Showing posts with label Dogs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dogs. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 25, 2023



The DOG is the best four-legged man's friend. This is unquestionable and so has been from the beginning of time. If he is also a PET, he is very likely a family member too, and we are tightly connected with him. When it dies, it is emotional, and sometimes we are dramatically experienced and nothing can replace us with the void we felt at the time.

The average age of DOGS is 10-13 years. So they live shorter than CATS. However, their life depends on: 

  • the BREED and size of the DOG 
  • genetics 
  • DOG living conditions 
  • nutritious quality 
  • health 
  • energy
  • happiness level 
  • physical activity  
  • movement 
  • mental stimulation  
  • regular veterinary examinations  
It has been found that SMALL DOG BREEDS live longer than LARGE ones, as well as MIXED BREEDS live longer than PUREBRED BREEDS. Here is one interesting thing, that shows that there are DOGS that have exceeded the average life span and experienced 27 human years, and those that exceeded the Guinness record with 29 human years experienced. Such is, for example, an AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD, Bluey. But it is certainly a rarity and, if we are DOG owners, we must be ready to outlive our PETS.

Before I start listing the LONGEST-RUNNING BREEDS and those who live the shortest, I will look back at the calculation of the DOG YEARS

There are several methods of calculating DOG YEARS
The most famous is the one that assumes that one year DOG is seven human years, as well as the method that the first year of the DOG counts as 1 human, and all the next 7 humans. 

Scientists, however, believe that their size and weight should be taken into account for DOG -YEARS
They are of the opinion that all DOGS, regardless of their weight in the first human year, have been experiencing for 15 years. Regardless of the greatness of the DOG

  • the two human years are 24 DOG YEARS
  • three humans - about 28 DOG YEARS, 
  • four - about 32 
  • five -about 36 DOG YEARS
  • the size of the dog is taken into account, only after 6 human years, so DOGS under 9 pounds with 6 human years will actually be about 40 years old  
  • DOGS above 23 kg will be about 45 years 
  • SMALL DOGS will have 56 DOG YEARS with 10 human years
  • LARGE DOGS will be at the age of 66 
The general calculation of DOG YEARS would approximately read 15+9+5. This would mean that in the first human year, they already have 15 DOG YEARS, in the second 9+ (24 years), and in the third 29 DOG YEARS. Each next year, it will increase by five. 

It is important to emphasize that scientists still do not know, why LARGE DOG BREEDS live shorter than SMALL ones. DOGS grow faster and more mature than humans, so their lifespan passes faster. Now that we have gained insights into calculating the years of our best four-legged friend, we can start a classification of the longest-running DOG BREEDS.

1. NEW GUINEA SINGING DOG (life span: 15-20 years)
According to the view of scientists, this relative of the AUSTRALIAN DINGO DOG arrived on the island of Nova Guinea 3500 years ago, was last seen in the wild in the 1970s, and was considered extinct. He was now found again in Papue's new Guinea hills. It is an ancient BREED that voters vote for - a mixture of wolf howling and whaling song, hence the name singing  DOG.

2. CHIHUAHUA (life span: 14-18 years)
I wrote about this BREED earlier on this blog, so those who are interested in details can be found here: 

3. BORDER COLLIE (life span: 10-17 years)
For those who want to know more is the post on this blog:

4. JACK RUSSEL TERRIER (life span: 13-16 years). The oldest DOG from this BREED is Meg, she is 25 years old and comes from Great Britain.

5. YORKSHIRE TERRIER (life span: about 15 years)

6. DACHSHUND (life expectancy: 12-16 years) 
One of the reasons for their longevity is probably the fact that it is a very healthy DOG BREED. The oldest DACHSHUND, Chanel, lived to be 21 years old.

7. POMERANIAN (life span: 12-16 years) 
One of the most famous and cutest DOGS in the world was undoubtedly a POMERANIAN named Boo, who had his own Facebook page. Sadly, Boo died in 2019 at the age of 12.

8. SHIH TZU (life span: 10-16 years)

9. AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG (lifespan: 13-15 years) 
From this BREED comes the world's oldest DOG ever. It was Bluey, who was over 29 years old and lived in the 20th century (1910-1939).

10. BEAGLE (life span: 12-15 years) 
I'm sure we all remember the cartoon with Snoopy the DOG. Well, this adorable DOG comes from the BEAGLE BREED that I also wrote about in this blog (https://www.catdogwrld.com/2022/02/medium-size-dog-breeds-srednje-veliki.html).    The oldest BEAGLE was 27 years old, his name was Butch, and he died in 2003.

