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40 Reputable Dog Breeders in the U.S. (2022)

Finding good dog breeders is challenging because of how popular and lucrative the dog breeding industry has become, resulting in many places to choose...

16 Tips on How to Find and Pick Local Dog Breeders...

Many future pet owners prefer getting purebred dogs and find local dog breeders with that purpose. There are plenty of reasons one may desire a...

How to Find and Identify A Reputable Breeder

We believe in adopting shelter dogs, but some families prefer to purchase their puppies from breeders. In these circumstances, it’s important to support a...

What are Designer Dogs?

Designer dogs are the result of two purebred canines that are mated to produce a dog with specific physical qualities. Some of the more...

Breeder vs. Shelter: Where Should You Adopt a Dog?

Should you adopt a dog from a shelter or shop for a dog from a reputable breeder? Here’s what you should know before adopting...

UPDATE: California Set to Ban Puppy Mill Sales to Encourage Dog...

A bill banning the sale of dogs and other animals in pet stores in California effectively makes rescues and shelters the only option for...

Research Confirms That Dogs from Puppy Mills Have Serious Behavioral Problems

New research finds that dogs who come from irresponsible breeders tend to be more aggressive, more fearful of others dogs, and more anxious than...

TOP #2: Adopting a Puppy for Your Lifestyle

In this second episode of Theory of Pets podcast, I'm taking a step further with discussing puppy adoption. If you're ready to adopt a dog or an adult...

TOP #1: Irresponsible Breeding of Dogs

Thanks for tuning into the very first episode of Theory of Pets show - a podcast for dedicated pet owners where I discuss all things...

How to Convince Your Parents to Get a Dog

So you’re dreaming of a furry companion with four legs, a wet nose, and a wagging tail, but mom and dad need to give...

Sunday’s Recap: Buying Pet Store Puppies

Summer is over, and we need to start thinking about preparing our dogs for cold weather. This is also a  popular time of year...

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Common Health Problems for Large Breed Dogs

Many affectionately call large and giant breed dogs the world's gentle giants, making loyal and loving companions. A few large and giant breeds are known...
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Why Do Dogs Kick Their Leg When You Scratch Their Belly?

Have you ever wondered why your dog kicks his leg when you scratch that sweet spot under his chin or on his belly? Dogs are funny creatures, and this is one of their most well-known comical traits. Are they ticklish? Is it just a random reflex? I’m sharing the science behind the question of why do dogs kick their leg when you scratch their belly, and the answer might surprise you!
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The Ultimate Dog Show Guide

  A dog show is commonly called a conformation event, intended to evaluate and assess the breeding stock of different dogs. The size of the event...

Does Pet Insurance Cover Dental Care?

How often have you stopped your pet from putting something in its mouth? Our guess is “countless”! Pets tend to explore everything orally—from a new...
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Pekingese Dog Breed Profile

Are you looking for a miniature toy breed that is neither aloof nor clingy to keep you company? Do you want to learn more about...
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English Cocker Spaniel Dog Breed Profile

The English Cocker Spaniel dog breed is an adorable pooch with a charming character and alluring good looks. Learn more about living with this...

11 Dog-Friendly Backyard Ideas on a Budget

A dream backyard for the dog isn’t about you concocting weird and crazy expensive playgrounds; it’s about working towards addressing the needs and wants...
5 Embarrassing Dog Health Concerns

5 Embarrassing Dog Health Concerns

As a dog parent, you are going to experience more than a few situations that leave you blushing. Some of these are over no sooner...
How To Make Homemade Cleaners That Are Safe for Dogs

How to Make Homemade Pet-Friendly Cleaners

Take a look at the cleaning products underneath your kitchen sink or in your bathroom closet. Read the label. Aside from water, you probably can't pronounce...
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Foamy Dog Poop: Should You Be Worried?

Did you know that you can tell the status of your dog's health through their poop? If you've noticed that your dog is defecating foamy...