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Pseudopregnancy in Dogs

- Pseudopregnancy is a common phenomenon that occurs in the intact female dog that is not pregnant during the diestrus or anestrus time of their estrous cycle. Pseudopregnancy can be characterized by swelling of the mammary glands, swelling of the abdomen, milk production and a change in the female’s behavior such as mothering of objects or other animals, restlessness, aggression, nesting and anorexia, (Hermo, 631). For the subordinate female gray wolf this phenomenon is a typical behavior to take care of the young pups while the alpha female, and only female to mate and give birth to young, is out hunting for food for the pack....   [tags: Domestic Dogs, Wolves]

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Detection Dogs and their Training

- Graham Vest stated, “the one absolutely unselfish friend a man may have in this selfish world….is the dog” at a Missouri trial in 1870, over 500 years after the first instalment of dogs in civil services (Orbaan, 15). Unlike man, canines possess a courageous attribute that does not fail even in the moment of an emergency and will not back down to daily challenges that may arise on the job each day. Law enforcement agencies around the world, both big and small, employ canines to assist officers in the field....   [tags: Dogs, Civil Protection, Patrolling]

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Therapy Dogs

- As the saying goes, a dog is a man’s best friend. The dog is a loving companion to a man. He is happy to go everywhere with his master. He shows his affection for his master by wagging his tail and licking his hand or face. This timeless relationship continues to evolve into new kinds of human-dog interactions that increasingly benefit society. This has led to the belief that dogs can provide company, affection and support to people who are going through a difficult time or who feel lonely. Dogs have aided humans in tasks such as hunting, livestock herding, and guarding....   [tags: seizure dogs, dogs, service dogs]

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The Legislation of Service Dogs in Hong Kong

- At the beginning of the year 2011, the first guide dog was introduced in Hong Kong which indicated a huge leap in the progress of promoting dog servicing in the region. Meantime, it is expected to provoke a controversial debate on the appropriateness in letting dogs assist in various occupations. The establishment of the issue revealed the requirement for the city to adapt a novel approach in providing social services by using working dogs. In definition, a service dog is a dog that has been trained since puberty by qualified instructors in order to develop a strong sense of obedience and abstinence so that it is capable of providing guidance and service for humans....   [tags: International Law, guide dogs]

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Dogs

- The results of the study scaled the dogs on five dimensions of behavior temperament: playfulness, curiosity/fearfulness, chase-proneness, sociability, and aggressiveness (De Palma et al., 2005). Dogs living in rescue shelters were assessed as demonstrating a low degree of playfulness, showing distraction by the environment when being enticed to play. The sheltered dogs also scored low on curiosity but, high on fearful behavior. The cortisol levels for the sheltered dogs were significantly higher than the cortisol levels of canines living in households, indicative of stress and anxiety associated with shelter lifestyle....   [tags: Shelter Dogs]

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Working Dogs

- Dogs are very common in the world we know today. Many households have one or more. Dogs are trained to be pets. Not only trained to be pets, dogs are also trained for work. Dogs are getting used more and more in our work environment. House dogs can also be considered a working dog depending on why the dog is there. There are many jobs for dogs. Dogs make a big impact on our working and social lives. There are many different types of work dogs. Some types of work dogs also have different jobs for which they are trained for....   [tags: Training Work Dogs]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Book Of Noble Dogs '

- Thesis Statement Since the commencement of warfare, humans have been using dogs to wage battle. Dogs have been employed in direct combat, for security purposes, for carrying equipment and for unit esprit de corps as the mascot. Today many feel that modern Military Working Dogs are more than equipment; they are Soldiers. Past History of the Military Working Dog Program The dog has been accompanying people into battle since the first cave dwellers domesticated them. They have been used as pack animals, mascots, security as well as in combat roles....   [tags: United States Army, Vietnam War, Working dogs]

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Save More Dogs

- Introduction Buying a puppy from the pet store might be one of the most phenomenal moments in a life. Unfortunately, puppy mills sell their malnourished dogs to pet stores. Puppy mills are huge kennels where pure bred puppies are crowded together in unsanitary housing with no food. Dogs who did no wrong to this world do not deserve to live in these conditions. The amount of puppy mills are increasing and must be stopped by adopting dogs from shelters, not buying puppies from pet stores and putting stronger laws into action....   [tags: puppies, dogs, pet store, pound, animals, pets]

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African Wild Dogs: The Lives and Loss of the Painted Wolves

- African Wild Dogs, or Lycaon pictus, are indigenous to many parts of sub-Saharan Africa. They, along with wolves and domesticated dogs, are classified in the kingdom Animalia, phylum Chordata, class Mammalia, order Carnivora, and family Canidae, so all three species share many similar characteristics (Woodroffe & Sillero-Zubiri, 2012). Lycaon pictus translates to “painted wolf,” referring to the unique brown, gold, black, and white mottling of their coats which allows recognition of individuals....   [tags: Lycaon Pictus, Wild Dogs, Sub Saharan Africa]

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Flea Control for Dogs and Cats

- Flea Control for Dogs and Cats Many Americans have a four-legged member of their family in their home. Most people deal with housebreaking problems, pet hair on furniture, and an occasional broken lamp because all the friendly welcomes home outweigh these minor problems. When the weather begins to get warmer, these pet owners begin to cringe with the thought of spring. It can only mean one thing; flea season and the circus of giving flea baths and dips is about to start. But in the past few years, there has been a break through in scientific technology allowing both owners and pets to rest easier....   [tags: Pets Dogs Cats Essays]

