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REASONS FOR AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOUR IN DOGS, HOW IT CAN BE CONTOLLED

It is a frightening experience to be around an aggressive dog. It’s even scarier when it’s a dog that is usually subtle and friendly but then suddenly becomes aggressive, growling, lunging, or baring its teeth. In an extreme case, the dog may bite or attack you or a family member. It is entirely different if your dog …

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WHY DIFFERENT BREEDS OF DOGS ARE CONSIDERED THE SAME SPECIES?

Scientists have been distinguishing between species on the basis of how they look, behave or live since recorded history began. However, two famous scientists stand out in terms of how we perceive species differences today: Carl Linnaeus, (18th-century Swedish naturalist) & Charles Darwin. Linnaeus was the first person to formulate a single approach for describing …

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MONGREL DOGS

Mixed-breed dog is a dog that does not belong to one officially recognized breed and is not the result of intentional breeding. Estimates place their numbers at 150 million animals worldwide. Although the term “mixed-breed dog” is preferred by some, as mongrels or mutt. They have no known purebred ancestors. All dogs have unique genetic characteristics that contribute to both their …

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IDENTIFYING THE BEST PUPPY FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY BASED ON YOUR TEMPERAMENTS

Temperaments are a person’s or animal’s nature, especially as it permanently affects their behaviour. . A person’s temperament is formed as an infant and never changes. It simply develops over time. Studies have shown that temperament remains constant and serves as a means to help you determine how you will react to situations. It’s a …

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MOST POPULAR BREEDS

There are ten most popular breeds for dogs in North America according to American Kennel Association. It cuts across all the categories of dogs listen above. Labrador retriever: This medium-sized breed is a favourite of many cynophiles thanks to their family-friendly disposition, trusting nature and high level of intelligence. Their remarkable ability to seek and detect has …

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CATEGORIES OF PUPPIES

There are 7 different categories of dogs. These categories were generated based on their temperaments. The 7 list of categories are: Herding, Sporting, Non-Sporting, Working, Hounds, Terriers, and Toy breeds.  They all have different purposes and based on uses and characteristics, these different groups are used as a way of identifying dogs. Herding Dogs: A Herding …

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