11. SIBERIAN HUSKY (life span: 12-15 years) 
For those who want to know where they come from, read this blog post:

If you belong to those who get attached to their PETS, this list is for you. I am sure that you will find a DOG "to your liking" that will cheer you up day after day and love you unconditionally for many years, and in return will only ask for a little of your attention and time.                                                                                                                                      

The following is a list of DOG BREEDS THAT LIVE THE SHORTEST

  • DOGUE DE BORDEAUX - FRENCH MASTIFF (life span: 5-8 years)
  • BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG (life span: 6-8 years)
  • IRISH WOLFHOUND (life span: 6-10 years)
  • BORZOI (life span: 7-10 years)
  • LEONBERGER (life expectancy: 8-9 years)
  • NEAPOLITAN MASTIFF (life span: 8-10 years)
  • GREAT DANE (life span: 8-10 years)
  • BULLMASTIFF (lifespan: 8-10 years)
  • NEWFOUNDLAND - a gentle giant, due to its temperament (lifespan: 8-10 years)
  • SAINT BERNARD DOG (life span: 8-10 years)BREED which is also covered on this blog: https://www.catdogwrld.com/2021/02/dog-breeds-pasmine-pasa_22.html
  • ROTTWEILER (life span: 8-10 years)      
From all of the above, we can conclude that SMALLER DOGS live longer than LARGE BREEDS. So, love, take care, and cuddle your best four-legged friends while they are with you! Because when they leave, there will be a void that nothing can fill, especially if you knew you could have done more and you didn't.                                  

 "We take care of our pets as for ourselves."


Man and Dog are Shaking Hands and Showing That This Dog Breed Is Easiest To Train


If you are looking for your best four-legged friend, you are surely in a dilemma as to which DOG BREED to choose. To make your choice easier, we have researched for you the BREEDS WHICH ARE THE HARDEST TO TRAIN, which you had the opportunity to read about in the last post. When we talk about such DOG BREEDS, we do not mean that they are less "bright" and stupid DOGS. Quite the opposite, most DOG BREEDS have the intelligence of a 2-year-old child. In addition, each DOG BREED is predestined for certain tasks, for example: to obey orders and work alongside people (guarding livestock), or to work independently. THE DOG BREEDS THAT ARE EASIEST TO TRAIN include DOGS from working and sporting lines, so find out which DOG BREEDS we are talking about.



To be continued...



A DOG has been man's best four-legged friend since ancient times. Many people are owners of one or more DOGS, and some are about to become one. However, before you get a DOG, it would be advisable to research which DOG BREEDS are the most difficult to train, just enough to understand what you are getting yourself into, and even more so if you don't have enough time or are not really "armed" with patience. If you start with proper training and have realistic expectations, you will get an almost perfect PET. Below is a list of the TOP 18 DOG BREEDS that are hardest to train.


It is a real challenge to train this SMALL DOG, originally from Africa, because, among other things, they quickly lose interest. They are extremely intelligent, independent, and wayward. These are DOGS that do not immediately become friends with an unknown person or animal. Moreover, they will take a hostile attitude towards them, so it is good to let them make the first move themselves, and not force them to do so. It is a BREED OF HUNTING DOGS, where the sense of smell and vision play an important role. Interestingly, just like CATS, they like to lick and clean themselves, and they are also called "catty" DOGS.


Like the BASENJI, the BORZOI also has "feline" manners. These graceful, aristocratic-looking DOGS are very stubborn, independent, and intelligent. They also belong to the HUNTING BREED, and another DOG or a neighbor's CAT will soon awaken their hunting instinct, if they sense a loose leash, because they can perceive them as potential prey. Training these DOGS requires a lot of time and effort and only positive training methods.



Their aristocratic, almost royal demeanor tells us in advance that this DOG is not for everyone. Although loyal, sensitive, and affectionate, they are also stubborn, independent, and intelligent with a strong hunting instinct. Therefore, their training, just like with their relatives, BORZOI will require a lot of effort and time and positive methods (praise, treats, etc.).

We can conclude from the name itself that it is a DOG that will follow scents. When he smells something, he doesn't give up and goes all the way. Therefore, their training requires dedication, time, and patience, as well as positive methods in the form of rewards and praise. For the training of this BREED, it is best to seek the help of experts. Otherwise, this BREED is ideal for finding people and as a police DOG.


is a HUNTING DOG, characterized by an exceptional ability to follow scents. They are very persistent in this and never give up. It is precise because of these abilities that they are popular among the hunters of the Belgian and French aristocracy. Because of their hunting skills, training them as GUARD DOGS is not recommended. They are exclusively either HUNTING DOGS or PETS. Otherwise, we are talking about stubborn, independent, intelligent, but also cuddly, friendly, and cheerful DOGS.

