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Jack Russell Terriers For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Jack Russell Terriers are energetic and adorable dogs with a few special requirements when it comes to raising them. For example, your pet mouse or snake will be regarded as prey by a Jack Russell, so [more…]

Perfect Snacks for Your Shih Tzu

It's hard to resist giving your Shih Tzu a treat every time you look into those adorable, pleading eyes but treats should be doled out sparingly — no more than two a day. Shih Tzus can become overweight [more…]

Shih Tzu Shopping List

Before you bring home your new Shih Tzu, go shopping for pet supplies. Use the following list as a guide for picking up feeding, grooming, and general pet care items for your dog: [more…]

Pet Emergency Contacts

If an emergency occurs, your Shih Tzu has the best chance of recovery if you act quickly and appropriately. To prepare yourself and your family for a pet emergency, fill out this list of pet contacts, [more…]

Shih Tzu For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Prepare your home for your Shih Tzu’s arrival by purchasing some essential (and fun!) dog supplies. Keep your Shih Tzu happy and healthy by having emergency contact numbers handy and feeding your dog healthy [more…]

Checklist for Responsible Dog Breeders

Being a responsible dog breeder means more than just loving dogs. Dog breeding is a huge responsibility made up of hard work and occasional setbacks and disappointments. So before you decide to become [more…]

American Kennel Club (AKC) Classifications

Currently, the American Kennel Club (AKC) recognizes 150 separate breeds of dogs. Breeds are categorized by the AKC into seven groups, mainly based upon the original purpose: sporting, hound, working, [more…]

Shih Tzu: A Temperament Made for Companionship

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Shopping for Your Rottweiler Puppy

Having everything in place before you bring your Rottweiler puppy home is important. You need items to keep the dog busy, have toys for training, and provide a place for your puppy to sleep. Make sure [more…]

Stocking Your Rottweiler First Aid Kit

No matter how careful you are about keeping your Rottweiler safe, accidents can happen. It’s best to be prepared if you have an emergency,so keep the following items stocked in your dog’s first aid kit [more…]

When to Call your Rottweiler’s Vet

If you’re Rottweiler is sick or has been in an accident and you’re not sure how to handle it, don’t hesitate to call your veterinarian. You should call your vet immediately though if your dog has any of [more…]

Checking Your Rottweiler’s Health Regularly

Prevention is critical to the health of your Rottweiler and your wallet. To avoid unnecessary medical bills and to keep your dog happy and fit, make it a habit to check these things as you groom or snuggle [more…]

Rottweilers For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you’ve done your research and decided to bring a Rottweiler into your home, prepare your house by purchasing some basic dog supplies before the puppy arrives. Keep your Rottweiler happy and healthy [more…]

Should You Choose a Purebred or Mixed-Breed Puppy?

The first decision you should make when choosing a puppy is whether you'd like a purebred puppy, a mixed-breed variety, or a designer mixed-breed puppy. All dogs have a [more…]

Dog Breeds and Their Exercise Requirements

Dog size and breed are important factors in determining how much and what kind of exercise your puppy needs. Many breeds have high energy levels, requiring more daily exercise. For example, a German Shorthaired [more…]

A Brief History of the Poodle

Many people look at Poodles and think "froufrou," when in reality the Poodle was bred as a working farm dog. To understand more of the Poodle's background, here's a history of the beginnings of the breed [more…]

Feeding Your Poodle Wisely

Giving your Poodle a bite of your bologna and white bread sandwich isn't the best food choice, but the occasional splurge won't hurt. Rich sauces and gravies, however, although not poisonous, can upset [more…]

Poodle Personality Traits

All Poodles should be lively, friendly dogs who get along well with other dogs and with people — and every dog has his own unique personality. The following list presents the different personality traits [more…]

Poodles For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Poodles are known for their keen intelligence and excellent trainability, and, most notably, those signature curly locks. But there's more to the Poodle than meets the eye. Learn some of the Poodle breed's [more…]

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