Connect with us

Dogs

All about the French Bulldog Breed

Published

on

All about the French Bulldog Breed

The French Bulldog has a long history as a companion dog. Created in England as miniature bulldogs, they accompanied the English lacemakers to France, where they received their nickname “French”.

Although this is a purebred dog breed, you can find them at shelters and rescue services. Opt for adoption if you can!

In addition to being companions, they once served as excellent rats, but today their work focuses on being fabulous family friends and show dogs. Even landlords and newbies adore this affectionate breed.

DogTime recommends this travel carrier for small French Bulldog travel. You should also choose this dog brush and massager for your shorthaired puppy!

See below for a complete list of dog breed features and facts about French Bulldogs!

  • A long-eared but strangely beautiful French Bulldog has a unique appeal. Aesthetically, other breeds are undoubtedly more glamorous and striking, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder and what many see in the French Bulldog are the attributes that make this breed one of the best companion dogs in the world today.

Short but strong built French Bulldog with a powerful muscular body. He wears a short, easy-care coat that underlines his docile nature. The Frenchman enjoys playing games, but he also enjoys spending his days relaxing on the couch.

This love of the game and a laid-back attitude carries over into his training. French Bulldogs are smart and easy to train if you do it as a game and make it fun. They are free-minded and are not the ideal breed to compete in obedience or agility, although some have taken up the challenge. This free-thinking approach can also lead to stubbornness, and if they decide to bump their heels, they will no longer move.

The French are loving companions who enjoy human contact. If you want a stray that can be left alone for long periods of time, the French are not for you. This is a dog that delights in loving his human companions as much as he does in response to the same treatment. They generally get along with everyone, including children. However, they can be territorial and possessive of their people, especially in the presence of other dogs. Socialization is a must for this breed, but with its easy camaraderie, it is an enjoyable experience.

·         A French Bulldog with a fun and mischievous personality must live with someone who is consistent, tough and patient with all the antics and idiosyncrasies that make him frustrating and charming.

·         French Bulldogs make excellent watchdogs and will warn their people of strangers approaching, but it is not their style to bark for no reason. They can protect their home and family, and some will try to protect both with their lives.

·         French Bulldogs don’t need a lot of space and they thrive in apartments or small houses. A couple of 15-minute walks a day will help you keep the weight off. Keep your Frenchie cool and comfortable. You are subject to heat exhaustion and need an air-conditioned room. This is not the type of dog that can be left outside on a hot day.

·         French Bulldogs make excellent companion dogs with a friendly disposition. If you work from home, the French will happily lie at your feet all day or follow you from room to room. People who love them describe them as mischievous fools and cannot imagine life without them. They are constantly present and will love you with all their might in their little bodies, proving again and again that beauty is on the side.

·         Highlights

    • French Bulldogs do not need a lot of exercise, but they do need daily walks to keep them at a healthy weight.
    • French Bulldogs do not handle heat very well and need to be monitored on hot days to ensure that they don’t overexert themselves.
    • French Bulldogs can be easy to train, but they can also be stubborn. Be firm and patient when training this breed.
    • If you value cleanliness the French Bulldog may not be the dog for you, since he is prone to drooling, flatulence and some shedding. He can also be difficult to housetrain.
    • French Bulldogs can be a quiet breed and are not known as a breed that barks frequently although there are exceptions to every rule.
    • Because they don’t tend to be excessive barkers, French Bulldogs make exceptional apartment dogs.
    • Although it is important to always supervise young children and dogs when they are together, the French Bulldog does very well with children.
    • French Bulldogs make wonderful watchdogs, but they can become territorial. They also like being the center of attention, which can lead to behavioral problems if they are overindulged.
    • French Bulldogs are companion dogs and thrive when they have human contact. They are not a breed that can be left alone for long periods or left outside to live.
    • To get a healthy dog, never buy a puppy from an irresponsible breeder, puppy mill, or pet store.
You might also like:  The dog's body language

·         History

  • The French Bulldog originated in England and was created to be a toy-size version of the Bulldog. The breed was quite popular among lace workers in the city of Nottingham and when many lace workers emigrated to France for better opportunities, they naturally brought their little bulldogs with them.