We could say that it is a DOG with character, because of its impudence and self-confidence. This is a DOG that does not like authority and is difficult to train, so training should include positive methods in the form of praise and treats. This BREED was already discussed in one of the older posts on this blog, so everything you are interested in about this DOG can be found at: 

is a working DOG and as such very active and stubborn. Therefore, its training is quite demanding for the novice or "average" owners. If you are training him yourself, provide him with enough activities and occupations. It will fill him and he will be satisfied. Otherwise, it will get bored and start acting, and in that case, training becomes almost "mission impossible". Another HUSKY in the home can contribute to the socialization of this DOG. But, unfortunately, even that is not a guarantee for good training. You can read interesting facts about this beauty here:

represents a great challenge for training because it is a BREED of hunting DOGS. This means a developed sense of smell and a lot of activity. BEAGLE is a DOG that always needs to be busy with something because otherwise, it gets bored. Training must necessarily include treats because the BEAGLE expects that. You can find more information about this BREED here:


This DOG adorns by a strong personality and independence, which is an additional obstacle for training. Therefore, training requires patience and compassion and should be started as soon as possible. The SHAR-PEI is a highly loyal DOG, but its social interaction is not exactly the strongest. As he is quite tied to the territory, he does not get along with other PETS and animals in general and is not very friendly towards strangers.


This beauty with a specific appearance has gained great popularity all over the world, thanks to the movie "One Hundred and One DALMATIAN", and it is quite difficult to train him. Intelligence is his character trait which makes training even more difficult. Therefore, if you have decided to train this beautiful DOG, arm yourself with patience and perseverance. INTERESTING FACT: this DOG was named after Dalmatia, a province in my home country of Croatia, and belongs to the TOP 10 BREEDS MOST ATTACHED TO THE OWNERS

To train this DOG, you will most likely have to seek the help of a professional trainer because it has a very stubborn character. However, as was already discussed before about this BREED, all important facts, including training, can be found in older posts on this blog: https://www.catdogwrld.com/2021/05/akita-dogs-pas-akita.html      https://www.catdogwrld.com/2021/03/large-dogs-26-44-kg-we-talked-earlier.html. 

is similar in appearance and character to its "big version", a close relative of the AKITA INU. This beautiful SMALL DOG is, you guessed it, just like the AKITA, difficult to train, so it is best to seek the help of a professional trainer. But, if you do decide to train it yourself, know that it is a rather rebellious and independent DOG with a strong personality, which can be very aggressive towards unknown people if it is not trained properly. Find more information about SHIBA-INU DOG here:


These are playful DOGS and love to hunt anything that moves. They are quite active and require a lot of work to get them interested in training.


Because of its reputation as a "dangerous" DOG BREED, this DOG will inspire awe in many of us. Otherwise, the ROTTWEILER is an extremely loyal DOG and is protective of its family (verified from my own experience). Precisely for this reason, if it is not trained, or if the training goes in the wrong direction, it becomes a "dangerous" DOG that is ready to attack anyone without any reason. He is stubborn and disobedient. During the game, he will almost always growl if he doesn't like something. Precisely for these reasons, we can say that the ROTTWEILER is a DOG that is difficult to train.                                                                                                           

As well as ROTTWEILER and this DOG belongs to the "dangerous" DOG BREEDS. It is true that this BREED is one of the most aggressive, so its training is a real challenge. All the more so, as this muscular DOG is not aware of his strength. But if he is properly trained, which takes a lot of time and patience, he will turn into a real sweetheart and show you how loyal and friendly he can be.


Belongs to the BREED OF VERY LARGE DOGS (GIANTS), which means that its body mass is greater than 45 kg, so it can easily overpower an adult. Fortunately, it is a DOG that loves people. However, he does not like other DOGS and does not agree with them at all. He is extremely stubborn, so his training is quite difficult. Namely, because of his corpulence, you will have a hard time solving any problem in dressage. That is why the help of a professional trainer is recommended.


This is a stubborn and disobedient DOG, so its training is very difficult. Although fun, relaxed and lovable, the BULLDOG is a DOG that requires more work than any other DOG BREED, so arm yourself with patience and time.


Training this DOG is challenging and hard because it is a stubborn and dominant DOG prone to aggression toward unknown people and other animals. It is a DOG that shows jealousy towards anyone who disturbs his family. The recommendation is to find enough time and patience to train this beauty.

