What to Give a Puppy for an Upset Stomach [how to make your puppy feel better]
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What to Give a Puppy for an Upset Stomach [how to make your puppy feel better]

At some point, your puppy may end up having an upset stomach. Puppy stomach bugs are no fun to deal with and if your dog is sick, immediately contact your vet for advice. However, with proper treatment, puppies and adult dogs can recover quickly from an upset stomach.  Please keep in mind that we are…

When Should I Neuter or Spay my Puppy? [plus reasons not to]
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When Should I Neuter or Spay my Puppy? [plus reasons not to]

Spaying and neutering are essential parts of responsible pet ownership. New puppies should be spayed or neutered early in their lives to prevent unintended pregnancy, first heats, and other potential medical issues. It is also likely that this procedure will increase your dog’s lifespan. Female dogs are spayed and male dogs are neutered. We are…

Why Does My Chihuahua Have Floppy Ears? [causes and what you can do about it]
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Why Does My Chihuahua Have Floppy Ears? [causes and what you can do about it]

If you get a Chihuahua at a young age, you may notice its ears either staying or becoming floppy. The ears of a Chihuahua puppy will be floppy as are all puppy ears. While there can be many causes of floppy ears some are just natural and should not be a concern. Other causes involve…

What is a Pug Dog? [breed charactistics, personality, temperament]
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What is a Pug Dog? [breed charactistics, personality, temperament]

Pugs are small, high-energy dogs, with flat faces, deep wrinkles, and curly tails that are guaranteed to make you smile. An ancient breed, Pugs most likely come from China with their origins dating back almost 2000 years! These funny-looking dogs have interesting personalities making them very popular pets. If you are thinking about bringing home…

Are German Shepherds Good With Kids? [are german shepherds aggressive]
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Are German Shepherds Good With Kids? [are german shepherds aggressive]

German Shepherds are one of the most recognized and popular dog breeds in the world. In addition to being beautiful, German Shepherds can also be good family dogs that thrive around children if given the proper socialization and training from a young age. Keep reading to learn more about how German Shepherds are great pets…

Black Lab and German Shepherd Mix [what is a Sheprador?]
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Black Lab and German Shepherd Mix [what is a Sheprador?]

German Shepherds and Labradors are both friendly, intelligent, and loyal dogs, with boundless energy and a playful nature. The German Shepherd Labrador mix or Sheprador embodies the qualities of both breeds and is known to be a wonderful companion dog. In this article, you’ll learn about the Labrador and German Shepherd mix dog appearance, their…

Small Teacup Dog Breeds [cutest most popular tiny dogs ever with pictures]

Small Teacup Dog Breeds [cutest most popular tiny dogs ever with pictures]

There are many different types of toy breeds that can come in a tiny teacup size naturally. Among some of the most popular of these toy breeds are the Chihuahua, the Yorkshire Terrier, and the adorable teacup Pomeranian. Some dog breeders have also created designer breeds that are bred to be tiny in size as…

Are Cocker Spaniels Family Dogs? [are Cocker Spaniels good with children]
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Are Cocker Spaniels Family Dogs? [are Cocker Spaniels good with children]

If you’ve ever been interested in a Cocker Spaniel, you may have wondered: are they a good fit for a family? The good news is yes, Cocker Spaniel dogs make excellent family pets. Known for their affectionate, easy-going personalities, Cocker Spaniels are excellent choices for those with young children. Before running to your nearest rescue,…

How to Get a German Shepherd Puppy to Stop Biting [training steps you need to know]
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How to Get a German Shepherd Puppy to Stop Biting [training steps you need to know]

You are excited to start playing with your new German Shepherd puppy However, you soon find that your new puppy likes to bite and those sharp puppy teeth can hurt! Using puppy training techniques such as alternative play or finding professional help, you can get your new German Shepherd dog to stop biting and be…

What is a Cane Corso? [large, powerful dog breed with Roman heritage]
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What is a Cane Corso? [large, powerful dog breed with Roman heritage]

The Cane Corso is a large dog breed that will grab your attention when you see it. These intelligent dogs have their origins in ancient Rome where it was believed that their ancestors joined armies to fight on the enemy lines. They make excellent guard dogs as well as great family pets if precautions are…

How to Introduce a Puppy to an Aggressive Cat [tips for cats and dogs to get along]
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How to Introduce a Puppy to an Aggressive Cat [tips for cats and dogs to get along]

