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It’s not the word that a dog begins to underst…

It’s not the word that a dog begins to understand, but the actual sound of the word attributed to the language being spoken. After hearing the word/sound “sit” many times, a dog will eventually associate it with the behavior.

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An average dog identifies 150 or so words/sounds by association, with some dogs learning 250 or more. A Border Collie named Chaser takes the cake, it was reported that he knew the distinct names of 1022 objects including 800 different dog toys.

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In multi-cultural homes, dogs are becoming multi-linguistic. Learning an object such as “ball” can be said in different languages yielding the same result.

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REPOST . . I posted this over (3) years ago r…

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I posted this over (3) years ago regarding the observation of Columbus Day. Update: is the change of name and celebration to Indigenous Day. Quick story of the other side of History and to commemorate and remember the indigenous people that lived in this country before us.

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In the early years of Columbus’ conquest’s very little is talked about his hands in the massacre of the many indigenous people who’s body parts were found in butcher shops throughout the Caribbean, chopped up to be sold as dog food.

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During this period, a practice known as the “Montería Infernal” translation; “Infernal Chase” (manhunts) in which enslaved Indians that had escaped or those that were released were hunted for fun by War dogs as a sport to appease those in charge.
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Dogs were protected by armor vest and spiked collars to protect against weapons that could be used against them. To add insult to injury, the flesh of humans were fed to incite the dogs and in some cases in front of horrified parents their babies were fed to punish the people.
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This is a gruesome side of how dogs served a purpose in history and what little was taught to us in schools about the day that we’ve been indoctrinated to celebrate with admiration when we we’re children.
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When does your female dog begin her heat cycle…

When does your female dog begin her heat cycle?

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A female dog typically enters her “heat cycle” or Estrus twice a year, starting usually at 6 months of age with larger breeds beginning their cycle as late as a year old or later. Once a cycle begins, on average last 3 weeks.

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What to look for:

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The ProEstrus is the beginning stage, one will begin to see the females Vulva swell. It’s common for the bitch to lick herself in that area and male dogs will begin to react to her by sniffing her as she’s producing a hormonal scent. She will begin to produce a bloody discharge, this is all normal.

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One will probably notice the bitch would become flirty with dogs and “Flag” whenever another dog comes around her. Flagging is when she raises her tail and hind quarters up high to attract male dogs for breeding.

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If the idea is to breed your female, between day 8th thru 12th the discharge lightens to a pinkish color, her Vulva softens and her eggs are released from the ovaries.

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Note: if you do not plan to breed your bitch, you’ll notice her discharge look bloody again. Don’t worry, shes not in heat again. This time is called the Anestrus

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Lastly, please note: MALE DOGS DO NOT COME INTO HEAT. It is biologically impossible. A male dog is able and ready to mate at any time.

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The Pomeranian was larger than it is today, th…

The Pomeranian was larger than it is today, think American Eskimo sized. Both dogs are Spitz types (a dog family that lived in parts of Europe and Asia) Dogs of the Spitz family have prick ears, tails that curl up their backs and a thick double coat. The Pomeranian are today the smallest of the Spitz type.

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The breed is believed to have been given its name by the association with the area known as Pomerania, located in northern Poland and Germany along the Baltic Sea. Although not the true origin of the breed, this area is credited with the breeding leading to todays original Pomeranian type.

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Two members of the British Royal Family influenced the evolution of the breed. In 1767, Queen Charlotte, brought two Pomeranians to England. The dogs named Phoebe and Mercury, were depicted in paintings by Sir Thomas Gainsborough. These paintings depicted a larger Pomeranian (30–50 lb) showing modern traits such as the heavy coat, ears and a tail curled over the back.

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Queen Victoria, Queen Charlotte’s granddaughter, was also an enthusiast and established a large breeding kennel. She favored the comparatively smaller style Poms and owned a red sable Pomeranian which she named “Windsor’s Marco” who was reported to weigh only 12 lb When she first exhibited Marco in 1891, it caused the smaller-type Pomeranian to become immediately popular and breeders began selecting only the smaller specimens for breeding.

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During the lifetime of Queen Victoria, the size of the Pomeranian breed was reported to have decreased by 50%. She worked to improve and promote the Pomeranian breed by importing smaller Pomeranians of different colors from various European countries to add to her breeding program.

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The first picture is the paintings by Thomas Gainsborough and the second picture is of a Pom today.

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Pomeranians today are small lap dogs but that …

Pomeranians today are small lap dogs but that was not always the case. Poms, were sled dogs and herded larger animals. Originally, Pom’s came in all white and weighed an average of 30 pounds. It wasn’t until the 19th century, when they were bred down to become a companion dog. The gene for the bigger Poms is still present in the breed today. Some litters will get a “throwback” Pom, a dog resembling their larger ancestors in both size and behavior.

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Poms have rubbed shoulders with some of history’s greatest creative minds. Mozart dedicated one of his finished arias to his pet Pomeranian, Pimperl. Frédéric Chopin, inspired by his friend’s pet Pomeranian chasing his tail, wrote the song “Waltz of the Little Dogs” and Michelangelo pet Pom was sitting below watching as he painted the Sistine Chapel.

