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  1. Life is ruff when you don't have a good joke up your sleeve 

    So we wanted to share some of the best (and wurst) dog jokes we found on the net…..

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    Q: How did the little Scottish dog feel when he saw a monster?

    A: Terrier-fied!

     

    Q: Why did the dog cross the road?

    A: To get to the "barking" lot!

     

    Q: What is it called when a cat wins a dog show? 

    A: A CAT-HAS-TROPHY!

     

    Q: What kind of dog does Dracula have?

    A: A bloodhound!

     

    Q: What happened when the dog went to the flea circus?

    A: He stole the show!

     

     

     

     

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    Q: What do you get when you cross a dog and a calculator?

    A: A friend you can count on.

     

    Q: Did you hear about the dog who couldn't stop talking like a horse?

    A: It was a dog and pony show.

     

    Q: What do you get if you cross a sheepdog with a jelly?

    A: The collie wobbles!

     

    Q: What do you call a black Eskimo dog?

    A: A dusky husky!

     

    Q: What do you call a cold dog?

    A: A Chilli Dog.

     

    Q: How is a dog and a marine biologist alike?

    A: One wags a tail and the other tags a whale.

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    Q: What do you get if you cross a dog with a frog?

    A: A dog that can lick you from the other side of the road!

     

    Q: When does a dog go "moo"?

    A: When it is learning a new language!

    Q: Why do dogs bury bones in the ground?

    A: Because you can't bury them in trees!

     

    Q: Why did the poor dog chase his own tail?

    A: He was trying to make both ends meet!

     

    Q: What kind of dog chases anything red?

    A: A Bulldog.

     

    Q: Why did a dog enter the church in the middle of a religious mass?

    A: Because he was a German shepherd.

     

    Q: What state do dogs like?

    A: New Yorkie.

     

    Q: What happened to the dog that swallowed a firefly? 

    A: It barked with de-light!

     

    Q: What is a dogs favorite instrument?

    A: A trombone.

     

    Q: What do you get if you cross a sheepdog with a rose?

    A: A collie-flower!

     

    Q: What's a dog's ideal job?

    A: Barkeology

     

    Q: Why do dogs wag their tails?

    A: "Because no one else will do it for them!"

     

    Q: Why didn't the dog speak to his foot?

    A: Because it's not polite to talk back to your paw!

     

    Q: Why don't blind people like to sky dive?

    A: Because it scares the hell out of the dog.

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    Q: What is the dogs favorite city?

    A: New Yorkie!

     

    Q: Why does no one want to work for dogs?

    A: Because they hound their employees.

     

    Q: What do you call a dog that goes to the bathroom indoors?

    A: A pet project.

     

    Q: Who is the dogs favorite comedian?

    A: Growlcho Marx!

     

    Q: What do dogs and story tellers have in common?

    A: They both have tails!

     

    Q: What kind of dog likes taking a bath?

    A: a shampoodle!

     

    Q: What happens when a dog chases a cat into a geysur?

    A: It starts raining cats and dogs.

     

    Q: What did the cowboy say when the bear ate Lassie?

    A: "Well, doggone!"

     

    Q: How can if you have a stupid dog?

    A: It chases parked cars!

    Q: What is a dog's favorite sport?

    A: Formula 1 drooling!

     

    Q: What do you get if you take a really big dog out for a walk?

    A: A Great Dane out!

     

    Q: What do you call a dog with no legs?

    A: It doesn't matter.... he's not going to come anyway.

     

    Q: What dog can jump higher than a tree?

    A: Any dog can jump higher than a tree, trees cant jump.

     

    Q: Where does a Rottweiller sit in the cinema?

    A: Anywhere it wants to!

     

    Q: What did the angry man sing when he found his slippers chewed up by the new puppy?

    A: "I must throw that doggie out the window!"

     

    Q: Why did the dog wear white sneakers?

    A: Because his boots were at the menders!

     

    Q: Why did the owner get his dog a special collar?

    A: He didn't want her to flea.

     

    Q: Why does a dog lick his own dick?

    A: Because he cant make a fist

     

    Q: Why does the dog bring toilet paper to the party?

    A: Because he is a party pooper.

     

    Q: What is a dog's favorite food?

    A: Anything that is on your plate!

     

    Q: What is the only kind of dog you can eat?

    A: A hot dog!

