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Autumn comes early this year… A Lethal White rescue puppy :)

Being the proud and loving owner of a lethal white rescue myself (picture left), this video is even more special to me.  If you are not familiar with the term “lethal white,” they are dogs born from a merle-to-merle breeding which are typically deaf and/or blind.  Commonly found in Australian Shepherds.  For more specific details, pictures, and wonderful stories, please visit Amazing Aussies website.

I would like to emphasize… my Lethal White is the BEST thing that has ever happened to me.  It was actually very easy teaching him hand signals and touch commands.  Much easier than I ever imagined.  In fact, easier than training my Huskies I used to have… (I am sure a Husky owner knows exactly what I’m talking about here…)

So, please watch, enjoy, and consider adopting a lethal white.  You will not regret it.

 
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Posted by on August 20, 2011 in Dog Blog, Lethal Whites, Rescues, Videos

 

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Why dogs chase their tails


Tail chasing is a very common behavior in an active

puppy.  In an older dog, tail chasing may have
different and more serious causes.  Here are some reasons that dogs chase their tails:

1.  Because the tail is always there.  Puppies don’t know where their bodies end and the world begins.  So a wiggly little tail is definitely intriguing.  This is especially true when the puppy has been separated from his littermates and has only himself to play with.

2.  Older dogs sometimes chase their tails when they are anxious, bored, or frustrated.

3.  Tail chasing can be a symptom of a physical problem such as the presence of fleas or irritated anal glands.

4.  Tail chasing can also result when a dog is confined and has his movement restricted.

5.  Some breeds such as Bull Terriers, German Shepherd Dogs, and Australian Cattle Dogs are more predisposed to chase their tails, suggesting that this tendency may be an inherited trait.

6.  The dog may have canine compulsive disorder.  This is a rare condition, but it might be the cause of tail chasing.

7.  One good turn deserves another.

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Source: Sandra and Harry Choron. Planet Dog, a doglopedia. Houghton Mifflin Co. 2005

 
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Posted by on June 10, 2011 in Animated gif's, Behavior, Dog Blog, Lists

 

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Striking black & white photos of dogs

 
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Posted by on June 8, 2011 in Dog Blog, Photos, Uncategorized

 

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A boy and his puppy turn into a man and his dog

Same person, same dog.  Bottom photo was taken 10 years later.  This is the true meaning of “best friends forever.”

 
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Posted by on June 6, 2011 in Dog Blog, Photos

 

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Adorable Beagle pup learns to catch ball with paws

Patience and consistency… that’s the key.

 
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Posted by on June 6, 2011 in Videos

 

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