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Is a Labrador Retriever the Right Dog For You?

by Jeff Nenadic

To refer to the Labrador Retriever as an extraordinary breed would be nothing short of an understatement. Characteristically, being in tune with their masters is a requirement of their personalities so it is important that the owner understand what the animal was bred to do namely hunt and retrieve. In order for a Labrador to find birds or ducks that were shot down


Knowing and Understanding Your Border Collie

by Jeff Nenadic

Oftentimes considered the most intelligent of all breeds of dogs, the Border Collie originated in the English and Scottish border country, and is an excellent sheep herding dog. They were plentiful in numbers in England and Scotland during the 1800’s when they were used as fetching dogs in order to circle sheep herds and keep the animals close to the shepard. By 1873, sheepdogs known as


No Shed Dog Breeds

No shed dog breeds are quite popular for people who have allergies. This is also a likely preference if you would like to own a dog but do not wish to be cleaning and vacuuming as often.

Here’s good and bad news for you regarding no shed dog breeds.

There is no such thing as a “no shed dog breed” if you are looking for a dog that


Are Dalmatians Dynamic Companions Or Unruly Boisterous Thugs?

by Richard Cussons

dalmationThe Dalmatian is one of the most recognized dog breeds in the world because of his trademark black spotted white coat, his popularity as a fire dog, and his fame in movies. However, it hasn’t always been glitz and glamor for the Dalmatian. This dog belongs to the Non-Sporting group and was originally used in Europe during the 19th century as a


French Bulldog Puppy in the Pet Shop

Yesterday while I was waiting for my wife to finish some make-up shopping in the mall I ventured over to the shopping center’s pet store looking for a unique dog bed. There I found many different puppies, mostly breeds of small dogs – which seem to be all of the rage now, and one which caught my eye was a French Bulldog puppy.

So, being the ever annoying


For the Love of Scotties

Scottish Terrier Rescue
by Jeff Cuckson

Purebred dogs of all breeds can be found in shelters, and volunteers can be found in every state to seek them out. Scottish Terriers, West Highland White Terriers, and even breeds considered rare, all pass through shelters every year. Those who perform Scottish Terrier rescue are committed to matching homeless terriers with loving new owners.

Dog owners give up their pets for

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How to Fight Breed Ban Legislation

Breed-ban legislation has been cropping up across the country. Does it truly help? If a breed-ban is placed in your city or town, will it stop dogs from attacking people?

The answer is no. Breed-bans are not the answer. But if this is the case and breed bans are not the solution to serious dog attacks, what can we do to protect the most vulnerable people in our society

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Detroit Rejects Breed Ban

The American Kennel Club (AKC) and the Michigan Association for Purebred Dogs (MAPD) have reported that the Detroit City Council unanimously rejected a proposed breed ban this week. Local fanciers and responsible…


The Pros and Cons when Choosing a Specific Breed of Dog

by Jon Dunkerley

Ok, so you have made the big decision to purchase a dog. Whether the decision was yours alone, or that of your kid?s, you being the voice of reason must determine the appropriate breed of dog that will be part of your family for the years to follow. Think of it as a trip to the grocery store. You have your absolute necessities, your health

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Is a Boxer Dog Right For You?

By Ron Swerdfiger

Country of Origin: Germany
First Registered: 1904
Colors: Fawn, brindle with white markings
Coat Type: Short, glossy and smooth
Height: 21 – 25 inches
Weight: 66 – 70 lbs.
Life Span: 10 – 12 Years
Average Litter Size: 5 -10
Health Concerns:. May have problems with heart murmurs, skin tumors, digestive problems and hypothyroidism
Temperament: good-natured, affectionate, sociable, headstrong, high-energy

Active, playful, loyal, family