Finding a good dog breeder

  • Puppies

    Puppies

    What to expect from your puppy.

  • Purebred or mixed breed?

    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

    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?

    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! […]

  • How to find a good dog breeder

    How to find a good dog breeder

    Note: DogTime does not endorse any breeder. We recommend readers research and interview breeders thoroughly before buying a dog. If you buy a dog from an unknowledgeable backyard breeder or a puppy mill, you risk winding up with a dog who has health and behavioral problems. (Not to mention, you support the irresponsible breeding of […]

  • Finding a good dog breeder

    Finding a good dog breeder

    Before you get your puppy - finding a good dog breeder

  • Consumer alert: Christmas puppies

    Consumer alert: Christmas puppies

    The dark side of a holiday tradition

  • Finding a puppy: Choosing a dog breeder

    Finding a puppy: Choosing a dog breeder

    Master trainer Ian Dunbar on finding a good dog breeder

  • Thinking about getting a dog?

    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

    The trouble with puppies

    9 drawbacks to adopting a puppy

  • Finding a puppy: When to bring your puppy home

    Finding a puppy: When to bring your puppy home

    Master trainer Ian Dunbar on the best age to bring a new puppy home