Dogs 101 – SCHIPPERKE – Top Dog Facts About the SCHIPPERKE
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With a very humble origin, the Schipperke began as the pet of merchants and middle class families who wanted a small guard dog and a rodent hunter. In the XIX century, the breed was so popular in central Belgium that it was recognized as a national dog, but it was not until 1885 that it get real interest in all social classes, after being adopted by Queen Maria Enriqueta. Shortly after, the first Schipperke arrives in America, winning a large number of loyal fans.
Time for some Ruff Trivia:
– The Schipperke was the first breed to participate in one of the first dog shows. Could you guess where and when it was held?
o A: 1987 in California, USA
o B: 1690 in Bruselas
o C: 1875 in Germany
What do you think, give it your best guess in the comments below before we get to the answer! Hang on tight and we’ll get back to this Ruff Trivia Question toward the end of the video.
Even if they’re a very small breed, the Schipperke is a very agile, strong and active guardian dog that can reach up to 13 inches and weigh 12 to 16 pounds. With a unique appearance, this dog is robust and muscular with a black fur, dense and very thick. The nose is black, the eyes are dark brown, small, and almond shaped, standing out for its mischievous, intense and penetrating expression.
Grooming: Despite its bright and shiny black fur, the Schipperke is a type of dog that doesn’t need a very special care; In general, a regular brushing once or twice a week is just enough, It’s also necessary to pay frequent attention to his eyes, teeth, ears, feet and nails.
Temperament: Even if they have an independent and very stubborn personality, the Schipperke is, without a doubt, a brave and loyal friend. Full of energy, this dog is usually very active, affectionate, curious and playful. His hunter soul will always keep him alert and his high sense of protection makes him the best guardian for his human family.
Training: Due to their energy, this type of breeds needs varied and constant activities and teaching exercises. The training should be fair but very firm, always trying to maintain the dog’s attention. The Schipperke likes challenges, and their owners must have, at least, a level of energy and imagination similar to theirs dogs.
Health: Diseases such as hip and knee dysplasia, distiquiasis, cataracts, progressive atrophy of the retina, entropion, epilepsy, Legg-Calve-Perhes disease, are not frequent, but some Schipperke dogs had suffered some of them.
Independent but charming, the Schipperke has a unique personality, full of energy, vitality and, above all, a lot of love for its owners, which is why they have become increasingly popular in many countries around the world.
Find out if the Schipperke would be a good addition to your home. Now you can visit Brooklyn’s Corner.com to take our quiz and find out which dog would be the best match for you.
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Dogs 101 – LABRADOR RETRIEVER – Top Dog Facts About LAB Breeds
Dogs 101 – LABRADOR RETRIEVER
Welcome to Brooklyn’s Corner. Today we’re going to give you some awesome facts about a breed that’s near and dear to my heart because well, if you can’t tell from my profile pick, I’m a chocolate lab!
Labrador Retriever, or just Labrador, is the most popular breed in the US and many other countries. You would be interested to know, though, that the breed is not originally from Labrador, the province in Canada. Nor did it develop there. The earliest description of a variety of dogs that resembled the modern Labrador is from Newfoundland, Canada.
Time for some Ruff Trivia:
This was a variety of working dog called the St John’s water dog, very common in the early 1800s, when some specimens were imported into England by dog breeding buffs there. The St John’s water dog was a medium-sized black dog with close hair, used mainly by the fishermen to retrieve fish, pull boats through icy water and for other tasks that involved swimming.
The English found that the dog also served as an excellent retriever when used in hunting for birds. By 1870, the name Labrador Retriever seems to have become common in England – the name stuck because these dogs had been seen being used in the Labrador Sea. Across the Atlantic in Canada, the water dog gradually became extinct because of a high dog tax to protect sheep and strict quarantine policies in England, which prevented further import. But, the core that had been brought to England originally had been allowed to breed, and through further cross breeding with other retrievers, the modern Labrador breed was established by the 1880s. Thankfully, this interbreeding was stopped by law before some of the key features of the original breed could be lost. Originally, only black Labradors were considered acceptable, and yellow or chocolate ones were culled. This changed gradually, and by the early 1900s, non-black varieties had become popular too. The American Kennel Club recognized the breed in 1917.
The height of an adult Labrador Retriever is generally between 22 and 24 inches. The male’s weight is between 65 and 80 pounds, and the female’s weight between 55 and 70 pounds. It has a muscular body, covered with a short dense coat. The colors seen generally are black, chocolate and various shades of yellow. The coat also has a slightly oily texture and is water-resistant. Another set of features that make it good for water-related tasks are the webbed toes. Its head has a powerful jaw, a medium-length muzzle and slightly pronounced eyebrows.
Grooming: A Labrador is fairly easy to care for. A weekly brush and an occasional bath should keep it clean and tidy. Shedding is generally twice a year, but it can vary across individuals. Its nails tend to grow fast, so regular trimming using clippers to prevent outgrowth or splitting is important. The ears need to be checked regularly or wax deposit and teeth should be brushed regularly.
