Archive for August, 2018

  • What You Need to Know About Neapolitan Mastiffs

    The Neapolitan Mastiff is one of the largest dogs in the world.

    People pause in amazement when they see them because at first glance they’re taken aback at their sheer size and their droopy and deeply wrinkled faces! Fear not, however, unless you’re one of the bad guys! Continue reading to learn more about the Neapolitan Mastiff breed.

    With origins from Italy, the 100 to 150 pound Neapolitan Mastiff is a giant but also gentle dog. Some have mistakenly labeled them as aggressive. Aggression has often been confused with protection, which is a stark difference. The Neapolitan Mastiff can be an excellent protector and guard dog if he is trained to be one. Their natural temperaments are calm. They are not ideal for first-time dog owners, because they require someone who can guide them with firm, kind, and consistent training.

    Here’s the Neapolitan Mastiff Checklist:

    • They require a minimal amount of exercise but are prone to obesity because of their laziness.
    • They are massive and take up a lot of space!
    • They have low grooming needs.
    • The Neapolitan Mastiff is calm and quiet. Okay, they snore and snort a lot, but aren’t habitual barkers!
    • They are generally mild-mannered dogs.
    • They can display destructive behavior with they’re bored and left unattended for long periods of time.
    • Because of their large size, they have a short lifespan.
    • They are expensive to care for because of their large size and accompanying appetite!
    • This is a very affectionate dog who’s very unaware of his size! He will cuddle beside you happily and closely. (We mentioned they take up a lot of space – personal space is included!)

    Overall, the Neapolitan Mastiff is a friendly family dog who needs to be handled firmly and with care and respect. If you you have the big space in your heart and home, we happily recommend the ownership of these big and beautiful pups. Contact us today for more information.

     

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  • Types of Rottweiler Dogs

    We bet you thought you already knew about Rottweilers and assumed there was just one type.

    Well, there are more than one. Let’s explore the world of Rottweiler puppies by delving into the various types of this powerful breed of dog that exists!

    German Rottweilers

    The German Rottweiler comes from – you guessed it – Germany! They differ from American Rottweiler puppies because the Rottweiler Club of Germany selectively breeds them. German Rottweilers are bred to be working dogs, and this is a task that is taken very seriously in Germany. Germans only allow specific dogs to produce. Each dog is required to meet and pass a stringent physical, as well as a temperamental test, and there are stipulations before their owners can breed them. Because of this, German Rottweiler puppies typically exhibit consistent temperaments and personalities.

    American Rottweilers

    These Rottweiler puppies are bred and born in the United States. Unlike the breeding in Germany, American Rottweilers are generally produced for their handsome and striking looks and not for working. American Rottweilers accepted by the American Kennel Club are considered to be purebred dogs.

    Roman Rottweilers

    Roman Rottweilers are massive and developed through selective breeding, and they don’t have Roman roots. They resemble the size of a Mastiff dog, but their coat and other physical appearances are that of American or German Rottweilers. Unfortunately, because of their grand size, they are very prone to suffering from hip dysplasia, among other orthopedic concerns.

    Tailed Rottweilers

    Many Rottweiler puppies are actually born with a tail, but they are docked shortly after that. The tailed Rottie is making a comeback, so to speak! They have been spotted more and more in recent years. In Germany, the practice of tail docking has been banned since 1999, however.

    All Rottweilers have the same brown and black distinctive coats, and they possess large heads with alluring brown eyes! These are certain standards that will never change!

     

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  • Adorable Dachshund Puppies!

    Dachshund puppies have been notoriously described as “a half-dog high and a dog-and-a-half long.”

    We think that sounds about right! What they lack in size they more than make up for in personality. Ranking high as one of the most popular dogs in America, they prove it time and time again with their feisty and often comical dispositions. Take a look at some more information about our Dachshund puppies for sale.

