What do people say about dogs. Dogs love to jump, run and play. They like to eat, even when it is an item they shouldn’t chew on. They also love to give you all the kisses in the world. Your responsibility is to take the best care you can of your dog, and this article will show you how it’s done. Best Dogs For You!
The gentle, intelligent and family-friendly Labrador Retriever from Canada continues to be the most popular breed in the United States, according to AKC registration statistics. This versatile hunting breed comes in three colors – yellow, black and chocolate.
Today’s Labrador Retriever is as good-natured and hard working as his ancestors, and he’s America’s most popular breed. This medium-sized and high-energy breed can grow to between 55-80 pounds and lives an average of 10-12 years.
Puppies change color from birth until they get their final coat. There are two coat varieties: coarse-haired, which is straight and longhaired, which is light and wavy.
The Belgian Malinois has a body that is often described as square, as that is the shape it appears to have when the legs and topline are viewed from the side. The chest is deep. The skull is flat with the width and length being of the same distance. The nose is black and so are the tight lips.
The Belgian Malinois is one of four Belgian sheepdogs. A very bright and obedient dog, it is determined and observant with strong protective and territorial instincts.
Puppies should be socialized right from birth. Good for working and competition obedience, these dogs make excellent police and guard dogs. The Belgian Malinois is good with children if socialized well with them. This breed needs to be part of the family and not locked up in a kennel.
This is a very demanding dog. It needs an experienced owner for it can easily be difficult to control unless the owner knows how to handle him.
Height: Males 24 – 26 inches (61 – 66 cm) Females 22 – 24 inches (56 – 61 cm).
Boxers can be fine family dogs if you can provide enough exercise and training to control their rambunctiousness when young, and if you can provide for their special needs due to their unnaturally short face.
Boxers need consistent leadership. Their heritage, after all, is that of a strong-minded working dog. But you must handle them in an upbeat, persuasive way. Boxers are stubborn, yes, but also sensitive and proud. They will “shut down” (sulk and pout and passively refuse to do anything) if you jerk them around!
There is some disagreement as to the specifics of the Boxer’s heritage, but the modern-day Boxer was developed in Germany, where breeders combined Bulldog and Terrier strains.
The Old English Bulldog, the Bullenbeisser (a now-extinct breed of Bulldog) are largely responsible for the breed as we know it today. Although descended from hunting dogs, the Boxer was also used for dog fighting and bullbaiting until both were outlawed.
When training Boxers, owners need to be mindful that tedious, repetitious commands will fall on deaf ears; Boxers are smart, playful dogs with minds of their own.