Bernese Mountain Dog Health Issues: What You Need To Know

Bernese Mountain Dog laying in grass (Caption:Bernese Mountain Dog Health Issues)

One of the giant breeds, Bernese Mountain Dogs (affectionately known as “Berners”) make excellent family companions. This breed is loyal, easygoing, sweet and very gentle with kids. They also play well with other pets and dogs and love joining in on family activities. Unfortunately, their life span is limited to 7-10 years, and there are some common health problems you should know about…

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Health Problems

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel sad

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are a favorite breed with some adverse health risks. Don’t let what you find out in this article deter you from owning this lovable toy dog, though. As with any animal, we all have health risks. There is no guarantee that your dog will be diagnosed with any of these illnesses, but it’s always good to be prepared…

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Interview with Ryan Boyko, CEO & Co-Founder of Embark DNA

Ryan Boyko with dog

Ryan and his brother Adam Boyko have spent more than a decade learning everything they can about dogs. As a result of that passion for animals, they co-founded Embark to help pet owners everywhere make their own discoveries and better understand the genetic data behind each individual dog. Based in Austin, TX, Embark DNA kits provide valuable data for pup parents but also for the dedicated Embark team of vets and researchers who are using the information to make improvements to health and discover new insights. We had the chance to learn more about Embark straight from the top dogs’ mouth in this exclusive interview with Ryan Boyko, Embark’s Chief Executive Officer. You will not only get to know Ryan better but you will also learn more about the company and see why they’re our number one pick for the best DNA testing for dogs…

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Guide To Miniature Dog Breeds

Guide to Miniature Dog Breeds

Miniature dogs meet many unique family needs. Whether living in an apartment or looking for a dog that isn’t too large to knock down young children, miniature dog breeds are often a better choice for some families. Below we will take a look at some of the more popular miniature dog breeds including: the Chihuahua, the miniature pinscher, the Italian greyhound and the cavalier King Charles spaniel…

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Large Dog Breeds: Is Bigger Better?

Large Dog Breeds

When talking about large dog breeds the first breeds that often come to mind are those of the Mastiff, the Great Dane and the Saint Bernard. While these over-sized dogs certainly classify as large dog breeds there are a variety of other large dog breeds which fall in to this category. There is no specific weight or height limit that sets a dog in to the large dog breed category, however, in general a dog that stands at around 26” at the shoulder and / or weighs in at 100lbs or more is a dog that fits the bill.

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Why Working Dog Breeds Work So Hard

Sheep Dogs at Work

While the American Kennel Club has classifications for certain breeds of dog that determine them as working dogs the fact is that a dog does not have to feature in one of these classified breeds to act as a working dog. While working dogs tend to be particularly large and adapted to the rugged life of a working dog, the term working dog can also be used to refer to any dog with a job. In this article, we’ll describe some working dog breeds as well as the specific jobs they’re tasked to….

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Extinct Dog Breeds: What Are The Numbers?

English Settler

England is facing a significant drop in native dog breed registrations, so much so that one breed in particular is facing extinction. In this article we will take a look at the dwindling registration of native dog breeds and the increase in exotic breed registrations that are currently taking place in England…

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