Monthly Archives: September 2014

Walking Large Dogs Off Leash

Walking a dog off leash can be a great bonding experience between the handler and dog.  It's a great way for your dog to explore, socialize, engage and utilize all her senses while burning off energy.  When deciding whether to walk your dog off leash most people consider a combination of factors including: location;...
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Pembroke and Cardigan Welsh Corgis

Country of Origin.  Wales Originating in Wales the Welsh Corgi is classified as a small herding dog.  There are two distinct breeds which are recognized: the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi - the latter being the most common.  Each are named after the county in Wales where it originated. Corgis perform their herding duties...
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Rhodesian Ridgeback

Country of Origin.  South Africa/Zimbabwe Also known as the African Lion Dog,  the Rhodesian Ridgeback is a breed developed in Southern Africa.   European immigrants to Southern Africa brought with them a variety of breeds including Danes, Mastiffs, Greyhounds, Bloodhounds, Terriers and other breeds.   These were crossbred together with  the semi-domesticated ridged hunting dogs of the Hottentots,...
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Chinese Crested (Hairless)

Region of Origin:  Africa

The modern Chinese Crested is believed to have originated in Africa and was called the African Hairless Terrier.  Born in the same litter, there are two distinct varieties to this fine-boned, elegant and graceful dog: The Hairless and Powderpuff.  The Hairless only has hair on the head, tail and feet, whilst the...
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Toy Poodle

Country of Origin: Germany

The Poodle breed comes in 3 sizes and is one of the world's most popular breeds.  Although it is the national dog of France, poodles are believed to have originated in Germany to hunt ducks.    The Toy Poodle was often used in performances and circuses. The Toy Poodle would be a good fit...
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