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Dogs are so cute. As soon as you first saw your cute little bundle of fur you know he was the dog for you. He was so adorable. You could imagine him playing with your kids, sleeping at your feet in front of the fire, making life happy and wonderful for the whole family.

What you didn't anticipate was biting. Or his pushiness. Or that he would chew up clothes and furniture. You didn't know he'd be so hard to housetrain. You didn't know that he wouldn't listen to you at all. But it's time to admit that you have a difficult dog.

Maybe you feel like giving up. Lots of people do. Lots of problem dogs end up in animal shelters where they will most likely be put to sleep. At best they will be adopted out to someone else while they still have all the same problems. The result will be that they will probably end up right back in the animal shelter again.

You probably feel like you're trapped and living with a bad dog. You are living with a badly behaved dog. Your dog isn't bad but he hasn't been taught how to behave properly. What your dog needs is a commitment from you - his family - to work with him (the difficult dog) to improve the situation. That's the most important first step in handling any difficult dog.

What happens after you make that commitment to your dog? There's no one single solution to a dog's problems. Each dog's personality and needs are unique to him. There are some good answers that work for lots of dogs, however. There are four basic things you can do to start helping your difficult dog live a happy life and become a pleasant home companion.

1. Make Sure Your Dog Is Healthy: In some cases, it's possible that behavior problems can be due to health problems. Some housetraining problems can be caused by health issues, for example. You should consider the possibility that your dog has an underlying physical problem. Have a vet check your dog out before you assume he's a "bad" dog. Proper treatment for health problems can resolve some behavioral problems and help your dog's health.

2. Be Patient: Training requires patience. You can't expect your dog to change his behavior overnight, even with the best of training. He didn't become a naughty dog quickly and it will take a little while to change his behavior. You have to change his thinking and his behavior patterns. Try not to judge your dog according to how your neighbor's dog went through a training course, or how a dog on TV is claimed to have been trained. Each dog is different and your dog has to learn at his own pace. It will take a commitment of time and patience on your part (and on the part of your entire family) for your dog to make progress. If you become impatient your training is likely to be inconsistent and you may lose your temper. All of these things will slow your dog's progress or set him back.

3. Look For Information: Look for the best information you can find about training your dog. Little pamphlets from the pet store are not going to do the job. What you need is detailed information written by experts about dog training. You need proven methods to help you train a difficult dog. Check the library, bookstores, and the Internet to find good information and tips to help you understand and deal with your dog. Start right from the beginning. Find out which trainers are respected and which ones are most likely to train in ways that may work with your dog.

4. Don't Be Afraid To Get Help: Look for help when you need it. If your dog has some serious behavior problems or if your own training isn't working, don't be afraid to find a professional dog trainer. If you feel like you've reached a dead end sometimes a professional trainer is the best solution. Quality professional dog trainers have worked with many dogs and seen many problems. They have a great deal of experience. They may be able to try an approach that you haven't found yet. At the least, you can consult with a trainer.

How to Handle a Difficult Dog

What you do in the first 12 to 24 hours when you first bring a dog home is critical to the success of the dog settling in and becoming a much loved, valuable member of the family.

Before you get your dog make sure all the paperwork is done properly. Purchase a strong collar and leash or maybe a harness if you are picking up a small dog. Take the dog out of the shelter and for a walk around the area.

Be cool and calm and at this point don't make too much fuss of the dog. If you have chosen a dog that has dominance issues you will be telling it that you are beneath it and that it can take control. You don't want this to happen to be firm but gentle with your new dog.

Choose where the dog is going to sit in the car on the way home before you get in. I know children will want the dog to be near them but is it safe for the dog or the children? The dog might vomit or bark and jump around and you don't want your children getting dirty or hurt. I would recommend a strong car harness or a steel crate for traveling in the car.
 Most car harnesses are designed for walking too and you will always find a use for a crate both in the car and at home.
If you have another dog have someone else bring the dog to a park. Do not pick up the new dog with the existing dog in the car as dogs will try and protect their territory and this will include your car. You don't want a fight on your hands on the first day. Meeting in a neutral area like a park will give both dogs a chance to sniff each other and get along with each other without the need to defend territories. If you can and it is safe to do so, let them off leash.

