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Shows and Competitions for Your Labrador Retriever

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

Yorkshire Terriers: The AKC Breed Standard

The Yorkshire Terrier belongs to the AKC Toy Group because of its size, but it has the heart and instincts of a true Terrier. Yorkshires are spunky little dogs with big personalities. To participate in [more…]

How to Groom a Yorkshire Terrier

Keeping your Yorkie well-groomed is an important part of maintaining her overall health. When you take the time to groom your Yorkshire Terrier, you're more likely to prevent problems before they start [more…]

How to Get the Traditional Yorkshire Terrier Look

When most people think of a Yorkshire Terrier, they picture the traditional Yorkie long hair style. This long flowing hairstyle is a hallmark of the breed and is required for conformation shows. However [more…]

Shows and Competitions for Your Yorkshire Terrier

Your Yorkshire Terrier can compete in many events (agility, tracking, obedience), but dog shows (or conformation events) are probably the most popular for Yorkies and their humans. Showing your Yorkshire [more…]

Characteristics of Teacup Yorkies

Some breeders have begun producing "Teacup" Yorkies that weigh 2 to 3 pounds. Compared to true Yorkshire Terriers, which weigh in at about 7 pounds, Teacup Yorkies are truly tiny. Before considering purchasing [more…]

Yorkshire Terrier Hairstyles

Most photos of Yorkshire Terriers show dogs with the long hair and top knot required for conformation shows. But when it comes to Yorkshire Terrier hairstyles, you have a couple of choices. In fact, as [more…]

Labrador Retrievers: The AKC Breed Standard

Naturally active and alert, the Labrador Retriever belongs to the AKC Sporting Group. Sporting dogs make friendly, well-rounded companions. But if you want your Labrador Retriever to participate in conformation [more…]

What to Ask During Your Bulldog’s First Vet Visit

A good veterinarian discusses standard issues with you when you take your Bulldog for his first checkup, but knowing what to discuss beforehandhelps you cover everything you need to know about your Bulldog [more…]

Questions to Ask a Bulldog Breeder

When looking for a Bulldog puppy, find a reputable breeder. You want a breeder with experience in breeding Bulldogs in particular, and someone who is giving pups a good start so they are healthy, well-bred [more…]

How to Recognize Emergency Situations for Your Bulldog

You want to keep your Bulldog happy and healthy, so you have to pay attention to her health issues. A fast trip to your veterinarian or local pet hospital is necessary if any of the following situations [more…]

Identifying Items Poisonous to Your Bulldog

Many common household items are poisonous to Bulldogs. You may think that your Bulldog can’t reach or find the items in the following lists, but check your cupboards to make sure. It’s amazing what Bulldogs [more…]

Bulldogs For Dummies Cheat Sheet

As a Bulldog person, you want to get your pet from a reputable breeder, and knowing the right questions to ask gets you on your way. Once you have a Bulldog, you want to start a good relationship with [more…]

Finding a Good Vet for your Dachshund

When you’re looking for a veterinarian, you want someone that you and your Dachshund are comfortable seeing. Here’s a list of things to look for when visiting a potential doggy doctor: [more…]

Dachshund Back Problem Warning Signs

Pay attention and you can tell if your Dachshund is having back pain. If you see any of the following signs, call the vet (if your Dachshund shows sign of severe pain, paralysis, or drags his back legs [more…]

Essential Items to Have for Your Dachshund

Make sure you have all of the necessary items for your Dachshund. You don’t have to spend a fortune, and you may borrow some of these things from a friend. You can use this list to pick up your pet supply [more…]

Dachshunds For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Keeping your Dachshund safe, happy, and healthy requires owning all the necessary pet supplies, finding a good veterinarian, and looking for the warning signs of Dachshund back problems. [more…]

Finding a Boarding Facility for Your Boston Terrier

When the time comes for you to travel, you want a comfortable and safe place to board your Boston Terrier. Before your drop off your dog, call or visit potential boarding facilities and ask these questions [more…]

Finding a Responsible Pet Sitter for Your Boston Terrier

If you prefer pet sitters to boarding facilities, but you’re not lucky enough to have a friend or neighbor help out, you can hire a professional pet sitter for your Boston Terrier. Make sure you ask these [more…]

Tips for Living with Your Boston Terrier

For you and your Boston Terrier to have a happy and healthy life together, follow these tips for preparing to bring your dog home, grooming, basic training, and healthcare: [more…]

Pet Emergency Phone Numbers

If your Boston Terrier needs medical care, or you need someone to watch your dog, find and keep these numbers handy so you’re not scrambling to find them. Program them into your cell phone, too! [more…]

How to Find a Reputable Boston Terrier Breeder

If you’ve decided to adopt a Boston Terrier from a breeder, ask potential breeders a lot of questions. Start with these queries when you interview a breeder to find the right Boston Terrier for you: [more…]

Boston Terriers For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you decide to adopt a Boston Terrier, make sure you do some research to find a respected breeder. If you plan to travel and need a dependable pet sitter or boarding facility for your Boston Terrier, [more…]

Items for Your Siberian Husky First Aid Kit

This list includes first aid kit items you should have in case your Siberian Husky needs medical attention. Keep your Husky's first aid kit in a travel case for easy storage and portability [more…]

Preparing to Bring Your Siberian Husky Home

To get your house ready for a Siberian Husky, purchase a few items that will keep your dog happy and safe — and prevent you from making last-minute trips to the pet store. [more…]

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