Month: July 2017

1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Hound Height: Males are 23–25 inches, while females are slightly shorter at 21–24 inches Weight: 45–55 pounds for both males and females Life Expectancy: 12–14 years Pharaoh hounds are powerful, fast sighthounds who originated in Egypt. The breed is also the national dog of Malta. They have wedge-shaped heads; small, amber-colored eyes;
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Sporting Height: 17–19 inches Weight: 35–45 pounds Life Expectancy: Around 15 years The Welsh springer spaniel is a compact hunting dog sometimes thought to be a type of English springer spaniel, but they are actually 2 distinct and different breeds. An interesting feature of some Welsh springer spaniels is webbed feet. The
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(Picture Credit: Getty) There’s a short developmental window in every dog’s life when he’s extremely sensitive to his environment. The number of positive encounters he has with other people and dogs during this period, which ranges from just a few weeks old to three or four months of age, can dramatically influence how friendly he
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Question: How do I know if my dog is bored? Answer: A good indication your dog is bored is that you don’t come back to the same house in the evening that you left in the morning. A bored dog is likely to be a destructive dog–chewing up curtains, tearing up
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One of a dog owner’s biggest fears will always be losing their pet. Losing a pet is like losing a child and is an experience no one should ever have to go through. July is National Lost Pet Prevention Month and serves as an important reminder to make sure your pet stays safe and does
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Hound Height: 28–32 inches Weight: 75–110 pounds Life Expectancy: Around 10 years The Scottish deerhound looks similar to a greyhound with a coat. These sight hounds are one of the oldest breeds of dog. They are tall, large dogs with big bones. Their noses can be blue or black, and the eyes are either
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Non-Sporting Height: 13.5–16 inches Weight: 17–23 pounds Life Expectancy: Around 15 years The shiba inu is a small, compact dog native to Japan. Of Japan’s treasured breeds, this dog is the smallest and oldest. The triangular-shaped dark eyes are an easily recognizable feature of this breed. The nose and lips are black, and
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