Facts About Puppies

When Do Dogs Stop Growing?

Well, it depends on several different factors. A number of things influence growth rates including breed, nutrition, and individual characteristics. As with people, some individual dogs of the same breed will grow more quickly than others and some will reach maturity faster. Some dogs grow very evenly while others grow in spurts, becoming gangly and […]

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Why Do Dogs Bite?

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Every dog has the potential to bite. Fortunately, most do not bite, but even the best-behaved canine can become aggressive when provoked or startled. There are many reasons why dogs bite. Protection is one of the main ones. The dog may be guarding his or her food and water dishes. A dog that is watching […]

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What Are Dog Shows?

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Dog shows, like dogs, come in many shapes and sizes. Typically, if someone refers to a “dog show,” they are referring to a conformation show, which is where purebred dogs are shown and evaluated based on a plethora of criteria. There are other dog shows as well – including the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest, but […]

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Differences Between Raising A Male And Female Dog

In general, as long as you intend to spay or neuter your dog, there are not a lot of differences between males and females. There are a few with the obvious being height and weight. Males are usually bigger than female. In a medium to large breed, this generally translates into a few inches in […]

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5 Best Dogs For Kids

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One of the things you should consider when getting a new dog is how this dog will fit into your existing family. And while you, as an adult, might be able to adapt to any type of dog you bring home, your children are a different matter. Children have different expectations and demands when it […]

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Do Dogs Dream?

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Your dog is relaxing on the sofa. Everything is quiet. All of a sudden, Fido starts thrashing around. His legs are thrashing and he lets out a long, quiet growl. Is he dreaming?

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Are Dog Fleas A Danger To Humans?

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As much as we strive to keep our dogs from suffering a flea infestation, many of us are that much more motivated to keep ourselves from becoming the target of fleas. But while dogs can become irritated by these tiny parasites, are dog fleas actually a danger to humans?

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Dog DNA Testing

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As further advances are made in science, DNA testing is becoming more widely available. Essentially it evaluates aspects of a dog’s genetic code for genes which are known to correspond with certain things. The latter can include color genes, diseases genes, and even genes known to occur in certain breeds for those wishing to identify […]

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Can Dogs Get Headaches?

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Although there is no way to be absolutely sure that dogs have headaches, they do suffer from the same illnesses that cause headaches in people including concussions.

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Can My Puppy Carry Bed Bugs?

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Even though bed bugs have a reputation for congregating in unsanitary places, they actually have a knack for popping up anywhere. Seriously. Anywhere. But does this anywhere include your puppy?

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Do All Dogs Have Dewclaws?

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Almost all dogs have dewclaws on the inside portion of their front legs. Some breeds also have dewclaws on their hind legs. One can think of a dog’s front dewclaws as thumbs.

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Do All Dogs Have Webbed Feet?

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Do all dogs have webbed feet? The answer is no. Some people may argue this point because some breeds do have feet that look like they have a little webbing. One should realize that the term “webbed feet” refers to canine feet that clearly have webbing between the toes and this characteristic is not common […]

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Do Cats and Dogs Get Along?

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Do cats and dogs get along is a rather loaded question that may not have a straightforward answer. Obviously, many households in the world have dogs and cats that live together in harmony. We see them every day.

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Do Dogs Blink?

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If you’ve ever caught yourself staring at your dog you might begin to question whether your dog blinks or not. A dog can seem to go forever without closing his eyes, or at least, forever in our minds.

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Do Dogs Burp?

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Your dog makes a host of strange and unusual noises throughout the course of any given day, but can any of those noises actually be classified as a burp?

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Do Dogs Cough?

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Dogs make a lot of noises throughout their lifetimes, but is one of those noises a cough? You bet it is.

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Do Dogs Cry?

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All animals have tear glands that produce tears to keep the eye moist and tear ducts to drain those tears off the eye. This includes dogs however they do not cry in the same fashion that people do.

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What Do Seeing Eye Dogs Do?

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Seeing Eye dogs, or guide dogs, are animals that have been specially trained to assist blind and vision impaired people with daily routines including navigation and negotiating obstacles. They are highly trained dogs that work for a living. Although they bond closely with their handler, they also know that when they are in harness, play […]

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Do Dogs Get Bored?

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Dogs require mental and physical stimulation just like people. When that is missing, they do get bored. Given nothing to do, they will find something to do and chances are good you won’t like their choice. A bored animal may become a pest to your neighbours and a potential home wrecker, literally.

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Facts About Dogs For Kids

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What child doesn’t want a dog? It’s almost a rite of passage (not actually getting a dog, that is, but begging for one). Sometimes, just sometimes, that constant begging is enough for you to go forth and get your family (and child) a dog. But before you commit to a puppy, there are some facts […]

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Do Dogs Have A Sense of Time?

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Who hasn’t marvelled at the fact their dog knows exactly when the kids school bus will arrive and promptly goes to wait for them? Or knows that it is dinner time? Examples like this may lead you to believe that your dog has a sense of what time it is.

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Do Dogs Have Taste Buds?

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It seems that dogs will eat just about anything you put in front of them, from meat to metal, which begs the question, do dogs have taste buds?

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How to Break Up a Dogfight

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Anyone who has ever been around two dogs engaged in battle knows that a dogfight can quickly become a very nasty and gruesome event.

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How Do Dogs Express Their Emotions?

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Dogs express their emotions in a variety of ways including their body language, vocalizations, and behavior. They definitely express joy, excitement, fear, anxiety, confusion, anger, and pain. While there is some debate over how their emotions compare to human emotions, it has been firmly established that they do express themselves.

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Dogs Chasing Cats- Fact or Myth?

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If you never owned a dog, (or perhaps never owned a dog and a cat at the same time) you may wonder if the idea of a dog chasing a cat is a myth. Perhaps it was made up in some childhood fairytale, and has evolved into an accepted truth, when in reality there’s no […]

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