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Many breeds of dogs come in only a few colors and combinations. Pomeranians on the other hand have 23 color combinations that are accepted by the American Kennel Club. These colors include beaver, sable, chocolate, black, orange, and white in addition to a number of combinations of those colors.

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Blue Pomeranians are not classified as such because of the color of their fur. Instead, a blue Pomeranian is distinguished by the color of his nose.

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Considered the foundation sire and the father …

Considered the foundation sire and the father of the Yorkie breed, Huddersfield Ben was a stud dog , ratting champion and a confident competitor in dog shows; winning over 70 awards.

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Unlike a typical Yorkie today, he was a hefty dog, weighing 11 pounds. He was considered a great stud dog as the majority of his litters yielded puppies that were under 5 pounds. Most show line Yorkie’s are distant relatives of Ben today, even though he only lived to be six years old, he left behind an impressive legacy.

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Authentic (adjective) not false or copied; gen…

Authentic (adjective)
not false or copied; genuine; real: reliable, dependable, trustworthy,
bona fide
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The words and definition that make up Authentic pretty much sums up what and who a dog is…..

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What’s another word that make up what a dog is.

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HOW TO APPROACH DOGS. Dogs are more scared of …

HOW TO APPROACH DOGS. Dogs are more scared of you than you of him. Always remember a dog might mistake anything you do for a threat.

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You’ve met a dog in the neighborhood, how do you know if he’s friendly? You’ll know from his body language. A wagging tail, sniffing nose his head and body swaying back and forth, a possible high pitch bark and a happy disposition.

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Exercise caution when dealing with strange dogs, here’s a few things you should know. If a dog seems unapproachable, try to make the dog feel comfortable by talking softly. No fast or sharp movements, moving slowly always keeping the dog in front of you. Approach dogs side ways, not straight facing which can be intimidating. Never get on your knees if you don’t know the dog. Patience is key to making a dog feel comfortable, be respectful showing confidence but don’t look a directly into a dogs eyes as they may view it as a threat. Ball your hand into a fist and stretch out toward him, giving him a chance to reach you.

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This is less threatening and lessens the chance of your fingers being bitten than an open hand. Allow the dog to sniff your hand remaining motionless. Let him take the time he needs to sniff you, it’s important to build confidence. Give the dog time to finish, slowly moving your hand to try to scratch or pet gently watching for a reaction. Some dogs don’t like when they can’t see your hands, so pat the side of his head instead. At this point he either likes you or don’t. If the dog decides not to approach or is uncomfortable, watch their body language as most dogs give plenty of warning of being threaten (growling, snarling, ears rolled backed, hackles raised, tail tucked between legs, stiffness) If signs of fear/threat are apparent leave him alone. If he seems curious and calm and not exhibiting the warning signs, you’re making progress but move slowly while remaining calm. In time you’ll be able to befriend him.

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1906 America when it was still great? I’m not …

1906 America when it was still great? I’m not going there but sometimes I wish I can go back (for the dogs of course) that were available back then. A time before “for profit” breeding with dogs being brought with immigrants pouring into the country

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A healthy, physically MORE correct and purposeful Dane versus ones readily available today.

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The Boston terrier with his ears cropped is something you don’t see within the breed anymore.

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An organized effort was put together in the la…

An organized effort was put together in the late 1700’s to employ dogs to help the blind. Not until 1788 at the Quinze-Vents hospital for the blind in Paris did an Austrian man named Josef Riesinger managed to train a dog to assist him so well that people didn’t believe he was blind. It wasn’t til after WWI that a formal guide dog program was developed. Soldiers blinded in battle needed assistance when returning home. A Doctor by the name of Gerhard Stalling decided to work on training dogs for this purpose.
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He founded his first school in Oldenburg, Germany and soon had facilities in nine other cities, training as many as 600 dogs per year. Unfortunately Stalling’s schools would close in 1926, but another training center opened in Pottsdam, near Berlin.

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Dorothy Harrison Eustis a wealthy Philadelphian, living in Switzerland at the time visited the Pottsdam school and wanted her personal German Shepherds to be trained as guide dogs. It was not until after she wrote an article about the Pottsdam school (appearing November 5th, 1927 of The Saturday Evening Post) that she got the public to see her intentions to establish the first modern guide dog facility in the United States.

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A young blind man named Morris Frank from Nashville, Tennessee heard about the article and wrote to Ms. Eustis asking her to train a dog for him and in return he’d teach others the importance of how dogs can be of help. Morris Frank would become the first American to use a guide dog as a service dog. Buddy, a female German Shepherd, became the first guide dog in America. Incorporated on January 29, 1929 The Seeing Eye, named after Proverbs 20:12 in the Bible, “The seeing eye, the hearing ear; The Lord hath made them both.” would be established and be the first guide dog school in America.

The first class began with two students but by the end of the first year 17 others would join and gained their freedom with Seeing Eye dogs by their sides. Nashville’s weather was not conducive for year-round training and in 1931 the school relocated to New Jersey where it remains today. With 80 years of providing Independence and Dignity, The Seeing Eye organization would create facilities in both Switzerland and America remaining the best known guide dog school in the world.

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