Most popular dogs in USA

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Most popular dogs in the US
Top 20 for the last 5 years

Breed Rank                2017   2016   2015   2014   2013

Retrievers (Labrador)     1         1         1          1         1
German Shepherd Dogs 2         2       2          2          2
Retrievers (Golden)        3         3       3          3          3
French Bulldogs             4         6       6         9          11
Bulldogs                         5         4        4        4          5
Beagles                          6         5         5        5          4
Poodles                          7         7        8        7          8
Rottweilers                     8         8        9       10         9
Yorkshire Terriers          9          9        7         6        6
Pointers (German Sh)   10       11       11       12     13
Boxers                           11        10       10       8         7
Siberian Huskies           12       12       12       13       14
Dachshunds                   13       13        13       11       10
Great Danes                   14       14        15       15       16
Pembroke Welsh Corgi   15       18       20       22      24
Doberman Pinschers      16        15        14       14      12
Australian Shepherds     17        16        17       18      20
Miniature Schnauzers    18        17        16       16       17
King Charles Spaniels    19       19        18       19       18
Shih Tzu                          20       20       19        17       15

How smart are Dogs?

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How smart are Dogs?
Dogs have long been man’s best friend, living as our domesticated companions for as long as 30,000 years. They do remarkable things. They follow complex instructions to herd sheep, they guide blind people through crowded city streets, they detect cancer and other diseases, and they seem to pay close attention when we talk to them.
Of course, we all know that our own pups are well above average intelligence, but just how smart are they really? People like their kids to be smart, and they like their dogs to be smart, but at the Yale cognition centre, Laurie Santos, a professor of psychology who directs the centre says. “Some people will call and sound apologetic, saying, ‘I’d like to bring my dog in, but he might be too dumb.”
“According to Dr. Brian Hare, professor of cognitive neuroscience at Duke University, author of the book “The Genius of Dogs,” says “What really has happened in the last 10 years is that we’ve learned more about how dogs think than in the previous 100 years,” There have been a lot of big discoveries … Dogs are very distinctly different from us genetically, but psychologically, they are more like us than some of our more closely related, more genetically related primate relatives.” Read the rest of this entry »

Handling & Gentling your Puppy

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Handling & Gentling your Puppy
Living with and loving a dog you cannot touch, cuddle, or hug is just about as silly as living with and loving a person you cannot hug. It is also potentially dangerous. Even so, veterinarians and groomers will tell you that hard-to-handle dogs are extremely common. Indeed, many dogs are extremely stressed when restrained and/or examined by strangers. There are few physical differences between hugging and restraint, or between handling and examination. The difference depends on your puppy’s perspective. Generally, puppies feel they are hugged and handled by friends, but restrained and examined by strangers.
Veterinarians and groomers simply cannot do their jobs unless your dog remains relaxed and still while being examined. Fearful and aggressive adult dogs and sometimes just plain wriggly adolescent dogs often need to be restrained, tranquilized, or even anesthetized for routine physical examination, teeth-cleaning, and grooming. Restraint makes the procedure much scarier for dogs. Untrained dogs are exposed to the risk of anaesthesia, the additional safety precautions consume the veterinarian’s time, and hence the owners must pay more money. It is just too silly. Adult humans do not require anaesthesia during routine trips to the doctor, dentist, and hairdresser; neither would dogs, if only their owners had taught them to enjoy meeting and being handled by people. Read the rest of this entry »




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