The number one reason for a family to abandon a dog in a shelter is because the dog didn’t meet the family’s expectations. It’s not fair to your family or to your dog to expect him to behave in a way that is contrary to his origins. Take the time to learn about the specific breed you are considering to make sure his lifestyle will fit with yours.
Does your dog scratch his ears and whine? Does she shake her head a lot? These are symptoms of a possible ear infection, and it's your job to relieve his pain and prevent the infection from coming back.
It's always fun to take your dog to the dog park or to a doggie daycare, but how do you know if your dog will be safe from the other dogs there? What if your dog is the one who is endangering other dogs?
The weather is getting warmer, and that can mean only one thing: it’s time to take your dog to the great outdoors for some sporting activities. If you have a purebred dog, the American Kennel Club offers many options for you and your dog to show off the natural talents for which they were...
Bringing home a new puppy can be joyful but also challenging. There are so many things to consider. Where will the puppy sleep, where will they spend most of their time, what toys do they need? The list of questions is endless. The challenge is magnified if your puppy has diarrhea. Different causes Puppies...
A common school of thought teaches that large dogs are simply unsuited for apartment living. While it’s true that many small breeds do well living in smaller spaces, people are often surprised to learn that this isn’t always the case. In reality, determining whether a dog can live happily... » More
In honor of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, we invite you to test your knowledge of the top ten AKC breeds with the following quiz. Which breed has the longest consecutive reign as the number-one most popular dog in America? Which breed has the longest consecutive reign as the number-one most... » More
1. Poor breeding practices. Choosing a good dog from a breeder starts with a thorough investigation of the breeder’s practices. Find out how the breeder chooses which dogs to mate together. He should be selecting breed pairs based on genetics, meaning that the breeder looks for dogs who carry... » More