Shih Tzu Breed Information

Shih Tzu Breed Information

The Shih Tzu is a brachycephalic breed (which means its face is squashed up – It literally means short skull). This means that to be a Shih Tzu owner, you may need to put up with some snoring. They are susceptible to the breathing problems which affect all brachycephalic dogs. They have been bred as companion dogs […]

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Heartworm In Dogs

Heartworm In Dogs

The dog heart-worm can also affect other animals including wolves, coyotes, foxes, bears and others. It is a parasitic roundworm (dilofilaria immitus) which is spread by mosquitoes. It can’t be spread from dog to dog. The disease is found all over the world. In the United States it was once confined to the south and southwest regions […]

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Climate Change And Dogs

Climate Change And Dogs

There is no doubt about it, whatever the cause, the climate is changing. Every year the number of days of record temperatures is increasing. Maximum temperature records are continually being broken. The increased energy in the atmosphere caused by these higher temperatures is leading to higher rainfall, floods and even increased snowfall. The daily temperature, the […]

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Toy Poodle Breed Information

Toy Poodle Breed Information

The Toy Poodle is part of the Poodle group which is recognised by the American Kennel Club. The other members of the group are the Standard Poodle and the Miniature Poodle. Poodles are classified as the second most intelligent dog breed after the Border Collie. Toy Poodles classified as part of the toy group by the […]

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How Can You Tell If Your Dog Is Stressed?

How Can You Tell If Your Dog Is Stressed

Dogs become stressed when something is happening to them which they don’t like. They are not happy with their current situation and want to change it. Your dog can’t just turn to you and say, “I’m sick of this – let’s do something else” but there are a number of ways he does tell you how […]

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What Is A Designer Dog?

What Is A Designer Dog

Designer dogs are a group of hybrids that have become popular in the last 30 years or so. The crosses have been used in an effort to get the best qualities of both breeds. The term designer dog was coined by the media. They can be quite expensive. Remember there are thousand of mixed breed dogs […]

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Chihuahua Breed Information

Chihuahua Breed Information

Chihuahuas originated in Mexico and are the smallest dog breed in the world. They make excellent companions. They are loyal to their owners and love attention. Even though they are small, they still need to be kept occupied. Origins Of The ChihuahuaThe exact origins of the Chihuahua are unknown. There are records of a possible […]

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Dog Swimming Safety Tips

Dog Safety Swimming Tips

Swimming is a great way to cool down on a hot summer’s day. It is also an easy way to exercise your dog. But before you and your dog head out for a day’s fun near the water, there are a few things to bear in mind. Some breeds are much better swimmers than others. Dogs […]

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Reasons Why Dogs Bark

Reasons Why Dogs Bark

Dogs are capable of a number of different vocalisations. These include barking, whining, howling and crying. They are all natural behaviours and are used as a method of communicating. Probably the most characteristic of these sounds is barking. As dog owners, there are times when we want our dogs to bark. We want them to tell […]

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The Dachshund – Breed Information

Dachshund

The dachshund is a small dog with a big personality. They make loyal family members and if treated well, are good with children. They are courageous dogs with a lot of energy. They can be slightly stubborn to train. They make good watch dogs but some of them are aggressive towards strangers and other dogs. According to […]

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