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Puppy Mill Breeders: The TRUTH Revealed!

Do we really understand what factors make a breeder a ‘puppy mill breeder’? Are all the places you might think of as ‘puppy mills’ inherently evil places? We want to help all of you fellow dog lovers understand what sets apart a good breeder from a bad breeder and how we can all avoid getting our puppy from uncaring breeders....

Dogs in Bahrain

Bahrain, a country with a population just over a million, is located in the Middle East neighboring Saudi Arabia and Qatar. With one of the worlds fastest growing economies, Bahrain functions as a financial hub of the Middle East and is home to many expatriates. The majority of the population is of islamic background. According to islamic religious rules, dogs...

Why Do Rhodesian Ridgebacks Have a Ridge on Their Backs?

For those Rhodesian Ridgeback fans, who have wondered why a Ridgeback is indeed called a Ridgeback, one has to look at the cause of the ridge on their backs to get the real answers. Taking the inititative to map the hair ridge trait in Rhodesian ridgebacks, scientists identified a segment of DNA that was found in Ridgebacks and the analysis...
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Smartest Dog Breeds – The 10 Most Intelligent Dog Breeds

On the surface, canines seem like simple-minded creatures that do nothing more than eat, sleep, scratch themselves, and lick your face. However, dogs are actually far cleverer than their owners give them credit for. Of course, every breed is genetically different, and some species are inherently smarter than others. The following are the ten most intelligent dog breeds. While the...

The Naked Truth About Hairless Dog Breeds!

We have probably all seen the interesting dog breeds that are labeled as the hairless breeds. Some would call them disgusting; some would call them strange, but more often than not the reactions are due to a lack of knowledge. What do we really know about the naked dog breeds? For years, scientists have believed that the hairless dog breeds...

The 7 Phases of Puppy Development

Like human babies, canine pups undergo multiple stages during its first year of life. It is during this time that it is learning about its surroundings and how the world functions. As the owner, you play an enormous influence in your puppy’s development. It is through you that it will learn what behaviors are good and which ones are bad....
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10 facts you didn’t know about Vizsla dogs

Fact #1 In a way the Vizsla has more in common with cats than other dogs. No, it doesn’t purr and meow, but it’s a self cleaning dog and has very little of the odour most other dogs possess. So the Vizsla is an ideal match for those with a sensitive nose and no desire to bath their dog every week.
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A Dog’s Bloodline: 5 Facts you NEED to Know!

The bloodline of a dog is a tale of its lineage. Like a family tree, it shows what other dogs have come before it and what has contributed to its present genetic make-up. There are two ways of viewing bloodlines to be aware of: one that is formed based on the breeder’s signature of careful standard and the other bloodline...
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The 12 Longest Living Dog Breeds

One of the biggest misfortunes of being a pet owner is that we can’t grow old with our furry companion. The fact that they age seven dog years for every human year just seems unfair. This is all the more reason to cherish your furry friend while it’s around. There are, however, several dog species that live a few years...
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3 Secrets Revealed about Pet Store Puppies!

‘How much is that doggy in the window?’. We have all heard the famous song. But the question is how much do you know about your local pet store and their puppies? Although buying a hamster or a guinea pig in a pet store doesn’t bare too many risks, buying a puppy in a pet store is probably not the...
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Caucasian Shepherd: family pet or ruthless killer?

We have been experiencing a steady growth in the number of enquiries for Caucasian Mountain Dogs or Caucasian Shepherds as they are also known. We’ve been trying to figure out what the increase in popularity can be attributed to, but we can only guess. One of our guesses is that the Caucasian Shepherd breed has been featured in a National...