These were the DOG BREEDS that, according to experts, are the most difficult to train, and soon I will announce a text about the DOG BREEDS that are the easiest to train. So keep reading us, because we have a bunch more interesting things about PETS in store for you.

 "We take care of our pets as for ourselves."


Cats and Dogs are Hugging Themselves in the middle of the ruins After Predicting an Earthquake.



Images of the recent earthquake in Turkey and Syria are still vivid. For some of you, it is much more, because you yourself have been victims. Nature sometimes surprises us with its cruelty, and a significant role in all of this belongs to man. 

He is the one who, with his irresponsible actions, largely influenced climatic changes, and thus most likely severe natural disasters such as earthquakes. 
Could this have been foreseen and thus avoided catastrophic consequences of an enormous degree? I leave it to the experts to deal with it in the future because this is a blog about CATS and DOGS after all. However, what I would like to point out with this introduction and what I will deal with in this post, is the possibility of predicting earthquakes by our PETS. So, the question is can pets predict an earthquake or not?

Pets and Their Ability to Sense Cataclysms:

That animal can sense cataclysms has been known since ancient times. Thus, for example, back in the 4th century BC (373 BC), ancient Greece was hit by a huge earthquake, where the entire city of Helikea, where the epicenter was, collapsed into the ground. Just two days before that unfortunate event, rats, snakes, worms, weasels, and centipedes left that city and found refuge elsewhere. 

A Dog That is All Scared is Standing Next to a Device That Predicts  Earthquakes

From recent history, there is a record of the earthquake near Naples in 1805, which talks about the unusual behavior of domestic animals immediately before the earthquake. So, for example, some DOGS will whine and bark "for no reason" before an earthquake, and if they are on the floor in a house or apartment, they will run outside barking. While others will hide among the furniture, stare blankly or seek protection in the lap of the owner, and some will not return to the house for some time after the earthquake, due to the closed space. 

Cats, Dogs, and Other Animals:

CATS, but also snakes, frogs, and fish, can also sense an earthquake. CATS get nervous before an earthquake because they react to sudden changes in the Earth's magnetic field due to their heightened senses. Namely, they can feel tremors, changes in temperature, the smell of stagnant water, and noise. CATS actually react to the increase in static electricity in the air that occurs just before an earthquake. 

Beautiful Little Black and White Kitten Standing in the Middle of the Ruins Caused by a Great Natural Disaster

It is believed that a CAT predicted the earthquake in Albania in 2019, because a surveillance camera recorded its agitated behavior, just before the earthquake. And that video went around the world and became viral. 

Chickens literally go crazy before an earthquake (clucking in panic, flapping their wings, they behave as if some predator attacked the chicken coop), and during and after the earthquake they become even crazier. These are the words of the author Tributsch, who studied the ability of animals to predict earthquakes and published this in his book "Omens of Earthquakes". In it, he analyzed as many as 78 collected descriptions of unusual animal behavior around the globe. Thus, he states that "aquatic animals", such as crocodiles and frogs, are particularly sensitive to earthquakes, affecting them more than other animals. 

Scientific Evidence and Opinions:

There is a whole range of opinions on this topic, and scientists in Japan have been dealing with it for the last few years, which is understandable if we take into account that Japan is located in a seismic area. Earthquakes are an almost frequent occurrence there.


My humble opinion on this topic is that our PETS and animals in general can sense and therefore predict cataclysms. Moreover, there is more recent scientific evidence about this, that is, evidence from the age of developed seismology, and it cannot be said that it is just empty speculation or superstition. I leave it up to you to decide for yourself whether it is superstition or scientific truth.

 "We take care of our pets as for ourselves."



Many of us read social chronicles and like to peek into the private lives of celebrities from time to time, so of course I do too. We are all only human and we are interested in the lives of the rich and famous. 

But what I am particularly interested in are the PETS of celebrities. Are they really PETS, or just fashion accessories to show off in public? I want to find out which celebrities have PETS, especially CATS and DOGS, and what exotic species we can see in their homes.
Nicholas Cage, Cameron Diaz, Karl Lagerfeld, Kim Kardashian, George Clooney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nicole Kidman, as well as Mike Tyson and Melanie Griffith, are just some of the well-known names and passionate animal lovers. 

Some of them have exotic animals as PETS that it borders on the bizarre. So at one time, Melanie Griffith's parents kept a real, 200 kg LION as a PET, and the famous former boxer Mike Tyson is the owner of even 3 BENGAL TIGERS (Kenya, Storm, and Boris). Unfortunately, or fortunately, TIGERS no longer live at the Tysons' house, because one of them tried to eat the DOG next door. 

