IF YOU HAVEN’T ENTERED THE TREAT GIVEAWAY, GO DO IT NOW! Opens in a separate window.
A big thanks to Jackie, at Pooch Smooches, for today’s A to Z Blogging Challenge idea. The hope, with this challenge, is to find new blogs, and new readers, so introducing you to the concept of what happens here at the Jones Natural Chews blog is important up front. One of the things I talk about weekly, or nearly so, is dog breeds.
I’ll be sprinkling in photos I’ve taken over time while talking about what the posts entail.
Typically a breed post will introduce readers to a specific dog breed, though we’ve discussed mutts here in the past. I talk about the specific traits of a given breed. Size, disposition, coat, etc.
I talk about the pros and cons of owning the breeds. Things like grooming, life span, disease, socialization, energy levels.
I also talk about the treats I think each breed might be partial to. Since I attempt to only discuss breeds which I actually photographed, I’ve usually given that dog some Jones Natural Chews and have an idea of what they might like. And Jones is great about labeling most of their treats with the size range of dogs which they’re suitable for.
And since Jones Natural Chews are all natural and made in the USA, it’s only a matter of determining which treat your dog will like best!
Bottom line? I want each dog owner, each family, to be educated, know what they’re getting into before introducing a new furry family member to the clan. That little Dachshund or Maltese may be the cutest puppy ever, but is it the right dog to grow up with small children?
And that Great Dane might be adorable, but will it make a good apartment dog? How long will it live? What are the health concerns?
The Australian Shepherd is a sweet little ball of fluff and energy now. Will it ever calm down? How much training and work will it require over the long haul?
And how much responsibility should your children have in raising the dog? Is it really fair to make that a stipulation in keeping any pet, to require the child do the bulk of the work? Is it fair to the child OR the dog? No. Decidedly not.
So that’s what breed Wednesday posts are typically about. I’ve included links to the posts I’ve written in the past about the breeds pictured here. You can also search, below, for specific breeds. If I haven’t covered a breed you’re interested in, I always recommend both the AKC site and Dog Breed Info. Good coverage between the two.
And don’t forget to enter the treat giveaway! Your dog will smile.
EDITED: Vlad and Barkley’s Dee’s comment below is important when considering breeds!
Until I write again …