The French Bulldog thrived in France and Europe, and his charm was soon discovered by Americans as well. The United States saw its first French Bulldog at the Westminster Kennel Club show in 1896. The breed was quickly nicknamed “Frenchie,” and it is still an affectionate name that is used today.

·         Size

Generally a French Bulldog is about 11 to 12 inches tall. Males weigh 20 to 28 pounds, females 16 to 24 pounds.

·         Personality

  • This is a smart, loving dog who wants and needs to spend lots of time with his people. A fun-loving freethinker, the French Bulldog takes well to training when it’s done in a positive manner with lots of food rewards, praise, and play.

·         Health

Not all Frenchies will get any or all of these diseases, but
it’s important to be aware of them if you’re considering this breed.

    • Hip Dysplasia: Hip dyplasia is a heritable condition in which the femur doesn’t fit snugly into the pelvic socket of the hip joint. Hip dysplasia can exist with or without clinical signs. Some dogs exhibit pain and lameness on one or both rear legs. As the dog ages, arthritis can develop. X-ray screening for hip dysplasia is done by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals or the University of Pennsylvania Hip Improvement Program. Dogs with hip dysplasia should not be bred. Ask the breeder for proof that the parents have been tested for hip dysplasia and found to be free of problems.
    • Brachycephalic Syndrome: This disorder is found in dogs with short heads, narrowed nostrils, or elongated or soft palates. Their airways are obstructed to varying degrees and can cause anything from noisy or labored breathing to total collapse of the airway. Dogs with brachycephalic syndrome commonly snuffle and snort. Treatment varies depending on the severity of the condition but includes oxygen therapy as well as surgery to widen nostrils or shorten palates.
    • Allergies: Allergies are a common problem in dogs. There are three main types of allergies: food-based allergies, which are treated by an elimination process of certain foods from the dog’s diet; contact allergies, caused by a reaction to a topical substance such as bedding, flea powders, dog shampoos, and other chemicals, and treated by removing the cause of the allergy; and inhalant allergies, caused by airborne allergens such as pollen, dust, and mildew. The medication for inhalant allergies depends on the severity of the allergy. It is important to note that ear infections often accompany inhalant allergies.
    • Hemivertebrae: This is a malformation of one or more vertebrae that causes it to be shaped like a wedge or triangle. This malformation can occur on its own or with other vertebrae malformations. Hemivertebra can cause no problems, or it can put pressure on the spinal cord. This can lead to pain, weakness, and or paralysis. There is no treatment for the condition unless there is spinal cord pressure.
    • Patellar Luxation: Also known as “slipped stifles,” this is a common problem in small dogs. It is caused when the patella, which has three parts — the femur (thigh bone), patella (knee cap), and tibia (calf) — is not properly lined up and slips in and out of place (luxates). This causes lameness or an abnormal gait (the way the dog moves). It is a congenital disease, meaning it’s present at birth, although the actual misalignment or luxation does not always occur until much later. The rubbing caused by patellar luxation can lead to arthritis, a degenerative joint disease. There are four grades of patellar luxation ranging from grade I, an occasional luxation causing temporary lameness in the joint, to grade IV, in which the turning of the tibia is severe and the patella cannot be realigned manually. This gives the dog a bowlegged appearance. Severe grades of patellar luxation may require surgical repair.
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD): IDD occurs when a disc in the spine ruptures or herniates and pushes upward into the spinal cord. When the disc pushes into the spinal cord, nerve transmissions are inhibited from traveling along the spinal cord. Intervertebral Disc Disease can be caused by trauma, age, or simply from the physical jolt that occurs when a dog jumps off a sofa. When the disc ruptures, the dog usually feels pain and the ruptured disc can lead to weakness and temporary or permanent paralysis. Treatment usually involves nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) made specially for dogs. Never give your dog Tylenol or other NSAIDs made for people as they can be toxic. In some cases surgery can help, but it must be done within a day or so of the injury. You may also want to ask your veterinarian about physical rehabilitation. Treatments such as massage, water treadmills and electrical stimulation are available for dogs and can have excellent success.
    • Von Willebrand’s Disease: This is a blood disorder that can be found in both humans and dogs. It affects the clotting process due to the reduction of von Willebrand factor in the blood. A dog affected by von Willebrand’s disease will have signs such as nose bleeds, bleeding gums, prolonged bleeding from surgery, and prolonged bleeding during heat cycles or after whelping. Occasionally blood is found in the stool. This disorder is usually diagnosed in your dog between the ages of 3 and 5 and cannot be cured. However, it can be managed with treatments that include cauterizing or suturing injuries, transfusions of the von Willebrand factor before surgery, and avoiding certain medications.
    • Cleft Palate: The palate is the roof of the mouth and separates the nasal and oral cavities. It is made up of two parts, hard and soft. A cleft palate has a slit that runs bilaterally or unilaterally and can range in size from a small hole to a large slit. A cleft palate can affect both the hard and soft palate separately and together and may cause a cleft lip. Puppies can be born with cleft palates, or a cleft palate can occur from an injury. Cleft palates are fairly common in dogs, but many puppies born with a cleft palate do not survive or are euthanized by the breeder. The only treatment for a cleft palate is surgery to close the hole, although not all dogs with a cleft palate require the surgery. It is important to get a diagnosis and treatment recommendation from your veterinarian.
    • Elongated Soft Palate: The soft palate is the extension of the roof of the mouth. When the soft palate is elongated, it can obstruct airways and cause difficulty in breathing. The treatment for Elongated Soft Palate is surgical removal of the excess palate.
You might also like:  Children and pets: Tips for integrating an animal into your home

