They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. That’s certainly true for dog lovers. Even the most non-descript of canines can be beautiful in the eyes of an owner who sees its inner beauty.
Tastes in dog breeds are variable. To some people, the pushed-in face of a pug or bulldog is the definition of dog perfection. To others, the pointed ears and noble face of a German shepherd are more beautiful.
While there’s no doubt that dog beauty is a subjective issue, there are certain dog breeds that most people agree are pleasing to the eye. Here are five of the most beautiful dog breeds.
The Siberian Husky
This thick-coated dog, built to withstand the cold, is almost wolf-like in appearance with his masked facial markings. These hardy dogs originated from Siberia and were first introduced to Alaska as sled dogs. This energetic dog breed quickly took on the role of family pet.
One of their most distinctive features is their eyes which can vary in color from brown to a very pale blue. Some huskies have eyes of different colors, one brown and one blue. Combined with their wolf-like facial markings, huskies are universally striking in appearance. They closely resemble their larger cousins, the Alaskan malamute, another hardy dog built to withstand cold weather.
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Getting a new puppy is an exciting time in you and your family’s life. They are absolutely adorable and can bring an instant smile to your face. That said, they are also a lot of work and you need to start training them as soon as they arrive in your home. One of the first things that they need to learn is toilet training. It can be a stressful time with a lot of mess and accidents however there are a few things that you can do or use which will make your job a lot easier.
1. DESIGNATE A SPOT: Designate a specific spot for your puppy to go to the toilet. If you have an outdoor area, make it the garden. If you are live in an apartment, place puppy training pads or news paper on a tiled area such as a balcony, laundry or bathroom.
TIP: A good tip is to ‘scent-mark’ this place. Place a bit of fabric with the puppy’s urine in the designated spot the first time you take them there. This will encourage your dog to go there.
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