Discovering My Love For Dogs, Overcoming My Fear Of Them – # 1

Wild Discovery Week 4 : Discovering My Love For Dogs

This post, is not a wild find but a discovery about myself. The person who used to shiver when a dog would walk past me. And now I want a dog as a companion. The same girl ‘me’ who used to be extremely scared of dogs. I’m starting to see dogs in a whole new world, these days. I don’t see them in that four-legged-figure I used to see earlier. I see them differently. I see them as a friend, and not just that – I’m started to get past my fears. I’ve suddenly seemed to love them. For a playmate, companion, friend, and most of them all: family member.

Dogs can be your best friends. Your family member. Your best friend forever. Dogs will love you the way you are, they will not mind how you look, what you do. I’m really wanting a good friend these days, and I think if i’ll get a dog i’ll be really happy. Dogs are loyal, they support you when your down, they are a perfect companion.

“A person may not know how to love a dog, but every dog knows how to love a person.”

These days i’m obsessed with learning about dogs. Every night, when I go to sleep, I imagine my dog licking me. I’m playing with my dog, “good girl!”, I’m teaching him/her tricks. It’s one of those times for me, when you get a sudden interest in something, and you can’t stop thinking about it.

I’ve been reading about dogs a lot recently, so I wanted to share it with you: I’ll be sharing my favorite dog breeds, owing a dog, what to keep in mind, dog trades, solving dog problems, why does a dog do that answers, bringing home a puppy, how to stop your dog from doing something, which breed is the best for you, and dog website links, and – well, much more! There’s so much to share. Oh and, if you’re about to bring home a dog – well done! You clicked on the right link. You’ll get to know a lot of info. This will be my wild discovery of the week!

My Favorite Dog Breeds:

1. The American Eskimo

The American Eskimo Dog

Oh my goodness! Look how beautiful it is? So fluffy, white, smart. It’s a American Eskimo! It’s my favorite breed. I’ve almost decided that I’ll bring home a American Eskimo,(in the future). It’s an awesome dog. Lets learn about it →

  • These dogs are playful, reserved, protective, alert, friendly, very intelligent, and the biggest fact of them all; An excellent trick dog.
  • They were first used as ‘circus dogs’. Can you believe that? I told you – it’s a trick dog!
  • The American Eskimo Dog is a breed of companion dog originating in Germany. The American Eskimo is a member of the Spitz family.
  • The American Eskimo Dog is also an excellent watchdog, protective of his home and family.

American Eskimo Puppies!

Okay, okay. Control. Aren’t these the cutest thing ever!? Fluffy, white, round. I feel like cuddling it up right now! Right? These are my favorite pup from all the breeds. 

American Eskimo's Smile!

Such a bright, cheerful, and pleasant smiley smile! I think it’s even better than the Samoyed’s smile (listed below.)

About American Eskimos:

  •  Lifespan: 16 years
  • The Eskie learns quickly and is eager to please his owner, but requires daily exercise. Their voluminous coat sheds and needs to be brushed and bathed on a regular basis.

HEALTH:

  • In general, American Eskimo dog is a relatively healthy breed that lives a long life.

EXERCISE:

  • Very Active; This quick, curious dog needs regular exercise and mental challenges.

COAT & GROOMING

  • Their pure white voluminous double coat needs to be brushed and bathed on a regular basis.

NUTRITION & FEEDING

  • Good nutrition for American Eskimo Dogs is very important from their puppy hood to senior years.

Colors available in this breed: White, White & Biscuit

Children: 91 %

Training: 100 %

Other Pets: 80 %

Time Alone: 60 %

Readers, what do I say. I have a lump in my throat. I just saw this video on a American Eskimo giving birth. It’s licks it’s baby forever—day and night. The baby is like jelly. I couldn’t watch the last part – when new puppies were flushing out. It’s was such an jaw-dropping sight, guys! You’ve got to watch this.

American Eskimo Giving Birth Part 1 

American Eskimo Giving Birth Part 2

2. The Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever

The golden retriever is a beautiful dog. A large one, with it’s golden water repellent glamours double-coat, and it’s soft bronze color. It’s loyalty is amazing.

