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bernese

Discovering the Bernese Mountain Dog's Coat

The Bernese mountain dog is blessed with a heavy coat that requires some extra care. If you are planning on adopting a puppy or dog of this breed, it's important knowing more about the characteristics of this dog's coat and what type of care it needs. So let's discover more about the Bernese Mountain dog's coat!

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Discovering Different Types of Setter Dog Breeds

There are different types of setter dog breeds out there and each of them are blessed with their own unique characteristics. There are setters and setters in the dog world! Discover the different types of setters and what sets them apart so that you become a pro in identifying them.

schnauzer

Are Miniature Schnauzers Hyper?

To better understand whether miniature schnauzers are hyper it helps to take a closer look into this breed's history and purpose. Of course, as with all dogs, no general rules are written in stone when it come to temperament. You may find some specimens who are more energetic and others who are more on the mellow side.

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Discovering the Chesapeake Bay Retriever's Coat

The Chesapeake Bay retriever's coat is quite unique in many ways. To better understand why this breed was blessed with such unique coat amenities, it helps to firstly take a look at what this breed was selectively bred for. Turns out, the coat complements this breed's honorable work in the icy waters of the Chesapeake Bay.

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Why Do Spaniels Chase Birds?

Many spaniels chase birds, and they sure seem to chase birds with a passion. What's up with these dogs? In order to better understand this behavior, it helps to take a look back into this breed's history and its primary reason for being selectively bred. Discover what made spaniels the special dogs they are, and most importantly, what tasks they were bred to carry out.

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Why Do Corgis Bark So Much?

Corgis bark so much for the simple reason that they were selectively bred to use their barking back in time when they made wonderful all-around farm dogs. Corgis are therefore very vocal companions using their barks to communicate a variety of emotions. Forearmed is forewarned goes the saying, so any time you are interesting in opening your heart and home to a specific dog breed, it helps to conduct some research so to have a general idea on what to expect.

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Why Do Border Collies Bite Children?

Border collies bite children often due to driving instincts that were deeply inculcating in this dog after years of selective breeding. In order to understand this behavior, it helps to take a glimpse back into this breed's history as a herder of sheep in the Anglo-Scottish border.

labrador

Science Explains Why Some Dog Breeds Have Floppy Ears

Some dog breeds have floppy ears for the simple fact that they were selectively bred to be that way. Dogs are one of the most varied species of mammals on the face of earth. Indeed, dogs have been selectively bred to be so tiny to fit into purses and so large to almost compete with a pony. Floppy ears are just another trait that has been passed down from one generation to another in certain dog breeds.

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Why Do Dog Ears Get Cropped?

Dog ears get cropped mostly because it's a tradition that has been passed down for centuries. Many breed standards for specific breeds require dog ears to be cropped. In some dog breeds having cropped ears is so important that uncropped ears are strongly frowned upon and even means for disqualification in the show ring.

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Why Does My Border Collie Hate Other Dogs?

If your border collie hates other dogs, rest assured you are not alone. Many border collie owners deal with this issue and often have a hard time walking their dogs in areas frequented by other dogs. Fortunately, there are several effective methods to use in order to work on this issue.

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Why Do Border Collies Nip or Bite?

Border collies nip or bite simply because they have a mouth adorned with pearly white teeth. That's the obvious answer to this question, but of course this answer won't satiate the curiosity of those folks trying to understand why dogs do all the curious things they do. Border collies actually nip or bite for a variety of reasons. Let's take a look at some along with some tips on how to deal with border collie biting.

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Why Do Border Collies Herd?

Border collies herd for the simple fact that they were selectively bred to be herding dogs. By taking a closer glimpse into this intriguing dog's past, it is possible to deduce why these dogs engage in certain behaviors. Channeling a border collie's instincts, rather than trying to suppress them, is the optimal way to deal with them.

Why do Rhodesian Ridgebacks Have Ridges

Why do Rhodesian Ridgebacks Have Ridges?

It's this breed's most known feature: a line of hair running on their backs in the opposite direction from the rest of the coat. Is it a scar? Is it an oddity? Discover what causes that ridge and how it impacts the dog.

greyhound

Why Do Greyhounds Wear Muzzles When They Race?

Many greyhounds wear muzzles when they race. If you ever attended a greyhound race or saw a picture of these sprinting dogs racing, you may have wondered why they're wearing muzzles in the first place. Let's discover why.

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Why Do Dogs Have Webbed Feet?

Dogs have webbed feet for a similar reason as to why we have some slight webbing between one finger and another. However, in the dog world, there is webbing and webbing. Some dogs apparently have much more webbing than other, and interestingly these dogs have a history of being selectively bred for working in the water.