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Dog Breeds

Your dog is a specific breed and that breed has certain expectations. Very few dogs were bred to sit around the living room and play with a rubber ball. They are workers hunting, herding and running. As animals, it is their duty to work for food and water. And as dogs, they need the social interaction that was bred into them.

 

You will need to be just as strict with a toy dog as you would with a pitbull or Rottweiler. They need to be shown that their bad behavior cannot be allowed. Biting, barking or destroying items are the same negative behaviors performed by big dogs.

 

The breed of your dog is important in determining how they might act. The breed does not make the dog. In some cases, the physical abilities and appearance of a breed can harm them more than anything. As is the case with pitbulls or Rottweilers. They have a reputation for being vicious, but are generally only vicious when their owners train them to be. Or neglect them. In reality, they can be some of the sweetest, best-trained dogs. Remember, when thinking about the breed of your dog, it has an effect on how they might act. But it should never be an excuse for behaviors. Any dog can be a good dog, regardless of natural energy levels or aggressiveness.

 

So, you will need to ensure you have the time and energy to keep up with the breed you brought home. There are multiple different kinds of breeds, each with its own expectations. Here is a list of our of breeds.

 

 

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever

Did you know that Labrador Retrievers have been the most popular pet dog in the United States since 1991? Their pleasant and happy attitudes, plus their love of handwork make them a truly unique pup. Labs have always been working dogs, and today they are prime candidates for jobs such as search and rescue dogs. […]

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Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever is currently one of the most desired dog breeds in the United States. Their high demand stems from their happy and easy going nature, and renowned loyalty and easiness to train. Originally Golden Retrievers were bred to help humans hunt game, and they continue to enjoy hard work. This makes them great […]

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Beagle

Beagle

Beagles are incredibly social hounds that love to play and track down smells. They are extremely charismatic, and are sure to charm anyone that came across. Their interest in making new friends is exceeded only by their interest in tracking down exciting new scents. Beagles are friendly and lovable, but are also part hound. Which […]

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German Shepherd Dog

German Shepherd Dog

While German Shepherds are most widely known as guard dogs, there is much more to them than meets the eye. This type of dog may appear to be stand-offish and uninterested, but this is the part of what makes him a great guard dog. After you gain a German Shepherd’s trust, he is extremely loyal […]

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Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherds, or Aussies, are beautiful loyal, and protective. As their name implies they were originally bred to herd animals, and many continue to do this. They love to work, and are happiest when they have a job to do. If you decide to get an Aussie and do not plan on having him do […]

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