Welcome to The March 2010 Newsletter

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Hello Fellow Dog Lovers,

Welcome to the March 2010 Issue of The Dog Scoop Newsletter - The ezine your dog knows has his best interests at heart and wants you to read.

We have added a DOG NEWS page so that you can keep up with the latest in doggy news. It is an interactive page where you can comment on the news stories or add one of your own.

A new article page has also been added for your convenience at ALL ABOUT DOGS and new articles will be added frequently. If you have a canine subject you would like information on please let us know.


CONTENTS:

  • 1. Natural Organic Dog Food
  • 2. Top Dogs and Top Dog Names
  • 3. Featured Product
  • 4. Featured Dog Breed - Boxer
  • 5. The Chic Dog
  • 6. Recipe of the Month
  • 7. Dog Story of the Month
  • 8. Fun Facts
  • 9. Training Tips


What is in Your Dog's Food

Natural organic dog food has gained in popularity in recent years and for good reason. There are many ingredients your beloved pet may be subjected ...READ MORE==>NATURAL ORGANIC DOG FOOD

BUY...ORGANIC HUMAN GRADE DOG FOOD


Top Dogs

The ten most popular dogs (AKC, 2007)

1. Labrador Retriever 2. Yorkshire Terrier 3. German Shepherd Dog 4. Golden Retriever 5. Beagle 6. Boxer 7. Dachshund 8. Poodle 9. Shih Tzu 10. Bulldog

Top Dog Names

Male: Max, Jake, Buddy, Bailey, Sam
Female: Maggie, Molly, Lady, Sadie, Lucy



Featured Product - "PEDIPAWS™

ON SALE!

"PEDIPAWS™ is the revolutionary nail trimmer for your dog or cat. It’s the newest and fastest way to keep your pet’s nails trim rounded and smooth with no mess! Now you can easily trim your pet’s nails anywhere without the pain caused by traditional nail clippers.




Featured Dog Breed - The Boxer

Origin

It is thought that the Boxer was developed in Germany as a cross between the mastiff-type Bullenbeisser and English bulldog. Originally it was used as a hunting dog.

The Boxer is a mid sized dog that is powerful, agile but combined with elegance and style. They are instinctive guardians and wary of strangers. This breed is used to work in Search and Rescue and Therapy Dogs.

Characteristics

  • They can be a little stubborn so early obedience training is advised.
  • They require little maintenance because of their short coat but they do have high energy and need to be exercised every day.
  • They love people and need much attention and human affection.
  • Great with children, very patient and protective.
  • Energetic, playful and fun loving with family and friends, good natured, natural clowns and entertainers, intelligent, loyal, affectionate and sociable.
Health Issues

The Boxer is prone to heart problems, epilepsy, allergies, skin tumors, digestive problems and hypothyroidism and like other larger breeds, hip dysplasia is a concern. Typical life expectancy is 11 to 14 years.

Size

Height - Male: 23 to 25 inches Female: 21 ½ to 23 ½ inches.

Weight - Male: 70 pounds Females: 60 pounds.



The Chic Stylish Canine

Sophisticated Co-ordinates for the Pampered Pooch!



Safari Boots - weather resistant non-skid sole and zippered backs for easy on and off velcro straps keep them in place...[Full Description]

Safari Collars - a walk on the wild side - sturdy, fashionable red patent leather with leopard skin for the well dressed dog about town. [Full Description]

Safari Reversible Rain Coats - two coats in one and waterproof! [Full Description]

Houndstooth is the hottest look in K9 fashion.



Houndstooth Boots - zippered fronts for a perfect fit and easy on easy off and faux fur lined and around the boot top...[Full Description]

Houndstooth Collars - Classy, fashionable, safe and practical...[Full Description]

Reversible Houndstooth Coats - 2 layers of fleece for warmth. Neck and belly straps close with adjustable Velcro for easy fit... [Full Description]

Buy 3 clothes item get 1 free

Please check out the DOG COUPON PAGE for SALES, SPECIALS & CLEARANCE ITEMS for the entire family!



March Recipe From Our Kitchen

Tuna Surprise

1 can tuna
2 eggs
1 cup brown rice
1/4 cup grated cheese

Preparation

Scramble the eggs over a low heat Add tuna and crumbs, mix and melt cheese over top of the egg mixture. cool before giving to your dog.





Featured Dog Story - The Birthday Boxer

"An Angel With Fur"

Brockton is my 6 year old, flashy fawn Boxer. He enjoys quite a social life. Last Saturday, my three daughters and I put a birthday hat on Brockton and brought him to a nursing home to visit our friend Sandy. She had turned 70 a few days before. ==>Read More about THE BIRTHDAY BOXER

Do have a dog story to share? Please use the DOG TAILS FORM We would love to hear from you or if you have any comments or suggestions, please CONTACT US



Fun Facts
  • Eighty percent of dog owners buy their dog a present for holidays and birthdays.

  • More than half of dog owners sign letters and cards from themselves and their pets.

  • Dogs with little human contact in their first three months generally don’t make good pets.

  • According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the smallest dog on record was a Yorkshire Terrier in Great Britain who, at the age of 2, weighed just 4 ounces.

  • Dalmation puppies are pure white at birth.

  • A female dog, her mate, and their offspring can produce 67,000 dogs in 6 years if left unspayed or neutered.

  • Dogs do not have an appendix.

  • Every minute, dogs take ten to thirty breaths.

  • The Chihuahua is the smallest dog

  • The St. Bernard is the heaviest dog

  • A dog can hear sounds 250 yards away that most people cannot hear beyond 25 yards.

  • According to some authorities, a dogs' sense of smell is as high as 1 million times greater than ours.



Training Tips
  • When trying to train your dog not to bark or whine, say "NO" and completely ignore him while he is barking, cross your arms and turn away. When he is quiet reward him for doing the right thing. Always ignore bad behavior and reward good behavior.

  • Never leave a hyper dog unexercised. Play ball or go for a walk before you leave for work and after you return. This can help alleviate your dog's pent-up energy.

  • Never allow your dog to chew on household items such as towels, socks, shoes, or clothing. Don't leave these items where your buddy can get hold of them and if he does, make it known that chewing on your personal items is unacceptable or use a repellent to discourage this behavior.

  • Paw Trick - to teach your dog to shake your hand. Start by having your pet sit. Reach your hand out and take hold of his paw while saying "Paw". After repeating this several times your buddy should catch on that when you extent your hand while repeating "Paw he will lift his paw and shake your hand.



Until the next Scoop...

Warm Regards,
Donna Boras
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