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Guide by DoggyHQ posted 1 day ago
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When dogs get bored they can develop some destructive behaviours. Dogs that are bored tend to get into trouble by looking for ways to entertain themselves. Boredom can lead to excessive chewing, barking, digging, and other destructive behaviour that we don’t like. Keeping them mentally challenged and constantly exposing them to new things is just as important as taking them for walks and exercising them. With the help of few essential commands you can teach your dog and you can keep them busy.

To keep your dog fit both physically and mentally you’ll need to come up with some interactive activities and link together. Whether you have a young or old dog, big or small – they need entertainment. From a simple game of fetch, working on obedience, or a trip to the local park; it’s up to you.

An idea that we recommend taking a fun activity for your dog to play when at the park. This could simply be hurdles, cones for your dog to manoeuvre in and out from, rings to jump through etc. At home where space is restricted, playing tug of war using...
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Opinion by 220340 posted 10 months ago
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people are so mean to dogs. lots of people kill dogs for meat. that is so cruel. people give dogs so little of food and not alot of space for them to run. people hang dogs till they are dead. that is mean! i love dogs and other people love then too! what do people think they are when they kill dogs!?! it is just so mean and cruel! who knows how many dogs people kill each day, mouths, and years! people should never never never kill a dog! it is just so mean and cruel! it should be a law that NO ONE can change! it should be PEOPLE SHOULD NEVER KILL ANY ANIAMAL! CATS, DOGS, FISH, WE SHAW NEVER KILL THEM! and if someone kills any aniamal, they should get arrested! i hate to see dogs die, or any animal die. it is sad, mean, and cruel to kill dogs! people should stop it right away! also people make them aggressive before thay kill them! SO MEAN!
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Opinion by ITF posted over a year ago
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There are many reasons why people abandon their dogs. Generally, it is not the dog's fault and often the decision to take a dog to an animal shelter is based not on emotion but on convenience. It is representative of a society lacking strong values--everything is disposable, including pets. People are encouraged to use excuses for their own behavior--it always is someone else's fault. In this case, it's the dog's fault!

Having a dog is a commitment to that animal for 10-15 years and should be a well thought out family decision based on a thorough investigation of the breed and breeder. Most of the purebred dogs in shelters are housebroken, have some basic obedience, and are well-behaved, affectionate pets. They have not abandoned their families--they are the victims.

How do dogs (and cats) end up abandoned in animal shelters? Its simple--people purchase puppies for all the wrong reasons:

