Monthly Archives: October 2014

The Pug

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN.  CHINA

Dating back to 400 BC the Pug is considered one of the oldest breeds of dogs.  There is considerable debate as to the origins of this lovable breed.   Most breeders believe it originated in Asia descending from a Pekingese lineage.  Others suggest Pugs have their origins in either a Bulldog, or...
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Is Apartment Living Appropriate for your Dog?

Living in an apartment with a dog can be challenging.  Too much time spent at home often leads to dogs becoming frustrated and bored resulting in unwanted behaviours such as barking and chewing.  Fortunately, with some planning and research into dog breeds, the development of such behaviours can usually be prevented.  Many breeds of dog...
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What is “Bloat”?

Bloat is the second leading cause of death in canines and is extremely stressful and painful.  It occurs when something has gone wrong with the digestion of food resulting in rapid gas buildup inside the stomach.  The stomach blows up like a balloon and the severe stretching of the stomach cells can cause cell death...
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Pomeranian

Country of Origin.  Germany

The Pomeranian or Pom Pom is classified as a Spitz breed.  It descended from the sled dogs of Iceland and Lapland and was bred down to its current size in Pomerania, which is located along the southern coastal area of the Baltic Sea.  Poms Poms popularity can largely be attributed to...
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