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June 18, 2017

What is a Service Dog?

In our busy lives filled with work, family, and friends, we would do well to take a few moments every now and then to think about the dogs who daily do so much for us, often at the risk of their own lives. There are many kinds of service dogs, each o


June 15, 2017

Schnoodles and Pomskys and Chorkies – Oh My!


It’s important to remember that the only way you can get a designer dog is to buy one from its breeder. While these dogs are definitely mixed breed, they’re not mutts, who are the result of accidental crossbreeding.


June 14, 2017

What is a Designer Dog?


If you’ve never heard of a designer dog, you’re not alone. Like virtually all pet store, shelter, and stray dogs, designer dogs are mixed-breeds. However, they’re special ones, the result of a deliberate breeding between two purebre


June 13, 2017

Father’s Day Fun for Pet Papas


With Father’s Day right around the corner, you’re probably busy looking for the perfect gift for dad. Whether your dad is more the outdoorsy type, with his love of camping and constant quest for the fish that got away, or more of a busine


June 11, 2017

Top 5 Weirdest Dog Breed Names


The AKC was founded in 1885 and recognized 15 breeds that year. In 2016 it recognized breeds 187-189: Pumi, Sloughi, and American Hairless Terrier. Over the years, some breeds with exceedingly strange names have joined the list. Here are the top five


June 9, 2017

Top 10 Cartoon Dogs – Part 2


Having listed our choices for #10 through #6 in Part 1, here are our choices for #5 through #1.


June 8, 2017

Top 10 Cartoon Dogs – Part 1


  Admit it. You love cartoon dogs as much as your kids do. There are dozens of them and everyone has their own particular favorites. Coming up with a Top 10 list is tough and reader comments are sure to be full of “How could you not inclu


June 6, 2017

Meet the German Shepherd Dog


If you’ve never seen a young German Shepherd puppy, you should. Even at seven weeks of age, their eyes already have that bright, intelligent “hello world!” look. They greet their first outdoor excursion with a “Wow! This is gr


June 5, 2017

In Defense of Pit Bulls


  Pit Bulls have gotten a really bad rap the past 30 years. Everybody “knows” they’re inherently dangerous. Everybody “knows” they attack people, especially kids. And everybody “knows” the anti-pit bull


June 2, 2017

How Cats Became an Internet Sensation


Cats have risen to the top of the internet, seemingly out of nowhere. They’ve become synonymous with internet culture. Brands like Hello Kitty and Pusheen have become vast markets. Cats are everywhere, from YouTube to Facebook, from Twitter to


May 27, 2017

Memorable Movie Dogs


  The next time you’re spending a rainy weekend with a houseful of bored, restless kids, pop in a DVD and settle back to watch a good dog movie. Admittedly, the first one discussed isn’t available on DVD, but it wouldn’t have


May 14, 2017

Top 10 Dogs in America


The American Kennel Club (AKC) just published its Top 10 list of the most popular dogs in America. Here are the winners in reverse chronological order.


March 3, 2017

How Millennials Are Redefining the Idea of Pet Ownership


  Numerous industries are going through changes to cater to the needs of Millennials. Obviously, Millennials are just people, and overarching generational labels do not do justice to the fact that every single person is different. However, ther

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