Tag Archives: sighthounds

Right Pawed Dogs Are More Sociable

July 15, 2012

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Testing for right or left pawed dogs involved duct tape on noses

Studies in dogs have already shown differences in the direction of tail-wagging.  It was found that dogs wag their tail to the left when first meeting a dominant dog, but wag to the right when greeting their owners. Researchers attribute this to the dominance of parts of the brain that process emotions. A study tested […]

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Consider Lure Coursing

July 12, 2012

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Ridgeback coursing

Sighthounds were born to run! With long legs, arched loins, and keen eyesight, these dogs are perfectly engineered to handle high speeds and take down prey. In an effort to gauge the functionality of these dogs, the AKC instituted lure coursing events in the early 1990s. Coursing events test a dog’s willingness to chase and […]

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Show Grooming an Irish Wolfhound

July 11, 2012

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Irish Wolfhound groomed

For the show ring, the Wolfhound should be cleaned up so as to show the form of the dog. Hand-stripping the coat is an effective way to remove the dead hairs that cause a fluffy or ungainly appearance. Hand-stripping of an Irish Wolfhound is different than stripping a terrier coat. With IWs, you remove only […]

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