Finding a good dog breeder

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.You […]

by dogtime
March 31st, 2011

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 to select a type […]

by Jim Burwell
March 31st, 2011

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! […]

by Nicole Wilde
March 31st, 2011

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 […]

by dogtime
July 10th, 2010

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 bring […]

by dogtime
March 23rd, 2009
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