Updated: December 9, 2018
Welcome to Canine Weekly – the web’s leading source of information about big dogs.
Here, you’ll find everything you need to navigate the challenges of large dog ownership. We cover every facet of pet care imaginable, including health, nutrition, grooming and training – and we always do so while specifically focusing on large dogs.
And by “large” we mean dogs that are at least 50 pounds or so. We hope that small-dog owners still find our content helpful, but we want to be perfectly clear: We are big-dog people.
The internet is full of well-meaning, but flawed pet care advice. This can cause big problems for owners and their pets, and it is something we try to avoid at all costs. You’ll only find accurate, relevant and thorough pet-care information here at Canine Weekly.
We accomplish this in three different ways:
We hope that by implementing these three key principles, we can better serve our readers and provide a trusted resource for all of your large-dog needs and questions.
The contents of the CanineWeekly.com website, including graphics, text, images, and other material contained on the site (“Content”) are for information purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional veterinarian advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always work closely with your veterinarian with any questions you may have regarding the medical condition of your dog.
Never disregard professional advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website!
A variety of people work hard to make Canine Weekly the best large-dog resource around. Some of our key contributors include:
Brian is the driving force behind Canine Weekly. A big-dog lover, successful marketing executive and website developer, Brian founded Canine Weekly in late 2016. He oversees all day-to-day operations for the site and serves as the primary contact for all marketing, contributor, and partnership inquiries.
Brian lives in Seattle with his beautiful family, including Wrangler, the world’s most adorable and rambunctious Golden Lab.
Ben Team is a wildlife educator and animal-care professional with more than 20 years of experience, who now makes his living by writing and editing animal-related content. Before moving behind a computer, Ben founded his own wildlife education business, served as the executive director of a 501(c)(3) environmental education organization and worked with a variety of schools, businesses and non-profit organizations to introduce people to animals from all over the globe. During the course of this work, Ben provided live animal presentations for every type of audience imaginable, led more than 10,000 miles of guided hikes and oversaw the care and protection of a 46-acre nature preserve.
Before moving behind a computer, Ben founded his own wildlife education business, served as the executive director of a 501(c)(3) environmental education organization and worked with a variety of schools, businesses and non-profit organizations to introduce people to animals from all over the globe.
During the course of this work, Ben provided live animal presentations for every type of audience imaginable, led more than 10,000 miles of guided hikes and oversaw the care and protection of a 46-acre nature preserve.
Ben’s work has been featured in a variety of media, including local T.V., County Line Magazine and Radio Disney.
But while Ben has had the privilege of working with an amazing variety of rare and unusual animals, he’s always considered Canis familiaris to be the most amazing species in the world.
In fact, some of Ben’s earliest memories feature an adorable little Lab-mix he received on his fourth birthday. Aside from a few years spent mourning the loss of a particularly beloved pooch, Ben has rarely been without a canine at his side.
Ben has lived with, cared for and befriended a variety of breeds, but he’s always been particularly fond of big dogs. Rottweilers and Retrievers are his favorites, but he also has a soft spot for Great Danes and Mastiffs.
When he isn’t writing or editing, Ben can usually be found exploring local parks and nature preserves with his ever-present sidekick J.B. – a 90-pound Rottweiler with a heart of gold. She spends her time laying on her dad’s feet while he works, fetching her ball at the park, and protecting their home from delivery drivers, feral cats and other existential threats.
Ben joined the Canine Weekly team in 2017. He writes a lot of our content and reviews all of our articles for accuracy before they are published. Ben also writes and edits content for several other websites, including his own personal blog, Footsteps In The Forest.
Kayla Fratt is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant from Colorado. She has spent most of her adult life training troublesome dogs in shelters, private settings, and online. She owns Journey Dog Training, an online pet behavior help service that focuses on helping people around the world with their pets. Kayla loves working with tricky dogs almost as much as she loves hiking, running, and skiing with her Border Collie, Barley. You can learn more about Kayla and explore her training programs at JourneyDogTraining.com or by following Journey Dog Training on YouTube and Facebook.
Jennifer Nelson was a dog groomer for more than 12 years who loves sharing her passion for dogs with readers around the world. She lives in the Midwest with her dog, Scruffles.
Before you start perusing the informational articles published on our site, we’d encourage you to download our free eBook: Everything You Want and Need to Know About Large Dogs.
The eBook is primarily designed as a primer for those who are new to large-dog ownership, but it also includes plenty of helpful advice for experienced owners too. All we ask for in return is your name and email address, which we’ll use to notify you when we upload new content and provide special opportunities for your readers. Please be assured that we will NEVER give your email address away.
To make things easier for our readers, we group most of our content into one of five different categories:
Want to know what breeds are most protective? Are you curious about the history of your Great Dane? Interested in learning about the traits and characteristics of Dobermans?
You can find the answers to these questions and more in this category.
You can start learning about different large breeds here.
We all want our dogs to live long, healthy lives, so it is important to do everything you can to promote your dog’s health and well-being.
This means learning to recognize the warning signs that accompany serious illness, as well as some of the ailments that commonly afflict big breeds.
You can start learning about your dog’s health here.
Few aspects of dog care are more important than nutrition, so we cover the subject thoroughly. We provide plenty of product recommendations too, for readers looking for the best food for a given breed and those who need a food that addresses a specific health issue.
You can start learning about your dog’s nutritional needs here.
Even dogs with low-maintenance coats will require regular nail trimmings and baths, and you’ll need to know the best way to do these things. Large dogs pose a few special challenges in this respect, but we’ve got you covered – we’ll explain some of the best ways other large-breed owners have figured out how to side-step the problems their pets present.
You can start learning how to groom and care for your dog here.
This category contains all of our articles about dog behavior. So, whether you’re having a hard time housebreaking your puppy, or you can’t get your dog to stop dragging you around during walks, you’ll find the answers here.
You can start learning how to train your dog here.
Don’t worry if your question has elements of more than one of these categories – we try to place crossover titles in both. So, if you are curious about hip dysplasia in Golden Retrievers, for example, you can look in either the Breed or the Health categories.
You can also search for specific subjects by using the search box in the top right corner of our home page.
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