Dog Breeds – Dog Do Right Mon, 21 Nov 2022 22:09:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Dog Breeds – Dog Do Right 32 32 Races, Groups, Where to see Mon, 21 Nov 2022 22:09:58 +0000

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The 2022 National Dog Show will air this Thanksgiving as it does every year. For many households, this spectacle is as much a tradition as turkey or cranberry sauce.

Whether you’re placing bets on winners or just want to watch the puppies trot, here’s all the information you need to get ready for the show.

Breeds included in the 2022 National Dog Show

There are a whopping 212 breeds competing in the 2022 National Dog Show. While you can find the full list here, there are a few breeds that have been selected as Best in Show multiple times over the last 20 years. These breeds are: Poodles (a Standard and a Miniature Poodle), Scottish Deerhound and Wire Fox Terrier. Other breeds that have claimed the title include: Bulldog, Whippet, Brussels Griffon, Greyhound, Skye Terrier, Bloodhound, American Foxhound, Irish Setter, Scottish Terrier, Pointer, Australian Shepherd, Bull Terrier, Fox Terrier, and Doberman Pinscher.

If you couldn’t read the names, the judges have a knack for selecting from the Terrier and Hound groups. There will also be three new breeds this year: the Russian Toy, Mudi and Bracco Italiano.

Groups Competing at the 2022 National Dog Show

The National Dog Show includes seven groups: Terrier, Toy, Working, Sporting, Hound, Herding, and Non-Sporting.

Most terriers, like the Cairn Terrier and Scottish Terrier, were bred to hunt vermin. If you have one of these dogs, you know this is true as they often prey on cats and squirrels and like to get into the dirt. Miniature dogs like the Pug and Pomeranian have no job other than to be our sweet little companions. Working dogs, like the German Shepherd and Great Pyrenees, are highly intelligent and perform specific tasks for their humans.

Sporting dogs like the Golden Retriever and the German Wirehaired Pointer are bred to aid in their human hunting. This can range from pointing out game to retrieving. Also hunting dogs, hounds have their own group due to their history of running alongside a human while hunting their prey with either their nose or their eyes. Herding dogs are also technically working dogs, but with the specific purpose of herding livestock. The Non-Sporting group is any breed that does not fit into any of the previous groups. This group includes everything from a Chow Chow to a French Bulldog.

Where to watch the 2022 National Dog Show?

Tune in to NBC at 12 p.m. local time to watch the 2022 National Dog Show. The show airs right after the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. If you’re not on Eastern Standard Time, don’t fret. Stream the show at 12 p.m. EST on Peacock, and the NBC Sports App.

After the show, we recommend a review of Best in Show.

Smart Dogs 2022: Here are officially the 10 smartest breeds of adorable dogs in the world – smart puppies including the loving Labrador Retriever 🐕 Sat, 19 Nov 2022 06:16:36 +0000 As demand for puppies continues to rise after lockdown, here are the breeds that have both brains and beauty – our list of genius dogs.

If, like many of us, you’re looking to welcome a new four-legged friend into our home, there’s a lot to think about before choosing your perfect pup.

With 221 different pedigree dog breeds, you should consider what fits well with your lifestyle.

For example, those with an active lifestyle should consider a larger dog, while someone with allergies will look for a hypoallergenic dog.

However, if you are looking for a dog that is as smart as they are lovable, there is scientific research on the subject to guide you. Psychologist Stanley Coren’s book, The Intelligence of Dogs, is a landmark in canine literature that assesses the relative IQ of breeds based on instincts, obedience, and adaptability.

So these are – officially – the top 10 brightest doggie breeds.

Interact with giant dinosaurs in Jurassic Quest in Nampa Wed, 16 Nov 2022 17:24:31 +0000

This isn’t the first time dinosaurs have appeared in Idaho. Next month you can see realistic-looking dinosaurs in a Jurassic experience fun for the whole family.

Jurassic Quests is coming to Nampa, Idaho

The dinosaur portion of Jurassic Quest will be on display December 9-11 at the Ford Idaho Center. You can see life-size dinosaurs, there are dinosaur rides, and life-size fossils like T-Rex skulls and teeth. That’s just to name a few. If you have a child who really loves dinosaurs, this is an opportunity for them to learn more about them and see how big some of the dinosaurs were back then.

