Yorkshire Terrier / 6th most popular dog in the USA

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Yorkshire Terrier / 6th most popular dog in the USA

The Yorkie comes from the crossing of 4 English Terrier breeds and were developed for catching rats and mice. They have a delicate trachea and a harness may be more suited for them.  They can snort, which is called a pharyngeal gag reflex. They have a long coat of hair with no undercoat, so they don't shed.

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INAPPROPRIATE CHEWING

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INAPPROPRIATE CHEWING

All dogs love to chew. It is natural. Puppies love to explore the world with their mouths.  Dogs between six months and one year old are getting their adult teeth and chew to relieve teething pain and itching gums.  Adult dogs chew for a variety of reasons; they are bird, they are lonely or just because they want to.  

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BEAGLE / 5TH MOST POPULAR BREED IN THE USA

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BEAGLE / 5TH MOST POPULAR BREED IN THE USA

The "Be Geule" originated in France and it means Gaped throat. It was original breed for tracking hares by scent.  The Beagle has approximately 200 million scent receptors and his wet nose holds smell. He is a voracious eater. What i love about the Beagle is his bark. He has three different bark sounds, a standard bark, a bay bark(used when hunting) and a howl.  His long ears help trap scents and keep them close to his nose.

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English Bulldog / 4th most popular dog in the USA

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English Bulldog / 4th most popular dog in the USA

The English Bulldog originated from England. This breed doesn't come without some issues.  The folding skin may cause some bacteria and yeast problems. He has a slow moving digestive system and increased flatulence.  Their short muzzle makes it harder to breathe.  The heavy body can put extra stress on his joints.

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PROTECT YOUR DOG FROM COMMON HOUSEHOLD DANGERS

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PROTECT YOUR DOG FROM COMMON HOUSEHOLD DANGERS

You brought home a new puppy.  This is fantastic news.  What new pet parents are not aware of are all the dangers in the house that could make your puppy ill, or even cause death.  Just like a having a child, you must doggy proof your house. 

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Golden Retriever             3rd most popular dog in the USA

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Golden Retriever 3rd most popular dog in the USA

The Golden Retriever is the third most popular dog in the USA. The breed originated in Scotland and is said to have a "soft mouth" and can pick up eggs without breaking them.  They are regarded for their intelligence.  They love to swim and have webbed feet.  Their skin is very sensitive and need regular grooming.  They are a great family pet with a sweet, loving nature towards other dogs and cats.  

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