Choosing the Right Breed for your Personality

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If you’re a homebody who cherishes your quiet time, you most likely don’t want a talkative breed that requires constant exercise, for example. There are many social breeds that are also playful and energetic. Bringing a dog into the family is no small decision.

Celebrate your dog’s breed with Dogs Incorporated!

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While at BlogPaws we saw an adorable company that offered custom dog breed art prints in a variety of styles and colors. The process is quick and easy, and with over 60 breeds to choose from you are sure to find what you need.

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Labor Pains: Petplan Finds Working Dog Breeds Are More Prone to Injury, Cancer

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Bernards, Portuguese Water Dogs to Rottweilers, working breed dogs are larger … Continue reading → The post Labor Pains: Petplan Finds Working Dog Breeds Are More Prone to Injury, Cancer appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals.

Woodland Park Zoo and its Controversial Elephant Breeding Efforts

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An article in today's Seattle Times about Woodland Park Zoo's attempts over the last 20 years to breed elephants. seattle zoo woodland park zoo captive breeding elephantsVery controversial with organizations such as In Defense of Animals, PETA and the Northwest Animal Rights Network. They say it's cruel. The zoo claims it's to preserve the species.

When Choosing A Pup, Research ‘Breeds’ Results

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Here are some things to consider when comparing different dog breeds: • Do you live in an apartment or a house with a small backyard? If so, make sure to get a breed that plays nice with both. The following is a guest post from Kevin Sloan.

Sea Turtle Breeding Threatened by Oil Spill

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Each day, I'm having a harder and harder time wrapping my mind around the enormity of this disaster and its ecological impacts. Here's an article about the potential impacts on sea turtles, many starting to show up dead or sick.

Primate Breeding Facility Generates Controversy In Puerto Rico Itself

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They've been planning to build a facility to breed research monkeys in Puerto Rico for some time. Good! I come down hard on Puerto Rico, ever since the scandal in which dogs were being thrown off bridges by an animal control company. Plus, the horrible pictures I've seen of strays in Puerto Rico. Plus the fact that I personally know the Latin attitude towards animals. Plus, well, you get this picture.

Puerto Rico Plans Huge Primate Breeding Facility to Supply Researchers

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The proposed primate breeding facility would violate both the letter and the spirit of Puerto Rico’s progressive new law, which strictly limits the use of animals in experimentation. I'm behind on my email and only just read this action alert from the Animal Legal Defense Fund. Another crass attempt at primate slavery for money wrapped in "we put people first" robes." From the ALDF action alert page.

Benicio del Toro Writes Letter Opposing Monkey Breeding Facility in Puerto Rico

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Actor Benicio del Toro has written a letter to the governor of Puerto Rico opposing a new monkey breeding facility. The Puerto Rican actor has penned a letter to the governor of Puerto Rico urging him to halt the construction plans for Bioculture's massive monkey-breeding facility.

Breed Bans are NOT the Answer

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While Pit bulls are incredibly strong and can therefore inflict a dangerous wound if they do attack, they are by no means the only breed that bites. Not that I want to give Golden Retrievers or Springers a bad name - I’m just pointing out that any breed of dog can bite.

In Defense of Animals Decries Another Captive Orca Death

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In Defense of Animals is calling for the the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to create regulations to prohibit captive breeding and phase out the public display of orcas. Tags: Sea World captivity Orcas captive breeding Taima, a 20-year-old orca at Sea World died Sunday while giving birth to her stillborn calf.

ChalkboardDogs! cute chalkboards in dog form!

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With many breeds to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect one for you! The size varies between breeds but on average, ChalkboardDogs! Be sure to visit and see if your favorite breed is available!

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Seattle Considers Ban on Pit Bulls

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Instead of banning the breed, why don't we we crack down on mistreatment of these animals and on unlicensed owners? Tags: pit bull breed ban seattle I am totally opposed to this. It's the humans, not the animals. Stupid people.

Attempt to Recover Sumatran Rhino Species

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A breeding program in Malaysia will attempt to breed a rescued Borneo Sumatran rhino in order to save the endangered species. Tags: captive breeding rhino asia malaysia Tam, whose species is known for its solitary nature, has been resettled in a wildlife reserve in Malaysia's Sabah state, the last preserve of the Borneo Sumatran rhino _ a subspecies of the bristly, snub-nosed Sumatran rhino.

Cat People VS Dog People

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Before bringing home a new pet, owners should research a breed’s energy level and temperament to make sure it matches up with the owners’ lifestyle.”.

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A naked chicken!

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I believe the breed of chicken is called Cochin, but as you can see, he doesn’t have the signature “pants” that his fellow chickens have. We recently went to visit a little farm, and they had a lot of fun chickens. This little guy however, was missing all of his feathers.

Keeping Ducks and Geese as Pets

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Don’t forget that there are a number of different breeds, so it’s worth doing some research on the breeds that are best suited to your requirements. Ducks and geese may not be a particularly unusual sight in the wild, but have you ever thought about keeping them as pets?

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Seizures In Dogs: Could Your Dog Have A Seizure?

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Here are some of the most common causes of/risk factors for seizures in dogs: Breed Susceptibility. Some dog breeds are prone to inherited metabolic disorders that may cause seizures.

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Be the next Pambassador!

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This year’s theme is “PandaQuest” which shifts the focus from panda breeding and rehabilitation in captivity to re-introduction in the wild. Do you love pandas? Would you like a chance to help them in an incredible way? You should enter to be the next Pambassador!

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Russian Tortoise

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One of the most popular breed in tortoise domestication is the Russian tortoise, also go by several other names like – Horsefield tortoise or Steppe tortoise etc.

