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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Terrier Breeds

I have been doing some reasearch for a new group of paintings of terrier breeds. SO here is a list I compiled of the terrier breeds if anyone is interested.

Airedale Airedale Terrier
American Staffordshire - Amstaffs Amstaff American Staffordshire Terrier
Australian Terriers Australian Terrier
Bedlington Terriers Bedlington Terrier
Border Terriers Border Terrier
Bull - Miniature Miniature Bull Terrier
Bull - White & Colored Bull Terrier
Cairns Cairn Terrier
Cesky Terriers
Dandie Dinmonts Dandie Dinmont Terrier dog
Fox Terriers, Smooth Smooth Fox Terrier
Fox Terriers, Wire Wire Fox Terrier
Glen of Imaal Terriers Glen of Imaal Terrier
Irish Terriers, Irish Terrier dog
Jack Russell Terriers Jack Russell Terrier see Parson Russell Terrier
Kerry Blues Kerry Blue Terrier
Lakelands Lakeland Terrier
Manchesters, (Standard & Toy) Manchester Terrier
Norfolk Terriers Norfolk Terrier breed
Norwich Terriers Norwich Terrier dog
Parson Russell Terriers Parson Russell Terrier
Schnauzers, Miniature Miniature Schnauzer
Scottish Terriers Scottish Terrier dog
Sealyham Terriers Sealyham Terrier
Skye Terriers Skye Terrier
Soft Coated Wheatens Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Staffordshire Bull Terriers Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Welsh Terriers Welsh Terrier
Westies Westie - West Highland White Terrier

Friday, February 16, 2007

Does being “Best in Show” make a dog popular?

Does being “Best in Show” make a dog popular?
Lets see…

The answer is no. Let' s take a look at the registration numbers from a large kennel club and compare that to dog show winners. The American Kennel Club which was established in 1884 and includes 151 breeds. It is the largest dog club group in the United States. The Westminster dog show was established in 1877 yields a yearly “Best in Show”. Over 160 breeds can participate in the 2500 registration openings. Let's compare the registration numbers with the “Best of Show Winners”.

1. Labrador retrievers - has never won at Westminster
2. Golden retrievers - has never won at Westminster
3. Beagles - has never won at Westminster
4. German shepherds won once in 1987
5. Dachshunds - has never won at Westminster
6. Yorkshire terriers Won once in 1987
7. Boxers The boxer has won 4 times at Westminster – in 1947, 1949, 1951 and 1970
8. Poodles The miniature poodle has won 4 times (1943, 1059 and 2002) and the toy poodle has won twice (1956 and 1961)
9. Shih Tzus - has never won at Westminster
10. Chihuahuas - has never won at Westminster

There seems to be almost no correlation. The dogs that are most common or "popular" have nothing to do with who wins at the shows.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

What human foods are good for a dog?

What human foods are good for a dog?

I was trying to find out if carrots were healthy for Angel our dog and I found the following list helpful and interesting.

* Apples (they contain potassium, which stimulates the immune system, and pepsin, which helps the stomach)
* Broccoli (rich in vitamins)
* Carrots (rich in vitamins, great treats to substitute for biscuits)
* Cabbage (rich in vitamins, good for digestive system and skin)
* Cucumber (good for teeth and bones due to potassium content; can combine with carrots to promote a healthy liver and kidneys; in juice form, a good diuretic … peel cucumbers unless organically grown)
* Celery (chopped or juiced; can help with arthritis)
* Garlic (removes waste from blood, can help repel fleas; use fresh garlic finely minced)
* Green beans (lightly steamed; healthy and low-cal treat)
* Parsley (can reduce allergy symptoms and aid kidney function; chop finely or boil parsley and add the juice over food)
* Kale (rich in antioxidants and can help reduce allergy symptoms)
* Spinach (very healthy; serve chopped)
* Bananas (in small quantity; a coveted treat)
* Olive oil (a tablespoon a day is good for skin and fur)

* Preparation suggestions: Many veggies can be served raw, lightly steamed or in juice form. For most vegetables such as broccoli and carrots, it is far better to steam them instead of serving raw for improved digestibility and nutritional value. Also, since dogs have small digestive tracts, you can puree vegetables to enable your pet to digest more. If you use canned vegetables, get the salt-free kinds.

* Organically grown benefits: Due to their smaller size and more compact body systems, pets can be more prone to the toxic effects of pesticide contamination than are people. So it is best to feed them produce that is organically certified, which also has higher nutritional value for everyone.

Tuesday, February 6, 2007


We have received new press thanks to one of our local competitors. who has published an online article on us!