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Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Written By: Published: 2-20-17
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is the dog for the whole family. Especially for couples where the lady wants a fluffy looking, playful dog and the man feels like getting a manly dog which needs a real man to release its high level energy that it packs under that adorable fur. The breed has its origins in Ireland and is thought to be one of the oldest Irish breeds. Over 200 years ago when owning a hound was forbidden, the working class turned to the terrier for an all purpose dog that can herd and guard livestock, hunt vermin and be a companion to them. For more information please visit our website at www.animalshelter.org ...Read More...
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Smooth Fox Terrier

Written By: Published: 2-17-17
The Smooth Fox Terrier is a dog with an independent personality, relentless in its activities and simply a joy to have around the house and family. These dogs are always on the tip of their toes because they cannot wait to start something, whether it is hunting, playing or just sniffing around the yard or park. For more information please visit our website at www.animalshelter.org ...Read More...
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The Ibizan Hound

Written By: Published: 2-16-17
The Ibizan Hound is a rare and ancient medium-sized breed of dogs originating in Ibiza, Spain, where it was used for hunting small game. Some experts believe that this breed has evolved from the primitive Egyptian hunting dog. It has been recognized by the AKC since 1979. For more information please visit our website at www.animalshelter.org ...Read More...
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Cat Ringworm Treatment

Written By: Published: 2-15-17
Cat ringworm is a fungal infection that affects the skin and is very common in felines. This condition is caused by dermatophytes, which are fungal organisms that invade the skin, hair and claws. For more information please visit our website at www.animalshelter.org ...Read More...
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Roundworms in Dogs

Written By: Published: 2-14-17
Roundworms are a type of parasite that lives inside the dog and feeds with the animal’s intestines. They are white or light brown and they are a few inches long. If they are not treated on time, they can even cause death. For more information please visit our website at www.animalshelter.org ...Read More...
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Hip Dysplasia in Dogs

Written By: Published: 2-7-17
Hip dysplasia in dogs may be genetic, but there are also environmental factors and diet that contribute to the development of this condition. For more information please visit our website at www.animalshelter.org ...Read More...
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The Havanese

Written By: Published: 2-6-17
The Havanese, also known as the Bichon Havanais, is a small breed of dog of the Bichon type. The Bichon group includes the non-sporting breeds that have curled tails and long hair. This breed is known from ancient times and had a charming role. The men were offering the Cuban ladies a dog like this to establish relationships. This little charmer became the national dog of Cuba. For more information please visit our website at www.animalshelter.org ...Read More...
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Labrador Retriever

Written By: Published: 2-2-17
The Labrador Retriever is a well behaved dog that is great for children and elderly companionship. Besides being very playful and having a very athletic body, they provide very good assistance. There are many dogs from this breed that are specially trained to take care of autistic and blind people, to perform detection work for many official agencies or to act as therapy dogs. Therefore, the Retriever is one of the most popular breeds in the U.S.A., New Zeeland, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. For more information please visit our website at www.animalshelter.org ...Read More...
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The Peruvian Inca Orchid

Written By: Published: 2-1-17
The Peruvian Inca Orchid (PIO) is a curious breed of dog that will always draw your attention, no matter what. This dog is known primarily for its looks and then for its other characteristics.

This sight hound is deeply rooted in Peru and its birth will bring us back in time, before the Incas. These ancient hounds were found by Conquistadors in some caves full of orchids. This is how they got their original name. However, they are also known as the Peruvian Hairless Dog, Inca Hairless Dog and Perro Sin Pelo Del Peru, which means “dog without hair of Peru”. For more information please visit our website at www.animalshelter.org ...Read More...
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The Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Written By: Published: 1-31-17
A dog of the herding group, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a small dog originating in Pembrokeshire, Wales, whose name translates, from Welsh, to “dwarf dog”. There are actually two breeds known as Welsh Corgi, the other one being the Cardigan Welsh Corgi. The Corgi is one of the smallest breeds that are part of the herding group. For more information please visit our website at www.aniamlshelter.org ...Read More...