But they are not the only ones. Many world-famous "stars" keep exotic and unusual animals for PETS

So, for example, movie "strongman" Arnold Schwarzenegger keeps 2 donkeys in his home, an irresistible charmer and seducer, George Clooney had a Vietnamese pig named Farewell Max in his villa for 13 years. He even shared a bedroom with him. 
Nicole Kidman keeps her PETS alpacas on a ranch of 111 hectares near Sydney. 
And the late American actress Kirstie Alley had as many as 14 lemurs in her home. She explained that in Los Angeles, the climate is similar to that of Madagascar, the island state in the Indian Ocean from which these lovely creatures originate. 
We must not leave out Bubble the chimpanzee who lived in Neverland with his famous owner, the late Michael Jackson, and Justin Bieber's monkey, which was infamously taken from him in Germany at the Munich airport when he intended to take it with him on tour. And on top of that, he still had to pay a hefty sum to the shelter that took in the little monkey. We learn that he still lives in a zoo in Germany. 

In this sea of bizarre or at least exotic PETS, we must certainly mention the veritable treasure trove of reptiles of Guns 'N Roses guitarist Slash, who at one time had several hundred: snakes, lizards, and even crocodiles. 
However, chickens are an absolute hit among celebrities. The leader here in this is Jennifer Garner, whose PET Regina George died in 2018. 
Among the big fans of chickens are Kylie Jenner (star of the reality show "Keeping up with Kardashians"), actress and singer Hilary Duff, and tennis star Serena Williams

However, the most famous "world chicken coop" is the one owned by the Duke of Sussex - Prince Harry, and his better half, Meghan Markle.

Despite everything exotic and bizarre, as I have already emphasized, I am most interested in CATS and DOGS. While researching, I found out that they are big fans of CATS: Nicholas Cage, who, in addition to two CATS (Merlin and Tiger) also has 2 albino king cobras, an octopus, and 2 crows. And among the biggest "CAT LOVERS", it is certainly worth mentioning the late Karl Lagerfeld and his beloved BURMESE CAT Choupette, who was taken over by his former housekeeper Francoise Cacote after his death. 

Passionate fans of CATS are also: Cameron Diaz, Salma Hayek, Martha Stewart, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Ian Somerhalder, Ricky Gervais, Ed Sheeran, Nicole Kidman, Jenna Fischer, Drew Berrymore, Robert Downey Jr., Russel Brand, Gigi Hadid, Mandy Moore, and many others

On the other hand, the Obama family with their PORTUGUESE WATER DOGS, Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore, Justin and Hailey Bieber, Selena Gomez, Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, etc., are just some of the names that chose DOGS as their PETS.

Whether it's about the latest fashion trend or true animal lovers, decide for yourself. However, what I would like to point out is the fact that WILD ANIMALS have no place in a house or apartment because it is not their natural habitat. In addition, with their perhaps involuntarily aggressive behavior, they can injure someone.
Wild animals have never been, nor will they be PETS. Those in captivity will never be happy, and you who hold them will never be safe in your own home. So think carefully when you decide to "tame" large predators!

 "We take care of our pets as for ourselves."

Tuesday, February 21, 2023



These days, the eyes of the whole world are focused on Turkey and Syria, because of the devastating earthquake that hit these two countries, which I myself witnessed 3 years ago because it also hit my country - Croatia. Today I will try to bring you a little closer to the topic of silent heroes and tell you the most important facts about search and rescue dogs.

Along with search teams, SEARCH, AND RESCUE DOGS also play an important role in finding victims and missing people. The DOG, that best four-legged friend of man, has been bound by unbreakable bonds with man since ancient times, and this time justified that epithet, indicating that cooperation between the DOG and man is indispensable in these circumstances because the DOG goes where humans cannot. 

They are indispensable in rescue operations because they have a better sense of smell, sight, and hearing than humans. SEARCH AND RESCUE DOGS even have their own day, which is the last Sunday in April
Namely, the International umbrella organization for the work of SEARCH, AND RESCUE DOGS - IRO (International Search and Rescue Dogs Organization) declared, back in 2008, that it would be the International Day of SEARCH AND RESCUE DOGS
We know more or less a lot about the actions of these DOGS from the media, which have been "bombarding" us with this news for the last few days. But have you ever wondered, which are the BREEDS OF DOGS from which the best SEARCH AND RESCUE DOGS come and what kind of training they have to go through to deserve this title?