     

    Q: What kind of dog sounds like you can eat it?

    A: A sausage dog!

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    Q: What happened to the dog that ate nothing but garlic?

    A: His bark was much worse than it's bite!

     

    Q: What do you tell the guy who says he has a bulldog and shih tzu mix?

    A: Bullshit

     

    Q: Why wasn't the dog a smooth talker?

    A: Because all he ever said was "Rough, Rough"

     

    Q: What do you call a dog with a surround sound system?

    A: a Sub-woofer.

     

    Q: What do dogs eat for breakfast?

    A: Pooched eggs.

     

    Q: What do you call a pug that is undercover?

    A: Indognito 

    Q: What is a dogs favorite flower?

    A: Anything in your garden!

     

    Q: What dog wears contact lenses?

    A: A cock-eyed spaniel!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  2. Do Dogs Dream

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    Many people believe that dogs do dream. Most dog owners have noticed that at various times during their sleep, some dogs may quiver, make leg twitches, or may even growl or snap at some sleep-created phantom, giving the impression that they are dreaming about something.

    So when Fido's legs twitch in his sleep, is he really dreaming of chasing rabbits?

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    Probably, researchers say. The "rabbits" part is up for debate, but the scientific evidence strongly suggests that not only do dogs dream, but they likely dream about waking activities, much like humans do.

    Dogs sleep more than people do, they have a particular penchant for catnaps. But the structure of their sleep looks remarkably human: Like humans, dogs cycle through stages of wakefulness, rapid-eye-movement (REM) sleep and non-rapid-eye-movement sleep. Scientists reporting in the journal Physiological Behavior in 1977 recorded the electrical activity of the brains of six pointer dogs for 24 hours, and found that the dogs spent 44 percent of their time alert, 21 percent drowsy and 12 percent in REM sleep. They also spent 23 percent of their time in the deepest stage of non-REM sleep, called slow-wave sleep. 

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    If you notice your dog having a dream, follow the old adage “let sleeping dogs lie.” Disrupting his sleep during the REM cycle can be startling (think about how you feel waking up from a dream), which can result in an unintended bite or worse.

     

    On average, dogs spend 12 to 14 hours per day sleeping. Your dog’s particular sleep needs may vary around that range, depending on his age, size, breed, activity level, and overall health:

     

    • Larger breeds tend to sleep more than smaller breeds.

    • Working dogs with activity-filled days sleep less, while those who lead sedentary lives will sleep more.

    • Puppies can spend up to 20 hours sleeping a day. Growing and learning how to be a dog takes a lot of energy!

    • As dogs age into their senior years, they spend more time sleeping since they tire more easily.

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    What are the common dog sleep positions?

     

    Does your dog have a favorite sleeping position? Dogs tend to sleep in one of three positions, and they have a reason why for each.

     

    • On their side with four legs stretched out: This is a comfortable position for your dog when he’s feeling very relaxed. It also exposes some of his belly to the air which can help him cool down.

    • On their back with all four paws in the air: When a dog is in this position, he’s at his most vulnerable. It’s the toughest for him to get up from and it exposes his neck and belly. If you catch him in this position, you know that he feels safe and secure. It’s also a good way for him to cool down since his belly is exposed.

    • Curled in a ball: This is the least comfortable position for a dog to sleep in, as it requires them to use their muscles to stay curled up. However, it is the easiest for them to spring up upon waking, making it a defensive position. Dogs who have been abused or are unsure of their environment often sleep in this position. However, sometimes dogs sleep curled up simply to keep warm.

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  3. The 10 Most Popular Puppy Names of 2019

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    Folks, the results are in. After a year of making the most fabulous doggie beds for pooches of all shapes and sizes from around the world ,The Fabulous Dog Bed Company can reveal the 10 Top Dog Names of 2019 and we're howling in approval.

    Here  are the top names for boys:

    1. Max 

    2. Charlie  

    3. Cooper   

    4. Buddy 

    5. Jack 

    6. Rocky

    7. Duke

    8. Bear

    9. Tucker

    10. Oliver 

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    And for the girls 

    1. Bella

    2. Lucy

    3. Luna

    4. Daisy

    5. Lola

    6. Sadie

    7. Molly

    8. Bailey

    9. Maggie

    10. Stella

  4. The 12 Best Dog Movies of All Time

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    Who doesn't love a good dog movie? We have narrowed down the list of our favorite dog movies and we are deeming them "The 12 Best Dog Movies of All Time!"

