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Hard Working Dogs! – A List Of 20 Jobs Canines Have Taken On

March 1st, 2011

Like most other dogs today, my pup’s don’t work for their meals, toys or treats (except by behaving, of course!). However, there are still many hard working dogs out there bringing home the bacon (yum!) and helping out humans every day. These canines with careers need some recognition, so I’ve compiled a list of 20 […]

Barks From The Past – 10 Extinct Dog Breeds

March 30th, 2010

When we think of man’s best friend, our minds often don’t wander to the subject of extinction. Often we’re more focused on the topic of pet overpopulation, as it is more pressing in today’s society! However, throughout time various circumstances, ranging from war to lack of practical use, have caused entire breeds to cease to […]

Man’s Best Friend Through The Years – 15 Vintage Photos Of Dogs

March 31st, 2009

The first camera was patented almost 170 years ago and since that time dogs have been captured in photographs. Dogs played many roles in early photography, being represented as mascots, war dogs, guardians, hunters and entertainers. Of course, some older photos portray dogs serving the purpose most of us are most familiar with – beloved […]

Dogs In History: “Ashley Whippet”- The First Official Frisbee Dog

September 19th, 2008

While dogs have probably been playing with Frisbees for as long as there have BEEN Frisbees to play with, it wasn’t until 1975 that an official canine version of the sport was introduced. Ashley Whippet was a…you guessed it – Whippet, who was born on June 4th, 1971. Ashley was the companion of a Ohio […]

Ask the Dog Guide: Help Choosing a Breed

August 18th, 2008

Question:I’m trying to narrow down a dog search and looking for these qualities in a breed: Medium size (25-45 lb), short hair, people-oriented, active, playful (but very trainable), friendly to small children, tolerant, robust health, lifespan 14 years or more, would thrive on farm life & not be instinctively inclined to chase livestock. I anticipate […]

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