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How To Finding the Right Dog Breed and Breeder for Your Family

Pure bred dogs offer puppy seekers the opportunity to match their family’s needs with the traits and temperament characteristics of the dog that may best suit their home environment.  Each dog breed was bred to perform a specific set of tasks. For that reason, each breed’s body structure, instincts and temperament have been molded over generations, in many instances centuries, through selective breeding, to develop the breed’s type.   While there are no guarantees on temperaments, pure bred dogs offer prospective owners a good idea of what their puppy will grow up to look like, what is energy level is likely to be, as well as its inherent instincts, tendencies and general personality characteristics. Where To Find Your Dog Breed and Leads on Breeders If you are still choosing between several dog breeds or have already set your sights on a particular breed, a good starting place is a dog show.  Most AKC breeds will be represented there, and in many instances breeders will

70 Unique Names for Dogs From Mythology and Folklore

Mythology offers many meaningful name ideas for man's best friend. The names of gods, goddesses, heroes and monsters can imbue your dog's name with magical powers and mystical abilities that allow them to anticipate your will. Choose your mythological dog name wisely, for some names may become a self-fulfilling prophecy! These names have been selected as some of the more meaningful and unusual names from mythology along with their stories. Feel free to recommend your favorite names from mythology in the comments section below. We always love new suggestions. Name Categories: Names for Female Dogs from Greek Mythology Names for Males Dogs from Greek Mythology Badass Big Dog Names from Folklore and Diverse Mythologies Names for Dogs from Norse Mythology Lyrical, Mystical and Mythical Names for Dogs  Nike - Winged Goddess of Victory     Photo Credit By Jörg Bittner Unna   Greek Goddess Names for Female Dogs Circe - Daughter of Titan sun god, Helio

The AKC Recognizes 3 New Dog Breeds in 2013 | Meet the Breeds

This year the AKC has recognized 3 new dog breeds that will be eligible to compete at the AKC Eukanuba National Championship in 2013 and at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show in February 2014.  Another 15 breeds are waiting on deck in the miscellaneous class to become full-fledged AKC recognized dog breeds and eligible to compete in one of the seven groups (working, sporting, non-sporting, hound, terrier, toy and herding). Meet the New Breeds Couretsy of AKC.org http://www.akc.org/breeds/chinook/index.cfm The first of our new AKC recognized breeds is the home grown sled dog, the Chinook .  This breed was developed in 1900 in New Hampshire by the Polar explorer Arthur Treadwell Walden.  The name, Chinook, is derived from an Inuit word which means warm winter wind. Seeking to create a powerful draft dog with intelligence, trainability, speed and agility, the breed was developed by crossing mastiffs (draft dogs) with the Greenland Husky and the Belgian and German shepherds. 

The Greatest Show On Earth: Westminster Kennel Club Tonight

The 2013 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show will be televised tonight (February 10 th ) 8:00-11:00 PM EST on CNBC network.  The Hound, Toy Herding and Non-Sporting Groups will compete for the honors to go on to Best in Show Tuesday night. Please note, Tuesday night Westminster will be televised on a different station at 8:00-11:00 PM EST on the USA network.  Winners of the Sporting Working and Terrier Groups will join the previous day’s winners in the thrilling Best in Show competition.  Look for LIVE - STREAMING coverage of the breed classes on the Westminster site at www.westminsterkennelclub.org! This year The Westminster Kennel Club has made major changes in what is to be one of the most exciting dogs show on Earth.  From the top down big changes are in store for us; starting with the addition of Reserve Best in Show!  Competitors in the breed classes winning Best Opposite and the Selects will gain points towards their Grand Championships as well.  Because the breed classes