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Popular Dog Breeds: Introduction

Popular Dog Breeds


There are over 300 different purebred dog breeds, such as the poodle, the french bulldog, the great dane, the pug, and many many others. But that is not even counting mixed dog breeds, such as labradoodles, golden doodlesmaltipoos, and puggles.

A majority of mixed dog breeds have part poodle, because people think that they will get a *hypoallergenic dog. For example to make a labradoodle you need poodle and labrador DNA in the dog to consider it a labradoodle. The labrador is a shedding dog while the poodle is *hypoallergenic, so when you cross them the puppies **should turn out *hypoallergenic. Many people love poodles or poodle mixes because they are usually *hypoallergenic.

If you are allergic to dogs but you want one you should consider a poodle mix, or a poodle.

We will be writing about the most popular dog breeds, and not just the purebreds, but the known mixes, and maybe even a few mutts too.

Each post will be titled for example: Popular Dog Breeds: French Bulldog

Thanks for reading this post! We hope you enjoy our popular dog breeds posts.


*Dogs that are hypoallergenic still shed dandruff.
**If the dog is mixed with many other dog breeds then it may be hard for the poodle gene to be “seen” in the dog.  Because it is cross with many many other dogs breeds the poodle gene may be lost in the dogs DNA; therefore the dog will probably not be hypoallergenic.

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Which one to choose: Purebred or Mutts?

When it comes to choosing if you want a purebred dog or a mutt there are pros and cons on both sides.

PUREBRED

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Huntress Female Manchester Terrier

Pros:

  • You know for sure what their breed is
  • You have a better chance of determining their size
  • You can know for sure if they are hypoallergenic or not

Cons:

  • Costs more money than mutts
  • You won’t have the fun of guessing their breed
  • If you don’t get a purebred from a shelter then you won’t be saving a dog’s life

If you want to pay less for a purebred dog then you might want to check out your local shelter. Did you know that 1/3 of dogs surrendered in shelters are purebreds?

MUTTS

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Cisco Male Lab Shepard Mix

 


Pros:

  • You can have fun guessing your dogs breed
  • You have saved a dog’s life if you adopted it
  • You have a mutt, the combination of many dog breeds, that is very unique

Cons:

  • You don’t know the dogs ancestry for sure
  • You probably don’t know the size your dog will be
  • You don’t know if you may end up being allergic to them or not

Thanks for reading!

 

40 Things Your Pet Shouldn’t Get Their Paws On

We want your pet(s) to be as safe as possible! That’s why we create this blog post, to let you know that the following items, wether it’s food, cleaning products, or plants, can be dangerous to your pet. Even some foods that fine for us to eat can hurt your pets tummies. That’s why we disapprove of feeding your pet(s) table scraps. Not only does feeding your pet table scraps enforce negative behavior such as begging, but like we said before it can make your pet(s) tummies hurt. 

 

  • Sources ASPCA, Humane Society, and National Geographic
  1. Bleach
  2. Carpet Fresheners
  3. Carpet Shampoo
  4. Essential Oils
  5. Fabric Softener Sheets
  6. Febreze
  7. Grout
  8. Swiffer Wet Jet
  9. Toilet Cleaning Tablets
  10. Vinegar and Water
  11. Adderall
  12. Petroleum Jelly
  13. Aspirin, Baby Aspirin
  14. Avon Skin So Soft
  15. Bar Soap
  16. Face Wash
  17. Breath Fresheners
  18. Cigarettes and Nicotine Patches
  19. Grapeseed Oil
  20. Ibuprofen and Naproxen
  21. Kaopectate and Pepto Bismol
  22. Mosquito Repellent
  23. Pseudoephedrine (and other nasal decongestants)
  24. Sorbitol
  25. Topical Creams/Ointments
  26. Grapes
  27. Onions
  28. Macadamia Nuts
  29. Chocolate
  30. Coffe
  31. Citrus
  32. Coconut and Coconut Oil
  33. Raisins
  34. Garlic
  35. Chives
  36. Yeast dough
  37. Aloe Plant
  38. Mushroom
  39. Raw Eggs
  40. Persimmons

Thanks for reading!

-The Tween Dogist

 

The Dogist

Click the @ sign of the account to see their Instagram

 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

 

 

Interesting Dog Facts

 

