Choosing a purebred puppy
What to expect from your puppy.
Choosing a purebred puppy
Finding the right purebred puppy
Problems common to purebred dogs
This article courtesy of PetMD.com. Nothing is cuter in this world than a puppy, especially one from impeccable lineage. But as many a princess has learned throughout history, keeping it in the family does not always end happily. Purebred dogs frequently suffer from the effects of inbreeding; and while purebred dogs and puppies are much-coveted […]
Finding a puppy: Picking the right breed of dog
Master trainer Ian Dunbar on picking the right dog breed for you
Purebred or mixed breed?
Dogs fall into one of two groups: mixed breeds and purebreds. Purebreds generally conform to a specific “breed standard” because their parents and other ancestors are all members of the same breed. Therefore, you’ll have a pretty good idea of what general behavioral and physical characteristics a puppy of that breed will most likely have. […]
Best dogs for kids
Question: My kids are still young but we'd like to get a dog. Which breeds are best with children? Answer: Breeds were created by humans for the express purpose of accomplishing certain tasks: sporting dogs retrieve game, herding dogs corral sheep, and working dogs guard the house. With kids in the house, it’s generally better […]
Dogs for large family?
Question: We have a big family with people coming in and out of our home all the time. Are some dogs more social than others? Answer: Just as some people are naturally more sociable than others, some dogs are little social butterflies, while others would just as soon be left alone, thank you very much! […]
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Finding a puppy: Choosing the right puppy
Master trainer Ian Dunbar on picking the right puppy
Finding a puppy: Choosing a dog breeder
Master trainer Ian Dunbar on finding a good dog breeder
Why I chose a purebred
I love all dogs, mutts and purebreds. We had an Old English Sheepdog and a pair of German Shepherds when I was growing up, but we also had a nondescript brown dog that someone dumped on the road outside our home in the Oklahoma countryside, as well as a Schnoodle named Max, who was spoiled […]
Thinking about getting a dog?
It can happen to anybody. You see this great dog that’s looking for a home and gives you that big-eyed look that says “pick me”. Before you know it, you’re buying dog food and treats at your local supermarket. Falling in love with a dog is easy. Sharing your home with a canine friend can […]
The trouble with puppies
9 drawbacks to adopting a puppy
Finding a puppy: When to bring your puppy home
Master trainer Ian Dunbar on the best age to bring a new puppy home