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Patrick Lumontod

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Patrick has been a long-time dog adopter and currently lives with his two dogs - Tarzan and Loki - in Brooklyn, NY. He is a certified dog trainer, writer on all things dogs, animal shelter volunteer, freelancer researcher of animal sciences and aspiring author.

Beagle Breed Profile (Updated)

Beagles are the 5th most popular dog in America, according to the American Kennel Club. This fun-loving dog will amuse you with his antics day...

6 Humane Tools to Get Dogs to Stop Barking

Dogs communicate in many ways but one of the more common ones in which they express themselves is barking. And while barking can be...

30 Gun Dog Supplies for Game Hunters

Using gun dogs for hunting has been one of the favorite parts for many game hunters since the practice began many centuries ago. At this point, hunters...

5 Ways to Solve Your Dog’s Barking Problem

A dog barking is natural to them, and it's unreasonable for us as owners to expect our dogs to never bark.  We may not always...

How to Tire Out a High Energy Dog or Puppy: 12...

Sometimes pet owners are unable to bring their dogs out for longer walks due to bad weather or other conflicts. When this happens, dogs may...

How to Crate Training an Older Dog: The Best Way to...

Our dogs love their crates. But crate training an older dog is one of the most misunderstood ways of the house training process. Tons of people...

12 Pros and Cons of Wireless Dog Fences [Infographic]

All inner-city dog owners secretly envy those in the suburbs or the country.  They get the benefit of having a yard, and an open grass space...

20 Mislabeled “Aggressive” Dog Breeds That Only Need Training

Some people prefer little lapdogs, and others enjoy the company of a large slobbering powerhouse. Every dog breed is different. There are mellow lazy breeds, very...

American Staffordshire Terrier Breed Profile

The American Staffordshire Terrier is commonly referred to as the Amstaff. This loveable dog is the 80th most popular dog in the United States....

25 Dog Tricks: List of Most Difficult Tricks and Commands to...

Whether you teach your dog to sit, roll over or catch a ball, any trick will bring a smile to your face and happiness...

Were Pit Bulls Nanny Dogs? Debunking the Nanny Dog Myth

A dog lover may view the fierce reputation of the American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT), with a good deal of skepticism. Having a love of...

25 Most Common Dog Behavior Issues: Habits and Problems That Are...

Domesticated dogs today are much better today than 10,000 years ago at behaving the way humans wish for them to behave. Even so, there are...

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There are many ways to help dogs in need—voluntary work, shelter adoption, feeding the strays... But have you ever thought of donating blood? No, not yours,...
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Canines are known as man's best friend for a number of reasons. Loyal, intelligent and and affectionate are just a few of the great characteristics of our beloved pets, and the most famous dogs in history are all of this and more! While humble and selfless at heart, dogs often find ways into the spotlight. One viral story or amazing video, and dogs can gain the affection and adoration of the public in mere minutes. That's what inspired me to do research for this list of the most famous dogs in history.
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