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Did You Know? Dog & Puppy Fun Facts
  • It costs $6,400.00 to raise a medium-size dog to the age of eleven.
  • Dogs pant to regulate their body heat, but they also have sweat glands in their feet.
  • Counting only dogs which are registered officially with kennel clubs, the most popular breed of dog in the United States is the Labrador Retriever, followed by Rottweilers and German Shepherds.

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Dog & Puppy Tips & Tricks...
Does your dog dig up your yard? Try burying a water balloon in one of the holes which will pop in its face when it starts digging and surprise him enough that hopefully he will think twice before he digs again.  Try to remember that digging is a natural tendency for dogs, so build a sandbox and encourage your dog to dig there.  Place the sandbox in an area that is cool in the summer and warm in the winter.  To teach your dog to dig in the sandbox, bury some treats or favorite toys.  Praise him when he digs there.  When you find him digging elsewhere, take him to the sandbox and show him that he should dig there.

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Did You Know?

The Papillon is small, friendly and elegant toy dog. The Papillon is a dog of fine-boned structure, light, dainty and of lively action. A Papillon is distinguished from other breeds by their beautiful, butterfly-like ears. The Papillon is very devoted to their masters, with a hearty spirit making them desirable for show or companionship. The Papillon is hardy and usually long lived. They adapt to almost any climate and are comfortable in an apartment as well as the country. The Papillon is a good traveler. They love to be with their family. A Papillon should be friendly, happy and eager to please. Did you know the Papillon ranks number one Toy Dog in obedience.
Submitted 10/31/05 by Mrs. Butler Ron petsales@gmail.com

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Dog & Puppy Humor, Jokes & Cartoons

The following ad is reported to have gotten numerous calls...

SINGLE BLACK FEMALE... Seeks male companionship, ethnicity unimportant. I'm a svelte good looking girl who LOVES to play. I love long walks in the woods, riding in your pickup truck, hunting, camping, and fishing trips, cozy winter nights lying by the fire. Candlelight dinners will have me eating out of your hand. Rub me the right way and watch me respond. I'll be at the front door when you get home from work, wearing only what nature gave me. Kiss me and I'm yours. Call xxx-xxxx and ask for Daisy."

Callers found themselves talking to the local Humane Society about an eight-week-old black Lab.

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    This guy sees a sign in front of a house, "Talking Dog for Sale."  He rings the bell and the owner tells him the dog is in the back yard.  The guy goes into the back yard and sees a mutt sitting there. "You talk?" he asks.
    "Yep," the mutt replies.
    "So, what's your story?"
     The mutt looks up and says "Well, I discovered this gift pretty young and I wanted to help the government, so I told the CIA about my gift, and in no time they had me jetting from country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and world leader, cause no one figured a dog would be eavesdropping. I was one of their most valuable spies eight years running. The jetting around really tired me out, and I knew I wasn't getting any younger and I wanted to settle down. So I signed up for a job at the airport to do some undercover security work, mostly wandering near suspicious characters and listening in. I uncovered some incredible dealings there and was awarded a batch of medals. Had a wife, a mess of puppies, and now I'm just retired."
    The guy is amazed. He goes back in and asks the owner what he wants for the dog.
    The owner says "Ten dollars."
    The guy says he'll buy him but asks the owner, "This dog is amazing. Why on earth are you selling him?"
    The owner replies, "Because he's such a liar.

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Two dogs walk up to a parking meter.
One dog says to the other dog, "Well, will you look at that!  Pay toilets!"

