Showing content tagged with: puppies

Vizsla puppy
Expert Advice: Puppy Health When Does My Puppy Finish Growing?
Some puppies continue growing up until 24 months Larger dog breeds take longer to reach full adult size than smaller breeds Puppies require the right amount of food and exercise (not too much or too little) to stay healthy Puppies seem to grow up so fast. One day, they're little balls of furry cuteness and, […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/when-does-my-puppy-finish-growing/ | August 16, 2019
Expert Advice: Puppy Health How to Make Sure Your Puppy Gets Enough Sleep
Although puppies are little bundles of energy, they usually sleep 18-20 hours a day. One minute your puppy may be a miniature tornado, and the next he’s fallen soundly asleep, almost mid-dash. Sleep is essential to healthy growth, contributing to the necessary development of his central nervous system, brain, immune system, and muscles. All of […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-much-do-puppies-sleep/ | August 15, 2019
two puppies cause mess in house
Expert Advice: Preparing For Puppy Puppy-Proofing Tips For Your Home And Yard
Congratulations! You’ve taken the plunge and joined the exciting and sometimes chaotic world of dog ownership. By now, you’ve probably done some research and have an understanding of how to care for your new puppy. Your house is going to be the place where your dog spends the majority of his life, so it’s vitally […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/puppy-information/puppy-proofing-tips-for-your-home-and-yard/ | August 9, 2019
Expert Advice: General Health How To Tell If Your Dog Is In Shape Or Overweight
If your pooch is looking a bit more pudgy than usual, it's actually quite common. The battle of the bulge isn't just something people face — so do pets. In fact, according to a 2018 survey conducted by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 55.8 percent of dogs in the United States are overweight or obese. And […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-to-tell-if-your-dog-is-fat/ | August 7, 2019
Expert Advice: Quizzes Which Sport Should You Do With Your Dog?
Inspired to learn more about sports for dogs? Competing in canine sports together can improve your dog’s fitness level, sharpen his mental acuity, and improve his bond with you. And by competing in sports with your dog, you’ll see the same benefits. Take this 10-question quiz to determine which AKC event might be the best […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/which-sport-should-you-do-with-your-dog/ | July 29, 2019
Beagle sitting in bed with its family in the morning.
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 10 Best Family Dogs
What breeds make the best family dogs? What are the best dog breeds for kids? When adding a new puppy or dog to your family, it can be difficult to decide which is the best fit. We've compiled 10 of the best dog breeds for families and kids. Many breeds make wonderful family dogs, though […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/best-family-dogs/ | July 26, 2019
Boxer puppies playing with a big rubber ball.
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding How to Socialize a Puppy — Creativity and Critical Timing Are Key
Nothing is more fun than introducing a litter of puppies to the world. Interactive playtime with balls, squeaky toys, climbing obstacles, and games of hide-and-seek helps puppies put a paw print forward on socialization. Add in children and adults of all ages, backyards and basements, carpet and concrete, vacuum cleaners and hair dryers, and puppies will […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/how-to-socialize-a-puppy/ | July 18, 2019
Chocolate Labrador retriever puppy eating the spilled dog food on the floor outside his dish.
Expert Advice: Puppy Health Common Health Questions from New Puppy Owners 
Health is always a key concern for a new puppy owner. Your puppy buyers look to you as a trustworthy source of information when it comes to their new pet and might have questions ranging from puppy-proofing their home to general health. Here are a few common questions puppy buyers might have, as well as some advice that might come in handy for first-time […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/common-health-questions-new-puppy-owners/ | July 15, 2019
Cane Corso outdoors, head facing right.
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding No Puppies? A Look at Causes of Infertility in Male Dogs 
When breeding dogs, there are factors in both the bitch and the dog that can affect fertility and conception. In the June issue, we discussed the factors that can cause decreased fertility and pregnancy concerns in the bitch. In this article, we will focus on infertility in the dog and what can be done to help minimize these […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/no-puppies-look-causes-infertility-male-dogs/ | July 15, 2019
owner brushing a puppy's teeth
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Preparing Your Puppies for Preventative Care
As a breeder, there is a lot of responsibility resting with you to prepare your puppies for their new homes. You’re with them during key periods of life in which their personalities and fears develop. In between keeping them fed, socialized, and happy, many breeders go the extra mile to prepare their puppies for important grooming […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/preparing-puppies-preventative-care/ | July 15, 2019

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