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When one hears the term “full-blooded” it is c…

When one hears the term “full-blooded” it is commonly referred to someone who is speaking about a pure-line of dog. The term actually started with the “Blood,” in the name “bloodhound,” coming from “blooded” – meaning a hound of pure breeding. So the idea of the breed trailing blood of humans as to where they got their name is false.
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Bloodhound’s have a loose coat that is thin to the touch, especially around the neck and head. The flap of skin beneath their throat is known as a dewlap and is a key characteristic of the breed. Besides giving them their distinctive sad-puppy-dog appearance, these ridges, folds and wrinkles actually aid the Bloodhound in their trailing endeavors. Along with their long, floppy ears, these features help the Bloodhound waft scents from the ground up to their sensitive noses and trap them there.
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The Bloodhound is often referred to as “a nose with a dog attached.” It is estimated that they have approximately 250 – 300 million scent receptors — the most of any breed. Once they have identified a scent, they can follow that specific smell, despite all the other odors they encounter, for more than 130 miles and can pick up and follow a scent trail up to 300 hours after the source has left the area – that’s the equivalent a 12 day-old smell.
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AKC recognition came in 1885
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Almost anyone can identify a Bloodhound when t…

Almost anyone can identify a Bloodhound when they see one in television and movies. They appear somewhat clumsy and big but when in front of one, it is when you’ll truly appreciate the breed, its size and presence.
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There are scent hounds and there are sight hounds, dogs that hunt by scent and those that hunt by sight, respectively. The Bloodhound is one of the oldest breeds that hunt by scent, with a nose unlike any other breed in the Dog Kingdom. The breed traces its history back to the St. Hubert hounds, an ancestors of today’s bloodhounds.
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Mr. Hubert’s was a 7th-century French monk who bred hound dogs for hunting large game. Around the same time in other parts of Europe, other large game hunting breeders had their idea of a Hound dog as well. History has it that the St Hubert dogs and the other dogs blended together to eventually produce today’s dogs. Today in many French-speaking parts of Europe, Bloodhounds are still known as St. Hubert hounds.
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The first time the bloodhound began man-trailing was in the 16th century and since then has been the premier human trailer instead of the large game dog it was once used for.
Man-trailing has enjoyed a steady increase in modern day law enforcement and search and rescue. Scent trails performed by proven trailing Bloodhounds are permissible in court and has been used many cases.
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Bloodhounds are shy by nature but known to be affectionate and well-mannered especially to children. The brawny hunting dog of yesteryears is now a big sensitive lap dog that takes well to kindness and correction by their master. On a personal note, I’ve found them to be a patient breed but stubbornly “Stubborn” and its important to note, “Patience” doesn’t equate to easily trainable. Due of their restless nature to trail scent, they are easily distracted.
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One of the larger breeds in the Hound group, at well over a 100lbs and almost 30in tall at the shoulders, it’s a big Hound dog so early and firm training is recommended as well socialization to help build confidence and avoid future shyness.
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One of my favorite group of dogs are Hounds. I…

One of my favorite group of dogs are Hounds. I’m feeling like writing up on a few that I’d like to personally own in the future, so I’ll be sporadically writing about them in the coming post.
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Can anyone name this breed?
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Dogs have been in our past, living in our pres…

Dogs have been in our past, living in our present and will always be in our future….
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To the dog lovers out there, tell me how your dog completes you
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Self explanatory… 🧙‍♂️ 💫 🐶 🤫 . . …

Self explanatory… 🧙‍♂️ 💫 🐶 🤫
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Socialization is an everyday thing with dogs b…