  1. Dogs were first domesticated from wolves over about 10,000 years ago.
  2. The Basenji is a African dog breed that doesn’t bark it yodels.
  3. An adult dog has 42 teeth which is 10 more than that of humans.
  4. Dogs can register high-pitched of about 35,000 Hz.
  5. Your average dog’s nose is tens of thousands of times as sensitive to odors as yours.
  6. More than 5 million puppies are born in the United States yearly.
  7. Japanese Chins and Pekingese were so revered in the ancient Far East that they were given servants to wait on them and were always carried. They were also even honored in temples.
  8. Ancient Egyptians revered their dogs as much as their cats. When a pet dog would pass away, the owners shaved off the eyebrows, put mud in their fur, and performed a ritual for days to honor them.
  9. Boxers were named for how they appear to be boxing, by moving their front paws when playing.
  10. There are more than 150 dog breeds, divided into 8 classes: sporting, hound, working, terrier, toy, non-sporting, herding, and miscellaneous.
  11. About 1/3 of the dogs that are surrendered to animal shelters are purebred dogs.
  12. Dogs may not have as many taste buds as we do (they have about 1,700 on their tongues, while we humans have about 9,000), but that doesn’t mean they’re not discriminating eaters. They have over 200 million scent receptors in their noses (we have only 5 million) so it’s important that their food smells good and tastes good.
  13. Did you know that Toto’s role is wizard of OZ is played by a female dog, and so the Taco Bell Chihuahua?
  14. If a dog isn’t spayed or neutered, a female dog, her mate and their offspring can product 67,000 dogs in 6 years.
  15. Dogs have sweat glands in between their paws.
  16. Dogs have three eyelids. The third lid, called a nictitating membrane or “haw,” keeps the eye lubricated and protected
  17. The most dogs ever owned by one person were 5,000 Mastiffs owned by Kublai Khan.
  18. French poodles did not originate in France but in Germany (“poodle” comes from the German pudel or pudelhund, meaning “splashing dog”).
  19. Dalmatians are completely white at birth.
  20. The most popular dog breed in Canada, U.S., and Great Britain is the Labrador retriever.
  21. Dogs with big, square heads and large ears (like the Saint Bernard) are the best at hearing subsonic sounds.
  22. Dogs have a wet nose to collect more of the tiny droplets of smelling chemicals in the air.
  23. Thirty percent of all Dalmatians are deaf in one or both ears.
  24. Because bulldogs have extremely short muzzles, many spend their lives fighting suffocation.
  25. Because Chihuahuas have such small skulls, the flow of spinal fluid can be restricted, causing hydrocephalus, a swelling of the brain.
  26. A group of pugs is called a “grumble.”
  27. One kind of Pekingese is referred to as a “sleeve” because it was bred to fit into a Chinese empress’ sleeves, which was how it was often carried around.
  28. Dogs are about as smart as a two- or three-year-old child. This means they can understand about 150-200 words, including signals and hand movements with the same meaning as words.
  29. The Beagle and Collie are the nosiest dogs, while the Akbash Dog and the Basenji are the quietest.
  30. The fastest dog breed is the greyhound.
  31. In general, smaller breeds live longer than larger breeds.
  32. More than half of all U.S. presidents have owned dogs.
  33. Dogs aren’t colorblind but their eyes don’t have receptors for red. They see in shades of black and white and also in shades of blue and yellow.
  34. Chow Chows are born with pink tongues, which turn blue-black at 8 to 10 weeks.
  35. Dogs who have been spayed or neutered live longer than intact dogs.
  36. The Norwegian Lundehund is the only dog with six toes on each foot.
  37. A dog’s average body temperature is 101.2 degrees.
  38. Paul McCartney of the Beatles recorded a high pitched whistle at the end of “A Day in the Life” for his dog.
  39. The Border Collie, Poodle and Golden Retriever are considered the world’s smartest dog breeds.
  40. The Chihuahua was named for the state in northwestern Mexico where they were discovered.
  41. A dog’s nose print is as unique as a human’s finger print and can be used to accurately identify them.
  42. More than 1 in 3 families in the United States owns a dog.
  43. Seventy percent of people sign their pets name on greeting/holiday cards.
  44. Dogs have twice as many ear muscles as people.
  45. The reason dogs curl up is because of an age-old instinct to keep themselves warm and to protect vital organs while they sleep.
  46. Dogs belong to Animalia Kingdom, Mammalia Class, Canidae family.
  47. Dogs eyes contain Tapetum Lucidum which is a special membrane, it helps dogs to see in the dark.
  48.  Dogs can detect lung cancer, low blood sugar,.
  49. A dog shaped building is present in NewZealand.

Sources:

Books

-Eyewitness Books DOGS

-Nation Geographic Kids: EVERYTHING DOGS

-DK Pockets: DOGS

– PBS Site

http://www.facts-about-dogs.info/Fun_Interesting_Dog_Facts.html

MSPCA

https://www.factretriever.com/dog-facts

https://www.care.com/c/stories/6094/101-facts-about-dogs-you-might-not-know/

http://www.spinfold.com/50-amazing-facts-about-dogs/

http://www.weirdfacts.com/en/animal-facts/2499-dog-facts.html

https://www.buzzfeed.com/kaelintully/o-yea-o-yea-o-yea-go-dogs-do-your-sweet-thaaang?utm_term=.nlMGJ35Ge#.olPonvQoR

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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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!

-Thetweendogist