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Do you know your dachshunds from your dobermans? How about your papillons from your Pekingese, or the difference between a French and English pitbull? We could go on …

There are an estimated 340 breeds recognised by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI), the world governing body of dog breeds, but how well do you know them?

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Husky: Huskies are typically large dogs, and when not trained properly the breed’s natural aggression tendencies can become dangerous. (Source:

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Boxers: Boxers as a breed are very smart, however they are also regarded as very protective which can lead to aggression. (Source:

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German Shepard: German shepards are typically seen as a dangerous breed by insurance companies, however their frequent use for military and police dogs shows that they can be trained well.

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I believe each dog, including those of the same breed, have different personalities, therefore, they will all react differently in their relationships with humans.
Whoever is going to be the primary master should start building the relationship, becoming friends so to speak. Serious training progress becomes easy when the dog respects you and cares about pleasing you so that a master's mild disapproval redirects the dog's behavior.

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DALLAS COUNTY (WBAP/KLIF News)  Some inmates in the Dallas County jail will get to work with dogs while learning a new skill. Dallas County Commissioners approved the program called “Home for Hounds.” The facility will be the first county jail in the state to start a dog-training program, according to the Dallas Morning News. The Grand Prairie shelter will work with the jail using dogs pulled from the euthanization line. The program aims to teach inmates empathy while getting dogs ready for adoptive families. Only inmates with no history of violence will be eligible. An El Centro instructor will teach the inmates how to train and they will each get a certificate at the end of the 5-week course. The program will start in October.

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Ted Takasaki, For the Argus Leader 12:03 a.m. CDT August 18, 2016

Joe Rodriguez with Madison, a 5 month old English Setter.(Photo: Photo courtesy of Ted Takasaki)


With a twinkle in his eye, Joe Rodriguez, 69, owner of R Place Kennels in Harford, has trained well over a thousand hunting dogs during the past 42 years.

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Marika Koncek started her dog training business after experiencing behavioural problems with her own rescue dog. - Alex Cooper, Revelstoke Review
Marika Koncek started her dog training business after experiencing behavioural problems with her own rescue dog.

— image credit: Alex Cooper, Revelstoke Review

Marika Koncek was inspired to get into dog training through her own experience with a rescue dog she and her partner Nathan got from the Canmore SPCA in 2012.

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Photos by Erica KasperFrom left, Lu Picard co-founder of ECAD with representatives of state officials and ECAD puppies and future Service Dogs including Jacqueline Fonseca-Ramos, Eunice Ramirez, Alice Diaz, Mary Yatrousis; and back row, from left, Nick Savaria and Josh Philips.

Photos by Erica Kasper Winsted Mayor Candy Perez holds seven week old puppy and future service dog at a recent ECAD presentation on its Laura J.

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