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    Dog Breeds: Akita

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    Akita History A breed that is native to Japan, this hunting dog dates all the way back to the 17th century. The name “Akita” comes from the mountain region where the breed originates. There, the Akita was called matagi, or “esteemed dog hunter.” In Japan, the breed is believed to be a symbol of good health, and is known as a loyal defender of the family. The Akita is the product of generations of selective breeding, and ownership was once limited to members of the Imperial family or Japanese aristocracy

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    Dog Breed Bans

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    surprise that the most popular pet in the United States is the dog. There are over 68 million dogs owned with a range of 130 dog breeds. Over the past ten years, it has become clear that the rate of dog bites has steadily been rising. There are over 4.7 million reported cases of dog bites each year in the United States alone. State officials have been hounding the dog world for years over this issue. Instead of blaming certain dog breeds for violence, people should instead be looking at the owners

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    Akc Dog Breeds

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    each group are dogs that have been breed for a specific use to help man do a job faster, easier, and more efficiently. “Every breed is assigned to one of seven groups, based on the uses for which the breeds were originally developed” (AKC.org). Mans’ best friend has been categorized into the: Hound, Working, Terrier, Toy, Non-Sporting, Herding, and Sporting Groups. The Hound Group contains such popular dogs as the Basset Hound, Bloodhound, and Greyhound. There are 22 separate breeds in the Hound Group

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    Toy Breed Dogs: Pugs

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    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

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    Attacking Dog Breeds: Truth or Exaggeration?

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    punched the dog in the mouth and bit off its ear when it attacked her little girl…both mom and daughter are recovering—and the brutal beast has been put down” (nydailynews.com). This “vicious beast” is the criminal and the mother is no-doubt a hero. There’s no mother out there that would have done the same thing however, the way this article explains the story is sensationalized, the author clearly meant to demonize this dog. Stories like this have cast a shadow over the lowly pit bull breed and caused

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    Choosing the Best Dog Breed for Your Family

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    For millions of years dogs have remained a constant companion of man. Bred from the aggressive and formidable Gray Wolf tens of thousands of years ago the domestic dog now lives in many homes across the world. Where in the far distant past the domestic dog was bred as a guard animal, a beast of burden, and even a food source the dogs of today are bred for a far more endearing purpose-companionship and love. Finding a pet dog that is more of a joy than a chore is necessary when asking: How much

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    Exploring the Origins of Dog Breeds

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    The dog is a unique beast. Loyal and affectionate, if somewhat bizarrely built, today’s dogs are a far cry from the wild wolves from which they emerged. Whether fluffy, naked, cock-eyed, or bow-legged, each dog is an ample prototype of its kind. The very idea that such a cooperative creature could spring forth from such a ruthless predator is astounding by itself. The fact that the multitude of breeds (340, according to the World Canine Organization (Melina, 2014)) could starburst forth from a single

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    unknown. Many think that the Maltese came from Malta, because of the name. Others believe their ancestors came from the Sicilian town of Melita. Evidence supports both theories. In Sicily there is a town called Melita from where many lovely white dogs called Canis Melitei were exported. During the same era, Maltese were known on the island of Malta. The Roman governor, Publius, had a Maltese companion by the name of Issa. A poet in that time, Martialis, wrote about Issa. Issa is more frolicsome

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    destroy, just because they were different. In comparison to BSL laws, we say that “ pit bulls”, rottweilers, and other so called aggressive breed dogs are dangerous compared to “regular” dogs who are not dangerous. The media makes this worse because they are constantly classifying these dogs as being nasty fighting dogs that are owned by gang members, drug dealers, dog fighters, thugs, and other persona non grata. The second stage that we can compare to genocide in the human world is symbolization.

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    this is one of the dog that closely resembles a fox. Volpino Italiano, which originated from Italy, are small Spitz-type dogs that were used as guard dogs. Their job is to warn the large mastiffs that there is an intruder. The breed was almost extinct and was about to be gone in 1965. However, efforts were made to protect the breed and the 5 dogs left from the breed was able to reproduce offsprings. In 2006, it was approximately counted that there are 2000 dogs under this breed which are mostly based

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