Best Exotic Dog Treats
The best exotics are those that have been bred from the wild animals. These exotic breeds have their own unique characteristics. They may look like any other dog, but they possess special qualities that make them stand out among all others.
Some of these qualities include:
• Size – some exotic breeds are much larger than normal dogs; others are smaller than most dogs.
• Coloration – some exotic breeds come in many colors, such as black, brown, white, red or even green.
• Temperament – some exotic breeds are very friendly and affectionate while others are extremely aggressive.
• Odor – some exotic breeds smell bad, while others don’t.
• Behavior – some exotic breeds are docile and obedient, while others are very independent and willful.
These exotics have become popular with pet owners because they provide a variety of benefits to pets.
The mosaic is a cross between a Pomeranian and a Chihuahua. This breed gets its name from the unusual “mosaic” coat. Instead of one solid color, these dogs have patches of various colors all over their fur.
These include black, gray, tan, brown and white. These dogs are very small, weighing between three and seven pounds when fully grown. Their coats are soft and thick, but not wooly. Like all dogs in the toy group, they have a long muzzle rather than the “foxy” face of a Chihuahua or the flat face of a Pomeranian.
Four Paws Gourmet
These treats are made by Lord Jameson. They come in two varieties: Oven-Baked Four Paws Snack Sticks and Oven-Baked Four Paws Jerky Treats. Both of them are oven-baked rather than fried or baked.
These snacks help to satisfy a dog’s natural hunger for meat. These snacks can be beneficial to dogs that have food allergies to certain meats.
The Oven-Baked Four Paws Snack Sticks come in two sizes: Mini and Regular. The sticks are made from free range, grass-fed beef from Australia. They are then given a sprinkling of sea salt from the South Devon coast of England.
Lord Jameson’s Oven-Baked Four Paws Jerky Treats are made from free range, grass fed beef. The beef is cut into thin strips before being oven-baked to preserve the natural flavor of beef. These treats contain NO additives, NO by-products and NO preservatives.
Lord Jameson’s snacks are baked in the same bakery where his award-winning dog biscuits are baked. The huge ovens were shipped from 19th century England and were used to bake bread for jail and prison inmates.
Originally, these ovens were used to make bread for prisoners in the English jails in the 1800’s. Lord Jameson had these old brick ovens shipped over when he established his first bakery in America. More than a century old, these behemoths are still used to this day to create the delicious baked treats that win so many canine “Best In Show” awards.
Both types of treats come in a resealable bag that can keep the snacks fresh for up to a year. These bags can be easily folded and stored inside Lord Jameson’s signature red wooden toy wagon. This durable, long-lasting toy is designed for your pet to play with and chew on, but you should always be present when your pet is using it.
It is extremely durable, but should never be left with your pet unsupervised.
Though these snacks can provide hours of enjoyment for any dog, they can be harmful if ingested in large quantities. As with any edible product, these treats should be kept away from children.
Snack Sticks come in a resealable bag and should be refrigerated or stored somewhere cool until ready to serve to your dog.
Latex gloves are recommended when handling the jerky treats to prevent your skin oils from degrading the outer layer of the jerky.
Cow noses always point north.
English setters are excellent at finding ducks, but are notoriously bad at retrieving them.
The teacup Yorkie is a cross between a Yorkshire terrier and a Teacup Poodle. They average 6 inches in height and can be worth up to $1,000, but certain color variations can be worth up to $3,000.
A pug puppies are often referred to as “monkey faces” because of their short noses and wrinkled faces.
Dalmatians are born completely black, and it is only when they begin to grow older that they change color. They are born without the distinct Dalmatian spotted pattern.
The term “Setter” comes from the fact that these dogs would crouch on your shooting grounds (or set on them), pointing out where you should shoot.
The Small Munsterlander is one of three varieties of German pointing dogs and were originally used to hunt small game such as rabbits and hares. The name originates from the Munsterland area of Germany where these types of dogs were closely associated with the nobility.
