Wednesday, 16 November 2011 00:29
This month’s featured breed is the Bulldog, one of the most popular breeds, widely known for it’s muscular build and adorably wrinkled face. The American Kennel Club refers to this breed as, “equable, resolute and dignified.”
Thursday, 10 November 2011 08:43
As you may already know or will soon find out – young puppies have a tendency to bite or nip anything that crosses their path. This is completely normal during the teething stage; however, it’s up to you to get this bad habit under control quickly to avoid more serious problems in the future. And the sooner you start, the easier it will be.
Monday, 17 October 2011 22:33
This month’s featured breed is the widely beloved Labrador Retriever, considered the most popular breed in the United States by the American Kennel Club. Labrador Retrievers, affectionately referred to as “Labs,” come in three colors (yellow, black and chocolate) and have proven to be extremely intelligent and devoted companions.
Monday, 17 October 2011 22:21
Puppies are adorable in every way – that is, until they have an accident on your new rug. House training a puppy is most effective when started early on and with consistency. Expect that your puppy will have a slip up in the beginning, but don’t give up!
Prevention is key, so get to know the signs when your puppy may have to go by paying attention and watching his behavior when he relieves himself outside. This way when you recognize the signals you can intercept and correct the behavior. Common signs include sniffing around, or starting to squat.
Monday, 17 October 2011 22:08
A purebred dog is a breed of dog with written documentation proving its descent back to the dog’s ancestors, or foundation stock. These dogs share similar characteristics and physical appearance, which helps most of us distinguish one breed from the next.
In order for a dog to be considered a purebred, its lineage back to a specific ancestor must be documented, and registered. The documentation and representation of purebred dogs began in the 1880s’ by the now well-known organization, the American Kennel Club (AKC). The intention of the AKC was to create registries, “promoting the sport of purebred dogs for type and function.”
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