs. They are not suited to living situations where the dog has to stay indoors for prolonged periods of time however and are recommended only for urban households with medium to large sized well fenced yards. This because the Black and Tan Coonhound, like all others in this group, has been bred to travel long distances on the trail of an animal and needs to have lots of physical exercise in order to stay physically as well as mentally in shape. [...]

The Basset Hound - A True Family Dog

Even those individuals that are not familiar with different breeds of dogs are typically able to identify the Basset Hound. These heavy set, low backed dogs are really often considered to be the mascot of the hound group by many people. Although the Basset Hound is a very popular hound it also has some characteristics that differ significantly from the other hounds in the group, particularly the long legged, light framed and incredibly fast sight hounds in the group. [...]

Traveling Dog Groomer Makes Life Easy

It seems that especially around the holiday season finding time to get around to those regular appointments just becomes increasingly challenging to deal with. This can include taking Fido to the groomers for a routine Christmas clip and bath. Since having your dog look wonderful this season will not only bring a smile to everyone's face but it will help you cut down on housecleaning, it is a must do activity. One way to overcome having to take time out of a busy schedule is to consider using a traveling groomer and service, a perfect match for holiday planning. [...]

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