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What Is a Shelter Dog?

imagesShelter dogs are often portrayed on social media and in TV ads as sweet, vulnerable, scared and loveable . . . traits guaranteed to draw you in and make you inclined to adopt one. But they don’t give you the other side of the story. Here’s what else you need to know.

Recently I visited a website that listed every …

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Designer Dog Breeds–Part 1

Certain breed crosses, especially between the Labrador Retriever and Poodle, are being touted as valuable, desirable, and expensive. You wouldn’t think that “expensive” should be a feature of any saleable product, but there is an appeal to the ego involved when it comes to these so-called designer dog breeds. The labradoodle is generally pictured as an adorable dog with the …

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Is Your Dog a Show Dog?

You may believe that your dog is show quality for the following reasons:

(1) He’s gorgeous.
(2) He’s “AKC.”
(3) The breeder said so.
(4) You paid a ton of money for him.

Any or all of the above may indicate that your dog is indeed special . . . or they may mean nothing. Let’s look at them, one …

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