  • The Golden Retriever is a amazing dog. It’s reliable, friendly, kind, confident, trustworthy, intelligent, loyal, and devoted.
  • Golden Retrievers are used successfully in field trials, hunting, obedience, and as guide dogs for the blind.
  •  These dogs are rarely choosy eaters, but require ample exercise (of two or more hours a day).The breed is fond of play but also highly trainable.
  •  Like most large breeds of dog, Goldens have an abundance of energy and require plenty of exercise.

Golden Retriever Puppies!

Just look at these bronzy furry balls? These are really my 3rd favorite puppies of all the breeds. (1 and 2 listed above.) My favorite are those floppy ears – that’s what make them stand out. And that pretty pink tongue. Ohh, puppies are too hard to resist!

About Golden Retrievers:

  • Lifespan: 10-12 years
  • It’s not surprising that Golden Retrievers are one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States. Along with being exuberant and friendly, they are strong dogs and hard workers. Goldens are good at whatever they do, be it hunting, serving as guide dogs, working search-and-rescue, or being devoted companions. Though they are serious about their work, they also enjoy being downright silly!

Source

HEALTH

  • Golden Retrievers are generally a healthy breed.

EXERCISE

  • Very Active; This dog is active and energetic, and needs daily exercise.

COAT & GROOMING

  • The Golden’s water repellent double-coat sheds seasonally and needs regular brushing as part of his weekly grooming.

NUTRITION & FEEDING

  • Good nutrition for the Golden Retriever is very important from puppy hood to his senior years.

Colors available in this breed: Dark Golden, Gold, Light Golden

Children: 100 %

Other Pets: 98 %

Training: 98 %

Time Alone: 55 %

3. The Samoyed

The Samoyed

These are almost like polar bears! Fluffy and covered with a thick white coat, these dogs are very similar to the American Eskimo dogs(mentioned above.)  I love white dogs – this one has such a magnificent white color.
  • These white fluffs are gentle, adaptable, eager, friendly, lively, playful, alert, stubborn, sociable; conservative but never shy.
  • This breed is called Smiling Sammy, or Smiling Sam, because this dog is always smiling! In fact, one of the ways you can recognize this dog is with it’s smile—the black line of it’s mouth that curves upward. Also – it’s tail touches it’s back, so that’s also one of the ways you can recognize this pretty dog.
  • Sammies were bred for hard work in the world’s coldest locales. In the Siberian town of Oymyakon, for instance, temperatures of minus-60 degrees are common. The Sammy’s famous white coat is thick enough to protect against such brutal conditions.
  • Powerful, agile, tireless, impervious to cold—Sammies are drop-dead gorgeous but highly functional. Even their most delightful feature, a perpetual smile, has a practical function: The mouth’s upturned corners keep Sammies from drooling, preventing icicles from forming on the face.
  • Powerful, agile, tireless, impervious to cold—Sammies are drop-dead gorgeous but highly functional. Even their most delightful feature, a perpetual smile, has a practical function: The mouth’s upturned corners keep these dogs from drooling, preventing icicles from forming on the face.

Sammies Smile!

This guy has such a beautiful smile, I had to share it with you!

Sammies Puppies

Oh my goodness! What adorable puppies Sammies have. The pups are my second favorite from all breeds – first are American Eskimo’s (listed above.) 

About Samoyeds:

Lifespan: 12 – 13 years

Intelligent, gentle and loyal, Samoyeds enjoy being with their families; they are a great family dog. Read this website to know more about Sammies – you’ve gotta read it! I love it. It shows what’s good about them, what not, their trades, I can’t explain it here – there’s too much to read on that site!

HEALTH

  • Samoyeds are generally a healthy breed.

EXERCISE

  • Very Active; Samoyed are energetic, curious,  and independent; fenced in exercise room is a must.

COAT & GROOMING

  • The Samoyed coat can mat, and needs to be brushed weekly, more often during shedding season.

NUTRITION & FEEDING

  • Good nutrition for Samoyeds is very important from puppy hood to their senior years.

Colors available in this breed: Biscuit, Cream, White, White & Biscuit

Children: 85 %

Training: 78 %

Other Pets: 90 %

Time Alone: 50 %

4. The Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever

Such beautiful dogs. These dogs are great with kids, families, and more. I love their floppy ears!(like the Golden Retriever.)

