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Are you looking for a puppy? Trying to decide which is the right breed for you can be challenging. There are several things to consider before making a final selection. How big will the puppy get? How much daily care will this breed require? Is the breed of dog kid friendly? Or how well does the breed train? Some dog breeds tend to pickup on training much easier than others. Some actually thrive off of the interaction during training where other breeds may be a tad more stubborn. In either instance, training for puppies is crucial because as the saying …

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As we age, we often find that we sleep less deeply at night which results waking up in the morning not feeling well rested. This causes many of us to try and sneak a nap in sometime during the day to regain some energy. The Sleep Foundation advised that healthy adults should receive between seven to nine hours of sleep every night. If it were only that easy to accomplish! Most dogs don’t have that issue and generally spend twelve to fourteen hours each day dreaming about their favorite fire hydrant or tree! Dogs need an ample amount of shuteye …

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Constipation occurs in dogs when they are unable to produce normal stool during their daily routine. Your dog will not be able to defecate or greatly strain while trying to do so if constipated. Constipation may also cause their stool to be very hard and not easy to pass. This can be very painful for your dog and is something that needs to be treated as it can lead to other health issues. Common warning signs of constipation in a dog include decreased appetite, vomiting, lethargy, and general depression or unease. Typically, constipation in dogs takes place when they fail …

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All dogs enjoy the smell of fresh air, chasing a ball, and running in circles outside. After all, they are creatures who need exercise and sunlight, and the feeling of freedom. There are, however, some breeds of dogs that, despite needing some activity time outside, much prefer a day of relaxation on a couch with a blanket and their owner by their side. If you tend to fall in this category too and are considering a fur-legged friend, we have a list of pups that may be a perfect fit for you. The list we put together is wide in …

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The excitement, culture, and nightlife of living in a major city is something many people enjoy. Normally a major city is a fast moving and lively place to live. Due to how many people live in the city, very often, housing tends to be smaller than in more rural areas. Many residences in a city are apartments which do not have spacious lawns or many places for pets to play in. Although many dog breeds are able to adapt to this type of living environment, some breeds do better than others. If you are a city folk and looking to …

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For a dog breed to find itself on the American Kennel Club’s registry, certain specific requirements must be fulfilled. This process is not an easy one, as the American Kennel Club is extremely selective. The below listed dog breeds may have been in existence for a very long time, but were all just recently added to their list. They range in shapes and sizes and origins, but the one thing they all have in common is they are amazing dogs. Pumi Dog The Pumi is a very curly-coated breed of dog that originated in Hungary. The compact size of this …

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We all know that our pups are amazing and bring us a lot of enjoyment and love. There is a reason why they are referred to as “man’s best friend.”  We’ve put together a list of some very interesting facts that we believe you will also find amazing! Some Dogs Can Sniff Out Medical Problems You read that right! Medical detection dogs are a real thing. Because their sense of smell is so strong, some dogs can be trained to sniff out certain medical conditions. Some experts suggest that animals such as dogs can help detect hypoglycemia in people. Researchers …

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Some dogs are bred for hunting, others for herding, and some for just being adorable and wanting to cuddle up! These pups are known as companion dogs and generally have extremely lovable and caring personalities. They enjoy a lap and relaxation. If you are looking for a companion dog, consider one of the five below as they are our picks for the top companion dogs. Papillon The Papillon is small, soft and loving breed of dog. They are at times playful and active, but love the comfort of a lap. They make great family pets and do well with children. …

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Are you looking for a fast-paced high energy dog that will keep you active? If so, here is a list of the most energetic dog breeds that will keep you and your kids on the move! It is very important though to know that these dog breeds will require a lot of outdoor activity time with their family to prevent them from engaging in indoor no no’s. (Chewing furniture, etc.) Border Collie The Border Collie is an extremely intelligent, loyal, playful and energetic dog breed. They are well known for their agility and stamina. These dogs make great family pets …

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They are known as man’s best friend and recent research indicates that they may have been given this title longer than we first believed. Although many dog breeds date back centuries, there are a few that date back well before that. Below is a list of the oldest dog breeds on record and a little information about each breed. Dating Back 10,000 Years – Akita Inu The Akita Inu is a historic breed of dog who originated in the mountains of northern Japan. The two separate varieties of Akita are a pure Japanese strain, also known as Akita-ken and a …

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