If you’re buying a puppy, find a good breeder who will show you health clearances for both your puppy’s parents. Health clearances prove that a dog has been tested for and cleared of a particular condition.

In Frenchies, you should expect to see health clearances from the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) for hip dysplasia (with a score of fair or better), elbow dysplasia, hypothyroidism, and von Willebrand’s disease; from Auburn University for thrombopathia; and from the Canine Eye Registry Foundation (CERF) certifying that eyes are normal. You can confirm health clearances by checking the OFA web site (offa.org).

·         Care

French Bulldogs do not need a lot of exercise. They have fairly low energy levels, although there are exceptions to every rule. To keep their weight down, however, they need daily exercise through short walks or play times in the yard. Many French Bulldogs enjoy playing and will spend much of their time in various activities, but they are not so high energy that they need a large yard or long periods of exercise. This breed is prone to heat exhaustion and should not be exercised in hot temperatures. Limit walks and active play to cool mornings and evenings.

When training a French Bulldog, take into account that although they are intelligent and usually eager to please, they are also free thinkers. That means they can be stubborn. Many different training techniques are successful with this breed, so don’t give up if a certain method doesn’t work; just try a different technique. To pique your Frenchie’s interest, try to make training seem like a game with lots of fun and prizes.

It is important to crate train your French Bulldog puppy even if you plan to give him the freedom of the house when he reaches adulthood. Regardless of breed, puppies explore, get into things they shouldn’t, and chew things that can harm them. It can be expensive both to repair or replace destroyed items and to pay the vet bills that could arise, so crate training benefits your wallet and your temper as well as your puppy’s well being.

You might also like:  THE SECOND PHASE OF PUPPY GROWTH: HOW TO LIVE THIS CRITICAL PERIOD

·  Feeding

Recommended daily amount: 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.

NOTE: How much your adult dog eats depends on his size, age, build, metabolism, and activity level. Dogs are individuals, just like people, and they don’t all need the same amount of food. It almost goes without saying that a highly active dog will need more than a couch potato dog. The quality of dog food you buy also makes a difference — the better the dog food, the further it will go toward nourishing your dog and the less of it you’ll need to shake into your dog’s bowl.

