Breed Spotlight: Chihuahua

Chihuahua

Chihuahua Characteristics The Chihuahua or Chi is a toy-sized dog and the smallest of all breeds. It is recognized by the AKC as part of the toy breed group. Weights vary from 2 to 6 pounds, but they can reach weights of 10 pounds in some cases. Colors can vary greatly from black, white, fawn and tan. The Chihuahua coat comes in two types. Smooth coats are the typical short … [Read more...]

Rawhide as Dog Chews

Rawhide for Dogs

Compressed and Knotted Rawhide Chewing is an issue many dog owners face. Your first instinct may be to call your local dog trainer to solve your dog's chewing problem. However, you can get your dog to stop chewing on your shoes by redirecting his attention. Offering an alternate item, such as a chew toy, is a great way to stop your dog from chewing on valuables. There are … [Read more...]

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...]