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Transcript of Working Dogs
Ideal Owner For Working Dogs
This group includes; Canadian Eskimo Dog, Siberian Husky, Akita, Alaskan Malamute, Samoyed and The Greenland Dog.
Generally make good companions, however need to have a lot of living space, or a lot of outdoor exercise if living in apartments.
Should not live in small apartments and warmer climates, although able to.
They have thick coats, and shed heavily twice a year. Their grooming requirements are moderate to extensive. They require grooming at least two times a week.
Needs to be trained to properly walk on a lead, because they tend to pull.
Working dogs were developed to be guard, sled, police and rescue dogs. The working dogs are considered to be big, strong dogs that are sometimes even hard to handle and can also be unsafe.
Most working dogs originate from Europe with a exception of a few
Working dogs within this category mainly consist of breeds that need a durable coat for the snow and water. They require moderate to excessive grooming requirements.
" Working Dog's" are a class of dogs recognized by the CKC, that were created primarily to perform tasks such as sledding, hunting, guarding, and rescue among others.
They were selectively bred for their bruit power, ability to swim, possessiveness for security and the ability to herd livestock.
Working dogs were created to be productive to their owners and help enhance man power.
Hovawart, Newfoundlands, Leonbergers and Saint Bernards are all breeds that make great rescue dogs
Different jobs these dogs can do are tracking, air scent tracking, avalanche rescue, and water searching.
Brush daily/weekly to help control shedding
Trim nails monthly
Only bathe when needed (1-2 months) to allow oils to moisturize the skin
Clean ears weekly
Brush teeth weekly
Toys for chewing will also help with keeping teeth clean.
These breeds need loads of training and attention because they can become very destructive out of boredom.
Now, time to get back to work! Smell you later!
Owners need to consider the amount of exercise this group of dogs require. Most of them require daily exercise and are not suitable for apartments.
Most of these breeds require moderate to excessive grooming. Time needs to be set aside for each breeds specific grooming requirements.
These breeds are strong and sometimes hard to handle. Training needs to be emphasized at home with these breeds especially. Their individual "working" traits will be used against you. e.g pulling, possessiveness, etc.
A lot of love, time and patience is required.
Black Russian Terrier
Within this group: Boxer, Black Russian Terrier, Cane Corso, Doberman Pinscher, Rottweiler.
They need a lot of attention and training in order to become obedient and perform their duties.
These dogs were bred and developed for personally guarding, police/military/army dogs and sometimes rescue
Long haired coats need to be brushed often to prevent mats. Short haired coats need to be brushed occasionally .
The dogs in this particular category are: The Great Dane, Bullmastiff, English Mastiff, Neapolitan Mastiff, Tibetan Mastiff, Anatolian Shepherd Dog, Dogue de Bordeaux, Kuvaz, and the Portuguese Water Dog.
These dogs were developed and used mainly for fighting and hunting. Due to the high development of health issues within this group, they were used less for their main purpose. Some soon became guarding dogs, and others became huge loving pets.
Most of these dogs require an occasional brush, while the other with the double long-haired coats require more of a frequent brush.
The dogs within this group are: Bernese Mountain Dog, Great Pyrenees, Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, Komondor, Entlebucher Mountain Dog, Karlien Bear Dog and the Standard Schnauzer.
The dogs were mainly developed to keep livestock in standardized groups, for guarding and to preform duties that humans could not do.
These dogs require a daily brush and frequent ear cleaning because of the environment they live and work in (farms, mud, grasslands).
Karelian Bear Dog
Entlebucher Mountain Dog
Bernese Mountain Dog
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog
Dogue de Bordeaux
Portuguese Water Dog
Anatolian Shepherd Dog
Hip and elbow Dysplasia
Eye conditions such as; Ectropion, Entropion, PRA, Juvenile Cataracts
Bloating and Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Tumours and bone cancer
Hypothyroid and Autoimmune Thyroiditis
Immune diseases like VKH and Pemphigus