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    David
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  • Herding breeds: Border Collie

    Herding breeds: Border Collie


    Origin One of the earliest tales of this breed is from 943 A.D. when Hywel Dda tells of a black sheepdog taking the sheep out to the field in the morning and returning with them in the evening. The name "Border" Collie originally comes from the sheepdog's home in the border countries of Scotland and England. The original Border Collies were rough on the livestock and difficult to control. The breed needed tempering, and it received it in the form of a cross when Adam Tefler set about t...
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  • Herding breeds: Belgian Malinois

    Herding breeds: Belgian Malinois

    Origin: When the first breed survey was held in 1891 in Belgium, it was found that the Malinois was uniform in type across the region. The towns of Oosterhout in Holland and Malines showed a large population of the short-coated variety. It is from the town of Malines that the Malinois received its name. General description Height: 22-26 inches Weight: 55-80 pounds Color: The basic coloring is a rich fawn to mahogany, with black tips on the hairs giving an overlay appearance. The mask and ears are b...
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  • David
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  • Teach Your Dog to Go Potty on Command

    Teach Your Dog to Go Potty on Command

    Teach Your Dog to Go Potty on Command
    By Steve Dale for The Dog Daily
    Imagine this. Your dog goes potty on your command. I mean, your dog does his business instantly-the moment you ask him to. This might be the most useful thing you can teach your dog. If you happen to live someplace where the winters are really cold (like I do), think about days like this: It's 10 below, the wind slams you in the face so hard it feels like you're being pounded by a polar bear, the snow is...
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  • David
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  • Herding breeds: Australian Cattle Dog

    Herding breeds: Australian Cattle Dog


    Origin:
    Australian Cattle Dog photo The Australian Cattle Dog (ACD) was originally bred in the mid-19th century to work cattle in the rough inland terrain of Australia. Today this sturdy, alert and watchful dog is a valuable asset to farmers and ranchers around the world. The Australian Cattle Dog is also referred to as the Blue Heeler, Queensland Heeler, Queensland Blue Heeler, and was originally known as the Australian Heeler.

    General description: Height: 17-20...
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  • David
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  • Herding breeds: Bearded Collie

    Herding breeds: Bearded Collie


    Origin:
    The Bearded Collie, affectionately called the Beardie, was developed in Scotland as a herding dog. It was developed as an independent worker, able to make decisions concerning the welfare and safety of its charges without depending on the shepherd who might be miles away. It is also one of England's oldest breeds. The Bearded Collie is also known as the Highland Collie or the Mountain Collie.

    General description: Height: 20-22 inches Weight: 40-60 pound...
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  • David
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  • Herding breeds: Australian Shepherd

    Herding breeds: Australian Shepherd

    Australian Shepherd photo The Australian Shepherd probably originated in the Basque region of the Pyrenees, mountains between Spain and France, but was dubbed the Australian Shepherd because of its association with Basque shepherds who came into the United States from Australia in the 1800s. The Australian Shepherd was initially called by many names, including Spanish Shepherds, Pastor Dogs, Bob-Tails, Blues, Heelers, New Mexican Shepherds and California Shepherds. General description Heig...
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  • Herding breeds: Briard

    Herding breeds: Briard

    Origin Briard photo The Briard (pronounced BREE-arrd) is a very old breed of French working dog. Depicted in 8th century tapestries and mentioned in records of the 12th century, the breed is perfectly portrayed in the 14th and 16th centuries. This was an "all around," a farm dog that had multiple tasks to accomplish. Originally, the Briard was used to protect sheep from wolves and poachers. After the French Revolution, the population soared, and so the land was divided up and the Briard ...
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  • Philip
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  • Should I Breed My Dog?

    Almost everyone who owns a dog thinks about breeding it at least once. Raising a litter sounds easy and fun -- but having puppies isn’t all its cracked up to be. Breeding dogs involves much more work and responsibility than most people are prepared for. Before you breed your dog, there are some important things to consider:

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