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.

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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.

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Woodland Park Zoo and its Controversial Elephant Breeding Efforts

Critter News

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.

PlexiDor Dog Doors: A “New Breed” of Dog Doors!

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The post PlexiDor Dog Doors: A “New Breed” of Dog Doors! I am blogging on behalf of BlogPaws Pet Blogger Network and Plexidor. I received compensation for my time from Plexidor for sharing my views in this post, but the views expressed here are solely mine.

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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

Critter News

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

Critter News

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

Critter News

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.

Breed Bans are NOT the Answer

Creature Talk

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.

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

Critter News

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.

In Defense of Animals Decries Another Captive Orca Death

Critter News

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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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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.

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And Obama STILL Wants Offshore Oil Driling?

Critter News

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.

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A naked chicken!

4 The Love Of Animals

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.

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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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!

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Hill’s PetFit Challenge

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o Each box contains food and treats for 4-5 weeks (depending on breed and target weight) including: o Daily pre-portioned dry food packets that take out the guess work. The meals are available in two sizes: Small Breed and Medium to Large Breed. for Small Breed sizes and $59.99

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Quote of the Week

Critter News

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.

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Rescue Spotlight: Crest Care

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They do wonderful work finding homes for this special breed. If you aren’t familiar with the breed, most of the “Ugliest Dogs in the World&# have been hairless Chinese Cresteds. Personally I find the breed charming and have always wanted one, but they do have some breed specific problems that can make it harder for them to get placed in forever homes.

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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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Ligers in China

Critter News

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.

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Felt Dogs (aka the cutest book ever).

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The book is packed full of different breeds to delight any dog lover. Felt Dogs is an adorable craft book that teaches you how to make little dogs from felt. The book teaches a technique called needle felting. There is a list of all the tools and supplies that you will need to make cute dogs.

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Sandpiper Species Heading Towards Extinction

Critter News

In 2000, around 1,000 breeding pairs were known, but by 2009, the number had plummeted to just 120-220 pairs, a decline of 88%. During that time, adult survival appeared unchanged and breeding success was reasonable, but the recruitment of young birds back into the adult population was zero in all but one of the years studied. Really sad.

Irish Senator Complains of Animal Welfare "Cabal"

Critter News

The dog breeding legislation, intended to outlaw “puppy-farming”, was prepared by Green Party leader and Minister for the Environment John Gormley. They also want an exemption for hunt kennels which do not breed dogs for commercial purposes. This complaint is the result of proposed legislation to ban puppy mills in Ireland. Legislators are being contacted by people around the world to support the legislation.

Aniweb Roundup 9/26/10

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And lastly, here is an interesting video about breed bias: ‘What is Your Dog Breed Bias? Is your childhood dog your favorite breed? Join our awesome team of dog bloggers in a conversation about your breed bias.’

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4 The Love Of Animals

We love to share other sites who are helping spread the word about dog adoption and responsible pet ownership. is one of those sites, and they just celebrated a huge success! Their Facebook page has reached over 130,000 fans! That’s a whole bunch of dog lovers.

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Are Micro Pigs the Next Stupid Pet Trend?

Critter News

This lady is breeding tiny pet pigs that can live up to 11 years. Great. People are buying them like crazy, which means.eventually people will start dumping them like crazy. And who will suffer? The animal shelters who have to find them homes at the expense of other animals. Thanks lady! And, yes, she plans on making money from these animals by franchising. All for the love of animals right?

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Burning Bunnies in Sweden

Critter News

Many of them are domestic pets released by uncaring owners which then go on to breed. In Sweden, the way they deal with rabbit problems is to shoot them and burn them for fuel. The targeted rabbits are the unwanted inhabitants of capital Stockholm's parks, which are culled to protect the shrubs and trees which they gorge on. Six thousand were killed last year, frozen and their cadavers sent to a special heating plant in Karlskoga, central Sweden.

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Lost Souls: Found!

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Each book is breed specific, sharing stories of those who love the breed and have adopted dogs through rescue. Not only that, but a portion of the book profits are donate to a breed specific rescue group. Lost Souls: Found! is a great series of books about adopted/rescued dogs.

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Busch Gardens Welcomes New Baby Cheetah

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Cheetahs are regulated by the Species Survival Plan (SSP), which tracks a species’ genetic lines in zoos and animal parks around the world and makes recommendations as to where specific animals should be placed for successful breeding opportunities.

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Last Monkey Recaptured by Primate Center

Critter News

These are not subject monkeys, but they are part of the breeding colony. Breeding for what? They are part of the center's breeding colony. I don't know how I feel about this. The last of nine monkeys that escaped from the Oregon National Primate Research Center in Hillsboro was found at 2 p.m. Sunday, officials said. Nine Japanese macaque monkeys got loose Friday after their keeper left the cage unlocked and they figured out how to open the door.

Mountain Gorillas Left Unprotected in Virunga

Critter News

They don't breed in captivity. Of course, there is more war in the Congo. Always, always, war. And the mountain gorillas are once again vulnerable. The rebels have taken over the wildlife rangers' headquarters and the gorillas are unprotected. Unless they flee to the Rwandan side of the forest, they may die. About 200 of the 700 remaining mountain gorillas are in this forest. Once they're gone, they're gone. Why can't we just leave them in peace?

Hamsters Celebrate 70 Years in the US

Critter News

Prior to the 1970s, virtually all were descended from one breeding pair. Interesting article. Prior to the 1930s, hamsters were pretty much in the wild. Now, one million hamsters are kept as pets, an increase of 41 percent since 2001. This includes the two sitting on the shelf in our house!) Sadly, though, some 200,000 hamsters were used for research in the United States in 2000, third behind rats and mice.

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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