Dogs know they are cornered when they are on a leash so by allowing them a little freedom you may avoid any unwanted aggressive behavior. There is information at the Messy Pawz Dog Training Website regarding introducing a new dog into your home when you have an existing dog that you will find useful.

When you arrive home to take the dog on a leash around the backyard and then into the house. Show it where it's going to sleep. Give it a drink of water and a little bit of food. Then take the dog for a walk around your neighborhood for at least an hour. Walking is a great way to bond with your new friend. It will also help your dog use up any unwanted nervous energy.

If you have a cat, it won't appreciate this new intruder so it might be best to let them introduce themselves slowly over time and from a safe distance. Your new dog may become aggressive towards your cat and frighten it. Your cat may become aggressive towards the dog and frighten it!! Cats don't handle any change in their routine or their environment so try to keep things peaceful for its sake by not forcing friendships.

Try to feed the dog on what it had in the shelter for the first week then slowly wean it off to what you want to feed it over the next two weeks. You don't want your dog getting an upset stomach from a dramatic change in diet. Also, feed your dog at the same time as it was fed at the shelter for now.

Remember the first night at home is going to be the hardest for your new dog. You have done the right thing by rehoming it but it doesn't know that. It will take time for your new dog to adjust, some dogs longer than others. However, if you are patient and prepared, you will soon have a loving companion to share your life with.

What to Do When Bringing Your New Dog Home and What Not to Do

In a touching video, released by Rachel Butler, who serves as Regional Director of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), an unidentified man can be seen dumping a dog name Snoop on the street with a puppy bed.

Without understanding what happened, Snoop the dog tried getting back in the car with his owner, and even turns around the car before the owner drove off.

Snoop was later rescued by RSPCA, who named the dog after the 47-year-old rapper from Long Beach.

After watching the clip, Snoop Dogg was moved. "It's heartbreaking," Snoop Dogg told the Daily Star.

He even offered to adopt the Puppy. "There's always a place for another dog at Casa de Snoop," he told the Daily Star.

"If he needs a home, then has a home with us," said Snoop Dogg. "But I do not think there’s going to be a shortage of loving home after all the exposure he got."

Of course, Snoop Dogg was not the only person affected by Snoop's story. A lot of people, including BBC journalist Andrew Neil, have expressed their desire to adopt Snoop.

“So worry by this footage. I say to RSPCA. If you have problem rehoming this little puppy. I will take it, happily,” Neil tweeted on Monday. But, Butler says the dog is settled for now.

 “Snoop currently resides in private kennels and I am pleased to say that it works well and that it attracts a lot of staff attention," says Butler of PEOPLE. "He is a nice and friendly dog and many people have fallen in love with him!"

“At the moment he isn’t up for rehoming through our investigation into his abandonment is going on,” Butler explains.

“But, we have had a lot of people in need of rehoming him so we are convinced he will not be waiting long for a new home.”

The local police, who according to Butler is not involved in the RSPCA investigation, did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment. Now check out this video to hear from the rapper.

Snoop Dogg Wants To Adopt Abandoned Dog Named Snoop

Puppies are cute, but unless they are trained well, they can grow up to be very disagreeable. Responsible dog owners need to invest time in training their pup. Oftentimes most people make the same mistakes when training, especially with their first dog. Below you will see the top 3 most common mistakes that uninitiated dog owners make when training their new puppy.

Do not hit your dog as a method of training. Hitting your dog will only make the dog aggressive, or at the very least, a submissive wetter. Instead, focus on reinforcing good behavior with rewards.

 You do not have to assert your Alpha role by always "punishing" your dog when you call him. I refer here to doing something to him that he does not enjoy doing. For example, it is not a good idea to call your dog and then clip his nails. Another unpleasant thing for the dog is to have his leash strapped to a post. When you call your dog, let him associate this with something pleasant. Use a cheerful voice, pet him, and tell him what a good dog he is. Let him associate good things with your call, and he will come to you every time. He will also be trusting of you during unpleasant tasks like having his nails clipped.

Do not presume that a dog will eventually grow out of bad behavior; it is simply not going to happen. You are the Alpha, and you must assert that. A dog wants to be trained, and he wants to live comfortably in your home. This is best possible when he knows the house rules. So from the start, take time to teach your dog what is, and is not acceptable behavior at home.

