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Does Your Dog Have A Favorite Person?

Does Your Dog Have A Favorite Person?

Many dogs have a member of their human family they regard as their favorite person. It would seem to make sense, that for these dogs, that person would be the one who feeds them the most and also gives them the most attention.  But this is not always the case.  Actually there are several things that can come into play that can influence your dog’s choice of his favorite person.  One - Breed - Some breeds tend to be more “one person dogs” than others. These include English Bulldogs, Collies, Beagles, Boxers, French Bulldogs, Golden and Labrador Retrievers, Yorkshire Terriers,…
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Which 10 Dog Breeds Live The Longest?

Which 10 Dog Breeds Live The Longest?

There are many factors that determine how long any particular dog lives, including the care the dog receives. Preventative medical care such as heart worm preventative medication, dental cleanings, quality food and regular exercise can all help to ensure your dog has a long and healthy life.  But the one underlying factor that affects longevity is your dog’s breed. As a rule, smaller dogs live longer on average than larger dogs, so in this list of the ten longest lived dog breeds, they are all on the smaller side. These are ranked from lowest average lifespan to the longest.  One…
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Breed Center Stage – French Bulldog

Breed Center Stage – French Bulldog

One of the most popular breeds of small dogs, “Frenchies” as they are called, are especially favored by city dwellers. With their alert, adaptable and playful personalities, this breed is completely irresistibleFrench bulldogs have almost the same physical characteristics as regular bulldogs except for their “bat ears” which stand straight up, giving their faces an inquisitive, playful appearance. Their coats are very smooth and their bodies are very compact and muscular. The Frenchie stands eleven to thirteen inches at the shoulder and usually weighs in under 28 pounds. Frenchies make great companions for single people as well as couples and…
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At What Age Are Puppies At Their Cutest?

At What Age Are Puppies At Their Cutest?

Most dog lovers will tell you without hesitation that yes, puppies are cute, but it doesn't matter to them how old a dog is for them to love it. And yes, of course thank goodness that’s true, otherwise people would never adopt older dogs or adult dogs from a resuce organization. But researchers from the University of Arizona’s Canine Science Collaboratory found there is an optimal age range in which puppies seem “cutest” to humans, and that age range has interesting implications for dogs’ survival and their relationship with the human species. The study involved 51 human participants who were…
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Breed Center Stage – Australian Shepherd

Breed Center Stage – Australian Shepherd

A hard working, active and extremely smart breed, the Australian Shepherd or “Aussie” as they are affectionately known, is a popular breed for active individuals and families alike. Despite their name, this breed was actually developed on working ranches in the American West in the 19th century and there is disagreement on this dog’s exact origin prior to its arrival in North America.  Aussies are great dogs but they are not for everyone. The Australian Shepherd is just that...a shepherd, and will attempt to herd anything in sight, including children, other dogs and birds. If you like an easy going,…
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Breed Center Stage – Standard Poodle

Breed Center Stage – Standard Poodle

Standard Poodles, with their active, aristocratic personalities, are a popular breed with both individuals and families alike. Many people have the completely wrong impression when it comes to poodles, thinking they are somehow ‘sissy’ dogs. In fact, they are athletic, very smart and are easily trained. A gorgeous black Standard Poodle named Siba, took home the Best in Show Trophy at the year’s Westminster Dog show with a performance in the ring that was nearly perfect. Although poodles are seen as elegant, aristocratic and pampered pooches, their history is very different as they were originally bred to be water retrievers.…
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