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Locate dog breed information that covers general health issues, training and temperament on many of the popular breeds of dogs.

Golden Retrievers

The Golden Retriever is a perennial Top Ten popularity breed for many reasons. The normally calm demeanor, active but gentle nature and eager to please attitude combine with intelligence and trainability. They are friendly, reliable and trustworthy. What this means...

Poodle

The poodle is a much underrated dog. Often viewed as a frilly "fru-fru" dog, the breed is active and very intelligent. They know they're special. With three varieties and a rainbow of colors this is a breed that truly...

Miniature Schnauzer – A Little Dog that Thinks it’s a Big Dog

The Miniature Schnauzer is a little dog that thinks it's a big dog. A great combination of gentle yet spunky, active yet also willing to be a lap dog and bold without being aggressive, the breed is a great...

Chihuahua

Mexico’s Most Famous Canine There are perhaps few breeds that create as much of a polar opposite of opinion than the Chihuahua. They’re four footed saints in one camp and they’re vicious monsters in another – truth is they can...

Pug Breed Information

For many people there is little cuter than a Pug puppy. Keeping things in perspective, before falling for that cute puppy and taking him home make sure you are prepared for all that owning a Pug entails. Remember the...

Weimaraners

It was a misty morning with just enough bite to the air to need a jacket when the pair of hunters got to the field. They heard the birds, sent the dog in and…nothing! Where did she go?! The...

Rottweiler

If most people knew half as much about Rottweilers as they thought they did there would be no breed ban. There are Rottweiler search and rescue dogs, including one who worked the Oklahoma City Bombing, who are treated like...

Dachshunds

Dachshunds, often referred to as "weiner dogs," are most commonly depicted as pets. The "cute" factor in Dachshund puppies can be somewhat deceptive about the "big dog" lurking underneath. The Dachshund is available as a standard and miniature size...

Doberman Pinschers

The Doberman Pinscher is a breed often represented negatively not only in movies but in the media. Some areas have them listed on the list of banned breeds, a discrimination tactic of unspeakable ill. There are many outstanding Dobermans...

French Bulldogs

A store clerk once had a favorite customer who was much larger than initial appearances showed. Less than 28 pounds and compact in build she had excellent manners until coming through the door of that store, when this fiery...

My Dog is Itchy – Does your Dog have a Scratching Problem

It was one of the last appointments of the day and was with a lovely senior lady who I loved to see with her poodle. I was a little surprised she was coming to see me, as I had seen her the previous week and all seemed to be...

The Dreaded Trip to the Vet – Does Your Dog Hate the Vet?

A few weeks ago, my happy go lucky Labrador Retriever was outside relieving himself before we tucked ourselves in for the night. I’m not sure what happened exactly but when he walked in the house, he left a trail of blood through my kitchen. After about 20 minutes of...
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Tips for Finding the Best Dog Treadmill

When it comes to helping your dog (and you) live longer experts agree exercise tops the list. And let’s face it; we all want our dogs to live longer. Finding activities to condition and exercise your dog indoors – when it is too hot, too cold, too rainy, or...