Ticket and tour information

It’s a timed tour so you’ll need to purchase a time slot to go in and check everything. Popular timeslots almost certainly sell out quickly. So if you want to go at a time that’s convenient for you, you might want to get tickets right away. Ticket prices vary. Those between the ages of 2 and 64 pay $22 each. Children under 2 years are free. Seniors 65 and older pay $19 each. You can also buy an unlimited pass for kids that lets them do rides, fossil digs, and more for $36 each.

Other things that happen during Jurassic Quest

Not only will you see and explore the dinosaurs, but there are other activities such as fossil digging, rides and inflatable attractions. You will have a chance to meet and say hello to some baby dinosaurs. There are bouncy castles and bungee pulls. There is an interactive challenge that requires you to solve clues to get rewards. There are also handicraft and painting stations. It really is a fully interactive experience.

Types of dinos you will see

Triceratops and T-Rex are some of the ones I recognize by name. A Megalodon will make an appearance, as will an Apatosaurus, Spinosaurus, and even Raptors. There are many other dinosaurs that are both baby and massive. You can even train some raptors.

other things to know

Strollers and cameras are welcome and even encouraged. There will be many places to take cool photos. Children are required to wear socks for many attractions such as the bouncy castles. The quest lasts 1 to 2 hours and you proceed at your own pace.

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MP says ‘shame’ dog law was not changed after Jack Lis’ death Sat, 12 Nov 2022 04:00:00 +0000 A year after the death of Jack Lis, who died after being attacked by a dog in Caerphilly, the area MP has vowed to continue to campaign for better laws against dangerous dogs and owners.

Jack Lis was 10 years old when he was mauled by a dog at a house in Penyrheol, Caerphilly on November 8 last year. He later died from his injuries.

Caerphilly MP Wayne David said it was “a terrible shame” that the laws had not been changed to prevent further tragedy.

The tragedy rocked the Caerphilly community and prompted a re-examination of Britain’s dangerous dog laws.

But a year later, Mr David said any progress in Parliament had ground to a halt amid the turmoil of recent months in Westminster, which has seen three Prime Ministers.

“Following Jack’s death, I called an adjournment debate in the House of Commons over Jack’s death and the inadequacy of the Dangerous Dogs Act,” Mr David said argus. “There was an encouraging response from the minister at the time, but little has happened since.

“The Government continues to examine scientific and professional opinion on the issue of dangerous dogs.

“But political instability within the government has contributed to their inability to come up with proposals for legislative changes.

“It’s a terrible shame because I think a consensus is emerging about how the whole way we deal with dangerous dogs and dogs in general should be changed.”

Two people were imprisoned after Jack’s death.

Brandon Hayden, 19, and Amy Salter, 28, had both pleaded guilty to their part in the tragedy.

Hayden had admitted to being the owner of a dog that got dangerously out of control and caused injuries resulting in death.

Salter, of Llanfabon Drive, Trethomas, pleaded guilty to being responsible for a dog that got dangerously out of control causing injuries resulting in death.

The animal, an American Bully or XL Bully dog ​​breed named Beast, was shot dead by armed police officers after attacking Jack.

UK dangerous dog laws prohibit the ownership and breeding of certain types of dogs. There are currently four dog breeds on the banned list – the pit bull terrier, the Japanese Tosa, the Dogo Argentino and the Fila Brasileiro.

But Mr David says the laws should be updated to make it mandatory that all dogs, regardless of breed, be properly trained.

“Most people now accept that it is inappropriate that only four dog breeds are listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act,” he said. “And that doesn’t include the kind of dog that killed Jack.

“Instead, there should not be a list of specific dogs that always have exceptions, but rather a ‘comprehensive’ approach to ensuring ‘all’ dogs are properly trained.

“It would be up to the owners to ensure that all dogs pose no threat.

“I will keep fighting until the law is changed.”

Best Dogs in USA 2022: These are the 10 most popular loving dog breeds in the United States of America – including the adorable Labrador 🐶 Wed, 09 Nov 2022 18:25:01 +0000

Over the past two years, many of us have welcomed a new four-legged friend into our homes as the Kennel Club has seen a rapid increase in dog ownership.

