Large Dogs

Large dogs can sometimes seem like a handful but once you’ve built a bond with them you’ll get the hang of it.

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Canine Hip Dysplasia: Signs, Symptoms, Prevention, Treatment, End Stage & More

Is your pup showing symptoms of discomfort in his lower body or a reduction in mobility? He could be suffering from early signs of canine hip dysplasia. Fortunately, your dog doesn’t have to suffer. There are several treatment options available. Learn how to spot symptoms and see what treatments could help your pup regain strength to live a longer, happier life.

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Pit Bull Facts: Lifespan, Types, Size, Temperament, Gear & More

For decades, dog lovers have read headline after headline positioning one breed or another as “dangerous.” Most recently, the newest is the Pit Bull. But is this dog as dangerous as the media and society make them out to be? Or are they really just cuddly, playful companions?

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Doberman Pinscher Health Issues: Know What To Look For

The average lifespan of a Doberman Pinscher is 10 to 13 years. While we’d like to see every Doberman Pinscher live 13 years (or beyond), that’s not always the case. Our dogs experience illnesses just like we do and while some are curable, others can decrease their quality of life or even shorten it…

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Labrador Retriever: Everyone’s Favorite Family Pet

A particularly versatile and intelligent dog breed, it is no surprise that the Labrador Retriever has been named the American Kennel Club’s most popularly registered dog for the past two decades. So what makes this breed so popular?

Large Dog Breeds

Large Dog Breeds: Is Bigger Better?

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.

Sheep Dogs at Work

Why Working Dog Breeds Work So Hard

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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Bernese Mountain Dog Health Issues: What You Need To Know

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…

Great Dane looking in field (Caption: Great Dane Health Issues)

8 Great Dane Health Issues You Should Be Aware Of

Great Danes may be a giant breed, but they’re gentle giants. These clumsy, playful dogs can fill a place in your heart and bring you so much joy. Unfortunately, there are some common health problems you should know about.

Golden Retriever (caption: Golden Retriever guide)

Golden Retriever: One Of The Most Popular Family Dogs

The Golden Retriever is known for being one of the most popular family dog breeds, but what puts this breed in such high demand? Our experts look at what distinguishes this breed from others, including their intelligence level and trainability. Learn more about this lovable dog and what it takes to have one in your home.

Brown Poodle in girl's lap (caption: Poodle Guide)

Poodle Guide: Toy, Miniature, Standard, Teacup, Shedding, Grooming, Life Span & More

Depending on whom you ask, the Poodle is considered one of the world’s most intelligent dog breeds, but is that what makes this dog so lovable? This unique breed includes three sizes: standard, miniature, and toy, and is an excellent choice for people with allergies. Read on to find out more about Poodles’ characteristics, including their history, various types, cuddly appearance, intelligence, and overall temperament.

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