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Dog Toys For The Brain, Teeth And Feet

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Thinking of the best toys that suit your dog? Browse through the dog toys below and see what fits your pet and your budget.
Thinking of the best toys that suit your dog? Browse through the dog toys below and see what fits your pet and your budget.

For dogs who love to chew:

1. Kong Jump’n Jack

Prices:
$5.60 (small)
$7.50 (medium)
$8.80 (large)

Kong Jump’n Jack is a dog toy and a teeth cleaner and gum exerciser at the same time. It has a very unpredictable bounce that makes it a lot more fun for the dog to play with. It has a lot more surfaces that clean dog’s teeth. Kong Jump’n Jack also has slits that are useful for the gums to be exercised.

2. Squirrel Dude (Busy Buddy)

Prices:
$5.99 (small)
$8.99 (medium)
$11.99 (large)

This is a unique and innovative rubber toy. It has four rubber prongs that cover the hole a bit which challenges the dog to give more effort to taste the food treats inside. The Squirrel Dude is durable and very chewable.

3. Biscuit Block (Animal Planet)

$4.50 (small)
$9.90 (medium)

This chew toy has four grabbing chambers distributed throughout the toy. Varieties of dog treats can be inserted inside to keep pets happy and busy. It has a crazy bounce brought about by its square shape with cut corners.

4. Ball Stomp’r (Launch and Throw Ball Toys)

Price:
$10.99 (regular, red)
$8.99 (mini, green)

This dog toy enables both young and old to have a great time playing with their dogs. The Ball Stomp’r is the first ball launcher of its kind. The ball needs to be loaded, then stomped on and it will eject to a height reaching 100 feet with the regular ball. The mini Ball Stom’r can reach up to a height of 60 feet. This toy has its own ball but tennis balls are a good substitute. This toy is tough, water proof and very dog friendly. This is not chew-proof though so it should be kept after using. The dimension of a regular-sized Ball Stomp’r is 12 inches in length that uses a tennis ball sized ball. The smaller type is 9 inches long and uses a ball with the size of 2 inches.

4. Dinosaur Egg Baby (Plush Puppies) – Intelligence Building Toy ($6.90)

The Dinosaur Egg Baby has three eggs inside that give out a squeaking sound. It has a secret opening underneath to test dog’s instinct in getting hidden rewards. It is 6 inches in height, 5 inches wide and 12 inches long.

Toys that exercise dogs, cleanse their teeth, rejuvenate their jumping ability and test their intelligence. A complete set of these toys would definitely make owners be much more loved by their pets.

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‘Black Collar’ Affair Honors Canine Heroes

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In a “black collar” ceremony in New York City, professionally trained service dogs were honored for their contributions to the community through the Pedigree Paws to Recognize program, an annual tribute to canine heroes.

‘Black Collar’ Affair Honors Canine Heroes

The guests of honor wore black ties, arrived in limousines and walked the yellow carpet – on all fours.

In a “black collar” ceremony in New York City, professionally trained service dogs were honored for their contributions to the community through the Pedigree Paws to Recognize program, an annual tribute to canine heroes.

Jacko, an 8-year-old Belgian Malinois, took home top honors as the 2005 Canine of the Year for his work to protect America’s borders. In his career with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, he has detected more than 32,000 pounds of marijuana, 800 pounds of cocaine and 9 pounds of heroin. Using his detection skills, Jacko alerted authorities of a scheme to smuggle 49 people inside wooden boxes on two flatbed trailers into the United States.

Other notable nominees included Jenner, a golden retriever that works as a guide dog for the blind and as a hospital volunteer in San Francisco; Keyotae, a volunteer search-and-rescue bloodhound who is on call 24 hours a day; Shug, a golden retriever that comforts patients through her work as a therapy dog at various hospitals; and Boris, a Belgian Malinois and military dog who served in Bosnia, Kosovo and most recently Iraq, where he was a morale booster for lonely and homesick soldiers.

More than 50,000 people cast their votes online for the dog they felt most deserved the title of Canine of the Year. All nominees received medals of honor and each dog’s paw print was placed in cement. The prints were then added to the Hollywood-style “Pedigree Paws of Fame” in Los Angeles.