But it wasn’t just in the UK that people were rushing to buy a new puppy – dog ownership was skyrocketing around the world.

In the US, the country with the most dogs with almost 80 million pet puppies, demand grew so much that many shelters were completely emptied.

And demand for rescue dogs and puppies remains high, with the average price of some breeds nearly tripling in just over a year. With 215 different breeds and numerous popular crossbreeds, there’s no shortage of choices when it comes to choosing the perfect pooch.

But some remain a rarer sight in parks than others, according to figures from the American Kennel Club.

Here are the 10 dog breeds that are most popular in the US.

Fat Dogs 2022: These are the 10 loving dog breeds that can easily get chubby — including the adorable Labrador 🐕 Sat, 05 Nov 2022 09:43:03 +0000

More of us than ever have welcomed a new four-legged friend into our homes in recent years as the demand for puppies has skyrocketed.

And the magnitude of this increasing demand has been shown by the UK Kennel Club’s latest registration statistics, which have risen by almost 40 per cent from 250,649 in 2020 to 349,013 in 2021.

As well as numerous crossbreeds, there are a whopping 221 different pedigree dog breeds to choose from, giving you a lot to think about before choosing the latest addition to your family.

Our lifestyle has a huge impact on what type of dog suits us best – if you’re short on space you might want to look at small dogs, while older pet owners should put certain breeds high on their wish list.

Meanwhile, certain breeds have special traits that mean they need a little extra grooming, including some dogs that have a tendency to gain weight and become unhealthy.

These dogs just don’t know when they’re full, so careful portion control to ensure they can’t steal food and regular weighing are keys to living a long and healthy life.

Here are the 10 most greedy dog ​​breeds according to the American Kennel Club.

Dogs of Different Sizes 2022: Here are the 10 smallest and largest loving dog breeds in the world – from Chihuahua to St. Bernard 🐶 Wed, 02 Nov 2022 11:03:08 +0000

Many of us have chosen to welcome new four-legged friends into our homes in recent years – according to Kennel Club figures, dog ownership has risen by almost eight per cent – and post-lockdown demand for puppies remains high.

As well as numerous crossbreeds, there are a whopping 221 different pedigree dog breeds to choose from, giving you a lot to think about before choosing the latest addition to your family.

There’s even scientific guidance to seek out, with psychologist Stanley Coren’s book, The Intelligence of Dogs, which ranks breeds on instinct, obedience, and adaptability. Before you make a decision, keep in mind that certain dog breeds suit different lifestyles—especially when it comes to size.

If you lead an active life and have a house with a yard, a large dog might be your best bet. If you are less athletic and live in an apartment, a small pooch might be a better choice. So here are the 10 largest and smallest dog breeds.

Dog Tricks and Treats: Pets compete for best Halloween costume in Boston – Boston News, Weather, Sports Sun, 30 Oct 2022 00:14:14 +0000

BOSTON (WHDH) — No question it was a hell of a day for a dog costume contest Saturday in Boston.

After a pet parade at Downtown Crossing, nearly 100 dogs competed to win the best costume at an all-ages event, with face painting and fall treats available for all in attendance.

“There was this family dressing up like the owner was the house and then the little dogs were the old man,” said event-goer Zoe Gruskay.

“Very impressive! Very impressed with the Up [costume]said Lauren Harder, a visitor from San Francisco. “Bill Belichick’s was really good.”

The Up movie costume inspired by the 2009 Pixar movie made an impression. But also the costume of a certain athletic trainer from New England.

Jim Juppe from Tewksbury competed as Bill Belichick for the sixth year running.

When asked which quarterback would open Sunday’s game, “Both!” he said in classically vague Belichick style. “Make your choice!”

The weather was perfect for pooches and owners alike.

In all, the judges saw over thirty different breeds of dog, but House Targaryen took home the grand prize.

“I sewed the costume while we were watching the season finale,” said grand prize winner Colleen Court. Her dogs were dressed up as dragons from HBO Max’s House of the Dragon.

“I feel good for them because they were so good in terms of costumes!” she said.

“People put a lot of work and imagination into it,” said Captain Robert Ciccolo, the competition’s guest judge. “And it’s always nice to see the enthusiasm.”