On impulse because the puppy is adorable-all puppies are adorable-actually, all baby animals are adorable but with shorter life spans than humans, they quickly grow into gangly adolescents.
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Fan fiction by RobinFan360 posted over a year ago
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My name is Ace.
I used to be your dog.
I just wanted to tell you how I felt over all those years.
You were my best friend. You always let me sleep with you, and we would go for walks everyday. I always loved it when you got me a new toy, and treats would come daily. When I chewed up your shiny thingy that played music, you just chuckled and gently, but firmly, told me not to do it again. You would always say,"Well he IS a puppy." and everything would be all right.
I would always know when I shouldn't do something again because when I got in trouble you would lightly hit me on the head. That's all it took to know when I was in trouble and I would cry a little because I knew I did something wrong and had hurt you. Then you would pick me up and say "It's all better now Ace. That's my boy."
I would give a soft growl back because that's my way of talking. You would always know what I meant.
We used to go driving all the time. I just loved the wind in my face and one or two of my toys in the backseat. We would go for walks too! and because I was a cute puppy everyone would stop and ask to pet me and of course you let them. Oh how I loved...
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Opinion by Flo3900 posted over a year ago
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My friend got a new puppy dog over the weekend. It was a little Malamute too! He was only young and excited. And within a week they had already got rid of him! Why? Just because he had bit her on the toe! It was only a little scratch and it didn't bleed. I thought they'd keep him cause they've already got like, 5 dogs! But no! They got rid of him. Seriously?! They've also got about 20 lizards and snakes. They've never put one of their snakes down just because it bit them! I just hope the little puppy is OK and they haven't put him to sleep...
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Opinion by boltpup posted over a year ago
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THE EVRRY 1ST DOG I SAVED WAS A UN WANTED LAB & A 1 MORE UN WANTED DOG THEY GOT HOMES & A DOG THAT WAS SET ON FIRE BUT HE SADLY DIED WEEK,S LATER & A STREET DOG GET A HOME & A. PITBULL BUT HE RANAWAY BUT HE DID HAVE OWNER,S THAT WAS THE GOOD THING & A MOM DOG WITH 4 PUPPY,S & DOXIE,S BUT THEY GOT PICK,ED UP & A COLLIE MIX JUST BEFORE I WAS GOING TO GET A HOME FOR HER SOME 1 CALLD ON HER & HAD HER PICK,ED UP I HOPE SHE HAS A GOOD HOME BY NOW A LOST DOG GET HOME & A KITTEN WITH PINK EYE GET A GOOD HOME & MORE TO GET HOME,S WHEN I SEE A DOG OR CAT IN NEED I WILL HELP IT GET A HOME
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Opinion by boltpup posted over a year ago
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BLOSSOM WAS A MIX BREED DOG WITH 4 PUPPY,S & NO HOME BUT THE STREET,S BUT 1 DAY HER LUCK HAS CHANGE FOR THE GOOD IN A FUNNY WAY I TOOK 1 OF HER PUPPY,S & PUT HER PUP IN THE HOUSE...THE NEXT DAY BLOSSOM WAS BACK FOR PUP BUT I TOOK HER IN WITH HER 4 PUP,S AS WELL EVERY DAY WAS HAPPY FOR BLOSSOM & HER PUPPY,S THEY PLAY,ED EVERY DAY WITH ME SHE HAD 5 PUP,S BUT SHE ONLY HAD 4 BUT 1 DAY HER MISSING PUPPY FOUND US HER MISSING PUP WAS A MOM AS WELL I TRY,ED TO GET HER BUT SHE WAS SCARD OF ME & RAN AWAY & NEVER SEEN HER AGAIN LIFE WAS GOOD FOR BLOSSOM & HER 4 PUP,S UP IN,TIL JULY THE 8 2011 1 OF HER PUPS SADLY DIED HE GOT KILLD BY A WILD CAT SHE WAS SAD FOR WEEK,S & EVEN HER PUP,S WAS SAD ABOUT WHAT HAPPEND TO HIM ALL HER PUP,S WOULD HUG ME THEY KNOW WHAT HAPPEND 1 WEEK LATER I GOT HOME,S FOR 2 THE PUPPY,S ON THE SAME DAY..NOW IT,S ONLY BLOSSOM & HER 1 LAST PUP ABOUT A MONTH LATER 1 OF HER PUP CAME OVER WITH THE NEW OWN,ER SHE WAS HAPPY TO SEE HER PUP...SADLY SHE & HER LAST PUP RAN AWAY I HOPE THAT BLOSSOM & HER PUP IS DOING GOOD & HAVE HOME,S & LIVE HAPPY LIFE,S
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Article by boltpup posted over a year ago
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IN PET FOODS THEY USE DEAD DOGS & CATS EVEN ROAD KILL & PETS THAT HAVE BEEN PUT DOWN BY A VET SOME TIMES IN SHELTER,S THEY PUT DOWN DOGS & CATS JUST TO MAKE PET FOOD & IT,S ALL OK TO THEM TO KILL PETS TO MAKE PET FOOD THIS UPSET,S ME BIG TIME WHAT IS IN OUR PETS FOOD I THOUGHT PET FOOD WAS MADE OF COW & STUFF BUT IT,S NOT ONLY SO MUCH % IS COW MEAT & THE OTHER IS DOG & CAT MEAT WHAT IS THE WORLD COMEING TO I DONT KNOW BUT TODAY IT,S A DOG EAT DOG WORLD IT,S SICK . , .
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Article by Puppy_Chelsea posted over a year ago
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Chap. 1
Lily put on her jacket and mitts to get ready for the car to go to Gramma`s for the weekend. Her dog, Flora, gazed at the interesting creatures with her midnight eyes gleaming as bright as the sun. Mom nodded her head, smiling. ``We need to stop getting flora in all this begging,`` she said, giggling. Just in that very moment, Flora jumped onto Lily`s lap, In a sigh of relief.[i]Whew,[i] thought Flora, [i]I like this girl.[i] Lily patted Flora, very gently.
Chap. 2
As soon as they got to the cottage, Mom said "Flora needs energy, from that 2 hour car ride," Patting the little Jack Russel puppy. "Jacks need lots of excersise. Plus, it is another hour away from Gramma. "
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Opinion by pugglelover2000 posted over a year ago
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Jewel stared up at the strange humans,"What are these strange creatures?"One of the humans pointed at her;another one nodded and reached for her.She jumped back deeper into the box.The human tried again,this time quicker.

He scooped her up and pitched her into a large metal cage.She whimpered and it hit the cage.she heard the humans talking outside of the cage."Yes,they're mutts,but they will make some good dogs."One said."Yes i'm sure my family will be so happy with their new dog."Said the other.