Socialization is an everyday thing with dogs but the most important time to begin imprinting your puppy for YOUR life is the minute you bring them home. It’s widely accepted that between 4 to 12 weeks of age, puppies absorb their environment immensely. It’s crucial to carefully introduce different types of stimuli every day to your puppy and always making sure that it’s a positive experience.
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These isolated socialization efforts can and will make a difference in your dog’s future outlook of life. In time with different experiences and as the puppy begins to become comfortable familiarizing with new things, they’ll begin to take on new encounters like different places, loud noises, objects, new people, shopping carts, smells and other animals with stride.
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The key to socialization is to get to it while the puppy is young. Many pups can become socially handicapped if socializing begins after a certain time, usually 14 weeks of age but it depends on the dog, breed and how you approach the job at that time. It’s not to say that a pup can’t still be socialized but in many respects, the job is harder. At this stage a pup not only is learning basic of commands but has already established other inappropriate behaviors that need to be undone firstly before moving forward in positive socializing. In any case, the best thing to do with your puppy is to approach it in a preventative manner.
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Pretty much sums it up… 🌴 . . #quot…

Pretty much sums it up… 🌴
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Actual and Factual: . . Borzoi are bigger tha…

Actual and Factual:
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Borzoi are bigger than you think, with adult males standing at least 28 inches and up to 32 inches high at the shoulders and weighing upwards of 100 plus pounds. For a large dog, they eat a relatively small amount compared to another dog their size.
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The Borzoi is a type of sighthound that uses their eyes to find and chase their prey while they hunt. They happen to also be a part of the Hound group that use their noses to locate and follow the scent of prey. Although they are sighthounds, Borzoi can be taught to detect and follow smells
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Lure coursing was created to allow sight hounds like the Borzoi to compete in simulated hunting situations.The course consists of a zigzag path of at least 500 yards with a motorized line-and-pulley system which pulls a plastic lure, usually made of strips of white garbage bags, and the dogs are released to run after it.
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Borzoi’s are fast, very fast running and reaching speeds up 40mph. The breed is a relatively quiet breed, somewhat cat-like in its personality. Lastly the breed is somewhat popular ranking at 99th on AKC most popular list.
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This is when you know you’re either dealing wi…

This is when you know you’re either dealing with a novice or a dumbass. This way of thinking is not uncommon, some people believe that a dog must be mean and aggressive to make a good protection dog. This idea is so far from the truth.
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If a protection dog is there to protect you, then he should be there next to you the whole time, where ever you are, with whom ever you might be around whether that be humans, dogs, horses, it doesn’t matter.
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Now if we were to think the way some of those people believe then your protection dog wouldn’t be there to protect you. He’ll be too aggressive to handle and would growl and try to bite anyone that is around you. Human, dog, horse, you get it. In a nutshell you’ll have to kennel him.
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So this deceives the point of raising and training a dog in that manner. I felt sorry for the pup as he was a friendly little guy. I’ll write up a better explanation in the coming post. In the meantime your thoughts and comments on this would be much appreciated….
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The idea of poking around your dogs stool may …

The idea of poking around your dogs stool may seem odd to some and gross to most but to the experienced dog man, it’s a way to stay on top of their dogs health.
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This begins with knowing what to look for in your dogs poop. Most foods today are designed to digest into a firm poop and a firm poop is always a good sign. Any stomach and digestion issues can manifest in watery or loose stools, a clear sign that something isn’t kosher with your dog at that moment.
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A common sign of an irritated digestive tract is something reminiscent of plastic wrap covering your dogs poop. This mucus like substance should bring some attention, and contacting your vet would be advisable if noticed over a certain period of time. Any rancid, pungent or off smell that doesn’t quite fit a typical smell profile should also be addressed with your Vet.
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Stool color matters. Very dark or very light colored stool can be an indication of a potential health problem. If you notice a very dark stool, chances are there may be an increased amount of blood in the dogs intestinal tract warranting a visit to the vet. A light colored and hard stool that crumbles could be a sign of a diet too rich in calcium and not enough hydration.
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Parasites can affect your dog and cause major issues in the long run. Worms have been around for millions of years without any major changes in its biological make up, it’s only job is to hide in a host animal and gorge itself until your dog becomes emaciated and severely lacking in the nutritional department. Cases like this should be seen immediately by your vet. Its common for worms to not be present in your dog stool due to the parasite not wanting to be found and eradicated. When you do see them, your dog is on the top end of infestation.
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Your dogs diet can change poop frequency, shape, color and smell. Before drastically changing your dog’s diet, slowly mix more of the new food in with the old to prevent digestive problems and loose stools.
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