Archive for June, 2018

  • What Are Hybrid Dogs

    A hybrid dog is also known as a mixed breed dog.

    Hybrid puppies are available in all shapes, sizes, and colors. They may have short curly hair or long and silky locs. Maybe they will have long and pointy noses or short and stubby snouts. As we mentioned, there are so many options when it comes to hybrid puppies. What makes them so attractive is that they are designed to meet various pet owners’ needs! At Petland, we have many designer or hybrid puppies for sale!

    History

    There actually used to be a time when most “mutt” dogs that roamed pretty much looked the same. More often than not, the only things separating them was their age and their names! Other than that, they were brown, short coated, medium sized dogs.

    Today

    Even today in some countries where humans haven’t imprinted the canine population with breeding hybrid puppies, many of the dogs still bear the aforementioned physical characteristics. Say for instance hybrid puppies in countries located in Australia and South America, have longer coats than others, but they generally have their historical traits.

    Why Are Hybrid Puppies Popular Choices?

    One of the main reasons that people choose to purchase hybrid puppies is because they are generally considered to be healthier than purebred dogs. They draw from broader gene pools, thus producing hybrid puppies and reducing inbreeding, which causes genetic health issues.

    Of course, we know that you can’t assume that because you’ve purchased hybrid puppies that they won’t have any health problems. As with any breed, there are issues that are commonly associated with them. Having a fresh bloodline makes very little difference if the parents aren’t healthy and this is important for you to know.

     

    All of our hybrid puppies for sale come from reputable and responsible breeders and you can always ensure that your puppies are happy and healthy! We are always available to field your questions and help with your hybrid puppy choice!

     

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  • The Great German Shepherd

    Without a question and any doubt, German Shepherd puppies are prized possessions!

    They are strong, formidable furry family members and they are like none other. They’ve been praised across the globe for their presence and prestige. Below, we’ve highlight some of the most prestigious accomplishments of German Shepherd puppies.

    Rin Tin Tin

    We’re pretty sure that you’ve probably heard or know of Rin Tin Tin. Rin Tin Tin was one of the German Shepherd puppies rescued from the World War I battlefield. The American soldier named Duncan Lee, trained Rin Tin Tin to work in silent films. Rin Tin Tin was such a huge star that Warner Brothers would create a Rin Tin Tin movie whenever the studio needed money!

    This was a first for German Shepherd puppies or any breed for that matter, being rumored have been voted as best actor of the first Academy Awards, in 1929. He didn’t win, however, and it was given to a human after all. He was later awarded the American Humane Association’s first Legacy Award, in 2011. He also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    Strong heart

    There were other famous German Shepherd puppies! Before there was Rin Tin Tin, there was Strong heart. He was a German Shepherd who was actually one of the first canine film stars. He was trained in Germany as a police dog and he worked for the German Red Cross. By the age of 3, he was brought to the United States.

    Strongheart went on to star in tons of movies, including the 1925 adaption of White Fang. He was a beloved celebrity and he certainly paved the way for other German Shepherd puppies.

    6 German Shepherds in One Play

    During the mid-1980s, there was a play that was written by a Dutch director named Whim Schipper. They received acting lessons in Amsterdam, as they were highly motivated by treats! The name of the play was called Going to the Dogs. It was about a daughter who brought home a new boyfriend, their love, and jealousy and the consequential parental concerns. The play didn’t do so well, however!

    German Shepherds Helped in WWI

    Flax of Lewanno was honored at Westminster, in 1917, for bringing in 54 wounded soldiers to safety in WWI. WWI helped to increase the popularity of German Shepherd puppies in the United States, too. American Soldiers took notice of how they were capable, that they decided to bring some back home with them.

     

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  • Maltese for Sale, Have You Seen Our Precious Fluffballs?

    Are You Searching for Maltese for Sale? We Have the Puppies You’re Looking For!

    The Maltese is a timeless breed that is considered one of the oldest toy dogs still in existence. Originally thought to hail from the island of Malta, the Maltese has graced the laps of many different types of people. Whether they were companions to sailors from the Mediterranean or European royalty, this little white fluffball has certainly stood the test of time! They are sweet, affectionate and loyal to their owners. And their signature white coats and little black button noses have not changed since the beginning and continue to charm people every day in our store. But maybe you want to know more about the Maltese and what their personalities are like before you add Maltese for sale to your family? Look no further! We want to educate and inform people about what might be the best breed for their families!

