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You Don’t Have to be a Dog Owner to Have a Dog Statue

These days, I often fantasize about owning a dog.  Our beloved Chocolate Lab, Max, died a few years ago.  He brought a lot of joy into our lives.  If you do happen to be a dog owner, you know that it doesn’t take long for you to recognize your dog’s personality and idiosyncrasies.  For example, […]

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Great Danes Are Guardians

The Great Dane breed was quite aggressive when it was used for hunting.  Today, most of that nature has been refined over many centuries of breeding.  The result – Great Danes who are highly social and want to please their owners.  But that sweet nature does not prevent Great Danes from being alert home guardians.  […]

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How German Shepherds Moved from the Battlefield to the Big Screen

German Shepherd – K-9 Unit Originals The German Shepherd, as we know them, appeared at the end of the 1900s when a German cavalry officer named Captain Max von Stephanitz crossed a variety of herding dogs to get the ideal sheep herder. He spent the next 35 years promoting the German Shepherd dog breed, calling […]

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How Did the Basset Hound Evolve?

When hunting on foot became popular, rather than on horseback using Bloodhounds, there evolved a need for a short-legged, slow moving dog.   So St. Hubert, the patron saint of the hunt, set out to develop a new strain of hound. His efforts resulted in an unplanned mutation.  However, the genetic deviation, a short-legged, dwarfed hound, moved […]

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The Corgi – Why Being Short is an Asset

The Pembroke Welsh Corgi, or dwarf dog originally bred for cattle herding, is referred to as a heeler, meaning that they would nip at the heels of the larger animals to keep them on the move.  One of the smallest herding dogs, standing between 10 and 12 inches tall and weighing between 23 and 28 pounds, Corgis […]