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Dog & Puppy Stories & Poems

A Wonderful Story
Dogs & Heaven
Author Unknown

     A man and his dog were walking along a road.  The man was just enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead. He remembered dying and the dog had been dead for years.
     He wondered where the road was leading them. After a while they came to a high white stone wall along one side of the road. It looked like fine marble.
     At the top of a long hill it was broken by a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight. When he was standing before it he saw a magnificent gate in the arch that looked like mother of pearl, and the street that led to the gate looked like pure gold.
     He and the dog walked toward the gate, and as he got closer he saw a man at a desk to one side. When he was close enough he called out, "Excuse me, where are we?" "This is heaven, sir," the man answered. "Wow! Would you happen to have some water?" the man asked. "Of course, sir. Come right in and I'll have some ice water brought right up."  The man gestured, and the gate began to open.
     "Can my dog come in too?" the traveler asked. "I'm sorry, sir, but we don't accept pets. The man thought a moment and then turned back toward the road and continued the way he had been going. After another long walk, and at the top of another long hill, he came to a dirt road which led through a farm gate that looked as if it had never been closed. There was no fence. As he approached the gate he saw a man inside, leaning against a tree and reading a book.

     "Excuse me" he called to the reader, "Do you have any water?" "Yeah, sure, there's a pump over there." The man pointed to a place that couldn't be seen from outside the gate. "Come on in."
    
"How about my friend here?" the traveler gestured to the dog. "There should be a bowl by the pump."  They went through the gate and, sure enough, there was an old fashioned hand pump with a bowl beside it. The traveler filled the bowl and took a long drink himself. When they were full, he and the dog walked back toward the man, who was standing by then, waiting for them.
     "What do you call this place?" he asked.
     "This is heaven," was the answer.
     "Well, that's confusing," he said, "the man down the road said that was heaven too."
     "Oh, you mean the place with the gold street and pearly gates? That's hell."
     "Doesn't it make you mad for them to use your name like that?"
     "No. I can see how you might think so, but we're just happy that they screen out the jerks who'll leave their dogs behind.

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Dog tags ring, are you listenin'? 
In the lane, snow is glistenin'. 
It's yellow, NOT white - I've been there tonight, 
Marking up my winter wonderland. 

Smell that tree? That's my fragrance. 
It's a sign for wand'ring vagrants; 
"Avoid where I pee, it's MY pro-per-ty! 
Marked up as my winter wonderland." 

In the meadow dad will build a snowman, 
following the classical design. 
Then I'll lift my leg and let it go Man, 
So all the world will know it's 
mine-mine-mine! 

Straight from me to the fencepost, 
flows my natural incense boast; 
"Stay off of my TURF, this small piece of earth, 
I marked it as my winter wonderland.

Author Unknown

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    A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell.  He painted a sign advertising the pups and set about nailing it to a post on the edge of his yard.
    As he was driving the last nail into the post, he felt a tug on his overalls. He looked down into the eyes of a little boy.
    Mister," he said, "I want to buy one of your puppies."
    "Well," said the farmer, as he rubbed the sweat off the back of his neck, "these puppies come from fine parents and cost a good deal of money."
    The boy dropped his head for a moment. Then reaching deep into his pocket, he pulled out a handful of change and held it up to the farmer.  "I've got thirty-nine cents. Is that enough to take a look?"
 "Sure," said the farmer.
 And with that he let out a whistle, "Here, Dolly!" he called. Out from the doghouse and down the ramp ran Dolly followed by four little balls of fur.
    The little boy pressed his face against the chain link fence. His eyes danced with delight.  As the dogs made their way to the fence, the little boy noticed something else stirring inside the doghouse. Slowly another little ball appeared; this one noticeably smaller. Down the ramp it slid.  Then in a somewhat awkward manner the little pup
began hobbling toward the others, doing its best to catch up.
    "I want that one," the little boy said, pointing to the runt.
    The farmer knelt down at the boy's side and said, "Son, you don't want that puppy. He will never be able to run and play with you like these other dogs would."
    With that the little boy stepped back from the fence, reached down, and began rolling up one leg of his trousers. In doing so he revealed a steel brace running down both sides of his leg attaching itself to a specially made shoe.
    Looking back up at the farmer, he said, "You see sir, I don't run too well myself, and he will need someone who understands."

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FUN STUFF FOR PET LOVERS

Who says that because we're a "business" we can't also have FUN?

