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New research was released and it found that owning a dog could be beneficial heartwise:

People who own dogs may live longer and benefit from improved cardiovascular health, new research has found. The lower risk of death associated with dog ownership could be explained by an increase in physical activity and the decreased depression and loneliness, both of which have been connected to dog ownership in previous studies.
“We know that social isolation is a strong risk factor for worse health outcomes and premature death. Previous studies have indicated that dog owners experience less social isolation and have more interaction with other people,” said Tove Fall, D. V. M., professor at Uppsala University in Sweden. “Furthermore, keeping a dog is a good motivation for physical activity, which is an important factor in rehabilitation and mental health.”

Researchers found that compared to non-owners, dog owners experienced a:
• 24% reduced risk of all-cause mortality;
• 65% reduced risk of mortality after heart attack; and
• 31% reduced risk of mortality due to cardiovascular-related issues.
Plus owning a dog can lower blood pressure.
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style...47081.html
https://newsroom.heart.org/news/dog-owne...eview=82d2
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My dog approves of this thread! Heartflowers

Seriously, they do bring a lot of joy into one's life and they are better than a home alarm system for alerting you to possible threats.

Love my pooch!
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Might go to Greece for a week to help out at this rescue.



"The LORD will take delight in you, and your land will be married" Isaiah 62 In January 2020 he said, "This is my daughter in whom I am well pleased". I know the bible to be true because dogs are more compassionate than rich people. Chuckle When I get my dog I know what name it will be and so does he.
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I am conflicted about whether I get another purebred or another pound pup.

I AM getting a dog.

Either

Rhodesian Ridgeback
Australian Sheppard
Blue Heeler

Or a mutt.

Think for yourself

...tell the person next to you ..You Love Them.
Knock and the door will be opened.

Cognitive Dissident...
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(10-08-2019, 12:25 PM)Frigg Wrote: I am conflicted about whether I get another purebred or another pound pup.

I AM getting a dog.

Either

Rhodesian Ridgeback
Australian Sheppard
Blue Heeler

Or a mutt.

You can't make a bad choice. You will know your pooch when you see him.
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(10-08-2019, 12:25 PM)Frigg Wrote: I am conflicted about whether I get another purebred or another pound pup.

I AM getting a dog.

Either

Rhodesian Ridgeback
Australian Sheppard
Blue Heeler

Or a mutt.

If you go to the pound to get a dog and three dogs love you, how do you make up your mind?

Heartflowers

I met a beautiful dog the other it was a poodle border collie cross, I was done for, head over heels.

I keep meeting other people's dogs, I should ask them next time, do you ever require anyone to dog sit when you go on holiday, I'd look after your dog.

Chuckle
"The LORD will take delight in you, and your land will be married" Isaiah 62 In January 2020 he said, "This is my daughter in whom I am well pleased". I know the bible to be true because dogs are more compassionate than rich people. Chuckle When I get my dog I know what name it will be and so does he.
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Every Mutt I have gotten has been top notch.

They KNOW you rescued them, and they don't forget it. Loyal to the death without hesitation.

You can't buy loyalty. You have to earn it.

...every Pure breed has been fantastic too.

I'm Conflicted but eager.

Think for yourself

...tell the person next to you ..You Love Them.
Knock and the door will be opened.

Cognitive Dissident...
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I've got to get rid of that damn feral cat Hitler. Little bastard likes clawing at my patio door to demand food. Off to the pound with him.
Striving for greatness and a pinnacle of honor
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(10-08-2019, 12:46 PM)Lobster Boy Wrote: I've got to get rid of that damn feral cat Hitler. Little bastard likes clawing at my patio door to demand food. Off to the pound with him.

Chuckle

Think for yourself

...tell the person next to you ..You Love Them.
Knock and the door will be opened.

Cognitive Dissident...
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(10-08-2019, 12:25 PM)Frigg Wrote: I am conflicted about whether I get another purebred or another pound pup.

I AM getting a dog.

Either

Rhodesian Ridgeback
Australian Sheppard
Blue Heeler

Or a mutt.

Get a mutt...
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