    Who doesn't love a good dog movie? The plots and genres might vary, but movies that incorporate dogs' good qualities and the bonds between a dog and his owner are almost sure to make you laugh, tug on your heartstrings and give you that warm fuzzy feeling inside.

    Dozens of movies have been made starring dogs, but some are more powerful than others. Fortunately, we have narrowed down the list of our favorite dog movies and we are deeming them "The 12 Best Dog Movies of All Time!" (Dramatic, right?) Here goes nothing:

     

    Iron Will

     

    This film from 1994 is action-packed for you adventure/dog lovers out there. The story follows a man who enters a dog-sled race in hopes of saving his family's farm. Freezing temperatures, physical exhaustion and other hardships test the will power of both the young man and his team of dogs, led by Gus - a beautiful Siberian Husky with one blue and one green eye. Iron Will shows the real inner strength both men and dogs possess as the team fights to win their race from Winnipeg to St. Paul.

    Benji

     

    Benji is the story of the cutest little mutt who roams around a small town in Texas. He has a pretty normal life - getting handouts from a local shop owner and badgering one of the town's resident cats - until two of his favorite children are kidnapped. Benji sets out on a mission to save the kids and even finds love along the way. It's an adorable story, told through the eyes of one loveable pup. Benji was filmed in 1974.

    All Dogs Go to Heaven

     

    This animated fantasy/drama is pretty intense for a kids movie, but it is no doubt a classic tale. Charlie B. Barkin is a canine casino owner who is killed by Carface (a canine gambler). As luck would have it, he is able to return to Earth from heaven where he decides to seek his revenge. Things get complicated though, as Charlie grows to love a little orphan girl named Anne-Marie. This 1989 movie is funny, dark and hopeful all at once.

    Homeward Bound

    Who doesn't have some amazing childhood memories of Homeward Bound? This 1993 movie follows the story of three pets who, thinking they have been abandoned when their owners go out of town, leave behind their comfortable domestication and strike out into the wild on a search for their owners. The main pet

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    This 1961 classic, was one of Disney's most successful films. Pongo and Perdita are perfectly happy with their 15 puppies and charming owners, Roger and Anita - that is, until the evil Cruela De Vil decides she wants to turn the dogs into a fashionable fur coat. This familiar story is one that will keep you in suspense and make you laugh out loud, even if you've seen the movie before.!

    The Adventures of Milo and Otis

    This 1986 film was originally released in Japan, and later Dudley Moore recorded the narration in English. The movie documents an unlikely friendship between a pug and a cat, who are tragically separated. A live action aspect adds interest to the story and film style as you follow the two as they attempt to find each other once again.

    My Dog Skip

    The cast of this movie from 2000 is incredible - Diane Lane, Kevin Bacon and Frankie Muniz take the stage along with two Jack Russell Terrier actors named Moose and Enzo. The story line includes drama, comedy and even historical events, which makes for an interesting plot and a heartwarming story about the friendship between a boy and his dog.  

    The Fox and the Hound

    In 1981, The Fox and the Hound was released, telling a tale of true friendship. The story is light-hearted most of the time, but it tackles some deep issues along the way, such as how society breeds prejudice. It is a Disney classic that will pull your heart in all directions.

    Lady and the Tramp

    In 1955, Lady and the Tramp stole the show with one of Hollywood's most memorable date scenes. (I mean seriously, how many people have tried the spaghetti trick since?) This classic story deals with forbidden love between a well-bred, beautiful cocker spaniel and her street dog boyfriend. Considering its romantic theme, it's an excellent choice for date night.

    Old Yeller

    This classic was released in 1957, which means it's been tugging at heart strings for a half a century already. Old Yeller is a story of how we come to love our pets, the responsibility they give us and how we deal with their loss. Just be warned, if you haven't seen it yet, bring the tissue box because it is a real tear jerker. 

    Marley & Me

    Most pet owners can relate to this film, which came out in the late 2000s. The movie makes viewers crack up at Marley's disobedient puppy antics and then makes you appreciate that despite all the troublemaking, puppies can really bring a family together. This one will make you love your pooch even more than you thought you could. 

