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Over ten years ago, Stephanie Clarke dove into the writing profession. Since, she has produced thousands of content articles, press releases, eBooks, and much more. Currently located in Clermont, FL, Stephanie takes each day as a challenge to supply the best possible content to her clients. She has been a top ranked provider on Guru.com for years. For more information, visit her website at: www.CIWritingServices.com.
keeshond

The Keeshond – Beautiful and Intelligent

The Keeshond History The Keeshond, originating in the Netherlands, is a member of the Spitz family of dogs. As far back as the 18th century,...
Earth Dog

Earth Dog – A Unique Canine Sport

  A lot of canine sports are geared for stronger, larger dogs.  But, “Earth Dog Trials” are made for the little guys.  These trials are...
airedale terriers

Airedale Terrier – Confident, Intelligent and Playful

Airedale Terrier History Originating in England, the Airedale Terrier is a working class dog that was bred for the hunting of small animals and as...
American Pit Bull Terrier

American Pit Bull Terrier – Full of Zest For Life

American Pit Bull Terrier History The American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT), like the citizens of the United States, is a product of the American melting...
English Bulldog Information

The English Bulldog – Strong, Affectionate and Intelligent

The English Bulldog might be considered the "couch potato" of the canine world, but they weren't always that way. English Bulldog History Originally, they were bred...
Canine Tracking

Canine Tracking – Any Dog Can Learn This Sport

Train Your Dog in the Sport of Canine Tracking Canine tracking is a sport where the dog is the star and the handler takes a...
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Dock Diving for Dogs

Who doesn’t love to see a dog enjoying a swim in the water?  And most dogs jump in the water without a second thought. ...
dog surfing

Dog Surfing Tips. Time To Hit The Beach

Dog Surfing Summer is right around the corner and many of us are hitting the gym to get ready for the beach. Your canine, on the...
traveling with your pet

5 Tips For Traveling With Your Pets

Traveling with your pet can be very difficult for you and your pet. Our pets are family members, and we don't always want to...
rally obedience

Rally Obedience

What Is Rally Obedience Rally Obedience or Rally-O is a fun sport for you and your dog combining traditional training and agility.    Regular competitions rely...
herding trials

Herding Trials

About Herding Trials Herding Trials are competitions where the dog moves animal/s around a field by following a person's queues and directions.  In a non-competitive...
Afgahan hounds

The Afghan Hound

History of the Afghan Hound The Afghan Hound originated in Afghanistan.  They are elegant, ancient dogs dating back more than 4000 years ago.  Pictures have been...
flyball for dogs

Flyball for Dogs

What Is Flyball? Flyball is a sport in which dogs perform as a team of four dogs in a relay.  The Flyball course is a...
belgian sheepdog

Belgian Sheepdog (Laekenois)

The Belgian Sheepdog History The Belgian Laekenois Sheepdog is the rarest of the four Belgian Sheepdog breeds.  The Laekenois is a very bright and intelligent...
Alaskan Malamute

The Alaskan Malamute

History About The Alaskan Malamute The Alaskan Malamute is one of the oldest breed of dog and is genetically distinct from other dog breeds.  This...
great dane

The Great Dane

Great Dane History The Great Dane is known as the “Apollo” of dogs due to its outline and aristocratic bearing.  The Great Dane is famous...
treibball information

Love Soccer? You and Your Dog will Love Treibball

If you like soccer, you and your dog are going to love Treibball!  Treibball is a competitive sport where the dog must herd and...
Shar-pei

The Shar-Pei

Shar-Pei History The Shar-Pei originated in China and traces of the breed have been found as far back as 200 B.C.  Shar-Peis were originally used as...
About Lure Coursing

Lure Coursing

http://youtu.be/M9J4fxw61Vw What Is Lure Coursing Lure coursing is a dog sport where your dog will chase an artificial mechanized object over a designated area, usually a...
bikejoring race with dogs

Bikejoring

What Is Bikejoring Bikejoring is a canine sport considered a “mushing” sport.  In this sport a dog or team of dogs is harnessed to a...
Musical canine freestyle