Puppies are cute, but unless they are trained well, they can grow up to be very disagreeable. Responsible dog owners need to invest time in training their pup. Oftentimes most people make the same mistakes when training, especially with their first dog. Below you will see the top 3 most common mistakes that uninitiated dog owners make when training their new puppy.

Your puppy wants to please you in any way that they can, but what you must not forget is that they are very young and that get bored very quickly. When you are training your puppy just ensure that you do it in small stints as this will ensure that both you and your puppy get the maximum benefit out of the training. Now some people think you should be able to train a puppy without incentives (dog treats), but I try to train my puppies using treats and that seems to work very well.

Mistakes Dog Owners Make When it Comes to Dog Training

Welsh terrier dog breeds were originally raised as hunting dogs. But, this native breed of Wales quickly rose to become show dogs. Breeders attempted to surpass one another by developing the Welsh terrier dogs' wiry coats and natural coloring. Folks usually take a Welsh terrier dog because the dog is one of the most good-natured of terriers breeds.

You may think that this temperament will make the dog one of the most boring Terries. The truth is that even the most die-hard terrier fans can have fun with this dog. This is because Welsh terrier dogs love to play. This makes them a great companion dogs.

Although this dog does not have as much energy as other breeds, it’s still a terrier, which means it still has high levels of energy. For this reason, it is advisable to give them adequate exercise regularly. Another good tip to follow is to socialize the dog at a young age. This would help the dog to be friendlier to humans and other dogs and to develop a good tolerance towards other animals. In general, the dog is friendly with kids, as long as the kids don’t provoke him or bother him too much.

Welsh terrier dog breeds can be trained with different approaches. What you need to understand is that when training a Welsh terrier dog, you need to be firm but calm. The dog can be taught to do a lot of tricks. In fact, this dog breed can do well with flyball tricks and tricks that have to do with catching flying things like a Frisbee.

Welsh terrier dog’s coat should be brush at least once a week to get rid of loose or dead hair. This would help avoid unnecessary shedding within the house. Although regular bathing is not really necessary, it is recommended that you wipe off dirt and dust regularly with a wet towel.

Due to Welsh terrier high energy level, it is recommended that the dog is kept in a fenced in yard. This will give the pooch enough space to play catch. But, if you regularly take them out for exercise, Welsh terrier can do without a yard.

One of the things that always get people’s attention about this breed is their superb ability to jump. Due to this ability, a Welsh terrier dog’s is sure to provide a lot of fun for people. The major reason this dog can jump and hop as he does is that of his long legs. Due to these legs, the dog can do a lot of tricks that other dog breeds cannot do.

The major reason it is necessary to know all these about Welsh terrier dogs is that understanding, these facts will enable you to discover the best way to care for your dog. And it will also allow you to decide if a Welsh terrier dog will be the best pet for you.

By learning everything you can about Welsh terrier dogs breed, you will obtain the information you require to meet your puppy needs. This means that you will be able to develop a good relationship with your dog. Even though, learning everything you can about Welsh dogs is not really easy. You have to remember that life sometimes requires sacrifice.

Welsh Terrier Dogs

The Staffordshire bulls are well-known for their remarkable abundant strength. They are sturdy and muscular dogs and are also known for their agility. The most remarkable thing about this breed is that it is one of the two breeds that have been recognized by the UK Kennel Club as very suitable for kids.

 In addition, they rank fifth when it comes to the popularity of dogs in the United Kingdom, where this breed originated. Interestingly, Staffies are the only dog breed that is absolutely reliable when it comes to standard of the breed. The following are some basic facts breeders would certainly love to know about these dogs:

Category: Terrier
Living situation: both inside and outside
Coat: soft (or silky just like the most terrier), dense and short
Colors: brindle, black, red, fawn, blue, blue or any of these colors mixed with white
Length: between 14 and 16 inches
Weight: between 24 and 38 pounds.
Personality: aggressive towards other animals but very friendly with children.
Health problems: sunburn, cataracts, and respiratory problems.
Care and Exercise Advice
•    Bathe when necessary.
•    Brush their coat only regularly using a brush with firm bristles.
•     Scrub your dog fur with a chamois or towel to remove hairs that are loose.
•    Their physique needs a regular exercise routine which includes a daily walk, play time while on a leash.
•    While walking in public places, the dog should be on a leash

 Origin and history
Staffordshire Bull terriers, also known as Staffies are known to have originated around the 17th century. Because dog fighting gained increasing popularity over bull baiting, it was necessary to develop a breed of dogs that are agile and powerful. And has more punishing head than the Bulldog.

