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Getting To Know You – Bergamasco

According to the Bergamasco Sheepdog Club of America (BSCA), “the Bergamasco Sheepdog is an ancient shepherding breed which traces its origins [date] back thousands of years. Believed to have originated in Persia (in the area that is now Iran), hardy, vigorous shepherding dogs worked with…

Ready. Set. Let’s Go! – Countdown

At the agility trial this weekend, I observed people asking their dog repeatedly to do something.  “Sit, sit, sit, sit, Murphy, sit!”  I understand that sometimes you have to ask your dog more than once to do something, especially when in a highly stimulating environment…

Volunteer Opportunities for All Animal Lovers

By Dr. Chris Carpenter of Vet Set Go There are a variety of ways animal lovers can help animals and rescue programs in need. In fact, there are volunteer opportunities available all around the world. For those wondering how to get involved, check out the suggestions…

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…