Dog Breeds

Dog Breeds From Around the World When it comes to pedigree or purebred breeds of dog there are literally hundreds to choose from. Dog breeds are generally characterized by the category of dog, such as sporting dogs (gun dogs), non-sporting dogs, working dogs, herding dogs, retrievers, hounds, scent hounds, sight hounds, toy dogs, terrier dogs, big dogs, small dogs, miniature dogs and even more rare breeds of dog! The American Kennel Club – AKC, recognizes over 150 types of dog…

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Best Breed of dog

Choosing The Best Breed of Dog for Your Family   Thinking of getting a new dog? Have you considered what are the best dog breeds suited to your home and family? When it coming to choosing your new dog breed it’s a personal choice however certain breeds of dog lend themselves to certain family situations than others. An active family will prefer and active dog that can participate in all the family fun. There’s no point in getting an active…

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Police Dogs

German Shepherd Service Police Dog Dogs have been used in law-enforcement for hundreds of years, the earliest records date back to between the 5th and fifteenth centuries. Bloodhounds were used for tracking outlaws in England. During the reign of Henry I a constable was placed in charge of the Royal Palaces stables, kennels and mews. In Scotland, Bloodhounds were known as Slough Dogs or detective dogs, the word “Sleuth” derived from this. However it wasn’t until the early 1900’s that…

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German Shepherds

Common Law and German Shepherds All dogs are subject to the common law of the land where you reside and it is up to the owners of large breed dogs, such as German Shepherds to know and to obey local laws. Large breed dogs, especially German Shepherds are becoming more and more popular as pets in people’s homes for different reasons. With the increase in crime and home invasions many people are turning to large breed dogs as a form…

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German Shepherd Dog Breed Standard

AKC Standards  For The German Shepherd Dog Breed The German Shepherd dog is currently the second most popular breed of dog in America according to the AKC. The most popular breed is the Labrador retriever which has help number one place for the past 24 years. The GSD as it is commonly referred to, definitely resembles its ancestor, the wolf, sharing many of the same characteristics, including looks. Originally this dog was bred for its superb herding skills so it…

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German shepherd dog

German Shepherd Adoption From SPCA  or Animal Shelter Adopting a German shepherd from an animal shelter can be a bit like buying a used car, there is no way of telling what you are going to get. First we need to understand that just because a shepherd is in a shelter, doesn’t necessarily mean he is a bad dog. Quite the contrary a lot of dogs end up in animal shelters purely because the family’s circumstances changed and they were…

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