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Beagle: The Funny Breed

Beagle: The Funny Breed

“Snoopy didn’t start off being a beagle. It is just that beagle is a funny word.” -Charles M. Schulz
Schulz was right, beagle is a funny word, which is very fitting since the breed is rather funny as well. Beagles are known for their overall good health and single tracked mind. They like to follow their noses and see where it leads them. This can make them difficult to train but it is not impossible. Beagles are often used to hunt rabbits due to their keen sense of smell. Find out more details about the beagle breed…

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Interview with TurboRoo the Two-Legged Chihuahua

Interview with TurboRoo the Two-Legged Chihuahua

TurboRoo was only 4 weeks old when he was brought into The Downtown Veterinarian in Indianapolis, Indiana. The breeder surrendered him, expressing concern because he was born without his two front legs and knew that he would need more one-on-one attention. Now TurboRoo is happily adopted, loving life and inspiring others to do the same. He has such an uplifting story to share and we were thrilled to have the chance to chat with Turbo’s mom and TurboRoo himself…

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Fifty the Two-Legged Pit Bull Dog

Fifty the Two-Legged Pitbull Dog

In September 2007, Fifty fell victim to Pit Bull breed discrimination and was shot with a gun by a police officer in both of his right limbs. This led to a double amputation and survived with two strong legs. He was put in a shelter and was adopted 9 months later by his current mom. Fifty now lives happily in his forever home in Chicago, Illinois where he is an ambassador for pit bulls and dogs everywhere to make sure they are treated with respect and dignity. Let’s learn from our mistakes and stop history from repeating itself. His smile and spirit is likely to help you understand why you should never, ever judge a book from its cover. Now, let’s get to know Fifty the two-legged Pitbull in this exclusive interview…

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Top Dog Interview: Knox the Dox

Knox the Dox in PJ's

What’s not to love about this adorable one year old, long-haired, honey red colored, mini dachshund from North Carolina? Knox the Dox is Sadie Tripawd’s little brother. Together they are two peas in a pod and too cute for words. We think you’ll agree! Knox is an Internet sensation (you may have seen this picture of him in his PJ’s online – even Snoop Dogg shared it). So we pounced on the chance to chat more with Knox about his sense of style, his experiences to-date with fame and what it’s like being so darn good-looking…

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The Irish Wolfhound Is A Giant Sized Breed

Irish Wolfhound with small dog: Irish Wolfhound Guide

One of the largest dog species known, the Irish wolfhound can reach the size of a small horse. This wire-haired dog may be seen by some as a monster due to its size but it is one of the gentlest breeds there are. Let’s take a look at the history of this giant breed, its overall temperament, physical appearance and demands as a domesticated animal…

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Dog Activity Statistics: Who’s Most Active?

Dog in field: Dog Activitiy Statistics

FitBark is more than just our top pick for easiest to use dog activity tracker. FitBark recently released FitBark Explore – all the data they’ve been collecting over the years along with graphics and reports on their website with real-time updates to show how your dog’s activity compares against other users’ dog’s health. Making it public they are hoping it will shed some light on what is average for your pup. The stats can then also be used for research purposes and possibly to reference in other articles. Owners now get weekly snapshot emails on how their dog is progressing…

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2015 Dog of the Year Interview with Peanut

Peanut in the park: Fitbark Dog Interview with Peanut

The latest in our Top Dog series is an interview with Canine Journal’s 2015 Dog of the Year Contest winner! Peanut is a small dog but has a huge heart and quite the personality. Since he was the winner of our Dog of the Year contest we wanted to take a moment to get to know Peanut better. Learn his story, his favorite tips and tricks and his best tips to stay active in the new year and beyond…

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Bypass the Blacklist: Dog Liability Insurance

Dog with sunglasses: Dog Liability Insurance

Having trouble finding a place to live because your dog is blacklisted as a “bad breed?” Can’t secure homeowner’s or renter’s insurance that covers your pooch? Many of the top insurance companies won’t provide dog liability insurance for certain breeds of dogs deemed “dangerous.” There are a number of lesser-known insurance companies that disagree with the concept of labeling dogs solely because of their breed. If you own or are thinking about getting a “bad breed” dog, this article is for you…

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Puppy Behavior Problems: Stop Them Before They Begin

Puppy chewing on toy: Puppy Behavior Problems

Are you the proud parent of an adorable little puppy? This is a new realm for you and you’re probably unsure what normal puppy behavior should look like. Puppies (like people) obtain bad habits by being given love and affection constantly, which they need, but can also keep them from learning good habits. Similar to a baby when she cries, she may need fed or changed, but other times she may just want to be held. Which makes you feel great, but doesn’t always help your baby grow and become social with other people. Puppies are similar and need to learn how to behavior properly so they can grow into the great dogs we know they can be! So, lets nip these puppy behavior problems in the bud before they get out of control…

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