Environment: The Labrador is a very friendly and outgoing breed, excellent for families – the main reason for its popularity as a pet. It gets along well with other animals, children and even strangers, making it a little unsuitable as a guard dog. It loves to explore, and, because of its trusting nature, is known to get lost easily if allowed to move alone in an unfenced area.
Training: The Labrador is a very intelligent dog, widely used in hunting, tracking, therapy, detection and disabled assistance. Its affinity for water also makes it a very good lifeguard. The dog likes to be active, and can get bored easily if not getting its daily dose of physical and mental exertion. Daily exercise is also important because Labradors tend to be indiscriminate eaters and are prone to obesity. Early leash training is advised to prevent its active nature turning into a chain pulling habit in later years.
Health: The breed’s life expectancy is 10 to 12 years. It is a generally healthy breed with some inherited disorders that can be avoided through checks before bringing a pup home. Some of these are: hip and elbow dysplasia, knee problems, eye problems, myopathy, autoimmune problems and deafness. As mentioned earlier, obesity can be an issue with some Labradors.
An ideal family dog, a Labrador Retriever can easily double up as a companion for the outdoors. Good-natured, intelligent, trusting and active, and easy to care for – there is no reason to doubt why the breed is so widely loved by dog owners across the world.
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Published: 2017-03-09 01:20:46
10 Abnormally Large Dogs In The World
10 Abnormally Large Dogs In The World
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10 Largest Dogs Ever You Won’t Believe Exist
Some breeds of dogs have been around since ancient times. Most dogs are bred for a lot of different things, from protecting livestock, and protecting their owners, to being faithful and loyal companions.
But in order for a dog to be protective, it’s should be bred with the size it needs to be effective. Join us as we take a look at 10 of the largest dogs ever.
1. Hulk, the Pit Bull – The name ‘Hulk’ fits this pit bull dog perfectly because he is a giant 175lbs, and stands on his hind legs almost 5 feet tall. And while he might seem big and scary, his owners say that he is very gentle and is even trusted around their young son.
2. Freddy, the Great Dane – It’s probably no surprise to many that the Great Dane is one of the largest breeds of dog in the world, but Freddy takes the breed to a whole new level of big. He stands 7ft 6 inches on his hind legs, 2 feet taller than his owner, and weighs 200lbs!
3. Zorba, the English Mastiff – This English Mastiff was a legend when it comes to some of the world’s biggest dogs. You may know that when it comes to the combination of weight and height, nothing can beat this breed of canine. Many Mastiffs average up to 190 pounds, but it’s not unusual for these giants to weigh around 225 pounds at full maturity.
4. CH Samson, the Neapolitan Mastiff – This breed of Mastiff, called ‘Mastino Napolitano’ is actually an ancient dog breed, and that might explain the size of this rare dog. CH Samson was one of the largest and heaviest Mastiffs and weighed a whopping 225 pounds at just two and a half years old.
5. Zeus the Great Dane – Zeus, who lived in Otsego, Michigan, was named the world’s tallest dog by the Guinness World Records in 2012. He measured an incredible 44 inches from his feet to the middle of his shoulder blades.
6. Newfoundland – Unlike many larger breeds, the Newfoundland wasn’t bred to be a guard dog. Instead, it was bred to help fishermen. These big, muscular dogs are able to haul nets and lines from boats, pull carts and, most importantly, fetch anything that falls overboard into the water, including people.
7. The Irish Wolfhound – Like the Scottish deerhound, the Irish wolfhound, as its name implies, was bred to chase down wolves. Developed from war hounds into a dog that was used for hunting and guarding, the Irish wolfhound is ancient breed of canine, and may have been brought to Ireland as far back as 7000 B.C.
8. Leonberger – This large breed of dog began as a mix between a Newfoundland and a Saint Bernard. In the mid-1840s, Heinrich Essig of Leonberg, Germany, crossed a Newfoundland with a Saint Bernard for four generations, then added in a Pyrenean Mountain Dog to the mix.
9. Caucasian Shepherd – This big dog was bred to do one thing only, and that is to protect sheep from wolves, and any other predator that dares attack a shepherd’s flock. However, these dogs can and have been used to protect other livestock.
10. The Anatolian Shepherd – This canine was bred to be a shepherd’s companion and livestock guardian. The interesting thing about them is that they were bred for their size and color so that they matched the livestock that they were protecting.
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Published: 2017-11-24 14:28:57
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When you get a dog, your life becomes way more fun. Now you have a best friend, who’s waiting for you to come home every evening and lightens up your mood. No matter the circumstances every dog unconditionally loves his or her owner, but there are quite a few ways you can get your dogs mad without even realizing it.
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Check out the world’s rarest dog breeds ever! From the weirdest and smallest to the most dangerous and biggest dogs, check out this top 10 list of rarest dogs on earth!
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