Popular Dog Breeds: Poodles

The poodle above is a mini poodle.

 About the Poodle: 🐩

Each bolded word below is a reason for why a poodle is a popular breed and each paragraph below goes into further detail on that reason. This post also shows the history of the poodle breed.


The poodle is one of the most popular dog breeds in America. Poodles are a great dog to get because of hair, size, color, smartness, athletic ability, and a interesting history.

Hypoallergenic 

If a member in your family has allergies a poodle is a dog that doesn’t shed. Poodles unlike most dogs don’t have fur. Poodles have hair which means that the hairs keep on growing and growing. If you go to an a allergist for hypoallergenic dog breeds they might recommend the poodle. Unfortunately no dog is 100% hypoallergenic because their dandruff will shed.

Comes in 3 different sizes

Many people complain about dog sizes. Some people may so “Awww, that dog is super cute, but way to large for my tiny apartment.” Well your in luck if that’s the case because poodles come in 3 different sizes. One size is a standard poodle the biggest size a poodle comes in. Then next is the miniature. Lastly the tiniest type of poodle the toy. If you live in a open space and have a backyard with space then the standard poodle is for you. If you want a lap dog that is not to big or not to small, then a miniature sized poodle is for you. If you want a tiny dog that is still, active but also a lap dog and a dog that can be in the city then the toy poodle is for you. Poodles also are called tea cup poodles when they are extremely small. The teacup poodle isn’t an official poodle size.

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Miniature Poodle
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Toy Poodle
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Standard Poodle

Poodles come in about 4 colors: tan, brown, black, white, and even gray. But they can also come in many other colors theses are just the most common. The poodle has a large variety of colors and sizes which is a good thing. The problem with tan and white is the colors are light enough that you can easily see the poodles tear marks. When you get a black poodle you might not be able to see its eyes. So I personally think black, brown or gray, would be the best choice for poodle coloring.

Intelligent 

Poodles are one of the intellect dogs. Since they are smart they can learn tricks easily. Also since they love to please people, they are good for seeing eye dogs, therapy dogs, and lastly service dogs. Disabled people would be best with a lab, German Shepard or a poodle.

Poodles are energetic dogs and have great athletic abilities. Poodles have long legs and because of that they can do more tricks.

History

Poodles were originally a hunting dog in Northern Europe. The name poodle comes from the German word which means puddle because poodles are surprisingly water retrievers. The poodle has poofs of on the ankles and lower back of the poodle, because back then and it was meant to keep the poodle warm when playing in water or hunting. Poodles have many different cut styles. The most popular is the continental clip. The poodle is known as more of a fancy dog because of its looks.

 

In conclusion poodles are really great dogs for anyone! They are meant for anyone and everyone. They are also pretty cute!

 

Links to learn more:

http://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/poodle#/slide/1

http://www.animalplanet.com/tv-shows/dogs-101/videos/poodle/

http://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/poodle/

http://www.adoptapet.com/s/adopt-a-poodle

 

What type of dog breed should you buy?

To know what dog breed you buy or adopt click this link! The form will be titled MULTIPLE CHOICE INFORMATION FORM once you click on the link.

 

The Dogist

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 1. @TheDogist

The Dogist is an Instagram that posts about 3 dog photos a day. The dog photos are based in New York but he sometimes goes to other places too. This is the Instagram account that inspired my account @thetweendogist

The Dogist site

 

 

 

What are the qualities of a perfect animal photo?

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As you know we love animals. We take photos of them to share our love for them. That’s why The Tween Dogist Instagram was created. We take photos of your pet(s) for memories that will last forever. Each moment caught on camera is a permanent memory, but just a instant of that memory.

That’s the main reason why we take photos of our pets. That’s this blog post was created to show you the qualities of a perfect pet photo.

Photo Quality


Quality is what matters most while taking the photo.

Make sure you photo is not blurry. If it’s blurry because that’s how it focuses then that’s fine. I suggest using a professional camera if you want it to be the best quality possible.

The Pet’s Body Positioning


It definitely matters what the pet’s body position is. If the pet was turned around that probably wouldn’t be the best photo possible, because you can’t see it’s facial expression. Facial expressions are important in photos because they show how that pet feels in that instant. So, if the pet was facing you then you can see how the pet feels in that instant, are they excited, are they a bit scared.

Get Down to Your Pet’s Level


If you get down to your pets level you will probably have a better photo than if you are standing and taking a photo them.

For example

This is a picture of Isabella while I’m standing

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And this is a photo of her when I’m at her level

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See, when you are at the dog’s level you get a better photo with more detail. It also doesn’t look like you are looking down at your pet.

Know the qualities of a perfect photo? Now you can learn how to take the perfect photo of your pet (I used a dog as an example) by reading this post “How to take the best dog photos.”

Thanks for reading

– @thetweendogist

 

 

Adopt Don’t Shop!

According to the Humane Society of the U.S.,

“Each year, 2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized in the United States, simply because too many pets come into shelters and too few people consider adoption when looking for a pet.

