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Mr. Popularity - Small dogs vs Big dogs

February 24, 2009 by sandor.fagyal

Dog lovers are usually divided into two types - those who love big dogs and those who love small ones. Small dog lovers admire the ease of maintaining and caring for a dog who eats less (and presumably poops less!) and who doesn't take up much space on the couch. Big dog lovers however, claim that they're not as yappy as the small dogs and are generally more lovable and enjoyable to be with.


small dog vs large dog

Regardless of which camp you're on, the battle seems to be going in favor the latter. While small dogs are very popular, the most popular dogs seem to be the biggers - German Shepherds, Labs and Golden Retrievers. They are the top three on the American Kennel club's list.

That trend may be changing however. As more of the world moves into apartments and smaller houses, the small dogs will probably see an increase in their numbers - keep a look out!


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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Dog Lamps #32: Wacky or Tacky?

November 24, 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....

A Dog Lamp for a study!

As soon as I saw this beautiful lamp, the image came to me of the old days, in a nice warm firelit study, with a sheaf of books...and shotguns nearby for hunting!

This fits in very well with that sort of ambiance given the fact that the dog in question is a pointer. Absolutely lovely in conception, the anatomy of the dog is laid out in marvelous detail. The dark wood gives it a lush, serious expression and the pose is superbly executed.

One of the nicest Dog lamps I have seen. Most lamps don't really come close to depicting all the details of the dog, but this one obviously had a dog lover for a maker.


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Thinking of getting rid of your dog because you're having a baby?

September 17, 2008 by sandor.fagyal
Cute Baby And Dog

Happy Wordless Wednesday!


Wordless Wednesday - "Mmmmm.....I love you too!"

August 27, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

The dog protects his bone...from his leg!

July 29, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

 

Our friend here thinks that his leg is going to steal his bone!



Maybe he's just sharpening his instincts?
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Dog Art: Carol Gillian's Golden Retriever Painting

July 11, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

Initially bred as a gun dog, Golden Retrievers were bred to have soft mouths so as to bring back their prey undamaged. A love of water, and a gentle nature characterize their personalities.



Having studied art in Brighton, Carol Gillian loves to use oil paintings for her animal portraits. Often, she will stop dog walkers to get a photograph of their pets to use in her pictures.

In 2006, she won the DeMontfort New Artist competition. She likes to paint her subjects in such way that the viewer is engaged with the animal, and feels a response.

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Anti -Barking Dog Collars Versus Non Barking Dogs... ( Part 2 )

April 10, 2008 by ann

Earlier this week, I tackled the topic of anti-barking dog collars; what they are; and how effective they are. I would like to continue with the topic a bit.

Although I briefly mentioned which breeds are the quiet representatives, I would like to continue with this thread. This is also an important factor when choosing a dog or a puppy. The amount of barking depends on three things: Firstly, the environment in which the dog lives influences his behaviour. Secondly it is genetic. Some dog breeds have been bred to be more quiet than others. Thirdly, canine physiology also holds answers. The Basenji breed for instance...ancient as it is, originates from Africa, and it has under-developed vocal cords. It cannot bark, because of a shallow larynx. It can give out sounds like yoddeling though. Some other more quiet breeds include:

-Golden Retrievers
-Newfoundland dogs
-Boxers
-Alaskan Malamutes
-Saint Bernards
-Bulldogs
-Collies
-Afghans

Of course they do bark, but in moderation. Dogs that are big barkers have well-developed vocal cords. New dog owners often don’t consider both training and dog breeds when selecting a dog and this can result in problems due to barking.
Barking Dogs and anti-barking dog collars

If you have done your research before buying a dog, good for you! An anti-barking dog collar is not needed if you are an owner of a quiet breed. Research into choosing a dog is imperative. However, if you are a loving owner of a rather roudy dog, then you may just have a problem there and an anti-barking dog collar in this case is a great possibility and solution. According to dog trainer and author; Ty Brown: " I get tired of people who don't do research and call these collars mean and cruel without realizing how humane they can be when used right. " With an anti-barking dog collar, slowly but surely, your roudy dog can become a quiet pet as well; much like the other non-barking dog breeds.

Please do bear in mind that puppies tend to be more enthusiastic and loud. A lot depends on the individual personality of your dog as well. If your dog has spent his early weeks among very enthusiastic barking dogs, don’t expect him to be silent, no matter what the dog breed is. Regardless of which dog breed you end up choosing, don’t overlook the importance of good training. Good training - although often requiring extreme patience and professional help; combined with an anti-barking dog collar- will ensure a happy home environment for both dog and owner. Silence is Golden. Start with an anti-barking dog collar.


Popular Paws # 22: Golden Retriever

February 11, 2008 by ann

Golden Retriever: Buddy from the Movie: Airbud (1997)

Champion-line Bird Dogs For Sale at Euro Puppy!

February 6, 2008 by ann

What on earth are Bird Dogs? Well for those that know, please give me a moment of your patience to explain it to those that have never heard of this before. Bird Dogs are in no way related physiologically to birds! Rather, the term “Bird Dogs” refer to those canine friends of ours that retrieve birds that their owners have shot. Bird dogs can also be Field Dogs, Gun Dogs or Hunting Dogs. Some of the Bird Dogs include: Pointers, Retrievers, English Setters, Irish Setters, Gordon Setters, Red Setters, Red and White Setters, Brittany Spaniels, English Pointers, Vizslas, German Shorthaired Pointers, German Wirehaired Pointers, Wirehaired Pointing Griffons, Pointers, Labradors, Golden Retrievers and English Cocker Spaniels.

If you are an avid hunter, or are heavily into the pursuit of wild-game and you are looking to find a new partner, then you need not go any further! Euro Puppy, the premier provider of champion-line puppies and dogs is at your service, with the best Bird Dog puppies for sale. With over 150 breeds to choose from, all 10 groups recognized by the FCI are represented. From companion dogs, to working dogs…and yes, even Bird Dogs. Being proudly of European origin, Euro Puppy can boast with purebred Hungarian Vizsla puppies, Labrador Retriever Puppies, Golden Retriever Puppies and English Cocker Spaniel Puppies. These are some of the best Bird Dogs that any person passionate about game hunting would appreciate.

The top European breeders that Euro Puppy works with, make sure that the breed standard of these breeds are maintained at all times. The puppies are healthy and socialized, because they are not taken away from their mothers too early. This enables the puppies to have a pleasant and balanced temperament that any Bird Dog should have. If you would like to enquire about Euro Puppy's champion Bird Dog puppies for sale, contact us, and we would be more than happy to offer our assistance.

Vizsla puppies for sale



Hungarian Vizslas: One of the best Bird Dog breeds one could ever have as a partner....