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Domesticated canines commonly kept as pets. Please mention the breed / sex / age in your question if you feel it might assist in getting a more focused answer.

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Are there really more pitbulls than German Shepherds in USA?

According to https://mygermanshepherd.org/global-gsd-population-how-many-gsds-are-there-in-the-world/ 4,6 % of all dogs in USA are GSD and according to https://dogbitelaw.com/vicious-dogs/pit-bulls-...
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Dog jumping over neighbors fence, into an enclosed space that's still on their land separated by a smaller fence [closed]

I am the owner of a German Shepherd and my roommate has a Lab. Currently I am living in a rental home with a backyard that is contained by a 3 foot wired fence. There is no privacy, but we didn't mind ...
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Why is our dog showing more aggression outside of our condo

My fiance and I live in a 1 bedroom condo at the moment. Prior to moving in I had got a female pitbull. Her name is baby and she's going on 4 years old. When she was about 7 months old my sisters ...
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Why does my puppy like to lick my older dog's mouth (inside!)?

I have two female stray dogs, one is 5 yo, and the other one (the puppy) is almost 2 yo, and my puppy likes to lick my older dog's mouth. And when I say mouth, I mean INSIDE the mouth, like the teeth ...
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How much and how often to feed my dog?

My dog is about 5 months old. His childhood teeth are already lost, and he has grown a new set of teeth. My dog is not a small breed kind. When fully grown up, he would be a bit bigger than a German ...
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Can a dog go into heat again after just 2 months?

We've got a small dog that is now ca. 8 months old an we had her for 2.5 months. Shortly after we got her she went into her first heat. We assume that when we got her she was already in the pre-heat ...
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Young dog is too excited to greet other people; what can we do?

TL;DR; Young dog is so attracted to other people that it becomes unsafe. He rushes to greet them, apparently expecting reward, and we have trouble controlling him. What can we do, apart from isolating ...
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Why did my first time mom German Shepherd eat puppy #8 from her newborn litter?

I purchased my AKC registered western German Shepherd from a reputable kennel in Romania where I had previously purchased her distant cousin. This was her first litter and she’s 2 1/2 years old. She ...
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How Can I Get My Dog to Relax In the Car Again?

My dog has never been as gung-ho in the car as my last dog who sadly died of cancer much too young. The faster you went the happier she was. But I digress...I was driving with my dog, Bear, around ...
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Can I play an audio of a small puppy's whining or crying to calm a neighbor aggressive dog?

My neighbor's dog barks loudly and continuously whenever it hears the sound of my typing on the computer keyboard inside my house. The dog lives in the neighbor's backyard 24 x 7 and can hear that ...
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2 dog owners - one night owl, one early riser

My SO and I are adopting a 6-year-old (male) Parson Russell Terrier. We live in an apartment, and are buying one dog bed for the main living space, and one in my office (a small bedroom). In the main ...
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Anti barking device produces ultrasonic sound that does not goes through a wooden fence. How to stop neighbor's dog from barking?

My neighbor's dog barks very often and loudly during the night time because the dog is in my neighbor's backyard 24 x 7. Therefore, we lose about 30 minutes to 1 hour of sleep every night. There is a ...
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Responsible parasite treatment in dogs (UK)

Preventative parasite treatments cover a wide range of nasties from worms to fleas. However, most contain fipronil or imidacloprid, which are banned in farming because of their seriously damaging ...
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Changing blood values o female dog (ALT, ALKP) after infusion - liver cancer?

I have a dog that has not been eating well for a good two weeks. In the course of the treatment, it turned out that certain values in the dog's blood were elevated. These included alkaline phosphatase ...
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A street pet dog is having a skin problem. Can any one suggest a general medicine for it?

I'm quite glad there's a stack exchange for dogs. This dog lives near my house and after seeing his condition I contacted the animal help center but they didn't respond so I'm trying to help. I'm ...
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How to keep a dog occupied that doesn't like toys / fetch?

