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Popular dogs in the Middle East

May 26, 2010 by sandor.fagyal

Many people would think that the weather in countries like Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain or Qatar might be too hot for dogs so they are very rare in the region. However, that couldn't be further from the truth. Even though the circumstances are not ideal for breeding, dogs are increasingly popular in the Middle East.

The two main reasons why people in the Middle East own pets are protection and pleasure.

The classic protection breeds like the German Shepherd and Rottweiler are very popular, but there seems to be more and more demand for less known breeds such as the Cane Corso and Caucasian Mountain Dog. These breeds have a natural inclination to guard the territory they live in and the people they regard as family.  

The mighty Cane Corso


There is an important distinction to make between protection or guard dogs and watchdogs. While smaller breeds can also act as watchdogs to alert the family in case of danger, guard dogs must be big and intimidating enough to threaten the possible intruder to the point of retreat.

Celebrity Dogs: Charlize Theron and her Dog

February 26, 2008 by ann

Charlize Theron, the lovely South African actress, who made it big in Hollywood, can be seen with Tucker, her beloved Cocker Spaniel (who seems to have gotten a real good grooming session). Charlize is not only a fan of dogs, but of PETA too. She strongly believes in the ethical treatment of animals.

Charlize Theron and Tucker, her dog



Popular Paws # 17: Cocker Spaniel

January 7, 2008 by ann

Cocker Spaniel: Lady From: The Lady and the Tramp (1955)

The famous spaghetti scene and the following night in the park is one of the most romantic moments in all of Disney animation. A beautiful and pure-bred Cocker Spaniel falls in love with a tramp dog. The sequel to the film is called Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure. On the surface Lady possesses a classical canine personality: loving, good-spirited, and basically trusting. But although she is not quite as strong or forceful a character as Tramp, she is not without strength of her own. Romantic she may be, as well as frequently confused and terrified, but there is steel in her, as seen when she tells Tramp to go away following the unfortunate incident at the pound. An even greater degree of steel is shown as she struggles to break her chain in order to get at the rat that has infiltrated the baby’s room (she is eventually successful).Of all the characters in the two movies, Lady was one of those that changed the least between Lady and the Tramp and Lady and the Tramp 2: Scamp’s Adventure. She is still the same loving, tender-hearted, quiet-spoken dog as always (traits synonymous with Cocker Spaniels) and provides a lighter contrast to Tramp’s sometimes-excessive discipline.

Lady and the Tramp



Popular Paws # 2: American Cocker Spaniel

October 5, 2007 by ann

 

American Cocker Spaniel: "Lucky" from the T.V Sitcom: "Married with Children"

 
"Lucky" is the spaniel that the family gets after their first dog "Buck" dies. He is the reincarnation of "Buck", but no one in the family ever realizes this...

Lucky