Browsing: Dogs

All about dogs and the people who love ’em. Most of the contributors here have dogs and we’re happy to share our experiences – good and bad – in hopes of helping other dog owners have the best possible relationship they can have with their canine companions.

The Rottweiler, Guardian and Protector

RottweilerThe Rottweiler is a breed whose history is somewhat shrouded. One theory has it that the ancestors of the breed were the dogs which were brought to Europe as War Dogs by the legions of Rome and some were left behind as the Legionnaires marched onwards. In any case, in the city of Rottweiler, a flourishing commercial and agricultural marketplace in southern Germany, for

Maltese Magic

cute maltese dog When our son announced that he was moving back home to further his education, and that he was bringing P.J., his Maltese with him, my husband and I were somewhat apprehensive to say the least. First of all, we had never even seen a Maltese, and weren’t entirely sure that we even wanted to. Secondly, we thoroughly enjoyed our life as

Pets Help Heal

Therapy dogs are dogs that are canine good citizens and are well trained and of a nature that is suitable for interaction with humans who are unwell. Studies have shown that interaction with pets and the special bonding it brings, helps the sick heal faster and trauma patients are known to come out of silence, grieving, or shock by interacting with pets.

An innovative program set up by Therapy

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The Boxer Doesn’t Really “Box”

The Boxer is a modern breed, developed around 1890. The boxer is actually descended from a combination of the bulldog and the German “Bullbeisen”, a hunter of wild boar and bears. It appears that the first actual Boxer probably sprang from “Tom”, an all white bulldog mated to a Bullbeisen female. This may explain the prevalence of all white boxers which are often produced in litters today. Most boxers of

Meet the Beauceron

by Evan Richer

The Beauceron is a large dog that weighs between 75-110 lbs. Their height ranges between 24″ to 27 ½”. Loyal, protective and territorial, the Beauceron makes an excellent watchdog that will ward off any intruders or those that they perceive as a threat to their family and home.

Although the Beauceron is not currently recognized by the AKC, an application for recognition has been filed

Holistic Pet Care

by Robert Eaton

Holistic Vs Traditional Vet Care

We have to understand that our bodies have more control over it’s own health than our medications in certain situations. By understanding the basic health mechanisms of our bodies, we can significantly improve our responses to illnesses and adverse factors. The same is true for our pets, and a holistic approach towards their health might be the right choice. Holistic

How To Get Your Pet To Strike The Pose

If you have ever tried to take a picture of your dog, you will realize how hard it is to capture the pups full personality and beauty in a photograph. Dogs aren’t human, and they don’t understand what we are doing when we try to take their photo.

Just a few hazards of Pet Waste

Did You Know…

  • Dog feces are one of the most common sources of waterborne bacterial disease, giardia, hookworms, parvovirus, roundworms (ascarids), and whipworms.
  • A single gram of dog feces contains an average of 23 million fecal coliform bacteria, some of which can cause disease in humans.
  • Children run the greatest risk of infection because they’re prone to play in the dirt and then put
French Bulldog Puppy in the Pet Shop

Yesterday while I was waiting for my wife to finish some make-up shopping in the mall I ventured over to the shopping center’s pet store looking for a unique dog bed. There I found many different puppies, mostly breeds of small dogs – which seem to be all of the rage now, and one which caught my eye was a French Bulldog puppy.

So, being the ever annoying

For the Love of Scotties

Scottish Terrier Rescue
by Jeff Cuckson

Purebred dogs of all breeds can be found in shelters, and volunteers can be found in every state to seek them out. Scottish Terriers, West Highland White Terriers, and even breeds considered rare, all pass through shelters every year. Those who perform Scottish Terrier rescue are committed to matching homeless terriers with loving new owners.

Dog owners give up their pets for

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