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  • Frostbite or congelatio in medical terminology is the damage that is caused to skin and other tissues due to extreme cold. When the environmental temperature drops below 32°F (0°C), blood vessels close to the skin start to narrow or constrict.

  • This is a lively dog with a playful personality that demands to be with people and in the thick of things—and isn't above a bit of high-energy mischief.

  • Shepherds are intelligent and can learn almost any task. They have big hearts and often attempt to perform a request even if it's beyond their physical ability.

  • Easy care in the grooming department, they are high maintenance mentally, demanding a lot of attention and daily play or work time. They are not fussy as to which, as long as it involves exercise and their favorite person.

  • The German Wirehaired Pointer is an intelligent, eager-to-please breed. Like most sporting dogs, he needs outlets for his considerable energy. He has a mind of his own and can be quite a clown.

  • When you bring a new puppy into your home there will inevitably be a period of adjustment. Your goals are to help your puppy to quickly bond to its new family, and to minimize the stress associated with leaving its mother, litter mates, and former home.

  • The Giant Schnauzer is not the most affectionate guy on the block; he won't cuddle up to you on the couch as readily as other dogs do. Despite such reserve, he nevertheless becomes deeply and strongly attached to his people, and can be fiercely protective of those he loves and their property.

  • “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Dogs, like people, need routine medical exams to stay healthy. Since dogs age more rapidly than people, they need well-health check-ups not once, but twice a year. To really stay on top of things, you can you can give your dog a quick and easy home exam between scheduled veterinary visits.

  • Curious, courageous, and calm (for a terrier), the happy-go-lucky attitude and gentle nature of the Glen of Imaal Terrier help him adjust to just about any living situation, as long as he can spend time at your side every day.

  • The Golden's gentle face and alluring charisma is an invitation to play. If you're reading a book, you're liable to find a paw in your lap, followed by another, then your face covered with kisses.

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