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Mastiff

Origins There are many breeds of Mastiff. Genetic studies have confirmed that all Mastiffs share a common ancestor and therefore they form their own group on the dog family tree. The Mastiff as a group are a very ancient type of dog. Each Mastiff breed comes from it’s own unique area. The Neapolitan Mastiff is…



Greyhound

The greyhound is a sight hound that originated in the British Isles. Their long powerful legs and deep chest make them ideal for racing, which has been their primary purpose for the last few decades. The Greyhound can reach speeds of almost 45 mph. There has recently been an increase in greyhounds as family pets…



Puppy Vaccines

Puppy Vaccines Just like with children, puppies need to be vaccinated against certain viruses and other communicable diseases. The shots are given on a set schedule over the first year or so of life. Bordetella Bordetella is a very communicable virus that is one of the primary causes a kennel cough. It causes respiratory issues…



Beds for Large Breed Dogs

Large dogs require beds suited to their needs. A large dog needs a bed that is big enough so they can comfortably rest on it without their legs falling off. It must also be thick enough so the dog isn’t laying on hard ground. Beds come in all shapes and sizes including round, square, and…



Do Dogs Have Emotions?

Do Dogs Have Emotions? The question of whether other animals besides humans experience emotions has pretty much been solved. The answer is yes. The question is, are those emotions like ours? And are their emotions as complex as ours? The debates still rages. One thing is clear: science has a hard time measuring things like…



Why Do Dogs Pant?

Why Do Dogs Pant? The simple answer is dogs pant because they’re hot. When people get hot, they sweat. There are pores in the skin that release sweat onto the top of the skin, and the evaporation of sweat cools the person down. Because the dog is covered in hair, they do not have sweat…



How to Select a Dog Breeder

Research and select the breed you want First things first: you want to pick the breed that best suits your lifestyle. Consider whether or not you have children, the kind of house or apartment you live in, how much physical exercise you get or are willing to give the dog, and any other special circumstances…



Best Guard Dogs

Best Guard Dogs There are many breeds of dog that have been bred to be good guard dogs. Some you’re probably familiar with, while others will be new to you. German Shepherd The German Shepherd is a popular choice for a guard dog. These dogs are easy to train, and they have a natural instinct…



How to Potty Train Your Puppy

How to Potty Train Your Puppy You’ve just gotten a new puppy, congratulations! If your dog is going to spend time inside the house as well as outside, you need to teach him to be potty trained. Puppies have very small bladders, and they need to urinate frequently. Make sure to take your puppy outside…



Why Do Dogs Destroy Furniture?

Why Do Dogs Destroy Furniture? Sometimes our furry family members decide to gnaw on our furniture. Most dogs prefer wood items such as chair legs. But many also find great satisfaction from unstuffing a pillow. It probably reminds them of their wolfie passed and makes them feel good. There are a few reasons dogs destroy…