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  • The Afghan Hound has glamorous good looks that belie his grit and stamina. This ancient breed runs swiftly, is relatively independent and gives affection only to those who have earned it.

  • Territorial or protective aggression may be exhibited toward people or other animals that approach the pet's property. Generally, people and other animals that are unusual, less familiar to the dog, or most unlike the members of the household are the most likely “targets” of territorial aggression.

  • Behavior Counseling Aggression - Introduction

    La agresividad se define como una amenaza o acción lesiva dirigida hacia otro individuo. En animales, las conductas agresivas son un medio de comunicación.

  • Dog Behavior Problems – Aggression - Sibling Rivalry - Diagnosis

    Los perros son animales sociales y por lo tanto están preparados para vivir en grupos. Vivir en manada permite a los lobos trabajar juntos para conseguir comida, criar a los cachorros y defender su territorio. Para miembros de un mismo grupo, es contraproducente luchar entre ellos y correr el riesgo de herirse.

  • Dog Behavior Problems – Aggression to Family Members – Introduction and Safety

    El concepto de dominancia jerárquica se utiliza para describir la relación entre grupos de animales. Los animales que viven en grupo la utilizan por sus ventajas a la hora de criar, conseguir comida y defenderse contra los depredadores.

  • In the words of Theodore Roosevelt, “An Airedale can do anything any other dog can do — and then lick the other dog, if he has to.”

  • These large working dogs were originally bred to hunt ferocious prey animals such as bears and boars, and to defend their master's property. They are docile most of the time, good-natured, with courage, alertness and dignity. They are extremely loyal companions. However, Akitas are also stubborn, self-willed, and aloof when first introduced to strangers.

  • The Alaskan Malamute is the largest of all sled dogs, and has a somewhat wolf-like appearance. Friendly and outgoing with a distinct independent streak, the Malamute is a great companion and, like most working breeds, thrives when given a job to do.

  • Descendants of English Foxhounds brought to the US in the 17th century by George Washington and several of his contemporaries, American English Coonhounds were bred to handle North America’s rougher terrain. A dual-purpose dog, they were employed to hunt fox during the day and raccoons at night, using their endless energy and enthusiastic bawl.

  • The American Eskimo Dog (Eskie to his friends) comes in the largest size range of any of the spitz dogs, from six-pound toy to 40-pound standard. Fun-loving and smart, this is one of the most companionable of spitz breeds.



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