For more on feeding your Frenchie, see our guidelines for buying the right food, feeding your puppy, and feeding your adult dog

Coat Color And Grooming

  • The coat of the French Bulldog is short, smooth, shiny, and fine. The skin is loose and wrinkled, especially at the head and shoulders, and has a soft texture.

French Bulldogs come in a variety of colors, including fawn, cream, various shades of brindle — a coat patterned with specks and streaks of light and dark markings — such as black brindle and the striking tiger brindle, and brindle and white, known as brindle pied. French Bulldogs can be any color except solid black, liver (a solid reddish-brown with brown pigmentation on the lips and nose), mouse (a light steely gray), and black with white or tan.

Run from any breeder who tells you that a particular color is rare and thus worth more money. Conversely, remember that you can’t just order up a puppy of a particular color and gender. Having your heart set on a fawn female is a recipe for disappointment when the litter contains only cream and brindle males.

French Bulldogs are fairly easy to groom and need only an occasional brushing to keep their coat healthy. They are average shedders. Begin grooming your Frenchie at a young age and teach your puppy to stand on a table or floor to make this experience easier on both of you. When you are grooming your Frenchie at any stage of life, take the time to check for any scabs, skin lesions, bare spots, rough, flaky skin, or signs of infections. You should also check ears, eyes and teeth for any discharge or bad smells. Both are signs that your Frenchie may need to see the veterinarian.

Clean ears regularly with a damp warm cloth and run a cotton swab around the edge of the canal. Never stick the cotton swab into the actual ear canal. If the edges of the ears are dry, apply mineral or baby oil sparingly. The oil can also be used on a dry nose.

French Bulldogs do not naturally wear their nails down and will need their nails trimmed regularly. This prevents splitting and tearing, which can be painful for the dog.

Keep the facial wrinkles clean and dry to prevent bacterial infections. Whenever you bathe your dog, take the time to thoroughly dry the skin between the folds. Bathe your French Bulldog monthly or as needed, and use a high-quality dog shampoo to keep the natural oils in his skin and coat.

French Bulldogs should be easy to groom, and with proper training and positive experiences during puppyhood, grooming can be a wonderful bonding time for you and your Frenchie. If you’re uncomfortable with any aspect of grooming, such as trimming nails, take your dog to a professional groomer who understands the needs of French Bulldogs.

·         Children And Other Pets

Frenchies get along well with children, and they’re not so tiny that they can’t live in a household with a toddler. That said, no dog should ever be left alone with a young child. It’s just common sense to supervise and make sure that neither is poking or otherwise harassing the other.

When they are socialized to them during puppyhood, Frenchies can get along well with other dogs and cats. Overly spoiled Frenchies, however, may be jealous toward other dogs, especially if those other dogs are getting attention from the Frenchie’s very own person.

·         Rescue Groups

French Bulldogs are often acquired without any clear understanding of what goes into owning one, and these dogs often end up in the care of rescue groups, in need of adoption or fostering. If you’re interested in adopting an Frenchie, a rescue group is a good place to start.

 

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Dogs

5 Questions About Dogs You’ve Always Wanted To Know

Published

on

By

Dogs are some of the most loyal animals on earth, and they have a special place in many people’s hearts. They are the perfect companion for both adults and children alike. 10 Questions About Dogs You’ve Always Wanted To Know is here to help answer any questions you may have about these furry friends!

1. Why do dogs snore?

It’s not uncommon for dog owners to hear their pet snoring at night, but what are they actually doing? Many people often wonder why do dogs snore and what is the cause of it. Dogs can’t really tell us what caused them to start snoring, so we have no idea if they were born this way or something happened in their life that caused them to develop this habit. However dogs snore for a variety of reasons, some are medical and others are behavioral. If you notice your dog is snoring more than usual or the sound changes it’s important to schedule an appointment with your veterinarian to rule out any underlying medical condition. The other reason dogs may be snoring is because they’re bored.