In this sense, fighting Bulldog was cross with a blood terrier. The crossbreed was known as the Bull and Terrier or the Pit Dog. The new crossbreed became famous for their courage and tenacity and not minding their reputation for being aggressive with other animals, they were an excellent companion, especially with kids.
They were the miners and steelworker’s favorite’s dog. Staffie, also provided chain makers of the "black country" with additional income when working against badgers or ratters.

The implementation of the Humane Act in 1835 finally prohibited sports such as dog fighting and bull baiting. However, a group of men in Staffordshire chose to keep the dog breed by introducing them to the work of the show.

Over the years, breeders have changed the name of the dog to Staffordshire bull terrier to distinguish its physique from English bull terrier. But, the dog name was officially registered in 1935 by the American Kennel Club.

Around 1938, a few Staffies dogs became famous as champions at the Birmingham National. The acceptance of were Ch. Gentleman Jim and Ch. Lady Eve stretched to many recognized countries including Australia, France, Germany, Holland, Spain, and even the USA. Since then, Staffordshire bull terrier has been successful as show dogs and was very common in comparison to other dogs.

The Stafford bull terrier has become a popular dog, while maintaining its reputation gained from generations of fighting dogs bred for persistence, courage, agility and, most importantly, its reliability and great empathy with people, especially with children. Today, you can say that the bull is not so bully after all! The bull is quite reliable as kid’s pets.

Staffordshire Terrier: The Bull(y) and Strong Dog:

Caring for Airedale terrier can be a bit tough if you don’t know what to do. The following are some tips you can use to keep your Airedale terrier pet dog well-behaved:

•    You can’t teach an old dog: you should start training your dog as soon as possible. This is due to the fact that the earlier Airedale terrier dogs are exposed a trick, the faster they will learn it. This applies to general dog behavior, not just tricks. When your dog, is just a puppy, you should start training it. In this way, the behavioral training you give the puppy will be rooted in the dog's brain. In this way, the right behavior becomes instinctively to the Airedale terrier dog.

•    Use, but don’t abuse. Many training techniques are made accessible for you by many experts. But, there is one thing you should be aware: it only works with proper use. Some folks use a crate or a leash to mistreat their dogs. What you need to understand is that each training technique can only be effective if it is used in a way that does not harm the dogs. You must be firm but kind with your dog when training him. Make use of the various tools gently in a way that will motivate your dog to obey the commands and not scare him from behaving badly.

•    Habit within, habit outside: Try to observe your dog behavior inside before taking him outside. This will give you an idea of how your Airedale Terrier dog will act outside the home. A lot of dog owners say that the behavior of dogs inside the house is quite different from the way the same dog will behave in external environments. That's not true. By observing the internal behavior of your dogs, you will realize how it will respond to you outside. If your dog does not pay attention to your commands inside the house, how do you expect it to pay attention to your commands outside the house where there are more interesting things for the pooch than your commands?

•    Don’t lose your temper: training an Airedale terrier can be a very frustrating concept. However, you should not lose your temper. Negative actions, like yelling or hitting your dog, will not achieve anything positive. From time to time, we have a tendency to transfer our frustrations on our helpless pets. Don’t blame your pooch for your problem. If you are having a bad day, do not even think about training your dog. Your puppy will learn nothing and this will only increase your frustration.

•    Timing: This is very important. It is better to make corrections regarding your Airedale terrier dog's behavior while those corrections are still relevant. If you correct or praise the dog with the wrong timing, you will confuse the dog. In fact, the best time to correct your Airedale terrier dog is before the puppy starts to misbehave.

In conclusion, the above five tips can help you a lot in checking your Airedale terrier pet dogs bad behavior. By following these tips, you can make training your puppy an easy task.

5 ways to Keep Your Airedale Terrier Pet Dog Well-Behaved

The Boston terrier is a muscular and compact dog breed. This is not really surprising because folks who first bred them wanted to use them in dogfights. Now, some people may read all kinds of insinuations to such a violent past. Some folks may think that a Boston terrier will make bad family pets because of its aggressive nature. But, you should know that, as a pet Boston can be a well-mannered pal.

