TAILS FROM AROUND TOWN

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Getting To Know You – Bedlington Terrier

The best way to describe a Bedlington Terrier is that it looks like a really thin sheep. As a matter of fact, standing at 15 to 17.5 inches and weighing 17 to 23 pounds, it looks like a sheep that’s been put in the dryer…

Ready. Set. Go! – Treibball

Treibball is a relatively new German sport.  Originating in 2003, it was developed by January Nijboer as a game for herding dogs in order for them to have something to do when they did not have access to livestock.  For this reason, the balls are…

Getting To Know You – Kromforhlander

Hailing from Germany, the Kromforhlander is a medium-sized breed.  They measure between 15 and 18 inches.  Males weigh 24 to 35 pounds, while females weigh 20 to 31 pounds.  Kromis, as they are also known, are either white and brown, or white and tan –…

Chester & Rodney – The Bigger The Mistake

The bigger the mistake, the bigger the smile.  These are words to live by, especially when you’re participating in performance events with your dog.  I know I’ve written about this before, but I don’t think it can hurt to say it again and again.  When…

Getting to Know You – Beauceron

If you’re looking for a large dog, who is faithful, protective, gentle, and obedient, look no further. The female Beauceron stands at 24-26.5” while the male stands at 25.5-27.5”, and weigh between 70 to 110 pounds. Hailing from Northern France, this breed has a distinguishable…

Show Me The Love – Game of Chess, Anyone?

Who doesn’t enjoy playing with their best four-legged friend?  There are many ways to play with your dog and the best way will depend on age, breed, activity level, fitness level, and availability.  Whatever your situation or preferences, it’s a good idea to get out…

Getting To Know You – Beagle

Who doesn’t know and love Snoopy?  What some people may not realize is that the cartoon character is based on a real breed.  For those of you who didn’t know that, let me be the first to tell you that Snoopy is a Beagle.  A…

Ready. Set. Go! Go Take A Hike

This spring, what better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than hiking with your best friend?  Most healthy dogs like to be out and about, whether it’s walking at your side or carried in your arms. The American Hiking Society has a handy list of…

Chester & Rodney – Swim Like a Fish

Now that the nice weather is (hopefully) approaching, it’s time to start thinking about fun outdoor activities that you and Fido can enjoy together.  If swimming is on your list, it’s important to keep some safety tips in mind.  Some of these depend on the…

Getting To Know You – Bavarian Mountain Scent Hound

If the looks of a Bavarian Mountain Scent Hound don’t intrigue you, I’m guessing the American Kennel Club’s synopsis of it will…”Hailing from Germany, the Bavarian Mountain Scent Hound is the Bayerischer Gebirgsschweisshund in its native German. The breed’s most notable trait is its outstanding “cold…

Show Me The Love – Avoidance Behavior

While at an agility trial this weekend, a dog in the novice ring was sniffing around while the handler tried in vain to get his attention.  The handler came out of the ring, visibly frustrated, saying that there must have been some really good smells…

Ready. Set. Go! – I’ll Be Back

As a dog parent, traveling without your dog is very stressful.  You constantly worry if they’ll be okay, if they’ll eat and, in some cases, receive their medicine on time.  One option for your pets when going away without them is to leave them at…