The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Viewing Party

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For the first time, two new AKC-recognized breeds will make their debut during the broadcast – the Russell Terrier and the Treeing Walker Coonhound. Attention all dog lovers! This Saturday is the 12th edition of the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship!

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Dog bedding for outside dogs

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Thick coats are a must for certain breeds in the winter. Dogs love the great outdoors, don’t they? If there’s one thing that gets most of them wagging their tail in furious excitement, it’s when their owner brings out the lead ready for a walk.

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Five Surprising Benefits of Spaying or Neutering Your Pets

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Even if you plan to breed your dog, spaying her when you are done breeding can completely eliminate her risk of this infection and increase her life expectancy. Keep Your Pet Healthy. There are major benefits of spaying or neutering your pets.

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Top 5 Ways to Pet Proof Your Home

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Make sure any fences are dug deeply enough, particularly for breeds genetically programmed for burrowing. The best way to pet proof your home is to know the tendencies of your animal, individual, or breed.

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Giveaway: Royal Bitch Couture

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The Royal Bitch Couture hang tags also feature different breeds of cute little puppies which are advocates for this important cause. We have a fun giveaway for our stylish dog lovers! Royal Bitch Couture is giving you the chance to win one of 10 tees, just in time for summer!

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Giveaway: Zuke’s Puppy and Tiny Naturals

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Introducing Zuke’s® Puppy Naturals™ & Zuke’s® Tiny Naturals™ for Training New Moist Treat Varieties Designed for Puppies’ Nutritional Needs and Small Breed Dogs! We have a variety pack to giveaway to TWO winners, so be sure to enter below. Zuke’s. The post Giveaway: Zuke’s Puppy and Tiny Naturals appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. dogs giveaways

Siberian Husky Voted Top Dog in Pets-idential Election

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Canine Cabinet Posts Filled by a Melting Pot of Breeds from across the U.S. November 1, 2012, Norwalk CT – National pet services company Best Friends Pet Care has announced the winners of its 2013 Pets-idential Election for Canine in Chief and Canine Cabinet.

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2015 Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge Western Regionals

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The event features amazing athletic dogs from all backgrounds and breeds competing for the title of Purina Pro Plan IDC Champion. This weekend is the 2015 Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge Western Regionals.

And Obama STILL Wants Offshore Oil Driling?

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By the way, this mess is threatening the Breton National Wildlife Refuge at crucial breeding time. What a mess. And it looks like BP has some answering to do.

Mad over Maltese

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So with kids or other bigger dogs around ensure that your Maltese is not stepped upon, sat upon, hit hard or given a good shake by the bigger dogs as any of that can seriously injure this tiny breed. A word of warning- Maltese are probably one of the toughest breeds to train and housebreak.

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Westminster Weekend and a Purina Giveaway! #wkcdogshow

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The Westminster Kennel Club 138 th Annual All Breed Dog Show: Monday, February 10 – airing on CNBC from 8-11 p.m. The annual Westminster Kennel Club dog show starts tonight with the first ever agility championship! It’s going to be amazing.

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Taking Care of your Furry Friends While You’re Away

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This is a particularly good option for working breeds and those with high exercise demands, like sheep dogs and labs. You’ve got your itinerary set, your tickets are booked, your Bermuda shorts are packed, and you’re ready to go. There’s just one thing: where to leave your cat(s) and dog(s)? This is one of the most common questions travelers with pets encounter, and the answer really depends on what both you and your pets are most comfortable with.

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Have You Considered Keeping Goats as Pets?

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If, on the other hand, you opted for females of a dairy breed, these would require milking twice a day whilst they are lactating. Have you considered keeping goats as pets? Cats and dogs are the most popular pets, along with hamsters, rabbits and guinea pigs also being amongst the favourites. Those wanting a more unusual choice may perhaps opt for a snake or tarantula, but these aren’t exactly cuddly or cute choices.

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Enjoy Helping Animals? Consider an Education in Zoology

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Working at zoos as curators where they are responsible for acquiring animals, either through buying them from other zoos or overseeing breeding programs. Today’s guest post is from Amy Silver. Amy is a Public Health student and an animal lover.

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Mark Zuckerberg ‘Likes’ Two New Dogs

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LA-Based Zoom Room CEO and Dog Training Expert Explores the Breeds He Chose. Jaime Van Wye, expert dog trainer, and founder of the Zoom Room, weighs in on the difference between the two breeds. Due to the history of the breed, a Komondor can be a challenge to train.

Spotted: The Pet Set

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The Pet Set (A Rare Breed of Stationary) offers some lovely choices for animal lovers who want to correspond in style! We love the illustrations of the dogs, especially knowing that they are hand painted, then printed on luxurious, textured, white paper. A stationary lovers dream in my book!

10 Reasons Street Dogs Deserve to be Defended

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It’s the result of thousands of years of breeding. No dog is happier to be rescued. I remember the first night after I left the streets. My human kept me in an enclosed porch because, let’s face it, I was crawling with fleas and pretty filthy.

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Nutrition for Dogs: Choosing the Right Food for Your Canine Companion

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Puppy, senior, and large breed dog foods all offer benefits, but not all special formulations are created equally. Feed healthy food to your dog. Nutrition is among the most overlooked areas of responsible pet ownership.

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Quote of the Week

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To encourage cruelty in the name of science can only destroy the finer emotions of affection and sympathy, and breed an unfeeling callousness in the young towards suffering in all living creatures. -- Eleanor Roosevelt. It seems to me of great importance to teach children respect for life. Towards this end, experiments on living animals in classrooms should be stopped.

Ligers in China

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Both species are endangered and it is illegal to cross breed them. Cross-breeding two protected species is completely against nature. A private zoo operator in Taiwan cross-bred lions and tigers, resulting in three "liger" cubs. One died and the other two were seized for sheltering at a research institution. From Focus Taiwan.