She felt the cage move as she was tossed into a large compartment in the back of a car.The world turned dark,and before she knew it the ground started to move.She fell against the side of the cage and tried to stand up,suddenly she started to get sick.She couldn't help puking.

Finally,to her relief,the car stopped.She heard a door slam,and something came walking around the car,gravel crunching under it's feet.Suddenly,the compartment door opened and light flooded in.
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Opinion by dinu12 posted over a year ago
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Make sure that the puppy you are getting is right for you. Does its coat suit your climate? Is it small enough to live in your apartment? Do its energy levels suit the amount of exercise it will get? These are all important questions to answer to ensure the well-being of your puppy and the overall happiness of your household.

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Puppy-proof your house. Puppies love to explore with their mouths, so to keep your puppy and your house safe, you'll need to take a few precautions. Remove breakable items from the area where you plan to keep your puppy. Keep all electrical cords raised or covered and close all low windows. You should also lock away cleaning supplies/chemicals that are toxic to puppies. Get a trash can that is too tall for your puppy to get into and too heavy to be knocked over. Think about getting a folding gate to keep your puppy confined to a certain room or area.

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Buy necessary supplies. The kitchen or bathroom is an ideal place for the bed because they generally are warm and have washable floors. Here is a list of things you'll need to get you started:
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Opinion by dinu12 posted over a year ago
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1) Fetch it yourself jerkwad! YOU threw it, why should I have to go and get it?
2) Fetch this!
3) (after licking himself) "ha ha! you only wish you could do that!"
4) "That whole, 'Blame your farts on me,' thing is SO not funny."
5) Bacon, Bacon, I smell Bacon, Only one thing smells like bacon and it's BACON!
6) One of these days... I'll catch that $%#& Squirel
7) Who's the b*tch now?
8) What is the air-speed velocity of an unlden swallow?
9) Hey, zipperhead, clean my water dish and I won't drink from the toilet.
10) Why dont you fetch your own newspaper!?
11) Dude, that Evil Lawn Gnome is creeping me out.
12) Let me tell you the secret to licking your own balls...
13) Gotta catch the tail... Gotta catch the tail... Gotta--
14) Ooh. I don't feel well. Barf... Hey look, more food!
15) OhboyOhboyAballThrowmetheballC'monthrowmetheball
16) Frankly, grandma's breathe is worse than mine
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Opinion by dinu12 posted over a year ago
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1. My life is likely to last ten to fifteen years. Any separation from you will be painful: remember that before you get me.

2. Give me time to understand what you want of me.

3. Place your trust in me—it is crucial to my well being.

4. Do not be angry at me for long, and do not lock me up as punishment.

5. You have your work, your entertainment, and your friends. I only have you.

6. Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don’t understand your words, I understand your voice.

7. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget.

8. Remember before you hit me that I have sharp teeth that could easily hurt you, but I choose not to bite you because I love you.

9. Before you scold me for being uncooperative, obstinate, or lazy, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I might not be getting the right food, or I have been out too long, or my heart is getting too old and weak.
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Opinion by CTCSG posted over a year ago
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Pet lovers can agree that inside every good dog is a great dog. Passionate pet owners now have the chance to show the shining examples of what makes their dog so incredible for the chance to have their winning video featured in an upcoming Purina Pro Plan commercial. Learn more about the great dog video contest by watching this video: link

Whether your dog is a flying disc champion, a reliable running companion or a therapy soother, all dogs achieve greatness in their own unique way. The grand prize winner who best captures the inherent greatness within their dog will have their winning video featured in an upcoming Purina Pro Plan commercial, to be unveiled at the 2013 Westminster Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show, and receive a year’s supply of Pro Plan brand dog food. Purina Pro Plan serves as the official pet food sponsor of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

“Premiering the winning video on the dog world’s ultimate stage, the 2013 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, gives us the opportunity to recognize incredible dogs from all walks of life,” said Robert Tochterman, brand...
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Fan fiction by Deadheart3 posted over a year ago
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MY AVATAR! YAY!
Big world's animal Tournament is a six book series, created by SSJ2deadheart, a.k.a Deadheart3. This is only an intro, so if you want the story, it will be up shortly. Also, this may contain SPOILERS! You have been warned.