This year, Pedigree created two additional awards in a new “Everyday Heroes” category honoring non-service dogs and people who exemplify a love for dogs through their work.

The winners were Pepper, a 3-year-old pointer/healer mix from San Antonio who, despite a fear of water, saved his family’s two children who were caught in a riptide; and Dave Breen of Sierra Vista, Ariz., who has rescued more than 250 greyhounds through his self-started, not-for-profit organization.

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Dog Nutrition for High Performance Dogs

dog nutrition supplement buffk9 Dog nutrition for high drive and working dogs is a highly discussed topic. The reason behind improving performance, endurance, recovery, lean muscle, and health is to beat the competition. How can one improve in these aspects? The obvious is training and diet. However, how to choose the right supplement to give your dog the edge over the competitors can be one of the most important factors.

BuffK-9™ Original, BuffK-9™ Endurance & Stamina Booster, and BuffK-9™ Hip & Joint Formula are rated very highly by people who are serious about their dogs’ performance.

Hunting dogs, lure coursing, schutzhund dogs, workings dogs, and even the everyday pet can benefit from better dog nutrition designed to fill in the gaps of commercial dog food diets. BuffK-9™ Supplements are the considered the best kept secret in the competition dog world. Also can be used with raw dog food.

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Schutzhund Dogs

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Schutzhund Recovery Supplements for your Dogs

schutzhund dog german shepherd dog supplements Schutzhund dogs are under intense exercise routines. On a constant proving ground, these dogs are put through several tests and training procedures which tear down muscle fiber and strain joints on our dogs. The proper trainer should know the benefits that ALL NATURAL BuffK-9 Dog Vitamin Supplements offer for extreme performance dogs as well as everyday pets.

As schutzhund enthusiasts, we know that after a training session our dogs are fatigued and sore the next day. You can tell by the movements of your dog being slightly slower, the same way humans get sore after an intense workout. Our movements become a bit delayed until the lactic acid clears out of our muscles and we can move more freely, same goes for your dog.

Buff K-9 Supplements produces only all natural vitamins which are strong enough to boost performance for working and show dogs, and gentle enough to support overall health for everyday pets.

Having the right nutrients through proper supplementation means having a dog who is thoroughly nourished and ready to work. Please pay attention to your dog’s needs, dog food by itself will not cut it for these athletic dogs. Recovery is one of the most overlooked aspect in dog sports such as the schutzhund sport specifically.

BuffK-9 Endurance & Stamina Booster features the following benefits:

  • Significantly enhances endurance & stamina
  • Protect the Heart Muscle
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  • Nitric oxide production

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Buff K-9 Original (black label) features the following benefits for schutzhund dogs along with all types of dogs:

  • Lean muscle building/ weight gain
  • Performance/ recovery
  • Health/ wellness
  • Joints
  • Skin & Coat

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Hunting Dogs Need the Best Health Support

Recovery and Performance Tips for Hunting Dogs

hunting dog recovery endruance buffk9Hunting dogs do a lot of hard work. If you take your dog hunting or retrieving, make sure to replenish their muscles and overall bodies with ALL NATURAL BuffK-9® Dog Vitamin Supplements.  Ensuring your dog is in top condition can make the difference between mediocre performance or top dog performance.

Having the right nutrients through proper supplementation means having a hunting dog who is thoroughly nourished and ready to work. Don’t ignore the symptoms of a dog that is fatigued and sore from a long day hunting/ exercising. These performance dogs need more than what dog food alone can provide them.

BuffK-9® Endurance & Stamina Booster features the following benefits:

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Hunting Dogs and hunting in general is a way of life for some individuals and cultures. We respect what individuals choose to believe in and as long as hunting dogs are treated with care. If your culture or lifestyle enable you to use dogs to hunt, please take extra and proper care of your dogs. Processed dog foods are not enough to support the needs of hunting dogs, as their daily lives are much more active than the typical house pet. Although the everyday pet should be using a natural dog vitamin supplement such as BuffK-9® Supplements to boost health as well due to deficiencies in the typical diet. Bird dogs and retrieving dogs also can benefit.

 

 

 

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Great Dane Information

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Great Dane information hosted by dog vitamin supplement provider Buff K-9 Supplements.

