Breed Spotlight: Dachshund

Dachshund

Dachshund Dog Breed Characteristics According to the AKC Dog Registration Statistics, the Dachshund was the seventh most popular breed in the United States in 2008. The Dachshund comes in two sizes: standard, which can weigh 16-32 lbs. and miniature, which is 11 lbs. or under. Dachshunds also come in three different coat varieties. The coat types are smooth, long-haired and … [Read more...]

Double Trouble or Double the Pleasure?

Raising Two Puppies

Raising Two Puppies at the Same Time By Beth Harrison, ABCDT “Should I get a puppy?” “There are only two left in the shelter and I don't want to split them up.” "Should I get two so they can accompany each other while I'm away during the day?” “If I got two, both my son and daughter could each have one.” “How could two puppies be more trouble to take care of than just … [Read more...]

Breed Spotlight: French Bulldog

French Bulldog

French Bulldog Information History of the French Bulldog Dating back to the 19th century, French Bulldogs were and continue to be used as a human companion. Lace makers from Nottingham, England, bred these toy versions of the English Bulldog with the sole purpose of being a lap dog. After the Industrial Revolution brought lace makers and their miniature companions to … [Read more...]

Breed Spotlight: St. Bernard

St. Bernard

St. Bernard By Cara Lederman History Recognized by the AKC in 1885 and placed in the Working Group, the St. Bernard’s history began in the 11th century with the founding of the famous Hospice in the Swiss Alps, a refuge for travelers crossing the dangerous passes between Switzerland and Italy. The monks used St. Bernards on rescue missions due to their seeming ability … [Read more...]