Foods Your Dog Should Avoid At All Costs
You probably know that chocolate is an absolute no, no, but did you know there are other foods equally as deadly to your dog? Read further to learn more.
What Are The Signs My Dog May Be Sick?
Since your dog can’t speak, and can’t voice it to you if he’s not feeling well or under the weather, there are other ways for you to find out if your dog is feeling ill. Read more to learn how.
Ghana Life: A Cat And Dog Story
It was not easy to keep a dog on the campus of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, in the 1970s. The problem was caused by the night visitors from the zongo, the former slaves’ village situated just across the Accra road from the university’s main entrance. The inhabitants of the zongo were descended from northern tribes, some of which habitually consumed dog flesh. In spite of this problem that could bring instant sorrow through the loss of a treasured pet, some intrepid academics did their best to provide canine companionship for their families.
How To Deal With Dominant Aggressive Dogs
What things should you know and do, in order to tame your dominant and/or aggressive dog? Read further to learn more.
Why Are Some Dogs Aggressive?
Some of you out there who are reading this article might have the problem of dealing with an aggressive dog. These dogs could possibly be from other pet owners, or even your own. There are a lot of pet owners out there, who are rearing dogs for the first time, so they aren’t aware of the possible warning signs, or things that they don’t know they are doing that causes their dogs to become aggressive.
Looking for a Hunting Companion? The English Springer Spaniel
The English Springer Spaniel is designed for hunting. It has tremendous endurance with a determined demeanor. They are easy to train and obedient. That said, they are wonderful family dogs because of their forgiving nature and desire to please.
The Importance of the Correct Health Care for Your Dog
Many pet owners are under the impression that veterinary care is only needed once their pet becomes ill. However, this is certainly not the case, in order to ensure that they are being cared for properly your pet should undergo regular check-ups with a reputable vet.
A Committed New Owner of Affenpinscher
By now you should understand what makes the Affenpinscher a most unique and special dog, one that you feel may fit nicely into your family and lifestyle. If you have researched breeders, you should be able to recognize a knowledgeable and responsible Affenpinscher breeder who cares not only about his pups but also about what kind of owner you will be. If you have completed the final step in your new journey, you have found an Affenpinscher litter, or possibly two, of quality Affenpinscher pups.
Selecting An Affenpinscher Breeder and Puppy
The Affenpinscher is a sturdy, intelligent, terrier-like toy dog that is generally well suited to life in today’s smaller living quarters. Early socialization of Affenpinscher is critical, so be sure you buy from a responsible breeder who has given the puppies lots of loving attention and exposed them to a wide variety of people, sights, sounds and smells. Because toy puppies are so tiny and fragile, it is unlikely that you will be allowed to take your puppy home until he is 12 weeks old. Affenpinschers are relatively rare and have small litters, as few as two to three puppies, so do not be surprised if you must wait quite some time to obtain a puppy from a reputable breeder of quality dogs.
Advice For New Affenpinscher’s Breeder
For those who are thinking of breeding Affenpinscher, there are a number of good books available that should be read before whelping a first litter. Be aware that, as with all toy dogs, the litters are generally quite small, ranging from one to six puppies. The average litter size is between two and three. A few days before the due date have an X-ray taken of the female by your veterinarian. This will tell you the number and size of the puppies. C-sections are not common but could be required. All of this is expensive; therefore, this is not a moneymaking activity.
Health Concerns For The Affenpinscher Breed
In general, Affenpinschers are heathy dogs who lead active lifestyles for most of their lives. Your dog’s coat will begin to turn gray around the face when he is only about five years old, with the gray spreading gradually until your pet looks like a senior by the time he is about ten. In general, Affenpinschers usually are considered seniors at about 8 years old and live to the age of 10 to 15 years.
Can an Old Dog Be Taught New Tricks?
Have you ever seen a well trained dog and thought, “I wish my dog could do tricks like that”? Well now you can stop dreaming and teach your dog these three simple tricks which will amaze your friends.