Month: April 2015

How to fold your Great Dane for travel

Traveling with your best friend, particularly when they are also your service dog can be a problem just from the standpoint of space allocation. I’ve grown up with dogs, one went to Harvard classes with me and that one used to travel in my corvette. Unfortunately I don’t have any photos of that but she used to sit in the passenger seat which got a lot of attention – Hannah was a 220 lb. Newfoundland who lived on my boat. She was a rescue at 12 weeks of age – the family discovered their 8 year-old was allergic to...

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Labradors – Cute As A Button

Labrador Retrievers are gun dogs, and are like big cuddly bears, even when they are small. Good-looking and placid. By registered ownership alone, Labradors are “the most popular dogs in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States (since 1991),” according to Wikipedia. Originally from Canada (Labrador, hence the name) they can be found all over the world. The Labrador Retriever, also known as simply Labrador or Lab, is one of several kinds of retrievers, a type of gun dog. They are athletic, playful, and the most popular breed of dog by registered ownership in Australia,...

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German Shepherd Home Alone Checks Everything Thrice

A couple need to go out to the takeway for dinner, so they leave their German Shepherd home, with a GoPro video camera attached. The dog watches them go out, and then checks to make sure nobody is really home… and then checks again … and again … and again. This scene probably plays out in thousands of homes all over the country, every day. What is your dog doing? Do you know what your dog is doing while you go out of the house? [youtube width=”602″ height=”350″ video_id=”xCsvDz761Ho”] This handsome German Shepherd is good-looking and smart. Dark German...

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Husky Loves Baby and Baby Loves Husky

Husky dogs (when trained right) will put up with a lot from children. This cute video has had more than 7 million views in a year. Very nice! There were a lot of negative comments, probably from people who don’t know much about dogs. You certainly need to know the dog well, and pick up on exactly what is going on. It is all really about instinct and common sense. What do you think? For huskies, this is quite a bit different to pulling a sled. According to Wikipedia, “Husky is recorded from 1852 for dogs kept by Inuit...

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The Fox Terrier That Walks On Water

In typical smooth Fox Terrier style, this baby wants to play with the ducks. After the first fail, the hunter-brain takes over and comes up with a workaround. The ducks are just out of reach, though, so we see the second fail. That isn’t the end of the story, though. The fox terrier does not give up easily. It has an amazing bouncy springing run, and takes a shortcut across the water. This terrier is also a pointer and you can see it pointing to the ducks. On the third attempt, the water is no obstacle, the terrier walks...

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