     

     

     

     

     

    Turner & Hooch

     

    Most pet owners can relate to this film, which came out in the late 2000s. The movie makes viewers crack up at Marley's disobedient puppy antics and then makes you appreciate that despite all the troublemaking, puppies can really bring a family together. This one will make you love your pooch even more than you thought you could.  

     

     

     

     

  5. Why Does My Dog Do That ?

     

    Have you ever watched your dog as he spins in circles before lying down, or listened as he howls at sirens, and just thought, “WHY”? We’ve compiled some of the most frequently asked questions and answers about your dog’s behavior and health.

    Read on to learn more about some of the fascinating quirks that help define our four-legged friends.

     

    Why Does My Dog Rip Apart His Squeaky Toy?

    Dogs enjoy playing with (and gutting) squeaky toys because it satisfies their natural hunting instincts. When a dog captures small animals in the wild, they vigorously shake them to kill them - and, small animals will make squeaking noises as they are being shaken. While savage to us, the primal hunter inside of your dog may like this sound. Dogs enjoy ripping apart and shaking their stuffed toys because it gives them a satisfaction similar to that of hunting and killing their prey. Many dogs will remove the squeaker before discarding the toy, while others enjoy “gutting” the entire thing and leaving the stuffing lying around on the floor.

     

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    Why Does My Dog Hump Things?

    Mounting, thrusting, and humping are all normal behaviors exhibited by most dogs, both males and females alike. While this conduct can be sexual, there are several reasons why your dog may try to mount you, another dog, his bed, the air, or a guest in your house.

    • It’s a reaction to stress or excitement. Many dogs resort to humping as a response to anxiety or new experiences such as meeting an unfamiliar person or dog, loud noises, or other overstimulating circumstances.

    • He’s trying to be playful. Some sexual behaviors such as mounting are considered normal play behaviors in dogs. Some canines, however, are not socialized well and can easily become overstimulated, trying to mount other dogs in playful situations.

    • He’s communicating dominance. Some dogs will often hump people and each other to assert their dominance or establish social status.

    • Why Does My Dog Paw At Me?

      He’s trying to get your attention. This is one of the most common ways that dogs are known for requesting the attention of their owners. When your dog paws at you, he is trying to direct your focus onto him. An occasional tap from your pup’s paw should not lead to any issues, however, if he learns that pawing at you will grant him what he demands - your attention - then you may have the beginnings of a behavioral problem on your hands.

    Why Does My Dog Have a Wet Nose?

    • The better to smell you with, my dear” - a dog’s nose discharges a thin layer of mucus that helps absorb scents (odor molecules). A dog can then lick his noses and draw the molecules onto the roof of his mouth where sensitive olfactory (sniffing) glands process the scent before sending it to his brain for interpretation.

    • It helps keep him cool and regulate his body temperature. Dogs are covered in fur, and they are unable to sweat through their skin as humans do, so their bodies are equipped to “sweat” through their noses and the pads of their paws.

     

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    Why Does My Dog Eat Grass?

    The last time you checked, your furry friend did not resemble some type of livestock!! So why, then, is he grazing in the yard like a cow?

    First, rest assured that it is not uncommon for dogs to eat grass. The term pica is used to describe behavior that involves eating things that are not food. However, this particular type of pica has been seen in all types of dogs, both wild and domesticated, and does not indicate any evidence of a problem. Dogs can eat grass for a variety of reasons, most of which are completely normal.

    • Upset stomach - Many pet parents assume that their dog is eating grass to induce vomiting, but evidence suggests that more than 90% of dogs who eat grass are not unwell, to begin with, and less than 25% of the dogs that eat grass throw up. It is possible, however, that dogs eat grass because of gastric upset, as research shows that grass-eating does tend to facilitate vomiting6 in dogs who are already showing signs of illness.

    • Hunger - one particular study shows that dogs see grass as a food source7 and are more likely to eat grass when they have an empty stomach rather than after they have eaten their regular meals.

    • Purging intestinal worms - research conducted on wild wolf droppings finds evidence of grass in 11 to 47% of the stool samples studied, indicating that eating grass could help purge parasites from the animal’s intestines. As the grass passes through the intestinal tract, the fibrous matter causes intestinal contractions and wraps around the worms or nematodes which may be infecting the dog.7

    • It tastes delicious - while there is no evidence to support this claim when all other factors are considered and ruled out as possible reasons for your dog’s lawn-munching, it is possible that he could just like the way that it tastes.

