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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 […]

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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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Dog Myths, Facts and Urban Legends

Many common beliefs about dogs are simply not true. Myth: Dogs are sick when their noses are warm. Fact: The only way to find out if a dog has temperature is to measure it with a thermometer. Myth: All dogs like to be petted on their heads. Fact: Some do, some don’t. Myth: If a […]

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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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“Bully” Breed Bans

Would you believe that there are at least 75 breeds of dogs that are either banned or regulated, from the small Pug to the giant Great Dane. The main so-called “bully” breeds are the Pitbull and the Rottweiler. <ads media=googleAds1 /> Breed Specific Legislation or BSL as it is known, bans or regulates some dog […]

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The Mutt-i-gree Club

At last, mixed breeds have a strong support. The American Mutt-i-gree Club was created by the Pet Savers Foundation, an arm of the North Shore Animal League America in Port Washington, New York. Giving voice to the 25 million owners of mixed breed dogs, mutt certificates are sent to their pets, raising the mixed breeds […]

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Bringing Your Dog to a Picnic

The beautiful days of summer allow us and our furry friends to spend more time outdoors. Picnics provide good times for all ages – good company, good food, fun and games. When planning a picnic in your backyard or attending one in a park, following some simple suggestions can make it an enjoyable event for […]

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October: Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

The author of the following is unknown. But the sentiments expressed will touch your heart. Here in this house… I will never know the loneliness I hear in the barks of the other dogs “out there”. I can sleep soundly, assured that when I wake my world will not have changed. I will never know […]

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Dog Friendships

As much as we love our dogs, we do need interaction with other humans. Do dogs feel the same way? Interestingly, many dogs enjoy the company of other dogs and some are even depressed by the lack of companionship with their own kind. The advent of dog parks has allowed dogs lots of time to […]

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Tips to prevent your dog being stolen

Dogs are stolen for different reasons – in order to claim a reward for safe return, to be sold on to buyers who don’t care where their dog came from, and some may be stolen to use as breeding stock. Like car thieves, dog-nappers tend to target specific types of dogs. Fashionable breeds e.g. Chihuahuas […]