Beagle Complete ProfileWritten by Dooziedog.com
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General Appearance: Well proportioned, compact, muscular, active and exuding strength and energy. Colour: Any hound colour, except liver. Tip of tail is white. Coat: Short, dense and weather resistant. Tail: Moderate length, set high, tapering, carried gaily but not curled over back and longer hair on underside. Ears: Long, flat, set low, round tip and hanging. Body: Short, straight, muscular back, muscular thighs, ribs well sprung, loin powerful and extending right back.
Beagles may become destructive and howl if bored and not kept occupied. Beagles make great household members, as they naturally enjoy being part of a team and family becomes part of their pack.
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German Shepherd Complete ProfileWritten by Dooziedog.com
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Exercise: It is important that owners do not overlook fact that German Shepherds are keen to work for their handler and that simply being companions in home is insufficient. Ideally these dogs would be involved in activities such as obedience, agility, police trials or whatever else that can keep them both mentally and physically healthy.
History: It was in Germany in 1899 that German Shepherd became a distinctive breed. They had been used as guard dogs, but when livestock began being transported by rail and there were fewer wolves, German Shepherd's abilities had to move into other fields. The most valued dogs were those that could fulfill greatest number of tasks and due to excellent versatility of these dogs they became an extremely popular breed throughout world.
In past some strains of this breed were nervous, overprotective or had an unreliable temperament, due to inbreeding. However these days after careful breeding these difficulties have been greatly reduced. It is important to buy from a reputable breeder to ensure dog will have a good temperament. This breed would have to be one of best known in world. The German Shepherd has been used as a guide dog and worked with police, armed services, drug officers and private protection agencies. The German Shepherd is only breed for which there is a worldwide organization set up for matters relating to this breed.
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