One of my dogs doesn't like or know how to play with toys / fetch. He was already an adult when I adopted him (5 years old). He really likes walks, and I do take him on a long walk at lunch time, but ...
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Why does my dog sniff plant's

My dog keeps sniffing plants in the night when I watch movies or YouTube, since I don't want to watch YouTube or Movies in the morning. Everytime I watch in the night, he keeps coming to my plants and ...
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Can (big) dogs eat small portions of chocolate cake?

My friend's birthday party was a month ago and they had chocolate cake. At the end, there was a bit left over and they said they would leave it for their dog. I asked if this is ok (because I have a ...
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Acquaintance will be having his guard dogs fed spicy food by a stranger so they "learn not to accept food and comfort from strangers". Legitimate?

He mentioned that he will be doing this while training his new dog. He uses his dogs to guard his place of business overnight... He assured me that it's an actual training technique to "prevent ...
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Rewards worked too well. Dog only goes potty outside if I'm watching

I adopted a 6-year-old Jack Russel that the previous owner let pee on the carpet. At first, he would go inside whenever he felt like it. I've gotten him to the point where he'll hold it until he goes ...
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How can I help my 2 Border Collie puppies (3 years old) learn to play with my older toy-breed dog (12 years old)?

I have two 3-year-old puppies that I got when they were just a couple of weeks old. I also have a 12-year-old Pomeranian-Chihuahua male whom I've had for a lot longer, and who seems to have been ...
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How to tell if a dog's fur is matted?

I have two tamaskan dogs. One is shorthaired, and the other, Lyra, has long fur like a malamute. I try to brush them out regularly, but she has a kind of wiry undercoat where each hair has a lot of ...
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Can Free Roaming Dog be antagonizing the crated dog thus causing her to pee in it?

We have a two year old BC rescue and adopted an Aussie rescue several months back and who will be one year old in a month. The Aussie was a bit tough to train as she instinctively needed to mark. ...
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Is a female dog licking her vulva always a sign of a problem? Or can it be just pleasure masturbation (not an issue)?

I think my dog is sometimes masturbating by licking her vagina very passionately while making humping motions while she is in heat. Can a dog actually do this for pleasure to themselves (i.e. there is ...
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How can I stop my puppy from barking in her crate while I'm away?

I have a Brittany that is 7 months old that barks when she is in her crate when I'm away (I have a webcam set up so I can monitor her while I'm gone). She knows that she only gets let out once she is ...
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Does cutting a dog's hair "wrong" really ruin the coat forever? [duplicate]

We have a Cairn terrier who has had many haircuts, always with an electric razor and scissors. We were told it should have been hand stripped from birth and now that it's been cut once, it's ruined ...
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Is an Australian Wolf Spider bite dangerous, particularly to small dogs?

In my backyard I have started to discover more and more, what appears to be "Wolf Spiders" - I know there are many many species of these, so for reference, my location is Western Australia. ...
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Get rid of fleas on my dogs

I have 15 dogs, they are strays, 3 live near my friends apartment, 6 in a nearby park, and 6 near my apartment. They have fleas and when they scratch, it causes a wound. What do I do to get rid of ...
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Sudden behavioural changes and aggression in my dog

I have a large mixed breed intact male dog that will turn six months next week. His father is a purebred American Staffy and his mother is a daniff (great dane x Neapolitan Mastiff). He is usually ...
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Will it harm our relationship with our dogs if we are away for three weeks?

My wife and I have two dogs, a 1-year-old female and a 2-year-old male. We are planning a road trip for July that will take three weeks. We would really like to bring the dogs with us, but the ...
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Dog obsessed with the back door

We have an 18-month old Papillon. He is generally well behaved and learns things quickly. The problem is that about 8-months ago, another cat was bullying our cat to the point where he was afraid to ...
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Is it a different procedure for a spay during heat than one not during?

We're considering having our small Cairn spayed. However, as she's in heat, the vet added an extra charge which is some multiple of the spaying itself. The charge is just "spay in heat". ...
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Help! My dogs are bored >.< [duplicate]

So my dogs are super spoiled. They literally had everything they wanted growing up. Got a new stuffed animal like every week till they got bored with them after a year or two. Used to go crazy for ...
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Dog doesn't give any signs and refuses to pee outside. What should we do?

