Most Famous Japanese Dog Breeds

Japan is easily one of the coolest countries in the world. It is a place where modern, high-tech life meets the traditional, zen state of mind. After all, it is where samurai come from. Not only does Japan have a rich history, but it is also home to some of the coolest and very popular dog breeds. These are the most famous Japanese dog breeds, from the smallest companions to the large, mastiff-type, fighting dogs. 7. Shikoku Photo by: Pia Cuijpers The Shikoku is a Japanese dog breed resembling Akita and Shiba. The main difference is their size. They are somewhere in between the other two breeds. Shikoku...

Leptospirosis In Dogs: Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

Taking care of our dogs is the most important thing we as dog owners must do. That also includes preventing diseases like leptospirosis from affecting our dogs. That is sometimes easier said than done, and we can easily panic when we hear the name of a disease we are not familiar with. We will help shed some light on what leptospirosis is, how to treat it, and the best ways to prevent it from developing in the first case. Here is what you need to know about lepto in dogs. What is leptospirosis? Leptospirosis, or often abbreviated as lepto, is a disease that affects different animal species like raccoons...

Can Dogs Eat Asparagus?

Dogs love eating vegetables, and there are many they can safely consume without having tummy problems afterward. You might be wondering if your dog can eat asparagus, and the shortest answer would be - yes. As a dog owner, coming up with new things that your dog might enjoy can be tricky. Most of us would love to get our pups something delicious and healthy, but we should learn what is safe for them and what is not before we do that. Are asparagus healthy for dogs? Yes, asparagus is very healthy, and that is why it is safe to give some to your dog. Dogs are natural omnivores (they eat everything), and t...

Bernese Mountain Dog: Different Perspective

The Bernese Mountain Dog is a popular family dog worldwide, but before you decide to get one, it would be wise to learn as much as you can about them. You don’t want to get buyer’s remorse and find yourself in a situation where you cannot take care of your new dog. That is why we decided to offer somewhat a different perspective on these dogs. We decided to talk to owners and breeders from across the globe to get the best possible information about the Bernese Mountain Dogs. Getting first-hand information will help you decide whether or not this is the ideal breed for you. Here is what we found out. Wha...

Tips to Teach Old Dogs New Tricks

There are many expressions throughout the world, but they rarely involve dogs. Expressions like “A penny saved is a penny earned” or “Better safe than sorry” are actually good advice, but the expression “You can’t teach old dogs new tricks” might be misleading and disheartening. By following these tips mentioned below, you can easily teach your senior dog new things and correct their learned behavior. There are many senior dogs in shelters because people believe that adopting senior dogs could be problematic. Somewhere along the line, people decided that this expression is real and that learned behavior...

Top 10: Lazy Dog Breeds

When thinking about dogs, most of us imagine a dog running and playing fetch with their owners. That might be fun, but some breeds are naturally lazy. Lazy dogs prefer having a nap rather than taking a lap. If you are an active owner who wants to get a companion that could accompany you on your many adventures, then picking one of these breeds would be a bad idea. Check out these awesome nap professionals. 10. Newfoundland Newfoundlands are known for their gentle behavior, and they even have the nickname “nanny dogs.” During Victorian England, these dogs were often looking after the kids. These days, t...

What Are Teacup Dogs?

The idea of having a teacup dog is certainly very appealing. The first “boom” teacup dogs had was after their introduction in the reality show “The Simple Life” that showed Paris Hilton’s life. She had a teacup Chihuahua called Tinkerbell. After that, the popularity of these tiny dogs skyrocketed. Small dogs have always played the role of the human companion. There are many different small breeds you can explore. Those dogs are small but are not “teacup small.” Before getting into teacup dog breeds, check this list of 60 small dog breeds. Getting such a tiny dog has it’s perks, but it also comes with se...

Golden Shepherd: Cute Crossbreed

The Golden Shepherd is a young designer breed that captures people’s imagination with its dashing good looks. These dogs are adorable, and they are a result of crossbreeding the German Shepherd and the Golden Retriever. If you are thinking about getting a mixed breed, there are a few things you should know about them. The most important thing to know is that no two dogs are alike. When it comes to mixing breeds, you can never be sure what the result will be. There are far too many possible gene combinations that could come into play to be absolutely sure about the new Golden Shepherd puppy. Based on exi...

Dog Bad Breath: What To Do?

Getting kisses from your dog can be very cute unless they have bad breath. If your dog ever had bad breath, you know that it is nearly impossible to be with them in the same room. They can easily stink up the place, and the smell is terrible. Not only is it terrible and can make you vomit, but bad dog breath can also be a sign of several health problems. Before you decide to freshen their breath with something minty (and potentially toxic), make sure you learn a bit more about it. Why does my dog have bad breath? Most inexperienced owners think their dog has bad breath because they are exactly that - a...

NFL Players With a Soft Spot for Dogs

Even the toughest guys like the NFL players have a soft spot - their dogs. They might be tough, fearless, and swaggy, but when it comes to their dogs, they become just like the rest of us - a mush of sweetness and adoration. It doesn’t matter how strong or big you are when your puppy looks at you with their puppy eyes, there is no defense against that. We made a list of our favorite NFL players and their adorable pets. 1. Patrick Mahomes II The star quarterback of the reigning Super Bowl champions is a huge animal lover. Not only does he love dogs, but he also shares his house with two Pit Bulls - Steel...