A Beginners Guide to Rottweilers
The rottweiler, also referred to as the Butchers Dog, is a medium to large size dog breed, native to Germany. Owing to their intelligence, rottweilers have become one of the most sought after dog... More > breeds in the world. Though they were predominantly used as herding dogs, their use to pull carts carrying livestock or meat was also quite common. Today, the dogs of this breed are more popular as guard dogs and family pets, and a large part of the credit for this goes to their temperament.
Rottweilers can grow to a height of 22 to 36 inches, and gain a weight of around 90 to 110 lbs. As in most of the animal species, male rottweilers are larger than their female counterparts. Generally, they sport a black coat with a hint of tan or mahogany, which is quite hard and thick. On an average the litter size for this breed is 8 to 10 puppies, but a litter comprising ten or more puppies are also seen at times. The average life span for this dog breed ranges between 10 to 12 years.< Less
A Beginners Guide to Scottish Terriers
From personal accessories and dressy clothing to putting up pictures of them on billboards and advertisements, the Scottish terrier is one dog that conjures images of his highland home, Scotland.... More > Scotties in black or plaid are painted or even sewn on skirts and barrettes, greeting cards and purposes, wrapping paper and sweaters and dozens of different items in between. But the nature of the Scottish terrier is not very consistent with this public image as a trendy, stylish trademark. Instead, he is a lot like the folks back home in his native country - independent, and stoic - this terrier is fully equipped with fierce loyalty to his master or mistress, stubbornness and an insane need for privacy.
All in all, these qualities make the terrier a very good companion. At least, President Franklin D. Roosevelt thought so. What's more, the White House of today is also graced with the presence of this jaunty, self-confident breed.< Less
A Beginners Guide to Salamander Care
Salamanders are amphibians that resemble lizards in appearance. Even though they have almost similar body shapes, both are entirely different. While lizards have scaly bodies, salamanders have smooth... More > skin without scales. Salamanders are mostly found in and around water bodies. These animals are classified under the order Caudata, which consists of ten families that are again grouped in three suborders. There are more than 500 species of salamanders that are found across the globe, especially in temperate regions. In fact, these animals are found in almost all continents, except Australia and Antarctica. Even most of the African regions do not have any species. Most of them are found in North America.
Now you know that these amphibians are mostly found in and around water bodies, like ponds, streams and lakes. While most of the adults are found to be terrestrial, some are aquatic and others are arboreal.< Less
A Beginners Guide to Raising Goats
Animal husbandry, is one of the oldest profession that has been taken up by mankind. This profession has been highly instrumental in providing the mankind with meat, milk and leather. Today, there... More > are many scientific techniques that have been introduced in the animal husbandry, which has made the activity more fruitful and economically successful. Farming of goats for milk and meat supply is one such technique.
The domestic goat, which is also known as Capra aegagrus hircus, was domesticated from the wild goat, when man started settling down and started the development of civilization. It has been suggested that one of the initial attempts of domesticating and rearing goats started in Eastern Europe and Asia.
This book covers everything you need to know about raising goats such as:
- General Information About Raising Goats
- How To Take Care Of A Newborn Goat
- How To Milk A Goat
- How To Breed A Goat
- Pygmy Goats
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