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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.