Name-Kaito Age-14
Apperance-Canide, black eyes, brown/orange fur, 5"1, and usually...stern.
Description- Kaito is 14 when first introduced in the series, the only time you actually see him in a younger age, is in B.W.A.T. Ace and Kaito: A look under the fur. Kaito is mostly described as the normal teenager, just a bit different. Kaito acts YEARS more mature than his age, and rarely smiles. Kaito has to be a father and mother figure for his brother, Ace, who never really got the experience of having a father or mother. He's was granted with many powers (example-teleportation, telepathic messaging), but the one that he focuses on more is telekinesis. He's a master at meditation and understands the concept of cosmic energy more than anyone.
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Article by lilylove89 posted over a year ago
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The domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris[3] and Canis lupus dingo[1][2]) is a domesticated form of the gray wolf, a member of the Canidae family of the order Carnivora. The term is used for both feral and pet varieties. The dog may have been the first animal to be domesticated, and has been the most widely kept working, hunting, and companion animal in human history. The word "dog" may also mean the male of a canine species,[4] as opposed to the word "bitch" for the female of the species.[5]

Dogs were domesticated from gray wolves about 15,000 years ago.[6] They must have been very valuable to early human settlements, for they quickly became ubiquitous across world cultures. Dogs perform many roles for people, such as hunting, herding, pulling loads, protection, assisting police and military, companionship, and, more recently, aiding handicapped individuals. This impact on human society has given them the nickname "Man's Best Friend" in the Western world. In 2001, there were estimated to be 400 million dogs in the world.[7]
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Article by snusnu13 posted over a year ago
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Because of what I look like, I have to die.

You think that’s harsh? I mean….sure someone in your race, gender or age group has done something bad like kill someone, hurt someone or hurt an animal? Sure someone has, it happens, if an individual does something bad does the whole group have to die?

Well that is a reality I face….

I was born like anyone else; happy, willing to please and incredibly loyal. I loved my mother, father and siblings and they loved me. My home is with people who treat me right and love me for who I am. Then suddenly out of the blue something passed the laws. Something I dread to think about.

BSL.

My family moved to a city without knowing that BSL existed there. That’s understandable; no one knows the laws everywhere. This one day my family was walking with me like normal and a police officer found us. He arrested my family and shoved me into a truck.

I don’t know what happened with my family but now I’m in gaol and I have to die. Why? Because someone in my kind has done wrong, and because they have done wrong, I, along with the rest of my kind have to die for it.
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Opinion by Emily_is_COOl posted over a year ago
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Says, "your are now under its spell, do not attempt to drive or operate heavy machinery."
This is a list of links of funny dog pictures!!!

PICTURE LINK:

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don't forget

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and this

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okay, one more

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Hope you liked it? If you have more pictures post the link in the comments section and I will be happy to look at it! (videos are also allowed!)
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Review by maryshen posted over a year ago
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Jack Russell Terrier Dogs are absolutely bursting with energy. They possess a ready attitude, alertness, confidence, and great strength and endurance. These kinds are also characterized as happy, bold, energetic and their greatest attribute is their working ability possibly followed by their excellent qualities as companion due to a unique personality of being highly intelligent and assertive by nature. Nevertheless, the uniqueness of its kind is not considered as a dog-for-everyone because they, aforehand, are bred to hunt.

In fact, to have one is considered a big obligation for an owner. Jack Russell Terriers need a regular exercise and a need to have a job whether it be keeping a yard free of rodents, ball games, or even just going for a run or long walk with its owner. I even happened to have owned one and definitely true, that having a child under age of six with this kind of dog, can exactly be a problem, since having the natural assertive terrier characteristics, however, will not put up with even unintended abusive behavior from my child. Oftentimes, a play from her pet can lead to a close fight making my child unable to understand the harsh part of the...
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Article by yoki96 posted over a year ago
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This statue of Bobby sits at the corner of Edinburgh's Candlemaker Row and George IV Bridge, and is a Category A listed building
Greyfriars Bobby was a Skye Terrier who became known in 19th-century Edinburgh after reportedly spending 14 years guarding the grave of his owner, John Gray, until he died himself on 14 January 1872. A year later, Lady Burdett-Coutts had a statue and fountain erected at the southern end of the George IV Bridge to commemorate him.
Several books and films have been based on Bobby's life, including the novel Greyfriar's Bobby (1912) by Eleanor Atkinson and the films Greyfriars Bobby (1961) and The Adventures of Greyfriars Bobby (2006).

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Bobby belonged to John Gray, who worked for the Edinburgh City Police as a night watchman, and the two were inseparable for approximately two years. On 8 February 1858, Gray died of tuberculosis. He was buried in Greyfriars Kirkyard, the graveyard surrounding Greyfriars Kirk in the Old Town of Edinburgh. Bobby, who survived Gray by fourteen years, is said to have spent the rest of his life sitting on his master's grave. Another account[citation needed] has it that he spent a great deal of time at Gray's grave, but that he left regularly for meals at a restaurant beside the graveyard,...
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Article by yoki96 posted over a year ago
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Hachikō
Hachikō (born November 10, 1923–March 8, 1935), known in Japanese as chūken Hachikō (忠犬ハチ公?, "faithful dog Hachikō" ('hachi' meaning 'eight', a number referring to the dog's birth order in the litter, and 'kō,' meaning prince or duke)), was an Akita dog born on a farm near the city of Ōdate, Akita Prefecture, remembered for his loyalty to his owner, even many years after his owner's death.

