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Most Popular Small Breed Dogs

October 22, 2009 by ann

Being very portable, easily adaptable to different climates and more affordable in maintenance, it is no wonder that small breed dogs are growing in popularity. Noted for being lively and energetic, they make terrific pets for apartments and are comfort dogs as well. People living alone or the elderly feel better with them around. The following small dogs are popular for their uniqueness.

Dachshund
Dachshunds or “Weiner dogs”: They are fearless and loyal.


Shih_Tzu
Shih Tzu’s’: Lion appearance demands attention and respect


Yorkshire_Terrier
Yorkshire terriers: Crave for owner’s company and are known to be jealous.


Pug
Pugs: Sweet and huggable


Chihuahua
Chihuahuas: Charismatic and have big hearts.


Smaller dogs tend to have a longer life expectancy and not subjected to health concerns of big dogs such as hip dysplasia or arthritis. However keep in mind that smaller dogs don’t mean smaller responsibilities. They still need attention, love and visits to your local veterinarian.

The World's Oldest Dog - Meet Chanel No. 147

May 8, 2009 by sandor.fagyal

A dog named Chanel has just been declared the world’s oldest canine.

Chanel, a Dachshund cross that lives in New York, has been certified by the Guinness Book of Records as being 21 years old. Working on the widely held principle that a dog year equals seven human years, that makes Chanel an amazing 147 years old. According to her owners, Chanel is hard of hearing and suffering from cataracts. But otherwise she is in fine fettle and was even able to celebrate her 21st by visiting a New York Dog Hotel and Spa with come canine chums. You can read all about her - and see some fun photographs - here

Chanel, however, is far from the oldest dog to have ever lived. Until last Autumn, the oldest dog alive was believed to be Bella, a 29-year-old Labrador cross from Britain. Bella died from a heart attack in her Lincolnshire home a few months short of snatching the record for the oldest dog ever recorded. That honour remains the property of an Australian cattle dog called Bluey. He was put to sleep at the age of 29 years and 5 months. In human terms that means he was about 205 years old!




Hot Dog

December 2, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

Bite me!

Hot Dog

 

 

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Why the Dachshund is the way it is

September 9, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

Most people when they see a Dachshund for the first time are struck by it's odd shape. Long like a sausage, with long flappy ears, they wonder, "Why on earth would anyone breed a dog like this?"

The reason is, that Dachshunds were bred as hunting dogs, and their long shape and low height makes them uniquely suited for tracking small game and plunging headfirst into tunnels!

True to their breeding, these dogs display an unusual thrill of hunting for small game. They will enjoy chasing them down through tunnels or through small places.

Dachshund


If you have a small apartment, or house with limited space, a dachshund is an excellent choice of dog. Feel free to contact Euro Puppy!


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Dog Quotes #36

August 27, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

 

"A dachshund is a half-dog high and a dog-and-a-half long," - H. L. Mencken

 

 

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Taking charge of his own entertainment!

July 15, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

I've never seen anything like this before! If the dog wasn't so cute, it would seem like the Matrix, with machines taking over humans!

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Naughty D....Aaaawww Cho Chweeeeet!

July 10, 2008 by sandor.fagyal


The best defense a dog has!

The LOOK!
Image Credit: ~Darin~

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How to caress your dog

July 1, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

Dogs love to be touched, and there are several sweet spots that you can tickle and rub to make your dog happy. You will know you're succeeding by certain signs like a deep grunt at the back of his or her throat, or constant licking of the lips. They will also come and rub their head against you for more.

Hold the head in your hands gently, and using your thumb and forefinger, caress the ears, and stretch them out gently. Or you can use your left hand to hold the snout, and with your right palm, run it over the length of the nose.

You can also gently scratch their throat right where their collar sits. You will know you're hitting the right place by the fact that their head will rise up to give you better access.

Each dog is different, and like different things. As you spend time with them, you will get to know more and more about what they enjoy. Remember, your dog may not like strangers touching or caressing him/her. It is normal, as a matter of fact most people prefer other people not touching him.

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Anti-Barking Dog Collars Versus Non Barking Dogs...( Part 1)

April 8, 2008 by ann

All dogs bark. Is that true? Well no. Not all dogs bark, but most do. Owners of a Basenji, an Alaskan Malamute, and an Afghan Hound can take it easy and enjoy the silence around them. However there are dogs that are typically big barkers and these include the Jack Russell, Yorkshire Terrier, Maltese, Mudi, Vizsla, Shetland Dog, Newfoundland, German Shepherd, Dachshund, Beagle, West-Highland Terrier, Toy Poodle, Doberman and the Schnauzer.

So what to do when you have to listen to incessant barking? Not only your sleep, but your neighbors’ nerves will also be affected. Although one understands that barking is natural for dogs, there comes a time when enough is enough. What to do then? Training might help…but an anti-barking dog collar might do the trick as well.

What is an anti-barking dog collar you ask? Well this is special type of collar that triggers a reaction out of a dog…and after repetitively negatively stimulating the dog with every bark, the dog slowly but surely learns not to bark. There are different types of anti bark collars available. There are dog collars that deliver a light shock to your dog as a reaction to barking. There is also a type of dog collar that sprays mists of citronella. This smell is not welcomed by dogs and they sooner stop barking than continue smelling the fumes of citronella around them. This is a more humane solution because it does not inflict pain to the dog.

Anti-Barking Collar for Dogs

So how effective is an anti barking dog collar, you ask?

Dog Quotes # 23

February 26, 2008 by ann

 

"Dachshunds are ideal dogs for small children, as they are already stretched and pulled to such a length that a child cannot do much harm one way or another." - Robert Benchley

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