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Preparing Your Home for a Puppy

Adopting a puppy will go smoothly if you anticipate and prepare for the coming of that small bundle of joy and energy into your house. However your puppy finds his way into your heart and home, there are a few helpful guidelines that can make the transition easier on all of you. A puppy, like … Continue reading Preparing Your Home for a Puppy

These Are The ‘Smartest’ Dog Breeds, According to a Canine Psychologist

There's no easy way to rate dog intelligence. It can be focused on more than one thing. As canine psychologist Stanley Coren wrote back in the '90s, there's adaptive intelligence (i.e., figuring stuff out), working intelligence (i.e. following orders), and instinctive intelligence (i.e. innate talent) - not to mention spatial intelligence, kinesthetic intelligence, interpersonal intelligence, … Continue reading These Are The ‘Smartest’ Dog Breeds, According to a Canine Psychologist

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GUEST POST: Importance of Grooming

For many of us, our dogs are considered beloved members of our family. They are constantly by our side and we know we can count on them even when it seems as though everyone else has abandoned us. It is not surprising then that when it comes to caring for our dogs, nothing but the … Continue reading GUEST POST: Importance of Grooming

Yorkie Poo Health Problems

Yorkies have longevity on their sides -- a great trait to pass down. The Yorkie Poo is not a breed of dog, but rather a hybrid of two well-known breeds, the Yorkshire terrier and the poodle. If you're considering bringing one of these furry cuties into your life, some knowledge of health ailments that are … Continue reading Yorkie Poo Health Problems

The Not Small At All Yorkshire Terrier Breed FAQ Guide

Category: Toy (Terrier)Indoor dogCoat: silky, glossy, long and fine; no undercoat Colors: black when young but they attain the colors tan and blue as they matureHeight: between 8 and 9 inches Weight: between 3 and 7 poundsYorkshire Terrier: dog’s ancestry Scottish weavers came to England with little terriers bred to hunt rats in the 19th century. These dogs … Continue reading The Not Small At All Yorkshire Terrier Breed FAQ Guide

10 Most Common Health Problems In Large Breed Dogs

While no breed is immune to health problems, some have more than others and, most importantly, they have different kinds. The major health problems commonly found in large breed dogs are different than those found in small breeds, so it’s important to know what you’re up against should you decide to go with with a … Continue reading 10 Most Common Health Problems In Large Breed Dogs

7 Reasons Why Dog Obesity is Dangerous

Dr. Phil Zeltzman is a traveling, board-certified surgeon in Allentown, PA. His website is http://www.DrPhilZeltzman.com. He is the co-author of “Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound” (www.WalkaHound.com).Kelly Serfas, a Certified Veterinary Technician in Bethlehem, PA, contributed to this article.Pet lovers often take overweight or obese dogs casually. Yet these dogs are at a greater risk … Continue reading 7 Reasons Why Dog Obesity is Dangerous

Common Health Problems in Rhodesian Ridgeback Dogs

The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a tough and loyal breed of dog that was originally developed to hunt lions. But even with this rough exterior and mighty history, this breed does have some drawbacks including disorders and diseases that may come into play during ownership. All breeds of dogs are susceptible to illness and the Rhodesian … Continue reading Common Health Problems in Rhodesian Ridgeback Dogs

The Truth About Teacup Dogs

By Helen Anne TravisAfter Paris Hilton introduced the world to Tinkerbell the Chihuahua on the TV show "The Simple Life," veterinarians say there's been an increased interest in “teacup” dogs—animals bred to be so small they could fit in a designer purse.But the practices used to breed these tiny dogs could lead to a host … Continue reading The Truth About Teacup Dogs

Dog Coat Colour Genetics

Unlike in many species, there are very few colour-associated health problems in dogs, and most are avoidable through careful breeding. Double Merles and High Whites A homozygous (or "double") merle is one with two copies of the merle gene, and if the merle is a longer length (see Advanced Merle page), then this severely impairs … Continue reading Dog Coat Colour Genetics