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Apr 6th 2011 at 3:34 PM

They are man's best friend, as they saycute and cuddly, intelligent and witty, lean and furry.

Images of dogs closely resembling these breeds are depicted on the walls of the tombs of the Egyptian pharaohs. The instinct to herd in some of them can be strong in these breeds even if most of these are now plain companion dogs that have never even seen a sheep. Smaller dogs may be hurt by unintentionally rough children, especially those under the age of 3, but a well-trained smaller dog can be a great companion for gentler kids. They are familiar faces from numerous media spots, including the movie Air Bud and the TV Show Full House. But without the right training and socialization, and in irresponsible hands, these can be dangerous dogs. Generally, sturdier, active dogs love kids, but unless your dog is well-trained, he may pose a risk to your children. This is the catchall group for breeds that did not seem to fit in elsewhere, from the cuddly Bichon Frise, a little too big to be considered a toy, to the striking Dalmatian and the stunning but difficult Chow Chow. Some sporting dog breeds you might consider in buying include the American Cocker Spaniel, American Water Spaniel, Brittany, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Clumber Spaniel, Curly-Coated Retriever, English Cocker Spaniel, English Setter, English Springer Spaniel, Field Spaniel, Flat-Coated Retriever, German Shorthaired Pointer, German Wirehaired Pointer, Golden Retriever, Gordon Setter, Irish Setter, Irish Water Spaniel, Labrador Retriever, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Pointer, Spinone Italiano, Sussex Spaniel, Vizsla, Weimaraner, Welsh Springer Spaniel, Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. The dachshund, a hound in origin, might seem to be out of place in this group, as its background as a digger accustomed to chasing foxes and badgers underground would more logically make it a terrier. Sporting dogs that are alert, active and intelligent have historically been used by hunters to locate, flush or retrieve game from land or water. They are the original hunting dogs, many pre-dating the gun-assisting hunters in their sporting group. It now serves only as a loving, albeit somewhat deskbound companion. Those seeking one out, however, are cautioned when choosing a dog bred for the racetrack. Made up of guardians of livestock and property, police dogs, sled dogs and rescue dogs, these workers come in all shapes and sizes, from the standard schnauzer to the Great Dane. That's part of the fun.

The fur can be puffed up to trap warm air in cold weather or held closely against the skin to release heat on warm days. Pendant Ears. The long hair of the Lhasa apso is due to a naturally prolonged growth phase that was emphasized by selective breeding for thermal protection and aesthetic reasons. Rose Ears. The ears of wild canids, like wolves and foxes, come in only one shape:natural. The tongue is one of a dog's most important organs. Two rows of six small, curved incisors help the dog maintain a firm grip on prey, while four large, pointed canine teeth tear at it. Typically, they sport solid grey, brown or black coats, composed of light to dark colour-banded hairs, called agouti, like grey wolves. Even the size of a canid's ears plays a part in temperature control. Teeth. Such hot-weather species as the fennec fox, a tiny African desert dweller, sports oversized ears to maximize heat loss.

You will learn the whys and hows of the following situations:Barking All The Time - Halt this annoying habit and preserve silence Digging In Your Yard - Learn the easiest and most effective way to stop your dog from destroying your yard Jumping Up On People -Learn the fastest way to teach your dog to stop jumping on everyone they see Escaping - Does your dog always seem to find a way to escape or run away from his pen or house? Learn how to stop this frustrating and dangerous habit Constantly Whining - Does your dog whine for food or whenever he/she is put up? Finally, be able to stop thisGoing to the Bathroom Inside - Finally be able to teach your dog to stop this habit. You would have a well trained obedient dog that obeys you. You will terminate your dog's disobedience immediately. In minutes, you can convert your worst enemy into a best friend again.

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