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Month: January 2021 

Labs top the most popular dog breed list - and have for 27 years!

The Most Popular Dog Breeds: The Top Fan Favorites

Popularity may be a fickle thing, but when it comes to dogs, some breeds are reigning champions. The AKC releases a list of the most popular dog breeds every May, and while there's some fluctuation on the charts, a few dogs remain undefeated in their charm and popularity.
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The most expensive dog breeds often come from rare pedigrees

The Most Expensive Dog Breeds: The Canine Cream of the Crop

Dogs vary in their popularity, changing with trends from year-to-year. As demand changes, so do the cost of puppies. But some particularly rare specimens remain scarce, driving costs into the five-digit range. And you may be surprised to see which pups rank as the most expensive dog breeds.
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Among the smartest dog breeds, Border Collies reign supreme

The Smartest Dog Breeds: Geniuses in the Canine World

Everyone likes to think they have the smartest dog around. Maybe your pup knows plenty of tricks. Or they have exceptional obedience skills. But which are the smartest dog breeds, officially? If you're curious, take a look - we have the answers.
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Fish oil for dogs offers some benefits, with cautions

Fish Oil for Dogs: Actually the Best Supplement for Your Dog?

Do you take an Omega supplement? Is it a fish oil? Krill oil? Maybe a plant-based Omega? Everyone wants the anti-inflammatory benefits, which is understandable. And if you have a dog, you probably want the same protection for your beloved canine. And while fish oil for dogs may provide some benefits, you need to keep some warnings in mind.
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Cat doors eliminate the need to constantly open and close doors

Cat Doors: For Felines Who are Always on the Wrong Side of the Door

Cats enjoy their independence - and you appreciate their self-sufficiency. So opening and closing doors throughout the day while your feline decides where they want to spend their day grates on EVERYONE'S nerves. But if you add on cat doors to your home, you return that freedom to your fluffy friend.
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The best dog sweaters keep your dog warm in cold weather

Best Dog Sweaters to Prevent Shivers and Whimpers

When the autumn leaves start falling and frost creeps over the ground, you know it's sweater weather. Nothing beats snuggling into your favorite warm weather garment to enjoy the brisk chill. And for certain dogs who lack an insulating fluffy coat of their own, the same holds true. If your pup's been shivering in the chill, you'll want to reach for one of the best dog sweaters to keep them snuggly warm.
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The Bernese Mountain Dog lifespan often surprises people

Bernese Mountain Dog Lifespan: One of the Shortest-Lived Giants

Who doesn't love a giant fluffy dog? Berners have a reputation for loyalty and strength. With the ability to draft - pulling carts several times their weight - they seem nearly invincible. So why is the Bernese Mountain Dog lifespan so shockingly short? Before you bring one into your home, make sure you understand what you're taking on.
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Winter dog coats keep certain breeds comfortable in colder temperatures

Winter Dog Coats: Keeping Your Canine Companion Warm and Toasty

Even if you love the winter months, odds are you HATE feeling cold. Half of the fun of venturing into the snow is bundling up in our favorite wintry gear. The same applies to some our beloved pups. Certain breeds need the addition of a winter dog coat to protect them from those chilly elements. And we have the best options to protect your beloved canine from the plunging mercury.
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Probiotics for dogs may or may not help your canine

Probiotics for Dogs: Helpful or a Passing Health Fad?

Odds are you've heard of taking probiotics to improve your overall health. You've probably also noticed a probiotic shelf in the local pet store. But probiotics for dogs? Do these supplements really make a difference? They might - or they may make things worse. It's a careful balancing act, and you want to have all of the information possible.
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Hunting breeds perform a variety of tasks for sportsmen

Hunting Breeds: Faithful Companions for Sporting and Gaming

Most people don't need to resort to hunting for survival. But the primal bond between human and canine remains. And many dogs in the Sporting Group retain the instincts they were originally bred for. So if you have a passion for hunting and gaming, odds are you're familiar with these popular hunting breeds.
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