Feel the Rythm – Musical Canine Freestyle

Everyone knows that dance is a joyful and fun thing to do.  Well, guess what?  Your dog thinks so too! What Is Musical Canine Freestyle? Musical...
Boxer Breed Information

The Boxer – Happy, High-Spirited and Playful

Breed History The Boxer is descended from German Bullenbeiszer and the Barenbeiszer dogs.  This breed was developed in the 1800s.  These mastiff-type dogs were later...
Samoyed breed information

The Samoyed Breed

Breed History The Samoyed is known for its sled-pulling abilities and friendly temperament.  They are considered an age-old helper and a dependable friend.  They were...
About Looneyball

Looneyball

What Is Looneyball? Looking for a new "ball" game to play with your dog?  Staying active is essential for both your dog’s physical and mental...
Greyhound breed information

The Greyhound

Breed History The Greyhound is a sighthound which has been bred for “coursing” game and racing.  The Greyhound has been around since 2900 B.C.  This...
types of working dogs

Types of Working Dogs

Some dogs these days are spoiled pretty rotten, and will never know a days’ work in their lives. We love them just the same,...

The Karelian Bear Dog

The Karelian Bear Dog originated in Finland.  Archeological records indicate that these canines have existed in northeastern Europe and Scandinavia since Neolithic times.  These...
Shetland Sheepdog

The Shetland Sheepdog

History Of The Shetland Sheepdog The Shetland Sheepdog originated in Scotland and is related to Border Collies.  Border Collies were crossed with the Icelandic Yakkin,...

The Newfoundland

Legend has it that the Newfoundland may be a descendant of Viking bear dogs.  The Newfoundland is also believed to be a close relative...
adopting a dog

5 Questions to Ask When Adopting a Dog

Questions to Ask When Adopting a Dog Having a dog is a big responsibility, and careful consideration should be given as to where the pet...

The Pekingese

The History Of The Breed The Pekingese originated in Peking, now known as Beijing.  This breed could only be owned by Chinese royalty and was...
Bloodhound Breed Info

The Bloodhound

The History Of The Bloodhound The Bloodhound was first bred around 1000 A.D. by monks at a monastery in Belgium.  From 1200 A.D., the monks...
Weimaraner breed info

The Weimaraner – Active and Sporty

The Weimaraner History The Weimaraner originated in Germany and is a relatively new breed.  These canines were bred by royalty for hunting large game such...
feeding your dog properly

Control Feeding Time

Feeding Time Excitment If, every time you pick up the food bowl at your house, a feeding frenzy ensues, then it’s time to do something...
Chihuahua Breed Info

The Chihuahua – Oldest Breed on American Continent

The Chihuahua History The Chihuahua is the oldest breed on the American continent.  They are named for the Mexican state which borders Texas and New...
Irish Setter Breed Info

The Irish Setter – Active and Athletic

The Irish Setter History The modern Irish Setter can be traced back to the early 18th century.  The Setter was bred for hunting; specifically for...
weight pull for dogs

Weight Pulling for Dogs

What Is Weight Pulling For Dogs? "Weight pulling" is a sport where a dog pulls a cart loaded with weight for a short distance across...
k9 nose work information

K9 Nose Work

What Is K9 Nose Work The National Association of Canine Scent Work is the sanctioning body and official organization of K9 Nose Work.  Nose work...

Disc Dog

Many people automatically call this sport “Frisbee” dog.  Frisbee is a trademarked name, so in competition the preferred term is “disc dog.”  The disc...
stop your dog from jumping

The Importance of Doggie Play Time

All work and no play makes Buddy a dull dog – even if he doesn't have a regular job! Play time is important for...

The Pomeranian – Proud and Lively

The Pomeranian Dog originated in Pomerania, which is now the area known as Poland and Germany.  The Pomeranian was developed from the ancient Spitz...

The Pug – A Happy Go Lucky Attitude

There is general agreement that the Pug is one of the world’s oldest breeds, although no one can determine exactly how long this breed...

What Should I Teach My Kids About Dogs?

Kids and dogs can be a great combination, or a recipe for disaster. Teaching kids how to train, care for and respect dogs can...

