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Why Do We Love Dogs?

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
Why Do We Love Dogs?

“Perhaps one central reason for loving dogs is that they take us away from this obsession with ourselves. When our thoughts start to go in circles, and we seem unable to break away, wondering what horrible event the future holds for us, the dog opens a window into the delight of the moment.”  ―Jeffrey Moussaieff […]

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How Much Have You Spent On Your Dog?

| January 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
How Much Have You Spent On Your Dog?

We could have bought a small yacht with what we spent on our dog and all the things he destroyed. Then again, how many yachts wait by the door all day for your return?~John Grogan

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How Productive Is Your Hungry Dog?

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
How Productive Is Your Hungry Dog?

A hungry dog hunts best. A hungrier dog hunts even better. ~Norman Ralph Augustine

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Who Makes A Fool Of You?

| January 6, 2015 | 0 Comments
Who Makes A Fool Of You?

A dog will quickly turn you into a fool, but who cares? Better your dog than your boss. I’m a fool for my dog and proud of it.~anonymous

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What Does Your Dog Say About Your Family?

| January 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
What Does Your Dog Say About Your Family?

“A dog reflects the family life. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one? Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones.” ― Arthur Conan Doyle,  The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

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What Makes You Go For A Walk

| December 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
What Makes You Go For A Walk

“A dog is one of the remaining reasons why some people can be persuaded to go for a walk.”~O. A.

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Cat’s Motto

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Cat’s Motto

Cat’s motto: No matter what you’ve done wrong, always try to make it look like the dog did it. ~Unknown

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Smart Dog?

| December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Smart Dog?

  You can say any fool thing to a dog and the dog will just give you this look that says, ‘My GOSH, you’re RIGHT! I NEVER would’ve thought of that!” ~Dave Barry

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How Many Dogs Would You Own?

| December 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
How Many Dogs Would You Own?

Old age means realizing you will never own all the dogs you wanted to.
~Joe Gores

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November is National Pet Diabetes Month

| November 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
November is National Pet Diabetes Month

Does your dog exhibit any of the common symptoms for diabetes?

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Stabilizing the Stabilizer

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Stabilizing the Stabilizer

Do you know why your dogs CCL function is so important? Find out why in this months health article!

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Five Flea Facts

| August 26, 2014 | 1 Comment
Five Flea Facts

The cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) is the primary flea that infests dogs. The dog flea (Ctenocephalides canis) is rarely the cause of infestations in North America. Both the cat and dog flea can spread the tapeworm Dipylidium caninum. Female fleas can consume up to 15 times their weight in blood and must feed before reproducing. […]

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Dogs Are Our Link To Paradise

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Dogs Are Our Link To Paradise

“Dogs are our link to paradise.  They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent.  To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring – it was peace.” ~Milan Kundera

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Early Diagnosis of Masticatory Muscle Myositis Is Needed for Treatment Success

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Early Diagnosis of Masticatory Muscle Myositis Is Needed for Treatment Success

Did you know that MMM is an autoimmune disorder that affects jaw muscles?

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What Every Boy Needs

| August 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
What Every Boy Needs

“Every boy should have two things: a dog, and a mother willing to let him have one” ~ Anonymous

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Chesapeakes represent!

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Chesapeakes represent!

The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is Maryland’s state dog and also the mascot for UMBC (University of Maryland, Baltimore County).

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A Perfect World

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
A Perfect World

In a perfect world, every dog would have a home and every home would have a dog.
~Unknown

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Do Your Dogs Think You’re Tricky?

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Do Your Dogs Think You’re Tricky?

People teach their dogs to sit; it’s a trick. I’ve been sitting my whole life, and a dog has never looked at me as though he thought I was tricky.~Mitch Hedberg

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Are Your Dogs Pleased With What You Do?

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Are Your Dogs Pleased With What You Do?

My dog is usually pleased with what I do, because she is not infected with the concept of what I “should” be doing.~Lonzo Idolswine

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Do You Trust Your Dogs Intuition?

| July 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Do You Trust Your Dogs Intuition?

“If your dog doesn’t like someone, maybe you shouldn’t either.” ~unknown child

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Does Your Dog Think You’re The Greatest?

| July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Does Your Dog Think You’re The Greatest?

If your dog thinks you’re the greatest person in the world, don’t seek a second opinion. ~Jim Fiebig

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Are You Part Dog?

| June 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Are You Part Dog?

In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn’t merely try to train him to be semihuman. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog.- Edward Hoagland

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Do You Host Dogs?

| June 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Do You Host Dogs?

If you are a host to your guest, be a host to his dog also.” ~ Russian Proverb

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Are You A Dog?

| June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Are You A Dog?

