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  • 18 Sep 2016
    Basenji- The Ancient African Dog Breed

    by Elizabeth Prater The Basenji is an interesting dog, said to be one of the most unique breeds in the world. It actually belongs in the category of hound dogs. The Basenji is sometimes called, ...

  • 24 Aug 2016
    To Crate or Not To Crate?

    by Healey Lockett   I recently read a post by a trainer who said crates were completely unnecessary. That in 38 years of training she had never once used them…except for that one time when ...

  • 20 Aug 2016
    Mr Baggie Lure Coursing in Salem

    by Lita Long   Lure Coursing has been around for eons of time and is great cardio for all dogs. It can be endurance building, strength building and just flat out fun for your dog. A great ...

  • 13 Aug 2016
    The American Gentleman: Boston Terrier

    by Rebecca Kramer   The Boston Terrier is a small, short-muzzled dog native to the United States. Playful and good tempered, they make excellent family pets and “apartment dogs”. Their short ...

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  • Vet Therapy Dog Shot By Neighbor for Scaring Turkeys

    Mary Farr and Josh Fonzi have only lived in Sherwood for a week before their neighbor, 66 year old Marvin Masayuki Abe, shot their Sonny, a 15-month-old German Shepard, who is a therapy dog for Josh Fonzi, an Iraq war veteran. Abe claimed the dog was on his property scaring his turkeys. The dogs weren’t in the...

  • Metro’s Dog Ban- Good or Bad?

    By Robert Hudson In 1995 and again in 2006 Metro proposed two bond measures to acquire land for future parks. This was widely supported by Portlanders, but what was never disclosed  to the public was Metro’s plans to make all the parks prohibited to dog owners even though the trails on the purchased lands has...

  • Hannah Rent a Dog Gets a Black Eye

    by Robert Hudson   If you live in Oregon, and particularly around greater Portland, chances are you have heard about Hannah the Pet Society, an organization that leases pets and includes healthcare and diet.  Since the company’s beginnings it has been in the cross hairs of pet welfare activists that cringe at the very idea...

  • Kids & Dogs-Should being deemed “not good with kids”  be a death sentence?

    By Candace Bailey   Hopefully over the coming weeks and months, we’ll get to know each other here – me, the fledgling blogger, and you, the audience and fans of OregonDogLife.com. To that end, let me tell you a little bit more about myself.   In addition to having six dogs, my husband Bill and...