ExpertIconDog.bmp (39270 bytes)Be An Expert: Dogs
        Last Updated 9/27/2008

1. Dog Vocabulary     5 Points
Define these words associated with dogs

breed
crop
purebred
fleas
pedigree
kennel
mongrel
dock
feathering
rabies
distemper
mutt
registration papers
obedience training



2. Seven Major Dog Breeds  10 Points

         Major Dog Breed                        Characteristic of Breed                       Example      
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


3. Dog Breed Behavior     5 Points
Match the dog breed to its behavioral characteristic.

_____ Alaskan Malamute                 a. A good swimmer

_____ Cocker Spaniel                     b. Cocker Spaniel

_____ Otterhound                          c. Good for mountain rescues

_____ Rhodesian Ridgeback            d. Good in hot weather

_____Saluki                                  e. An incredibly fast runner

_____ St. Bernard                         f. Skilled at hunting and retrieving birds

 

4. Dog Breed Investigation     10 Points

Choose a dog breed, investigate it, and answer these questions

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. Dog Diagram     10 Points
Label the parts of the dog diagram:
Thigh, Stop, Brisket, Loin, Nose, Tail, Shoulder, Pastern, Muzzle, Hindfoot, Hips, Tail, Flews, Ear, Withers, Forelegs, Ruff, Hook, Carpals, Dewclaw, Forefeet, Back

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6. Vaccinatins     10 Points
Record the vaccinations that your dog should receive from puppyhood to adulthood.

    Vaccination         Schedule     Reason
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     



7. Dog Parasites
       10 Points
Briefly discuss how the disease or parasite is spread, the symptoms, and a method of prevention.

    Parasite       How Spread?  Symptoms Method of Prevention
Rabies
   
Parvovirus  
   
Distemper  
   
Heartworm  
   

 

8. Parasite Control    5 Points
Tell how each of these parasites can be controlled.

    Parasite    How controlled?
Fleas  
Ticks  
Heartworms  
Intestinal Worms  

 

 

9. Laws     5 Points
List any laws that your city has regarding dogs.



 

 

 

 

 

10. Dog Care     20 Points
For one month, keep and care for your dog. 
Keep a log of your activities during this period that includes these items:

                                                   
                                                       Dog Care Log

Date Feeding
Schedule
Food
  Types 
Food
Amount
Exercise
Periods
Body
Weight
Grooming Bathing Vet
Care
Cost
                   
                   
                   
                   
                   

 


11.Seeing Eye Dogs     5 Points
Explain the training a dog needs to become a seeing eye dog.

 



12. Dog Smells    10 Points
Design and conduct a scientific investigation.
What type of smells are most interesting to dogs?
found at:
http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project_ideas/MamBio_p015.shtml?from=Home

 

13. Doggy Toys      10 Points
Design and conduct a scientific investigation.
Which type of dog toy is most appealing to your dog?
found at:
http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project_ideas/MamBio_p016.shtml?from=Home

 

14. How Much is that Doggy in the Window?       10 Points

Note: Since the dog house will be bought only once, it only needs to be calculated once.
No entry needs to be made per month or per year for the dog house.

 

  Item or Service     1 Month       1 Year       Lifetime 
Dog House     $129.00
Dog Food (dry) 40.00 480.00 5760.00
       
       
       
       

                                                                    This is for a collie living 12 years.



15. Dog Pellets
     10 Points
Create and design advertising for a tempting new pet food!
Answer the following questions as you design a new and appealing pet food.

1. What type of pet will eat this food? Why did you choose this kind of pet?

2. What will make this food appealing to consumers and their pets?

3. List a few of the food's ingredients.

4. Draw and describe the packaging for the food. (Use the back side of this paper.)

5. How will you advertise this food? Give a slogan or jingle for the food.

6. Create a plan for a commercial for the food and summarize it here.
   What speaking lines will be included?

 

16. Pet Survey     10 Points
One activity not to be overlooked during a study of pets is the survey.
Discover which pets are the most popular in your classroom.
You will identify the different pets they have at home and graph the results.
Has your school gone to the cats or to the dogs?

 

17. Dog ID     5 Points

Identify these dogs

 SciDogBoxer.bmp (37638 bytes)
A

 SciDogChihauhau.bmp (46158 bytes)
B

      SciDogCollie.bmp (30266 bytes)

  C

    SciDogGerShep.bmp (29934 bytes)
  D

 SciDogIrishSetter.bmp (29934 bytes)
E

 SciDogBeagle.bmp (30598 bytes)
F

 SciDogDobbermanPincher.bmp (35246 bytes)
G

SciDogPoodle.bmp (34582 bytes)
H

SciDogDachshund.bmp (40734 bytes)

I

    SciDogGreatDane.bmp (30266 bytes)
            J
   



18. Name These Famous Dogs     5 Points
Can you name these famous dogs?
Found at
http://library.thinkquest.org/CR0211900/activities/name_that_dog.htm

 

19. Draw a Collie     5 Points
Try a sample lesson from Draw 50 Dogs.
Follow the step by step lesson on how to draw a running collie.
Found at;
http://www.epcomm.com/draw50/dogs.htm



ONLINE RESOURCES
American Veterinary Medical association found at:

http://www.avma.org/

Biology of the Flea found at:
http://www.marvistavet.net/html/body_page26270.html

Dog and Kennel Magazine found at:
http://www.petpublishing.com/dogken/

Dog Breed Info Center found at:
http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/

Dog Breeds found at:
http://www.mydogneeds.com/

Dog Fancy Magazine found at:
http://www.dogchannel.com/dfdc_portal.aspx

Dog Owners Guide found at:
http://www.canismajor.com/dog/

Dog World Magazine found at:
http://www.dogchannel.com/dog-magazines/dogworld/

Net Vet found at:
http://netvet.wustl.edu/vet.htm


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