  • Labrador Retrievers are Outgoing, Even Tempered, Gentle, Agile, Kind, Intelligent, Friendly, Labs play well with others.
  • The Labrador Retriever, also known as simply Labrador or Lab, is one of several kinds of retrievers – a type of gun dog.
  • The gentle, intelligent and family-friendly Labrador Retriever from Canada continues to be the most popular breed in the United States. Because of their desire to please their master they excel as guide dogs for the blind, as part of search-and-rescue teams or in narcotics detection with law enforcement.

Labrador Puppies!

Oh my god. Puppies are just..something else. Their soft furry coats, their soft floppy ears, their tiny bodies. This is the Labrador Puppy. Just, look at the picture! So— i don’t know. I just feel like squeezing those puppies right now!

DIfferent Colors of Labradors

Source

Labradors come in three colors: Black, Yellow, & Chocolate. I like the yellow best – how about you? The yellow can range, though – to creamy yellow, fox red, and such. Such a beautiful pic, guys. I love it. Also, click on the ‘source’ beneath the picture – that’s where it’s from, in a article which shows which color is best, Yellow, Chocolate, or Black. I simply just love yellow! They’re so adorable!

About Labrador Retrievers:

Lifespan: 11 years(adult)

The most distinguishing characteristics of the Labrador Retriever are its short, dense, weather resistant coat; an “otter” tail; a clean-cut head with broad back skull and moderate stop; powerful jaws; and its “kind,” friendly eyes, expressing character, intelligence and good temperament. – Source.

HEALTH

  • Labrador Retrievers are generally a healthy breed.

EXERCISE

  • Very Active; Labs are high spirited and not afraid to show it.

COAT & GROOMING

  • A double coated breed which sheds seasonally, regular grooming keeps his coat at it’s water-resistant best.

NUTRITION & FEEDING

  • Good nutrition for Labs is very important from puppy hood to their senior years.

Colors available in this breed: Chocolate, Black, & Yellow

Children: 98 %

Other Pets: 94 %

Training: 98 %

Time Alone: 57 %

Sumit Moghe, a blogger shares his beautiful heart warming story of his Labrador Retriever. His times with his dog along with wonderful pictures, and his death. It’s a beautiful short story. I could see my eyes swell up as I read it—it’s a must read. I had to blink my eyes before I could go on to anything else after reading his post.

So, those were my Favorite Breeds! I hope you found it helpful. All the information was from this website called AKC(American Kennel Club).  Guys, I mean, this is just a dog lovers website. From breeds comparison, to you vs breed, information of about 50 – 60 breeds – each breed has it’s own page, information, pictures, where it originated, and it’s just never ending. You’ve just got to check it out! I’ve been surfing through this site continuously – day and night!

I hope you found the information helpful. My part 2 will show more breeds, more information, and much much more. They’ll be a full series! In my part 3 I’ll be sharing ‘why does my dog do that”?” answers, how to potty train a puppy, how to make him sit and stay, how to stop it from biting, and much much more. See you in the next part – part 2!

You know when you write about something that you really like? Like this topic—dogs was for me. I love it so much, I didn’t mind writing a whole series – a 2000 word post—nothing. You can just keep writing, and writing, and writing.

I love dogs. How about you?

Do you have any dogs? If yes, which breed?

I am really planning to take a dog when about 2 years. I can imagine it cuddling in my lap right now, licking me. I get the feeling that there’s a little American Eskimo puppy out there, waiting for me to pick him up. I love you doggie, I’ll have you someday.

Don’t forget to read my other wild discovery posts!

A Wild Discovery And An Art: A Tribute To A Fallen, Old Giant

In the Middle of a Tropical Storm! #WildDiscoveries (plus, a WILD announcement)

Wild Discoveries From My Yard: Mycorrhiza Fungus

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8 comments

  1. Khiyali says:

    Hi, Pari!
    I am scared of dogs, but maybe I’m getting a little braver now. I think if the dog doesn’t come too near me, or doesn’t try to play with or bark at me, I’m not as scared.
    There are these two dogs we know who are very tiny, and I’m not scared of them too much. One of them rolls onto her back for me to scratch her. She never gets tired of it!
    Maybe eventually I’ll get over my fear of dogs some more, like you. (Though I don’t know about actually getting one :-).)