While researching this topic, I found out that a SEARCH DOG can be almost any DOG that successfully passes: regular, fitness, and commission training. However, experience has shown that preference is given to THESE BREEDS:

That these DOGS are invaluable in the field is also shown by the fact that in just 20 minutes they can search an area of about 1000 square meters and replace up to 20 people. When they find the victims, they report it by barking for 2-3 minutes, until medical help or a guide arrives. They do not react to people in motion, but only to stationary persons. 
After that barking, the second DOG is released, and if it also starts barking, the rescuers come and look for the victims. 
So, the second DOG confirms what his predecessor found and thus knows for sure that they have found someone and starts with the rescue. Their work is all-day and shift work. Each shift lasts 20 minutes, followed by a 40-minute break. 

Although the all-day search looks tiring, these DOGS don't, because after every victim is found, there is a reward in the form of a DOG TREAT or TOY. That's why these DOGS like to look for people, what's more, they have fun doing it. SEARCH DOGS must know how to navigate any type of terrain: in the forest, in inaccessible places, in ruins. 

Therefore, their TRAINING is not always done in the same place, or even in the same country. The training can be started already when the dog reaches 2 months of age. Before joining the SEARCH AND RESCUE DOG training, the DOG must pass certain tests, which determine that the DOG is not aggressive and that it is capable and motivated to function in a team. Only after that is the access to the SEARCH DOG course, which includes: a course in obedience, socialization, and education, both at the basic and advanced levels. 

In addition to the DOG, the guide also undergoes training, where he is educated about providing first aid to people and DOGS and possible existing dangers. 
After that, there is an exam for a RESCUE DOG handler, which means that only then can he take his DOG to the DOGS exams. If the DOG passes all the tests, it becomes a SEARCH AND RESCUE DOG, i.e. a RESCUE DOG. The DOG training itself lasts from 2 to 2.5 years, and only with 4 years of constant work and training, it can be said that these DOGS become "masters of their craft" when they retire at around 10 years old. 

In addition to all that, it is important to emphasize that the TRAINING of these DOGS is based on play and a reward system, because this is how they learn to cooperate. 

Let's also say that in addition to SEARCH DOGS, there are also SEARCH CATS that have been talked about on social networks, and which, I believe, will come to the fore even more in the future, because they certainly deserve it. 

And finally, let's mention PROTEO - GERMAN SHEPHERD, RESCUE DOG from the Mexican team, who left his life under the ruins of a building in Kahramanmaras, rescuing the victims, and who was declared a hero by the Mexican Ministry of Defense. RIP and my deep bow, dear PROTEO!

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                            "We take care of our pets as for ourselves."

Tuesday, January 10, 2023



There are 10 different breeds of dogs on the picture standing next to each other

DOG- the best four-legged friend of man bears that title for a reason. Unlike CATS, which are tied to a particular territory, DOGS are social beings and as such, attached to their owner. This attachment and loyalty stem from the fact that certain BREEDS OF DOGS find it difficult to get used to loneliness because they are in the human company most of the time. 

The connection between DOGS and humans is visible throughout history, and in recent times it has come to the fore during this covid pandemic, as people have been more at home and spending their free time with their PETS, especially DOGS. When you are let down by family or friends and lose trust in people, your DOG will always be with you and for you. He will pick up a bullet for you, jump into the swollen river to save you, pull you out of the rubble… 

He is always there, and he needs so little, just a few delicious snacks, cuddling, and playing. Give it to him, and he will give you back many times over! His love for the owner is unconditional, primordial, and pure. And no rules apply here. There are only BREEDS OF DOGS that are more attached to their owner and those that are less so. In this text, we will talk about this first group. So, let’s get to know the DOGS most attached to their man and the top 10 BREEDS OF DOGS the most attached to the owner!


  • HUNGARIAN VIZSLA DOG, whose full name is SHORT-HAIRED or SHARP-HAIRED POINTER DOG, originates from Hungary, as the name itself tells us. We could freely call it an aristocratic BREED because it was once bred as a BREED that accompanied the nobility and aristocracy on game hunts. They are very lively, fun, and active DOGS, who love the company of people and cannot stand being alone. They are protective of their owner. They are cuddly and friendly towards their family, which makes them favorite PETS if you give them time to play and train because they are happiest on long walks in nature. If you allow them to do so, VIZSLA will be the most faithful DOG in the world that will not separate from you.


  • GOLDEN RETRIEVER originates from Scotland, and even two American presidents - Gerald R. Ford and Ronald Regan - owned a GOLDEN RETRIEVER. By the way, this is one of the most famous, popular, and favorite BREEDS of family DOGS. They are playful, highly intelligent, affectionate, and cuddly DOGS. They are great cuddlers, and this very feature of them will make you fall in love with them at first sight. They adore people, but they also love other animals and DOGS. They are very gentle, tolerant and have a good character, so they are suitable for playing with children. They are not aggressive, but calm and patient, loyal to their owner. Therefore, they are easy to train. They are fast and agile, they love walking by the water, and especially swimming. The GOLDEN RETRIEVER is a BREED that will adapt equally well to life in the house and apartment as well as to all family activities.