Dogs who aren’t stimulated enough can experience boredom which leads them to sleep less and not rest properly at night. To help keep your pup from getting too bored, try increasing his exercise routine or playtime in the house during the day, giving him more attention when he’s awake, and making sure he has plenty of toys around that he likes!

Other than an illness or infection that may be causing the problem, there are some other things you should know about your pup’s nighttime breathing habits:

  1. The snoring sound is caused by a dog’s soft palate and tongue vibrating against the roof of its mouth
  2. Dogs are more prone to snoring if they have an elongated soft palate, which can cause air turbulence during breathing
  3. Other factors that may contribute to snoring include obesity, nasal congestion or sinusitis, and dry mouth due to dehydration or medication side effects
  4. Snoring in dogs may also be a sign of congestive heart failure
  5. There are many ways you can help your dog stop snoring including modifying his diet, using over-the-counter drugs like Benadryl (diphenhydramine), giving him humidifiers for dry skin and allergies, getting rid of any possible allergens in the house such as dust mites or pet dander, and making sure he gets plenty of exercises each day
  6. If all else fails then surgery might be necessary but this should only be done under strict supervision from a veterinarian who specializes in veterinary cardiology
You might also like:  Children and pets: Tips for integrating an animal into your home

2. Why are dogs so cute?

Dogs are the best. They’re fun, cuddly, and make great friends. But what makes them so cute? New research suggests that it’s not just their goofy faces or their wagging tails – dogs have evolved to be adorable!

Dog owners know that dogs are cute, but why exactly do we find them so irresistible? There are a few theories on the subject. First is that they look like puppies and humans have an innate desire to care for things that look small, helpless, and baby-like. Another theory suggests that their cuteness might come from our memories of teddy bears when we were children. Whatever the reason may be, it’s clear that there is something about these furry friends that makes us want to scoop them up and give them lots of love!

3. Why do dogs wink?

For years, dog owners have been asking the same question: why do dogs wink? It turns out that there are a number of reasons. If you’re wondering what your own pup is trying to tell you when they wink at you, keep reading!

  1. Dogs use their eyes to communicate
  2. A wink is a way for your dog to say hello, thank you, or goodbye
  3. When dogs are happy they may have an “eyelid tic” that causes one of the eyelids to blink rapidly and repeatedly
  4. Winking is a sign of submission in some breeds – it can mean your dog wants to play with you
  5. The reason why we don’t see many winking dogs is that they’re not as common in different breeds as other types of body language such as yawning, licking their lips, scratching themselves
  6. There’s no conclusive answer as to why dogs wink, but it seems there are many different reasons that could explain this behavior
You might also like:  HOW TO REDUCE YOUR DOG'S ANXIETY

4. How to get rid of fleas on dogs that don’t like baths?

I’ve been a pet owner for many years. One of the biggest challenges I face is how to get rid of fleas on dogs that don’t like baths, especially in the summertime when it’s too hot and humid for them to stay outside with me all day long. Well, there is good news! You don’t need to bathe your pup in order to get rid of the pesky bugs. The best ways that I know of are Essential Oils, natural remedies, and natural flea collars.

You’ll never have to worry about those nasty pests again when you use Dewel flea collar – they’re gone in one easy step! And because it’s so safe, there are no side effects like rashes or vomiting that come with other products. Your pup will be happy and healthy as can be thanks to this amazing product!

5. How many bones do dogs have?

Your furry friend is a dog. And like any other animal, they have bones. But how many do they have? The answer might surprise you! A typical dog has 206 bones in its body and can range from 150-250 pounds when fully grown. From the head to the tail, your four-legged friend’s skeleton is made up of about 100 different types of bone that are constantly replaced as old ones break down or wear out.

You might also like:  THE SECOND PHASE OF PUPPY GROWTH: HOW TO LIVE THIS CRITICAL PERIOD

Conclusion:

We hope that you’ve learned a lot about the canine world with this blog. If so, please share our article and help us do some good in the world by spreading information about how wonderful dogs are to their friends who may not know yet! And if there is anything else we can answer for you feel free to let us know in the comment section below. Thanks again for reading and happy dog days!

