What dog are you!

We humans all have different characteristics and personalities, but some people may not realize that dogs do as well! Have you ever wondered what kind of dog you would be, if you grew four paws and a tail? Perhaps a happy-go-lucky, fearless athlete like a Labrador Retriever? Or maybe a sensitive introvert like an Italian Greyhound? Let’s take a fun look at what type of dog breed best matches your own unique personality.

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Getting a Tibetan Mastiff? Here's What You Need to Know

These massive dogs with their heavy coats and bushy tails are a giant, majestic breed of dogs. Weighing 80 to 150 pounds or more, they are calm and aloof guardians. They can be black, brown and blue/grey with or without tan markings and shades of gold. They are highly intelligent and independent in nature. Anyone hoping to own a Tibetan Mastiff has their work cut out for them.

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Your Labrador Retriever's health

You've welcomed your newest family member into your house, you've acquired all the necessary items, like a dog bed, leash and collar, gotten him a physical exam and shots and begun dog training classes. All is going well and there's no reason to think about trouble, right? Wrong.

The vast majority of cats and dogs will require more than just preventative medical attention at some stage in their lifetime. It might be something comparatively unimportant, like an allergy or a broken bone, or it could be major, like a car accident or cancer. It could crop up while your dog is young and seemingly hale and hearty, or it might come as he gets older. Your beloved canine might see the doctor only a few times over the years, or she could be one of those that your vet recognizes on sight.

The trouble with this, of course, is the uncertainty. If you knew that your Labrador would experience the typical amount of medical problems, you could find out what the average lifetime vet bill is for a Labrador Retriever, and put cash aside every month to cover the costs.

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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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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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Welsh Terriers - Facing a struggle

Initially, Welsh terriers were bred for hunting rabbits, foxes and badgers, but public opinion and the decline in the lust for blood in general have gone against blood sports and so this native breed of Wales has become a show dog and a pet. Breeders attempt to outdo each other by breeding the Welsh terrier to have a denser wiry coat and deeper colouration. The Welsh terrier is also a popular pet because it is one of the most easy-going terriers.

The Welsh terrier is a fun loving dog. It just loves to run, chase and play, which makes it a smashing companion and a perfect pet. Welsh terriers require lots of exercise, so be prepared for plenty of walks, if you make your mind up to get one.

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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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