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The Misidentification of The Day We Were Dogs

- The Misidentification of The Day We Were Dogs      "The Day We Were Dogs," published in 1993 by Elena Garro, illustrates the common error of misidentification of Magical Realism. The fact that Garro is a Mexican author and that fantasy is so closely related to Magical Realism often causes the reader to associate this particular work with Magical Realism. However, this work also contains fantastic elements as well as sublime characteristics, which make it difficult to classify as a strictly Magical Realist work....   [tags: Day We Were Dogs Essays]

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Identifying The Day We Were Dogs

- Identifying The Day We Were Dogs        Whether or not "The Day We Were Dogs" (1993) is a magical realist story is questionable. Often stories are misidentified because of the closeness of literature such as magical realism, the fantastic, and the sublime. The story leaves a lot to one's imagination instead of presenting it in the text. Elena Garro blends two days and two completely different worlds together in this story. The magical elements depend on how one uses his or her imagination throughout this story....   [tags: Day We Were Dogs Essays]

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Misunderstanding The Day We Were Dogs

- Misunderstanding The Day We Were Dogs       Writers as well as many people make or mislabel stories. Magical, unreal, real, fantastic, and the sublime are just a few types of different labels that a person can use. The different types of stories are amusing and fun. The world is made up of all types of different labels of material for stories that people like to read and enjoy. Elana Garro is one of the Spanish authors who has written stories that have been mislabeled and put with other stories that were listed under the magical and the unreal....   [tags: Day We Were Dogs Essays]

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Cattle Dogs

- Cattle Dogs The cattle industry in the past as well as today would be nothing without the help of man's best friend. Herding dogs are the best known working dogs. These unique dogs have an instinct to herd and with the right training will help a farmer or rancher move his herd without any trouble, as long as the dog is responsive to the ranchers hand signals and whistles. The best way to train a dog is to have it work along side an already experienced dog. They are keen, alert, responsive, and extremely intelligent....   [tags: Farming Dogs Agriculture Essays Papers]

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Reservoir Dogs...

- Reservoir Dogs... The first time I saw Reservoir Dogs I knew it was something different (I didn?t see any Tarantino?s films before). It was the first time I payed more attention to the characters dialogue than to the visual appearance of the film itself The dialogues in Tarantino?s films are its more powerful resource. They both tells the story and sets the mood for it. I remember I was reading Stephen King?s ?The Dead Zone. when I got hold of Tarantino?s screenplay for Reservoir Dogs. I left Stephen King for a while and read the screenplay in one sitting (I didn?t get much sleep that night)....   [tags: Movie Film Reservoir Dogs Essays]

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Magical Elements in The Day We Were Dogs

- Magical Elements in The Day We Were Dogs       The short story "The Day We Were Dogs", first published in 1993, was written by Elena Garro. She was born in Pueblo, Mexico, on December 15, 1920. I feel that the story definitely has to deal with magical realism. "The Day We Were Dogs" has too many magical elements that are treated as normal not to be magical realism. However, I also felt that the story has some unreal elements that are not treated as normal. Therefore, I feel that the story may also fit into the genre of fantastic literature, which creates questions about the unreal elements....   [tags: Day We Were Dogs Essays]

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Characteristics of Magical Realism in If Dinosaurs Were Cats And Dogs

- Characteristics of Magical Realism in If Dinosaurs Were Cats And Dogs       "If Dinosaurs Were Cats And Dogs" is a short story written by Colin McNaughton. "If Dinosaurs were Cats And Dogs" was published in 1981. It is classified under the fantastic sublime. However, based on the analysis of "If Dinosaurs were Cats And Dogs" one would believe that magical realism is a genre of the sublime.   While reading "If Dinosaurs Were Cats And Dogs", one comes upon the illustrations in the book. Through out all of the illustrations, the people are on a smaller scale then the animals....   [tags: Dinosaurs Were Cats And Dogs Essays]

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Sublime and Fantastic Elements in The Day We Were Dogs

- Sublime and Fantastic Elements in The Day We Were Dogs      "The Day We Were Dogs" is a short story written by an author born in Puebla, Mexico, in 1993. Elena Garro's major themes revolve around the concepts of time and memory. I do not believe this story is a true example of magical realism; however I do see the sublime and the fantastic used in this story. I think that this story is really a misidentification of magical realism. To start out, I was moved by the way the author talked about a day with two days inside of it....   [tags: Day We Were Dogs Essays]

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Similarities Between Dogs And Dogs

- There are several similarities that dogs and cats share. One being that they both require love and affection from their owners. These two animals are the most common pets in our society to this day. Some prefer the company of a cat, while others are considered dog lovers. I on the other hand am a dog lover. I consider a dog not only a pet, but a best friend as well. I have personally experienced the friendship that forms between an owner and their dog, and I can assure you that I will forever cherish the memories that I, and my dog Cubby have shared in the 16 years we were lucky enough to have spent with one another....   [tags: Dog, Pet, Love, Cat]

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Working With Dogs And Dogs

- Thousands of homeless animals are looking for forever homes in America. Volunteering is a great way to give to your community and socialize the animals at the shelters. Working with dogs and cats that have not had good starts in their lives helps them trust again. It helps animals get over the trauma they have had before they went to the shelter. Socializing makes the animal more adoptable and they are given a chance to get forever homes. Volunteer at your local humane society 's and help out the animals like I have worked with in shelters....   [tags: Dog, Neutering, Pet, The Animals]