Continue Reading

Dogs

Everything you need to know about walking a dog safely at night.

Published

on

By

Walking a dog is more than a moment of leisure or a time for the animal to do its physiological needs, it is an act of care and love. Having an animal requires a lot of responsibility and a few hours dedicated to providing it with a better quality of life. This includes games, hygiene care, visits to the veterinarian, quality food and, of course, outings. Before buying or adopting a dog, be prepared to go out with your new friend at least once a day.

Of course, there are variables related to age, size, breed and even if the puppy is predisposed to any disease, but in all cases, the walk is essential to maintain your pet’s health. So that you can better understand the benefits of this habit, we have listed the best products at k9blogger.com so do not stop walking your dog safely at night and enjoy this moment better!

Nighttime safety for dogs is important any time of year, but even more so as the days get shorter and the dark settles in during autumn and winter. When waning daylight forces more people to take their dogs on walks in low-light conditions, it’s important to raise awareness that the pre-dawn and post-dusk hours are more dangerous for dogs.

You might also like:  Large Dog kennels

Sadly, it’s not uncommon for dogs to get hit by cars or sustain others Therefore, it is necessary to seek some best accessories for the dogs. Here are some tips you should know for the safety walk of your dog.

1-Be safe!

Nighttime or early morning in winters can be a little more dangerous than in sunlight. In addition to being aware of your neighbourhood’s safety, it’s important to bring your cell phone for eventualities. Take the opportunity to have a good quality flashlight, and put aside the headphones with music: you will need extra attention!

2-Capriche in the exercises!

Dogs are better able to withstand physical activity in cooler temperatures. Enjoy the fresh night air for longer walks and even jogging!

3-Toys that shine

Are you going to play balls to play with your pet? Although dogs see even better in the dark, dark-coloured toys can confuse them. So, use the ones that glow in the dark or have stronger colours!

4-Leash with light

K9 blogger has the best dog collars that emit light and, therefore, facilitate the pet’s location, especially in the case of walks without a collar, which needs even greater care! Take this opportunity to ensure you won’t lose your best friend!

You might also like:  The dog's body language

5-Call friends!

During the walks, the process of educating your dog will become easier, as he will respect you more as an owner. Animals need routines such as times to feed, exercise and play. Try to walk with him always at the same time and you will notice a big difference in his behaviour, for example, waiting to “go to the bathroom” only at the specific time, preventing dirt inside your house or apartment. Furthermore, socialization with other dogs is also very important for the development of patience and friendship.

 

Continue Reading

Dogs

Reasons to own a Terrier

Published

on

1. YOU GET SICK LESS OFTEN.

If cleaning commercials are to be believed, humanity is in the midst of a war against germs—and we shouldn’t stop until every single one is dead. In reality, the amount of disinfecting we do is making us sicker; since our bodies are exposed to a less diverse mix of germs, our entire microbiome is messed up. Fortunately, dogs are covered in germs! Having a dog in the house means more diverse bacteria enter the home and get inside the occupants (one study found “dog-related biodiversity” is especially high on pillowcases). In turn, people with dogs seem to get ill less frequently and less severely than people—especially children—with cats or no pets.

2. YOU’RE MORE RESISTANT TO ALLERGIES.

While dog dander can be a trigger for people with allergies, growing up in a house with a dog makes children less likely to develop allergies over the course of their lives. And the benefits can start during gestation; a 2017 study published in the journal Microbiome found that a bacterial exchange happened between women who lived with pets (largely dogs) during pregnancy and their children, regardless of the type of birth or whether the child was breastfed, and even if the pet was not in the home after the birth of the child. Those children tested had two bacteria, Ruminococcus and Oscillospira, that reduce the risk of common allergies, asthma, and obesity, and they were less likely to develop eczema.

