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The Iditarod - The longest Dog race in the World!

December 22, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

The Iditarod looks really tough. You need to cover 1,161 miles with nothing but your dogs to you help you. What makes it worse however, it's held in Alaska! With wind chill reaching 100 degrees Farenheit, I shudder (even without the cold) to think of the ordeal.

Iditarod
Image Credit: Travis S.



Breeds like the Siberian Husky and the Canadian Eskimo dogs are famous for being sled dogs are and most used in these kinds of races. The physical strength, speed, and endurance that are needed are truly remarkable and they have been known to travel 90 miles in a day pulling 85 pounds each!

The Iditarod is completed by teams of 12 to 16 dogs and managing them throughout the race requires skill and dedication, not to mention the ability to stay in the cold for so long. No wonder the winners of the race are celebrities!


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Dog Lamps #36: Wacky or Tacky?

December 19, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

Every week Euro Puppy showcases a dog lamp. Is it tacky or wacky? We will leave it up to you to decide. While having our own beliefs, we would love your comments...Enjoy....

Silver Retriever Lamp


The lamp for this week is an interesting piece, because we have a Silver Retriever instead of a Golden one :) .

The design is from Judith Edwards and is intended to compliment a library. The books below the lamp are part of it, and heighten the effect of serious study.

Dog Lamp
Image Credit: www.lampsplus.com



Another attribute of this dog lamp is that the shade is made of faux leather, accentuating the effect of soft light. You can fix a 60 watt lamp onto it and it is 2 feet high. Just the right height for a desk to gently illuminate your study!


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Sneaking past our defenses

December 18, 2008 by sandor.fagyal


How many of us have remembered our first dog?
How we used to prevent him or her from sitting on the couch, the bed, or sleeping under the blankets. And then little by little, they worm their way in!

Let us see how this progresses....

DOG RULES

1. The dog is not allowed in the house.

2. OK, the dog is allowed in the house, but only in certain rooms.

3. The dog is allowed in all rooms, but has to stay off the furniture.

4. The dog can get on the old furniture only.

5. Fine, the dog is allowed on all the furniture, but is not allowed
to sleep with the humans on the bed.

6. OK, the dog is allowed on the bed, but only by invitation.

7. The dog can sleep on the bed whenever he wants, but not
under the covers.

8. The dog can sleep under the covers by invitation only.

9. The dog can sleep under the covers every night.

10.Humans must ask permission to sleep under the covers.

with the dog.

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The Sniffing Basset Hound

December 18, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

The Basset Hound has an amazing sense of smell. Second only the Blood Hound in this regard, they were initially bred for hunting Rabbits. Their long ears are often the subject of much comment!

Their noses mean that they respond exceptionally well to all promises of food while training. Here is a poem about their amazing sense of smell..... 

 

The saggy baggy Basset Hound
has ears that nearly touch the ground
with mournful eyes and wrinkled skin
that hangs below his droopy chin

But Basset has a clever snout
His nose will always sniff you out
With this amazing nasal asset
nothing an get past the Basset

 

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Wishing You Happy Holidays!

December 17, 2008 by sandor.fagyal
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Looking your dog in the eye!

December 17, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

I've had this issue several times before. Looking your dog in the eye always means that it's a slightly tense time between the two of you. Staring each other down is a means of determining domination. We all know this at some level. We see children trying this game out on each other regularly (I'm sure we've done it ourselves with other humans). We instinctively know that whoever looks away first lost somehow lost in some way.

Dog


 If your dog looks at you in the eye and doesn't back down, it can often mean that your dog doesn't view you as the alpha person in the house. This isn't okay, since it can mean that your dog might not obey you and might act in violation of your wishes.

Ideally, a dog can look at you for a while and then drop his or her eyes after a while. Remember however, that you're not doing this to prove to yourself how powerful you are. You're just trying to reinforce the message to your dog that you retain the dominant post in your household pack.

If your dog stares at you, you must stare back. Chances are they will take the hint and back off or come and lick you.

Remember though to judge the mood. If you have something in your hand and your dog is just sitting happily, wagging her tail and looking at you, it doesn't mean that it's a game of dominance!

Denise Richards and Her French Bulldog

December 16, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

We all know Denise Richards as the "Bond Girl" in "The World is not enough". She may not want to be remembered for that as she got the dubious award for the worst Bond Girl of all time!

Nonetheless, she has been consistently ranked as one of the most beautiful women in the world and she's chosen a French Bulldog to keep her company. His name is Hunk.

Denise Richards and her French Bulldog



French Bulldogs are one of the best known apartment dogs. In fact, their flat nose, and body shape prevent them from effectively regulating their temperature outdoors. In spite of this, they are considered to be one of the healthiest Bull Breeds.

They are well known for their easy going ways and make ideal companions. Historically, though the breed has a French Prefix, they were mostly developed in the US and Britain. A common name for the breed is Frenchie!

Would you like to see similar cute French Bulldog puppies? Check out what Euro Puppy has to offer!

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Photographing your dog more than your spouse?

December 16, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

It seems that people find their pets much more interesting that their own husbands or wives? In a recent survey, it was determined that just about 40% of people admitted to taking many more pictures of their dogs than of their own spouses.

I wonder what this signifies. Is it that people realize that their dogs are not going to be around them for long and this is their attempt to capture as much of them as possible?

Another reason is that we view them as children. We all know how parents obsessively click pictures of their kids when they're still young and cute!

However, I personally feel that we take so many pictures because of their innocence. Since our dogs lack a hidden agenda, we find it very much more refreshing than pictures of anyone else. We know they won't get vain about having their picture taken so often, and the best part is that they don't even know that they're being snapped. This makes them more genuine photos than any other!

At least that's MY theory.


Dog photographing
Image Credit: Dimmerswitch



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Pedro & Rosita's Christmas

December 13, 2008 by sandor.fagyal


Pedro & Rosita


It's a romantic full moon, when Pedro said, "Hey, mamacita, let's do Weeweechu."

"Oh no, not now, let's look at the moon!" said Rosita.

"Oh, c'mon baby, let's you and I do Weeweechu. I love you and it's the perfect time," Pedro begged.

"But I wanna just hold your hand and watch the moon." replied Rosita.

"Please, corazoncito, just once, do Weeweechu with me."

Rosita looked at Pedro and said, "OK, one time, we'll do Weeweechu."

Pedro grabbed his guitar and they both sang.....

"Weeweechu, Weeweechu, Weeweechu a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year."

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!

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Vote for the Euro Puppy Blog

December 12, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

Dear Visitor!

I hope you enjoy our blog and feel that our site is a good candidate for the "Best Animal Blogger Award 2009". If so, please visit the following site and place your vote for Euro Puppy Blog.

I appreciate your blog and look forward to seeing you back!

Cheers,
Sandor and the Euro Puppy Team!

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