The Boston terrier temperament can be described as excited because the dog usually likes to play. It’s believed that Boston terrier has a good sense of humor. Another feature that people find exciting about this breed is the fact that they are intelligent and can be trained very easily. This fact is reinforced by the pup natural curiosity and its love for learning.

Of course, those who own dogs understand the importance of training. Having a well-behaved dog will increase the fun for both of you. Having a well-mannered puppy means you'll have a good time with your puppy.

One thing a lot of owners have observed with this dog is that it can be very sensitive to the person's tone of voice. This can be described as a type of emotion detector. Because of this sensitivity to tone, a Boston terrier will be able to respond to your feeling when you speak. This means, that you must be careful when training your dog. You must make sure that anger and frustration do not get into your voice.

In addition, they make excellent watchdogs because they do not bark without a cause. This means that you will not wake up in the middle of the night because your dog saw a butterfly. There are some cases, however, when Boston terrier will not bark at all.

With regard to living conditions, Boston terriers can be okay without a yard, as long as you exercise them regularly. This means they are suitable for apartment living. But, you should also know that they are very sensitive to bad weather. This means that you should keep them in an environment that is not too cold or too hot.

Not like other terrier breeds, the Boston terrier is a normal shedder. Meaning you should be cautious about keeping them inside because it will shed fur over your floor. We all know how much of a mess that may be.

This breed has a range of common health problems. They simply overheated once they are pushed too hard. As mentioned above, they can also be sensitive to adverse weather conditions and any extreme heat or cold may lead to breathing problems. They are prone to Skin tumors and heart tumors. So you need to take your Boston to a veterinarian regularly.

Another complaint you must watch out for is a skull defect. If the dog is poorly bred, it often develops a bone deficiency that prevents the brain from growing. This, of course, will lead to a retarded dog.

Boston “Bull” Terrier Dog

If you are considering adopting or buying a cairn pet dog, you first need to know something about the breed. This is because having the right information about the breed will help you in the long term. This is especially true when talking about pet ownership.

When you look at a Cairn terrier, they are adorable with soft eyes, small in size and huge in personality. This makes a lot of potential dog owners to consider that this little dog would be a lovely family pet. In many situations, those folk would be correct. But, as anyone who has already owned a Cairn terrier knows, they don’t make very good lap dogs. So, one should not expect them to be a cool companion. They were originally bred as hunting dogs and because of this, they have very high energy levels! Their adorable appearance and tameness in puppyhood can regularly be deceptive and lead to the purchase or adoption of a dog that is tough for a new owner to handle.

Fortunately, there are many websites that can provide you with the necessary information. To save some time, the following are the basics information about this breed:

Originally raised in the Scottish Highlands, Cairn terrier is the smallest of all terrier breeds. However, you should not let its size mislead you when you get a Cairn terrier dog. The dog was initially bred due to its working ability. This means they have a lot of energy.

Cairn terrier has a lot of spare energy. They will gain a lot from taking quick walks every day. But, you should know that the dog does better when there is a fenced yard for him to play in. In this manner, they get a lot of space to play. Its high energy also means that they are not really suitable for apartment living condition. If you live in such an environment, then having a Cairn terrier is not for you.

The energy can also put them at risk. This is the major reason why you need to make sure that a Cairn terrier dog stays in one space. Their natural instincts tell them to run and dig, and these activities can cause accidents if they are not monitored.

However, there are many positive things that can be said about this breed, one of it is that. It’s a fun dog to play with. It can play for hours, giving you the company you want. Another positive aspect of this energy is the fact that this energy can be directed towards good purposes. The dog is naturally very inquisitive and always ready to participate in a new adventure. This means that it can easily be taught how to do tricks. They learn tricks easily and succeed in obedience training. Ensure your dog is properly trained because untrained dogs have the tendency to be destructive when left alone.

Now, let discuss the proper care for a Cairn terrier pet dog. One thing you are not to worry about is their coat. The dog was not bred for the beauty of its fur. Their fur is weather-resistant and sheds little or no hair. For this reason, it can be a good indoor pet.

However, as the smallest terrier breed, Cairn terriers are particularly vulnerable to several health problems. Care should be taken when feeding the dog, as it can easily gain weight very fast. A Cairn terrier dog is also very sensitive to fleas. However, you can be sure that this is one of the best breeds in the world.