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The Domestication of Dogs

- Domestication of Dogs Humans know dogs as a sweet and loving animal that wants to be loved, or also a man’s best friend, but until they were domesticated, they weren’t always like that. Even though many people think that the dogs were domesticated from wolves, not many people truly knows what kind of wolf that the dogs domesticated from. Researchers think that the gray wolf is the primary target of the domestication of dogs. The scientists believe that the dog comes from the gray wolf and the dogs have similar DNA in their body....   [tags: wolves, breeds, dna]

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The Boxer vs. The American Staffordshire Terrier

- These two breeds, the Boxer and the American Staffordshire Terrier are a great fit to family life. It been said that dog is man's best friend, and because of this, it makes them great companions. For instance, when an owner tells his dog that he is a good boy, the dog happily wags its tail. Then, there are those times when an owner has to discipline his or her dog; it creeps away with that sad puppy dog look. The Boxer, and the American Staffordshire Terrier; have some similarities, but are different in many ways as to their ancestry, appearance, and health....   [tags: Dogs]

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Evolution of Dogs

- The grey wolf has been transformed into what we, today, call a dog. After years of traveling with humans, the wolf began to change and became adapted and tame enough to socialize with humans. The environment it was placed into was one of the causes for change, and another was the role it played for humans. The most likely scenario for wolves beginning to coexist with humans is that a human hunting party came across a very young wolf cub and decided to take it with them. The wolf cub would have been very puppy-like at an early age....   [tags: Animal Research ]

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History of Dogs

- Miacis was a weasel sized small carnivore that lived forty million years ago in the Eocene Period. Miacis is believed to be the oldest ancestor of the present day dogs. Six forms and millions of years later the wild ancestor of dogs, wolves arrived. The wolves would follow hunters, leading to the hunter's befriendment of the wolves and their domestication. "The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them." States Stanley Coren who is a dog psychologist....   [tags: Animals]

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The History and Science of Dogs

- ... Creating a dog that is highly trainable dog and a superior snout”. All these hybrid breeds are so successful because of how the dogs DNA is formed. The discovery of deciphering the dog genome was discovered by the Researchers at the National Institutes of Health on The Science of Dogs “Every piece of DNA is made up of four different chemical components A, C, T, and G, the dog has 2.4 billions of these letters in the combination known as base pairs. Sequences of the letters ACTG make up thousands of Genes that specify each component of the dog”....   [tags: pets, domestication, breeding]

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Different Types of Dogs: A Shepherd

- ... Soon later the man did buy the dog, soon after renamed the dog Horand. This German shepherd later was named a declared the first ever German Shepherd. He ended up being the father of 84 puppies. These type of dogs used to be much different back in the day, they used to be rough haired with short tails many changed have appeared since then. These dogs mostly became important after World War 1 ended. These doggies used to be called Alsatians; many people in other countries still continue to call the German Shepherds, as we know them Alsatians....   [tags: intelligent animals, breeds]

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Hare 's The Genius Of Dogs

- Before reading Hare’s The Genius of Dogs, I had the misconception that dogs understood the principle of connectivity in the same way as humans. For example, I thought that when I would walk my friend’s dog on his leash, and we would come across a mailbox the dog would know to walk on the same side of it as me. However, for all the walks that I took with the dog I would always have to get him unwrapped from the mailbox until I decided to start pulling on the leash to show him which side to go on....   [tags: Dog, Gray Wolf, Canidae, Reasoning]

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A Dogs Life in Up and Downs

- A Dogs Life in Up and Downs Dog care seems to be one of societies greatest undermined problems as streets begin to become littered with stray dogs. On Average there are 7.6 million animals put into shelters nationwide. A whopping 3.9 million relates specifically to dogs, and to make matters even more precarious 2.7 million are put down. And only 1.3 million are adopted, is it the dog’s fault. Or are humans to blame for not properly caring for them. Dogs have an instinct to reproduce and a fertile dog will reproduce on average once a year and this deals with 4-6 puppies on average....   [tags: dog care, having puppy, shelters, abuse]

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The Price Of Pure Bred Dogs

- The prices of pure bred dogs vary depending on breed, but the average price comes around to about $900 per puppy. For that price, the pure bred puppy should ideally come with the following; three generations of pedigree, titled champions in the pedigree for any specific task, genetically sound hips and joints, healthy eyes, a guarantee refund for a dog with any inheritable diseases or conditions, a promise or a requirement for the return of the dog in the occasion that it cannot be cared for any longer, knowledgeable help on caring for that specific breed of dog, care and grooming information, and a sample of the current food being eaten....   [tags: Dog, Dog breed, Purebred, Selective breeding]

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The History and Evolution of Dogs

- (word count includes Annotated Bibliography) Throughout the world there are many different countries that contain diverse cultures, religions, and life styles. There is however certain aspects within these countries and cultures that acts as a common ground between one another. One dominant aspect is the existence of dogs within these cultures. Dogs are common throughout the world, either as a domestic pet, a protector on a farm, or an assistant for hunting; amongst others. Regardless of the reason for having a dog most people have either owned one for themselves or has known somebody who has owned one at some point in their life....   [tags: Informative Essay, Research Paper]