    Good luck with getting a dog!!!! And maybe you can bring him/her next time we meet….
    – Khiyali

    • Khiyali says:

      P.S. The second picture of the American Eskimo looks like a mistmaker! (Mistmakers are really cute and nice (fictional) animals, who really love music. They love it so much that whenever they hear it, they sigh, and they make mist. I think the mist comes out of their mouths. The mist is very useful, too, but that’s not the point. They are from a book called The Secret of Platform 13.)

    • Parinita says:

      Hi, Khiyali! Sorry for my late response. It’s lovely to see a comment of yours on my blog after a long time 🙂

      Even I was really scared of dogs when I was little (and just a while ago, too). But I’m getting much better at it. Hopefully, after a year or so I won’t be scared of them at all. I’m working on it, day by day.
      I’m super excited, and mainly I think every single bit of my fear for dogs will go away – My friend here in Goa is getting a Golden Retriever pup in Dec, maybe. Socializing with dogs will make me more free with them.

      Ha ha! Thank you. We won’t get a dog now, as Sufiana is small, so it’s tough for us to handle a dog as of now. Will probably get it in a 2 – 3 years. I can’t wait 😀 Maybe your fear for dogs will go away soon, too! Good luck <3

      ~ Pari
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  2. Chachi says:

    Hey my pari,

    Such a lovely blog on Dogs. I loved it. Yes, dogs are the best pet u could ever have i guess. They r very friendly and a family member. When we had got Louie we really
    thought that it s pomeranian, when u said that its american eskimo we googled it out learnt many things about it 🙂 Thats why i was wondering why it is so super active
    it will never rest for a minute. It always wants someone to play with it continuously. Here comes golden Retriever, i have always loved this breed. I always used to
    day my pappa to get Golden Retriever but we never got a chance 🙁 Ohh man sammies puppies are so damn cute. Thy r like all soft toys in the pic u shared. And Labradors
    r really kind and their hair r really soft like velvet. I should say my Sunny(Labrador) is so gentle it always wants someone to be wth it all the time and cuddle it
    and show love to it. Dogs are so adorable. We have 3 dogs at my hometown. I really want to keep one and even chachu loves dog so much, i should say more than me. I want to talk more n more about dogs 😀 I ll share the pics with you like from childhood with which and all dogs i have been with 🙂 This post is really really awesome my dear.

    Love u,
    Chachi

    • Parinita says:

      Dear Chachi,
      Thank you! I loved writing this so much. I wrote it with so much interesting – when you write something with your interest it turns out nice. I’m dearly in love with dogs, these days 🙂

      Yeah! Looking at Louie, I can see how active it is. But, it’s just ADORABLE! I wish I was there with it right now 🙁 Can’t wait to come to Blore and meet all of you, soon 🙂

      I’ve changed my mind – Golden Retirievers are truly my favorite. I’m always reading up about them.They’re loyal, friednly, energetic, and a perfect compainian. I saw Lucy the Golden Retiriever’s pic on WhatsApp that you shared, she’s truly beautiful. Ohh, I can’t resist!

      Yes, Labrador’s are wonderful, too. In my friends Society, there’s one named Rex. He’s so handsome! It handshakes, too. It’s really muscular. They’re really high-energy dogs.

      Me, you, and Chachu are dog partenrs! I’ll have so much fun when I come to Blore and see those dogs 🙂 I can play with them all day!

      Omg, you read my mind! I can talk about dogs, all day. We’ll be a perfect dog fit, together! I always want to talk about dogs with Mamma and Pappa. When I want to, I call it the ‘The Dog Talk’!

      Ooh, I’d love to see the pics! Share it with me soon. Love you tons Chachi, I’m truly delighted you liked this post.

      Dogs are wonderful. I love dogs 🙂 I CAN”T wait to get one, soon! 😀 My friend in Goa is maybe getting one in Dec. I can’t express how excited I am. Meeting more dogs will make me even more free towards a dog, and I’ll get to see more on getting a dog, and having a dog at home. But hey, more than getting my own, I’m excited to see Lucy and Louie more than anything 🙂

      xoxoxo
      ~ Pari
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  3. Pallergy says:

    There are so many kinds of dogs if you want one. Knowing the character of a dog you want is a good thing. There could be cute, adorable, even little dogs. Always know what would be appropriate for you so that you will have much fun with your pets. Also, know their kinds so that you’ll be aware of what they did or what can they do.
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