Archives: Pets

Training Hunting Dogs

When training dogs for hunting we have two main things to not do: One is to not train your dog too young. Some pups with the hunting instinct bred right into them will go right out at six or seven months and show what they’re really made of, but these are rarer than hen’s teeth. • Read More »

The Shetland Sheep Dog

The Shetland Sheepdog is a sturdy and admirable little dog who is usually pretty as a picture. It possess all the wisdom and sound judgement of his larger relatives. He’s in no sense a toy dog, but in all areas somewhat a reduced replica of the big working Collie even as the Shetland pony is • Read More »

Shelter For Your Dog

If you let your dogs run loose, you’re probably breaking a state law or two. Most states have a “Dog At Large” law, which means you’re not allowed to let your dog roam free on the roadways or neighboring homes. That is unless they’re working dogs on their way from a hunt or herding livestock. • Read More »

When pets are actually your “babies”.

When you’re young, happily married and not quite there yet to start a family, pets seem to always be the temporary “replacement” for that “baby fever”. There is actually more perks to having pets as your babies than actually having to go through the painful, sometimes unpleasant waiting game for 9 months, not to mention • Read More »

Sporting Spaniels

In general, most breeders agree that the various breeds of the Sporting Spaniel family, with two possible exceptions, have a common source in their origin. Their name indicates that these dogs are native of Spain. From Spain the ancestral stock spread to other countries, especially England, where most of the present day breeds like Springers, • Read More »

The Foxhound

Foxhounds are said to have originated from a cross of the Bloodhound and the Greyhound. The English breed is very old, records showing that it has been systematically bred in Great Britain for a period of 400 years. In America, Foxhound breeding dates back to the mid 1700’s, with two distinct types of hounds produced, • Read More »

Re-Homing Animals Happens

It can be frustrating and hurtful some days scrolling down Facebook and reading banners with odes to animals, poetry to animals like “I will always keep you forever, I’ll never leave you at an animal shelter. My commitment to you will never die.” There’s another banner showing a picture of a dog driving the car, • Read More »

Love your Animal Companion? Spay or Neuter

Ozzie, my four-month old Rottweiler peered up at me with his big brown eyes, as I temporarily left him for a very important surgical procedure. As much as it broke my heart to drop off my “baby” at the local humane society, I know it was the responsible thing to do. What Ozzie doesn’t know • Read More »

Bouncy Jacks

I have to admit, I had no idea what this article was going to be about. I was at the beach, totally relaxed, with not a care in the world. I sat down to write this article several times and I was drawing a complete blank. I sat and looked at the empty screen and • Read More »