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Meet The Boerboel – The South African Farmer’s Dog

Meet the Boerboel, South African Farmer Dog

Have you ever met a Boerboel? These big, stunning dogs have been a loyal guardian to South African farmers for over 400 years, and in the past decade, they’ve won hearts all over the world with their warm, intelligent eyes and gentle prowess. What IS A Boerboel? Though the Boerboel became an AKC-recognized breed in 2015, they have been around for at least 400 years. As Europeans settled in Africa in the 1650s, they brought with them a variety of working dogs – foxhounds, greyhounds, mastiffs, pointers, bulldogs and terriers, all of which may have interbred with native African pariah dogs[…]Read More…

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All About The American Bully

American Bully Breed

The American Bully is one of the newest and fastest growing dog breeds in the world. You may have started to see these dogs at your local park or on social media. When you see one, you’ll do a double-take – these dogs make a powerful impression on everyone they meet, not only with their short, muscular stance but also their goofy, friendly personality. Is The American Bully The Same As A Pit Bull? The American Pit Bull Terrier is its own breed recognized by the United Kennel Club, originating as early as 500 years ago. However, when people use[…]Read More…

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Can I Take My American Bully To The Dog Park?

Can an American Bully go to the dog park and play with other dogs?

Your American Bully loves to play at home with their family – wouldn’t the dog park be a great place for them to run off some steam?  The answer isn’t a simple yes or no – you’ll need to decide carefully based on a few factors. Dog Parks Aren’t For Everyone Some vets and trainers are totally against dog parks – they think that they cause more harm than good. It’s true that group play can exacerbate behavioral issues and lead to fights, which can cause serious injuries, even death. That said, many dogs play happily at dog parks and[…]Read More…

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10 Cool New AKC Recognized Dog Breeds

New AKC Dog Breeds

The American Kennel Club recognizes over 200 breeds, which can participate in events like conformation shows, agility, earth-dog trials, and obedience trials. In the past decade, a handful of “new” dog breeds have been added to the registry. These are not necessarily brand-new dog breeds, but rare breeds that had to demonstrate enough interest before they could be recognized by the AKC – they must have a dedicated National Breed Club, and at least a few hundred dogs across the United States. Get to know these amazing, super-rare dogs that are now winning judges over in AKC competitions: 1. Bergamasco[…]Read More…

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Why Hypoallergenic Small Dogs Are Best For Allergy Sufferers

Hypoallergenic dogs are more popular than ever before. From the white house to local pet lover’s house, everyone is talking about hypoallergenic dogs. What are hypoallergenic dogs? The common misconception is that hypoallergenic dogs are totally allergy free. The fact of the matter is, they are the breed of dogs that produce fewer allergens but are not totally allergens free. There are no dogs that are truly one hundred percent hypoallergenic. Not yet anyway 🙂 All allergists and vet dermatologists agree that cross breeding of dogs to produce true hypoallergenic ones have not been totally successful. Another common misunderstanding.. Another common[…]Read More…

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The Truth About Pit Bulls And The Montreal Pit Bull Ban

The Truth About Pit Bulls And The Montreal Pit Bull Ban

With the lives of millions of dogs on the line, it’s critical for dog lovers to understand what is the truth about pit bulls. Those in support of breed bans are concerned about safety, and are, understandably, worried about the real dangers of large, powerful, out-of-control dogs. But much of the information shared by both sides is misleading, sometimes outright false. It’s true that there’s been too many dog attacks, and something needs to be done about it. But it’s not true that thousands of dogs need to die in order for the public to be safe. Here’s what you need to[…]Read More…

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Owning Small Dog Breeds: The Pros And Cons

Nowadays majority of people are interested in owning smaller dog breeds. As per the American kennel club, more and more smaller dogs are registered each year than any other dog breeds. This trend is increasing rapidly everyday and is quite the reverse of what we had couple of decades ago. (When medium and large dog breeds used to be more popular than the smaller breeds.) Why this change though? Well, if you think about it, the reason is pretty simple. Smaller dogs are more convenient and easier to maintain. It seems only logical to have smaller dogs where the space[…]Read More…

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Shiba Inu: Ultimate Information On Keeping Shiba Dog Breed As Pets

Dogs make us forget our worries, bring joy in our lives and the best part is, we get a caring friend! They never make us feel alone. As we all know that there are so many beautiful and intelligent dog breeds, it becomes hard to choose which one of them you should really keep as a pet. Today I am going to introduce you to one such cute and a smart breed called Shiba Inu. The Shiba Inu breed originated from central Japan as a hunting dog. They are the smallest of the six original and distinct spitz breeds of[…]Read More…

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5 Small Dog Breeds That Always Stay Small No Matter Their Age

Are you a fan of small dogs? Being small has its advantages. Some of the major advantages are without a doubt; easy to take care of, don’t need much space, live longer and can travel with you where ever you go. Those are some of the reasons why, nowadays, more small dogs are being kept as pets than bigger dogs, according to the American Kennel Club. Do you want a small pooch as your pet? Here is the list of five popular small dogs that always stay tiny no matter their age: 1. Papillion – They look cute and innocent. Their height[…]Read More…

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Keeping Poodles As Pets

The cotton candy beauty of this dog is associated with the Parisian décor. Recently the French origin of the breed has been contested by the international community. It is now suggested the breed has a Germanic origin. No matter the breed’s country of origin; dogs similar to the Poodle can be seen on the roman and Greek tomb fresco paintings next to their masters. These historical proofs testify to the dog’s ancient origins. Nowadays the Poodle is known and loved throughout the whole world. The ancestors of the breed were water dogs, and the Poodles were successfully breed and used[…]Read More…

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Keeping Newfoundland Dogs As Pets.

The history of this breed is not clear; as the origin is not fully known but several theories have been popularized. It is believed the breed either originates in the Pyrenean Mountain Dog brought by the French fisherman or the origin of the breed is much older, and their ancestors are the dogs brought by the Vikings in their boats. Also called Terranova the breed is originated in Canada, to be more exact on the Terranova Island. On the island the dog was used for its swimming abilities and its strength. The breed was and still is used as a[…]Read More…

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The Scoop On Keeping Dogs As Pets

Dogs are the most popular pet in the world. They are not only highly social and intelligent but also very loyal and devoted. Dogs <Canis familiaris> are exceptional as pets. First domesticated from gray wolves at least 17,000 years ago, their history dates back to about 150,000 years based on DNA evidence and genetic fossil records. After they were first domesticated, hundreds of different dog breeds have emerged with great variations from behaviors, size and shapes to colors and patterns. Dogs are loving, playful, friendly and ideal companion to humans. They protect their turf and the owners. In fact, they[…]Read More…