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Difference Between Dogs and Cats

- Dogs and cats are the most popular pets in the whole world. Even though they’re both very popular, they are different in many ways. Some people gravitate towards the calmness of a cat, while others seek the companionship of a dog. Cats are a lot more independent and less expensive. Cats don’t require nor do they want to be trained to be a house pet. Dogs on the other hand are very loyal and will act as your best friend. Dogs require more attention and training to be a well behaved family member....   [tags: popular pets, animals, dog, cat]

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Anesthesia Sensitivity Of Dogs And Anesthesia

- Typically just after a dog surgery, many vets insist to the owners that, their dog is very sensitive to anesthesia. This statement is said, as they need to put a great effort in controlling the dog and extending their thoughts on the danger. Later we may find, these owners go on to tell their story to others about the idea - anesthesia sensitivity in dogs. Thus, this problem grows and is purported in the society. However, in most cases, it’s simply not the truth. Putting it into simple words that, a sensitivity to anesthesia in dogs is something that actually does not exist....   [tags: Dog, Dog breed, Anesthesia, Pet]

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Common Diseases of Dogs and Cows

- Contents Introduction 2 Diseases in Dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) 3 Parvovirus 3 Hookworm 3 Fleas 4 Diseases in Domestic Cattle (Bos Tauris) 4 Bovine Tuberculosis 4 Roundworm 4 Cattle Tick 5 Diseases of the Mountain Chicken (Leptodactylus fallax) 5 Chytrid Fungus 5 Metabolic Bone Disease 6 Diseases of the Superb Starling (Lamprotornis superbus) 6 Avian Salmonellosis 6 Hyperkeratosis 7 Conclusion 7 References 8 Introduction This assessment will cover a range of diseases that affect dogs, cows, the superb starling and the mountain chicken....   [tags: Animal Diseases]

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The Ill Treatment Of Street Dogs

- ‘How comfortable he looked!’ The calm smile on the face of the dog that I had just rescued warmed my heart. Brutally beaten by my neighbor, the dog limped towards me. I rushed this street dog to the veterinary hospital and got him treated for his injuries. Returning home, I felt an urgent need to do something for him and the other dogs, who I believed would meet the same fate. I informed the sector committee, delivered presentations on the ill-treatment of street dogs, and convinced the 350 residents of my locality to create a safer environment for these creatures....   [tags: Physician, Medicine, Health care, Medical school]

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Companion Dogs, Making a Difference

- For a number of children with autism having a companion dog is the difference between life and death. Methodically trained guide dogs help create an environment where autistic children are comfortable enough to live a more ordinary lifestyle. Autism spectrum disorder is a major public health problem that is the most common neurological disorder affecting 1 out of every 110 births in the US (Autism Society, 2009). ASDs can range in severity from Asperger Syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism where the child can function relatively well in society, to autistic disorder or classical ASD, which severely inhibits the child’s ability to socialize or communicate (NINDS)....   [tags: Psychology ]

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Why Cats And Dogs Cats

- When you talk to pet owners about owning a cat versus a dog, it stirs up much controver-sy in many ways. By looking at both cats and dogs, the cat outweighs the dog in many ways, which makes the cat the superior selection when making a final decision on which one to get. Cats have very desirable qualities that make them an award winning choice to many owners. The qualities that appeal to most are the ability of the cat to live in small spaces, they do not eat large amounts of food for their meals, and they are very sedentary and independent in nature making them a low maintenance pet....   [tags: Cat, Predation, Dog, Theobromine poisoning]

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Relation Between Humans And Dogs

- relation between humans and dogs. The scholarly article, “Canis sensitivus: Affiliation and dog’s sensitive to other’s behavior as the basis for synchronization with humans?” by Charlotte Duranton and Florence Gaunet, taught me that dogs are able to synchronized their feelings with of their owners. The authors’ state, “Finally, recent studies have shown that dogs were sensitive to their owners’ emotional cues. When the owner was stressed, the behaviors of dogs were affected in a cognitive task, suggesting an emotional contagion […] also found that when con- fronted with a human crying, dogs interacted more with him/her than if the person was just talking or humming” (Duranton and Ganuet, 20...   [tags: Psychology, Emotion, Dog, Biology]

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It's Raining Cats and Dogs

- Shelters all across the United States are filled with yapping, meowing, and barking animals. If these animals are not adopted in time to make room for more unwanted animals, they are euthanized. Animals are breeding quickly, causing fluctuation in the animal population. It is almost literally raining cats and dogs. An effective way to combat this problem is the spay and neuter the animals to ensure they do not reproduce. Spaying and neutering animals will decrease the animal population and prevent many animals from being put into crowded shelters and euthanized....   [tags: Animals, Euthanasia, Shelter]

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Hot Dogs: Hold the Buns

- Hot Dogs: Hold the Buns The stale scent of sweat, dirt, and the scintillating steam of a freshly cooked hot dog waiting to be gobbled up invites fans when stepping into a sport arena or field. The hot dog is one of America’s celebrated entrees whether this deli meat is eaten at a sports event, a picnic, or a family round lunch; but to me, this versatile frankfurter link is more significant. Growing up, my paternal grandmother must have cooked dozens of hot dogs to satisfy my midday cravings as a child, and the memory of grandma serving this meal will thrive....   [tags: Food]

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Should Dogs Be A Veterinarian?

