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We all know that our pups are amazing and bring us a lot of enjoyment and love. There is a reason why they are referred to as “man’s best friend.”  We’ve put together a list of some very interesting facts that we believe you will also find amazing! Some Dogs Can Sniff Out Medical Problems You read that right! Medical detection dogs are a real thing. Because their sense of smell is so strong, some dogs can be trained to sniff out certain medical conditions. Some experts suggest that animals such as dogs can help detect hypoglycemia in people. Researchers …

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Some dogs are bred for hunting, others for herding, and some for just being adorable and wanting to cuddle up! These pups are known as companion dogs and generally have extremely lovable and caring personalities. They enjoy a lap and relaxation. If you are looking for a companion dog, consider one of the five below as they are our picks for the top companion dogs. Papillon The Papillon is small, soft and loving breed of dog. They are at times playful and active, but love the comfort of a lap. They make great family pets and do well with children. …

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Are you looking for a fast-paced high energy dog that will keep you active? If so, here is a list of the most energetic dog breeds that will keep you and your kids on the move! It is very important though to know that these dog breeds will require a lot of outdoor activity time with their family to prevent them from engaging in indoor no no’s. (Chewing furniture, etc.) Border Collie The Border Collie is an extremely intelligent, loyal, playful and energetic dog breed. They are well known for their agility and stamina. These dogs make great family pets …

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They are known as man’s best friend and recent research indicates that they may have been given this title longer than we first believed. Although many dog breeds date back centuries, there are a few that date back well before that. Below is a list of the oldest dog breeds on record and a little information about each breed. Dating Back 10,000 Years – Akita Inu The Akita Inu is a historic breed of dog who originated in the mountains of northern Japan. The two separate varieties of Akita are a pure Japanese strain, also known as Akita-ken and a …

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As the saying goes, they’ll fight like cats and dogs… Not necessarily if you find the right dog. But what qualities does a dog need in order for it to get along well with a cat? The first thing to take into consideration is the dog’s breed group. Dogs in the Terrier Group were by designed bred to hunt small game. (Such as a cat!) Dogs in the Hound Group were bred to chase and follow, which would mean a cat on the run could cause this type of breed to chase it. Dogs that fall under the Herding Group …

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Adding a dog to your family is a very fun and exciting part of life, however, does come with some challenges. Realistically, your pup is a part of your family and will be for many years. There are certainly many plusses to adding a fur-legged friend but there are also certain challenging aspects that come with this. Potty training, basic obedience and you being able to leave home for long periods of time while your pup is home alone are just a few. The key is finding a dog breed that best fits your family’s dynamics and routine. Certain dogs …

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With winter here, we all know the challenges of staying warm and safe. We must also take into consideration the well-being of our pets as the temperature drops. Here are a few simple tips you can take to make sure your fur-legged friend stays warm, comfortable, and healthy this winter season. Keep a Time Limit on How Long Your Pup is Outside The key is monitoring your pup and making sure he is not left outside for more than a few minutes at a time. Things such as frostbite can set in quickly, which can be very painful for your …

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If you love spending time in the great outdoors and are considering adding a fur-legged friend to your family this blog is for you. Making sure you find a dog that enjoys spending time outside as much as you do is important. Although all dog breeds enjoy time outside, some are better built for this and have different characteristics which will allow them to keep up with you and your family. Below is a list of the top five dog breeds who will enjoy outdoor exploring as much as you do. The Labrador Retriever is originally from Newfoundland and bred …

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We all know that the only time we should use the words chocolate and dog in the same sentence is when we use them to identify a “Chocolate Lab.” Chocolate, although a delicious treat for humans, is a never something that a dog should eat. The reason is because chocolate contains theobromine, a caffeinelike molecule that increases blood flow to the brain. This is highly toxic for dogs and could lead to poisoning. Although most dogs do not eat enough chocolate to die, many will consume enough that can make them very ill. Physical Signs/Symptoms that Your Dog Ate Chocolate …

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Dogs have helped humans out over hundreds of years. From rescuing people, to tracking missing persons, to detecting bombs, to herding sheep. One of the most amazing abilities that dogs are also known for is their ability to detect certain types of cancers in people. Recent studies have confirmed that certain trained dogs may be able to detect cancer in people about 40% of the time. Although this is very far from being perfected, it does go to show just how amazing dogs are. How do Dogs Detect this? Dogs have an incredible sense of smell. Our fur-legged friends have …

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