Corgi Husky Mixed Breed, All About Horgi & Siborgi Dogs

Most dog enthusiasts are after a purebred dog and then there are us dog lovers who just want a dog that suits our lifestyle. A dog expert would argue that a purebred dog is a better dog as their temperament can be often predicted. A purebred dog is worth 3 times more due to this false notion. I put myself in the category of dog lovers who relates a dog’s temperament to their upbringing. As someone who once said “it’s all about how you raise a dog”. There are thousands of mixed dogs in shelters waiting to be rescued and your only out of pocket costs would be the adoption fee, spay/neuter and vaccines. Since there is little information regarding mixed breeds, most people shy away from getting one. Here I would like to give some information regarding the Corgi Husky mixed breed. Some refer to them as Horgi or Siborgi; they are the result of breeding a Husky with a Corgi. Corgi Husky Cross The Corgi Husky mix (Horgi) is a well tempered mutt weighing in the range of 22 – 52 pounds. Their average height is 12 – 16 inches and have a healthy lifespan of approximately 15 years. They are considered a small to medium sized dog which makes them perfect for apartments. There is also the added benefit that they won’t be listed in any apartment “dangerous” dog policies. They do however require some work as their grooming needs are higher than most other dogs. They [...]

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Posted by Vinu Nair - June 5, 2016 at 10:16 pm

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Spay and Neuter Age, When Should You Fix Your Dog?

We all love our dogs. They’re more than pets in the U.S. And abroad, they’re more like family. That’s all well and good, but in today’s societies, the care for dogs is much different than just 100 years ago. It wasn’t until the mid 20th Century that the practice of gonadectomy or ‘fixing’ your dog came into widespread practice. That all being said, the question arises as to how old should the dog be before having them spayed or neutered? The Ideal Spay And Neuter Age Believe it or not, the usual age span is from 6 to 9 months old, however, science and research done over the decades and most recently suggest that as young as 6 weeks old and anytime later the procedures can be done with no detrimental effects other than behavior and mood of the animal. On the other hand, it isn’t recommended to spay or neuter your dog any earlier than 6 months, and we’ll look at the reasons why. There’s scientific evidence for both sides of the argument but here we’ll look at documented detrimental side effects from neutering a dog earlier than 6 months old. Since the puppy’s spay and neuter age can be expanded safely, the final decision will have to be up to the owner and veterinarian. It should be noted that each veterinarian will have a different opinion, and it calls for doing some studying to see what occasionally happens to a dog after the procedure and in particular, what happens to [...]

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Posted by Vinu Nair - March 16, 2016 at 7:14 pm

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Dog Attacks On Kids, Toddlers Around Dogs

It is becoming every parent’s nightmare to let their children play with a family dog due to the media reporting a dog attack almost every month. Some parents even to the extend of getting rid of their canine family upon the arrival of a new baby. As a parent and a dog owner myself, I understand your concern for the safety of your children.  I know it is a heart breaking situation, especially if your dog has become a part of your family. However, there is good news and you don’t have to get rid of your canine family by following the tips provided in this article. Dog attacks on kids can be prevented if we adults take the time to learn what causes these incidents in the first place. The lack of such education is causing all the distress in our world between us and our canine family. Respecting a dog and their space is key to avoiding dog aggression. Preventing Dog Attacks & Understanding Canine Stress As dog owners,we must understand that our canine family thinks different from us humans. Dogs and humans perceive affection differently. Hugging for example, makes us humans happy and is a comforting act but to a  dog it is showing dominance over them. Family dogs will tolerate this act of human affection, even though they don’t enjoy it, as long as they see you as their leader. The same act done to a dog by a toddler may not result in a positive outcome. Most family [...]

