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Expert Advice: Cute & Funny Bulldog Getting Massage Is the Epitome of Relaxation
Ever have one of those super stressful days where you get home and feel like you could really use a massage? We definitely have those days; if only we had the luxury of constant massage availability like our dogs do. They can get a massage any day at any time, from us of course! Like […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/bulldog-gets-massage/ | November 30, 2016
Expert Advice: Puppy Training Big Dog, Big City: How to Make House Training Work
The first moment I met my 8-week-old Leonberger puppy, Miss Emily von Alpensee, she took one look at me and peed on the floor. I used that opportunity to open a conversation with the breeder about housetraining. "Oh, it's easy," the breeder said. "Leonbergers get it very quickly. As soon as you see the puppy […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/house-training-in-the-city/ | November 28, 2016
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Pug
Pugs have won us over with their adorable faces, their loyalty, and their easy-going nature. But where did those qualities come from? And just how loyal is this pint-sized pooch? Here are 10 things you probably didn't know about Pugs: 1. Buddhist Monks Kept Them as Pets The earliest records of the Pug come from […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/things-you-didnt-know-about-the-pug/ | August 11, 2016
Expert Advice: Common Conditions ​Types Of Allergic Reactions In Dogs
What does “allergy” mean to you? Does it mean a life-threatening reaction to a bee sting? Does it suggest an itchy dog? Hives? All of these are examples of the many different types of allergic reactions. Learn how to manage each one. Anaphylactic Reactions in Dogs Have you ever heard of a person dying after […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/types-of-allergic-reactions-in-dogs/ | June 21, 2016
Expert Advice: General Health How To Keep Your Dog Healthy
Your dog will rely on you to keep him in good health. A proper diet, regular exercise and grooming, and routine check-ups at the veterinarian will help keep your dog in top form. It's also important for you to get to know your dog's habits -- eating, drinking, sleeping, and so forth -- since sometimes […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/how-to-keep-your-dog-healthy/ | June 16, 2016
Expert Advice: News Do Dogs Really Dislike Hugs?
Bad news for people who love to hug their dog. While some canines, especially those trained as therapy dogs, can tolerate this interaction, in general, dogs do not enjoy it. Dogs rely on body language as a method of communication with humans and each other. Putting a limb over another dog is a way of […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/news/do-dogs-really-dislike-hugs/ | April 27, 2016
fluffy dog breeds
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Fluffy Dog Breeds
If you’re committed to regularly grooming a fluffy dog, these breeds large and small make wonderful family pets and companions. Surprising to some, a few are hypoallergenic or rarely shed. Either way, these are some of the softest pups on the planet. Poodle Commonly pictured in their famously fluffy show haircut, Poodles have a soft, single coat of […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/fluffy-dog-breeds/ | March 7, 2016
dog fever and temperature
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Fever in Dogs: Causes, Signs, and Treatment
You’re probably familiar with the tried and true method many dog owners have relied on to see if their dog has a fever: Feel his nose. If it’s wet and cold, he’s fine. If it’s hot and dry, he probably has a fever. Simple, right? There's nothing wrong with using this old-time gauge, but sometimes […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/dog-fever-and-temperature/ | March 4, 2016
ear mites in dogs
Expert Advice: Common Conditions Ear Mites In Dogs: What Owners Need To Know
If your dog is shaking and scratching his head, it may be because Otodectes cynotis has taken up residence in his ear canal. The bug’s Latin name translates as “ear beggar of the dog.” It is an arachnid, in the same family as spiders and ticks. The name perfectly describes what these tiny creatures do, which is […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/ear-mites-in-dogs/ | February 23, 2016
why do dogs lick
Expert Advice: General Health Why Do Dogs Lick?
You may appreciate the slobbery greeting your dog gives you upon your return from work each day, but do you ever wonder the reason behind it? Dogs lick their owners, other dogs, and themselves for a variety of reasons ranging from love and submission to a possible medical condition. Following are common reasons your dog […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/why-do-dogs-lick/ | January 5, 2016

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