We would love to say that we know everything about Dogs, someone is bound to trip us up so lets just say that we know Most Things About Dogs and Dog Breeds ad we would love to share in our and your journey of ownership.
We love our Dogs, in fact the dog was has long been much more than mans best friend, with many different dog breeds in existence.
The dog is known to have been the first domesticated animal and has been the most widely kept of our animals used for a number of tasks such as working alongside us for hunting, retrieving or kept as a pet for company.
There has been much discussion as to when the Dog was first domesticated and although the earliest and the latest dates have put it somewhere between 14,000 and 33,000 years ago. The dogs value to our early human hunter-gatherers led to them quickly becoming widespread across the early world cultures. Dogs perform many roles for people, such as hunting, herding, pulling loads, protection, assisting police and military, companionship, and, more recently, aiding handicapped individuals. This impact on human society has given them the nickname “man’s best friend” especially in the Western world. In some cultures, however, dogs are still used as a source of meat. The numbers of the dog throughout the world was last put at four hundred million back in 2001, so this could have increased somewhat by now.
The current line of breeds goes back hundreds of years and many or our modern breeds have been intentionally bred for their usefulness. This developing of specific breeds continues to this day with many new breeds coming forth such as the Cockapoo cross between a Cocker and a Poodle to name but one. Dogs are a fascinating animal full of life and they are loyal giving their love to the owners unconditionally. These pages will aim to provide you with an informative look at the dog the various types and breeds, together with tips on Dog Care and What health concerns there may be down the line and how to deal with them.
There are literally hundreds of different breeds of dog running around our homes and these breeds actually vary from country to country because of breeding techniques that have been used over the centuries.
We mostly are a World of Dog lovers and although some dogs are still used as working dogs I think it is fair to say that the majority of dogs are our companions or pets. Personally I cannot imagine being without a dog, until recently we had two but unfortunately we lost our fourteen year old Cocker Spaniel which just leaves our Springer Spaniel named Jack. He is ten years old and currently in good health although he has developed a few fatty lumps which seems to be common in dogs of his age.
But it doesn’t matter what breed of dog you may have this is something you will have to deal with at some point, most dogs should live to around 12 to 14 yrs old, although some breeds will be lucky to manage 8 and others could last up to 18 years of age. So you will at some point have to steal yourself for this time.
But the love we receive from our dogs is totally unconditional they just wish to please their masters and are quite happy to carry out simple tasks without and demands except that they would like to have a place to lay there heads and a full belly occasionally. Not much for a life full of love and devotion!
We shall look at the various breeds as we go, I just wanted to touch on the sore subject of life expectations and the point that we, as owners must be fully aware of what to expect and to do with our charges. Because our dogs will come to rely on us to look after and provide for them for their future years good times and bad. If anyone cannot say that they are willing to take on these duties as a responsible dog owner, then they have no business taking on the ownership of a dog.
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