Category: General Dog Topics

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How to Keep Dogs Out of the Cabinets

Like most homeowners who share their lives with pets, you do have to venture out of the house from time to time. Since most dog owners don’t like the idea of crating their pets for long periods of time, the ideal goal is to train your dog to be trustworthy when given free rein in

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Interesting Dog Statistics

If you share your home with a dog, you may often wonder if your experience with Fido is similar to what other owners face. Each dog has its own distinct personality, so some of the things your best canine pal likes to do might not be quite the same as the mischief your brother or

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The Pros and Cons of Adding a Second Dog to Your Family

Thinking Fido’s tired of the one dog lifestyle and could use a new canine best friend? Are you wondering if adding a second dog will simply mean double the love, fun, and drooly doggy kisses? Multi-dog households are greatly increasing in popularity. But before you make the leap to adding a second dog to your

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The Top Ten Brindle Dog Breeds

When it comes to selecting your next family dog, you’ve got a wide sampling of coat types, colors, sizes, personalities, and breeds from which to choose. Most dog owners have preferences in all of these categories, making them spoiled for choice when it comes to options. Brindle is a type of coat color or pattern

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How Much Should You Tip Your Dog Groomer?

Dogs require regular grooming to keep their coat in tip top condition. But more than this, professional grooming improves your dog’s health and keeps him looking his very best. Since grooming is a profession that falls within the category of the service industry, many people wonder if they are obligated to provide a tip in

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Interesting Facts and Trivia About the Goldendoodle

The Doodle craze is sweeping the nation! The Goldendoodle stands at the center of this new dog trend as the first hybrid cross between a Poodle and a different purebred breed. Originally intended to produce puppies that were low to no shedding and with the temperament and intelligence to work as service dogs, the Goldendoodle

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Top Ten Things You Might Not Know About Beagles

If you’re lucky enough to share your home with a Beagle, you know how delightful they can be. Happy, loving, and full of fun, the friendly Beagle makes the perfect family companion; especially if that family includes children. Still, this charming little fellow may have some surprises in store for even his most ardent fans.

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Popular Double Coated Dog Breeds

Many families are smitten with double coated breeds. But when summertime comes, they often wonder if their dogs are sweltering in the peak heat of the season. Experts agree that it is unhealthy for double coated breeds to be shaved when temperatures start to soar. The soft undercoat that is part of the two layered

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How to Self-Isolate When You Own Pets

COVID-19 issued in a new era for the world. With many states now under strict stay at home orders, many people find themselves working from home or out of work entirely with lots of free time on their hands and not much money to meet their daily needs. For those families that share their homes

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The Pomsky – A Pomeranian and Siberian Husky Mixture

Cute and playful, the Pomsky (also called a Pomeranian Husky) hasn’t been around very long so traits can vary in individuals. The Pomsky is a cross between the Pomeranian and the Siberian Husky. These dogs are usually small to medium and size and love to be the center of attention. The parent breeds Unlike many

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The Politics of Dog Shows

It happens in every sport, and dog shows are no exception. Though every competition should be based in fairness, sometimes decisions are made that can’t be justified beyond simple politics. When it comes to dog shows, it is the judge that makes the final selection as to which dogs receive which awards. Though many judges

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Famous Dogs In Mythology

Dogs were the first animal domesticated by humans. DNA and fossil evidence shows that humans were already living with dogs at least 15,000 years ago. Research suggests that dogs were domesticated not just once but in multiple locations around the world, by multiple groups of humans. It seems like this was a relationship that was

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The History of Dog Shows

Many people look forward to watching such events as the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and the National Dog Show on TV each year. Rarely is the public at large afforded the opportunity to see so many beautiful breeds assembled in one location for them to enjoy. Each weekend of the year, dog shows take

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Can I Use Baby Shampoo On My Dog?

Dogs aren’t the cleanest pets in the world, and every dog parent knows this. They enjoy having a lot of fun, and that often involves playing in areas packed with mud or water. They don’t have the same self-cleaning mechanism boasted by cats, which means that cleaning your dog’s coat ends up being your responsibility.

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The Aussiedoodle – A Poodle and an Australian Shepherd Mixture

Energetic, smart, affectionate, and adorable, the Aussiedoodle (also known as the Aussiepoo or Aussiepoodle) makes a great pet for an active family. Aussiedoodles can range in size from 25 to 70 pounds and come in many different colors and patterns, just like their parent breeds. Learn more about these clever, fun dogs below. The parent

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