Top Tips When Bringing Home a New Puppy

It has been said that bringing home a new puppy is a lot like bringing home a human baby—the puppy is hungry all the time, poops a lot, cries, and keeps its people up all night. On the other hand—or paw—a new puppy is entertaining, loving, delightful, and a source of sunshine in  our homes,…

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Coping with the Death of your Dog

Dogs have always been called “man’s best friend,” but that phrase just seems so, so—not enough, doesn’t it? A dog is so much more than a best friend; they are often your constant companion, a confidante, your therapist, your exercise buddy, and sometimes the one thing that can make you smile and lift your mood…

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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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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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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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What Breed is my Dog? You May Have It All Wrong.

  Was it love at first sight when you and your shelter pooch laid eyes on each other? According to the ASPCA, 3.3 million dogs end up in U.S. animal rescue/control facilities every year, and 1.6 million get adopted. No doubt you’ve asked, “what breed is my dog?” According to a new DNA study published…

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