The number of euthanized animals could be reduced dramatically if more people adopted pets instead of buying them. When you adopt, you save a loving animal by making them part of your family and open up shelter space for another animal who might desperately need it.”

That’s why I have created a list of 6 reasons why you should adopt instead of shop.

You may think that all of the dogs in shelters are mutts but according to the MSPCA 1/3 of dogs in shelters are purebred.

6 reasons to adopt a pet:

  • You saved a dogs life by adopting it
  • You raise awareness to shelters by adopting from one
  • Pets at shelters are usually a lower cost than pets in pet shops
  • You are fighting puppy mills
    • According to the Humane Society of the U.S.,”If you buy a dog from a pet store,online seller or flea market, you’re almost certainly getting a dog from a puppy mill.Puppy mills are factory-style breeding facilities that put profit above the welfare of dogs. Animals from puppy mills are housed in shockingly poor conditions with improper medical care, and are often very sick and behaviorally troubled as a result. The moms of these puppies are kept in cages to be bred over and over for years, without human companionship and with little hope of ever joining a family. And after they’re no longer profitable, breeding dogs are simply discarded—either killed, abandoned or sold at auction.These puppy mills continue to stay in business through deceptive tactics — their customers are unsuspecting consumers who shop in pet stores, over the Internet or through classified ads. Puppy mills will continue to operate until people stop supporting them. By adopting a pet, you can be certain you aren’t giving them a dime.”
  • You help an animal shelter open up a space for other homeless animals
    According to http://list25.com/25-reasons-to-adopt-and-not-shop/

“The role of animal shelters is to provide a shelter for homeless animals. This means that when you adopt an animal from one of these shelters, you help provide a home for that animal while at the same time opening up space for another homeless animal.”

  • A majority of “Pre-owned”dogs are already house trained
    • When you adopt a dog they are usually already house trained, which usually means no extra house training will be needed.

Interested in adopting a new fluffy friend?

A few shelter/rescues are listed below:

New York:

http://www.humanesociety.org

https://www.aspca.org

http://www.rescuedogsrocknyc.org

New Jersey:

http://www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us/256/Woodbridge-Animal-Shelter-Pet-Adoption-C

http://bloomfieldshelter.com

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Photography: Camera VS iPhone 6s

📸 Camera:

✅Pros

  • Great quality
  • Professional
  • Usually has more photo storage than an iPhone

❎Cons

  • Sometimes the photos get blurry when they are uploaded onto instagram
  • It is harder to hold a squeaky ball in one hand and a large camera in the other

    Dog photos I’ve taken with a Nikon camera:

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Phone:

✅Pros:

  • Great quality
  • More convenient weight wise

❎Cons:

  • Not professional
  • Photos take up way to much storage on the iPhone

Photos I’ve taken with my iPhone 6s

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I think personally it is easier for me to use my iPhone because I have it all the time with me and it is much lighter than a camera. 

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Oh Tiny Heart Pet Accessories ❤️

All photos below are taken by Oh Tiny Heart:

Oh Tiny Heart (OTH) is an online dog store where you can buy your pup a cute and stylish scarf. They also sell leashes and collars.

The Scarves

Photos by Oh Tiny Heart

OTH scarves come in all different colors and patterns. The designs are very unique.

I ordered a blue one called the ROBIN (yes I know I don’t have a dog yet, but still it was too cute and pretty not to purchase.)

The price for one scarf is between 19 to 48 dollars depending on which one you choose. There is free shipping in the US for orders over $150. Through it is a bit pricey the scarves are high quality, limited, and take time to make even through they are sewn with a machine. The handmade fringe ones are usually more money because that takes even more time.

The Collars and Leashes

Photos by Oh Tiny Heart

Oh Tiny Heart teamed up with Mattie + Margot and they now have collars and leashes available!

They currently have three different colors available: “Jade, Plum, and Sand”

Collars are $42, and leashes are $58.

All of there products are high quality, and beautiful.

Site: Oh Tiny Heart Shop

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Happy Valentines Day!

We wish all of our instagram and blog followers a Happy Valentines Day!

Here are some of our photo favorites that we wanted to share with you!

We hope you  and your pet have a great Valentines Day!

Thank you all for supporting us in everything we do!

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How to take the best dog photos

This is my first post on @thetweendogist blog!

How to take the best dog photos/How I take photos on my @thetweendogist instagram account


🐾The best dog photos when taken need patience.


🐩 Step 1: Have some thing the dog wants for instance a squeaky toy or treat.

🐶 Step 2: Move this object around your camera’s lens. This way  the dog will be looking the lens. Tip: If the dog is a bit jumpy at first wait for it to calm down and then take a/the photo when they are calm. I guarantee that photo will come out great.

🐕 Step 3: Well… There is no step three. It’s as easy as that all you need is patience, and a camera.


Here are some of my favorite dog photos: They are among the many photos I have taken.IMG_5324.JPG

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If you love dogs make sure to follow: @thetweendogist on Instagram (I sometimes dog cat photos if you’re more of a cat person.)