The staff at Internet Pet Supplies are great at humor, quotations and trivia which relates to our pets and other animals. Sometimes we spend a little "too much" time at these pass-times!

These pages of Internet Pet Supplies website are devoted to the humor and fun that is daily found in living with our animal companions.

FELINE TRIVIA

Facts and trivia about cats and kittens.

CANINE TRIVIA

Facts and trivia about dogs and puppies.

PET READING Interesting articles and tips for pet owners
PET HUMOR Jokes, riddles and stories about pets
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American Kennel Club
A great selection of breeds, photos, articles, and more for dog lovers. Includes a special section just for kids, with information about responsible dog ownership and fun activity and coloring pages.

Animal Names
You may know that a doe is a female deer, but did you know that a female swan is called a pen? You'll find many more names for animals, their babies and the groups they live in at this site, plus information printouts on each.

Animal Planet
No matter what your favorite animal is, there's a good chance you'll find it at Animal Planet. Explore animals by subject, learn more about your dog or cat with the pet guides available, play fun games, and much more.

Animals of the World
At this site you can learn about mammals, reptiles, insects, birds, and fish, and then play games to test your knowledge.

Animaland
If you love animals, you'll find a lot to like about this site! Read animal stories, watch a cartoon, or get tips on how to take care of your pet with one of the many pet care guides available. You'll also find games, news, and articles about careers in the animal field.

Bats Bats Everywhere
Learn about bats, where they live, how they help humans, common bat myths, what they eat and lots of other batty facts.

The Birmingham Zoo
See RealVideo movies of the animals, visit and learn about the animals, and go on an African Safari. Includes animal pictures you can print and color.

Bow Wow Meow
Just get a new puppy or kitten and can't quite figure out what to name it? Get ideas from this site by searching for pet names by category or alphabetically. Also includes top 20 names, a photo gallery, and even a dog age calculator!

Cats! Wild to Mild
Learn about cat facts, biology and behavior. Traces the history of the cat from wild animals to America's number one pet. Includes curriculum for teachers.

Creature Feature
Learn about animals like hippos, cheetahs, koalas, and more at this great National Geographic site. You'll find lots of fun facts on each animal, plus pictures, videos, and even postcards you can send to a friend.

Discover the Oakland Zoo
Home to over 300 animals from 50 different species. Study pictures, descriptions, facts, go on a safari, and play Animal Scramble.

Dog Training Basics
Professional dog trainer Pam Young shows you her secrets for encouraging good dog behavior, properly training your pet, and how to keep your dog safe and happy. Includes words of wisdom, and other helpful tips.

Endangered!
The American Museum of Natural History presents an exhibition which lists endangered animals, and discusses the causes for their disappearance.

Exploratorium: Frogs
Did you know that the ancestors of modern frogs roamed the earth for 190 million years? Learn more about frogs, the myths surrounding them, the research done by scientists, and more, at this information-rich site.

Extreme Science
Where is the deepest spot in the ocean? Which creature is the strongest? Want to know what the fastest land animal is? Take a look at this site for answers to these and other scientific record-breakers!

Fish FAQ
Do fish sleep? Are sharks always hungry? You can find the answers to these and hundreds of other interesting questions at this site.

Frogland
Like frogs? Then you're in luck, because we've got a great site for you! You'll learn all kinds of fun frog facts, find tips on how to care for a pet frog, play games, read a frog fable, view frog art, color, and more. Leap on over!

Grizzly People
Timothy Treadwell has lived among the Alaskan grizzly each year during the spring to autumn months since the late 1980s. Learn about the animals he studies and see his photos and videos. Includes a special kids section, bear safety tips, and more.

Horse Breeds
Here's a great resource for horse lovers! From Abyssinian to Zhemaichu, there are over 200 breeds of horses you can learn about at this site. Most are accompanied by multiple photographs and detailed descriptions.

How to Love Your Dog
Three collies show you how to care for a dog, what they cost and need, basic training, how to teach them tricks, and lots more. Great for dog lovers.

