The Labrador Retriever is America’s most popular dog breed, one known for its placid temperament and loving nature. The breed began, however, as tough, hardworking waterdogs in the cold wilds of Newfoundland, Canada where it was bred to serve as a fisherman’s mate.Why a dog from Newfoundland came to be associated with Labrador instead is […]Read more..
The Shih Tzu is a little pup with a very long and distinguished heritage. In a nutshell, if you are per parent to one of these adorable dogs he is truly a part of Ancient Chinese history! These Lion Dogs – so called because that is what their breed name means in Chinese – were […]Read more..
The Rottweiler has a long and proud history as a strong protector of humans. He can, in fact, trace his roots all the way back to mastiff dogs who marched with the mighty legions in Ancient Rome.It was after the collapse of the Roman Empire that many of the legion dogs ‘found work’ as cattle […]Read more..
The Pitbull, which is really a name given to a group of dog breeds that include the American Staffordshire Terrier, the American Bull Terrier and the Pitbull itself, is a greed that often gets an unwarranted bad reputation. Humans who made use of them for dog fighting earned the pups themselves a reputation as violent […]Read more..
As tall as 32 inches at the shoulder, Great Danes stand head and shoulders over most other pups — and when they stand at full height on their hind legs they are as tall, if not taller, than most adult humans as well. Yes, Scooby Doo, Great Dane who is also one of the most […]Read more..
The diminutive Dachshund – famed for his long body and his little legs – is an iconic member of the purebred dog community. Whether his coat is smooth, wiry or long, or if he is standard (16 to 30 pounds) or a miniature (11 pounds or less) he is easily recognizable and easy to love.These […]Read more..
The Australian Shepherd is an amazing pup and a breed with a rather amazing history. Descended from the Pyrenean Shepherd, the Australian Shepherd was the first dog to be taken out into ‘the wilds’ by the new to Australia Anglo emigrants to help them herd cattle across the dangerous, unexplored territory. They did exceptionally well, […]Read more..
As much as we all wish we could, for many of us it’s just not possible to be with our pups for every meal. An automatic dog feeder can be a great way to ensure that they don’t go hungry though, and more and more busy pet parents are investing in one to help keep […]Read more..
It’s the rare small pup that does not like to get out for a walk with their pet parent. And, for pet parents it’s a great way to interact with their fur kid, take a break from their day, to keep fit and even to socialize with other pet owners. When out walking though the […]Read more..
As most people regard their dogs as a part of their family, and themselves as pet parents, it’s only natural that they should be concerned about the basics of their fur kid’s health in the same way as they are about that of their human kids.One of the things that almost all mammals, including humans […]Read more..