April 13th 2011 1:29 am
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Nowadays, it is getting common and people are really fond of keeping pets along them inside their homes and for this purpose, they are also found willing to spend a large amount of money that would be required to get the ownership of any nice pet.
People do not only want to spend once in a life expense at the time of purchasing pet but they are well aware that pet animals are like human beings and as we need to be treated so regularly and so properly, similarly, they are also required to have proper attention and proper care. These all sorts of points are not unfamiliar to the people and still they are found happy to spend money in order to meet all the routine and unusual expenses that usually or could be occurred while having pets along them.
Here, one thing is required to be taken under discussion that which pet animals are more likely to be prioritized by the people and they are more willing to spend their moments along those pet animals. Dogs are the most prominent and commonly found pet animal that is given equal importance for many different regions of the world and few of the dog breeds like Border collies is one of the famous breeds. However, except dogs, it is also quite common to have different kinds of cats as a pet inside your home but on comparison, dogs are given more priority because they are more strong, energetic and lively as compare to cats. However the only point that changes the choice of people is the cuteness and sweetness of cat that grab the attention of people and they try to keep cats as pet of the home.
Categorizing the different kinds of dogs, you would find a large number of breed of dogs that are being chosen by different people but Border collies is one of the few breed of dogs that has many different and exceptional qualities that attracts people and they prefer this breed of dog. It best of all its kind and it can easily perform many different tasks and activities with children, youngsters as well as old people can also make friendship with such kind of dogs and they can spend their good time with it. This breed of dogs can easily be trained and it would not require a great deal of time to get trained. However, agility trials and Frisbee are few of the activities that are more often performed by this breed of dog in a very professional and accurate manner. This is also a breed of dog that can start running towards the ball as soon as the ball get thrown and this is known as fly ball activity.
If you have made your intentions to adopt Border collies, you should not confine its abilities and skills only with physical practice of a body. Because this breed of dogs do not only perform physical activities perfectly but they also keep you busy in different manners.
January 26th 2011 5:21 am
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The Basenji is a medium sized dog with plenty of affection and working abilities. The Basenji was developed in Africa as a working dog. They are good hunters and sight dogs. This dog breed is considered to be in the hound breed group. Typically their height is 22 to 24 inches, and they weigh 16 to 17 pounds. They have a small, agile body with pointed ears, a medium length snout, and a curly tail. The Basenji is usually red, black and tan, or brindle. Most often you will find they have white feet, tail tip, and collar. The Basenji coat is very short and fine. This means that they are typically very light shedders, and it helps keep them clean from that dog odor some dogs get.
Grooming of the Basenji is usually very easy since they have such a short coat that doesn’t shed often. They even tend to groom themselves, so all you have to worry about is giving them a brushing once a week to remove any dead or loose hair they didn’t catch. You will also want to do dental checks, feet checks, and clip their nails on a regular basis.
The Basenji character or temperament is usually very affectionate, alert, and can be aloof to strangers. Since they are hunters they can be suspicious of other individuals they haven’t met before. This can usually be trained out of them with socialization training. Other things you should know about a Basenji include their intelligence is rather high and they can be a bit independent. You will find that along with socialization training they can become very good with children, especially those that are kind and play with them. They sometimes don’t make great pets for new dog owners. You will find that they can become destructive as well if they are left for long periods of time. This is just a sign that they need a dog owner who is more willing to play and spend time with them.
For training and exercise you should know that the Basenji is a very active dog. They need to have a yard to run around in and don’t like to be confined. As long as you provide the proper training they will make one of the best pets you could have. It is best to socialize them early to get rid of some unlikable behaviors such as fighting with other dogs or becoming too independent. You will also find that obedience training is required. Typically their high intelligence will make training a bit easier than other breeds, but remember a fair and consistent hand is always best. You should also keep the training very active to make sure they don’t become bored. When you exercise your dog you can run, jog, or just walk as long as you have toys and at least an hour a day. They love to be active and can be tireless in the pursuit of fun. It is best to have a fenced in yard for them to spend time in while you are at work.
When you consider the care of the Basenji you will also want to provide the proper nutrition. They need to have protein and enzymes in their diet to make sure they stay healthy and fit. They don’t have an particular diseases that they are prone to, so they should live for at least twelve years with the proper care. As long as you provide what they need they will be lovable dogs and great pets for the entire family.
August 18th 2009 5:29 am
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There are many dog breeds to choose from. You have to know everything there is to know about a dog in order to understand if they will fit into your home. There are many dogs that are not going to fit with children or small pets because of their instinctual behaviour. It is important to know everything you can to make a sound decision. You will find below information regarding the Iceland Sheepdog and whether they are a great pet for you.
First of all the Iceland Sheepdog originated in Iceland as far back as 874 A.D. The Viking settlers were the first to have these dogs in their homes. They used the sheepdog as hunters, farmers, and herders. They are also thought to be related to the Norwegian Buhund. The Iceland sheepdog is very close to extinction because of the small numbers. For this very reason there are breeders out their looking to re-establish the breed and hopefully the dog’s popularity.
The Iceland sheepdog is usually a smaller breed of sheepdog. They are still about medium size. You will find they are typically 12 to 16 inches and weigh about 20 to 30 pounds. They have a medium length fur that is often easy to take care of and brush. Their ears are going to point up and sometimes back when they are listening. Their head is relatively small, but the muzzle is a little longer than the head. The tail will also curl back on the body. You will find they are usually brindle, white, fawn, red, and black in colour with white markings.
The Iceland Sheepdog is going to be one of the best dogs to have for working. They are going to be sturdy, and very energetic. You will also find they are intelligent, agile, and hardy. They tend to be friendly, curious, and very playful. This makes them a great pet for the right person. You may not want to have the dog around small children, but they usually adore any child. They are also going to be very kind to strangers rather than aloof. This makes them one of the best dogs you could ever have. They can have strong hunting instincts so training in obedience is necessary. You should also be careful around small pets.
Typically the Iceland Sheepdog is going to need a home with a yard. They are very active and cannot handle being cooped up. They love to be in a family atmosphere and around a family, but they still need a daily walk for about an hour with play. They are a great dog for most types of weather, but especially the colder climes.
You will find that grooming is relatively easy as the double coat they have is weather proof and they usually keep it fairly clean themselves. You will find that a brushing twice a week or daily will remove the dead or loose hair. You will also find that they need their toenails clipped. They don’t usually require professional grooming as long as you make sure there are no mats or tangles forming in the fur. If they do have knots or matting you can simply cut them out. You also shouldn’t need to give them baths. They love to play in the water so this can help keep them clean. They are an average shedder with the medium coat so keeping your home clean can be a little difficult during certain seasons.