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8 Television Basset Hound Stars!

April 17th, 2008

Basset Hounds are characters! They have made many notable apperances on TV throughout the years. Did you know that literally speaking the word “Basset” translates to “rather low” in French? Check out these 8 Famous Basset Hounds! Axelrod – A hound who lived in an “A” shaped dog house that was featured in a series […]

Laika The Space Dog Given Monument in Moscow.

April 12th, 2008

Over 50 years ago, Laika, a mixed breed female dog was the first earthling in space. This Friday a monument was unveiled as a testimony to her bravery and the contribution she (and other canine astronauts) made to the space program. Sadly, at the birth of the space program, dogs were simply part of the […]

The Kooikerhondje – A New Face At Crufts

March 7th, 2008

The new breed at Crufts this year is the Kooikerhondje (pronounced koy-ker-hond-gee), who will be featured in the Gundog Group this evening. The Kooikerhondje’s (Dutch Decoy Dog) origins can be found as far back as the 1500′s. This quiet playful dog was developed in 1626-1679 to be used as a duck decoy of all things! […]

Presidential First Dog Fido.

February 18th, 2008

In 1855, President Abraham Lincoln’s beloved Fido was born. From all accounts Fido was a mutt, a brownish yellow dog resembling a shepherd. White House Pet Fido When elected President of the United States, Lincoln decided not to take Fido with him to Washington, knowing that the dog might have problems adjusting to the noises […]

Happy President’s Day! Dogs of the White House

February 18th, 2008

Over the years there have been many pets that have graced the White House with their President owners, from elephants, lions, to even an alligator. By far, dogs have been the most popular indoor pet. Photo by: doublebocr The title of First Dog began with our nation’s first president George Washington. The actual title cannot […]

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