I am not your dog, but if every time you saw me, you gave me a backrub, I would run to greet you, too. ~Robert Brault

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Where Do Your Pack Animals Go?

| June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Where Do Your Pack Animals Go?

I know that dogs are pack animals, but it’s difficult to imagine a pack of standard poodles.

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What does your dog do for you?

| May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
What does your dog do for you?

He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds; my other ears that hear above the winds. He is the part of me that can reach out into the sea. He has told me a thousand times over that I am his reason for being; by the way he rests against my leg; […]

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Why does your dog like to ride in the car?

| May 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Why does your dog like to ride in the car?

Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear. -Dave Barry

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What makes your life whole?

| May 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
What makes your life whole?

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. -Roger Caras

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Identifying Injuries in Your Canine Athlete

| May 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Identifying Injuries in Your Canine Athlete

Active sporting dogs, even well-conditioned ones, are at risk for injuries and orthopedic problems.

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Why We Roll In Rotten Things?!

| May 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Why We Roll In Rotten Things?!

Ever wonder why your dogs rolls in rotten and smelly things? Find out why!

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Is the puppy worth the money?

| May 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Is the puppy worth the money?

Buy a pup and your money will buy love unflinching. -Rudyard Kipling

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Who can be a dogs best friend?

| May 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Who can be a dogs best friend?

“Properly trained, a man can be dog’s best friend.” -Corey Ford

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An Ode To The Mischievous Puppy

| April 27, 2014 | 2 Comments
An Ode To The Mischievous Puppy

This month we posed a challenge to our instagram followers to post and tag pictures of their mischievous puppy for a chance to have their photos published.

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Why does your dog comfort you?

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Why does your dog comfort you?

  “One reason a dog can be such a comfort when you’re feeling blue is that he doesn’t try to find out why.” -Unknown

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Who’s barking at who?

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Who’s barking at who?

“One dog barks at something, the rest bark at him.” -Chinese Proverb

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Who appreciates your genius?

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Who appreciates your genius?

“No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as much as the dog does.”- Christopher Morley

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Do you understand the meaning of love?

| April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Do you understand the meaning of love?

“Nobody can fully understand the meaning of love unless he is owned by a dog” -Gene Hill

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Golden Retrievers have property laws

| March 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Golden Retrievers have property laws

Golden Retriever Property Laws 1. If I like it, it’s mine. 2. If I saw it first, it’s mine. 3. If I can take it from you, it’s mine 4. If I had it a little while ago, it’s mine. 5. If you are playing with something and you put it down, it automatically becomes […]

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How do you judge a soul?

| March 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
How do you judge a soul?

“A man’s soul can be judged by the way he treats his dog” – Charles Doran

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How many legs does your dog have?

| March 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
How many legs does your dog have?

“How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg.” – Abraham Lincoln

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Why Are We Drawn to Dogs?

| March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Why Are We Drawn to Dogs?

I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren’t certain we knew better.

~George Bird Evans

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What do old dogs do?

| February 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
What do old dogs do?

An old dog, even more than an old spouse, always feels like doing what you feel like doing.

~Robert Brault

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Judge Dog

| February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Judge Dog

If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience. ~ Woodrow Wilson

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Bleak? Desolate? Forlorn?

| February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Bleak?  Desolate? Forlorn?

A house without dog is like a garden without flowers.

~Unknown

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Active and Demanding Internal Life?

| January 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Active and Demanding Internal Life?

“Is your dog in a coma?” Quinn asked when the dog didn’t move a muscle. “No. Lump leads an active and demanding internal life that requires long periods of rest”

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Heart of a Dog

| January 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Heart of a Dog

It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them, and every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart.

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Puppy Prosperity

| January 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Puppy Prosperity

No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich.
~ Louis Sabin

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Be All You Can Be

| December 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
Be All You Can Be

A dog is like a person—he needs a job and a family to be

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What is a Dog?

| December 23, 2013 | 0 Comments
What is a Dog?

“A dog is a smile and a wagging tail. What is in between doesn’t matter.”
~Clara Ortega

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Most Affectionate

| December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Most Affectionate

The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog.

~Ambrose Bierce

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Canine Calculation

| December 10, 2013 | 0 Comments
Canine Calculation

If I could be half the person my dog is, I’d be twice the human I am.

~Charles Yu, How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

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The Law of Averages

| December 3, 2013 | 0 Comments
The Law of Averages

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
~Andy Rooney

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Canine Contentment

| November 26, 2013 | 0 Comments
Canine Contentment

A dog owns nothing, yet is seldom dissatisfied. ~Irish Proverb

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Enjoy the Silence

| November 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Enjoy the Silence

I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from
no other source.