Therapy Dogs – Sharing the Love

Everyone knows about the special relationships that people share with their four legged friends. Therapy dogs are all about sharing that love with people...

Dutch Partridge Dog Breed

The Dutch Partridge Dog originated in the 16th century.  They are also known as the Drentsche Patrijshond, named such for the region in the...

How To House Train Your Dog

For some reason, house training a puppy, or even an older dog, seems to be problematic for many people. Maybe it's that they aren't...

Breed Spot Light – The German Shorthaired Pointer

German Shorthaired Pointers were developed in the 19th century.  Later bred with the English Pointer, they became the sleek breed they are today.  These...
Canine Good Citizen

About the Canine Good Citizen Program

Humans have the opportunity for fulfillment in many areas of their lives – through their work, their families, their hobbies, and their relationships. Many...

How to Find a Good Dog Walker

Your dog is your best friend, companion, and family member. You wouldn't trust her with just anyone. If you have a 9 to 5...

Essential Items for Your New Puppy

Preparing for the arrival of your new puppy will help make the homecoming smoother for you and the puppy. The following is a list...

Homemade Dog Treats

There are so many choices of dog food on the shelves today that selecting the right one for your pet can be confusing. There...

Celebrities who Adopt Dogs

It is a sign of responsibility and compassion to adopt a dog. There are millions of great dogs in local shelters, and they all deserve a...
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

Like children, animals are innocent and depend on us for their well-being and protection. Animals give us so much – they are our companions...

Dog Park Etiquette

For pet parents, the dog park is a special place that provides benefits to both dog and his parent. Dogs of all ages need exercise....

Pet Apps for Your Smart Phone

According to the Humane Society, there are over 78 million owned dogs in the United States.* It's no wonder that the number of mobile...

The English Springer Spaniel – Brave, Playful and Engertic

The English Springer Spaniel originated in England in the 1600s.  This breed was originally used for bird flushing and retrieving.  It is the largest...
Dalmatian

Dalmatians – The Breed with Affinity to Horses

The Dalmatian is a large, muscular, strong animal. Dalmatians are best known from the Disney animated film, “101 Dalmatians”, and as a firefighters’ best...

Shiba Inu – One of Japan’s Oldest Breeds

Authored by:  Stephanie Clarke The Shiba Inu is one of the oldest dog breeds to come from Japan. It is also the smallest of Japanese...

The Poodle…Descendants of the French Water Dog

The Standard Poodle’s origins are controversial.  France has staked a claim on their origin; the AKC gives this honor to the Germans; yet others...

This Breed’s Name Means “Snout” in German….Which Dog am I?

The Standard Schnauzer originated in Germany.  This dog is the oldest of the three Schnauzer breeds.  “Schnauzer” is a German word meaning “snout”.  Around...
Bichon Frise

Breed Spotlight: Bichon Frise

The Bichon Frise descends from the water spaniel and the standard poodle.  Although their name is from middle French, they originated in the Mediterranean...
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Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog made famous in “The Wizard of Oz”.  Toto is Dorothy’s faithful companion.  Boi from “High School Musical”...
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Labrador Retrievers Breed Info

Labrador Retrievers are considered to be the most popular breed in the United States, according to the American Kennel Club.  The Labrador is intelligent...
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St. Bernard Breed Info

The St. Bernard dog is a very large animal.  The most famous St. Bernard is Barry, who is reported to have saved between 40...
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Siberian Husky Breed Info

The Siberian husky is known for its amazing endurance and work ability.  Huskies are recognizable by their thick double coat, sickle tail and triangular...
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Jack Russell Terrier

The Jack Russell Terrier has its origins in fox hunting.   They are categorized in the Terrier group.  The most famous Jacks are Wishbone from...

Border Collies

Border Collies are a herding animal.  These dogs are packed full of energy.  A well-known border collie is Jack from the TV series “Little...
Beagles

Breed Spotlight: Beagles

A Popular Breed The Beagle is one of the most popular breeds in the United States.  This sturdy hunting dog may be best known as...
german shepherd

German Shepherds

History Of The German Shepherd The German Shepherd dog was created by Max von Stephanitz in 1899.  He had very clear ideas as to what...

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