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Posted by Vinu Nair - February 11, 2016 at 7:44 pm

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Best Dog Nail Clipper Reviews, Struggle Free Dog Nail Cutting

I was a spoiled dog owner that never had to clip my dog’s nails up until now. My dog had a concrete paved backyard to run around in at my parent’s house which filed her nails down naturally. Ever since, I moved out of my parent’s house, the daily walks weren’t doing much for my dog’s nails and it started to grow quickly. She was never used to the whole nail cutting process so it always seemed like a struggle when that day came. I have turned to a few nail clippers on the market without much success. Some of them were either too finicky or cut my dog’s nails too short to the “kwik”. Kwik is the blood supply to the nail, once you nip this, you will be in a bloody mess and should reach for some septic powder or household flour. This made the whole nail cutting procedure even worse for my dog. Sometimes, I thought my dog might end up even biting me with all the struggled that was involved. Get the best dog nail clipper on the market I knew there had to be a clipper out there that could take the stress out of dog nail clipping. After much research to find the best dog nail clipper out there, I decided to go with the OmegaPet nail clipper on Amazon. Hey, it received over 500 positive reviews, so it can’t be that bad I thought. I have to say that I lucked out this time, [...]

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Posted by Vinu Nair - January 2, 2016 at 1:17 pm

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Purina Pro Plan Reviews, Purina Pro Plan Savor Dog Food

Many dog parents out there including myself want the best dog food for our dogs but sometimes the best isn’t always affordable. I want you to know that you can get a great dog food without the added costs which is why I am writing this Purina pro plan review. My Pit Bull is now reaching 5 years of age and she has been on Purina dog food most of her life specifically the Purina SmartBlend – Chicken; recently Purina came out with their Pro Plan line and of course I jumped on it, a 35 pound bag of dog food for $33.99 was too good to pass up. If you have a an Amazon Prime account, even better, you get free shipping! I suggest everyone to sign up for an Amazon Prime account, you can save tons of money in shipping costs. Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial Right now, my Pit Bull Phoenix is on Purina Pro Plan Savor dog food. The Purina Pro Plan Savor line comes with the following flavors in their 35 pound bag selection. Shredded Beef and Rice Formula,  Shredded Chicken & Rice Formula and the Shredded Lamb & Rice Formula. I haven’t tried all of their flavors as of yet, Phoenix was on their SmartBlend chicken formula before so I wanted to keep that going. Also from previous experiences, I found a niche for my dog and realized that she prefers dog foods containing chicken more than anything else. Although, a little more costlier at [...]

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Posted by Vinu Nair - October 26, 2015 at 7:29 pm

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Pick Up Dog Poop Easily, Tips On Managing Dog Waste

I’ve never thought I would write an article on picking up dog poop but we all have have to do some kind of dog waste management. Most of us end up picking up the dog poop so that we can enjoy our backyard. We also do it so that our children doesn’t step in poop and bring it inside the house. People have different ways of going about dog waste management. I would like to share with you how I pick up dog poop easily and dispose of it but first here are some common methods people use to get rid of dog waste. Baggi’n IT! Like a lot of dog owners out there, I too used bags to pick up dog poop then turn it outside in and then throw it in the garbage. I used to save shopping bags from grocery shopping just for this purpose. As I grew older and wiser, I realized all of those bags are made of plastic and could harm the environment. The poop in those bags can stay preserved under landfills for quite some time. There are biodegradable bags that you can buy however these can be expensive, although here are some very reasonably priced ones that I’ve found on Amazon such as Gorilla Supply 1000 Count Poop Bags. I used these bags for a while but I didn’t like the idea of tying up poop and putting it in a garbage bag to be picked up every week. I didn’t feel [...]

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Posted by Vinu Nair - October 21, 2015 at 6:49 pm

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Pit Bull Supplements, Best Vitamin for Your Bully Breeds

Every day, many Pit Bull owners rely on processed foods that do not complete the nutritional requirements our dogs need. Some dog owners feed  their dogs strictly a BARF (Biologically Appropriate Raw Food) diet, consisting of raw meats and veggies which also doesn’t give our dog all of the nutrients that they need to thrive. Most of us take a multi-vitamin everyday so why not do the same for our dogs? Dog’s are considered as part of our family after all. I am a proud Pit Bull owner who just wanted a nutritional supplement for my dog, I wasn’t necessarily looking for something that will just bulk up my dog without providing the nutrition that they need. I’ve done my research and bumped into a product called Vita Bully made by the company Muscle Bully. I’ve wanted to try this product on my own dog before writing a review on it so I’ve contacted them and got a trial pack. My package of Vita Bully arrived fairly quickly and got my 4 year old Pit Bull Phoenix started on it immediately. Pit Bull Supplements Review, Vita Bully Vita Bully feeding directions say 1 tablet for dogs under 20 pounds, 2 tablets for dogs weighing 20 to 70 pounds and 3 tablets for dogs over 70 pounds. If your dog is a full grown purebred American Pit Bull Terrier like mine, you will fall into the 20-70 pound category so 2 tablets daily. If you have an American Staffordshire Terrier or an American Bully, [...]

