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An Explanation of Common Dog Registries

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With so many dog registries out there and so many initials, it can be overwhelming when figuring out which registry to choose for your new dog.

Why Register A Dog?

Why is it important to register your dog? Well, it’s totally up to you, as the owner, whether or not you choose to register your dog as well as what registry you choose to use.

Dogs that will be bred and their offspring sold should be registered so that ancestry can be recorded. Also, there are many sporting events, shows and other dog competitions that will require your pup to be registered in an approved registry in order for him or her to participate.

If you don’t plan on breeding or showing/competing your dog then you may opt-out to register him, which is just as well.

If you choose to register your dog, however, you will need to decide which registry to use. This decision can be a bit overwhelming if you haven’t had past experience with the process.

Some registries have better reputations than others. While other registries only accept certain dog breeds. In this article, I will list and explain three of the most popular dog registries in the United States which are the AKC, UKC, and CKC.

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I Will Never Buy Another Bag of Kibble Again: A Raw Diet It Is

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raw feeding vs. kibble

Take a look at this picture.

Now imagine yourself as a furry four-legged dog.

A hungry, furry four-legged dog.

If you could only choose to eat the contents out of one of these bowls, which one would you choose?

Bowl 1: hard, dry, processed, grain filled, byproduct containing kibble

or

Bowl 2: fresh, fragrant, healthy, yet delicious, melt in your mouth, raw meat

Me?

Well, I would choose Bowl 2 of course.

And so would my dogs.

This is what they eat every day.

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Tips for Calming an Anxious Dog

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Some dogs have nervous, fearful, and anxious tendencies.  The reason for this can be caused by a few things.   If you bring a new dog into your home it’s important to be able to notice a scared dog and know how to help them cope.

How To Notice Signs of Anxiety

These traits can manifest in the form of shyness or even aggression. Anxious dogs can also become destructive. Signs of anxiety are trembling, whining, growling, panting, elimination, hypersalivation, excessive barking, and destruction.

If the dog shows signs of aggression towards strangers, children or other dogs, they should be closely monitored because they can harm someone else out of fear.

What Causes Canine Anxiety?

Some dogs have generalized anxiety which means that they’re anxious regardless of what the circumstances are. Poor socialization as a puppy or owner abuse is a common reason for why an adult dog would behave this way most of the time. Other dogs only get anxious during certain times like when traveling, boarding, during thunderstorms, trips to the vet, or grooming.

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