TAILS FROM AROUND TOWN

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Getting To Know You – Bearded Collie

The American Kennel Club describes the Bearded Collie as “smart, bouncy, charismatic” and “boisterous”.  Though at first glance, you may think you’re looking at an Old English Sheepdog, this is a breed unto itself.  Bearded Collies, also known as Beardies, hail from Scotland.  They were…

Chester & Rodney – On One Condition

It was such a beautiful day yesterday, that I decided to take my two Berger Picards on a long walk.  It was a safe area, so I let them run around off-leash.  They were having a great time exploring their surroundings.  They’d wander a distance…

Getting To Know You – Belgian Laekenois

The Belgian Laekenois is the rarest of the four Belgian herding breeds, which include the Belgian Sheepdog, the Belgian Malinois and the Belgian Tervuren. It is easily distinguishable from the other three closely-related Shepherds by its coat.  While the other Belgian herders in this group…

Show Me The Love – It’s Mutual

If you’re a dog lover, you won’t be surprised to hear that most dog owners love dogs more than they love their fellow humans.  This is not just another dog lover’s opinion, studies have actually proven this fact.  The Times of London cites two major…

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…