>“The Great Dane (18th Cent. French: Grand Danois), also known as German Mastiff (German: Deutsche Dogge) or Danish Hound (German: Dänischer Hund), is a breed of domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris) known for its giant size” (“Great Dane”).

> “From year to year, the tallest living dog is typically a Great Dane” (“Great Dane”).

> “Great Danes have naturally floppy, triangular ears. In the past, when Great Danes were commonly used to hunt boars, cropping of the ears was performed to make injuries to the dogs’ ears less likely during hunts. Now that Danes are primarily companion animals, cropping is sometimes still done for traditional and cosmetic reasons” (“Great Dane”).

> “The Great Dane’s large and imposing appearance belies its friendly nature; the breed is often referred to as a gentle giant” (“Great Dane”).

> “Great Danes, like most giant dogs, have a fairly slow metabolism. This results in less energy and less food consumption per pound of dog than in small breeds. Great Danes have some health problems that are common to large breeds, including gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) (a painful distending and twisting of the stomach). This is a critical condition that can affect Great Danes and other deep-chested breeds, and which may cause death if not quickly addressed. Drinking large amounts of fluid in a short period of time can provoke GDV in Great Danes, as well as other larger breeds of dogs” (“Great Dane”).

>”Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and many congenital heart diseases are also commonly found in the Great Dane, leading to its nickname: the Heartbreak breed, in conjunction with its shorter lifespan” (“Great Dane”).

Resources

“Great Dane.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wiimedia Foundation, Inc.. 21 May 2012. Web. 23 May 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Dane#cite_note-AKC-3 >.

Becker, The Great Dane – Embodying a Full Exposition of the History, Breeding Principles, Education, and Present State of the Breed (a Vintage Dog Books Breed Classic): Embodying a Full Exposition the History, Breeding Principles, Education, and Present State of the Breed, Published by READ BOOKS, 2005, ISBN 1-905124-43-0.

“Great Dane Breed Standard”. American Kennel Club. 1999.

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Husky Information

Husky

Husky information hosted by dog vitamin supplement provider Buff K-9 Supplements.

>“ Husky is a general name for a type of dog used to pull sleds in northern regions, differentiated from other sled dog types by their fast pulling style” (“Husky”).

> “Husky type dogs are energetic and athletic. They usually have a thick double coat. Huskies   are known for pale blue eyes, although they may also have brown eyes” (“Husky”).

> “Huskies are used in sled dog racing” (“Husky”).

> “Huskies are more commonly affected with some degree of uveitis than other types of dogs” (“Husky”).

Resources

“Husky.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wiimedia Foundation, Inc.. 21 May 2012. Web. 18 May 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Husky#cite_note-6 >.

Dogs of the Iditarod, by Jeff Schultz, pg 41, Sasquatch Books, January 28, 2003, ISBN 1-57061-292-7

The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English 2009 online http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/husky.aspx

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Dogue de Bordeaux Information

Dogue de Bordeaux

 

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Dogue de Bordeaux information hosted by dog vitamin supplement provider BuffK-9® Supplements.

“Bordeaux are very powerful dogs, with a very muscular body yet retaining a harmonious temperament. The breed has been utilized in many different forms, from using their brawn to pull carts or haul heavy objects, to guarding flocks and used to protect castles of the European elite”

 

Dogue de Bordeaux, also called French Mastiff or Bordeaux Bulldog, is longer in body than it is tall, and is a well muscled and stocky Molosser breed with a heavy, broad head, and deep chest, not appearing “leggy” in any way.”

“The breed standards by European FCI and the American Kennel Club specify a minimum weight of 100 lbs for a female and 115 lbs for a male” (“DBD”).

“The massive head is a crucial breed characteristic. The Dogue de Bordeaux is claimed to have the largest head in the canine world, in proportion to the rest of the body” (“DBD”).

Resources

Dogue de Bordeaux.” (DBD) Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wiimedia Foundation, Inc.. 21 May 2012. Web. 18 May 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dogue_de_Bordeaux#cite_note-1 >.

Review AKC breed standard for verification: http://www.akc.org/breeds/dogue_de_bordeaux/

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Greyhound Information

Greyhound

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> “The Greyhound is a breed of sighthound that has been primarily bred for coursing game and racing, and the breed has also recently seen a resurgence in its popularity as a pedigree show dog and family pet. It is a gentle and intelligent breed” (“Greyhound”).

