Month: April 2015

English Setters Bird Dogs? You Won’t Believe What Else

The English Setter is a medium to long haired gun dog that has been used for hunting game birds such as grouse, pheasant, and quail. When tracking birds, they hold their head up, because bird scent is airborne. They generally do not pick up walking scent. These Setters love to point – as can be seen in the video below. They are strong willed and mischievous – as I have seen with a relative’s dog (called Percy). Puppies often start out mainly white, then develop the blue, tan or liver markings later. Show dogs generally are bred to have...

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Many Web Sites Are WRONG – LOOK DEEP Into The Eyes Of Your Dog

You always have to be careful about the information you find on the Internet but in this instance it is respected information sources which are entirely incorrect about the science. Many dog sites will tell you that you should never try to stare down a puppy or dog because they see that as an aggressive action. Actually that does apply to real wolves, but NOT TO DOGS. Although wolves are the ancestors of dogs, they are wild animals while dogs are not. The fact is, according to Science Magazine, looking into the apparently loving eyes of a puppy may...

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Dalmatians and George Washington

Dalmatians are smart-looking short-haired dogs, generally white with black spots. Some have brown spots and they are known as “liver.” Dalmatians were coach dogs, protecting the coach, drivers and passengers. It has also been said there are pictures of dalmatians following Roman chariots. How do dalmatians connect with George Washington? The first president was a dog lover. Over the years, he had dogs of many different breeds.One of those was a dalmatian called “Madame Moose.” [youtube width=”602″ height=”350″ video_id=”ANX3jthGGMA”] This dalmatian has an amazing square head – alert look and chiseled good looks. This is the liver dalmatian. George...

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Cocker Spaniel: The Smallest Sporting Dog

The American Cocker Spaniel is an offshoot of the same family as the English Cocker Spaniel.In America they are generally just known as Cocker Spaniels, but outside the US, they are called American Cocker Spaniel, because the English Cocker is called Cocker Spaniel. The two breeds are noticeably different because of the different breeding since the 1880s. According to Wikipedia: “The dog considered to be the father of the American Cocker Spaniel was sired by the dog considered to be the father of the English Cocker Spaniel. Ch. Obo was bred to Ch. Chloe II, who was shipped to...

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Everybody Loves A Beagle or Two

Beagles are one of those breeds that have a huge number of fans. They are loved by many and the reason for that is easy to see. They look great, are stylish and cool, they don’t drool on you, they don’t want to take a chunk out of your leg, and when you love them (who can resist that), they love you right back. Louie the beagle gets a special gift in a box. What could it be? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldKZ2YGJnu0   Wikipedia says Beagle-type dogs have existed for 2,500 years, but the modern breed was developed in Great Britain around...

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