Finding and Adopting a Dog

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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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

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…]

Buying a Puppy from a Breeder

A dog breeder raises, sells, and often shows dogs of a specific breed. Top breeders conscientiously raise puppies with good genetic lines. When possible, reputable breeders test dogs before breeding them [more…]

Looking for a Puppy at a Shelter

Going to a shelter to look for your puppy is a noble deed. Even though you’ll feel the temptation to take several puppies home, you can’t. You’ve come for one puppy — your ideal puppy — and if you don’t [more…]

Finding a Puppy on the Internet

You can find just about anything on the Internet — even a puppy — and have it delivered to your waiting hands almost overnight. Although the Internet certainly broadens your search for a happy, healthy [more…]

Buying a Puppy from a Pet Store

Pet stores get a very bad rap, and sometimes it's deserved. When a store purchases puppies for resale, it has to find breeders who are willing to sell puppies cheaply enough that they can be marked up [more…]

What to Consider before Adopting an Older Puppy

If you’ve decided to adopt an older puppy (approximately 8 to 12 months old), you may be hoping to skip the tasks involved with younger puppies, from curbing the nipping habit to housetraining. With the [more…]

Starter Collars and Leashes for a New Puppy

For puppy’s homecoming, you'll want to choose a lightweight starter collar and leashes. Purchase a short, lightweight nylon leash (drag lead) for indoors and a long line for outdoor playtime in open areas [more…]

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