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Spotted Dog Breeds – List of Dogs with Spotted Skin

There are many breeds of dogs that have spotted skin. Spots come in different sizes and shapes. They can be as small as a freckle or large patches. Here is a list of some dog breeds that can have spotted skin: American Hairless Terrier Dalmatian English Setter English Springer Spaniel Bluetick Coonhound Catahoula Hound Staffordshire […]

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How do I choose a Dog?

How do I choose a Dog? The first thing you should do is ask yourself some questions? Will the dog’s temperament match my lifestyle? Do I want a purebred or a mixed breed? Do I want a puppy or an older dog? What kind of dog is suitable for children? What size dog do I want? […]

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When euthanasia goes wrong

My 180 pound Alaskan Malamute was taken to Three Trails Animal Hospital on December 10, 2012, where Dr. Rhodes’ opinion was that Grizz had lymphoma. I left with a prescription for prednisone, and no hope. In the early morning hours of December 21, Grizz could no longer walk, so in a few hours myself, roommate, […]

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What are some German Shepherd Heath Issues?

What are some health issues that German Shepherds are prone to? German Shepherds can have health issues. It’s a good idea where possible to check the health history of the dog’s lineage. While it may not always insure that your dog won’t have problems, it certainly lets you know what you may expect. For example, […]

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Can I find out what kind of puppy I adopted?

You can ask the people at the place where you adopted the puppy. There are places where you can submit DNA which will tell you what kind of dog it is. You can compare your puppy with others and see if they share the same characteristics. You can ask your veterinarian.

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How About Those Mixed Breed Dogs?

Purebred dogs did not spontaneously appear. They evolved with cross matings of different breeds resulting in Mixed Breed Dogs. When dogs are left to roam about unsupervised, the males will eventually find females and they don’t ask if the mate is purebred or not. When people breed dogs, they are looking for certain characteristics. Once […]

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What are some illnesses affecting dogs?

There are a number of diseases dogs are prone to and I’ll talk about some of them here. I’ll also try to include specific breeds of dog that are prone to certain illnesses and diseases. I would advise you to be aware of your dog’s normal behavior. Signs of illness can be lack of appetite, […]