Infrared Zoo
The Infrared Zoo shows what animals look like in a whole different light. See what birds, reptiles, and mammals look like in the infrared, and learn how animals use fur, blubber, and feathers to insulate themselves.

Kids Go Wild!
Did you know that a cheetah can run nearly 70 miles per hour? Learn more about the cheetah and other wild animals through facts and photos, play games and color online, and learn about the threat of extinction some animals face. From the Wildlife Conservation Society.

Kip and Co.
Join Kip the koala to learn about Australian wildlife like the kangaroo, emu, and kookaburra. You'll also find online games, an interactive story, and pictures that you can print and color.

Kratts' Creatures
Explore the fascinating and funny 'creaturnalities' of creatures the world over. Includes an episode guide, creature of the week quiz, and more.

OWLkids Online
Puzzles, facts, animals, science activities, jokes, fun and more with age specific areas for kids and parents.

PBS: Nature
Each week, PBS presents an excellent web piece based on the TV series Nature. Subjects cover all aspects of nature, animals, and even pets. Included are teacher's guides, videos, games, previous features, and more.

Penny's Place
Follows the development of a puppy named Penny who is training to be a guide dog. Shows how puppies are selected to be guide dogs and more.

Planet Pets
Visit this site to find thousands of pet photos and descriptions, along with tips on grooming, care, and the costs associated with owning a specific pet.

Print 'n' Go Coloring Book
This National Geographic coloring book site has dozens of great animal pictures for you to color, featuring everything from owls to octopuses, and cheetahs to chimps!

The Rudiments of Wisdom Encyclopedia
Includes thousands of cartoons covering almost anything you'd like to know! Originally drawn over a period of 14 years for the Observer newspaper, you'll find information on animals, art, entertainment, music, science, sports and 16 other subjects.

Sounds of the World's Animals
A cow says "moo" right? Not in all languages! See how people from around the world interpret and say animal sounds in their language. Then listen to the animal itself for the animal's expert opinion of how it sounds!

Switcheroo Zoo
Visit this Zoo-illogical park and create silly creatures by switching the head, legs, and tails with those of other animals. Over 6500 wacky combinations are possible.

Tama and Friends visit Petfinder
Looking for a pet? Petfinder.com helps families find and adopt one at their local animal shelter. Includes tips and articles on how to select a pet, an easy-to-use search tool, and of course, fun game and coloring activities with Tama and Friends!

Teletubbies - Animal Sounds
The Tubby Control Panel makes different animal sounds when the levers are pulled. There are 6 animals to choose from. Again, again!

Woof ! It's a Dog's Life
Here's a nice site for dog lovers with tips on how to train your pet, stories, a quiz, and more. Based on the PBS television series.

Zoboomafoo
Join the Kratt Brothers, Zoboomafoo, and the rest of the Zobooland gang for animal games, coloring, and more. Some games require Shockwave.

Canines Dogs Puppies


Canines Dogs Puppies DoggieFun.com Dog Photo Gallery Canine Contests Pet Supplies Resources for - DoggieFun.com - dog park photo gallery, contests, prizes and much more!...

Canines Dogs Puppies German Pinschers - German Pinschers by Dots Lil Windamirs Kennel...

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A New Puppy - Introduces puppies as life-long pets. Discusses dog names, dog breeds, and how old a puppy is in dog years....

ABLEdogs - An e-mail group for people who are owned by disabled animals....

Canine Companions for Independence provides information about service dogs, - Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained Assistance Dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality...

Canine Genetic Diseases Network - ...

Canines.com - Dogs & Training - Dog training, online career school, trainer directory, canine behavior solutions...

CyberCanine.Com: Natural Dog Grooming Products, Dog Biscuits, Canine Treats - We manufacture all-natural handblended botanical dog shampoos, mists, aromatherapy candles, herbal ointments and organic gourmet dog biscuits that are wheat and yeast free!...

