Hound-type dogs historically accompanied immigrants to the United States from Europe. Many of these dogs were imports from England, Ireland, and Germany. Hunting was a way of life throughout the south, and these dogs were essential in putting food on tables, putting clothes on backs, and bringing in money for furs, as well as ridding farms, homesteads, and properties of animals that would threaten a family’s livelihood. They hunted an array of quarry, including squirrels, raccoons, foxes, coyotes, deer, and bears.Read More
Fear is a natural, instinctual response that helps every species survive. This reaction to a perceived threat is essential but excessive fear could be just as harmful. Since we can't explain things to dogs, certain noises, actions, or places may trigger a fear response. But how do we help our beloved pets cope or even conquer their fears?Read More
Dogs want to go everywhere with their human companions, so why not bring your dog out on your next boating trip? They'll love the wind in their fur and the excuse to go swimming, but there are a few things every dog owner should know before cranking the engine.Read More
Check out these ten tips for taking your dog boating so you can have fun on the waves.
Although there are many hypotheses regarding the origin of the breed, the history of the Black Mouth cur remains slightly murky. Stories of the dogs are well documented throughout the South by families who have kept the dogs for generations.Read More
When you think about air pollution, you likely imagine clouds of chemicals coming from factories, planes, or cars. While these things are significant contributors to the gasses that affect our earth's climate, air pollution exists in households, too.Read More
Indoor air quality affects how you feel and what symptoms you experience. It can also hurt your dog. Dogs need clean air just like humans, but they aren't able to help themselves or take preventative measures.
As a dog owner, it's up to you to learn about how air quality affects our dogs and what you can do to make your home a better place to live. Read about the most common pollutants to see how they might affect your home so that you and your dog can breathe easier while you snuggle or play.