Thursday March 6, 2014
...say THAT fast five times. :) Yes, I'm working my way through the "Bs" on the list and will soon reach the "C" breeds. What are your perfect puppy picks? The most recent posts cover the fun loving Brittany (what a great gundog!), the prancing Boxer, and the stately and elegant Briard and Bouvier des Flandres. Learn more about the size, care requirements and personalities of these stunning breeds to see which one might be your dream puppy.
Boxer Puppies: Breed At A Glance
Bouvier des Flandres Puppies: Breed At A Glance
Briard Puppies: Breed At A Glance
Brittany Puppies: Breed At A Glance
Boxer Puppy Image © Dave M Photography/Flickr
Wednesday February 26, 2014
Yes, I've been busy writing new puppy breeds-at-a-glance. Forgive the delay posting new articles along the way, but this month has had some major Internet challenges. My IP provider somehow inadvertently "blocked" my access to this puppies.about.com site (among others) and so it's been a struggle to get much posted in a timely way.
That means you get a whole basket-full of new puppy info today! I'm working my way through the breeds, not by groups, but in an alphabetical order since I suspect many pet owners would search for the breed name that way. So for those interested in learning more about your pick-of-the-litter, here are some more breeds from the "B" part of the alphabet (yes, we have along way to go!).
Bernese Mountain Dog
Black and Tan Coonhound
You'll notice that I still need cute puppy pictures of the Borzoi, Black and Tan, Bloodhound and Border Terrier so shoot me a note if you'd like your puppy to represent his breed! (I can add MORE cute pictures to the others, too.)
Image Copr. MacBearXO/Flickr
Friday February 21, 2014
Wait a minute--you mean there could be a reason NOT to neuter your puppies? And what the heck is Zeuterin?
Hey, it's true that there are many positive benefits to relieving our dogs (and cats) of reproduction angst. But recent studies indicate that there may also be some concerns, and the question isn't quite as black and white as once thought.
I've delayed for more than a year before publishing this new article on Zeuterin(TM) and the Pros-Cons of Neutering. Zeuterin from Ark Sciences is a non-surgical alternative to castration, and may answer some of the concerns recently raised regarding some of the downsides to neutering some breeds. It's always important to realize that every dog is an individual, various breeds may have different concerns and issues, and to speak to your veterinarian and be informed about the choices you make. Bottom line, we want to be responsible pet parents--and our puppies are counting on us to make the smart choices!
Image Copr. Roxanne7/Flickr
Wednesday February 12, 2014
Did you watch the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show this past Monday and Tuesday evenings? At our house, we had a howling good time cheering on our doggy favorites. I'll confess to rooting for the German Shepherd Dog, and then the Corgi (love those herding dogs!), but the winner this year is a stunning little girl, a Wire Fox Terrier owned by Victor Malzoni Jr, Torie Steele, S & M Olund, and D Ryan. The dog's official name is GCH Afterall Painting The Sky, but she goes by "Sky."
What dog(s) did you root for? It's interesting to note that some of the most popular breeds have never won at Westminster including the Golden Retriever and Labrador Retriever. Whassup with that? :)
The American Kennel Club has released its "top ten" list of most popular breeds. Is your puppy fav on the list?
- Labrador Retriever
- German Shepherd
- Golden Retriever
- Yorkshire Terrier
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