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

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...

Pomeranians

If you think this member of the Toy group is just another little fluffy dog think again! Pomeranians are shattering the dainty fluffy dog myth! In 1996 Ollie Blue Bluster CDX, TD, OA, CGC became the first Pom to...

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

A true toy spaniel this is a dynamic small breed that is bigger in personality than their size. For people who are renting and need a dog that is under a weight limit, this is a pretty dog that...

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...

Shih Tzu

Dogs, the amazing species that they are, have been developed for herding livestock, guarding our properties and working alongside us. Modern organizations decry breeding dogs just for pets, yet there are breeds that were developed with their sole function...

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...

Diabetes in Dogs – Lack of Insulin Production in the Body

Diabetes in dogs is an increasingly recognized and diagnosed health problem. Typically occurring in the later years of life, previously healthy dogs begin to show an array of symptoms that can suggest diabetes.  As in human medicine, diabetes in dogs can be completely treatable, and with good management it...

Kennel Cough

Kennel cough in dogs is a common and annoying condition that can affect any dog. Fortunately, despite the severe-sounding cough the condition produces, in most cases it is a self-limiting disease, and can frequently run its course without medical intervention. Known also as bordetella or canine infectious tracheobronchitis, kennel cough...

What are Round Worms – Toxocara Canis and Toxascaris Leonina

Your new addition to the family, little Fluffy or Fido, is absolutely perfect! He fits in with the kids, the adult cat that owns the house, he sleeps through the night and is learning his house manners. He is affectionate, happy and content – perfect in every way! Until one...