    Check out more about the adorable and famous Maltese:

    • As the Maltese is a toy breed, they typically stay around 5-9lbs. This also makes them ideal for apartments, condos and smaller environments with or without a yard.
    • The Maltese, despite their diminutive size, are an energetic breed and do need to take walks or engage in playtime every day.
    • They are typically a quiet breed, when it comes to talking about the toy category, but they will alert you to people at the door or cars in the driveway.
    • Their glorious white coats grow continuously and will have to be brushed daily and groomed regularly to keep it from matting. However, they are considered very low-shedders and work well for people with allergies as they have no pet dander typical to other dog breeds.
    • The Maltese is gentle, affectionate, intelligent, responsive and trusting. A good family dog, Maltese are lively, playful, vigorous, and they generally enjoys learning tricks. They can be snappy with raucous children who handle them roughly though and do better with older children.

    These bullets are just a small bit of information on this wonderful breed! Check out our Maltese breed information page to delve into the world of the Maltese a little more. You can also give our knowledgeable Pet Counselors a call with any additional questions you might have! And, as always, you can check out our available puppies page to see all of our Maltese for sale in our store! 

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  • Labrador Retriever Puppies for Sale: Petland Has What You’re Looking For!

    Do You Think Labrador Retriever Puppies for Sale Could Be Right for You and Your Family?

    While there are many popular breeds in the US, there are none quite like the Labrador! The ultimate family dog, hiking companion and all-around lovable four-legged family member, the Lab has been the number one most popular breed for many years. Here at Petland, we like to think this is because the Lab has many great qualities for many types of homes. The Lab is one of our favorite breeds for families, with many people adding more than one to their ranks. But like with any breed, the Lab needs to fit in well with your family and environment, so everybody stays happy! Because we specialize in matching the right pet with the perfect family, we like to give you as much information as possible on the dog breed you’re considering, so you can make an educated choice. So, here is the blog we put together for the Labrador Retriever puppies for sale that we have in our store! Want to check out some pictures first? We don’t blame you! Here are our available puppies, right here.

    Check out some interesting facts about the famous Labrador Retriever:

    •  The Lab is actually from Newfoundland, where it got its start as a (you guessed it!) retriever of fowl and small game for hunters. Their short, very dense and water resistant coats helped these dogs wade into the colder waters of the North.
    • Labradors were officially recognized by the AKC in 1917 in their sporting group. They are accepted in three colors, yellow, chocolate and black with no additional markings.
    • These are large breed dogs with an average weight of 55-75lbs and a lifespan of 10-14 years.
    • Because of their working dog roots, the Lab is a very active breed. This means lots of walks, playtime and anything else you can think up daily. They work best with an active family, especially with children to help them get out all that energy!
    • Even though their coats are short, Labs require brushing and de-shedding constantly to keep their undercoats looking nice.

    This is only a small amount of information about our Labrador Retriever puppies for sale! Give our dedicated Pet Counselors a call today with more questions. Or, better yet, stop by our store to see all of our puppies in person! As always, puppy kisses and cuddles are free!

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  • Our Basset Hound Puppies Will Melt Your Heart!

    Those sad eyes, wrinkly faces and trip-over worthy ears, our Basset hound puppies will be love at first sight!

    The Basset hound is thought to come from as far back as the 1500s when the French were using low slung, heavy-bodied hounds to trail rabbits. The word “bas” is French for “low” befitting the Basset hound’s signature stature. For hunters, the Basset was the ideal companion as its slow and steady gait was easy to trail after. In the United States, the Basset quickly moved on from hunting dog to beloved family pet. Familiarized to the public by cartoons, commercials and mascots, the Basset remains a very popular large breed dog to this day. This laid-back breed is easily one of the most recognizable in the dog world, but what else do you know about Basset? Don’t worry, that’s where we come in! Read on for interesting facts about the Basset hound. Petland often has Basset hound puppies for sale, check them out on our available puppies page!

    This hound dog will steal your heart, check out more on their breed and personality:

    • Bassets are heavy-boned dogs with a thick body on short, stubby legs. Because they are a large breed, Bassets are slow maturing dogs, often not reaching full size until two years old. They have an average weight of 40-80lbs!
    • The Basset has a short, shiny coat that comes in typical hound colors: red and white and tri-color, with ticking being fairly common. They don’t require much grooming and are considered average to heavy shedders.
    • The Basset hound is a friendly, outgoing breed. Originally used hunting with a pack, they tend to be good with other dogs and other pets. Bassets are people oriented and get along well with children.
    • Because they are hound dogs, they have that deep baying bark typical of the category. They do better having a bigger environment and yard, even though they have minimal exercise requirements, as they like to wander scenting around.
    •  Bassets need patience and a firm hand with training. They have a keen mind, but get distracted easily.

    Think you’ve got what it takes to be a Basset hound owner? We think so too! Give us a call today to learn more about the Basset hound puppies in our store!

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  • Puppies for Sale: Petland Has So Many to Choose From!

    If You’re Looking for Puppies for Sale, Petland Has the Best Selection in the State!

