HEALTH 101: WHAT TO DO WITH COMMON SKIN PROBLEMS OF AN ENGLISH BULLDOG One of the most easily recognizable dog breeds is the English bulldog, thanks to its large, round head and stocky frame. English bulldog is considered to be extremely ugly or extremely beautiful depending on the eyes of the beholder. The English bulldogs, however, is not spared from having health problems especially its skin. Get to know the common skin problems that your pet may be or possibly suffer in the future. Eczema Eczema or canine atopic dermatitis is the most common skin problem in the English bulldog.
Across the nation animal shelters are flooded with unwanted or homeless dogs, 74% of them being pitbulls. It is strongly believed, by some, that animals are not born mean they are made mean. Many people like to jump to the conclusion that Pitbulls and similar dogs, are naturally mean, but in reality they make the best family pets if treated
Did you know that 86.8% of Pit Bulls pass the American Temperament Test? They are the second most tolerant dog. Pit Bulls are loving, faithful animals just trying to live. Yes, almost everything we see on the news about them is something horrible, but just because those ones are bad doesn’t mean they all are like that.
Basset hounds are extremely friendly and loving family pets who live for between 8 to 12 years. They have a short and hard textured coat which is usually tri-colours (black, brown, white). They are a pack animal who love attention from both human and other dogs and will become lonely and destructive when left on their own. They have a rounded skull with a deep muzzle and lots of loose skin which gives them a droopy look on their face. Their short legged appearance results as a form of dwarfism called achondroplasia. They generally weigh between 60-65 pounds and are no more than 14 inches at their shoulder. Despite there appearance they are scent hounds who were originally breed for hunting small game such as rabbits and hare. Because of their
Whenever someone hears pitbull they probably think of vicious beast that they would not want to be around, but all American Pit Bull Terrier’s, which is their native names are not actually what people say they are to be. In fact, there is a American Pit Bull Terrier right now on the police force in New York, it is the first American Pit Bull Terrier to be on the police force in New York. On estimate 2,800 American Pit Bull Terrier’s are euthanized each day nation wide that is about 1,022,000 American Pit Bull Terrier’s euthanized each year nation wide. In fact, studies show that American Pit Bull Terrier’s are not anymore aggressive than golden retrievers. Aggression towards humans is not typical of the breed.
Golden retrievers are claimed to be one of the most family-friendly dogs in America. They are the third most famous breed of dog in America. Golden retrievers are great inside pets for younger children. They got the name retriever, because they used to be used as a hunting dogs. Golden Retrievers are caring, and they are very intelligent dogs.
In the article “5 Reasons why pit bulls are Misunderstood”,Kristina Pepeko, in Science Daily, states that there are 5 myths to the reason why Pit Bulls are misjudged. According to this article many people take information that they have heard and change it into the wrong prospective. A “Pit Bull's behavior is based on the way their owners raise them not just their breed. “Pit Bull” is actually a generic term applied to various breeds including the American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Blue Blood Bulldog, Dogo Argentino and Hundreds of mixed breeds of similar appearance. Therefore, the term “pit bull” often designates how a dog looks and not a breed itself, typically leading to a larger degree of misplaced blame on these dogs.
The average score of the over 231 breeds tested came to about 82.4 percent where Pit Bulls scored a 86.5 percent (ASPCA). If you look specifically at Golden Retriever you find that on the temperament testing scores, they score at 84.9, (dogtime.com), which is lower than Pit Bulls. I think it is fantastic that this evidence actually exists, but if only it was put into the light. Golden Retrievers and so often thought of as the American family pet, but this just shows that Pit Bulls are actually more well behaved. Although, some in society will still believe stereotypes no matter what.
Rehabilitation has become the best treatment for many of these once trained aggressive dogs. The ASPCA has been working extremely hard examining and treating rescued pit bulls. Many of these animals come from a long life of neglect and fighting. Most are believed to have been abused since 10 weeks old. This organization has came across many fighting raids and never once experienced a dog aggressive towards humans but mostly towards other animals. In many of these cases, dogs are rehabilitated to once again be able to live in a loving home environment. This process begins with teaching pit bulls to be non aggressive towards other animals. It can oftentimes be difficult to find homes for these dogs if they cannot lessen this type of aggression. The overall rehabilitation process is lengthy but being able to turn the tables for these animals is an amazing outcome (“Edgemon”).
Owning a pitbull is smart move because they are good with people and children, obedient, and easy to train. The dogs are just so great with people depending on how they are raised and trained. The way humans behave is what leads up to “companion animal attacks” (Time). People are able to have good relationships with pit bulls though.
Pit-Bulls are known as the most dangerous breed of dog in America. Many pit bulls have been killed by law because they have attacked and/or killed people and were deemed too dangerous to the public. Pit bulls aren’t naturally aggressive, the reputation of the breed, their experiences, and their owners not properly training them, make them aggressive.
Most people don't even realize that these beady-eyed puppies come from mills. They all look happy and healthy, their playful ways unfazed by the crates they are locked in. What you may not know is they all only look healthy because the healthy-looking ones are the only ones the mills keep alive. Puppy mills bring in enough funding for themselves to have no need for attempting to sell noticeably injured or ill pets. Female dogs are usually bred two times a year, and burn out by age five.(10 Things To Know About Puppy Mills: Facts and Statistics)
It’s all how they are raised. I know a lot of people that have them. “My uncle for one has 2 pit bulls. They are very gentle and loving. Their names are Shadow and Dingo.
Australian shepherd- the Australian shepherd originated in the United States in the 1700 's and not Australia as most people may think. This dog was bread for herding sheep. This dog came from a part of the Pyrenees mountains and were bread by the Basque shepherds who came over from Australia in the 1800 's whichever is where the dog gets its name. The dog was first registered by the American Kennel Club in 1993. Most people misspell the name as Shepard. Characteristics-
Pit Bulls are known as one of the nicest pets there is. They were placed 2nd behind a Labrador retriever. It all depends on how they are raised. They will turn vicious if they are not raised right. For starters, Pit Bulls are very healthy, intelligent, and athletic.