2014-12-04T08:00:00Z Dog boarding, training facility planned for Warren Street Glens Falls Post-Star

GLENS FALLS -- A top-of-the-line dog boarding and training facility is expected to open next year at the corner of Warren Street and Oakland Avenue.

The business will include six luxury boarding suites featuring a bed, sofa, television, private backyard play area and an Internet camera to allow to owners to see their dog.

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With their squishy jowls and gentle disposition, English bulldogs unseated Labradors as the Big Apple’s most popular breed in 2013, according to rankings released by the American Kennel Club (AKC) back in February — but nearly 300 of the chubby canines were surrendered to shelters in the city that same year.

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Chihuahas are one of the most popular breeds in the world. In this edition of Pet Pointers, Lisa Chelenza explains about some of the issues associated with this popular breed.

The Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog recognized by the American Kettle Club. They are also one of the most popular dog breeds in the world and one of the most surrendered.

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America's favorite dog breeds have long been established in canine culture but now shocking data could turn those tail wagging tables on their heads.

Researchers and infograph designers at InformationIsBeautiful.net have collected data on dog intelligence, longevity, genetic ailments and overall costs and their results might put some wet noses seriously out of joint.

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Top Dog Breed

The top dog breed known as man’s best friend is out after a journalist decided to conduct a unique study. David McCandless arrived with a specific kind of dog that met the positive aspects of many characteristics involving cost, health, lifespan, intelligence, and level of maintenance (grooming, etc.).

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PITTSBORO —

As other trainers worked to teach dogs commands for “sit” and “heel” in a backyard at a therapeutic farm in Pittsboro on Thursday, Heather Nash petted a playful, energetic beagle named Rosie.

Rosie seemed to be resisting obedience training. She stopped to roll in the grass on the way to the yard and had made a play for a bag of treats that Nash was holding.

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Eight service dogs who trained eagerly Wednesday to perfect the art of a room search may never actually detect an intruder in real life.

But if their ability to sweep a room for strangers provides comfort to military veterans whose war-time experience left them anxious even about going into their own homes, the specialized skills being imparted to this particular cohort of Labrador retrievers may be worth it.

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SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Wagfield is pleased to introduce the first online dog training and puppy rearing school. Wagfield's courses will enable every pet parent to access trusted, complete, force-free, science-based training and socialization content whenever and wherever they want at www.wagfield.com.

The initial product offering includes three courses: First Days At Home, Puppy 101: All The Basics, and Rescue Refresher.

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By Seth Stutman Published: September 18, 2014, 2:46 pm Updated: September 18, 2014, 4:47 pm

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal)  There are more than 300 different breeds of dog, and we aren’t even counting the mixed breeds!  Sue Meachem, Board Member at the Pioneer Valley Kennel Club introduced us to a Plotthound, Barbet, Field Spaniel and a Podengo.

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Dog breeds experience boosts in popularity when featured in movies, according to a new study by the University of Bristol.

This popularity boost can last up to ten years, and it isn’t related to a breed’s temperament or health, reports Mary Elizabeth Dallas of HealthDay.com.

The study examined 87 movies prominently featuring canines, and compared them to the American Kennel Club’s database of dog registrations.

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