    Petland is so much more than just small animals, birds, reptiles, fish and supplies! Many people don’t realize that we also carry more breeds of puppies than any other location in the state. This includes many different kinds of small, medium and large breed puppies for sale for you to kiss, cuddle and love on!

    How you can interact with our puppies for sale

    Our puppy socialization rooms make it easy for you and your family to bond with your potential new puppy in privacy. Our knowledgeable Pet Counselors can work with you on which puppies might be right for your situation and environment. We can also advise you on which puppies fit your energy level, so everybody stays happy and healthy! Since we have tons of different breeds, we can definitely find the perfect one for you!

    What our puppies come home with

    We have special packages that will help you take home everything you need to properly train your new pupper. When it comes to housebreaking and teething, you want to be ahead of the curve when it comes to training. You wouldn’t want to sacrifice a new pair of shoes or an expensive rug to an untrained puppy. Our Pet Counselors will walk you through pet ownership in an easy to understand way, so the whole family can be in on the fun!

    Our puppies always have the most extensive medical records

    When it comes to the best in vaccinations, wormings and preventative medications, Petland cannot be beat! We believe that to truly stand behind the health of our puppies for sale, they need to have the best medical care available. We also have the highest buying standards for puppies of any other pet retail location. We want to continue to raise the bar for the medical care of both puppies and puppy parents in this industry. Check out more at our Petland Cares website!

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  • French Bulldog Puppies vs. Other Bulldogs – The Showdown

    Bulldogs of all types are in vogue, but French bulldog puppies seem to be rocketing in popularity. But what makes them take the top spot above all other bulldog breeds out there?

    Currently, the French bulldog takes the AKC’s 6th spot for most popular breeds in America, up from 10th the year before. And for the rankings in New York alone, the Frenchie has been number one the last two years running! People are wondering why this funny little clown dog is stealing hearts all over, so we’re going to try and break it down into why we think the Frenchie is reigning supreme.

    It’s the ears, right? Everyone loves the bat ears!

    The French bulldog has a distinctive feature that no other bulldog can tout, those “bat-like” ears. Most bulldogs have ears that flap over, while the Frenchie’s stand straight up, giving them a built in radar capable of hearing the fridge open from anywhere in the house. It also gives them a very sweet looking face, despite their smooshed face and often crooked teeth. People can’t seem to get enough!

    Small bodies, big personality.

    Really, a Frenchie has similar traits to their larger brethren. They are often lazy, very lazy, typically very quiet and extremely affable. But they have an added benefit of being quite a bit smaller than any other bulldog. Having a breed with easier mobility means a lot to people, they want to take their dogs wherever they’re going and the small the dog, the easier the travel. However, you’re not sacrificing anything with the Frenchie. They are not frilly or dainty, they still have a bulldog heft to them, making them seem bigger that they really are.

    Same old bulldog problems though.

    Frenchies cannot swim. They can’t do heat…or cold for that matter. They snort. There’s snoring, lots of snoring. They even breathe loudly. If this sounds familiar, it should. Almost every kind of bulldog has these afflictions, but for true bulldog lovers, it’s part of the charm. However, the French bulldog rarely drools and they don’t typically have an extended teething and chewing period. They don’t shed as much, having two heavier seasons and then very minimal. And they have almost non-existent exercise requirements, unlike many other bully breeds. It’s pros and cons, people!

    I’m sure we could go on about how awesome and huggable and precious French bulldog puppies are all day, but you’ve got things to do! Like head down to Petland and get kisses and cuddles from all our resident Frenchies, check out pictures on our available puppies pages right now!

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  • English Bulldogs for Sale: Stop By Petland Today!

    It’s hard to resist the sweet, smushy faces of English Bulldogs for sale, especially puppies!

    The English bulldog is exactly what it sounds like, a squat, powerful breed originating from the British Isles. While they have moved from a working past to a lovable family companion, the English bulldog continues to charm and “bully” its way into people’s hearts. Here at Petland, we find that there are few people that can walk past an English bulldog puppy without completely melting! But there are so many more qualities to the bulldog that make them great pets for many types of families. We want to explore deeper into the personality and characteristics of the English bulldog in our newest blog. Want to check out our available English bulldogs for sale before reading further? Just click here!

