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Amy Downs

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Amy is a writer who lives with her husband and daughter on the United States Gulf Coast. She has a BA in Behavioral Sciences, and volunteered for shelters through various activities, as well as fostering animals. Amy currently has 3 dogs and 5 cats.

25 Most Quiet Dogs

Do you live in an apartment or duplex and need a quiet dog that won’t rouse the neighbors? Or, do you need a watch...

30 Best Agility Dogs That Are Easiest to Train for Competitions

We have all seen the commercials and TV programs with the dog and owner at the beach with a Frisbee or in the park...

40 Most Incredible Mixed Breed Dogs

Mixed breed dogs are becoming more and more popular. It could be because mixed breeds are said to be more genetically healthy than full-breeds...

20 Dogs With Short Life Spans

Maybe you want to have a pet as long as possible, or maybe, for reasons known only to you, you want to make a...

20 Most Ancient Dog Breeds

While almost everyone knows that all dogs have ancient roots, some breeds have remained mostly intact since ancient times. Most of us understand that...

Top 15 World’s Deadliest Dog Breeds

I don’t want to perpetuate any stereotypes, but let’s face it; some dogs have been bred to be aggressive or are genetically predisposed to...

25 Best Therapy Dog Breeds List

Therapy dogs have really burst onto the scene in the last few years. Traditionally, people would mainly see therapy dogs assisting the blind, but there...

Do These 10 Things Before Bringing Home A Rescue Dog

I have done impulse dog “buys”. I can tell you from this experience that this is not a good idea for you or the...

Rescue Dog Step-by-Step Guide: What to Do in the First 30...

Before you bring your new rescue dog home, you need to be prepared for its, and your, needs. To have the most success, you...

20 Most Feminine Dog Breeds for Women and Men

When you think of a feminine dog, you may have the image in your mind of a prissy little pooch riding around in a...

22 Most Muscular Dog Breeds

Muscles are a sign of health and vitality, even for dogs. When you own a canine that has muscles rippling like the water, for...

10 Reasons You Should Probably NOT Adopt a Rescue Dog

When you adopt a rescue dog, you feel good. Everyone applauds you. You saved a life, right? Yes, you have - but how will...

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25 Most Quiet Dogs

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20 Best Dog Books on Canine Health and Care

Whether you are a veteran dog owner or a newcomer to canine parenthood, a good book can always teach you something about caring for...

Cherry Eye In Dogs: What It Means and How To Deal...

Your dog has been playing outside and you suddenly notice a reddish protrusion in the corner of his eye. A closer look and you...

Dog’s Digestive System Breakdown (and what dogs can and cannot digest)

Food is the fuel that powers your dog’s body, and when welcoming a dog into your home, it’s important that you do your research...

Calming Music for Dogs – What Is It and How Can...

For a lot of people – dog owners and otherwise – the idea of using music to calm your pet feels plain silly. For...