My wife and I adopted a former stray, 2yo Golden Retriever mix. Most of the day, he's pretty lazy and not active and we are trying to potty train him. Our problem is that this dog has not given us ...
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Can my Labrador eating plant dirt signify a vitamin deficiency even though he's slightly overweight?

I have a 6.5 year old male chocolate Labrador, sterilized, who currently weighs about 38kg. When he was younger he weighed about 35kg but at some point he reached almost 40kg. I'm not certain he looks ...
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My dog is chewing everything yellow

My dog does not chew much. But recently, it seems like she wants to utterly destroy everything yellow. She ripped apart pencils, yellow alligator wires, etc. Why does she chew those, and why does she ...
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Puppy grinds her teeth

At five months, my miniature schnauzer puppy has most of her adult teeth come through. The teething process has taken a few weeks and there have been no problems. Until now? In the last couple of ...
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Has the behavior of dogs and cats towards each other changed significantly in the past 50 years?

When I was growing up 50 plus years ago, it was pretty much a given that dogs would chase cats -- it was almost like a chemical reaction, owners couldn't control the dog and you simply had to keep ...
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How to prevent my dog from licking turf at the dog park

I have an 11 year old non neutered goldendoodle. We just moved to the city and there is a dog park there with artificial turf. I noticed that he often sniffs the turf very intensely (nose practically ...
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Dog afraid of water bodies (not water / bathing)

My 1 year old mongrel is perfectly fine with water and getting baths, etc. However, he is terrified of water bodies like lakes, the ocean, etc. For example, I recently took him to a lake and he was ...
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Why even though I give biscuits to street dogs they bark at me?

Everyday in morning I go to one place and on way I meet many dogs I mean street dogs not pets.i generally take 4 biscuit packets with me. I give 1 packet to my own home bucket where my own street dogs ...
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What can I do for mange-infested dogs while travelling?

I've been travelling through Mexico for a month now, and I often come across street dogs in bad states, especially with mange (not sure what kind) and secondary infections from this, and often with ...
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vet recommended surgery to fix something that doesn't seem to be causing dog any pain

I got a new dog about a month ago (9yo yorkie) and I took her to a new vet and they said that she has a luxating patella and recommended that a $3,172.44 surgery be done to fix the issue or else she'd ...
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Surprise attack by Dog

So here's the situation: I have a black male lab, currently 1.5 years old. We meet many small kids while taking walk. Usually, the kids taunt my lab and call him "kukur"(literally means &...
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Shih Tzu with food aggression behavior problems

I have a male Shih Tzu dog that is just over a year old (not neutered), and he has food aggression behavioral problems. We got him when he was just a month old, and he tends to be a picky eater (maybe ...
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Problem teaching my one-year-old Rottweiler how to "drop it"

Even after several months I seem to be having a problem teaching my one-year-old Rottweiler how to "drop it", basically try to get her to drop anything that she shouldn't have. Our dog ...
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I accidentally hurt my dog , I don't know what to do because she's scared of me now [duplicate]

I accidentally hit my dog. I feel absolutely disgusted and horrified with myself. I was mad at alot of things and I was hitting my pillow, and she was at the other end of my bed playing so I thought ...
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Why do a dog's anal glands smell like fish?

What is the correlation between the two scents, chemically and otherwise?
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Why shouldn't you give dogs pork, lamb, poultry and fish? [duplicate]

I have, at an uncountable number of times, been told that you shouldn't feed dogs pork, lamb, poultry and fish. The reason is that the dog will eat the bones, and the bones will fragment (as opposed ...
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Is giving your dog dental food as a snack between meals rather than mixing it with the regular food more effective?

My dog had dental cleaning at the veterinarian a couple of weeks ago, and I was recommended to give him a certain brand of dental food that has fibers which supposedly clean the teeth when bitten onto....
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