Dogs

German Pinschers were originally known as excellent vermin hunters. By: Judith Dzierzawa 1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Working Height: 16–19 inches Weight: 25–35 pounds Life Expectancy: Up to 15 years The German Pinscher is a medium-sized dog with strong vermin-hunting instincts. The medium eyes are oval-shaped. Ears are usually cropped and the tail docked, although these practices are illegal in some
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Pet insurance companies usually don’t cover dental problems. By: Jennifer1107 Do you have pet insurance? This week’s article comes by way of thinking aloud about some quirks of pet insurance. And, for full disclosure, this was prompted by a recent case I treated where the dog’s severe stomach problems were caused by her human feeding
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Spoiler: It’s a girl! Pregnancy announcements, baby showers, gender reveals, birth videos — who says human babies deserve all the multi-media attention? As of late, an adorable and sometimes shocking and hilarious trend has given people the giggles and vicarious thrills of becoming a new pet parent. Take, for example, this photo shoot planned by Texas-based
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“Just say no” or just say “good boy”? That is the question parents are asking themselves in Kansas City, Missouri, reports WDAF-TV, which recently featured a business called Metro K9 Detection Services that specializes in providing reliable drug sniffing dogs to “cost effectively” detect narcotics such as marijuana, PCP, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine (with the street names of
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Does Paul the Antisocial Corgi have moves like Jagger? Or is he more of an Elvis, or perhaps a Travolta? He’s certainly smooth on his paws like Michael Jackson or even Justin Timberlake, but if you ask us, his fancy footwork is most reminiscent of old twinkle toes himself, Fred Astaire. One thing is for
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There’s already a Twitter account that rates adorable dogs from across the web, but Gideon’s Twitter is a little more hands-on. The 9-year-old from Cedar Falls, Iowa, recently started the Twitter account @IvePetThatDog as a supplement to his website of the same name. On both, Gideon shares photos of himself with precious pups he has encountered in
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As with any canine health issue, having a copy of the dog’s medical history is invaluable for vets. By: veroturg What can cause a dog’s back legs to give out? That’s a question I had to answer recently for the anxious parents of a middle-aged Labrador. Murphy is your typical, eager 6-year-old Labrador retriever. Always
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A recent dog-related fatality has many wondering “What happened?” On Thursday, Nancy Garcia, 52, was attacked by a group of seven dogs, reported to be dachshund mixes under 40 pounds, in Ardmore, Oklahoma. This incident, which occurred new Garcia’s home, resulted in the woman’s death. Though dachshunds are often perceived as harmless and even ‘goofy’
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Remember that infamous Oscar selfie from 2014 with Ellen DeGeneres, Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence and seemingly the rest of Hollywood? Well, forget about it. We just saw something way more impressive. Go Fetch Dog Daycare and Boarding facility in Loveland, Ohio, posted an adorable group photo of its canine customers to
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Jessica Simpson just added to her household with the family getting a new furry friend. On Monday, the fashion designer shared an adorable photo of 6-year-old daughter, Maxwell Drew, and son Ace Knute, 4, smiling as they cuddled the family’s new pup, Dixie. “Welcome to our family Dixie!” Simpson captioned the sweet snap. The puppy appeared to
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As you may have noticed, dog intelligence has been the subject of many scientific news stories as of late. Whether they’re smarter than cats or brainier than raccoons is up for debate, tongues are undoubtedly wagging on this topic. So, think you’ve got a clever canine on your hands? Business Insider reported on the work of
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Terrier Height: 9–11 inches Weight: 9–14 pounds Life Expectancy: 15 years or longer The Australian Terrier is one of the smaller dogs in the terrier group. The dogs have short legs and a long head. The ears are erect and pointed in a V-shape, the small eyes are dark brown or
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Facial paralysis is a common condition found in middle-aged to senior dogs. By: juanwa Have you heard of “facial palsy” in dogs? This is a surprisingly common condition in middle-aged or older dogs, and yet few people are aware of it. The first many people know is that their dog “doesn’t look right.” The change
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Dogs at work can be distracting (but at least it’s a cute distraction). By: dahlstroms Every dog person has been there — that moment just before you leave for work, when you glance down and see a pair of sad, pleading eyes. Instant guilt ensues, but someone has to earn the price of kibble for
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