New Breeds at Westminster Dog Show 2019

Established in 1877, the Westminster Kennel Club is the oldest organization in the United States dedicated to the sport of purebred dogs. Every February at Madison Square Garden in New York City, more than 3,000 dogs compete in a variety of contests, including agility, obedience, and conformation. The conformation competition is the spotlight of a…

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Choosing the Right Dog Breed: 3 Top Tips

Are you considering bringing a furry dog-friend home this year? Good for you! Research published in Time Magazine shows that having a dog can lower levels of stress for adults and kids, is linked to lower blood pressure, and can even decrease the risk of children developing asthma. On top of all that, dog owners…

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What Is DM In Dogs?

We often get asked, “What is DM in dogs?” Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) is a progressively-degenerative disease affecting the spinal cord. It can start with simple symptoms such as unsteadiness while walking or having trouble getting up. It can look like hip dysplasia in the early days, but then the dog starts dragging her rear limbs,…

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Facts about HNPK in Dogs

According to the AKC, 2018 marked the 27th year in a row that Labrador Retrievers were the most popular dog breed in the United States. And why not? Whether you prefer yellow, chocolate, or black, Labs make amazing family playmates, hunting companions, service dogs, and best buddies. In addition to all their positive and loving…

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Facts about EIC in Dogs

Most dogs love to be on the move—and for hunting breeds like Labrador Retrievers, being able to run and do their jobs is just about what they love most. Unfortunately, breeders and hunting enthusiasts have observed for years that exercise intolerance and even collapse often appeared in hunting and field-trial dogs, although the root cause…

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What You Need to Know about PRA-prcd in Dogs

As it is with humans, a dog’s eyes are his window to the world. A decrease in or loss of vision altogether is debilitating and can greatly diminish a dog’s quality of life. A common genetic reason for blindness in dogs is a condition called Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA), also known as progressive rod and…

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3 Best Tips for Leaving Your Dog Home Alone

Dogs are pack animals that crave human companionship—much more so than do cats. Writing in Psychology Today, psychologist Dr. Stanley Coren states, “We now have data that suggests that we have selectively bred the domestic dog so that it is strongly biased to love humans (or at least one human) more strongly than it loves…

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