Don't forget to check out this issue's Breed Profile! The American English Coonhound (Please note that our print issue has the breed mislabeled as a Treeing Walker Coonhound)


FALL 2016 FEATURES

FRIEND, COMPANION, SENTINEL: THE NOBLE & MULTI-FACETED MISSION OF GUARD DOGS Canines have served the noble purpose of standing guard over our persons and property since ancient times. Roman poet Virgil praised the Laconian and Molossian breeds, both native to Greece and used to watch over houses and livestock, in 29 B.C.: “Never, with them on guard, need you fear for your stalls a midnight thief, or onslaught of wolves, or Iberian brigands at your back.” And the poet Horace labeled them “the shepherd’s dangerous friends.”...

FRIEND, COMPANION, SENTINEL: THE NOBLE & MULTI-FACETED MISSION OF GUARD DOGS

Canines have served the noble purpose of standing guard over our persons and property since ancient times. Roman poet Virgil praised the Laconian and Molossian breeds, both native to Greece and used to watch over houses and livestock, in 29 B.C.: “Never, with them on guard, need you fear for your stalls a midnight thief, or onslaught of wolves, or Iberian brigands at your back.” And the poet Horace labeled them “the shepherd’s dangerous friends.”...

TO THE RESCUE: WHY DO SOME DOGS SAVE LIVES & OTHERS DON'T? There's no denying it, dogs and humans have a special bond. We've all had our hearts warmed by stories of courageous canines literally saving someone's life. From the dog that sacrificed itself to stop deadly cobras from getting to his owners to dogs alerting their owners of a dangerous fire, there are many stories of mighty mutts getting their humans out of harm's way...

TO THE RESCUE: WHY DO SOME DOGS SAVE LIVES & OTHERS DON'T?

There's no denying it, dogs and humans have a special bond. We've all had our hearts warmed by stories of courageous canines literally saving someone's life. From the dog that sacrificed itself to stop deadly cobras from getting to his owners to dogs alerting their owners of a dangerous fire, there are many stories of mighty mutts getting their humans out of harm's way...

BOSTON STRONG: HOW ONE SERVICE DOG SAVED THE LIFE OF A FEMINIST POP ICON DURING THE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING   Award-winning singer-songwriter Lynn Julian dominated the music industry as Cookie Cutter Girl, a modern-day superhero who packed her girl-empowering pop and rock with a punch. Dubbed “Nashville’s version of Fiona Apple” by Rolling Stone, she also shattered the perception of the female pop star releasing 30 international CD’s and appearing on over 500 television and radio stations nationwide...   

BOSTON STRONG: HOW ONE SERVICE DOG SAVED THE LIFE OF A FEMINIST POP ICON DURING THE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING
 

Award-winning singer-songwriter Lynn Julian dominated the music industry as Cookie Cutter Girl, a modern-day superhero who packed her girl-empowering pop and rock with a punch. Dubbed “Nashville’s version of Fiona Apple” by Rolling Stone, she also shattered the perception of the female pop star releasing 30 international CD’s and appearing on over 500 television and radio stations nationwide... 

 

TOP 5 BRAVE BREEDS Our beloved dogs show us their multi-faceted personalities every day. Displaying unconditional love, acting silly, stubborn & playful are just a handful of their signature characteristics. But when you talk bravery &  courage, certain breeds may stand out from the pack. Here, take a look at five of those fearless breeds...

TOP 5 BRAVE BREEDS

Our beloved dogs show us their multi-faceted personalities every day. Displaying unconditional love, acting silly, stubborn & playful are just a handful of their signature characteristics. But when you talk bravery &  courage, certain breeds may stand out from the pack.

Here, take a look at five of those fearless breeds...

WHEN FEAR BECOMES REACTIVITY: HELP! MY DOG WAS ATTACKED & NOW HATES OTHER DOGS! Chinese Crested attacked by Golden Doodle! Vizsla attacked by German Shepherd! Mini-Aussie attacked by Golden Retriever! It doesn’t matter what breed or size; any dog can be victimized by another dog...  

WHEN FEAR BECOMES REACTIVITY:
HELP! MY DOG WAS ATTACKED & NOW HATES OTHER DOGS!

Chinese Crested attacked by Golden Doodle! Vizsla attacked by German Shepherd! Mini-Aussie attacked by Golden Retriever! It doesn’t matter what breed or size; any dog can be victimized by another dog...

 


FEATURED COLUMNS

TULA THE PHODOGRAPHER Rescues and shelters know how important it is to get great photos of their animals. “Good photos can help pets get adopted faster and can also attract more potential adopters to the shelter,” says petfinder.com. Getting those great shots, though, isn’t easy. As soon as the human moves into position and points the camera at the dog, all they’re likely to capture on film are appeasement gestures (ears back, looking ‘away’ from the camera, lip licks, etc.). I remember reading a blog by Patricia McConnell, Ph.D. a few years back where she likened that “big round black lens” to “big round threatening eyes” and how scary this could be for shy or nervous dogs...   ...

TULA THE PHODOGRAPHER

Rescues and shelters know how important it is to get great photos of their animals. “Good photos can help pets get adopted faster and can also attract more potential adopters to the shelter,” says petfinder.com. Getting those great shots, though, isn’t easy. As soon as the human moves into position and points the camera at the dog, all they’re likely to capture on film are appeasement gestures (ears back, looking ‘away’ from the camera, lip licks, etc.). I remember reading a blog by Patricia McConnell, Ph.D. a few years back where she likened that “big round black lens” to “big round threatening eyes” and how scary this could be for shy or nervous dogs...

 

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RENATO: THE DAY HE BECAME A DOG On June 10, 2011, 25 dogs were seized in Milwaukee’s largest dog fighting bust to date. One of the dogs, “Renato” - the Latin word for rebirth, is believed to have been used as a breeding dog. He spent 22 months at MADACC on hold as evidence for the criminal trial. During that time he had little interaction with people, other than to be fed or have his kennel cleaned...

RENATO: THE DAY HE BECAME A DOG

On June 10, 2011, 25 dogs were seized in Milwaukee’s largest dog fighting bust to date. One of the dogs, “Renato” - the Latin word for rebirth, is believed to have been used as a breeding dog. He spent 22 months at MADACC on hold as evidence for the criminal trial. During that time he had little interaction with people, other than to be fed or have his kennel cleaned...

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