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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...

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...

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10 Signs of Puppy Scams (And How to Avoid Them)

10 Signs of Puppy Scams (And How to Avoid Being Tricked)

Everybody agrees that adopting a rescue dog from a shelter is always more praiseworthy. But if you're set on buying a puppy of a...
Puppy Blues

Puppy Blues: What To Do If You’re Overwhelmed With Your Puppy

Getting a new puppy brings along an abundance of new challenges, and it is easy to get overwhelmed, especially if it is your first...
Dog Harnesses The Ultimate Buyer's Guide for Owners

Dog Harnesses: The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide

A dog harness is a fantastic tool when used correctly, but some people buy the wrong thing. There are different types, sizes and uses...
What Do Dogs Think About

What Do Dogs Think About?

The question on many dog owner’s minds is not, “does my dog think,” but rather, “what do dogs think about?” Researchers know that canines...
Choosing A Good Dog Food

19 Tips for Picking a Good Dog Food Brand

A considerable part of your dog’s health is dependent on their diet. But what makes a dog food brand "good", and how do you...
DCM in Dogs - Signs, Prognosis, Survival Times and Treatments

DCM in Dogs: Signs, Prognosis, Survival Times and Treatments

Dilated Cardiomyopathy in dogs, or DCM, is one type of heart diseases that affects a dog’s heart muscle. The heart muscle becomes weak and...
Dog Food Made in China

12 Facts About Dog Food Made in China [Infographic]

Our dogs do not have any say over what dog food they get to eat. As pet owners, it's our responsibility to choose a food...
Guide on How to Choose a Dog Bed Perfect for Your Fido

How to Choose the Perfect Dog Bed

As you enjoy cuddling on the bed, your pooch might be looking for the same. There are many different dog bed types. The most...

20 Most Hard to Train Dogs (Based on Studies)

While all dogs are susceptible to training, it has been proven that breed matters in how easy or difficult it will be to train...
Brain Tumor in Dogs - Prognosis, Survival, and Treatment

Brain Tumor in Dogs: Prognosis, Survival, and Treatment

Brain tumors are one of many types of tumors that can affect dogs, except it's also one of the most dangerous. Generally, a brain...