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A new Study of a dog’s Brain links their ability to see with their sense of smell.

Information highways connect smell and vision in a way that hadn’t been described before. A dog’s brain is wired for smell. Now, a new map shows just how extensive that wiring is. Powerful nerve connections link the dog nose to wide swaths of the brain, researchers report July 11 in the Journal of Neuroscience. One of these …

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What is a scent walk? and Why they are important

Most pet parents have two goals when they set off for a walk with their dog: elimination and exercise.  While both are critical to maintaining a happy and healthy dog, limiting your pup to those basic elements skips an important part of the canine experience—engaging your dog’s sense of smell.  In large part, our dogs …

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It’s National Puppy Day – Do you know how it started?

Prepare yourselves for an overdose of cuteness, because March 23 is National Puppy Day! Established in 2006, National Puppy Day is a paw-some day for all dog enthusiasts to celebrate unconditional love and fawn over the undeniably cute furballs that bring so much happiness into this world. While we’re all softies when it comes to our four-legged …

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8 Irish Dog breeds to Celebrate St Patrick’s Day

As of 2020, there are eight dog breeds native to Ireland that are currently recognized by the American Kennel Club. These Irish dog breeds have storied histories in their homeland and abroad, and they run the size gamut from miniature to massive. Two Irish breeds were even among 1878’s nine charter breeds first recognized by the AKC …

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French bulldog announced as new favourite dog breed in the US

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time in three decades, the U.S. has a new favorite dog breed, according to the American Kennel Club. Adorable in some eyes, deplorable in others, the sturdy, push-faced, perky-eared, world-weary-looking and distinctively droll French bulldog became the nation’s most prevalent purebred dog last year, the club announced Wednesday. …

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Samoyede Family with Samoyed in foreground

Breed Focus-The History of the Samoyed

Samoyed History Hardy, vibrant and even-tempered, the Samoyed was originally used to hunt, herd reindeer, and haul sledges for the Samoyede people they served in northwestern Siberia. The Samoyede tribesmen were peaceful nomads, who manifested extraordinary love for their beautiful dogs, treating them as members of the family. Thus their dogs developed a love and understanding …

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