- When it comes to being a veterinarian, there will always be opposing arguments to your own thoughts. Everyone thinks that they know best for their own animals even when you were actually the one whom completed the eight and plus years of schooling as well as gave yourself around $200,000 of debt to help their animals somewhere in the near future. Of course, it is their animal and you must respect their opinions and choices whatever those may be in the end. However, you can still guide them as best as you can and try to tell them what is best for their animal....   [tags: Vaccination, Vaccine, Vaccination schedule]

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Working Dogs and Handlers

- Working Dogs and Handlers Police officers work with special units that make use of their dogs’ skills. Thornton says, “They work fire scenes; public transportation venues, such as subway stations, train stations, or airports; and large public events that may be the subject of bomb threats. They may also check vehicles or buildings for drugs or other contraband,” (Chapter 28). The Central Intelligence Agency; the U.S Postal Service; the Secret Service; the Drug Enforcement Administration and many more use dogs in their teams....   [tags: legal issues, law enforcement]

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Benefit of Guide Dogs

- Being unable to see is a challenging experience. Living life as a blind person can bring frustration and aggravation because they may not always know where they are going or what is going on around them. Often blind people desire to be independent, but lack the ability to live and travel on their own. Fortunately, there is a solution to this dilemma, without the help of another person. For blind people, having a specially trained dog to support them in their complicated day to day lives is a great option....   [tags: Impact on the Blind]

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Owners' Knowledge of Dogs

- The inadequate knowledge of dog psychology in owners not only unveils their neglect of responsibility, but models their poor assessment in dog behavior pertaining to the individual breed; in addition, it confirms their shortage of precautionary measures to suppress aggression within the dog. In Don Kapp’s “It’s More About Owner Than Dog,” owners overlook their incapacity to meet the desires of the certain breed. When a person acquires an animal, its essential to acknowledge all “responsibility.” And by this, owners must study about the precise breed, it’s personality type and be able train and “socialize” them....   [tags: Aggression, Dog Mauling]

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Fear Vs. Animal Dogs

- Fear versus Aggression in Dogs Many people don’t know the difference in fear reactive dogs and aggressive dogs, which in turn can end fatally for the dog and injure a human without the proper knowledge. In many cases the human doesn’t know the right way to respond to a situation that could easily be solved by giving a fearful dog its space and helping it cope through its own emotions. That’s right I said emotions, unlike humans a dogs emotions are not as complex for them its; fear, joy, anger, relaxation- they live “in the now” as the dog whisperer Caesar Millan would say....   [tags: Anxiety, Fear, Dog Whisperer, Anger]

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Service Dogs for Autism

- As of 2012, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that one in 50 children between the ages of six and seventeen has autism spectrum disorder, with males being four times more likely than females to have these conditions (Slaughter 1). Autism is a developmental disorder that affects the brains normal development of social and communication skills. Service dogs are normally used to aid the blind, deaf or hard of hearing, and other types of disabilities. Service dogs have recently been used to help children with autism....   [tags: the most common service assistant animal]

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Dogs Encourage Better Health

- The young royals, Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, created headlines last week by revealing the name of their new puppy. Not mentioned in the multitude of stories is how the dog’s presence can affect the health of the future King and Queen. The latest addition to the Royal family, Lupo a four-month-old black cocker spaniel, is an ideal choice of pet for more than his inability to inherit the throne. Medical studies around the world have concluded dogs encourage better health, and adopting a dog statistically boosts the life expectancy of the monarchial pair....   [tags: Animals]

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Toy Breed Dogs: Pugs

- Pugs are one of the biggest toys breed dogs. (Males, 12-14 Inches 13-20 Pounds, Females, 10-12 inches 13-18 pounds). The pugs are known for their small square shaped bodies and cute wrinkles. They have a heavy coat that sheds seasonally. They come in colors like apricot, black, and silver. Even though the pug being a small energetic dog may seem fun, they can be a challenge to take care of. So before a person can take home a pug he or she should know about their background, their attitudes, and especially their needs....   [tags: origins, care, oldest breed]

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Designer Dogs

- There are hundreds of dog breeds in the world. Gun dogs, sight hounds, terriers, toys, utility dogs, and working dogs are the six basic categories of dogs. But, you can also combine two or more breeds of dogs to make a whole new dog breed. Nowadays, you have all sorts of new types of dogs, such as golden doodles, cockapoos, and even daisy dogs, which have resulted from crossbreeding. Hybrid dogs became popular mostly in the last century, when breeders began experimenting with cross breeding different breeds....   [tags: Animals]

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University Dogs

- MU Communication Fanatics is a strategic communications consulting firm constructed by Millikin University students and recent graduates. Our goal is to help our clients devise, reconstruct, and achieve their organizational goals through branding, strategic planning, and effective communication. At MU Communication Fanatics we focus mainly on leadership, conflict, decision making, technology, and apply other approaches to organizational communication such as the classical approach, the human relations and human resources approach....   [tags: Corporate Profile]

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The Cloning of Dogs

- The Cloning of Dogs Introduction: The new "Star Wars" movie features an entire army made of clones. These clones are genetically perfected to be the ultimately obedient and powerful soldiers. How could this type of cloning technology be used in dogs. We could use it for the good to make the perfectly obedient dog, for use in seeing-eye work, rescue work, etc. This technology could also be used to affect the world of dog showing. An owner of a number one winning champion dog could replicate it and make the sport completely obsolete and pointless....   [tags: Clone Genetics DNA Science Essays]

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History of The Domestication of Dogs: Are Dogs our Companions or Are We Their Companions?

