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Dog of the Month: The Elegant GREYHOUND

What do you think about when someone mentions the dog breed Greyhound? Maybe you envision a sleek athletic dog running sprinting across a field; perhaps you see a dog once loved by the Egyptians, or maybe you see a couch potato of a dog lounging on a sofa watching television. Either way, you look at it the Greyhound is a popular dog and deserves recognition. Many rank the greyhound as a great apartment dog. These dogs are gentle, independent, and noble. They can be low key which makes them perfect for apartment dwellers, but if you should want to let

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Dog of the Month: The Black Dog

February is the month to raise awareness of Black Dogs. Black Dog Syndrome is a thing in which black dogs in shelters get overlooked for lighter colored dogs. Here at Pawsmetics, we love all dogs and so rather than focus on a specific breed for our spotlight we decided to raise awareness of the Black Dog. On Martha’s Vineyard in New England, there is a brand dedicated just to the Black Dog. “Out of one sailing Captain’s love for the sea, his island home, and of course, his dog, The Black Dog brand was born.” We are not promoting the

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Dog of the Month: The Border Collie

From the herding group, the Border Collie is an active breed with tenacity for the work they were bred to do!  Often referred to as a workaholic, this dog loves to be active and have a job.  A black and white dog with flowing hair this canine always seems to be smiling which makes it very inviting to approach.  These dogs are found doing work on a farm or possibly in Frisbee or agility competition. Temperament The Border Collie is very willing and desires to please their owner making them easily trainable.  They do well with older children due to

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Dog of the Month: The Plott Hound

This medium sized, medium energy level dog was originally bred for hunting but has somehow weaved its way into the hearts of hound lovers.  A loyal breed that is not recommended if you’re a first-time hound owner because the Plott Hound likes to be vocal which can be a bother to some, but they also have an insatiable attention span and when they focus on something they don’t give up!  Some of these traits can be very attractive to those that love the personality of a hound! Temperament A dog that stands for strength and courage with a fearless determination,

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Dog of the Month: Flat-Coated Retriever

Black dogs tend to get overlooked in the world of animal sheltering with the favor of lighter colored dogs being more popular.  It’s a hard phenomenon to understand with prime examples like the Flat-Coated Retriever (FCR).  A sleek and gorgeous dog, this all black retriever stands out and is one not to be overlooked.  A brown-eyed cutie, the FCR is resilient and gentle making them a great family dog.  Have you ever met a dog that just makes you smile all the time?  Meet the FCR, a dog that seems to always smile with an energy about them that keeps

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Dog of the Month: The Samoyed

Recognized for its stunning fluffy white coat, the Samoyed (pronounced two ways and both are correct. The first is “Sam-oy-ed” with three syllables with the “oy” as in “soy.” And the second is used in Europe and at Westminster, pronounced “Sammy-ed,” which is two syllables.) is a high energy working dog.  Officially recognized by the AKC (American Kennel Club) in 1906, the Samoyed is a breed that exhibits alertness and strength in appearance. Temperament The Samoyed is gentle and friendly with a dependable personality. This dog loves to be with people making them an excellent choice if you’re looking for

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Dog of the Month The BULLDOG

The Bulldog has a face everyone adores and brings loads of laughter and love to any family. Ironically, the Bulldog was bred to participate in the cruel sport of bullbaiting, so it was bred to be courageous, ferocious and savage. Once bull baiting was outlawed in England in 1835, the Bulldog breed was finished—until a group of Bulldog lovers decided to preserve it. Removing its undesirable fierce characteristics, while preserving and accentuating its finer qualities, the Bulldog Club, Inc., gave the old mean Bulldog a facelift and, within just a few generations, turned it into the adorable, sweet breed it

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Dog of the Month: The Pug

Meet The Adorable Pug Because of their small size, Pugs are considered to be a Toy breed. Ranked 34th most popular dog breed by the American Kennel Club, Pugs live to love and to be loved in return. They are happy living anywhere, as long as the climate is moderate—not to hot and not too cold. They’re content sharing their space with kids or seniors, as an only pet or one of several animals. History of the Pug The Pug was officially recognized by the AKC in 1885 but has been around since 400 BC, making them one of the

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Dog of the Month: The Beagle

This is the first of a monthly series in which we will introduce you to one of the 340 dog breeds in existence as recognized by the World Canine Organization. Today’s star is the Beagle. The Beagle is one of America’s top 40 most popular dog breeds, according to the American Kennel Club; so if you get one of these guys, you know you’re in good company. Introducing the Beagle A member of the Hound group, the Beagle is a small- to medium-sized hunting dog, weighing between 20 and 24 pounds and reaching heights of 13 to 16 inches. It

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