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Why Do Dogs Shed?

Just like how dead skin cells fall off our bodies, shedding is a natural function for dogs. This is their way of getting rid of old hair from their undercoat, and it is also essential for their skin’s health. Shedding happens when the older fur is pushed out so that their undercoat can grow. Dogs …

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Can Geese Replace Guard Dogs?

Have you ever heard of the concept of a guard goose? Their intelligence and instinctively aggressive behavior have long been acknowledged as the perfect skills for a guard animal. Some might even say that they’re better guard animals than dogs!  Geese have always had the job as guard animals, even way back 390 BC. They’re …

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When President Gerald Ford wanted to end a conversation in the Oval Office he would signal Liberty, his golden retriever, and she would go to the guest wagging her tail, creating a natural break.

Liberty (dog) Susan, Betty and President Gerald Ford with Liberty and her puppies at the White House in 1975 Honor’s Foxfire Liberty Hume (February 8, 1974 – 1984) (AKC Registration Number SB578950) was the Golden Retriever Presidential pet of Betty Ford and Gerald Ford. Liberty was born February 8, 1974 and given to the president …

When President Gerald Ford wanted to end a conversation in the Oval Office he would signal Liberty, his golden retriever, and she would go to the guest wagging her tail, creating a natural break. Read More »

The Hawaiian island of Kauai encourages tourists to check a dog out of shelters for a day as part of a field trip for dogs program. Having the dogs out and about gives them exercise and increases their chances of getting adopted by a local.

Take a Shelter Dog on a Field Trip During Your Visit to Kauai If you are an animal lover who wants to give back during your vacation to Kauai, I have just the thing for you. Through the Kauai Humane Society’s program, Shelter Dogs on Field Trips, visitors to Kauai can “check out” a dog …

The Hawaiian island of Kauai encourages tourists to check a dog out of shelters for a day as part of a field trip for dogs program. Having the dogs out and about gives them exercise and increases their chances of getting adopted by a local. Read More »

The oldest known domesticated dog remains are over 14,000 years old. The dog died young and is unlikely to have been much use to humans. Nevertheless, it was buried in an elaborate grave alongside two humans.

Origin of the domestic dog The dog diverged from a now-extinct population of wolves 27,000-40,000 years ago immediately before the Last Glacial Maximum, when much of the mammoth steppe was cold and dry. The origin of the domestic dog includes the dog’s genetic divergence from the wolf, its domestication, and its development into dog types …

The oldest known domesticated dog remains are over 14,000 years old. The dog died young and is unlikely to have been much use to humans. Nevertheless, it was buried in an elaborate grave alongside two humans. Read More »

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