Cairn Terrier Pet Dogs

Pitt Bulls has really get bad name over the years, but often the fault lies with their owners. I guess you can remember Spot from the Little Rascals? He was an American Pitt Bull and you will agree with me that he was sweet. So, don’t allow the bad behavior of some careless owners prevent you from thinking of adopting this breed as your new pet. The following are some basic information that will give you a good idea of what to expect if you are thinking of buying or adopting one of these adoring pets.

The American Pitbull Terrier is really man’s best friend. Absolutely, there has been bad press associated with this breed, however, what you need to remember is that bad attitude and a mean temperament is something that any dog is taught. It does not come naturally. American Pitbull’s are very intelligent, loyal and eager to please. They can live together with young children and other animals, with no problem. In fact, they are very protective of their young housemates.

The American Pitt Bull is a descendant of bulls and Terrier dog breeds, classified within the Mastiff category with a muscular and stocky body, but it is very intelligent. Their coats are short, shiny, and thick and they are bred in different colors and patterns. American Pitbull ears are generally cropped and they have pointy tails. With a hard and square head and have incredibly strong jaws with scissors like teeth. The average weight of a mature American Pitbull is around 55 pounds and is about 22 inches tall. The American Pitbulls is a completely healthy dog, although sometimes vulnerable to hip dysplasia and allergic to grass and they mostly live on average twelve years.

These dogs are not people hater! Most of the perverse experiences that are reported about these dogs are actually the result of mixed breeding! If raised in a loving environment, they will get along with children and other people. However, but they tend to be aggressive with other animals, if the dog is properly socialized; it will get along with other pets as well. These dogs can be very obedient, loyal and affectionate if properlyraise.

It is recommended to raise Pitt Bull from the puppy-hood to be sure of good temperament. When properly trained, American Pitt Bulls will be excellent companions for your family. They are protective and make exceptional guards for your property. They are very active and love to run, but then even if you have an apartment or a home without a yard, they will be happy as long as you provide them with enough exercise and play time. Because of its doggedness, you should make sure you keep them on a leash when walking them in public.

Please recognize that if you are interested or ready to buy or adopt American Pitt Bull, it will be your responsibility as the owner to raise it in a way that it will not turn into a terror. If you do not, you will regret it and will probably lose your animal.

Find out Why American Pit bulls Are Super Popular

We primarily wish to have companions who would offer us most of the rewards we believe we require. Well, if you're considering a dog that's somewhat a one-in-package buddy, you may find Jack Russell Terriers fascinating enough. This pooch has a history that's somehow become visible to give rise to the breed.

It was said that the breeder of this pup, a young Oxford Theologian student named John Russell, once met a milkman with a white terrier that has spots on his ears and eyes. This pooch became his interest that later confirmed to be the basis of breeding a new dog breed that a lot of people has learned to like as pets. The puppy he saw for the first time was called “Trump” that is where another sixty varieties of terriers were later bred from.

With terrier’s basic nature to go on and over the ground, Jack Russell terriers also have the nature of hunting and scouting for hurting. Therefore, the dogs should be giving enough grooming so as to set off the dirt they gather from soil digging to either bury a treasure or to recover a hidden treasure preserved way back. The term terrier was derived from the Latin word "terra" which implies earth.

Jack Russell, as an excellent ratter attested to be a wonderful "housekeepers" because they keep most mice away from their homes. Any, unfortunately, mice that happen to be around the residences of this breeds, is certain to meet its fate. Therefore, dog owners find themselves with a pooch and a feline in one buddy.

One simple character of this pooch is its behavior towards visitors. They can differentiate who they should be kept away from the house and who is to be accepted within the house. This particular attitude equally makes them good watchdogs. The breed was designed specifically to be violent with preys. And as they will be very vocal, a lot of them only bark once they have a good reason to.

Although they do not seem vicious, however, once they smell threat, they can display aggressiveness that can serve as a warning sign to strangers. But as soon as the visitor is let into the house by the owner, the dog will tolerate his or her presence.

This family dog needs human companionship. And their affection for kids is really interesting. But, once they're abused or maltreat, either intentional or accidental, they may react through aggressive behaviors. Their aggressiveness is also revealed in their attitude of not being afraid of larger dogs which unfortunately can lead to injuries, some might even be fatal.