- ... and that they originated in Eurasia. They did in fact cross the land bridge with us to the Americas (J.A. Leonard, 2002), which means that they had a large role in influencing us and helping us to settle in the new world. Now we have a general idea of when domestication began, but the next question is why. Why did we make wolves into our buddies. Why not chimps or some other kind of primate. The answer lies in a few different reasons. Our old pals, even going back to Canis lupus, the gray wolf (the original ancestor of most modern dogs), have human-like qualities....   [tags: relationship, china, pals]

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Is It A Better Choice For Keep Cats Or Dogs?

- Is It A Better Choice to Keep Cats or Dogs. Nowadays a lot of people have pets at home since they are solitary. Pets can help them to release stress, and enhance their moods. Several studies show the people who have pets live longer than people who don’t. Pets can also help them to build their responsibility and patience. When teenagers spend time with pets, they learn the way to take care of others. There is no doubt that cats and dogs are two of the most popular pets in the world since they are easy to raise and they are adorable....   [tags: Dog, Predation, Cat, Neutering]

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Detection Dogs' Training

- Detection dogs have become an integral part of the criminal justice system over the past centuries. Military personnel and law enforcement officers alike utilize canines as companions and partners in the field due to their strength and attributes of loyalty and courage, which complement that of his handler. It was not until the late 1800s that canines would be utilized to their full potential as detection dogs by using their heightened sense of smell to further their contribution to civil services....   [tags: Roles, Evolution, Breeds]

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The Importance of Purebred Dogs by Babette Haggerty

- Take a moment and picture a dog in your head. What do you see. You may see many different things depending on your own personal encounters with the species. There are many types of dogs out there. Some small, some large, long-haired or short-haired. There are many variances in what a dog can look like. One thing that does not change, or should not change, is the importance for every dog in this world to be given love and affection, no matter its characteristics. This is what leads me to believe that the obsession with producing and owning purebreds needs to come to a halt....   [tags: article analysis, dog breeds]

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Cats versus Dogs: Which is Better?

- Cats and dogs are seen to be the most popular household pets in the world. Because of their popularity, people would always compare these two pets to each other. But which makes a better pet. I used to have cats when I was a kid and I had a lot of them. I also had a dog, a family dog, but he stayed outside and I did not really pay attention to him. My cats died when I was nine or ten. I got tired of taking care of them so I stopped adopting one. I didn’t really know the differences between cats and dogs until I had my own dog....   [tags: popular household pets]

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Similarities And Differences Between Dogs And Fish

- The day has come in my household where poles are being taken for the next family member. After careful consideration, my family and I have narrowed down the new family member to be either a dog or a fish. At first glance, I thought these two animals to be on completely opposite ends of the spectrum of pets, and after careful consideration, dogs and fish have a good bit of similarities and differences. Both animals need to be fed daily and kept in a clean environment. However, these differences will be the determining factors as to which new family member wins....   [tags: Pet, Dog, Property, Animal]

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How Service Dogs Help Their Owners

- Dogs are incredible animals. They are hunters, fetchers, rescuers, herders, and even healers. The dogs have amazing senses of smell, sight and hearing. This helps them in being great hunters, fetchers, rescuers, herders, and healers. They can smell out the game to shoot. They can smell people that are trapped in an avalanche. Also, smell sheep that lost its way out of the herd. Even, smell a difference in its owner before they have a seizure. Dogs’ senses can help them detect all kinds of illnesses in humans....   [tags: senses, disabilities, seizure]

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Fear : The Prey Cycle For Our Dogs

- Fear is physical; for our dogs and many times for us as well. Fear is also intimately involved in the prey cycle for our dogs. Every step in the predatory sequence produces it 's own internal rewards via the production of hormones and endorphins. These chemicals create tension and pleasure seeking feelings in the dog so that the hunt continues long enough to gain the prize. Once the prey is killed the tension is release, the hormones, endocrines and endorphins are absorbed back into the body and the dog becomes calm....   [tags: Predation, Dog, Apex predator, Debut albums]

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Its a Dogs Life? The Treatment of Dogs is Better Than That of Babies

- In modern day America many people value animals, dogs in particular, more than humans. You might hear a response from someone that says “they are just like family”, or “I would do anything to save my dog” but what do people do about babies. It seems in this “modern world” that people do not value what a baby is. I have actually heard someone before say to me that a baby is not a living human being until they are born. My skin cringed. A baby is a baby as soon as it is conceived. The embryo is a baby....   [tags: cruelty, abortion, rights]

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Seeing Eye Dogs and Their Impact on the Blind

- Imagine living your life in complete darkness not knowing where your next step will lead you or if you are about to encounter danger. The blind receive help from Seeing Eye dogs. This allows blind people to be safe and not get themselves into dangerous situations. Without Seeing Eye dogs, blind people wouldn’t get around as easily. Seeing Eye dogs, through their strong characteristics, intensive training and physical help have a huge impact on the blind to enable them to lead productive, independent lives....   [tags: seeing impaired, training, assistance]

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A House With Two Dogs And Two Cats

