November 24, 2017

Breed Profile: Yorkshire Terrier

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by Lauren R. Tharp Known as “Yorkies” to those who love them, the Yorkshire Terrier originated in Yorkshire, England (how appropriate, no?) where they were originally used to catch rats in clothing mills. Perky, fun, and utterly adorable, this toy breed was first recognized by the AKC in 1885 and currently reigns as the third [...]

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Breed Profile: Siberian Husky

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One of the oldest breed of dogs in the world, Siberian Huskies originate from Siberia, where they were bred to pull heavy loads across harsh, freezing conditions. Once they made it to Alaska during the Gold Nome Rush, Huskies became famous for their dog sledding abilities, but did you know that their outgoing and gentle [...]

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Second Chance Chauncey

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Another wonderful year has gone by. Why not ring in 2013 with a new love in your life by adopting a homeless pet? Check out your adoptable dog of the week, NYC: Meet Chauncey. Chauncey here is a two year old purebred Beagle.  Just like most of her breed, she is very vocal.  She is [...]

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Not Slowly But Shirley

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December begins tomorrow and with the holidays fast approaching, why not consider opening your home and give the gift that keeps on giving – animal adoption. Not only are you opening a spot for a homeless animal at the shelter but you’re also enriching your life with a bundle of constant love and affection. So [...]

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Breed Profile: Great Dane

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Known as the “Apollo of all dogs,” Great Danes are a very old breed dating back to the ancient Egyptians and Chinese. Drawings of dogs resembling the Great Dane appear on Egyptian monuments and currency from 3000 B.C., and descriptions a similar dog can be found in Chinese literature from 1121 B.C.  With their huge [...]

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Breed Profile: Boxer

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by Lauren R. Tharp Originally used for dog fighting, the Boxer would stand on its hind legs, striking out at its opponent with its front paws like, well, a boxer!  Officially recognized as a breed in 1904, the Boxer is currently the 7th most popular breed in the United States.  Many celebrities have taken a [...]

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Rottweiler Profile

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by Lauren R. Tharp Opinions of Rottweilers vary wildly.  While many remember Alexandra Day’s Good Dog, Carl children’s book series, still more remember the breed as the “evil” dogs from The Omen. The one thing everyone seems to agree on?  Rottweilers make excellent guard dogs!  Most commonly used as guard dogs, this breed is also [...]

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Happy Hilda

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Today is March 23rd which means it is National Puppy Day! Do you need another reason to consider pet adoption today? If adopting a new furry animal isn’t in your immediate plans, please visit one of the many local New York City animal shelters or rescues and give these homeless animals some desperately needed attention. [...]

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Lucky Dog

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Next week is Turkey day, NYC, and on behalf of everyone here at NewYorkCityDog.org, I’d like to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels! Now, here is your adorable adoptable dog of the week: Lucky. Cutie pie Lucky here is a 1 year old Beagle mix. This playful boy was found abandoned and [...]

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Breed Profile: Chihuahua

Chihuahua Profile by Lauren R. Tharp The Chihuahua: Little Dogs with Big Attitudes While Chihuahuas don’t actually have Mexican accents like they do in the movies and on television, they do originate from Mexico. Chihuahua, Mexico, to be specific (go figure?). Recognized by the AKC in 1904, Chihuahuas are estimated to be the oldest—and smallest!—breed [...]

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