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Cat-dog hybrids just can’t happen, but other species do interbreed Mon, 24 Oct 2022 07:33:14 +0000

Q: Can cats and dogs breed together?

A: no Their anatomy, physiology and breeding behavior are too diverse.

However, interspecies breeding occurs in some other animals.

Surprisingly, there are more than 40 examples of crossbreeds between different wild cat species, such as lions and tigers or domestic cats and wild cats. The three most common cat breeds that result from breeding a domestic or pet cat with a feral cat are Bengal (domestic cat crossed with an Asian leopard cat), Savannah (domestic cat crossed with an African serval), and Chausie (domestic cat crossed with an African serval). with a jungle cat).

Domestic dogs, wolves and coyotes can also breed together.

Horses and donkeys crossbreed. A mule is a cross between a female horse (called a mare) and a male donkey (called a donkey). A hinny is created when a male horse (a stallion) is mated to a female donkey (a jenny).

Bird breeders breed finches with other species, such as canaries. The hybrid offspring are called mules.

Falconers crossbreed different species of falcon to breed birds with the hybrid vigor that makes them better hunters.

Amazons, parakeets (a type of parakeet) and macaws all interbreed. Different species of domestic ducks interbreed and domestic ducks breed with wild species.

Backyard birds sometimes interbreed. For example, Black-capped Tits breed with Carolina Tits where their ranges overlap.

Other species that interbreed include whales and dolphins, cattle and buffalo, various species of snakes (like a boa and a python), and various types of crocodiles.

African killer bees are the product of crossing African bees with honey bees to create bees that produce copious amounts of honey and are heat tolerant.

Some offspring of interspecies breeding, especially the males, are sterile. But others may continue to breed and establish a new species.

Q: My ferret Zippy goes with me everywhere, even to my college classes when he rides in my backpack. Should he use a heartworm preventative like our dog did? I live in New Jersey where we have heartworm.

A: Most people with ferrets know that their pets should be vaccinated to prevent rabies and distemper, but don’t realize that their ferrets also need to be protected against heartworm, which is transmitted by mosquitoes.

Like dogs and cats, ferrets can develop heartworm disease if an infected mosquito bites them. Because a ferret’s heart, lungs, and blood vessels are tiny, even a single heartworm can cause significant damage.

Clinical signs of heartworm infection include lethargy, cough, difficulty breathing, vomiting, hind leg weakness, and fatigue after minimal exercise. Death is all too common.

Treatment options are limited and problematic, so it’s best to prevent heartworm infection. You can do this by applying Advantage Multi for Cats to Zippy’s skin once a month throughout the year. This product also kills fleas. Other heartworm preventatives sometimes used to protect ferrets from heartworm infection are Revolution, Interceptor, and Heartgard Plus.

Dogs and cats also need monthly heartworm prevention throughout the year. Many products are available for them. Most also kill roundworms and hookworms, intestinal parasites that can infect humans; Some heartworm remedies also kill fleas and ticks.

Lee Pickett, VMD, practices veterinary medicine in North Carolina. Contact them at

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Nine breeds of dogs at risk of heatstroke – and what you can do about it pugs, bulldogs and more. Wed, 19 Oct 2022 01:22:05 +0000

Heavy dogs also showed an increased risk of heat stroke. Importantly, this group includes both overweight and large or muscular dogs. Large dogs are generally more likely to experience heat stroke than dogs under 10kg, with large breed dogs (over 50kg in weight) three times more likely to develop heat stroke.

Dogs over the age of two were also at higher risk, with older dogs (over 12 years old) most likely to suffer from heat stroke. This is because younger dogs may be more active, while older dogs with compromised cardiovascular and respiratory functions may struggle to shed excess heat as efficiently.

The study involved over 900,000 British dogs and used historical, anonymized veterinary records, representing approximately 10% of the estimated British dog population. In 2016, the heatstroke mortality rate in the UK was 14 per cent, meaning that one in seven dogs with heatstroke died from their condition.

The number of dogs that suffered heatstroke was relatively small, just 0.04 percent of the population (or one in 2,500 dogs). However, that study used data from 2016, and temperature records have been broken since then. The intensity and frequency of heat waves is expected to increase in the future.