~Doris Day

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Can You Stop at One?

| November 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
Can You Stop at One?

If you don’t own a dog, at least one, there is not necessarily anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life.~Roger Caras

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Best. Deal. Ever!

| November 6, 2013 | 0 Comments
Best. Deal. Ever!

We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare, and love we can spare. In return, dogs give us their all. It’s the best deal man ever made.

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A Golden Affair

| October 29, 2013 | 0 Comments
A Golden Affair

Once someone has had the good fortune to share a true love affair with a Golden Retriever, one’s life and one’s outlook is never quite the same.

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Stress Relief

| October 22, 2013 | 0 Comments
Stress Relief

Sometimes my dog looks at me as if to say, “Did you know that petting an animal is a wonderful way to relieve stress?”
~Robert Brault

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Congenial Canine Conversation

| October 13, 2013 | 0 Comments
Congenial Canine Conversation

They (dogs) never talk about themselves but listen to you while you talk about yourself, and keep up an appearance of being interested in the conversation.

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The Greatest Gift

| October 6, 2013 | 0 Comments
The Greatest Gift

It seems to me that the good lord in his infinite wisdom gave us three things to make life bearable- hope, jokes, and dogs. But the greatest of these was dogs.

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Pure Love

| September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
Pure Love

The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
~Johnny Depp

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Am I Dreaming?

| September 25, 2013 | 0 Comments
Am I Dreaming?

Like a dog, he hunts in dreams.
~Alfred Lord Tennyson

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Golden Retriever Love

| September 16, 2013 | 0 Comments
Golden Retriever Love

It’s nice to have a pet that offers unconditional love, someone who doesn’t talk back. I love cats, but cats take you on their terms. My golden retriever could have a broken leg, and his teeth could be falling out, but if I walk in the door, he’ll wag his tail until it hurts.

~ Bob Vetere

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Anal Sacs – Excuse the Expression

| September 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
Anal Sacs – Excuse the Expression

What are anal sacs and how can they become impacted? Learn more about signs, symptoms and treatment for anal sac issues here.

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Wagging Weekend

| September 12, 2013 | 0 Comments
Wagging Weekend

What do dogs do on their day off?

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Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

| September 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Ever wonder where you’d end up if you took your dog for a walk and never once pulled back on the leash?

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Smart or lazy?

| August 28, 2013 | 0 Comments
Smart or lazy?

You may have a dog that won’t sit up, roll over or even cook breakfast, not because she’s too stupid to learn how but because she’s too smart to bother. ~Rick Horowitz

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No hidden agenda

| August 21, 2013 | 2 Comments
No hidden agenda

The dog’s agenda is simple, fathomable, overt: I want. “I want to go out, come in, eat something, lie here, play with that, kiss you.

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Are dogs angels?

| August 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
Are dogs angels?

Dogs are minor angels, and I don’t mean that facetiously. They love unconditionally, forgive immediately, are the truest of friends, willing to do anything that makes us happy, etcetera.

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Puppy Sense

| August 13, 2013 | 0 Comments
Puppy Sense

A puppy is born blind and deaf, with its eyes and ears sealed. A puppy begins to see and hear at about 2 weeks of age.

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Carpe Diem!

| August 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Carpe Diem!

I watch my dogs. They throw themselves into everything they do; even their sleeping is wholehearted. They aren’t waiting for a better tomorrow, or looking back at their glory days. ~ Abigail Thomas, A Three Dog Life

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What do golden retrievers think?

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments
What do golden retrievers think?

Golden retrievers are not bred to be guard dogs, and considering the size of their hearts and their irrepressible joy in life, they are less likely to bite than to bark, less likely to bark than to lick a hand in greeting. In spite of their size, they think they are lap dogs, and in […]

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Nose Art

| July 23, 2013 | 0 Comments
Nose Art

My windows aren’t dirty…….that’s my dog’s nose art. ~Unknown

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Happiness is…..

| July 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
Happiness is…..

Happiness is a warm puppy. ~Charles Schulz

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Canine Economics

| July 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
Canine Economics

“The time to save is now. When a dog gets a bone, he doesn’t go out and make a down payment on a bigger bone. He buries the one he’s got. ~Will Rogers

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You Can Buy Happiness

| July 3, 2013 | 0 Comments
You Can Buy Happiness

Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot little puppies. ~ Gene Hill

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The Perfect Creation? Labrador Retrievers!

| June 24, 2013 | 0 Comments
The Perfect Creation?  Labrador Retrievers!

