Category Archives for Breeds & Health

German Shepherd Training Tips: Effective Strategies and Helpful Hints

German shepherds are remarkable animals, and it is easy to see why the AKC identifies them as the 2nd most popular breed. Devoted and loving dogs, most German shepherds quickly endear themselves to their

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A Beginner’s Guide to Canicross: Getting Started with the Sport

There are a variety of different sports and activities you can enjoy with your dog, including fetch, agility contests and Schutzhund, among others. However, one canine activity that is becoming more and

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Golden Paste for Dogs: Miracle Cure or Over-Hyped Treatment?

People experiment with alternative health treatments for their dog, such as golden paste, for a variety of reasons. Some are simply unsatisfied with the answers and advice provided by their vet, while

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8 Best Mixed Breed Dogs for Lovers of Big Canines

While most resources that attempt to describe and rate the strengths and weakness of different types of dogs concentrate on purebred examples, many owners would prefer to obtain mixed breed dogs. And,

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7 Longest Living Large Dog Breeds

Sadly, a dog’s life is finite and you will have to bid your beloved pet farewell at some point. But large dogs exhibit a wide range of average lifespans; some live for only 6 or 7 years on average, while

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Bernese Mountain Dog Temperament: Calm and Good-Natured

Described as being calm, good-natured and strong by the AKC, the Bernese Mountain Dog temperament can be described as endearing making them wonderful family pets. And although they aren’t well-suited

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Best Treadmill for Dogs: DogPACER vs GoPet vs PetZen

Most dogs need plenty of exercise to keep them healthy, happy and well-behaved. But some owners have trouble getting their dog enough exercise, and are forced to examine creative alternatives. A treadmill

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10 of The Most Athletic Dog Breeds

There are a vast number of athletic dog breeds, but some take the description to a completely new level. If one is looking for the most athletic dogs, he or she needs to consider every aspect of athleticism,

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15 Best Indoor Dogs for Homebodies

Whenever a discussion on the best indoor dogs comes up, some people naturally think of very small dogs. They would be correct as most toy dogs are bred to live indoors. The only toy-size dog in the wild

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Dog Eye Infection Home Remedies: A Guide to Symptoms and Treatments

Our furry friends occasionally suffer from a dog eye infection and other eye-related problems. Many of the most common problems, such as pink eye, cataracts and glaucoma, also afflict people. This means

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What Length of Time Is a Female Dog Pregnant?

People with a pregnant dog are often unsure of what to expect, especially if it is the first time. All dogs are slightly different but here are some interesting facts about the gestation period of dogs. To

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How Hot is Too Hot for a Dog?

How hot is too hot for a dog? If your dog or puppy is ill, you cannot rely on guesswork. As with humans, you need to be sure. Like young children, dogs cannot talk. They cannot tell you how they feel.

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Which Dogs Don’t Shed?

A question that pops up all the time with prospective dog owners is “which dogs do not shed?” With lots of people suffering from various allergies, the search for non-shedding and hypoallergenic breeds

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Puppy Proofing Your Home Checklist for First Time Puppy Owners

Perhaps it involved months of planning, research, and preparation, or maybe you just couldn’t resist those puppy-dog eyes at the local Adopt-A-Pet event. However it came about, he (or she) has arrived:

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Digestion Problems in Dogs: Do Large Breeds Have it Worse?

Is your large dog having digestive issues at home? Your dog may be prone to such gastrointestinal problems. But, do larger dogs really have worse digestion? If your dog suffers from digestive troubles

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Dog Bloat: A Big Concern for Large Breeds

Welcome to our informational guide to bloat in dogs, a particular health concern for owners of several large dog breeds. As a dog owner, it is important that you know what to do in a medical emergency.

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13 Great Dane Health Problems (and How to Treat Them)

All animals are prone to illness from time to time, particularly purebred ones. The Great Dane is no exception, and while breed societies do their utmost to regulate the good health of their breed, there

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Can All Dogs Swim? Some are Better Than Others

Can all dogs swim? Although many owners are nervous about their dog going for a swim, most dogs are natural and strong swimmers. This really shouldn’t be that surprising; after all, there is a swimming

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5 Best Guard Dogs: Large, Courageous, and Protective Breeds

Everyone wants to ensure their family's safety, and while there are many ways to do so, adding a good guard dog to your home is one of the most effective options. But if you want to entrust your safety

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Greyhound Dog: Getting to Know This Distinctive Breed

Did you know that the Greyhound dog breed was originally bred as hunting dogs and were to chase after foxes, hare, and deer? Because they needed to chase such fast animals, they are capable of reaching

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