(Picture Credit: Getty Images) For humans, The 4th of July generally means celebrating our independence and having fun…or at least a barbeque and time off from work. However fireworks and make the Fourth of July the scariest night of the year for dogs. The sudden, deafening sounds (what’s loud to us is ear-piercing to them)
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(Picture Credit: Getty Images) Some dog owners fear that urinary incontinence is a natural result of aging and delay taking their dog to the veterinarian. While many dogs do develop age-related problems, there are many other causes to consider too. Urinary incontinence is easily treated, and the medications are not expensive, so the sooner you
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Editor’s note: Have you seen the new Dogster print magazine in stores? Or in the waiting room of your vet’s office? This article appeared in our holiday issue. Subscribe to Dogster and get the bimonthly magazine delivered to your home. Do you sometimes wish you could turn over hosting duties to your dog? Take this short
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Wonder Woman is dominating the theaters, inspiring females around the world. And this inspiration is not species-specific. Gal Gadot’s performance as the iconic character is moving strong girls (like Viola Davis’ daughter) and super lady dogs alike. Social network savvy pups are posting their reactions to the blockbuster online too, and luckily many of these
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The things pets do to keep their owners entertained. Thanks to our new obsession with fidget spinners, animals across the country are getting to try the little gadgets for themselves. Some love them. Some hate them. And then there are those pets who really don’t care and just want to go back to playing a
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The Wizard of Oz jokes write themselves, but Duke the dog’s dangerous ordeal is no laughing matter. According to WREG News Channel 3, the 12-year-old senior Australian shepherd was picked up and carried 1,000 feet by a tornado that struck down in Davie County, North Carolina, three weeks ago. The twister threw the pup hard,
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Working Height: 23–25.5 inches for females; 25–28 inches for males Weight: 150–200 pounds for both genders Life Expectancy: 10–12 years Boerboel dogs (a.k.a. South African mastiffs) are large, mastiff-type dogs and the most agile of their type. They are strong, balanced and imposing in appearance. Despite their size, they can move swiftly and powerfully. The
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Herding Height: 22 inches for females; 23.5 inches for males Weight: 57–71 pounds for females; 70–84 pounds for males Life Expectancy: Around 15 years The bergamasco is a fit, athletic, medium-sized sheepdog with a social personality, powerful build and unique coat, the colors of which include gray, silver and coal. 2. Where They Came From The breed’s
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Non-Sporting Height: 9–10 inches for females; 10–11 inches for males Weight: 12–15 pounds Life Expectancy: Around 15 years The Coton de Tulear is a small, long-coated dog known for being clownish and having a happy disposition. Coton means “cotton” in French and is used to describe the breed’s fluffy and long top coat.
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Working Height: 23–27.5 inches Weight: 80–100 pounds Life Expectancy: 8–15 years (the majority live 8–10 years due to the high rate of cancer affecting this breed) The Bernese mountain dog (a.k.a. Berners) is the only Swiss mountain dog to have a long coat. The large, strong dog has medium-sized ears in a triangular shape,
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Sporting Height: 23–27 inches Weight: 45–80 pounds Life Expectancy: 10–12 years The Gordon setter is the heaviest of the 3 setter breeds. Sturdy and muscular, this gun dog has great strength and stamina. The oval eyes are dark brown, and the long ears hang close to the head. The tail is feathered longer at
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Working Height: Males: 29 inches; females: 27 inches Weight: Males: 110–150 pounds; females: 80–120 pounds Life Expectancy: 11–15 years (depending on the dog’s working life) Anatolian shepherd dogs are large, rugged and powerful working dogs. They have a superior ability to defend livestock and strong protection instincts. The V-shaped ears are triangular and
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1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Sporting Height: 25–27 inches Weight: 60–70 pounds Life Expectancy: Around 15 years The Irish setter is an all-purpose hunting dog and family companion. The body is longer than it is tall, and the head features an either black or brown nose. The almond-shaped, medium-sized eyes can be various shades of brown. The tail
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