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  • Fashionable Accessories: Rain Gear, Booties, Bandanas

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Saturday July 26th, 2014 at 08:33 AM

    Along with the basic items most dogs need, such as collars and leashes, many dogs need other accessories such as rain gear and booties. This is particularly true if you and your dog live in the city and you have to walk your dog in inclement weather.

    Rain gear

    Dog rain gear can be simple and slicker-style, or it can be quite elaborate. In many cases the rain gear is made of bright colors to help your dog be easily seen on a a gray day, so colors include yellow, orange, and pink. If the gear...

  • Fashionable Accessories: Collars, Leashes, and Harnesses

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Friday July 18th, 2014 at 09:29 AM

    Many people think of dog fashion as frilly dresses and little coats for dogs but dogs need many functional items of apparel. Just because your dog needs to wear something everyday doesnt mean it cant be stylish.

    Some of the most basic dog accessories include collars, leashes, and harnesses. Today all of these items come in a myriad of colors, patterns, and styles.

    Collars

    Whether you have a tiny Chihuahua or the biggest Mastiff, your dog will need a collar. Collars range from sturdy nylon in...

  • Are Purebreds More Prone To Diseases?

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Tuesday July 15th, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    Theres a popular belief today that mutts are healthier than purebred dogs, or that purebred dogs are more prone to diseases. Its hard to say exactly why this belief if so popular. Perhaps Americans like to believe in the myth of the underdog the hardy dog who gets a bad start in life and turns out to be better than the pampered pooch. However, in this case, the myth is not true. You can find a great pet at your local shelter but your odds of getting a healthy, long-lived dog are better if...

  • Popular Dog Breeds: Yorkshire Terriers

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Saturday July 12th, 2014 at 08:21 AM

    Yorkshire Terriers are one of the smallest of all dog breeds but dont let that small size fool you! Yorkies are feisty little dogs with a big dog personality. They may be a Toy breed but they began as Terriers and they still have a Terrier attitude. Brave, determined, curious, and energetic, Yorkies are dynamos!

    History

    The Yorkshire Terrier is named for the region in England where they originated. At that time Yorkies were used to hunt vermin in textile mills. As Terriers they were fierce in...

  • Popular Dog Breeds: Beagles

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Monday July 7th, 2014 at 07:00 AM

    Beagles are one of the most popular breeds in the United States today and theyre dogs that nearly everyone can recognize. Cute and friendly, Beagles make great pets. Beagles are happy-go-lucky and they have a short coat thats easy to care for. Theyre the perfect dog for many people.

    History

    Small hounds, like the Beagle, date back to around the 16th century, when every English gentleman had his own pack of hounds for hunting. Larger hounds were used to follow deer while the smaller hounds were...

  • Popular Dog Breeds: Poodles

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Thursday July 3rd, 2014 at 01:16 PM

    Poodles are one of the most intelligent of all dog breeds. Although many people think of them as a frou-frou breed and associate them with fancy haircuts and dog shows, Poodles are actually lively, active dogs who make excellent family companions.

    History

    Poodles originated in Germany and were originally used as water retrievers. Its said that the original Poodle clip or hair cut comes from the fact that hunters trimmed the dogs and left extra coat on their joints to help them keep warm in cold...

  • Popular Dog Breeds: Shetland Sheepdogs

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Wednesday July 2nd, 2014 at 07:36 AM

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    The Shetland Sheepdog, or Sheltie, is a small herding dog that originated in the Shetland Islands of Scotland. Though they resemble the Rough-coated Collie, they are not miniature Collies. Shelties are highly intelligent, loyal, trainable dogs. Theyre one of the best breeds for obedience work and theyre talented at many different jobs.

    History

    While Shelties are not miniature Collies, they do share some common ancestors. Both breeds trace back to the Border Collie of Scotland. These useful...

  • Popular Dog Breeds: Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

    from Pampered Dog Blog

    Monday June 30th, 2014 at 08:30 AM

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    Gentle and sweet, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is an elegant but energetic Toy dog. They are perfect for people in the city or the country. Similar dogs have been recorded in paintings and tapestries for centuries and the dogs get their name from the Merry Monarch, Charles II, who was so fond of small spaniels.

    History

    The British Isles have a long history of small spaniels. They were originally kept as small hunting dogs but in Tudor times the small dogs became popular as companions and...

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