Whelping Your Dog
When your dog is ready to give birth, it can be both an exciting and a very stressful time. Birthing is a wonderful experience if planned properly. However, planning for all possible outcomes is impossible, and sometimes difficulties occur that may endanger the lives of your dog, the puppies- or both. In order to minimize these dangers, it is vital to arm yourself with information, supplies, tools, and implements, and the trusty advice and support of your veterinarian or other animal...
Information on the Brittany Spaniel
The Brittany Spaniel is one of the most popular breeds for bird hunting. Larger than most Spaniels, it is often compared to a pointer or a setter in its hunting capabilities. It is a versatile hunter, ideal for hunters who want a compact dog that can cover a lot of ground.
Because it is moderately sized, good-natured and easy to care for, the Brittany Spaniel is also popular as a companion dog, particularly for active persons.
Appearance of the Brittany Spaniel
Height: 17 - 21 inches
Information on the Chesapeake Bay Retriever
The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is an excellent gun dog that likes to swim and can work well in cold weather. This is a large dog that has a distinctive oily coat that helps with repel water. The Chesapeake is different than other retrievers in that he can be more aggressive, willful and reserved with strangers.
The breed can live peacefully with the family, although you may find that this dog is a bit more protective and aggressive than other retrievers.
Appearance of the Chesapeake Bay...
Information on the Clumber Spaniel
The Clumber Spaniel is a gentle, sweet, and pleasant dog, among the most low-key and easygoing of the hunting breeds. The Clumber Spaniel is popular in the United Kingdom, where the breed originated. It is used for tracking and flushing, especially in dense wooded areas.
Very affectionate and playful, and not very active when mature, Clumbers will get along with other dogs household animals. They tend to be a one person dog and can be a bit willful. Clumber Spaniel also sheds quite a...
Information on the American Cocker Spaniel
The American Cocker Spaniel is the smallest of the gun dogs and is typically used for hunting wild birds and small game. Their small size and good disposition make the American Cocker Spaniel easy to keep as a pet when not hunting. Their long coat tends to require a fair amount of maintenance with regular grooming and brushing necessary.
The Appearance of the American Cocker Spaniel
Height: 14 ˝ - 15 ˝ inches
Weight: 15-30 pounds
Lifespan: 12-15 years
The American Cocker Spaniel has very...
Information on the Boykin Spaniel
The Boykin Spaniel is a medium sized gun dog popular in the Southern United States among bird hunters. His fine nose and enthusiasm in the field make him a versatile hunter. In addition, the Boykin Spaniel is also a very obedient dog and is easy to train. The Boykin Spaniel is docile, pleasant and obedient and makes a fine family dog.
The Boykin Spaniel is a very lively dog and needs daily exercise. Regular brushing is necessary to keep their long coat from getting matted.
Appearance of the...
Information on the American Water Spaniel
The American Water Spaniel is a sporting breed used to flush out and retrieve birds and other small game. It is eager to learn, very trainable and enthusiastic about its work. They make fine companion animals and, because of their size, they fit well in cramped quarters. This breed is a light shedder and the oily coat of the American Water Spaniel needs a through brushing twice a week.
Appearance of the American Water Spaniel
Height: 15 -18 inches
Weight: 25 - 45 pounds
Lifespan: About 12 -...
Breeding Hunting Dogs
Breeding dogs is a complicated yet rewarding undertaking. When breeding any dog, certain responsibilities are placed on the breeder, and certain risks are assumed. This is especially true when breeding hunting dogs. These types of dogs require special care and attention that is not necessarily afforded or needed for family pets or show dogs. Hunting dogs perform a wide variety of tasks that place demands on them physically, mentally, emotionally, immunologically, and reproductively. It is...
Information on How to Control and Prevent Fleas
Fleas are nasty little creatures. There are over 2,000 types of fleas, and many of these types have been associated with the spread of plague. In fact, the Great Plague that stormed across Europe in medieval times were attributed by many to adult fleas feeding on infected rodents, and then feeding on humans; spreading the plague quickly from region to region. Today, particularly in the Southwestern United States, plague is still a problem, and is transmitted by fleas in exactly the same way...
How to Speak Dog
Dogs don't speak human. They respond because they've learned, after many repetitions, that sit means tuck-your-back-feet-and-wait. It is important for dog owners to comprehend the way dogs communicate if they are to understand their needs. Knowing how your dog is wired to communicate will also take some of the mystery out of training.
Dogs communicate using a combination of body language and vocalization. Watch a pack of wolves and you will see that it's mostly body language with occasional...