Friday, January 09, 2009

DJ And The Boys

If you are looking for a little adventure, stop by and visit our friends at DJ and the Boys.

Life can be exciting when you are living with two four-legged, high strung pals. There is never a dull moment and the entertainment is free. There is always something to investigate, sniff, chew and pee on. Adventure waits around every turn, if you are not in the middle of a nap on a comfy piece of furniture that is.

DJ is a Human. Raised by Humans.

Fuego is a Dalmation. The duties of this ancient breed are as varied as their reputed ancestors. They were used as dogs of war, guarding the borders of Dalmatia. To this day, the breed retains a high guarding instinct; although friendly and loyal to those the dog knows and trusts, it is often aloof with strangers and unknown dogs.Dalmatians have a strong hunting instinct and are an excellent exterminator of rats and vermin.In sporting, they have been used as bird dogs, trail hounds, retrievers, or in packs for boar or stag hunting.Their dramatic markings and intelligence have made them successful circus dogs throughout the years. Dalmatians are perhaps best known for their role as a fire-apparatus follower and as a firehouse mascot.

Mocha is a Weimeraner. Today's breed standards developed in the 1800s, although dogs having very similar features to the Weimaraner have been attested as far back as 1200s in the court of Louis IX of France. It is believed that Continental pointing breeds, particularly the Vizsla, and mastiffs were its ancestors. Like the Vizsla at the time, the breed was created exclusively for the nobility and alike. The aim was to create a noble-looking, reliable gundog. As ownership was restricted, the breed was highly prized and lived with the family. This was unusual, as during this period, hunting dogs were kept in kennels in packs. This has resulted in a dog that needs to be near humans and that quickly deteriorates when kennelled. The Weimaraner was an all purpose family dog, capable of guarding the home, hunting with the family, and of course, being loving and loyal towards children.

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