November 7

THE COLLIE DOG

What to know about the Collie

The Collie dog makes an excellent sporting dog, and can be taught to do the work of the Pointer and the Setter, as well as that of the Water Spaniel and the Retriever. He can be trained to perform the duties of other breeds. He is clever at hunting, having an excellent nose, is a good vermin-killer, and a most faithful watch, guard, and companion.

Little is known with certainty of the origin of the Collie, but his cunning and his outward appearance would seem to indicate a relationship with the wild dog. Buffon was of opinion that he was the true dog of nature, the stock and model of the whole canine species. He considered the Sheepdog superior in instinct and intelligence to all other breeds, and that, with a character in which education has comparatively little share, he is the only animal born perfectly trained for the service of man. Continue reading

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November 4

Feeding Your Golden Retriever

The Right Food Is Essential

All Golden Retriever puppies will nurture from their mother until they reach the age of seven weeks. Once they reach the age of three weeks, they should be fed with puppy food, which you should soak and mix into a warm grubby compound. This way, it resembles the food they get from their mother, and they will learn quickly how their food tastes and how they should eat it. Continue reading

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November 4

Adopting An Older Golden Retriever

Give A Older Golden Retriever A Home

Those of you who want a Golden Retriever but aren’t ready to go through the trials and tribulations of a puppy, should look into adopting an older Golden. Older Golden Retrievers are mature, and prove to be great in homes where they need to spend a quality amount of time by themselves. They are a very adjustable breed, being good tempered. No matter how old the Golden may be, he will quickly become a valued member of your family in little to no time at all. Continue reading

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October 25

Anxiety In Dogs

Help Your Dog Cope With Anxiety

A world without dogs would be crazy. It would be lonely for most of us if we lost our favorite canine companions.  Fortunately, almost every household in the US had had at least one dog.

Dogs are animals that need special care and extra attention from us humans. Compared to cats, dogs are more active and showy to their companions. Cats just lie and sleep most of the day. It only moves toward you to get is dose of petting or to ask for food.  Most of the time, cats would rather sleep or groom themselves. Continue reading

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October 25

Adopting A Dog

Dogs Need A Home, You Can Help.

If you have been thinking of getting a new dog, have you considered all the options available to you? The obvious choice people make, when considering a new dog is to go to a specialized dog breeder. A good dog breeder will be able to sell you a puppy that has been checked for genetic problems, diseases etc and will very often provide you with a high quality pedigree dog that should be free from problems that plague a lot of dogs.

This is ideal for a lot of people but of course will come at a price. There is an alternative – adopting a puppy or adult dog. Continue reading

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October 25

How To Go About Breeding Chihuahuas

The How-To Of Breeding Chihuahuas

Here are some things to know about breeding Chihuahuas before you buy a dog.

Breeding chihuahuas is not just something a professional does “for fun” one time.  Instead, they make an investment in good quality stock.  They make sure their breeding pairs have good lineages and top health marks.

Professionals that are breeding Chihuahuas are in it for the long haul.  They expect to be in business for 15 years or more.  You shouldn’t buy a dog from someone who has only produced a few litters.  You want to see how their Chihuahuas do over time. Continue reading

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October 19

The top ten breeds of dogs that are suitable as therapy dogs

These top ten breeds of dogs are suitable as therapy dogs

Dogs are said to be man’s best friend and nowhere does that show more than in pet therapy. One of the most commonly used pets is dogs. They have been our faithful companions for centuries and now are also being seen as homeopathic healers.

What is it about dogs that makes them so lovable? For one, dogs, like some other animals, mirror the emotional states of those around them. This is why you come home from a long day feeling a bit melancholy and your favorite poodle companion dutifully lays at your feet or in your lap on the sofa to try and brighten your mood. They sense that something is going on. There have even been examples of dogs saving their owners from sudden medical disasters by alerting others to get help. Continue reading

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