The first Bloodhounds were brought to England from France in the 11th century.
Pug dogs have a great sense of hearing and can even hear sounds at twice the distance that most people can.
The earliest known reference to the St. Bernard breed of dog was made by the Swiss naturalist, geologist and biologist, Conrad Gesner, who called them “Bears Dogs” in his book “The Four-Footed Beasts”, which was published in 1555.
The name “Dalmatian” originates from the ancient city of Dalmatia, in what is now modern day Croatia. The city became famous because of the unique marble that was quarried there, with the region being famous for its high quality marble and stone work since the time of the Greeks.
St. Bernards were originally bred as rescue dogs in the Swiss Alps. The monks would raise these large dogs to aid travellers who were caught out in the snow.
The average dog can run at about 12 mph (19 km/h) for short distances, but only for a very brief time, as a human can run at about 27-31 mph for short distances.
It is illegal to mislabel a Munchkin cat as a new breed of cat.
Poodles were originally used as duck hunters in Germany.
Originally, the smallest dogs were bred as “secretary dogs” to be kept at the bottom of a nobleman’s sleeves in large sleeves and allowed to ride around in their coach. When the coach stopped, they would pop their heads out and alert the nobleman of convenient opportunities such as businesses that were open, or arenas that had short lines. They were eventually bred down to the size of fingers.
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel’s direct ancestor is actually a dog named Blenheim, who was owned by the Duke of Marlborough.
The Basenji is the only recognized breed of hunting dog that does not bark. It is also the oldest breed of dog.
The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is named after a character in a book written by Sir Walter Scott called “Guy Mannering.” The term “Dinmont” refers to a farm in the story.
The Norwegian Lundehund “Puffin Dog” can climb straight up a cliff face, but still can’t walk on a cobblestone street without falling over.
In 1014, during the Battle of Clontarf in Ireland, a dog named Bran saved the life of his master by killing a foe about to kill him. For this act, he was awarded a suit of armor and a steel sword.
The word “hazel” is Swedish for “dog.”
The smallest breed of dog is the Chihuahua, which is named after the state of Chihuahua in Mexico, where it originated.
In England, during the 1800s, many people believed that the Whippet and the Italian Greyhound were crossbreeds of the commonly used “hunting dogs” of the time.
The modern St. Bernard breed (as opposed to the ancient alpine rescue dogs) was created in 1896 by a Swiss dog lover named Eugene Beaumann. He crossed a Tibetan mastiff with a large sheepdog and later added a cattledog.
In 1923, at the school for scribes in New York, a student was doing an assignment on a piece of parchment that he was writing with a quill and an inky black liquid. The student was actually a dog, a Puli, who would shake his coat when he was done and leave no evidence that he had been working on the assignment at all.
In the 16th century, Queen Elizabeth I decreed that all stable boys must wear special identifying clothes when near the royal horses. She also declared that spitoon bearers were not allowed within 10 feet of her dogs without permission.
The first income tax in the U.S. was in 1861.
Washington’s population had swelled to 22,000 people and Congress needed a new source of revenue. Income tax was repealed in 1872.
The dog who won the most battles for the U.S. in World War I was Generalepresident Woodrow Wilson’s dog, Scotch.
While General Scotch got many soldiers through the war without a scratch, his fate was sadly sealed when he bit the hand of William B. Goggans, the assistant secretary to the Navy.
In the 1740s, in order to increase her standing with peasants, countesses all over Europe were photographed with common hunting dogs.
The first dog to earn the rank of sergeant was a German Shepherd mix in the U.S. Army during World War I.
He was named Sergeant Stubby and visited the White House after his tour of duty was completed in France.
When the first film with sound was premiered in 1928 starring the Marx Brothers, a poodle named Lionelle performed the only spoken line in the movie. “Hel-lo-oh-oh,” she says to Groucho.
