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The 7 Reasons Why It’s Okay to Call Yourself a Pet Parent

7 Reasons Why It’s Okay to Call Yourself a “Pet Parent”

Some controversy was stirred when, a few years back, M.A. Wallace wrote a rather passionate article in The Cut on why “it’s wrong” for...
Yes, You Call Call Yourself a Dog Parent and Here’s Why

Yes, You Can Call Yourself a “Dog Parent” and Here’s Why

With more people adopting pets in the U.S., and with the demographic crisis in the Western world worsening, an interesting divide between pet owners...
Myths That Many Dog Owners Still Believe

30 Myths That Many Dog Owners Still Believe

Myths abound in the dog world and today, we’re looking at some of the most popular ones that many of us pet owners still...
Can Our Dogs Be Introverts or Extroverts

Can Dogs Be Introverts or Extroverts?

It is well-known that people can either be introverts or extroverts, according to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Even though there are 16 personality types...
The Truth About the Safest Dog Car Seat Choices

The Truth About the “Safest” Dog Car Seats

The development and effective marketing of dog car seats offer a sense of security for pet owners. But just how safe are the current...
Expensive Dog Food Brands

Expensive Dog Food Brands: Are They Worth the High Cost?

With all the dog food commercials out there, it can be pretty confusing deciding what is the best food for your pup. Our options...
How Fighting Dogs Are Trained

How Fighting Dogs Are Trained: The Grim Reality

We know that dog fighting is illegal, but some people still believe that it shouldn’t be. What exactly goes into training fighting canines? Which...
Cutting Dogs Tails

A Case Against Cutting Dogs’ Tails and Ears

With the excitement of bringing home a purebred puppy, many new owners are given the option that they perhaps had never even thought of...
Debunking Pit Bulls Nanny Dogs Myths

The Pit Bulls Nanny Dogs That Never Were (Debunking the Myth)

A dog lover may view the fierce reputation of the American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT), with a good deal of skepticism. Having a love...
Why Study of Dog DNA is Improving Our Understanding of Humans

How the Study of Dog DNA is Improving Our Understanding of Humans

Analysis of canine genetics has led to several revelations about canine history, breed development and even human pathology. Determining the domestication of dogs can be...
Dog Ownership and the Nonexistence of Time

Dogs and the Nonexistence of Time

Have you ever met a bloodhound? They are incredibly gentle, intelligent and stubborn creatures, loyal to their human friends, unbelievably tolerant of other animals and...
The Saga of Pet Ownership

The Saga of Dog Ownership – A First-Hand Account

As far back as I can remember, I had always wanted a dog. Like every kid, I begged and begged until my parents relented....

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Dog Breeds With Curly Tails

There are certain things that people find especially endearing among certain dogs. Some people like the glossy look of a short-haired dog. Others like...
Tito’s Handmade Vodka Shows Their Love for Dogs

Tito’s Handmade Vodka Shows Their Love for Dogs

When most people think of vodka, dogs are among the last things that come to mind, but Tito’s Handmade Vodka is an exception to...
Italian Dog Breeds

4 Most Popular Italian Dog Breeds

Italy is well loved for their fashion sense, food and wine. But perhaps what is not so apparent is their assortment of unique Italian...
Irish Dog Breeds

Most Popular Irish Dog Breeds

There are no docile Irish dog breeds, they are all highly intelligent and reared to outwit livestock or prey and endure the severe Irish...
Healthiest Dog Breeds

17 of the Healthiest Dog Breeds [2020]

Dogs are perhaps the best animal companions humans have ever known. Who wouldn’t want such a special friend to live with us longer? Some...
13 Best Hunting Dogs

13 Best Hunting Dogs You Should Know About

Humans and canines have been hunting together for a long time, probably ever since dogs were first domesticated. Hunting dogs share some common characteristics,...
Seventeen of the Healthiest Medium and Small Dog Breeds

Seventeen of the Healthiest Medium and Small Dog Breeds

Dogs are perhaps the best animal companions humans have ever known. Who wouldn’t want such a special friend to live with us longer? Some...

10 Surprisingly Dangerous Dog Breeds if Not Trained Properly

When shopping around for a new pet, it is only natural to want to avoid dangerous dog breeds. Even if not looking for a...

13 Best Dog Food Brands in Canada

According to a recent survey, approximately 35% of Canadians have a dog in their home. Over 50% of those dogs have no health issues...
11 Most Popular Exotic Dog Breeds

11 Most Popular Exotic Dog Breeds

Does the thought of being the twentieth person in your neighborhood to get a Lab make you itch? Do you feel more comfortable marching...