Borzois were created to hunt wolves, fox and hare on the open plains of Russia. Previously known as the Russian Wolfhound in the United States, Borzoi are sight hounds, meaning they hunt by sight instead of by scent. Russian hunts frequently included 100 or more Borzoi at a time. Their hunting instincts require that [...]
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Border Collies have been a recognized breed for more than 100 years. Historically they have always been working dogs and this trait remains unchanged today. As part of the herding classification of working breeds, Border Collies will herd nearly anything that moves including people and objects that it encounters. For this reason, families with [...]
Bedlington Terriers are known for their lamb like appearance. Often dark coated as a puppy, their wool like fur fades with age. Grooming maintenance is high and requires the experience of a professional groomer to keep their coat trimmed and healthy. Known for their gentle temperament and big hearts, Bedlingtons are family friendly dogs. [...]
A sophisticated hunting dog native to Africa, the Basenji is agile and muscular. Commonly considered the “barkless dog”, a Basenji is not incapable of making noise as they will often make a yodeling sound when they become excited. Coloring varies from chestnut to black or brindle; however all have white feet, chest and tip [...]
The Alaskan Malamute is a Nordic sled dog which descended from the Arctic Wolf. They were actually names after the Mahlemuits which were an Alaskan Inuit Tribe who bred and cared for these dogs. The Alaskan Malamutes were used 2,000 to 3,000 years ago by these people as their only form of transportation. These [...]
The German translation for this breed is Monkey-Terrier and derives from the monkey like behavior and facial features of the Affenpinscher. Serving as ratters and companions, Affenpinschers are small, fearless dogs. They tend to be mischievous and fun-loving in personality; however quite demeanor quickly fades when threatened or attached no matter the aggressor. Children [...]
Does your four legged friend need a change of pace? Are they tired of lying around the house all day, getting into the trash or destroying your favorite couch? You could hire a pet sitter to come by to let them outside to play, OR you could take them to Doggy Day Care? Dogs [...]
Dog agility is not only a fun past time for you and your pet; it is also a great way to burn off excess energy! Agility allows a high energy dog to not only get physical exercise but mental as well. It is a great outlet for your pet’s natural instincts. Agility has been [...]
Start your pet early in life with a tooth brush! Will make both of you much happier later….
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