Tag Archives: dog temperament

Breed of the Week: Borzoi

[caption id="attachment_504" align="alignnone" width="300"] Russian borzoi, greyhound dog standing. Outdoor shoot[/caption] The last couple of weeks we’ve enjoyed looking at some rough and tumble working dogs that aren’t afraid of getting muddy! This week we’re switching things up and looki...

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Becoming a Service Dog

You may have noticed at a mall, restaurant, or just about any public place, a service dog helping his owner in whatever way he can. Service dogs are more than just lovable companions, many people’s lives depend on their service dogs for emergencies, a sense of relief, getting around, and much ...

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Breed of the Week: Otterhound

The big, friendly Otterhound is our featured breed this week! This large and very hairy dog loves to spend every minute of the day outdoors getting dirty and rolling in the mud. He’s a rugged and rambunctious dog that loves to play!   The Otterhound originated in England in the 1300...

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Dogs and Thunderstorm Anxiety

If you’ve owned several dogs in your lifetime, chances are you’ve seen firsthand dog anxiety during a thunderstorm. It is very common for dogs to experience nervousness with the big noisy thunder and flashes of lightning, it can be scary! But just because it’s fairly common, doesn’t mean...

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Breed of the Week: Berger Picard

This week we are featuring a French dog breed, the Berger Picard. You may recognise this dog from the novel-based 2005 movie ‘Because of Winn Dixie’. While many people think the star of the movie was a mixed breed, it was in fact the lovable Berger Picard!   The Berger Picard is t...

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What is the Canine Good Citizen Program?

Is your pooch the perfect gentleman? Knows all his manners and loves to meet new dogs and people with a calm demeanor? Your dog may already have what to takes to pass the CKC Canine Good Citizen test! What is the Canine Good Citizen program? It was created by the CKC (Canadian Kennel Club) in...

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Breed of the Week: Italian Greyhound

Meet our cute and tiny featured breed this week, the Italian Greyhound! This miniature pooch is super playful and gentle. When they aren’t cuddling up to you on the couch, you can find them bouncing around outside with pure joy!   The Italian Greyhound is the smallest of the sightho...

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Breed of the Week: Gordon Setter

Our super loveable featured breed this week is the calm and graceful Gordon Setter. These gorgeous dogs are part of the setter family (alongside the Irish setter and English setter). They are large, alert dogs ready to take on any task, but also have a silly side!   Black and tan sett...

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Breed of the Week: American Foxhound

The American Foxhound is one of the oldest American Dog Breeds. Although not a suitable apartment dog, this breed is a fantastic hunter as well as a gentle and easy-going cuddler!   The American Foxhound breed was developed in the late 1700’s, but the ancestor breeds (various other ...

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Breed of the Week: German Shepherd- Best in Show!

The results are in! The winner of this year’s Westminster Dog Show is the German Shepherd! It’s no wonder this great breed took home the big title. Let’s take a closer look at what makes the German Shepherd such a stand out breed!   The German Shepherd breed was developed in Ger...

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