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Five Fun Facts About Newfoundlands

Five Fun Facts About Newfoundlands

“Newfies” as they are affectionately called, are truly the gentle giants of the dog world. Once you’ve been “owned” by a Newfoundland, you’ll never want another breed. Here are five fun facts about these lovable sweethearts: One - Newfoundlands have webbed feet! Well, not feet like a duck, but partially webbed feet. This feature, which they share with several other breeds, makes them great in the water. Two - Newfies are great swimmers. Not surprising, given that they have webbed feet. Three - And continuing the water theme, Newfoundlands make fantastic water rescue dogs. They have been known to venture…
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What Your Dog Breed Says About Your Personality

What Your Dog Breed Says About Your Personality

Have you ever seen those hilarious photographs that show owners next to their dogs and they look alike? Well all humor aside, there are studies that suggest the personality of the breed of dog you own will reflect your personality.  If you own one of these breeds, or know someone who does, how much does the dog’s personality say about you? Boxer - Playful and affectionate, these dogs make wonderful family pets. Boxer owners are also devoted to their families and while very loving people, are also fiercely protective. Great Dane - People who own Great Danes, just like their…
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Five Great Dane Fun Facts

Five Great Dane Fun Facts

The imposing Great Dane is truly a giant, both in physical stature and in personality. How much do you know about these beautiful dogs? One - Great Danes hold the record for the tallest dogs in the world. A male Dane can stand 32 inches at the shoulder and when this breed stands on their hind legs both males and females can tower over humans. Two - Even though these dogs are really big, they are pups at heart. They are highly social and affectionate and are great around children as well. Of course, young children should never be left…
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Why Is This Dog Breed The Most Popular In The U.S.?

Why Is This Dog Breed The Most Popular In The U.S.?

Dog owners who are partial to a particular breed like to think that their choice of dog breeds will be appealing to everyone, but that’s not the case. The Labrador Retriever remains America’s number one breed in terms of popularity year after year after year. So what makes the Labrador Retriever so appealing to people? Here are just a few of the reasons dog lovers everywhere just can’t get enough of this breed: One - First on the list is the Lab’s personality, which is friendly and outgoing. Two - Lab’s socialize easily with other dogs, making play dates and…
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Seven Fun Facts About Whippets

Seven Fun Facts About Whippets

Whippets are known as the “poor man’s racehorse” and are faster than greased lightning when he has something to chase. But when he’s not running, the Whippet is quite content to stretch out and relax! Here are seven fun facts about this slender speed king: One - The whippet does not not bark very much. This is not a vocal breed and some whippets don’t bark at all. This trait makes them good apartment dwellers! Two - Whippets are smart. They are very intelligent and also very obedient, a great combination. Three - Whippets have a low maintenance coat. Their…
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Five Fun Facts About Dalmatians

Five Fun Facts About Dalmatians

We’ve featured the Dalmatian in a previous Breed Spotlight, but in this post we are highlighting five fun facts you probably don’t know about these striking spotted canines! One - Dalmatian puppies are born without spots. And you can disregard what the movie 101 Dalmatians tells you, because they don’t get their spots until they are about four weeks old. Two - Speaking of the 101 Dalmatians movie, it didn’t do the breed any favors. Besides the rather harmless misinformation about puppies and their spots, a lot of families raced out to get a Dalmatian pup after seeing the movie…
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Are You Mispronouncing These Five Dog Names?

Are You Mispronouncing These Five Dog Names?

Let’s face it, unless you are the owner of one of these breeds, you cringe when you see their name in print because you are just not certain how to pronounce it. Or worse yet, you think you know how, only to find out you’ve been saying it wrong for years! Here’s our “hard to pronounce” dog names guide to the rescue! Vizsla - Hailing from Hungary, the sleek, rust colored Vizsla is a hunting dog through and through.  Here’s the wrong way to say the breed’s name: viz-sluh And the correct way: VEESH-la  Weimaraner - This sleek beautiful dog…
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Poodle Trivia Quiz

Poodle Trivia Quiz

How many of these things did you already know about poodles? If you are not a poodle owner, they may surprise you. And even if you are a poodle person, you might learn a thing or two! One - Most people believe that poodles are from France.  Actually, they were developed in Germany. The German word for puddle is pudel. Two - The poodle was bred as a working dog, not as an ornament for the rich and famous. The poodle bred was bred to hunt. Actually they were bred to retrieve ducks and other waterfowl. Thus the association with…
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Poodlemania – Six Poodle Quotes To Make You Smile

Poodlemania – Six Poodle Quotes To Make You Smile

...Pomeranians speak only to Poodles and Poodles speak only to God. ~ Charles Kuralt Poodles are not dogs, they're art. ~ Rachael Leigh Cook It was raining cats and dogs, and I fell in a poodle. ~ Charles A. Murray Even the tiniest poodle is lionhearted, ready to do anything to defend home, master, and mistress. ~ Louis Sabin Stotting is jumping upward with all four legs simultaneously. My advice: do not die until you've seen a large black poodle stotting in the snow. ~ Douglas Adams When beetles fight these battles in a bottle with their paddles and the…
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Breed Spotlight – Great Dane

Breed Spotlight – Great Dane

The imposing Great Dane, interestingly enough, has nothing at all to do with Denmark, as the breed was developed in Germany! The Dane is an extremely old breed, going back at least 400 years if not further.  Danes were originally bred to hunt wild boars, but later happily took on the job of protecting their owners’ homes and families, a role they still play today. They are a courageous breed and will ferociously guard their loved ones. But with their human families, they display a softness and gentleness of spirit and are very patient with children. The number one killer…
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