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Posted by Vinu Nair - September 17, 2015 at 9:18 pm

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Raw Dog Food Diet, Would You Give Your Dog Raw Meats?

Would you put your dog on a raw dog food diet? The food industry has been heavily influenced by people moving away from small farms and villages and into towns in the last hundred years or so. People have now started relying on low quality, heavily processed, overly cooked, convenience foods. Even though these foods are not healthy they have still managed to make it into the meals of our four legged friends and as a result of this they have started experiencing the same health repercussions as humans. Raw Dog Food Diet It is perfectly fine to give our dogs raw meats, you can also freeze the meat for three days to avoid any salmonella worries. Did you know that a dog’s stomach contains natural enzymes to remove salmonella from their system? Here is a wonderul read on salmonella worries in a Biologically Appropriate Raw Food (BARF) diet. If you go into the history books you will find that canines were never meant to eat cooked foods. They subsisted off live prey and fermented carrion. It’s only in the last few decades that they have been fed cooked foods. Their historical diets clearly show that they’re carnivores since their teeth, their gut and their digestive physiology support this. Dogs have powerful, hinged jaws with canines and carnassial teeth for tearing flesh and crushing bone. They don’t have the molars to grind plants or a multi chamber stomach to digest food slowly. They have a small digestive tract, a large stomach [...]

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Posted by Vinu Nair - May 23, 2015 at 7:17 pm

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Sweet Potato Dog Chews Recipe, Best Sweet Potato Treats for Dogs

A lot of dog owners don’t realize just how good the properties of sweet potatoes can be for their pooches. Apart from being full of goodness that works as a great supplement for your canine’s diet, they’re relatively cheap to buy too. You should never feed raw sweet potatoes to your dog. Instead, cook them as you would for yourself and serve to your pet either chopped up, mashed or mixed in with regular dog food. Best of all you can quickly make this at home! here are two of the best sweet potato dog chews recipe for any dog owner. While you might think that it’s a lot easier to go out to the pet store and buy a bag of ready-made dog treats, there is a lot to be said for making your own and feeding your dog the same healthy foods that you’re eating. By giving your dog treats which are natural and homemade, you don’t have to worry about feeding your dog a large amount of calories on top of his regular diet. Experts recommend that only 10% of your dog’s diet should consist of treats, but if they’re natural and full of nutrients, you’re looking after their teeth as well as keeping the calories and the sugar down. If you like the added convenience of buying dog treats at the store, be sure to get canine owners recommended dog treats made in the United States. Sweet Potato Dog Chews Recipe If you want to move away [...]

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Posted by Vinu Nair - April 26, 2015 at 7:20 pm

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Become A Dog Trainer, Start Your Own Dog Training Career

So you are here because you love dogs and want to possibly start a career in training them. You can become a dog trainer and start your own dog training career in a short period of time. It can be a lucrative business once you make a name for yourself and people start trusting you. May be some day you can even host a show like Cesar Millan! or better yet create a YouTube channel full of followers! How do I become a dog trainer? Perhaps you want to learn exactly how to become a dog trainer so that you can make your own pooch more obedient. Maybe you have a passion for animals and would love to follow a new career path, training the pets of other people and running classes that many dog owners can take advantage of. In order to become a successful dog trainer, you need to have certain skills and some qualifications too. Here is one of the best dog training books that you can pick up from Amazon that will provide you with tons of tips to become a dog trainer. What qualifications do I need to become a dog trainer? You don’t need to study for years in order to become a dog trainer. However, being a good trainer can be achieved by undergoing some level of training yourself. It’s a good idea to take some classes to learn the tips and tricks of training dogs, but it isn’t entirely necessary. You should [...]

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Posted by Vinu Nair - April 10, 2015 at 6:02 pm

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