Belgium has produced several breed of dogs that have become very popular across the globe including Griffon Belge, Petit Brabancon and the Brussels Griffon. The latter is a small breed of dog that is identical to the other two even though coat and color differs. Continue reading Introducing the Brussels Griffon
Teacup Chihuahua puppies are the smallest breed of dogs that you can find. Unlike other breeds however, you are likely to find them in different sizes, colors, coat length and head shape. Native to Mexico, both mature male and female teacup Chihuahua puppies attain the same weight and height; between 4 and 10 pounds and 6 and 10 inches respectively. Up to five puppies can be born at a time. These puppies also have a long life span and can live for 20 years. Continue reading Examining Teacup Chihuahua Puppies
If you are looking for a sweet dog, the Teacup Yorkie may just be perfect for you. Teacup Yorkie puppies are a small breed of dogs of terrier family. This breed of dog originated from Yorkshire in England where it was kept in clothing mills to catch rats. Nowadays kept as a companion dog, teacup Yorkies have been used to develop other breed of dogs including the Australian Silky Terrier. Yorkies generally grow to attain a height of between 6 and 7 inches but can only weigh a maximum of 3.2 kg. They have a life span of 15 years maximum. Continue reading A Look at Teacup Yorkie Puppies
Contrary to common belief, the Chinese Crested is not native to China but to Africa. This breed of dog was only brought into China by ships that stopped along African coastline for supplies. The dogs were brought into the ships to hunt vermin that were a major problem to sailors then. It was from China that this breed of dog was introduced to other parts of the world, including to the Americas where the dogs were kept as bed warmers. Native American tribes are even known to have kept the dogs and ate them as food, which upsets dog lovers terribly. This is a small breed of dog that grows to attain a height of up to 12 inches and gain a maximum of 5 kg. It has a life span of 12 years. Continue reading A Look at the Chinese Crested
Buying a puppy is similar to having a new family member at home. You will need to feed and care for your puppy so that it grows to be a healthy and performing dog. Apart from care that includes both home and veterinary care, the food that you feed your puppy or dog on is very critical. This is why you need to ascertain from a breeder the kind of foods you will need to feed your dog depending on breed and age among other factors.
It is always recommended that you stick to commercial dog food to feed puppies. This is because you may not be able to prepare dog food rich in all the nutrients that puppies need at that tender age. It is only when the puppies have grown and matured that you can prepare dog food at home, ensuring that the same is well balanced. Continue reading What You Should and Shouldn’t Feed Your Dog
Just like with humans, dogs too get sick every once in a while. It is very important to know the signs that your dog will exhibit whenever it falls sick. Although you may not be able to diagnose what it suffers from, identifying the signs can be very helpful when you take your dog to a vet, because it is from the signs that the vet will be able to arrive at a correct diagnosis. Continue reading Signs That Your Dog is Sick
A favorite of the British royalty, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi breed of dog has its origin in Pembrokeshire, Wales. The breed was initially brought into Wales by Flemish and Viking weavers who came to reside in the area as far back as 1107 AD. This is one of the oldest herding breed of dog known and just like in the past, it is very efficient in herding sheep, horses, cattle and other domestic animals. While a mature female Pembroke Welsh dog weighs between 10 and 13 kg, a male weighs between 11 and 14 kg. Both grow to attain a height of between 10 and 12 inches tall when measured from top of the shoulders to the feet. This breed of dog has a life span of 15 years. Continue reading Introducing the Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Teacup Maltese puppies are some of the smallest breed of dogs you can find. Believed to be descendants of dogs native to Central Mediterranean region, males weigh between 3 and 8 pounds with females weighing between 2 and 7 pounds. While males can grow to attain a height of 10 inches, females only reach 9 inches. Between 3 and 5 litters can be born at any given time. These are some of the puppies with a long life span as most live to attain 15 years. Mature Maltese dogs are usually kept as companion dogs. Continue reading Understanding Teacup Maltese Puppies
Just like with humans, dogs too are at risk of suffering from heatstroke. This is an illness associated with extreme heat when a dog’s body temperature rises beyond 40 degrees centigrade. Heat illness differs from fever, which also causes a rise in body temperature. Continue reading How Can Heatstroke Affect Dogs?
One major challenge that many dog owners face is how to find ways of training their dogs. Many ignore the fact that the puppies they buy have already received initial training from their mothers. Undertaking dog training therefore aims at modifying a dog’s behavior to enable it to participate in normal domestic life or equipping it with the necessary tasks for accomplishing specific tasks. Because you can train your dog to be a companion, guarding, herding or a search and rescue dog, you need to buy a breed that performs best in any of such areas. Continue reading Effective Ways You Can Train a Dog