    Interesting Dachshund facts:

    • The Dachshund is affectionately also known as the Doxie.
    • Dachshund puppies are intensely stubborn.
    • They can sometimes be hard to house train.
    • You’ll see these beauties found with smooth, long, or wire hair, in various colors and combinations including beige, fawn, blue, chocolate, black, and tan.
    • Dachshund puppies are in the hound family and were originally bred in Germany as hunting dogs, specifically badgers. They were called “badger dogs.”
    • Regarding the health of Dachshund puppies, they are prone to develop obesity.
    • Dachshund puppies have long lifespans. There was a Doxie named Chanel who lived in New York. She held the Guinness World Record for the oldest living dog, in 2009. When she died, she was at the age of 21!
    • Dachshunds are also wary of strangers and tend to bark loudly when their suspicions are aroused.
    • The Dachshund puppies, when full grown, will range from 11 to 32 pounds depending on their classification of standard or miniature.
    • They have a reputation for jumping on and off of things, including couches and even the arms of someone holding them. Their little bodies and long backs need to be protected at all times.
    • The AKC first recognized the Dachshund breed in 1885, and they were initially only black and tan and one size. The Dachshund now comes in 12 standard colors and three different kinds of markings. They also have two accepted sizes, standard and miniature and their coats can be smooth, long, or wire-haired.
    • They were the first Olympic mascot for the Munich Games in 1972!

    Interested in learning even more, then come by our store!

     

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  • Interesting English Mastiff Info

    The English Mastiff (nicknamed the Old English Mastiff) is one of those large dogs that are pretty distinguishable.

    Even as puppies, you know them by their splendid colors and specifically their massive sized heads and bodies! Large dogs, in general, are pretty intimidating but these babies are gentle and sweet by nature. Want to learn more about these big beauties? Continue reading because we’ve gathered some dynamic information about them.

    Guess what. They don’t require daily exercise!

    Despite how large the English Mastiff is they don’t require any more exercise than regular size dogs. In fact, because of their large form, their bones need to fully develop before they are actually introduced to a routine exercise schedule. Excessive exercise before their bones and joints are developed can stunt and hinder their growth.

    Training them takes patience.

    The English Mastiff is an intelligent but stubborn and sensitive dog! Because of the former, it will take time and patience to train them. Because of the latter, they respond very well to positive and firm training. They love to please their owners, so keep the commands simple and straightforward.

    Mastiffs are sweet.

    We touched on this earlier. The English Mastiff is large and lovable. They are incredibly gentle and calm, especially with their families. They can live in families with children, as well. They are protective and make excellent guard dogs, but don’t expect them to actually chase or attack someone. They may keep an intruder held down physically until human help arrives, but that’s about it.

    Mastiffs have large litters!

    Because the English Mastiff is so large, they consequently have large litters. A typical litter produces approximately 10-12 puppies, and that’s a lot! The Mastiff breed is the only dog breed that has ever produced the highest number of puppies in a single litter. This record goes to an English Mastiff in England who gave birth to 24 puppies, of which 20 survived past the first week!

    Their care can be costly.

    As with most large dogs, it will be more expensive to take care of them. They eat a lot! No really, they eat 6 to 8 cups of dry food a day. Because they need to be fed the best and highest quality of food, that can really add up. You also have to factor in their vet bills, toys, etc. Taking proper care of them requires proper financial planning; however, they are worth every penny!

     

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  • 5 Ways to Manage Your Fluffy Corgi’s Fur

    Are you an owner of one or more Corgi puppies?

    Then you already know that they are well-known shedders and there’s no getting around that fact! There are, however, ways that you can manage their fur. We have some tips for you. Take a look!

    • Buy a Furminator!

    This is an essentially needed item, and no substitutes will do. This is a tool that every owner of Corgi puppies should have. Slowly introduce it to your pup over time and then start using it on a weekly basis, during shedding season. On the off-shedding season, you can use it every 3 to 4 weeks.

    • Use a Greyhound Comb

    During the off-shedding season, use a greyhound comb in conjunction with the Furminator. It’s perfect for brushing out the fine hairs stuck under your pup’s fur.

    • Use Quality Shampoos and Conditioners

    There indeed comes a time when you’ll need to bathe your Corgi puppies at home. When you do, make sure that it’s not done too often. Frequent baths will strip the natural oils from your pup’s skin and hair. Use quality and natural shampoos and conditioners to keep your pup’s hair healthy, beautiful, and soft.

    • Purchase a Vacuum Cleaner

    This is another essential item, especially if you have carpet in your home. The vacuum will be like your best and most reliable friend, so you’ll need a high-quality one. You’ll need one that can easily pick up animal hairs and not break down, so invest in one of the more expensive types that will ultimately last. Also related and significantly cheaper…get a lint brush or two!

    • Professional Groom at Least Twice A Year

    Lastly, to keep a handle on the shedding of Corgi puppies, we recommend that you take your pups to get professional grooming at least twice a year. Go during the winter and summer sheds. You’ll see noticeable differences each year when you do this.

     

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