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  • How to be Popular with Dogs

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Wednesday February 25th, 2015 at 09:29 AM

    Dogs are truly mans best friend. They greet us each day with wagging tails and slobbery tongues, hoping for a walk or game of fetch. They love snuggling up on the sofa and they may even bring your shoes over when they want to go outside. Dogs are loving and affectionate creatures, so it is important that we reciprocate. Thankfully, dogs arent like humans in the sense that they hold grudges or talk behind your back; making dogs happy is actually quite simple. Here are some ways you can boost...

  • DIY Organic Dog Treat Recipes

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Saturday February 7th, 2015 at 11:03 AM

    We all love our dogs and we love giving them treats when they do something good. But we may not know whats in those store bought treats and if it is good or bad. It doesnt help when there are recalls for dog foods and treats as well, that end up worrying dog owners more than anything. So when you want to give your dog a special treat, what do you do? Well, here are two do-it-yourself gourmet dog treat recipes that you can easily make at home:

    Natural Greenies Treats Greenies is a brand of...

  • Popular Dog Breeds: Rottweilers

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Tuesday February 3rd, 2015 at 07:00 AM

    The powerful Rottweiler makes a devoted companion but he is also renowned as a police dog, herder, service dog, therapy dog, and an excellent obedience dog. While these muscular, protective dogs can strike fear in the hearts of intruders, they are often clownish and fun-loving at home with their families.

    History

    The Rottweiler has a long and distinguished history. Their ancestors were the drovers dogs that were used to herd the cattle and other herds the Romans brought with them into Europe...

  • Popular Dog Breeds: German Shepherd Dogs

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Thursday January 29th, 2015 at 09:56 AM

    Noble. Loyal. Courageous. German Shepherds (officially known as the German Shepherd Dog by the AKC) are all of these things and more. Theyve been one of the most popular dogs in the United States almost since they were developed, a little over 100 years ago.

    History

    The German Shepherd Dog is another rather young breed. They were intentionally created by Captain Max von Stephanitz and others who shared his vision around 1899 in Germany. The breed is derived from old breeds of herding and farm...

  • Getting A Dog From A Breeder

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Friday December 26th, 2014 at 09:59 AM

    If you are thinking of getting a dog from a breeder you will find that it is quite different from adopting a dog in most ways. Purebred dogs are intentionally bred for specific reasons. Each breed originally had a purpose, even if the dogs are no longer used for that purpose today. Breeders and breed clubs keep extensive information about their dogs, the history of the breed, and their health. If you are planning to get a purebred dog you should ask the right questions about the puppy or dog...

  • Popular Dog Breeds: Shih Tzus

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Monday December 22nd, 2014 at 07:56 AM

    The Shih Tzu originated in China where it was cherished by members of the royal family for over 1000 years. Always a house pet and companion, these compact dogs have a beautiful flowing double coat. They are one of the most popular breeds of dog in the United States today.

    History The Shih Tzu is an old breed, developed in China more than 1000 years ago. It seems likely that they were originally a cross between the Lhasa Apso (or the Tibetan mountain dog) and the Pekingese, two very ancient...

  • Popular Dog Breeds: Boston Terriers

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Monday December 15th, 2014 at 09:05 AM

    The dapper Boston Terrier is one of the few breeds that was entirely developed in the United States. He is a true All-American. Gentle, lively, and highly intelligent, the Boston Terrier makes a wonderful companion. He is particularly well-suited to apartment life and being a house pet.

    History

    Although they may not look like it today, the Boston Terrier was originally developed to be a fighting dog. Bostons were originally bred in the stables of Boston, Massachusetts after the Civil War....

  • Popular Dog Breeds: Australian Shepherds

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Monday December 8th, 2014 at 03:03 PM

    Despite their name, the Australian Shepherd probably originated in the Pyrenees Mountains between Spain and France and then they were brought to Australia and then to America by Basque Shepherds in the 1800s. The breed is known for being intelligent and versatile as well as very energetic.

    History

    The Australian Shepherd is something of a world traveler. Despite their name, the breed as its known today was developed in the United States, though it originated in Europe. There are a number of...

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