Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Yorkshire Terrier dogs

Yorkshire Terrier dogs by Clemens

Yorkshire Terriers are going to need to see a vet at least once a year. Most dogs visit more than once a year. Yorkshire Terrier rescues often get older puppies because that's when the reality of caring for the puppy sets in. May people who buy them sadly haven't a clue about what Yorkshire Terrier puppy care is all about. Yorkshire Terrier is a hypoallergenic dog and isn´t good for children with allergy. The breed is known for its long hair coat that does not shed and do not have odors like short hair dogs. Yorkshire Terrier puppies are not going to grow taller than six to seven inches even when they become adults and another noticeable attribute is their long as well as fine and silky coat. In addition, the Yorkie puppy is not going to hang about the house, because he is an active breed though he only has an average rate of learning. Yorkshire Terrier haircuts are recommended, as this will make regular upkeep much easier. Fewer knots and less matting will make daily brushing and regular bathing less time consuming. Yorkshire Terrier grooming, along with exercise and temperament, are all characteristics that any prospective dog owner must take into consideration before buying a dog. Proper grooming has much more impact than on just the physical look of our dog, as keeping your dog looking great is going to keep their confidence up and make them more sociable as well.

Rottweiler dogs

Rottweiler dogs by Clemens

Rottweilers are themselves a result of crossbreeding back in the days of the Roman Empire and were thought to have originated in Italy. Rottweilers are also often purposefully crossed with Doberman Pinschers, which are close to Rottweilers in temperament, looks and needs. The result is called a Rotterman (I guess that's better than Pinscherweiler). Rottweilers were bred to run about all day, protecting his master's farm and property. They were also bred to look very intimidating, but to be gentle with the people he is charged to protect. Rottweiler dogs go crazy when left all by themselves, such as when they are chained in someone´s back yard as a cheap security system. If they do not get proper exercise, they will find ways of burning up their considerable energy, including destroying your home. Rottweilers began to be used by the military in World War I and II as police and guard dogs. Unfortunately, many also were trained to be hostile and aggressive to dogs and people. Any large dog needs a healthy diet and regular exercise to help curb the energy.

Pit bull dogs

Pit bull dogs by Clemens

Pit bulls can often dig out of a pet fencing area if the dogs are kept outside. Owners need to be aware of how extensively their pit bulls will dig. Pit Bulls serve as narcotic and bomb sniffing dogs. The number one biting dog is not a pit bull but a german shepherd. Pit Bulls have large neck and shoulder muscles (the dog equivalent of the weightlifter or quarterback), so it´s not their locking jaw that makes their bite so strong it´s their huge bulky muscles. Pit bulls far outnumber any other kind of purebred dog in almost every shelter in this country. This is because of a combination of pit bull breeder irresponsibility and pit bull owner irresponsibility. Pit bulls that do show truly aggressive behavior towards humans are not typical of the breed and in some cases, should be humanely euthanized. Pit Bulls have a tendency to be dog-aggressive, so socializing them at a young age is a must, so no one will growled of them and no one will try to bite a person.

Mastiff dogs

Mastiff dogs by Clemens

Mastiffs will do OK outside, but home is best suited for them. They are very sociable and cannot bear loneliness. Mastiffs can suffer from dry skin, so I recommend a dandruff or tar-based shampoo. Mastiffs get these due to their sheer size and that they use their knees and elbows to raise themselves off the ground. Mastiff's are great dogs and wonderful family companions. They are loyal, lovable, and naturally protective. Mastiff availability is low there, as well as in the US. Yet, clubs and other Mastiff organizations are doing their best to educate the public about these remarkable dogs and stimulate their distribution. Breeders are very proud of the dogs they breed. Mastiff can mean you may even have to consider bigger personal transport if you and the family do a lot of travelling. Consider whether you are prepared to spend the money not only to purchase your Mastiff, but also to house it properly, support it and keep it healthy into its old age. When dogs are judged equal in type, proportion and movement, the more substantial dog, in terms of substance and bone, not merely height, is to be given preference.

Maltese dogs

Maltese dogs by Clemens

Care should be taken with Maltese and very young children. Since Maltese are small, they could be injured with rough handling. Care must be taken not to have this dog around kids playing roughly, because it is a fragile and gentle creature, it can get hurt easily. The Maltese coat requires daily brushing and combing to prevent matting. The coat is extremely soft and silky, so gentle care is highly recommended as the hair breaks easily. Bathe regularly, ensuring that the coat is dried thoroughly and the dog is kept warm. They may be intelligent, but they are one of the most difficult to train. Training sessions will only strengthen your bond with your puppy. It will make his life and yours much happier.

Gordon Setter dogs

Gordon Setter dogs by Clemens

Gordon Setters are very loyal and affectionate with their families, and make great family pets. They get along very well with children, but smaller children should be watched, not because the dog can't be trusted, but more because the dogs are so playful and puppy-like that they may unintentionally push the child down. Gordon Setter males measure 24 to 27 inches at the shoulder and weigh up to 80 pounds. Females are smaller, measuring 23 to 26 inches at the shoulder. Gordon setters have tan on their feet and lower legs, vents, and muzzles, and two distinctive tan spots on their chests. With a well-defined sense of smell, intelligence and keen ability to track the Gordon setter is a worthy companion for any small game hunter. Gordon Setters need training from an early age. Gordon Setters are protective of their family and children but are not aggressive unless they, or someone they love is being threatened. Gordon Setters love a good long run, however, daily walks will suffice.

Golden Retriever Dogs

Golden Retriever Dogs by Clemens

Golden Retrievers reach their full height around one year of age and full weight around age two, though many owners comment that their dogs retain their puppyish nature for life. This is a large breed very similar in appearance to the yellow Labrador Retriever, especially when young. Golden Retrievers are among the most popular family pets in the United States. They were originally bred as hunting dogs, but quickly gained a reputation for being a great family dog because of their gentle and easy going temperament. Golden retriever dogs have a lot of energy. This is probably what makes them such good guide dogs. Golden Retrievers are fairly easy dogs to maintain, but they need to shed a great deal of coat during the spring or other times. Consequently, they need to be faithfully brushed. A bad side is that Golden Retrievers may also be born with eye defects and/or develop hip dysplasia. Hip dysplasia refers to hip joints that aren't formed properly and this condition is fairly common in many larger dog breeds. Golden retriever muscular dystrophy (GRMD), the canine model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), is caused by a splice site mutation in the dystrophin gene. This mutation predicts a premature termination codon in exon 8 and a peptide that is 5% the size of normal dystrophin.