Deaf Dogs - Connie, India, Hogan, & Georgia welcome you ! We are so glad you came! "(There are) none so deaf as those who will not hear." (adapted) Mathew Henry, Commentaries, Jeremiah 20 (1708-1710) Meet Hogan ...

deaf dogs atlas - Deaf dogs atlas - profiles of deaf dogs and their people. Find people in your area to turn to for advice, education, and encouragement....

Dog AID (Assistance In Disability) - Dog AID helps people with disabilities to train their own pet dogs to become obedient companions, and to work as Assistance Dogs....

Dog Beach Dentistry - animal dentistry, veterinary dentistry - Mobile veterinary dentistry services for dogs, cats, and exotics. Services include root canals, crowns, fillings, orthodontics, periodontal surgery, and dental radiology....

Dog food slection, feeding tips and diet information for canines - Dog food selection, feeding tips, and special diet information helps readers make choices about good nutrition for their dogs...

Dog Hause - Animal Fun Stuff -- Quotes, Proverbs, Superstitions, Rules of Thumb, Idioms, Humor, Beliefs, Fun Facts, Neuter Information, Sounds, Fonts & Clip Art, Paw Book, Books for Sale, Pet Products for Sale...

Dog therapy - Animal Fitness Center - Canine Swim Therapy - Swimming therapy for your dog. Treatment and rehabilitation including: arthritis, hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, geriatrics, muscle regeneration, pre post surgical conditioning, special services....

DoggieFun.com Dog Photo Gallery Canine Contests Pet Supplies Resources for - DoggieFun.com - dog park photo gallery, contests, prizes and much more!...

Doggon Wheels - Gateway Page - Welcome to Doggon' Wheels, where we treat pets like family!...

Dog's Health - Pet Health, Hip Dysplasia, Arthritis Joint Problems in Dogs - Offers animal health and pet care resources for canine limping, arthritis and hip dysphasia....

Dogs Health Directory - Dogs Health Directory...

Dogs With Jobs - Site of Hit TV Series, Dogs With Jobs. Featured on Oprah. In-depth info on working dogs and pets. Dog health, training, breeds, jobs, video clips......

dogsaver.org - free web space for non-profits - dogsaver.org - free hosting for non-profit rescues, shelters, and other dog-related causes...

German Pinschers - German Pinschers by Dots Lil Windamirs Kennel...

Good Dog Magazine - CLICK ON THESE QUICK LINKS: Free Sample Issue Article Library Allergy Solutions The Dog Food Book Featured Stories Search You've found Good Dog! Magazine Online ... your independent source for dog n...

I-Love-Dogs.com - Free Resources For Dog Lovers! - Free Dog Stuff, Dog Fun & Games, Dog Webmasters, Dog Health, Care Dog, Community Dog...

Mystic Pup - This site is devoted to animals: blind dogs, animal rescues, animal assisted therapy,canine health....

National Dog Registry - Protecting the nation's pets against loss and theft since 1966 - America's oldest and largest pet recovery system registers dogs, cats, horses, goats, ferrets--all species of animals.  ...

North Star dogs - Dedicating to breeding, training and placing golden and labrador retrievers with children who face special challenges. Our placements focus on using North Star dogs to help meet our clients' goals...

Puppy Health and Dog Care Directory - Directory of sites about dog health, training, and behavior. Link to read information about choosing a puppy and how to buy dog food, and purchase dog supplies....

Sanctuary for Senior Dogs - The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to old dogs Welcome to The Sanctuary for Senior Dogs web site OLD DOGS, GREAT FRIENDS...

Tender Loving Canines, Assistance Dogs - CA - A unique Assistance Dog School, service dogs tailored to the handler's needs...

Twyla's Friends - Canine Rescue and Adoption - Twyla's Friends - Canine Rescue and Adoption - Kingwood, TX...

Wells dogs - Obedience training, in your home instruction, therapy dog training, assistance dog training, puppy selection, animal behavior seminars, boarded training...

Working Dogs Cyberzine - The ultimate information resource for real dogs - The international magazine for and about working and sporting dogs -- and the people who love them....


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