  • DALMATIAN DOG  - also known by the names: FIREHOUSE DOG, SPOTTED COACH DOG, and CARRIAGE DOG, he gained great worldwide popularity for his role in the well-known animated film "101 Dalmatians" as a friendly and active DOG full of positive energy. In the US they are known as "FIREFIGHTER DOGS", and Sparky DOG is the mascot of the American Association of Fire Fighters. The name DALMATIAN DOG originates from Dalmatia, which is located in my homeland, Croatia, and is an integral, sovereign part of it. Ancient records preserved in Dalmatia speak of this, where these DOGS were used as wartime DOGS, DOGS for border patrols, and also for pulling carts. By the way, data from as early as 2000 BC tell us about their origin when DOGS similar to the DALMATIAN DOG appeared on Greek tiles and frescoes. These DOGS are active, playful, very affectionate, and loyal to their owner. They love company, play, and fun, so they require socialization, training, and a patient owner from an early age. They get along well with people, other DOGS, and animals in general.


  • COCKER SPANIEL Due to its loyalty to its owner, and cheerful and playful nature, it belongs to the most popular DOG BREEDS as PETS. They are very cuddly DOGS, with sensitive personalities who get along great with people and DOGS, as well as with other animals. They are alert and intelligent DOGS that love activity, so they are easy to train. What you should never do, if you are the owner of a COCKER SPANIEL, is to leave them alone because they cannot stand being alone. As this is a HUNTING DOG, daily walks and exercises are mandatory. It is interesting to point out that COCKER SPANIELS are divided into 2 types: ENGLISH and AMERICAN. The differences between them are manifested mainly in physical appearance and the fact that ENGLISH COCKER SPANIELS are more active, while the character traits are more or less the same.


  • BORDER COLLIE is a BREED OF DOG that originated on the border between Scotland and England. They are also known as SCOTLAND SHEPHERDS, and they were bred mainly as shepherd WORKING DOGS. It is said to be the most intelligent BREED, as it can supposedly understand up to 1000 words, which according to some research means it has the intelligence of a 2.5-year-old child. They are very agile and fast, easily adaptable to all terrains and weather conditions. Although they are extremely loyal to their owner and family, they are not a good choice as a PET for families with small children, because it is in their nature to monitor everything that moves, including your child. In addition, it is very challenging to own this DOG, as they require a lot of activity, in order to prevent unwanted behavior and anxiety. This means if you intend to get a COOLIE, be prepared for a minimum of two hours of training, which will make him satisfied and happy.


  • HAVANESE DOG These beautiful, gentle little DOGS originate from Cuba and are their national symbol. They got their name from their capital - Havana. By the way, it is believed that the small white DOG was found in the Mediterranean area (Tenerife), where it followed traders around the world and thus developed into different BREEDS. Arriving in Cuba, he became a HAVANESE DOG and soon became a favorite among the Cuban aristocracy and wealthy plantation owners. THE HAVANESE DOG BREED originates from BICHON, and by this, we mean CURLY BICHON, MALTESE, SMALL LION DOG, BOLOGNESE, and COTON DE TULEAR. Today's appearance of the HAVANESE is thanks to the crossing of the then-Havanese Silk Dog with other members of the BICHON family, and also with the POODLE. Affection, sociability, liveliness and a very intimate relationship with people and children are the characteristics that mark this DWARF BREED. HAVANESE is a DOG made for a family with a strong desire to please. He wants to be with his family at all times because otherwise, he can suffer from anxiety. It is a very social DOG that requires a lot of attention. He loves long walks and more physically demanding games. It is easy to train him using positive methods in the form of praise and giving treats, so he will enjoy such training.


  • AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD This friendly WORKING DOG retains its herding instinct even as a PET. By the way, this BREED also plays a very important role in cases of rescuing and searching for people, as well as in the detection of drugs and other opiates. Its importance as a THERAPY DOG should certainly be highlighted. It is good-natured, although a bit reserved towards strangers at the beginning. Therefore, it is necessary to resort to socialization very early. He is characterized by: patience, playfulness, a friendly attitude towards children and other animals, including CATS, and a pronounced power of observation. He is very intelligent and obedient, so he will complete any work task with ease. He adores his people and loves to please them. However, this does not mean blindly following orders, because the AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD is a DOG with character and as such quite stubborn with a high degree of self-confidence. It is an active DOG that requires combined physical and mental training, at least 2 hours a day. Lack of activity or company can result in anxiety and boredom. This BREED is gaining more and more popularity as a FAMILY DOG, due to its obedience and ability to learn quickly, however, it should be remembered that it is originally a SHEPHERD DOG, which will always retain its independence and its will.