They can as well be distinguished by their intelligence and good spirit. These features are extremely apparent through their curiosity in things. Therefore, it is necessary to give them supplementation on formal training if you will not be able to tolerate problematic behaviors. The great thing about Jack Russell is that it can accept training and do very well in most of them. In fact, the dog is famous in various ring shows and other related competitions.

Hollywood has acknowledged the temperament of these dog breed as well. Including its good feisty and physical appearances, Jack Russell has already made names on the screens. And if you are familiar with Wishbone, Milo, (from the Mask) and Eddie (from the Frasier) then there is no qualm that you can recognize this pup. Jack Russell is okay with grooming, as a moderately little size dog, this breed won't tax you with grooming needs.

Jack Russell terrier Dog Breed

Breed Description

West Highland white terriers were crossbreeds among the Scottish, Cairns and Dandies terriers. It was presumed that the crossbreed will be loyal and it hunting natures could not be underestimated. The truth is West Highland white terriers are an amazing breed and a lot of royalties in Scotland owned terriers that were very similar to today Westies. If you need more information about this breed then keep reading, this article is about West Highland white terrier breeds Information.

Around 1700, the Isle of Skye and other highlands of Scotland were already producing many small dogs. The Scottish breeds were divided into two: the Dandie Dinmont terriers and Skye terriers. The Skye’s comprised of the Cairns, Scotts, and the West Highland white terriers.

One interesting story about this breed is a westie that prevents a mother from shouting at her daughter. Every time the mother shouted at her teenage daughter, the dog would attack her, the dog aggression has worsened over the years, which has resulted in the mother's failure to scold her teenage.

It turned out that the girl was, in fact, rewarding the puppy for her protection by calming him after every "threat" from her mother. Many people would perceive that the daughter was able to help her mom change her ways when she was helping herself by rewarding the dog for its behavior.

The following are some basic information’s that breeders really love to know about West Highland white terrier:
Category: Terrier
Living Environment: They prefer indoors, and outdoors with a fenced yard.
Coat: around 2-inch coarse and wiry external coat and soft, dense, and furry undercoat Color: white
Height: about 10 and 12 inches
Weight: about 13 and 22 pounds

The Breed Temperament

West Highland white terrier’s dog is an active dog with great Temperament. This tiny pup has a lot of energy and enjoys being around its family members and other folks. These dog breeds are always dedicated to the owner and can get along with little mature kids. When considering a West Highland white terrier’s like a pet, know that West Highland white terrier is a barker and also loves to dig, Sometimes these two activities are combined.

Naturally, the dog likes to bark and dig, they are not as willful like most terriers and they enjoy companionship. And when they trained, they develop a close empathy with behaved children, they can become friendly to outsiders, and they have fun chasing cats but they don’t hurt them. They can become a very good watchdog.

Origin and History

As mentioned earlier, they share the same ancestry with Scotts and Cairns (from Sky Dogs) and even included Dandies. This trio was developed on the Isle of Skye, which was one of the Scottish Highlands. The white whelps were selected from Cairns, Scotts, and Dandies, elegantly coined to produce a breed known as the Poltalloch terriers. The following are some historic items that prove the dog reputation as the owners preferred companion dogs.

West Highland white terrier’s Facts

History has it that around 1620, King James I of England requested some small white dogs from Argyleshire in Scotland. Colonel Malcolm, who was considered as the initiator of Poltalloch terriers that are related to today westies unintentionally, shot his terrier (a dark one). Since then, he swore to have only white dogs.

In the 19th century, terriers that were comparable to the Westies were called Rosemead terriers, in honor of the Duke of Argyll patronage and interest in this breed, Rosemead was his estate in Dunbartonshire.
In 1904, westies were classified under the name West Highland White Terriers.  And the first-ever dog show that was organized in the late 1800s, the Westies were called the White Scottish terriers.

In the mid-twentieth century, Cairns breeders in Argyll, Scotland, took the white puppies from the stock and breed some of them to obtain White Cairns. However, in 1917, the American Kennel Club decided that Cairns should be registered if they had Westies lineage. We can say that West Highland white terriers are mostly the favorite companion dog of many families.

West Highland white terrier breeds Information