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When to Call the Vet for Your Siberian Husky

If your Siberian Husky shows any of the following symptoms, it's time to call the vet. It could be a sign of something serious. [more…]

Siberian Huskies For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Before you bring home a Siberian Husky, make a few purchases and assemble a first aid kit so you and your house are ready for a new dog. Study a few symptoms that require a call to your veterinarian, in [more…]

Irish Red and White Setter: A Dog for Outdoors

The Irish Red and White Setter has landed a lot of press coverage lately. This innate hunter and explorer was recently accepted as a sporting group breed by the American Kennel Club, introduced as a new [more…]

The Pyrenean Shepherd Lives Loyal and Works Hard

Until recently, the Pyrenean Shepherd has been France’s best kept secret. Although the breed has been employed for centuries by herders in the Pyrenees Mountains, the dog has remained relatively unknown [more…]

The Norwegian Buhund Protects Home, Hearing, and Herd

The Norwegian Buhund is a multi-tasker second to none. This herding dog breed’s penchant for helpful, hard work began on the sheep farms of Norway centuries ago. Today, the Buhund, is still a faithful [more…]

How to Have a Happy Retired Racing Greyhound

When you bring a retired racing greyhound into your home, you have to help him adjust to a new way of life. Be patient as you help your dog, he needs you to be the leader. These tips will help you and [more…]

When to Call the Veterinarian for Your Greyhound

Knowing how your greyhound behaves when he is healthy can prevent some emergencies. If your ex-racer greyhound does show any of the following symptoms, call your veterinarian immediately for help or so [more…]

Items for Your Greyhound’s First-Aid Kit

To be prepared for an emergency or injury to your retired racing greyhound, make sure you have the following items in a first aid kit. Store the first aid items in a travel kit so you can easily take it [more…]

Retired Racing Greyhounds For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Once you adopt a retired racing greyhound, ease the transition into your home for you and the dog by following basic training and care guidelines. Be on the lookout for certain symptoms that require a [more…]

Choosing a Dog Breed to Match Your Temperament and Lifestyle

Ask the shelter or rescue group (or breeders) for help in determining the breed or mix of the animal you’re thinking about adopting, and be honest about your own lifestyle. [more…]

Evaluating Dog Breeders: Questions You Should Ask

If you go the breeder route, don’t stop with just “How much?” Money should not be the most important consideration when choosing a dog. Health and the breeder’s support and ethics should be high priorities [more…]

Golden Retrievers For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Before bringing home your adorable Golden Retriever, take steps to dog-proof your house and surrounding areas. Know the signs of a serious medical problem or pet emergency, so you can contact your veterinarian [more…]

Pit Bulls For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Despite their bad reputation, Pit Bulls are a lovable breed that you’ll want to cherish and keep healthy for a long canine life. Doing regular health checks keeps you attuned to your dog’s condition, and [more…]

How to Find a Trainer for Your Labrador Retriever

If you’re considering hiring a dog trainer because your Labrador Retriever just isn’t behaving the way you expect, use these guidelines to find a good trainer who uses positive methods and can help you [more…]

Healthy Foods for Your Labrador Retriever

Your Lab loves to eat! As a responsible dog owner, your job is keep your Lab at a healthy weight. This list is a group of healthy additions you can add to your Lab’s high-quality dog food. Limit the eggs [more…]

The Anatomy of a Labrador Retriever

Understanding the anatomy of a Labrador Retriever will help you know your dog better and talk more specifically with your veterinarian. This figure gives a complete outline of your Lab’s body parts: [more…]

Labrador Retrievers For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you’re looking for a qualified dog trainer to help out with your Labrador Retriever’s behavior, follow some recommendations to find the right fit for you and your Lab. To keep your dog in good shape [more…]

How to Select a Chihuahua Puppy

When you decide to bring a Chihuahua puppy into your life, you need to choose with your head as well as your heart. The tips in the following list can help you bring home a puppy you’ll be happy to raise [more…]

Shopping for Gear for Your Chihuahua

If you’re introducing a Chihuahua to the household, you need to make your new furry friend feel welcome by purchasing items to meet a small canine’s needs. The following shopping list offers the essentials [more…]

How to Find a Veterinarian for Your Chihuahua

Taking responsibility for bringing a Chihuahua into your home means taking responsibility for your dog’s health, so you need to find a vet as soon as your pooch comes home — or even sooner if your pup [more…]

What to Do before Your Chihuahua’s First Visit to the Vet

Just as you have an annual checkup with your doctor, your Chihuahua should see the vet regularly. Once you get the hang of them, they’re no big deal, but you can use the tips on the following list to help [more…]

Chihuahuas For Dummies Cheat Sheet

As endearing and expressive as Chihuahuas are, it’s no wonder they’re a popular Toy dog breed. If you’re in the market for a Chihuahua puppy, you need to know how to identify a healthy, happy animal — [more…]

Boxers For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Boxer dogs offer loyalty, companionship, and security. Make sure you reciprocate your furry friend's regard by providing what your Boxer needs to live a comfortable, healthy life and by being prepared [more…]

Tips for Raising a Jack Russell Terrier

Jack Russell Terriers (JRTs) are lively and loyal companion dogs. Their unique quirks and interesting personality traits make it necessary to pay close attention to certain aspects of choosing and raising [more…]

Shopping List for Your Jack Russell Terrier Puppy

Before you bring your Jack Russell Terrier puppy home, you need to go on a pre-puppy shopping spree. Following is a list of items you need when you bring your puppy home. As your puppy gets older, you [more…]

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