Dog breeds

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dog breed

Dog breeds

A dog breed is defined by a breed standard which describes the dog's physical characteristics in detail. However, there are more characteristics than color, pattern, or hair length to define a dog breed.

Many breeds can be seen as real pet dogs while others fulfill important tasks in supporting and facilitating human life, such as

guide dogs,
guard dogs,
hunting dogs,
herding dogs,
sled dogs,
racing dogs.

In a sense, these dog breeds are real partners for their owners. But all – pets and partners – have one thing in common: they are companions for humans.

Dog Breeds - examples

Afghan hound

Fox terrier

Basset hound

German shepherd




Griffon terrier



Bull terrier

Irish setter


Labrador retriever



Chow chow


Cocker spaniel



Pit bull terrier






Tyroler Bracke


Yorkshire terrier
You'd like to aquire a dog?

All dogs can make good companions, but sometimes their needs, yours, and your family's needs come into conflict. Consider your lifestyle when making your decision. If you have no family, travel a lot and work long hours, you should reconsider getting a dog. Dogs are very social animals and need lots of interaction. They need you as a companion too.

And never forget: cute and helpless looking puppies grow up. They are still cute then, but in a very different way! And grown-up dogs are able to make their way, but they do not want to make it without your help!
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There are two things you should always keep in mind when you start house-training your dog:
your canine companion is a born pleaser and you should always keep a regular schedule.
For house-training a puppy the best method is the so-called crate training.
When home for the first time, place your puppy in its own crate.
Take her out frequently so she never has to soil her crate.
This method really works since most animals try to keep the area where they sleep clean. After a few months most dogs will be able to go all night without accidents. When you've taken your puppy outside have a word with her. Say key words, such as "business," "hurry up" or "go pee," Once it clicks that you want them to go outside to do their "business", they'll do their best.

In general, housing cats and dogs together is not a problem provided that they get to know their different languages. For example, wagging the tail is a sign of cheerfulness for a dog, but it means anger or fury for a cat. To conclude from this that they are natural enemies is wrong.

If they come into the household as very young animals and grow up together, cats and dogs usually become good friends. A grown-up dog tends to accept a very young cat as a member of his pack. On the other hand you should be careful bringing together an adult, self-confident cat and a young dog.

When another animal is introduced to your companion's territory, the animals need time to accept and get used to each other. Do not force them together in the same room or area in the first few days. Give them time to scent the presence of the other animal before their first meeting. And always leave an opportunity for escape, especially for younger cats