- For eighteen years, I have always lived in a house with two dogs and two cats. Within those eighteen years, I have been through three dogs, but always had two around the house. In those eighteen years, the two cats have always been the same, until one had an unexpected decline in his health. Chester, the mouthy Russian blue feline, had become sick and was no longer acting normal. Unfortunately, as a family of four, we decided to euthanize him. We did it out of mercy. We also euthanized our second cat, Sammy, out of the mercy of him becoming a lost soul in the house, always trying to find Chester....   [tags: Cat, Cats, Cat communication, Cat coat genetics]

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I Have Conversations With My Dogs

- I have conversations with my dogs throughout the day. For a non-pet lover, my conversations can seem, well odd. Of course I don’t expect my dogs to answer me back. I often wondered if they really understand me. Do animals understand us humans. It turns out they do. I’ve always been interested in psychic abilities. True, I don’t think I posses any personally, but I’ve had people in my life or even complete strangers tell me something about myself that sent chills down my spine. Often I feel that my pets are trying to let me know how they feel....   [tags: Communication, Emotion, Psychic, The Animals]

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The Black Dogs And Black Dog Syndrome

- According to Dictionary.com, black is “lacking hue and brightness; absorbing light without reflecting any of the rays composing it.” and “characterized by absence of light; enveloped in darkness.” (“Black”). Is that what black is. Yes, they’re many different definitions of black but one might say black is the night or black is a color, nothing more, nothing less. Colors are just colors right. There is no better color than the other right. The color black does not equate to other colors on any level....   [tags: Human skin color, Color, White people, Black]

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Data Storage For Top Dogs Trucking

- 1. Data storage Data storage is an absolute necessity at Top Dogs Trucking. As our way to maintain records of customer information, business logs, and company initiatives we use a cloud product to back up all files. We want our other software and apps to be able to retrieve or access files from multiple locations at any time. The cloud service makes this easy by using the Internet server for storage and phasing out local storage (hard drives). Cloud storage gives us a worry-free, fail safe attribute that is all about disaster recovery, protection from disk failures, and security of all files and information....   [tags: Customer relationship management]

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Man´s Best Friend: Dogs

- Dogs are the first domesticated animal, and commonly known as "man's best friend.' Dogs have accompanied humans, and been considered pets, for around 10,000 years. They have been used for working, hunting, but most commonly as a pet. To this day, hundreds of different dog breeds exist, coming in various sizes, colors, and shapes. Although dogs are currently viewed primarily as pets, they have not always been viewed this way and have had an evolution of their own. To fully understand dogs, one must take a look at where dogs came from and how they have evolved....   [tags: gray wolf, pets]

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Dogs And Cats

- The cursed cat. He was grinning at them, that insolent face just grinning and staring, those disgusting whiskers twitching, the disgusting muddy fur, the disgusting hole in his ear.      Scampi and Mustard stood at the bottom of the tree, tongues slowly moving in and out. It was over, both of them knew. They stared right back at the mangy cat with hate in their eyes. Its tail was curling back and forth.      "Can't we wait this time?"      "No."      "But-"      "We could stand here all day, but we'd have to leave sometime....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays]

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dogs are cool

- dogs are cool. they smell good. they fart, and they eat alot of food. dogs are also very hairy. sometimes their hair is brown, sometimes it is white, and still other times is is black... have you ever seen a dog with no jkcool i sae a ah shf fkfnfa jdf d i sae dj that t you a re so coll fjfja red whit e jbakc are yu happyy eococ rocco is cool collin so conff djfn kljfdkl jgioawueajkljfnkajpoijwlkfv jdfjdsiajfk j fjfj j dfjlkfj ALCOHOLISM There are many social issues facing the United States today that affect the world in different ways....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The America Pit Bull Terrier

- The America Pit Bull Terrier (APBT) was breed to be a sport dog, they are athletic energetic and a good companion. That being said over the years their reputation has dropped dramatically form once being Americas most popular dog to Americas most hated and feared dog. Pit bulls are nothing like the poor reputation that they have, they are very smart, loving, and friendly dogs. In America, dogs have become part of families and it is not taboo to see them treated, loved and taken care of as if they were a blood relative....   [tags: dogs, doberman, ruthless dogs]

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Are Dogs Getting the Attention They Deserve?

- Are Dogs Getting the Attention They Deserve. It used to be that you could tell just about how poor a family was by how many dogs they had. If they had one, they were probably doing all right, two dogs meant that the couple were dog lovers, but if a citizen kept three, you could begin to suspect he didn’t own much else. What type of dogs these were also lead people to believe their social status in society. (Hoagland, 1995) Would this lead people to believe that this is true. In my opinion, No it does not....   [tags: Symbols Wealth Animals Pets Essays]

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First Friend : A History Of Dogs And Humans By Katherine Rogers

- First Friend: A History of Dogs and Humans, by Katherine Rogers, articulates the history of the relationship between dogs and humans. Wild Justice: The Moral Lives of Animals, by Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce, investigates if and how dogs exhibit morality. In both texts, anecdotes and observations are used to portray instances of dogs displaying cooperation, empathy, altruism, and, by extension, morality. Consequently, it stands to reason that dogs have a capacity for sociality, but how can the sociality of dogs be described....   [tags: Dog, Predation, Gray Wolf, Hunting]

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Service Dogs: Much More than a Helpers

