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The Wonderful Golden Retriever

Posted by Silver Lucy on 27th Nov 2020

The Wonderful Golden Retriever
THE WONDERFUL GOLDEN RETRIEVER Dogs are living, breathing representations of culture, time, and society. As we know them today, dogs are inexplicably tied to those who developed the breeds for particular tasks. Some breeds exist entirely due to one person, and some breeds are products of specific classes or cultures. Civilization is the intersection of people and their environment, and the same can be said about the dogs. They have coats to survive the local climate, and characters that fit into the day's social needs, and body styles developed to navigate native terrains. Dogs are reflectio …

Relationship between Dogs and Humans

Posted by Silver Lucy on 20th Nov 2020

Relationship between Dogs and Humans
The Relationship Between Dogs and HumansMost dog lovers know that life is better with a dog, and there are various studies showing humans improve when dogs are around. Recent research shows that it is emotionally and physically beneficial to own a dog. Recently, there have also been studies showing that dogs enjoy being around humans just as much as we enjoy being around them!Science shows that owning a dog can actually extend your lifespan! Studies published between 1950 and 2019 have undergone a comprehensive review, and it was found that those owning dogs have a lower risk of death. Dog own …

The History of German Shepherds

Posted by Silver Lucy on 13th Nov 2020

The History of German Shepherds
The History of German Shepherds The existence of the German Shepherd hinged on one chance meeting. Without this, we would not have the loyal, hard-working pups we know and love today. …

What are Service Dogs?

Posted by Silver Lucy on 6th Nov 2020

What are Service Dogs?
What Are Service Dogs? Our dogs are an important aspect of our lives. We care for them, and they care for us in return by working with us in various capacities and acting as faithful companions. Studies have shown that even being around dogs provides health benefits, like increasing fitness, lowering stress, and improving overall happiness, something any dog lover can attest to. Service dogs do all of these things and also perform specific tasks for individuals with disabilities. During the last decade, the use of service dogs has increased significantly, and so has the skills service …

The Symbolism and History of Dogs

Posted by Silver Lucy on 30th Oct 2020

The Symbolism and History of Dogs
DOGS RELATIONSHIP TO HUMANS THROUGHOUT HISTORY Dogs have played a central role in culture and religion throughout history, often symbolizing faith, loyalty, love, guidance, protection, and fidelity. Human history is intertwined with the domestication of dogs, going as far back as 15,000 years! Interestingly, in 1914, two human skeletons were discovered in Oberkassel, Germany, alongside a wolf's jaw bone.  However, in the late 1970s, these remains were re-examined and reclassified as belonging to a domesticated dog! The findings also confirm that the Oberkassel dog is a direct ances …