Meet the Breed: The American Eskimo Dog

764px-American_Eskimo_DogThe American Eskimo is a strikingly beautiful dog both for it’s appearance and lively personality. Made popular as a circus dog in the 1930s and 40s, this dog excels as a performer in a family setting or in agility training.

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Meet the Breed: The Alaskan Malamute

Alaskanmalamute0bThe Alaskan Malamute is a large dog breed originally bred for use as a working dog including as a sled dog.  They are sometimes mistaken for a Siberian Husky due to color and markings, but in fact are quite different in many ways including size, structure and personality.

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Meet the Breed: The Afghan Hound

Afghan HoundI’ll admit it. I’ve always wanted an Afghan Hound because my Barbie Doll had one. And I wanted Barbie’s pretty life. But Afghans are more than just a pretty face, though you can bet that luxurious coat takes some work!

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Meet the Breed: The Affenpinscher

AffenpinscherThe Affenpinscher is a balanced and sturdy breed. They are a combination of charm and spunk, with a great deal of courage and boldness. The Affenpinscher is often considered the “class clown”. Affenpinscher is German for “monkey terrier”. In France they are called “diablotin moustachu”, meaning “little moustachioed devil.” Both names aptly describe the face and temperament.

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Meet the Breed: The Miniature Schnauzer

SchnauzerObviously, we have to give a shout out to the breed that is also one of the official mascots of BaxterBoo.com! The company was named after the owner’s mother’s pet, Baxter Boo, a black miniature Schnauzer. It was simpler to use the silver version for illustrative purposes, but he is the perfect portrayal of a sophisticated, well-bred dog.

Let’s learn if the Miniature Schnauzer is the dog breed for you!

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New Year, New You With Help from Your Furry Friends!

new yearsIf you’re like the folks here at BaxterBoo, you’ve had a few too many treats over the holidays, but looking at the New Year, you’re thinking about getting back on track to a healthier lifestyle and making this year the best year yet! Being the pet lovers that we are, we know that the healthier living can be even more fun when including your pets.

The are several things people consider when trying to live healthier lifestyles: eating better, getting exercise, making new friends, and making smart money choices. Read on to discover how your critters can contribute to living the healthy life you’ve always wanted. Continue reading

A Christmas Miracle for Biggie, an Abandoned German Shepherd

BiggieAs you may recall, my friend Eldad Hagar with Hope for Paws, is one of my favorite animal advocates. He gets calls about abandoned animals and somehow gains the trust of these poor, sweet creatures so they can be gently apprehended. He records these rescues on film with simple, low-tech videography. The rescues show us the power of love and patience, and that hope isn’t just an empty promise.

This video is especially touching to watch with a community pitching in together to save an abandoned German Shepherd. The dog is a big, sweet, but nervous boy who is very brave to submit to the rescue efforts out of a dangerous situation. This clip also features rare footage of Eldad, who is normally hidden behind the camera, so this is a treat!

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