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Top 10 Deceptively Dangerous Dog Breeds

I highlighted ten breeds of dog that have become subject to bans throughout the world for their immensity and aggression. The fact is, big dogs often get a bum rap. Many little dogs bite as much, if not more frequently than their larger brethren. Because of their smaller size, the bites aren’t serious and rarely require medical attention, which skews the statistics unfairly. Below is a list of ten breeds that, while small or not otherwise overtly intimidating, are frequently underestimated. Dachshund means ‘badger dog’ in German, and any canine bred for the purpose of dealing with such a beast is no joke. A badger is a fierce enemy, pound for pound one of the most dangerous creatures on earth; the dachshund had to match it in intensity to have any chance of surviving an encounter. Often ridiculed as a ‘wiener dog,’ its somewhat clownish physiology allows it to pursue …

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Get The Best Of Both Worlds With These Adorable Mixed Breed Dogs. D’aww!

Picking a dog to adopt can be one of the most difficult decisions you ever face: they’re all just so cute! I mean, they all literally have puppy dog eyes. But! There’s good news. You don’t have to settle for just one adorable breed because there are several even MORE adorable mixed breeds. Not only are mixed breeds so cute, but they have better health records as well. Many purebred dogs are also severely inbred, causing to many health problems. If you adopt a mixed breed dog from the shelter, both you and the dog will be happier for it! These are some of the cutest mixes you can find online: 1.) Cheagle: chihuahua and beagle Imgur 2.) Doxieman: dachshund and doberman PETA 3.) Siberpoo: Siberian husky and poodle Imgur 4.) Dorgi: dalmatian and corgi Featured Creature 5.) Schnauzahuahua: schnauzer and chihuahua PETA 6.) Pitsky: pitt bull and husky Imgur 7.) …

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33 Totally Do-Able D.I.Y. Projects For Your Pets

1. Cat Bow Tie View this image › Instructions and pattern. 2. A Modern Pet Crate Coffee Table View this image › HGTV 3. Crocheted Cat Bed View this image › Pattern and instructions in multuple languages, including English! 4. Cheap and Chic Pet Bed View this image › If you can sew in a straight line, you can make it! 5. The Hard Work Pays Off Automatic Cat Feeder Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=OA8l_KKB8UQ. youtube.com Designed with an over-eating cat in mind, this feeder requires some work for the cat for a few pieces of kibble. This might also be a fun project for treats! Read about how to make it a Instructables. 6. Homemade “Cinnamon Bun” Dog Biscuits View this image › Recipe celebrating National Dog Day. 7. Cat Basket View this image › How-to by iHanna 8. Pet Bowl Stand View this image › Via Centsational Girl 9. …

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How to Deal with Common Pet Emergencies | Wake Up World

Checking Your Pets Vital Signs If your pet is ever in distress, it is helpful to be familiar with your dog’s vital signs. So what should those vital signs be? The best thing to do is to determine your pet’s “normal” or baseline vital signs so that you can make a comparison to this baseline during times of stress, accident or illness. “A normal heart rate for dogs is between 60 and 140 beats per minute. To determine your dog’s heart rate, put your hand to his chest and count how many pulses you feel in 15 seconds, then multiply by 4 to get the number of beats per minute. If you have trouble detecting heart beats in the chest area, try placing two fingers on the middle of your dog’s thigh near where the leg joins the body. There, you should be able to feel the femoral artery pulsing …

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5 Spiritual Lessons You Can Learn From Your Dog | Wake Up World

Did you ever realize that God spelled backwards is Dog? A dog, and most other pets as well, retain that godliness that many human beings are born with but often lose over time. Dogs are natural spiritual teachers. My neighbor’s dog, Sammy, has been a great inspiration for me. There are many spiritual lessons to be learned from animals. Here are just 5 of them… Spiritual Lessons You Can Learn From Dogs 1. Tender Touch is Good for Your Health We can learn from caressing our pets that physical touch is natural for us. We are naturally drawn to pet our pets. Even research shows that hugging is extremely good for your health. It instantly boosts oxytocin and serotonin levels. It is effective at healing sickness, disease and stress, lowering blood pressure; it reduces stress and anxiety, and can even improve your memory. That tender touch makes you forget whatever you …

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66 Of This Year’s Most Adorable Dog Costumes

The costumes at this years Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade are so good they’re (almost) scary. 1. A farmers market… Jon Premosch / BuzzFeed News …complete with an organic, priceless sweet pea. Chelsea Marshall / BuzzFeed 2. Some spectacular movers. Photographs by Jon Premosch / BuzzFeed News 3. An adorable monster. Jon Premosch / BuzzFeed News 4. Richard Sniffons. Jon Premosch / BuzzFeed News 5. An adorable clown. Jon Premosch / BuzzFeed News read more Curated from http://www.buzzfeed.com/jonpremosch/dog-halloween

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This Pooch Is So Overjoyed To See Her Human, All She Can Do Is Dance In Delight

Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle. That’s exactly what Bella the boxer dog does when seeing her human. In this video uploaded to YouTube, the pup shakes her tailfeather in excitement as she greets her owner. The clip is a few years old, but is going viral again this week, thanks to a boost from Wimp.com. Now imagine if people greeted one another like that. Curated from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/31/bella-the-boxer-shaking-and-wiggling_n_6082868.html?cps=gravity

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Loyal Dog Protects Missing Boy By Refusing To Leave His Side

A lost boy was found safe and sound in North Dakota this week under the protection of his beloved dog, Cooper. After 3-year-old Carson Urness went missing from his yard around 7:30 p.m. Monday, a search party of about 200 people was organized to find the child, Valley News Live reports. About seven hours later, one of the volunteers spotted the golden retriever-german shepherd mix near a knoll; Carson was huddled underneath the pup. It appears the dog protected the missing boy from a thunderstorm by using his body to shield him. “You think of the worst, but then I knew Cooper was gone. If anyone was going to find him, they’d just have to find Cooper,” Carson’s mother, Courtney Urness, told WDAZ-TV. The boy and his dog were discovered about a mile away from the family’s Cooperstown farm. Though those on foot were called off from the search around …

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