Steps for introducing a puppy to a home with an aggressive cat. Keep them apart unless they are supervised. Limit their time together. Having a slow introduction is key. Feed them alone in separate rooms. Make sure they both understand basic human commands. Gradually increase their time together keeping a close eye on them. Be…

Human Foods That Are Good For Dogs [healthy people food dogs like]
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Human Foods That Are Good For Dogs [healthy people food dogs like]

There are many human foods that dogs can safely enjoy, and several of them have beneficial vitamins and minerals. However, some human foods can cause severe health problems for dogs and should be offered only in limited quantities or avoided completely. Keep reading to learn about which human foods are safe to feed your dog…

33 Non-toxic Houseplants for Dogs [4 toxic plants you should avoid]
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33 Non-toxic Houseplants for Dogs [4 toxic plants you should avoid]

Houseplants are an excellent addition to any home. They make your home look brighter and more lovely, but some plants can pose a significant danger to your dog. Knowing which nontoxic plants are dog safe is an important consideration for all pet owners. Keep reading below for a list of some of the best non-toxic…

Greyhound Lab Mix [what is a Greyador?]
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Greyhound Lab Mix [what is a Greyador?]

The Greyhound Labrador mix, also known as the “Greyador,” combines the Lab’s friendly personality and the Greyhound’s elegant looks. This hybrid dog is becoming a popular family pet. Initially, the product of random encounters, the Greyhound Lab mix is now a designer breed crossing a purebred Labrador with a purebred Greyhound. The Greyador is a…

Mini Goldendoodle vs Medium vs Standard Goldendoodle [which size goldendoodle is best for you?]
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Mini Goldendoodle vs Medium vs Standard Goldendoodle [which size goldendoodle is best for you?]

There are several sizes of Goldendoodles. Standard, Medium, Miniature, and Toy. The Standard Goldendoodle is a large dog that needs lots of space. The difference between a Mini and Standard Goldendoodle is basically size and temperament. The Toy Goldendoodle is a tiny dog full of life. When people hear of the Miniature Goldendoodle, they often…

Can Unvaccinated Puppies be Around Vaccinated Dogs? [are vaccinations bad for dogs?]
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Can Unvaccinated Puppies be Around Vaccinated Dogs? [are vaccinations bad for dogs?]

Pet owners may wonder if there is a risk when you have an unvaccinated puppy around a vaccinated dog? Is there a chance the unvaccinated puppy will get sick? The answer is yes, they can. Since the early 1900’s the medical profession has been using vaccines on dogs to prevent them from getting Bordetella Bronchiseptica, Canine…

Shih Tzu Yorkie Mix [Is a Shorkie the Perfect Pet?]
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Shih Tzu Yorkie Mix [Is a Shorkie the Perfect Pet?]

The Shih Tzu Yorkie mix (Shorkie) has filled the hearts of many despite their tiny size.  The Shorkie is a mix between a Shih Tzu and Yorkshire Terrier. This small and relatively new designer dog breed is becoming very popular. Their lively nature and loyal temperament make them great companion dogs. Other than their need…

18 Curly Haired Dog Breeds

18 Curly Haired Dog Breeds

Curly haired dog breeds tend to shed less and are better for allergy sufferers. Many, such as the standard and toy poodle, are frequent contestants in dog shows because of their unique looks. Others, like the Kerry Blue Terrier, were born to hunt and chase their prey. Their coats can be anything from tight curls…

Poodle Mix Dogs [12 best poodle hybrid dogs!]
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Poodle Mix Dogs [12 best poodle hybrid dogs!]

Poodle mixes are designer hybrid dogs that come in a variety of sizes and temperaments. There are many Poodle mixes to choose from with the Goldendoodle and Labradoodle being the most popular. Poodle hybrids were bred to be highly intelligent dogs that are affectionate, calm, and tend to shed less making them better for allergy…

Swedish Dog Breeds [8 rare dog breeds you never heard of from Sweden!]

Swedish Dog Breeds [8 rare dog breeds you never heard of from Sweden!]

