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July 17, 2017

Top 5 Smartest Dog Breeds

  When you’re looking for a puppy, what kind of dog do you want him to grow up to be? A laid back, take life as it comes, “whatever” kind of dude who will laze around the house and not require a lot of attention? Or a sharp as


July 14, 2017

Meet the Standard Poodle


  Most people think that Poodles are foo-foo dogs who expect to be pampered and live a life of ease. Nothing could be further from the truth. These highly intelligent dogs originally were bred for water retrieving. The elaborate hairdos they we


July 10, 2017

Separating Dog Myth From Dog Fact


  You’ve heard them for years. You can’t trust Pit Bulls (or Shepherds, or Dobies, or Rotties, etc. etc.) Eating chocolate will kill a dog. Some breeds are naturally nervous (or aggressive, or timid, or destructive, etc. etc.) There


July 7, 2017

Meet the Beagle


Beagles are smart, even-tempered, loving, independent, and gentle little dogs who know they’re cute and think you should know it, too. If you forget, they’ll remind you – often!


July 6, 2017

Is Your Dog Psychic?


  You’re watching a sad movie on TV and all of a sudden your dog comes over, lays her head in your lap, and tries to comfort you. Or it’s time to go to the vet for those annual shots – but where’s your dog? You call, but


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

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