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Dog Breed Owners Hand Book

The Dog Breed Owners Hand Book Explained

"There is no such thing as a bad dog, just a bad owner!"

This section of the web site provides all the information you need for a healthy happy dog.

There are 15 sections of dog breed advice to help you live a better life along side your canine friend.

The dog breed owners hand book comes highly recommended.

You will gain a vital insight for an easier time with your dog.


Dog Breed Owners Hand Book - West Highland Terrier

There is no such thing as a bad dog, just a bad owner, which I am sure you already know.

However, most dog owners have very little knowledge of their dog breed.

The dog breed owners hand book is an easy to understand set of 15 articles.

Simply laid out to help you make the most of the time shared with your pet dog.

I hope you enjoy!


  •     Overview of Different Breeds of Dogs

There are over a hundred registered breeds of dogs. Recognizing the type of the dog is basically associated with its breed.

A purebred animal belongs to a documented and acknowledged group of unmixed lineage.

Before a breed of dog is recognized, it must be proven that mating two adult dogs of the same type would have passed on their exact characteristics, both appearance and behavior, to their offspring.

If thinking of adopting or buying a pet dog for yourself, it is important to know which type of dog you want.

Here are a few popular dog breeds for your easy reference:



  • Labrador

  •    Dog breed owners hand book. Labrador retriever dog breed picture

Labradors are very outgoing dogs that have yellow, black or brown furs. Labrador are versatile dogs that has a wide rang of functions.

Most of them are known as retrievers and are utilized as guide dogs for the blind. They enjoy holding different objects in their mouth and are prone to chewing things.

Labradors are observed to be hypersensitive and have a high regard for their territory. Their fur is water repellant thus making them perfect for waterfowl hunting. They make an excellent family dog.



  • German Shepherds

  •     German shepherd dog breed picture. Dog breed owners hand book

Germans shepherds are also known as Alsatian. Originally, they were intended to aide for a farmer in herding their sheep or cattle.

They are incredibly intelligent and very trainable. Because of their build they are often used as working dogs in the military or police community.

Most of them are also guide dogs. German shepherds are large and strong dogs with varied fur colors. Most come in cream, gray, white or black.



  • Boxer

  •     Boxer dog breed picture. Dog breed owners hand book

Boxers have pointed ears that are tilted forward. They have a distinguishable white underbelly and white parts at the tip of each foot.


These white regions are often called ‘flashiness’ which sometimes extends to other parts of the body. These usually appear on the shoulders and face.


Boxers are playful and an energetic breed.


They are perfect as a pet for children because they have an extended puppy hood, meaning they are not considered as an adult dog until they reach the age of three. Training would not be a problem.


Boxers are known to be obedient and possess a strong personality. It is advisable to train a boxer at an early age.

They can sometimes be a substitute as guide dogs or police dogs.



  • Rottweiller

  •    Rottweiler dog breed picture Dog breed owners hand book


Rottweiler's origins can be traced back to ancient times. Their existence has been associated with the Roman Empire as watchers for groups of cattle.

Since then, their incredible strength and intelligence have been recognized. They are used as police dogs and military aides during wars.

Rotweillers are black with tan spots on its cheeks, legs, chest, face and you find tan underneath their tails as well. They are marked with upside down triangles that can be found on the chest area.

Each eyebrows have a unique spot. Rotweillers are intelligent and fearless dogs. You can notice their foreheads getting a little wrinkly when they are alert.

Rotties are very active and playful and are fast on learning tricks.

  • Poodle

  •    Poodle dog breed picture

Poodles can be a very good companion and are very loyal to their owners. They belong to a quiet breed of dogs that has a naturally curly fur.

Their color ranges from black, grey, white, blue, apricot or brown. Training a poodle tends to require more effort compared to other breeds. Poodles are considered a "hypoallergenic" breed.

They are very famous for their very nice coats. Maintenance proves to be a tedious job. Owners have to keep their hair in a manageable length so that matting and tangling is prevented.



  • Dachshund

  •    Dachshund dog breed picture

Dachshunds are also referred to as sausage dogs because of their elongated built. They have short legs and pointed facial framework.

Chasing and hunting are their favorite past times. Most dachshunds have crooked legs and chest compared to a barrel. Dachshunds are playful and loyal dogs that loves to chase small animals like birds.

Their senses are very keen and well-developed though they often exhibit shyness.



  • Beagle

  •     Beagle dog breed picture

Beagles have acquired a strong sense of smell. Because of this quality they are used for hunting animals like rabbits. They have big ears that are low-set giving them that gentle look. Their furs are commonly white, black, brown or a combination of both. Beagles are known to be very good tempered.

Training might prove to be a tricky task because these dogs are strong willed that makes them quite stubborn. Beagles travel in a pack, being a pet dog might cause them to have anxiety.



Dog Breed Owners Hand Book Advice

Above is a simple overview of some of the most popular breed of dogs. In choosing a dog for you consider each breeds’ physical appearance, temperament and health issues.

Of course, each dog should fit your lifestyle. Remember dogs should be given proper attention and care but in exchange you can have the best companion ever.

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Dog Breed Owners Hand Book

    Dog breed owners hand book. American staffordshire rettier dog photo
  1. Overview of Different Breeds of Dogs
  2. Selecting a Dog Breeder
  3. Purebred Dog versus Mutt
  4. Adopting A Dog Puppy or Adult?
  5. How to Housebreak Your Puppy
  6. Obedience Training For Your Dog
  7. Is Your Dog Fat?
  8. Proper Diet for Your Dog
  9. Canine Vaccinations Are Essential
  10. Dogs Have Allergies Too!
  11. Can heartworm infection be treated?
  12. Dental Care for Your Dog
  13. Fighting Flea Infestation
  14. Your Questions on Canine Hip Dysphasia Answered
  15. Traveling With Your Dog





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