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Dog Breeds That Can’t (And Shouldn’t!) Swim

Dog Breeds That Can’t (And Shouldn’t!) Swim

Bulldog - These great family pets are fun and affectionate, but they need to be kept out of the water, as they can’t swim. They have a barrel chest and a short, pushed in face. Those features, together with their short legs, mean they can’t support themselves in the water. This is also true for other types of bulldogs such as Frenchies. Corgi - The thick bodied Corgi has short legs just like the Bulldog, and they just can’t keep his heavy body afloat.  Boxer - While this breed is athletic, his facial features make him a non-starter in the…
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How To Teach Your Dog To Swim

How To Teach Your Dog To Swim

Most dogs enjoy playing in water and their enjoyment, and yours, can be increased by making sure your dog knows how to swim and is safe in the water. Besides, it’s great exercise and a good way for your dog to cool off on a hot day. Of course, some breeds just natrually take to water and usually become excellent swimmers. The water loving breeds include the retrievers and spaniels as well as poodles, who were originally bred as hunting and retrieving dogs. Other breeds are just not built for the water or for swimming. These breeds include the bulldog,…
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