Grooming is an important part of your dog's health program. "Grooming" is a word used to describe shampooing, drying, hair cutting, nail trimming, ear cleaning and anal gland expression. Mats are removed and dead hair brushed out. Not only does grooming make your dog clean and odor free, but it also stimulates the blood supply to the skin, giving your pet a healthier and shinier coat.
At the end of a movie, television program or even a commercial, you may see the "No animals were harmed" credit, which is issued only by the American Humane Association. The credit is common today in Hollywood, but a tragic history lies behind it. Since 1877, the American Humane Association has fought for animal welfare.
The Portuguese water dog is not yet common in the United States, although it is steadily rising in popularity especially since the Obama's obtained a dog for their daughters. The current "first dog" in the White House is a Portuguese water dog named "Bo". As the name implies, the breed hails from Portugal where it is a much loved and hard working companion of fishermen.