    The fun, but sometimes very snorty world of the English bulldog:

    • The English bulldog has a very affectionate, gentle disposition. Stalwart and patient, the bulldog is a wonderful family pet and loving to most children. They are very people-oriented as a breed, and they will actively seek out the attention of their beloved owners.
    • English bulldogs make fine apartment and small condo pets that do not require a yard. Typically low-endurance dogs, they need only a moderate amount of exercise.
    • They thrive best in temperate climates because of their flat faces. They readily overheat and have breathing difficulties in hot weather, and they chill easily in cold temperatures. So keep them inside as much as possible in extreme weather!
    • Their unusual noses also make them well known for snoring, snorting, sneezing and loud breathing, but that’s okay, we love them all the more for it!
    • The come in several colors: red, white, brindle and pied with mixtures between them all. They can range between 45-85lb and have an average life span of 8-10 years since they are a large breed dog.
    • Their coats are short and fine and require little upkeep besides a bath and brushing every now and then. However, their wrinkles must be cleaned out weekly to prevent skin infections and discoloration.

    We hope that reading more about the English bulldog has made you fall even more in love with them! You’ve got more questions? Well, we’ve got the answers! Our knowledgeable Pet Counselors are on hand to help you figure out which of our English bulldogs for sale might be right for you and your family. Call us today or simply come by the store for live and in person puppy cuddles!

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  • Bichon Frise Puppies for Sale: the Ultimate Powder-Puff Dog!

    Searching for Bichon Frise puppies for sale? Look no further, Petland has the Bichon puppies you’re looking for!

    The Bichon Frise (pronounced bee-SHON free-ZAY, we know, it’s a mouthful!) is considered to be a descendant of a type of water spaniel and was known in the Mediterranean area as far back as the Middle Ages. Bred as companions for sailors and nobility alike, the Bichon has enjoyed its reign as one of the most popular lap dogs in history. Bichons have long been recognized as good companion dogs because of their cheerful, even temperaments. They have recently had a surge of new popularity because of their hair coats that have little to no pet dander and are wonderful for those with allergies. Want to know about this frilly named little puffball? Read along with our blog to discover interesting facts about Bichons! Petland always has Bichon Frise puppies for sale, just check out our available puppies page!

    It’s not all just white poofy hair and button noses for the Bichon, check out their temperament and characteristics:

    •  The Bichon Frise is considered a wonderful all-around pet that is both playful and gentle. Bichons get along well with other pets. And they are generally considered very good with kids of all ages.
    • Bichons are active dogs, but because they are small, they don’t need much room for play and exercise. They are suitable for apartment living. Bichons are not known for barking, which is a real plus for people who live in urban areas.
    • They do require considerable time for the maintenance of their luxurious coats. They need grooming, bathing and trimming on a regular basis to keep them from getting matted.
    • Bichons average in weight from 8-12lbs and are slightly longer than they are tall. Their coats are either all white, buff and white and apricot and white.
    • They need patience and consistency with training. The Bichon is very intelligent, but sometimes that means they might not want to do what you want them to!

    The Bichon Frise makes a great pet for many different types of families! Find out more about the Bichon Frise puppies for sale in our store by giving our dedicated Pet Counselors a call today!

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  • Boston Terrier for Sale: These Dapper Dudes Love a Good Time!

    A fun, playful breed, a Boston terrier for sale is a great choice for people who want a cheerful and energetic companion!

    There is so much that makes the Boston terrier a great addition to all sorts of families! Many people don’t realize that they are one of the only dog breeds to be bred originally in the United States from, you guessed it, Boston, Massachusetts! Boston Terriers are affectionately known as the “American Gentleman” of dogs due to their origins and the tuxedo-like quality of their black and white coats. They have been an American staple since the 1960s and have thrived in households due to their fun, affable nature. Think the Boston might be right for your family? Keep reading for interesting facts about the temperament and characteristics of the Boston terrier. Want to see pictures of the Boston terrier for sale in our store, check out our available puppies page!

    Boston terriers have a look and personality that make you sit up and take notice!

    • Bostons have a short, smooth coat that is almost shiny in appearance. They are either brindle with white markings, black with white markings, or seal (a chocolaty red) with white markings. And their tails are either cute little nubs or “screw tails” that resemble a piglets. So stinking cute!
    • They vary greatly in weight and be as small at 14lbs and go all the way up to 28lbs! They have an average lifespan of about 12-14 years because of their smaller stature.
    • Bostons certainly require exercise, as they are an energetic breed. However, a few short play sessions daily or moderate walks are better than long exercise sessions. Because of the flat nature of their faces, they can get overheated from extreme play or weather conditions.
    • The Boston does great with children and other pets. They are heartier than other small breed dogs and can handle a little rougher of a play time.
    • An occasional bath, supplemented by brushing, is really all that’s needed to keep the coat looking good. This will also control shedding, which occurs, but is minimal in this breed.

    Unfortunately, there is so much more to the Boston terrier breed than we can get into today! Feel free to give our knowledgeable Pet Counselors a call with any additional questions about our Boston terriers we have for sale in our store. We can definitely agree on one thing, Boston terrier puppies are good at giving lots of puppy kisses!

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