  • GERMAN SHEPHERD Due to its physical characteristics and its character, the GERMAN SHEPHERD is a very suitable family DOG. These are very intelligent, active, and protective DOGS. So, if you want a DOG that will be totally inactive and constantly lying on the sofa, then the GERMAN SHEPHERD is not the right choice for you, because it requires constant, both physical and mental activity and your attention. This means that you will have to practice this DOG every day from an early age and stick to early socialization. That is why you should start training while he is still a PUPPY to ensure his good health and for your PET to be in good physical and mental condition. But by no means overdo the workouts while they are still in development, due to possible health problems in the future. Therefore, you should start with light walks several times a day. The GERMAN SHEPHERD is a DOG that has a lot of energy, and if you do not allow him enough daily exercises and tasks, or leave him alone, he will become destructive and will spend his energy digging, barking, or chewing objects. Also, he should be allowed to play with other DOGS from time to time, because otherwise, he will not have very friendly preferences towards other DOGS. THE GERMAN SHEPHERD is known as an extremely obedient DOG, so it is easy to TRAIN. But you have to be consistent and use rewards as positive coaching methods, otherwise, your PET will take over dominance very quickly. If trained properly from an early age, they will grow into obedient, loyal, and smart DOGS with knowledge of numerous tricks. The GERMAN SHEPHERD is a BREED that gets along well with children, and if exposed to children from an early age, it will be their most faithful guardians and friends and will protect them from all possible dangers. It can also be said that they are reliable towards unknown children. However, caution is needed when interacting with children, due to the size of this DOG, which could inadvertently bring them down in the game. The GERMAN SHEPHERD will be best proven through the role of a cattle guard, for police and military purposes, searching and rescuing people, detecting drugs, but also as a GUIDE DOG for people with a disability.


  • BICHON FRIZE is a true example of a FAMILY DOG. They are good-natured, gentle, playful little DOGS with lots of energy. They love their family and love to be with them. They especially enjoy games with children. He will enjoy cuddling and lazing around, and he will win you over with his charm and cuteness. He has a good attitude toward other DOGS and CATS and is friendly toward strangers. He is not aggressive and does not tend to bark. This BREED is suitable for novice owners because it is smart and loves to learn, so it is easy to train. Of course, unless you fall victim to his charm. Although they have a cheerful character, being left alone for too long can cause destructive behavior and anxiety in them.


  • CHIHUAHUA The character of these DOGS is different. CHIHUAHUAS are lively, cautious, confident, brave, but also aggressive DOGS, due to their partly terrier character. These DOGS are not aggressive by birth but become so over time. They mostly show attachment to only one person, so they find it hard to accept new people. However, they can also make friends with strangers, if they are socialized early and exposed to different: situations, people, or sounds. They can be very jealous if they are not given enough attention. These are small, home DOGS, which do not require much space, so they are ideal for people living in an apartment. Living outdoors hides a number of possible dangers for them, as they can become prey to other animals, such as eagles. These are very active DOGS with an extremely high amount of energy that they will expend regularly by running around the house or apartment. But if you want your CHIHUAHUA to stay in good shape, daily light walks are recommended, which will satisfy their daily needs for activity. In doing so, be sure not to overwork him and provide him with enough rest. The CHIHUAHUA is an intelligent dog with great learning ability and can be TRAINED very well. These are DOGS who like to please their owner and with proper TRAINING, you will get a loyal and endearing DOG to your liking. TRAINING should be resorted to from an early age, just like SOCIALIZATION to prevent possible, possible unwanted behaviors in the future. TRAINING should use positive methods, such as rewards in the form of food, praise, and play. On the other hand, these DOGS require a "firm hand", because otherwise they will show disobedience and take over domination. Therefore, it is not recommended for people without experience with DOGS. If you have never had a DOG, and you really want a CHIHUAHUA, an older, already socialized CHIHUAHUA is recommended. Also, these DOGS are not recommended for families with children under the age of 9, because children in play could inadvertently injure them. Otherwise, they get along quite well with older children. They may or may not get along well with other DOGS (depending on the character of each other and whether or not they grew up together), as well as with other PETS, except for other CHIHUAHUAS in whose company they enjoy.

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