> “A combination of long, powerful legs, deep chest, flexible spine, and slim build allows it to reach average race speeds in excess of 18 metres per second (59 feet per second) or 63 kilometres per hour (39 mph)” (“Greyhound”).

> “Males are usually 71 to 76 centimetres (28 to 30 in) tall at the withers and weigh around 27 to 40 kilograms (60 to 88 lb). Females tend to be smaller with shoulder heights ranging from 68 to 71 centimetres (27 to 28 in) and weights from less than 27 to 34 kilograms (60 to 75 lb)” (“Greyhound”).

> “Aside from professional racing, many Greyhounds enjoy success on the amateur race track. Organizations like the Large Gazehound Racing Association (LGRA) and the National Oval Track Racing Association (NOTRA) provide opportunities for Greyhounds and other sighthound breeds to compete in amateur racing events all over the United States” (“Greyhound”).

> “Greyhounds are typically a healthy and long-lived breed, and hereditary illness is rare. Some Greyhounds have been known to develop esophageal achalasia, bloat (gastric torsion), and osteosarcoma” (“Greyhound”).

 

Resources

“Greyhound.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wiimedia Foundation, Inc.. 21 May 2012. Web. 18 May 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greyhound#Cultural_references_to_greyhounds >.

Gunnar von Boehn. “Shepparton (VIC) Track Records”. Greyhound-data.com. Retrieved 2011-05-31.

Gunnar von Boehn. “Singleton (NSW) Track Records”. Greyhound-data.com. Retrieved 2011-05-31.

Gunnar von Boehn. “Capalaba (QLD) Track Records”. Greyhound-data.com. Retrieved 2011-05-31.

“Large Gazehound Racing Association”. Lgra.org. Retrieved 2011-05-31.

“National Oval Track Racing Association”. Notra.org. Retrieved 2011-05-31.

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Belgian Shepherd Dog Malinois Information

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Belgian Shepherd Dog (Malinois) information hosted by dog vitamin supplement provider Buff K-9 Supplements.

“Like all Belgian Shepherds, the Malinois is a medium-sized and square-proportioned dog in the sheepdog family. The Malinois has a short mahogany coat with black markings. It has black erect ears and a black muzzle. It has a square build in comparison to the German Shepherd” (“Belgian Shepherd Dog”).

“In Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and other European countries, as well as in the United States, Canada and Australia, the Belgian Shpeherd Dog Malinois is bred primarily as a working dog for personal protection, detection, police work, search and rescue, and sport work” (“Belgian Shepherd Dog”).

“They can be destructive or develop neurotic behaviors if not provided enough stimulation and exercise. These are medium sized, strong dogs that require consistent obedience training, and enjoy being challenged with new tasks” (“Belgian Shepherd Dog”).

“Malinois can compete in dog agility trials, obedience, showmanship, flyball, tracking, and herding events, and are one of the most popular breeds used in protection sports such as schutzhund, French Ring, and Mondio Ring” (“Belgian Shepherd Dog”).

“Notable health problems prevalent to the Belgian Shepherd Dog Malinois includes cataracts, epilepsy, thyroid disease, progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), hip dysplasia, and pannus, although these problems have been minimized through selective breeding” (“Belgian Shepherd Dog”).

Resources

“Belgian Shepherd Dog.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wiimedia Foundation, Inc.. 21 May 2012. Web. 18 May 2012. < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgian_Shepherd_Dog_%28Malinois%29>.

“Frequently Asked Questions”. Belgian Shepherd Dog Club of Canada. Retrieved 2011-05-07.

Frequently Asked Questions”. MalinoisClub.com. Retrieved 2011-05-07.

“About Belgian Shepherd Dogs”. Northern Belgian Shepherd Dog Club. 2004-01-01. Retrieved 2011-05-07.

Frequently Asked Questions”. MalinoisClub.com. Retrieved 2011-05-07.

 

“About Belgian Shepherd Dogs”. Northern Belgian Shepherd Dog Club. 2004-01-01. Retrieved 2011-05-07.