A famous painting by artist Thomas Gainsborough shows a Springer Spaniel by the name of “Frances.” The painting hangs in the National Gallery in London and is worth $1.5 million dollars.
The first bomb-sniffing dogs used by the U.S. were sheepdogs.
These dogs were bred and trained at the University of Pennsylvania from 1942 to 1945.
The world’s smallest dog is a 2 1/2 pound Yorkshire Terrier named “Tiny.” The dog was owned by Norma Gould, whose husband, Harold, was the former vice president of the Hollywood movie studio, M-G-M.
Toys were found in the graves of ancient Egyptian kings such as Tutankhamen and Ramses. There is even evidence that the ancient Egyptians bred different-colored dogs as pets.
In the 1750s, the average life expectancy was 35. Dogs typically lived only half that long.
The average temperature of a dog’s body is between 101 to 102 degrees Fahrenheit.
The word “race” comes from the Latin word for “dog,” which is “canis.”
The Great Dane is the tallest dog. The smallest is the Mexican Hairless Dog, which stands under a foot tall and rarely weighs more than 18 pounds.
In France, it is illegal to name a dog Napoleon.
If a dog is bitten by a venomous snake, place the wounded member in hot water as soon as possible. This will help prevent the poison from spreading.
The longest recorded flight of a dog was by a New Guinea Singing Dog named Mugger. He flew 1,355 feet (412 meters) from a helicopter to the ground in1974.
In order to become a police K-9 officer, a dog must first take an exam. If it passes, it is then trained in several areas including tracking, finding drugs and weapons, and even attacking on command.
“The Sun Dog” was the first newspaper published for dogs. It was founded by Ben F. Wilson in 1935 in response to the popularity of “doggy newspapers” sold on street corners.
The first guide dog school, the Berliner Institut fÃ¼r Sehgeschdigte (“Berlin Institute for the Blind”), was founded in Germany in1914.
In the Middle Ages, people thought that dogs could smell witchcraft. Many people were burned to death as a result.
The smallest breed of dog is the Chihuahua. The largest is the Irish Wolf Hounds, which can weigh up to 180 pounds.
The richest dog in the world is believed to be Kalu, a red Tibetan Mastiff, owned by Li Yang, a real estate developer in China. It cost his owner $1.5 million.
Zelda, a black Labrador Retriever owned by Mike Stewart of Orange City, Florida, holds the record for traveling to space and back. She was launched aboard a Space Shuttle on April 7th, 2001, as part of a NASA stress test to determine how well dogs handle space travel.
A dog’s mouth is cleaner than a human’s. A human’s mouth has over 700 types of bacteria, while a dog’s has only 30.
The planet’s loudest animals are dogs. Their hearing power is stronger than any other animals’. Dogs can hear high-frequency sounds up to 45 kHz.
Humans can hear only up to 23 kHz.
The average dog can produce about 200 smells. A human being only about 5.
The tongue of a dog is covered with millions of taste buds.
Dalmatians are born pure white and they get their trademark spots when they are about three months old.
The oldest members of the Dog family are the Australian Dingo and the African Wild Dog. Both can live for about 10 years.
Greyhounds are the fastest breed of dogs and can run at speeds up to 45 miles per hour!
There are about 76.5 million owned dogs in the US.
The smallest dog in history was a Maltese named Milly, who stood about 2 inches tall and weighed only 4 ounces. She was bred by Elmer Hess, of Mahattan, Kansas, in 1922.
The average dog can run at about 16 miles per hour.
Almost every breed of dog is a member of the Spitz family. The family is made up of dogs with a distinctive wolf-like appearance.
Tibetan Monks raise dogs trained to act as hunting dogs, guardians and just general companions.
The world’s first recorded dog show was in 1859 in Newcastle, England. It consisted of just sporting and working dogs. Since then, many more breeds have been added, including the very popular French Bulldog.
The world’s smallest dog is a Chihuahua called Tinker Toy.
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