    Another common belief is that dogs eat grass because of nutritional deficiencies, however, no evidence has been found to support this claim. Grass eating is just as frequent in dogs who have their diets supplemented with plant matter as those who are fed a carnivorous diet.

    While most experts agree that eating grass isn’t harmful to dogs, keep in mind that that certain lawn pesticides and herbicides can be toxic to your pup. It is essential to keep a watchful eye on your dog while he is munching on the grass, and always make sure that the plant life that he is eating is non-toxic and chemical-free.

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    Why Does My Dog Have Cloudy Eyes?

    While your dog ages, you may notice that his pupils take on a cloudy, grayish-blue appearance. Nuclear sclerosis, also known as lenticular sclerosis, is the most common cause of cloudy eyes in dogs over the age of six. It is a normal change experienced by dogs as they age. It is characterized by both a hardening and clouding over of the lens. It is painless, comes on gradually and affects both eyes equally so your dog should be able to adjust to any minor changes in his vision over time.

    Other causes of hazy blue eyes can be more serious and require veterinary attention including:

    • Cataracts - clouding of the eye’s lense

    • Glaucoma - increased pressure in the eye due to fluid buildup

    • Corneal dystrophy - an inherited disorder which causes the abnormal deposit of substances on the cornea

    • Anterior Uveitis - inflammation in the iris and front of the eye

    Why Does My Dog Follow Me Around?

    He’s your biggest fan, so he’s stalking you - or at least it may feel like it. Your dog lies on your feet, follows you to the bathroom, watches every move that you make. From the very beginning of their lives, dogs instinctively follow their littermates around in search of food and adventure. Dogs are pack animals by nature, and even as adults they are hard-wired to stick with the members of their community, particularly the alphas who provide them with food, shelter, and affection. Whether you find it annoying or endearing to have a furry companion constantly underfoot, rest assured knowing that this is a sign of your dog’s loyalty and camaraderie.

     

    Why Does My Dog Chase His Tail?

    • He may have fleas. Dogs with flea infestations typically bite or chew the area at the base of their tail.

    • It is possible that his anal glands (sacs) are irritated. Anal glands are small pouches under your dog’s skin, near his anus. They secrete an unpleasant-smelling, fatty substance when your dog passes stool and can become impacted or infected.

    • He may be bored, and his tail serves as a mobile form of entertainment.

    • He may have been confined too long in a crate or cage.

    • He could have Canine Compulsive Disorder. Not unlike Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, found in humans, CCD occurs when a dog displays one or more compulsive and repetitive behaviors, over and over again, to the point where it interferes with its normal life and functioning.

    • It could just be in his genes. Heredity can play a role in tail chasing, and certain breeds such as German shepherds, Australian cattle dogs, bull terriers, and Doberman pinschers show a greater propensity for the behavior.

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    Why Does My Dog Spin in Circles Before Pooping?

    A recent study, published in 2013, found that dogs prefer to eliminate with their body axis aligned with the Earth’s magnetic field3. The researchers discovered that dogs prefer the North-South axis and will spin in a circle until they align their bodies accordingly. While the study did show a definite preference for the North-South axis and a clear avoidance of the East-West axis, researchers were unable to understand the reason why dogs use the Earth’s magnetic fields to determine where to eliminate.

    However, in a more recent study that was published in 2016, researchers in Germany learned more about this particular sense which is known as magnetoreception. They have found evidence that magnetoreception is also linked to the visual systems of dogs and other mammalian species—meaning that dogs (and certain other mammals) might have the capability of seeing these fields, not just sensing them for the purpose of relieving themselves.

    The German researchers discovered a light-sensitive molecule called cryptochrome 14 in the eyes of dogs as well as in other mammals. They examined 90 different species of mammals and determined that cryptochrome 1 was present in the blue-sensitive cones of the eyes of dog-like carnivores such as dogs and wolves, bears, badgers, foxes, and even in some primates.

    Cryptochrome 1 bears a striking resemblance to the cryptochrome 1a molecule which is present in migratory birds and gives them the ability to recognize magnetic fields. The research team concluded that the presence and location of the cryptochrome 1 molecule within the dogs’ retinas might provide them with the ability to recognize magnetic fields in much the same way.