Monday, 22 February 2010

World's biggest dog!


Ok ok we've been meaning to concede defeat for ages now. Hercules is not the biggest dog! What has prompted this at last? Because, drum roll please, we have a new world's biggest dog!! Choosing A Dog Breed cannot contain the excitement, read more...

Friday, 14 August 2009

Saturday, 1 August 2009

American Indian Dog




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American Indian Dog

American Indian Dog
originally uploaded by Bisig Portraits

American Indian Dog - breed information

There are so many dog breeds that make great pets and the American Indian Dog is no exception. As with every dog breed, it is important to understand their breed characteristics and ensure the dog breed you choose is suitable for your family/ household.

The American Indian Dog is often often confused with the Native American Indian Dog. It's easy to see why but they are different dog breeds. Choosing a Dog Breed hasn't featured the latter yet but we're planning it.

Appearance

Physical attributes of the American Indian Dog:
  • Height: 18 to 21 inches
  • Weight: 25 to 45 lb
  • Muscular, energetic
  • Short hair, excellent hygiene - one if the hypoallergenic dog breeds
  • Variety of colours including mixed. Possible white markings

Characteristics

Traditionally, the American Indian Dog was a working dog. They're highly intelligent and love 'doing things'. Whether it's helping out at home, playing or being a guard dog for your home, American Indian Dogs are at their best when they're surrounded by their pack and are better suited to households with older children, rather than younger.
  • Highly intelligent and instinctive
  • Protective of pack (family)
  • Great companions
  • Great temperament but can be wary of strangers
  • Needs a firm but fair pack leader (owner)
  • Very loyal
  • Requires a good walk everyday

History

The American Indian Dog has a long and rich history. Click here for a comprehensive and clear overview of the origins of this fascinating dog breed.

American Indian Dogs as pets

The American Indian Dog makes an excellent pet in the right household. Ensure you have a lot of outdoor space for your dog to run in. That could be your own garden or a public space. Families with older children are better than younger ones. If you're prepared to spend time with your American Indian Dog and keep him or her entertained and mentally stimulated, they will reward you with excellent companionship and a highly intelligent, loving and loyal nature.