- At first sight, service dogs look like any other dog. They are furry. They walk on all fours. They have a tail. But they have many differences from other dogs. Service dogs are well behaved and are obedient. They wear clothing that no other dog wears such as a vest to make people aware that they are service dogs. Service dogs perform tasks that no other dogs can do, like paying for meals and carrying objects for their owners, sometimes in a vest compartment like a backpack. Service dogs are unlike other dogs because they are trained to do tasks that human beings normally do, but can’t because of some disability....   [tags: Animals]

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Similarities and Differences Between Cats and Dogs as Pets

- Cats and dogs are the most popular pets in the world. Cats versus dogs are a debate that just rages on even if cat lovers know that their little sweethearts swept to victory long ago. Their inspired playfulness and independent, beautiful spirit say enough. Even some die-hard dog lovers have inched toward the feline side, drawn by their low-maintenance lifestyle and excellent lap decorations. Dogs are considered to be man’s best friend. Even though they are both caring animals, dogs and cats have their differences....   [tags: exotic coats, woof, bark]

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Stop Abusing Dogs!: Setting Up Consequences for Humans

- ... We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made. ( Roger Caras ) Dogs are always protective of their owners. Every dog will be there for its owner at all times, to all humans; their owners or not. Whenever they are in danger but what they got back is – Abuse – Seriously how would you feel if you were in their place. Not good. Thought so. Why would you put them in such danger instead go help and make them part of you that’s what they will always do....   [tags: penalties, hurt, protective, feelings]

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The Behavior Of Dogs Has Changed Over The Years

- For Task C I decided to study how the behaviour of dogs has evolved and changed over the years and what factors have played a part in this happening. I will investigate the link between the environmental factors and how this has changed the behaviour and the difference between the internal and external factors that have influenced dogs behavioural traits. Dogs are seen as an ‘evolutionary miracle’. This is because, over 100 years, they have the most breeds and changes than any other species. They have changed spectacularly from their ancestors the wolves; they domesticated themselves into dogs and they now carry many different traits....   [tags: Dog, Gray Wolf, Canidae, Canis]

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Dogs Are Not Only Man 's Best Friend

- Domestic dog has the distinction of being the only known animal to be domesticated by humans prior to the advent of agriculture. In this case dogs are not only man’s best friend in the animal kingdom, but also the oldest of all animals that were domesticated. Though the precise origin of dogs was a mystery in Darwin he drew on them as an example of artificial selection that would be familiar to his readers. Tens of thousands years ago, before the internet and before the Industrial Revolution early humans formed an unlikely partnership with another animal the grey wolf....   [tags: Dog, Gray Wolf, Canidae, Selective breeding]

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World War I With 6000 Trained Dogs

- Throughout the war, each of the belligerents involved used dogs at some time. “The Germans entered World War I with 6,000 trained dogs, principally German Shepherds, organized and trained in three departments.”6 The departments included a medical, messenger and watch dog division, each trained for specific uses. This extensive preparedness was because the Germans realized the true value a dog brought to the battlefield with their abilities to perform various kinds of missions. Early on in the war, the Allies’ and other participating nations rapidly trained and enacted dogs into battle....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Dog breed, Dog]

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Why Are Dogs Man 's Best Friend?

- Why Are Dogs Man 's Best Friend. Luigi Vittatoe Florida Tech Griffiths, S. (2015, May 21). Dogs have been man 's best friend for 40,000 years: Humans tamed canine ancestors centuries earlier than first thought. Mail Online, p. 2. In this article, the author explains why dogs have been man’s best friend for over 40,000 years, enlightening readers that, in fact, the dog was tamed even earlier than people thought. The author makes extensive use of findings from scientific research related to the topic, offering credibility to her perspectives....   [tags: Science, Human, Apex predator, Dog]

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Dogs, Without A Doubt, Are Better Than Cats

- Dogs, without a doubt, are better than cats. For thousands of years this point has been proven, time and time again. We hear about amazing things that dogs do everyday for people across the globe, but the question is, what do you hear about cats. The fact of the matter is, cats suck. Cats have been and always will be selfish, arrogant, greedy, and self centered jerks. Dogs, however, will continue to forever be loyal, devoted, true, and selfless. While both cats and dogs have their own purposes in life, whether it be love or playfulness, dogs portray what the definition of a true best friend is, and cats portray what the perfect enemy is, terrible and atrocious....   [tags: Cat, Predation, Love, Theobromine poisoning]

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How Dogs Are More Loyal Than Humans

- Dogs are wonderful creatures. They are loyal, dependable companions if given the opportunity. In recent years I have come to the opinion that we could learn something from these animals. We should also take a look at the manner in which they are being treated. Abandonment, irresponsible breeding, and neglect are only some of the ways that humans are failing the canine species. A few years ago my husband Ryan and I decided to get a dog. For several weeks we made trips to the Regina Humane Society, waiting to find the perfect dog for us....   [tags: Pets]

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The Issue Of Bully Breeds And Whether They Are Acceptable Or Safe Dogs

- There are plenty controversial issues about bully breeds and whether they are acceptable or safe dogs to own. In July a woman was mauled in her yard and killed by a dog in Montreal. Due to this unfortunate incident the mayor Denis Coderre created a bill called BSL (Breed-Specific Legislation) which was approved by the legislation. This bill states that determined by their breed or pitbull features “American Pitbull Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, American Bulldogs or any dog with strains of these breeds” will be unadoptable; they must wear a muzzle in public as well as a leash that’s 4 feet long and in most cases they will be euthanized due to their br...   [tags: Staffordshire Bull Terrier]

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