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Expert Advice: Feature Meet Puck: A Predator’s Nightmare and Impressive Young Show Dog
Puck poses for a photo in Wyoming en route to the 2016 Anatolian Shepherd Dog Club of America National Specialty in Pleasanton, Calif. That 6,400 round-mile road trip was the longest time he has been away from home.   His Australian breeders named him Puck, since each puppy in his litter carries a moniker for […] | June 9, 2017
Expert Advice: Feature ​This Young Pug is a Crowd Pleaser — No Matter What the Number(s)
  Shari and Kevin Curran have a very busy lifestyle in rural Texas, but somehow a charismatic Pug, named Lionel, has managed to become the centerpiece of their lives. The couple, who live on 80 acres in Canton, Texas, 60 miles east of Dallas, own horses, miniature horses, a pot-bellied pig, alpaca goats, chickens, and, […] | May 31, 2017
Expert Advice: Weight Management ​The Biggest Losers: Canine Edition
  These four dogs went from fat to fit, thanks to the efforts of their owners and veterinarians. Find out how they did it.   Dennis Location: Ohio Original weight: 56 pounds Finishing weight: 9 pounds When nursing student Brooklyn Burton first met Dennis, she was horrified. She had arrived at the home of the […] | May 31, 2017
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices Why Picking a Breeder Is Just as Important As Picking a Puppy
  You want to add a new dog to the family and have decided on the breed. You are excited about bringing a puppy home, but now a different search begins — for the right breeder. Adding a puppy to the family is a big decision to be made carefully, not impulsively. Selecting a responsible […] | May 31, 2017
Expert Advice: Did You Know? The German Shorthaired Pointer Is the Hunter’s Jack-of-All-Trades
The all-purpose German Shorthaired Pointer (GSP) is such a versatile hunting dog that some call him the jack-of-all-trades. This aristocratic member of the Sporting Group is equally skilled at hunting, pointing, and retrieving. Here are seven interesting facts about this powerful and agile breed: 1. The German Shorthaired Pointer (GSP) was developed in the late […] | May 22, 2017
Expert Advice: Natural Foods Can Dogs Eat Peas?
  Spring is the season for fresh peas, straight from the garden or farmer’s market. And this is one vegetable that you can safely share with your dog. Keeping in mind that fruits and vegetables aren’t necessary to a dog’s diet and should only be an occasional treat, there’s nothing wrong with adding some peas […] | May 16, 2017
Expert Advice: Did You Know? 7 Things You Didn’t Know About the English Springer Spaniel
English Springer Spaniels are energetic, friendly dogs that are happy hunting in the fields or fetching in the park. With impressive speed and endurance, the Springer Spaniel is game for hours of playtime. Here are some interesting facts about this exuberant breed: 1. They Are Named for Their Hunting Style English Springer Spaniels were bred […] | May 4, 2017
Expert Advice: Breeding Tips & Best Practices ​3 Excellent Reference Books for Dog Breeders
Breeders appreciate the usefulness of comprehensive, up-to-date references about canine reproduction. Following is information on three such books that are carefully referenced, scientifically accurate, and conveniently available on   • "Canine Reproduction and Neonatology, A Practical Guide for Veterinarians, Veterinary Staff, and Breeders," by Marthina L. Greer, DVM, JD., 2014; Teton NewMedia. Dr. Greer […] | May 3, 2017
Expert Advice: Did You Know? Is the Miniature Bull Terrier the Right Dog for You?
Are you looking for a dog that’s sedate, dignified, predictable, easily trained, and no trouble at all? Then do not get a Miniature Bull Terrier. Combine terrier fearlessness and feistiness with the mischievous antics of a clown, and you’ve got a dog that can frustrate an unprepared owner, but is a delight for those in […] | May 3, 2017
Expert Advice: Did You Know? ​11 Reasons Why the Chow Chow Is an Unusual Dog Breed
There’s really no mistaking a Chow Chow when you meet one. He's a singular dog with unusual physical characteristics and a distinct temperament. So, what makes this dog such a standout? Let’s start with his looks • Almost unique among mammals, the Chow’s tongue and mouth tissue are a dark blue-black. This is so important […] | May 1, 2017

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