Tag: Japan

Stress in Performance Dogs: What We Can Learn from Fukushima. Studies show that dogs that have experienced stressful or traumatic events can show signs of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Studies show that dogs that have experienced stressful or traumatic events can show signs of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)     This Jack Russell Terrier doesn’t look stressed on course. Does your dog? Photo courtesy of ¬†ContactPointPhotography.com. Dogs that experience stressful or traumatic events can carry psychological trauma. Walk through any postmeltdown Fukushima dog shelter…

New Zealand Dog Breeds. The Huntaway!

Image credit: WIKI This breed is fast becoming a favorite of mine.Similar when fully grown to a Beauceron, the Huntaway is a large, strong breed used for sheep herding tasks in New Zealand. The Huntaway is usually black and tan colored and were bred to use as sheep dogs because of their loud deep bark…