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Is the Labrador Retriever the Right Breed for You?

Is the Labrador Retriever the right breed for you? This relatively simple question is vitally important. Too many people get a Labrador Retriever on a whim — without any thought as to how that breed will [more…]

How to Adopt a Labrador Retriever from a Rescue Organization

Adopting a Labrador Retriever from a rescue organization is a great way to find a lovable companion. Many Labrador Retrievers are waiting patiently for new homes in breed rescue programs. Many of these [more…]

Recognizing Common Health Issues in Labrador Retrievers

Know how to recognize common health issues in Labrador Retrievers so you can get your Lab the right treatment quickly if she should get sick. Because there are so many Labrador Retrievers, breeders have [more…]

How to Prepare Your Home for a Yorkshire Terrier

Get your home ready for your new Yorkshire Terrier by dog-proofing it. Preparing a home for a new Yorkshire Terrier requires just as much diligence as it does to child-proof a house for human kids. By [more…]

Is the Yorkshire Terrier the Right Breed for You?

Is the Yorkshire Terrier the right breed for you? A Yorkshire Terrier is just about one of the cutest canine specimens to ever grace the species. But there's more to the breed than just good looks. You [more…]

How to Groom a Dachshund

Keeping your Dachshund well-groomed is an important part of maintaining her overall health. When you regularly groom your Dachshund not only do you improve your bond with your animal, you have the opportunity [more…]

How to Prepare Your Home for a Dachshund

Preparing a home for a new Dachshund requires just as much diligence as it does to prepare for a child. If the house isn't Dachshund-proofed, Dachshies — who'll gnaw on or swallow just about anything and [more…]

Is the Dachshund the Right Breed for You?

Is the Dachshund the right breed for you? Before you proceed further in your quest for the Dachshund of your dreams, think carefully about the pros and cons of Dachshund servitude [more…]

How to Groom a Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever has a wash-and-wear coat, but that doesn't mean you don't need to regularly groom your dog. Regularly grooming your Labrador Retriever not only improves your bond with your animal [more…]

Shows and Competitions for Your Beagle

A Beagle's intelligence and energy makes it a natural in the show ring. Showing your Beagle is also a great way for the two of you to bond. You might even have a champion in the making. [more…]

Dachshunds: The AKC Breed Standard

If you're considering a Dachshund, get to know the breed standards as established by the American Kennel Club (AKC). The AKC Dachshund breed standard is divided into a few specific categories, such as [more…]

Characteristics of the Miniature Dachshund

When most people think of Dachshunds, they picture a Standard dachshund, but Miniature Dachshunds are quickly gaining in popularity. Understanding the characteristics of Miniature Dachshunds is crucial [more…]

Beagles: The AKC Breed Standard

The Beagle belongs to the AKC Hound Group. Like other hounds, their noses are the envy of the dog world. Beagles use their noses to hunt down scents for a number of purposes. But if you want your Beagle [more…]

Characteristics of Pocket Beagles

Pocket Beagles (also called Teacup Beagles) are miniature versions of the Beagle. Pint-sized pocket beagles were a Renaissance favorite and are gaining in popularity again. If you're looking for a miniature [more…]

How to Groom a Beagle

Beagles are a relatively low-maintenance canine, at least when it comes to grooming. But just because the Beagle has a wash-and-wear coat doesn't mean that she doesn't need regular grooming. [more…]

Recognizing Common Health Issues in Beagles

Your Beagle will probably stay pretty healthy throughout most of his life but every dog can experience health problems. By recognizing common Beagle health issues, you can get your dog the right treatment [more…]

Picking a Reputable Yorkshire Terrier Breeder

It’s not hard to find a dog breeder, but you want to find a reputable one when picking out your Yorkshire Terrier. Look for a breeder of Yorkshire Terriers that does the following: [more…]

Standard Physical Characteristics of a Yorkshire Terrier

These traits describe the general appearance of the ideal (or breed standard) Yorkshire Terrier recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC). Look for these characteristics when choosing your Yorkshire [more…]

Puppy-Proofing the House for Your Yorkshire Terrier

Your new Yorkshire Terrier puppy will be curious. He will chew, pull and jump around your home. Make sure you safe guard around your house by eliminating hazardous chemicals and securing items. Pay close [more…]

Pet Emergency Phone Numbers

If your Yorkshire Terrier, or any pet, needs emergency care, keep these numbers near your phone so you’re not fumbling around for the telephone book. Don’t forget to program the numbers into your cell [more…]

Yorkshire Terriers For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Picking the perfect Yorkshire Terrier starts with purchasing the dog from a reputable breeder and looking for the characteristics that define the breed standard. Puppy-proofing your home and keeping animal [more…]

How to Apply a Show Wrap on a Yorkshire Terrier

Wrapping a Yorkshire Terrier's coat is a task for those owners who are serious about creating a show-quality coat. A show wrap protects a Yorkie's coat, allows it to grow, and also helps keep it clean. [more…]

Is the Beagle the Right Breed for You?

Few people can resist the winsome eyes, soft muzzle, and all-around cuteness of a Beagle. But when it comes to living with a Beagle, you have to take more into consideration. You need to think about the [more…]

Choosing between English and Field Labrador Retrievers

Both English and field Labrador Retrievers make great pets, but there are differences. The English and field Lab distinction isn't an official one; however, there are distinct differences when it comes [more…]

Water Safety for Labrador Retrievers

Just because Labrador Retrievers love water doesn't mean you should disregard water safety. Water safety for Labrador Retrievers is a lot like water safety for kids. [more…]

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