Labrador Retriever is dog with great reputation. But there are some still disadvantages of owning a Lab. The best thing and advantage of Labrador Retrievers is their personality. They are affectionate, intelligent, eager to please, easily trainable and patient dogs. They are also very friendly - towards everyone, even towards strangers and other animals.
The one thing i do not like about owning a Labrador Retriever is their shedding. They shed all year long and they shed a lot. You will have to vacuum all the time, otherwise you will have their fur everywhere.
Another bad thing is, that they eat a lot and they eat everything. They especially like trash, poops, but also some dangerous and toxic stuff like mushrooms. My Labrador Retriever Andy was once poisoned by muhroom he ate in the woods, but luckily, he survived.
Shiloh shepherd is new dog breed, that was developed by crossing GSD with some other breeds. The breeders did not wanted to create a new breed, they wanted to preserve the type of German Shepherd they rememberd from their childhood. But in 1990s a new breed was registered in AKC and FCI – the Shiloh Shepherd.
Shiloh Shepherd has powerful appearance and they are really big dogs. They are around 75 cms tall and weigh around 55 kgs. So they are much bigger than German shepherd, but other than that, they look pretty similar.
It probably will not be surprising, when i tell you, that these dogs are intelligent and trainable. They are great courageous companions, that will protect their family when needed. They are also pretty confindent, which makes the socialization and trianing easier. Shiloh Shepherd is overall very loyal, calm and easy going dog.
Another not so surprising fact is, that they need regular exercise. They are not hyperactive dogs, so they do not need 4 hours walks every day, but they need to romp their energy, especially when they are younger. Since they are very intelligent, try to combine physical exercising with training or some mental activity. I can guarantee you, that your Shiloh Shepherd will love it.
What is a difference between Shiloh Shepherd and German Shepherd? Well Shiloh Shepherd is much bigger. But more important are the differences in temperament. Shiloh She pherd tends to be softer, calmer and more easy going. They are more laid back, while German Shepherd needs more work. GSD is also more independent and strong willed.
Their health is little bit problematic, because they suffer from some serious health problems. They have problems with hips and elbows and they do suffer from dysplasia. They also suffer from stomach disorders, so you might test different food types and brands until you find the right one. They also suffer from bone diseases.
White Swiss Shepherd, also known as Berger Blanc Suisse looks like typical shepherd, only in white color. As the name suggest, it is a white dog developed in Switzerland. And it is fairly new dog breed, developed in twentieth century. The first White shepherd was imported to Switzerland in 1970s from North America, where White Shepherds were accepted earlier than in Europe.
If i should describe White Swiss Shepherd temperament, i would definitely use two words – Active and Intelligent. Their intelligence is very high and they are capable of learning even the most difficult tricks. It is because they are not only intelligent but very eager to please and loyal.
And it is true, they are very loyal, someone can even say clingy. They will attach to their owners very closely and they want to follow them everywhere. They will be your shadow. On the other hand, they are kinda aloof towards strangers, but once they get to know them, they are friendly to them. They are also okay with other dogs. They are very rarely agressive without provocation.
Last thing i would love to say is, that there are some others White Shepherds. You can meet some classic German Shepherds who happen to be white for some reason. It can be cause because they are albinos for example. An albino is an organism that has deficient pigmentation, which causes pink eyes, pale skin, and colorless hair. Its important to know, that White Swiss Shepherd is not an albino.
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Greece civilization is one of the most interesting of all. And Greece is home to some interesting dog breeds as well. For example to the Cretan Hound. This is a dog from big Greek island called Creta and it is probably one of the oldest hunting dog in Europe. Unlike the Greek Harehound, they are using both, sight and scent equally while hunting. Cretan Hound is pretty obedient dog and they want to make us happy, which makes the training easier. Their temperament is active and focused while they are hunting or doing some other activity, but while they are with their family, they are gentle and affectionate.
Have you ever heard about Kokoni? This dog is also known under its name Small Greek Domestic Dog and it is very popular dog in Greece. They are small companion dogs, that are sharing homes with Greek people for centuries. And they are great companion dogs, lively, fun to be around, bright and eager to please. And they are also pretty intelligent and good at training.
Probably the most famous Greek dog is Greek Shepherd. It is livestock guardian from mountain region. These dogs are beautiful and sometimes they are confused with Great Pyrenees or other Mountain dogs. They have floppy ears, large head and broad muzzle. Their temperament is very independent and they are not good for novice owners. They are very loyal, brave, alert and intelligent. They might look lazy when they are resting, but when they have job to do, they are very active.
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The history of Saint Germain Pointer comes to early 19th century, when the English Pointer named Miss was crossed with Braque Francais called Zamore. They were crossed several times and the rumours about a new amazing hunting dog breed spreds quickly across the France. The official recognition of this breed came in the 1913, when the breed club of Braque Saint-Germain was found.
Saint Germain Pointer is very strong dog full of muscles. Their height is around 60cms. They have fawn and white coat and there should not be any black markings on it. The ears are dropped, tail is long. In general, they have the typical working or hunting dog appearance.
Great thing is, that they dont need much grooming. You should only brush them when necessary. Other than that, only routine maintance is needed, like ear cleaning, ocassional bathing, nail clipping if necessary. Bad thing is, that Saint Germain Pointer is heavy shedder, so prepare for a lot of vacuuming.
This breed is pretty healthy, they are not prone to any unusual health problems. Of course, as with most bigger dog breeds, they might have hip and elbow dysplasia, ear and other infections. But its the same as with other dogs of this size.
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