3. YOU’LL HAVE BETTER HEART HEALTH.

Everything about owning a dog seems to lend itself to better heart health. Just the act of petting a dog lowers heart rate and blood pressure. A 2017 Chinese study found a link between dog ownership and reduced risk of coronary artery disease, while other studies show pet owners have slightly lower cholesterol and are more likely to survive a heart attack.

You might also like:  HOW MUCH EXERCISE DOES A DOG NEED PER DAY?

4. YOU GET MORE EXERCISE.

While other pets have positive effects on your health as well, dogs have the added benefit of needing to be walked and played with numerous times a day. This means that many dog owners are getting 30 minutes of exercise a day, lowering their risk of cardiovascular disease.

5. YOU’LL BE HAPPIER.

Dog owners are less likely to suffer from depression than non-pet owners. Even for those people who are clinically depressed, having a pet to take care of can help them out of a depressive episode. Since taking care of a dog requires a routine and forces you to stay at least a little active, dog owners are more likely to interact with others and have an increased sense of well-being while tending to their pet. The interaction with and love received from a dog can also help people stay positive. Even the mere act of looking at your pet increases the amount of oxytocin, the “feel good” chemical, in the brain.

6. YOU HAVE A MORE ACTIVE SOCIAL LIFE.

Not only does dog ownership indirectly tell others that you’re trustworthy, your trusty companion can help facilitate friendships and social networks. A 2015 study published in PLOS One found that dogs can be both the catalyst for sparking new relationships and also the means for keeping social networks thriving. One study even showed that those with dogs also had closer and more supportive relationships with the people in their lives.

You might also like:  Children and pets: Tips for integrating an animal into your home

7. YOUR DOG MIGHT BE A CANCER DETECTOR.

Your dog could save your life one day: It seems that our canine friends have the ability to smell cancer in the human body. Stories abound of owners whose dogs kept sniffing or licking a mole or lump on their body so they got it checked out, discovering it was cancerous. The anecdotal evidence has been backed up by scientific studies, and some dogs are now trained to detect cancer.

8. YOU’LL BE LESS STRESSED AT WORK.

The benefits of bringing a dog to work are so increasingly obvious that more companies are catching on. Studies show that people who interact with a pet while working have lower stress levels throughout the day, while people who do not bring a pet see their stress levels increase over time. Dogs in the office also lead to people taking more breaks, to play with or walk the dog, which makes them more energized when they return to work. This, in turn, has been shown to lead to much greater productivity and job satisfaction.

9. YOU CAN FIND OUT MORE ABOUT YOUR PERSONALITY.

The kind of dog you have says a lot about your personality. A study in England found a very clear correlation between people’s personalities and what type of dogs they owned; for example, people who owned toy dogs tended to be more intelligent, while owners of utility dogs like Dalmatians and Bulldogs were the most conscientious. Other studies have found that dog owners, in general, are more outgoing and friendly than cat owners.

You might also like:  THE SECOND PHASE OF PUPPY GROWTH: HOW TO LIVE THIS CRITICAL PERIOD

10. YOUR KIDS WILL BE MORE EMPATHETIC.

Though one 2003 study found that there was no link between pet ownership and empathy in a group of children, a 2017 study of 1000 7- to 12-year-olds found that pet attachment of any kind encouraged compassion and positive attitudes toward animals, which promoted better well-being for both the child and the pet. Children with dogs scored the highest for pet attachment, and the study notes that “dogs may help children to regulate their emotions because they can trigger and respond to a child’s attachment-related behavior.” And, of course, only one pet will happily play fetch with a toddler.

11. WHICH DOG BREED TO CHOOSE

If you are considering a pet in your family then a Patterdale terrier is a good option. Patterdale Terriers are typically good-natured and affectionate. They’re classic terriers with lots of energy and an independent personality. The Patterdale Terrier is named after Patterdale, a village in the Lake District where the breed was originally developed. They were traditionally used for hunting, namely badger control in the UK and groundhogs and raccoons in the USA

 

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2020 The Petster

%d bloggers like this: