December 13, 2017

Dog Breeds

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Steven asks…

dog Breeds?

i need a small dog that would be ok for about 11 hours alone on the days i have work.

admin answers:

You need a stuffed one. Check Toys R Us

Donald asks…

What dog breeds make up a miniature pincher?

My mom and I were talking about our dog, which a miniature pincher, and she told me that they are made up of 5 different dog breeds. Is this true? If so, what dog breeds is it mixed with?

admin answers:

The Miniature Pinscher is a purebreed, so it is not a mix of breeds. When it was being developed in the 1800s, however, various terriers, Dachshunds, German Pinschers and various other breeds were used.

Richard asks…

What kind of dog breeds are good for people with allergies and cats?

I understand that there is no such thing as a hypoallergenic dog however, can anyone tell me some breeds that are less likely to trigger allergy attacks? I have asthma and am allergic to dog dander so I am wondering if there is a dog for me. Besides being allergy friendly, the dog should get along with cats. Is there any breed that will work?

admin answers:

Standard Poodles are less likely to trigger an allergic reaction. You need to train a dog to be good with other animals, but with the Poodle’s high train ability, it’s definitely possible.

High train ability
Good watchdogs
Make excellent guide/service dogs
Eager to please
Calmer than the miniature or the toy versions
Hardy/not as fragile as the miniature or the toy
They don’t shed quite as much as other breeds

They bark a lot (can be trained not to though)
High maintenance grooming
High prey drive
Need a lot of mental stimulation ie, they need a job for them to do
Can be destructive if bored
Since they are Retrievers, they are mouthy when puppies
Some serious health problems if you get it from a backyard breeder or a puppy mill
Somewhat aloof with strangers

Overall these are great dogs for the right person. They have a very unfortunate reputation for being girly foo foo dogs. Let me tell you, they are NOT feminine dogs, they were bred to retrieve water fowl, so they are more rugged than you may think. A very good friend of mine has two of them, one is a retired service dog, the other is the replacement. He got a lot of crap for the first one and it drove me insane because she is a wonderful dog.

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