When God made Labrador Retrievers, he was showing off. ~ Unknown

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Dangerous Foods for Dogs

| June 21, 2013 | 0 Comments
Dangerous Foods for Dogs

Wood, while not poisonous, is not highly recommended.   Labrador retrievers and golden retrievers had the dubious distinction of being among the top 10 dog breeds accounting for the most calls to the Pet Poison helpline in 2011. Could it be their curiosity and love of food that got them there? We all enjoy sharing […]

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Labrador Philosophy

| June 20, 2013 | 0 Comments
Labrador Philosophy

That’s the thing about being a Labrador retriever – you were born for fun. Seldom was your loopy, freewheeling mind cluttered by contemplation, and never at all by somber worry; every day was a romp. What else could there possibly be to life?…..And everywhere you went were gullible humans who patted and hugged and fussed […]

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Take Your Dog to Work Day (TYDTWDay) 2013

| June 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Take Your Dog to Work Day (TYDTWDay) 2013

Friday, June 21st is Take Your Dog to Work Day. First observed in 1999, TYDTWDay was established by Pet Sitter’s International to “celebrate the great companions dogs make and to encourage their adoption from humane societies, animal shelters and breed rescue clubs”. Will you be taking your dog to work on Friday?

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Better than Diamonds

| May 29, 2013 | 0 Comments
Better than Diamonds

Whoever said “diamonds are a girl’s best friend”, never owned a dog. ~Unknown

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Smartest Dog

| May 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
Smartest Dog

“There is only one smartest dog in the world, and every boy has it.” ~Anonymous

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May 3rd – National Specially-Abled Pets Day

| May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

On May 3rd, we recognize and celebrate Specially-Abled Pets Day. Do you own or know a specially-abled dog? Share their story with our readers in the comments section below.

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2014 AKC Companion Events Extravaganza Results

| April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments
2014 AKC Companion Events Extravaganza Results

A record entry of more than 2,000 dogs competed at the AKC® Companion Events Extravaganza in March 2014.

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Canine Constellations

| April 24, 2013 | 0 Comments
Canine Constellations

There are three canine constellations: Canis Major (Big Dog), Canis Minor (Little Dog) and Canes Venatici (Hunting Dogs).

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Puppy Psychiatrist

| April 24, 2013 | 0 Comments
Puppy Psychiatrist

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. ~Ben Williams

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Dog Heaven

| April 18, 2013 | 3 Comments
Dog Heaven

“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” ― Will Rogers

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Puppy Love

| April 9, 2013 | 0 Comments
Puppy Love

Puppy love is the beginning of a lifetime affair for most dog owners. ~ Unknown

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Hungry Like The Wolf

| April 8, 2013 | 0 Comments
Hungry Like The Wolf

According to DNA analysis, the Lhasa Apso is genetically closer to the wolf than is a Chesapeake Bay Retriever.

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World Record Litter Of Puppies

| March 7, 2013 | 0 Comments
World Record Litter Of Puppies

Did you know largest litter of puppies is 24, all of whom were born on 29 November 2004 to a Neopolitan Mastiff.

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AKC Canine Good Citizen

| February 26, 2013 | 0 Comments
AKC Canine Good Citizen

As of January 1, 2013, the AKC Canine Good Citizen is an official AKC title! The AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program was created to promote responsible pet ownership and basic obedience for dogs while rewarding dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. Often dog owners choose the CGC program as […]

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Feb 23rd Is International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

| February 23, 2013 | 0 Comments
Feb 23rd Is International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

Today is International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day! I know our Labradors appreciate dog biscuits every day! Check out the recipe for Scully’s Homemade Savory Dog Treats. They are easy to make and our dogs love them! If you want some history of the dog biscuit check out this great article.

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Politically Correct!

| February 22, 2013 | 0 Comments
Politically Correct!

“I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons.” ~Will Rogers

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February Is National Pet Dental Health Month

| February 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
February Is National Pet Dental Health Month

February is National Pet Dental Health Month. Just like in humans, dental health is part of providing a great quality of life for our Retrievers. There are a number of ways to keep your retriever’s teeth healthy. Brushing is one great way to do it but it takes training for both the dog and the […]

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Responsible Pet Owners Month

| February 8, 2013 | 0 Comments
Responsible Pet Owners Month

February is National Responsible Pet Owners Month. What are you doing to make sure that you are a responsible dog owner? Being a responsible pet owner is the really the basis for living the Retriever Life. Giving our dogs the full and happy life they deserve is our responsibility as stewards of our dog’s welfare. […]

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Marley And Me

| February 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

“Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart. ” ~ John Grogan

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A Good Dog

| January 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

“… a good dog is one of the best things of all to be.”~Dean Koontz

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Year Of The Dog

| January 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

According to the Chinese zodiac, people born in the Year of the Dog (1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006) are thought to be loyal, kind, faithful & fair.

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