In 1924, Hidesaburō Ueno, a professor in the agriculture department at the University of Tokyo took in Hachikō as a pet. During his owner's life Hachikō greeted him at the end of the day at the nearby Shibuya Station. The pair continued their daily routine until May 1925, when Professor Ueno did not return. The professor had suffered from a cerebral hemorrhage and died, never returning to the train station where Hachikō was waiting. Every day for the next nine years the golden brown Akita waited at Shibuya station.

Hachikō was given away after his master's death, but he routinely escaped, returning again and again to his old home. Eventually, Hachikō apparently realized that Professor Ueno no longer lived at the house. So he went...
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Article by kcano posted over a year ago
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my dog roscoe is a basset hound with 1 brown skin around the eye,black dots,brown dots and a pink spot on top of the nose dosent bark at all not fat and an eliphant but lol if u seen u would lol.spanky is a funny name but he is a surviver.he survived parvo.(a dog disese)and he is a rottrilier so thats all my dogs.my rats name is jerry.yes its from tom and jerry.thes a hooded rat,well my friend told me that,his head is black and he has black dots on him.he was my snakes food but she didnt eat him so hes r pet since he was a ratling.i have a snake thats named kristal and is a gray banded king snake(which is funny cuz my snakes a girl) anyways,thats all my pet.i had some dogs that died and coupil of iguanas some birds and some snakes 2 and a turtal named kc and a fish named kc also.thats all thx 4 reading if u liked it give me sime props plz thx
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Article by EdwardCullin1 posted over a year ago
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lil charlie and his look duck toy
i love dogs!! but my favorite dog would be MY Choclate Lab his name is charlie! He is the BEST DOG ON THE PLANET! We got him when he was just A COUPLE MONTHS HE WAS A little puppy! <3
when we took him home he was A
little Rascal! He would chew up EVERYTHING,but we got hime in obedience School but he grew out of chewing up everything anyway. i remeber One day i was sitting down right by charlie and i kept picking up his paw into my hand and shaking it then llet go and picked his paw again did it over and over again then suddenly he picked up his paw and put his paw into my hand an iwas so proud i TAught HIM HOW TO SHAKE!! :) such a good memory,i miss him alot, he was a little squirt for sure. everytime i would open the DOOR he would try to run out the door!! but yeah!! i miss him, we had to move and give him away to a friend :( but if i could get him back i would!
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Opinion by yoki96 posted over a year ago
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We all love our little four-legged furballs, but we all have to agree that one of them stands out and that is...

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AKC Ranking: 18
Family: rerrier, companion, mastiff (bulldog)
Area of Origin: United States
Date of Origin: 1800s
Original Function: ratting, companion
Today's Function: companion
Avg Size of male: Height: 15-17 Weight: 10-25
Avg Size of Female: Height: 15-17 Weight: 10-25
Other Name: none

History

Unlike most breeds, the origin of the Boston terrier is well-documented. Around 1865, the coachmen employed by the wealthy people of Boston began to interbreed some of their employers' fine dogs. One of these crosses, between an English terrier and a bulldog, resulted in a dog named Hooper's Judge. Although Judge weighed over 30 pounds, he was bred to a smaller female, and their son was in turn bred to another smaller female. Their progeny, probably interbred...
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Article by snusnu13 posted over a year ago
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It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon. The light breeze was making the leaves of the trees rustle lightly and the birds were chirping their afternoon songs. In a small yard there lay a dog on the soft, green grass. This dog was brown and white patched, and had light green eyes. She had no ears, as they were cut off when she was a puppy, but her ear canal remained, so she could still hear.

As the dog chewed on her bone, a teenage girl stepped into the backyard. The dog looked up and saw her 14 year old owner, Sally. Sally had tanned skin, with dark brown hair tied into a ponytail, a triangular shaped face and almond eyes. Sally was tall and athletic looking.
“Mum, can I please take Princess for a walk?” Sally called toward the direction of the house. The dog, whose name was Princess, stood up and wagged her tail, she liked going on walks.

A voice came from out of the house, “Of course, but be back before dinner.” Princess wagged her tail so hard it threatened to fall off. Sally grabbed the lead and clipped it on Princess’s collar and walked out of the yard.
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