February 21, 2019

Jack Russell Terrier At a glance

Consider the personality traits of the Jack Russell terrier as this breed is not for everyone. The energetic Jack Russell needs lots of exercise, is vocal and because of its hunting instinct, has the urge to explore, resulting in a tendency to wander.Jack Russell Terrier At a glance Training cannot eliminate the hunting instinct from the Jack Russell. This dog instinctively sees the family cat or hamster as prey. Size: Weight Range: Male: 7-12 kg.Female: 7-12 kg. Height at Withers: Male: 20-30 cm Female: 20-30 cm Expectations: Energy Level: Very energeticLongevity Range: 13-15 yrs.Tendency to Drool: LowTendency to Snore: LowTendency to Bark: HighTendency to […]
February 21, 2019

10 Energetic Facts About the Jack Russell Terrier

It’s hard to keep up with this bold, lively dog. Learn more about the lovable terrier that charmed its way onto television and into our hearts.  1. There are a lot of variations.  The Jack Russell terrier, Parson Russell terrier, and Russell terrier are actually three different breeds, despite sharing a common ancestry. These dogs were bred to hunt foxes and needed to be ferociously fierce and confident. The terrier’s job was to drive the prey out of its burrow for the hunters to catch. As a result, the dog is lean and small but packed with courage.  The Jack Russell […]
February 21, 2019

How to Care for an Older Jack Russell Terrier

There inevitably comes a time in life when your dog won’t be as perky, energetic, patient, and healthy as it used to be. These are all perfectly normal signs of aging and as your dog gets older you must consider making some extra effort to make sure that your beloved companion is happy and healthy. Jack Russell Terrier’s life expectancy is about 15 years but, just like humans, not all dogs age the same way. Some won’t show signs of aging at all, while some start aging sooner than you would expect. They are individual and unique in their own […]
January 24, 2019

The History and Origin of the German Shepherd Dog

Dog (Canis lupus familiaris) Other names for the German Shepherd Dog Alsatian Berger Allemand Deutscher Schäferhund GSD Schäferhund Traits Weight Male 35–43 kilograms (77–95 lb) Female 25–33 kilograms (55–73 lb) Height Male 60–65 centimetres (24–26 in) Female 55–60 centimetres (22–24 in) Coat See Description section below Colour Most commonly tan with black saddle Litter size 5–10 Life span 9-13 years  The German Shepherd Dog is a breed of large-sized dog that originated in Germany in 1899. As part of the Herding Group, German Shepherds are working dogs developed originally for herding and guarding sheep. Because of their strength, intelligence and abilities in obedience training they are often employed in police and […]
January 24, 2019

10 Best German Shepherd Puppy Training Tips

The top 10 German Shepherd puppy training tips are here to help you raise a smart, confident and friendly canine friend. To train a German Shepherd puppy dog you must be consistent, kind and clear. German Shepherd dog puppies are divinely cute and for a reason! Just like babies are cute, puppies will win your heart even after destroying your favorite pair of shoes or that expensive carpet! Don’t let me alarm you though… Positive training methods are the most practical and efficient to use. Making sure you use them will start you on the right side of training and […]
January 24, 2019

10 Astonishing Facts About German Shepherds

We know a lot of our readers are proud German Shepherd owners, and the rest of us admire this popular breed immensely. If you own a German Shepherd, are thinking about getting one or just want to marvel at one of the most popular dog breeds in the world, these 13 facts will blow your mind… 1. OUT OF 100 POPULAR DOG BREEDS, STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT GERMAN SHEPHERDS ARE THE 3RD MOST INTELLIGENT 2. THEY ARE HUGELY POPULAR. IN FACT, THE 2ND MOST POPULAR IN THE USA BEHIND ONLY THE LABRADOR! 3. THEY ARE INCREDIBLY SMART AND LEARN SIMPLE TASKS AFTER ONLY FIVE REPETITIONS. […]
November 19, 2018

Looking after your pets during thunderstorms

You and I are capable of understanding that thunderstorm noise is temporary and unlikely to be harmful, but pets often become terrified and disoriented. Here’s how to prepare your pet for thunderstorms, and keep them calm … Preparing your pet for thunderstorms If possible keep pets indoors when thunderstorms are expected, preferably with human companionship Close all windows, curtains and doors where possible to block out flashing lightning and sounds. Provide toys, treats and other distractions to keep pets occupied. A frozen treat like a chicken stock popsicle is advised. Try to stay home with your pet if thunderstorms are […]
November 19, 2018

How to keep your doggies cool on a Hot Day

The Importance of Preventing Heat Problems in Dogs Keeping a dog cool when the temperature soars is very important in order to prevent some unpleasant and even dangerous conditions. On hot days, dogs may not be able to pant fast enough to cool themselves down. Dogs don’t have sweat glands, except in small areas such as on the pads of their paws. They cool down mainly by panting, which releases evaporated water from their lungs and mouth, and by radiating heat from dilated blood vessels in their ears. If dogs overheat on a hot summer day they are at risk […]

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