Month: September 2017

(Picture Credit: Getty Images) We often think of exercise only as a health issue, but it has significant day-to-day effects on a dog’s behavior as well. Dogs — particularly puppies and young dogs — have a lot of energy, and if they don’t get the chance to burn it off, destructive behavior is often the
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Toy Height: 8–11 inches Weight: 4–15 pounds Life Expectancy: 10–15 years or longer The Japanese chin is a small, dainty dog with a flat face. The breed was previously known as the Japanese spaniel. Their protruding eyes are set far apart and are dark with white inner corners. Their
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Question: Help, my dog’s been skunked! How do I get rid of the smell? Answer: There are lots of special products on the market, but this simple home remedy, developed by chemists, should do the trick. It works by chemically neutralizing the compounds in skunk spray that smell so bad. 1
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At first glance, it may seem like a small French Bulldog is better equipped for the heat than a heavy coated Siberian Husky. But French Bulldogs, along with others like American Bulldogs, Pekingese, Pugs, and Boston Terriers, are Brachycephalic dogs. “Brachycephalic” refers to dogs with a short muzzle, and this face shape is a huge
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Like a nutmeg-scented blob assimilating the grocery store aisle by aisle, Pumpkin Spice has infiltrated our soap, our booze and even our breakfast cereals. When it was done with the humans, it came for the canines, oozing out of the grocery store and into the pet food shops. Dog cookies, dog cologne and even dog
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Boston Terrier puppies are quite the individuals. They can be silly and playful, calm and majestic, or alert and protective. Although each Boston Terrier puppy has her own personality, there is one thing they all have in common: they are downright charming. If you are thinking about going to a breeder or a rescue for
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Herding Height: 15–19 inches Weight: 15–30 pounds Life Expectancy: Around 15 years The Pyrenean shepherd is a small herding dog who can run pretty dang fast. The breed is named after the Pyrenees Mountains from which they come. Their heads are triangular in shape, and their eyes are almond-shaped
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Toy Height: 10–12.5 inches Weight: 8–10 pounds Life Expectancy: 12–14 years or longer The miniature pinscher, aka min pin, are small, square-shaped dogs who look like miniature Doberman pinschers. They have dark, oval eyes; high-set ears that stand erect if cropped; small feet with toes similar to those of
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Half empty, or half full? Discovering if a dog is optimistic or pessimistic can helpful in the context of working and service dogs. (Picture Credit: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images) Most of us would suspect our dogs have an optimistic view on life. After all, they seem happy and easy to please. That’s not always
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Question: My dog won’t let me brush his teeth. What should I do to keep his teeth clean and healthy? Answer: If your dog is not a fan of teeth brushing, don’t give up hope yet! From a dog’s perspective, having his/her teeth brushed is not a natural thing. We shouldn’t
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(Photo Credit: Shutterstock) The vitamin and supplement business for humans is a multi-billion dollar industry. Many pet owners also feel that if supplements are good for them, they must be good for their pets too. However, before giving out supplements to your pup like treats, you should consider if they are something your pet actually
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The leaves are falling and the weather is cooling down, which means there are a whole bunch of new activities you can do with your dog this fall season. Autumn offers plenty of stuff to do that you can’t take advantage of in any other season. Here are seven of our favorite things to do
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Having a companion animal is a lifetime commitment–and sometimes that commitment involves spots and odors from urine, feces, or vomit. Naturally, you will want to remove all traces of spots and odors. Not only for a clean, fresh-smeilling home, it will also help to discourage repeat offenses. Trouble with house-trained dogs?Even housetrained dogs can sometimes
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Terrier Height: 9–11 inches Weight: 13–22 pounds Life Expectancy: 13–15 years or longer The West Highland white terrier, often referred to as the Westie, is a small, strongly built dog and one of the most popular terriers. They have black noses and almond-shaped, wide-set, black-rimmed dark brown eyes and
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When it happens it makes headlines. Tales of stolen dogs reuniting with their rightful families go viral not just because they are heartwarming, but also because they are the exception to the rule. A recent study out of the United Kingdom found only one in five of the dogs stolen there each day is recovered.
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Herding Height: 24–27.5 inches Weight: 70–110 pounds Life Expectancy: 10–12 years or longer Old working dogs developed in France, beaucerons have a black nose; dark brown, slightly oval-shaped eyes; ears, either cropped or natural, that are set high on the head; and a fringed tail covered with hair that
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