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40 Reputable Dog Breeders in the USA

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

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 reputable...

19 Dogs Removed from Breeding Facility with Deplorable Conditions

A Pennsylvania dog breeding facility was raided by humane officers in the beginning of the month after discovering inhumane conditions. The Luzerne County SPCA...

Petland Puppies May Be Infecting Humans With Campylobacteriosis

For one year, a disease called campylobacteriosis has been spreading from puppies to humans, and it is believed to have originated from puppies sold in...

Why It’s Difficult to “Breed Out” Breathing Disorders in Pugs, Bulldogs

Professionals are trying to find ways to predict breathing difficulties in short-nosed dogs in order to avoid certain traits while breeding. Small-nosed canines such...

The Evolutionary Tree of Dogs Has Finally Been Mapped Out

Researchers are using human migration patterns to piece together information on past dog breeds which could help fight future diseases. You ever wonder how...

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...

Let’s Talk: Responsible Dog Breeding

Hopefully you’ve all been able to check out my Sunday Recap from last week. Those columns give me a wonderful chance to connect with you...

Op-Ed: Canine Genetics – How to Make a Dog

Many years ago, I decided to breed a litter of cocker spaniels. I had a solid-black female with a good pedigree, and after some...

How to Write a Dog Breeding Business Plan

There are not many things that are cuter than a little newborn puppy, and being able to watch him be born and grow to...

How to Start a Dog Breeding Business 101: Best Actionable Tips

There are many different dog breeding businesses out there. But it is only those with pedigreed dogs that come with papers that can be the...

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Your dog’s grooming needs vary based upon his breed, coat type, age and other variables. For example, a long-haired dog will require more regular...

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Showing dogs can be a great way to develop a bond between you are your canine companion, and get involved into a very active...

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Bringing home your dog is the start of your relationship together. There's bound to be some bumps in the road for new dog owners,...

30 Best Lap Dogs for Cuddly Pet Owners

While some people look for large dogs that they say is a “real dog” (looking at you, bully breeds), others may just want a...

9 Tips for Introducing a New Dog When You Already Have...

If you want to make the introduction of a new dog to your existing pets go as smoothly as possible, certain precautionary measures must...

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One of the exciting activities you likely haven't tried yet but should do with your dog this spring or upcoming summer is to go...

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I've never met a dog owner that enjoys bathing their canine companion. It's time-consuming and can be quite a hassle. Between trying to wash...