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Labrador Retriever description, history and temperament

>Description: The Labrador Retriever is a sturdily built, medium to large sized dog used primarily for hunting and as a companion.

The St. John's Water Dog was used by fishermen on the island to help bring in their nets. The St. John's Water Dog was taken to England in the 1800s, but it was not until later that the Labrador breed began to emerge on its own.

A top weight for the dog would be 80 pounds, and 70 pounds for the female. The Labrador coat can be yellow, chocolate, or black, and the colors must be solid. A touch of white on the chest is permitted.

The male dog should be between 22 " to 24 " at the withers, with the female an inch less in both measurements. A top weight for the dog would be 80 pounds, and 70 pounds for the female. The Labrador coat can be yellow, chocolate, or black, and the colors must be solid. A touch of white on the chest is permitted. 

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Scott Lipe

Golden Retriever dog breed history, personality and measurements

Description: The Golden Retriever is a sturdy, muscular, athletic dog developed originally for use in hunting. The dog must be between 22 and 24 inches at the withers and weighs 65-75 pounds.

Height of the dog should be 20-22 cm and weighs 55-65 pounds. Coat golden retriever can be wavy or straight, medium length. The undercoat, and because the jacket is waterproof. Coat color varies from shades of beige, very light to dark.

History: Lord Tweedmouth is primarily responsible for developing the Golden Retriever breed. He wanted to breed dogs that would be capable of hunting in the rugged Scottish countryside. As the weather in Scotland is often inclement, he wanted a dog that would not be hampered by extreme conditions.

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Molly

Dog Beer!

Our friends at PetPalsDirect sent us the following story:Dog Beer They say a dog is a man’s best friend, why not share a...
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Luke Blaise

Dog tail positions and what they mean

Why do dogs wag their tail, and what does it mean? This is a very common question that many pet owners ask themselves.

While many people may think they know the answer, generally the answers are usually not that clear. So here are four positions that you'll likely find your dog's tail in, and what it likely means.

Dog behavior is a lot more complex then what we think. And while we may think that we know all the answers, odds are we know very little about what each tail position means

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Luke Blaise

Why mixed breed dogs are superior to purebred dogs

Mixed breed dogs share genetic characteristics with two or more different breeds. For most of these dogs their genetic background is unknown and they often tend to be called by many different names. Just a few these names include random bred dog, mongrel, and bitzer.

Even though a mixed breed dogs have several advantages over purebreds, most people still seem to prefer purebreds. However, one of the advantages of mixed breed dogs is that they tend to show a higher intelligence on average than most purebreds.

Also, it has been shown that these dogs on average are healthier and live much longer than purebred dogs. This is due to something called hybrid vigor which happens when you mix two or more breeds together. Purebred dogs often carry genetic problems with them and these are often passed on to the next generation.

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Breed specific dog collars

Dog collars can be customized to fit your specific style or need. One fun way to show off your dog is to invest in a breed specific dog collar. Breed specific dog collars can bring a lot of attention to the owners as well, which can especially be nice for dog breeders or owners during dog shows.

Breed specific dog collars are a good choice for dog breeders. Dog designs showcase specific dog breeds, which advertises the dog breeding business easily on a collar. What cuter way to show off your business of breeding dachshund dogs than showing off other cute dachshunds on their dog collar?

There are a lot of different breed specific dog collar choices out there. Most breed specific dog collars use a ribbon that has the dog breed printed on. Printed dog collars usually work best when printed on cotton ribbon because of its durability and machine washable ability.

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