Queen Elizabeth's corgis are the Welsh Corgi dogs owned by Queen Elizabeth II and her parents, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and King George VI. Fond of corgis since she was a small child, Elizabeth II has owned more than 30 corgis since she became Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms in 1952.
The Queen Mother introduced a disciplined regimen for the dogs; each was to have its own wicker basket, raised above the floor to avoid draughts. Meals were served for each dog in its own dish, the diet approved by veterinary experts with no tidbits from the royal table. The corgis thus enjoy a privileged life at Buckingham Palace.
In 2007, Elizabeth II had five corgis: Monty, Emma, Linnet, Willow and Holly; five cocker spaniels: Bisto, Oxo, Flash, Spick and Span; and four dorgis (dachshund-corgi crossbreeds): Cider, Berry, Vulcan and Candy. Monty, Willow and Holly appeared in the 2012 Olympic opening ceremony when James Bond arrived at Buckingham Palace to escort the Queen to the event. Monty had previously belonged to the Queen Mother, and died soon after in September 2012.Wow -------- The Queen has more dogs than we do! HA. But she doesn't have Princess Frankie of Leesburg!
The Cane Corso is a large Italian Molosser. It is well muscled and looks better than most other mastiffs, tending less toward sheer bulk like the english mastiff and more towards definition like the original Old English Bulldog. The official Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) standard expects ideal dogs to stand 62–72 cm (24–28 in) at the withers, with females in the lower range and males in the higher. Weight should be in keeping with the size and stature of these dogs, ranging from 45 to 50 kg (99 to 110 lb). The overall impression should be of power, balanced with athleticism. A Corso should be moderately tight skinned; however, some dewlap on the neck is normal, and the bottom of the jawline should be defined by the hanging lip.
The Corso head is one of its primary features. Its muzzle should be as wide as it is long, and should be 33% of the length of the entire skull (a ratio of 2:1). This head size and type also means that a Corso has superior bite strength. Its ears are naturally dropped forward, but (where legal) many breeders crop them so that the remaining stubs are equilateral triangles, standing upright. Most Corsi have docked tails as well. The standard calls for docking at the fourth vertebra, although often they are docked shorter; this is considered an eliminating fault under the Italian FCI 343 standard.Cane Corso are easy to obedience train, have a willingness to please, and form a close attachment with their primary owner. As puppies, a Corso must have strong leadership and training, and although they easily learn the basic commands, any owner understands that the difficult part is controlling and moulding the Corso's strong protective instinct. Powerful and imposing, a Cane Corso is highly suspicious of strangers, and for this reason aggression should never be encouraged. Because of their need to keep the status quo, a Corso often dislikes new things, animals, and people, so the owner must be careful when introducing the dog to new places and people. Cane Corso tend to be a quiet breed, though they will bark at anything about which they are unsure. For the most part, they like nothing better than staying next to their owner all the time.
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What are Kitchen Sink Biscuits?
Kitchen Sink biscuits made from the in-between flavor runs. When we bake, there is a point where 2 flavors "overlap", part one flavor and part another. They are made from the same great ingredients we always use... we just are not sure of the flavor (yes... they do taste great). We bulk pack them and offer them at a great price! Offer ends 2/28/13.
OK everyone. This is it.......... who knew?
Pooch Smoochers unite for annual Portland Dog Kissing Contest
Honestly........ check it out and watch the video, but here is a picture of this year's winner of a Kissing Contest for Pooch Smoochers held annually in Portland, Maine
A Yorkie mix has stolen the show at a Maine dog kissing contest after sloppily locking tongue to lips with its owner for 45.8 seconds straight.
Beau, a 12-year-old Yorkie and dachshund mix was named the two-year running champion at the Ninth Annual Valentine's Day Canine Kissing Contest and Cocktail Party in Portland on Tuesday night.
If you can find your Mouse Person (I haven't seen mine in days and I'm beginning to worry)...... click on over to this web-site ---- or just Google Maine Dog Kissing Contest ...... and you can watch videos of the contest.
Why am I telling you this? Well for one, tomorrow is Valentine's Day, so I thought everyone might want to practice up, and two...... my Mom says I am a lousy kisser. Ha. I don't know how you rate dog kissing abilities, but it appears they do know in Portland, Maine, so I am seriously considering packing my bags and making a road trip.
Actually, I am wondering how many cocktails were consumed by the participants of the contest. I have a feeling that alcohol consumption may have a lot to do with the outcome.
In any event, in a never ending effort to bring you new and unusual news I thought that this would be a nice change. Mom says she thinks I should have stuck with hearts, flowers and a new collar selection. But then, this is the same Mom who says I am a lousy kisser, so I am sticking to my instincts here and offering up something different.
Love and Sloppy Kisses,
So remember....... grab your Mouse Person now. Click over to visit Wagatha's Web-Site You will be able to read all about how Mr. Norm decided to make dog biscuits ----- all organic by the way, and you can do some serious shopping.
Love and Licks,