All Posts Tagged With: "dogs"
The first and pretty important aspect you should appreciate about dog grooming is that it is far more than just having a good-looking dog. You see dog grooming actually plays an important role in the helath and well-being of your dog.
Right let’s get down to business and breakdown the various hidden components behind dog grooming.
Japanese Chin Dog History
Although this Toy Dog breed goes by the name Japanese Chin many believe that it actually originated in China and was taken to Japan by Buddhist monks as far back as the 6th century. The Japanese Chin has variably been known at some time or other as either:
With respect [...]17Apr2011 | Dog Breeds | 1 comment | Continued
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is the sturdiest of all the retriever dog breeds; being much more strong-willed and protective than the other retriever breeds. In fact the chessie as it is affectionately known by its admirers and lovers of the breed has been described as “The greatest heavy-duty water dog America has ever seen….”
The breed [...]
Like many dog breeds the Redbone Coonhound owes its development to simple necessity. That necessity came in the form of a yearning to hunt by wealthy planters of 18 century America. However that burning desire to emulate the hunting habits of the European gentry was temporarily stumped by of all things, the environment. You see [...]30Oct2010 | Dog Breeds | 0 comments | Continued
According to a number of dog authorities the Maltese is the most ancient of all European toy dog breeds. Throughout its long history the Maltese has variously been known by any one of the following names:
Maltese Lion Dog
Ancient Dogge of Malta
Roman Ladies’ Dog
Maltese Dog Breed Origins
One would [...]
The Neapolitan Mastiff is an ancient dog breed that boasts a history that traces all the way back to Alexander the Great. Tale has it that Alexander the Great inherited a pair of dogs from the defeated Asian King Porus and those dogs happened to be the ancestral form of the Neapolitan Mastiff of today [...]29Sep2010 | Dog Breeds | 0 comments | Continued
The early ancestors of the modern Pointer dog breeds were originally developed in the 17th century in Southern Europe. Those early pointing dogs that hailed from the hunting fields of France, Spain and Italy were developed to assist the hunter by pointing them in the direction of the quarry without scaring it off.
The Pointer dog’s [...]
The Tibetan Mastiff is one of dogdom’s oldest dog breeds and has been variously known by any one of the following names:
The Tibetan Mastiff has traditionally been used by Tibetans as sentry dogs to protect their villages and more famously by Tibetan monks to protect their legendary monasteries.
There are many who [...]
The Spinone Italiano is an all-purpose hunting dog breed that has been around since the Middle Ages (1200s). More commonly referred to as just Spinone this dog breed has at one time or another gone by the name of: 1) Italian Coarse-haired Pointer; 2) Italian Griffon.
Origins of Spinone Italiano
The exact origins of this dog breed [...]
The Norwegian Elkhound is a very old breed of dog indeed dating as far back as 6000 to 7000 years ago. As hinted from its name the Norwegian Elkhound was traditionally employed to hunt elk (moose really) across most of Norway and Sweden. As game became scarcer through the 20th century the main hunting role [...]4Mar2010 | Dog Breeds | 0 comments | Continued
Why Bother with Dog Training?
1. A well-trained dog is a delight to have and be around.
2. A well-trained dog is safe around people and other pets
3. A well-trained dog is safe off-leash!
4. A well-trained dog doesn’t soil the house
5. A well-trained dog heeds your commands
6. A well-trained dog spends more time with his family and [...]
Okay this post is apparently not going to win me many friends but I feel an obligation to put it out there anyway! Recently I just read about another unprovoked dog-related death and surprise surprise the dog breed involved was a Pit Bull or some kinda pit bull mix.
Now here is why I feel obliged [...]
The Presa Canario dog which also goes by any one of the following names:
Perro de Presa Canario
…is certainly not a dog for the faint of heart or the novice dog owner. The Presa Canario hails from the Canary Islands a place to which the Canary bird owes its name but contrary to [...]6Jan2010 | Dog Breeds | 14 comments | Continued
The Tosa dog is also known by the following names:
Japanese Fighting Dog
Tosa Fighting Dog
Banned in many a country on account of a combination of its immense power, size and fighting genetic ancestry, the Tosa Inu is truly a powerdog if ever one existed! The countries that take issue with Tosa [...]17Dec2009 | Dog Breeds | 1 comment | Continued
In comparison to a wolf or a big cat (especially big cats) dogs generally have spectacularly wimpy jaws and pretty small teeth! That said I’ll be the first to concede that a dog’s “wimpy” teeth will slice through human flesh like a searing hot knife slicing through butter!
You see the thing is…we humans have pathetically [...]
Okay this is my self-compiled list of the dog breeds that I refer to as Powerdogs! With hindsight I realize that if I am going to give a short (well relatively short) description of each Powerdog this post will trail off into infinity.
So what I shall do is give a short post on each, throw [...]
Do Your Research; In Other Words Don’t Turn Your Dog Into Another Rescue Statistic!
This seems pretty obvious but I think it really has to be said. Make an honest and objective assessment of the kind of person you are and then do your due diligence (homework/research) to match your personality type to the appropriate dog [...]