Dog Senses

Dog Senses

The way in which a dog interprets the world is very different from the responses of a human being. A dog´s sense of smell is far superior to a that of a human, and is evident in the way a ...

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Social Instincts

Social Instincts

The dog´s behavior is well adapted to the needs of humans. As a pet it has become our friend and companion, and as a working animal it can be trained to perform a wide range of useful tasks. Unlike the ...

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Detecting Illness

Detecting Illness

Many owners have an almost instinctive awareness of something being not quite right with their dogs, but not every sick dog is recognized quickly enough. The ability to decide whether a dog is healthy or sick comes from a combination ...

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Siberian Husky

Siberian Husky

  The Siberian Husky (Russian: сибирский хаски, “Siberian husky”) is a generally large-size, dense-coat working dog breed that originated in north-eastern Siberia. The breed belongs to the Spitz genetic family. It is recognizable by its thickly furred double coat,sickle tail, erect triangular ears, and distinctive markings. Huskies are an active, ...

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Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog breed of terrier type, developed in the 19th century in the county of Yorkshire, England, to catch rats in clothing mills, also used for rat-baiting. The defining features of the breed are its maximum size of 7 pounds (3.2 kg) and its gray, ...

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Boxer

Boxer

The Boxer is a breed of stocky, medium-sized, short-haired dogs developed in Germany. Their coat is smooth and tight-fitting; colors are fawn or brindled, with or without white markings, which may cover the entire body. Boxers are brachycephalic (they have broad, short skulls), and have a square muzzle, mandibular prognathism (an underbite), very ...

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German Shepherd

German Shepherd

The German Shepherd (German: Deutscher Schäferhund, German pronunciation: [ˈʃɛːfɐˌhʊnt]) (aka Alsatian and Alsatian Wolf Dog), is a breed of large-sized dog that originated in Germany. German Shepherds are a relatively new breed of dog, with their origin dating to 1899. As part of the Herding Group, German Shepherds are working ...

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English Cocker Spaniel

English Cocker Spaniel

  The English Cocker Spaniel is a breed of gun dog. The English Cocker Spaniel is an active, good-natured, sporting dog, standing well up at the withers and compactly built. There are “field” or “working” cockers and “show” cockers. It is one of several varieties ofspaniel and somewhat resembles ...

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Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever

  The Labrador Retriever (simply Labrador, or Lab for short) is one of several kinds of retriever, a type of gun dog. Even-tempered and well-behaved around young children and the elderly, Labradors are athletic and playful, and are the most popular breed of dog by registered ownership in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the ...

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