Swedish dog breeds have played a huge part in Swedish history. Thousands of years ago, these highly valued dogs were originally bred to protect, work, and serve as companions. Swedish breeds are distinct in their looks and temperament and are considered national treasures in Sweden. Here are Eight of the most popular Swedish dog breeds.  What…

Belgian Malinois vs German Shepherd vs Dutch Shepherd [which is the best]
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Belgian Malinois vs German Shepherd vs Dutch Shepherd [which is the best]

Dutch Shepherds, German Shepherds, and Belgian Malinois have some significant differences between them. All three are working dogs that are regularly used by the police, the military, and farmers. Each has its own unique colors and personality traits. They are all big, muscular dogs, but they wear different coats. Read below to find out additional…

14 Dog Breeds That Look Like Bears [plus teddy bear dog breeds]

14 Dog Breeds That Look Like Bears [plus teddy bear dog breeds]

Several dog breeds have a striking resemblance to small bears. This includes the Akita, Alaskan Malamute, Caucasian Shepherd, Chow Chow,  Eurasier, Great Pyrenees, Keeshond, Leonberger, Newfoundland, Pomeranian, Samoyed, and the Tibetan Mastiff. Some look like bear cubs as puppies, and others retain the bear-like look into adulthood. Although dogs and bears are not directly related,…

Rottweiler Male vs Female [which one is a better pet]
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Rottweiler Male vs Female [which one is a better pet]

There are physical and personality differences with the Rottweiler breed based on the dog’s gender. Most male Rottweilers are larger, stronger, and tend to act more dominant or aggressive than females. Both can make great pets with proper training and supervision. Many differences between the male and female Rottweiler are common to any dog breed but…

Alaskan Malamute vs Husky [What is the difference between a husky and malamute?]
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Alaskan Malamute vs Husky [What is the difference between a husky and malamute?]

The Alaskan Malamute and Husky are often confused as the same but they are different dog breeds and vary in several ways. Malamutes are larger and heavier than the Husky. Both are Arctic sled dogs but the stronger Malamute can pull heavier loads. Huskies are pack dogs where the Malamute will bond more with their…

Are German Shepherds Good Family Dogs? [are german shepherds kid friendly]
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Are German Shepherds Good Family Dogs? [are german shepherds kid friendly]

German Shepherds are good family dogs if your children are older and act mature. Because German Shepherds are large dogs that can be aggressive they are not the best choice being around young children. They can have a good demeanor though if properly trained from a young age. German Shepherd dogs (also called GSD) are…

What is a Goldendoodle? [goldendoodle facts]
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What is a Goldendoodle? [goldendoodle facts]

The Goldendoodle is a crossbreed dog, mixing a purebred Poodle and a purebred Golden Retriever. The goal of mixing these two breeds was to develop a dog with a good personality, that was smart, had an interesting look, and was hypoallergenic. Goldendoodles are not a recognized breed. The Goldendoodle hybrid dog has become very popular…

Golden Retriever Rescue Near Me [golden retriever rescues by state]
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Golden Retriever Rescue Near Me [golden retriever rescues by state]

The BEST way to get a Golden Retriever is through a Golden Retriever Rescue operation. They are easy to work with and you will really be helping a wonderful Golden Retriever in need. Adopt a Golden Retriever Today! Just follow the links below (or call) to find your nearest Golden Retriever Rescue. List of Golden…

History of the German Shepherd [german shepherd facts]
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History of the German Shepherd [german shepherd facts]

Everyone who loves dogs is a fan of the spectacular German Shepherd! But have you ever wondered the story behind these amazing dogs and how they came to be? I did and the following is what I found out! So read on for a fascinating story! In the late 1800’s a German military officer named,…

Are Dachshunds Good Dogs? [dachshunds characteristics]
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Are Dachshunds Good Dogs? [dachshunds characteristics]

Often referred to as the wiener dog because of its low profile and long body resembling a hotdog shape, dachshunds are a beloved breed. The question really isn’t if dachshunds are “good” dogs, but rather if their characteristics are compatible with your family. Dachshunds are good dogs. They are full of personality and some say a…

Best Small Dogs For Families [Best Small Dog Breeds]

Best Small Dogs For Families [Best Small Dog Breeds]

Have you thought about getting a dog for your family but don’t know what breed to get? Many people think a small dog is best for a family and I have to agree!  The Best Small Dogs for Families usually are good with children, can adapt well to a variety of situations, are playful, full…

Golden Retriever Lifespan [Oldest Golden Retriever]
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Golden Retriever Lifespan [Oldest Golden Retriever]

For anyone who has or wants a lovable Golden Retriever in their life, knowing the lifespan of a Golden Retriever is valuable information. I will try to answer that question and provide insight on how to extend their lives as much as reasonably possible. Golden Retrievers make wonderful companions and are one of the most…

German Shepherd Lifespan [Male and Female]
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German Shepherd Lifespan [Male and Female]

As the proud or prospective owner of a German Shepherd, it’s good to know the average German Shepherd lifespan. I did some research I want to share with you! Keep reading. In addition to that, it is also important to know how to give your precious companion the longest and best quality of life possible….

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