All About the Cocker Spaniel.

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There are two types of spaniels: English Cocker Spaniel and American Cocker Spaniel. Both equally as cute, these dogs are a fantastic breed with many great qualities about them.

These dogs are happy-go-lucky!

They are known to always be excited and optimistic about everything. In recent years, they have gained the attention of many families and make the perfect all around family pet. With their cute floppy ears and magical eyes what’s not to be happy about?

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Their gentle nature makes them awesome as pets for kids.

The laid-back Cocker Spaniel rarely shows aggression toward other animals or people. They are super chill and have no desire to assert their dominance. They are the perfect dog for a new family and make great first pets for children. Teaching responsibility without being out of control.

These long coat cuties do have grooming requirements.

There is always a price to pay for the beautiful things in life. These dogs require daily brushing from the start of their life. The younger you start the grooming process the easier it will get for you and your dog. It is important that you maintain their grooming as well, because it can become a problem later. If you do not have the time to take care of their grooming sending them to a professional groomer is also an option.

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They only need moderate exercise.

If you’re not the active type, the Cocker Spaniel is the dog for you! These dogs are sufficient with a walk around the neighborhood. Every dog needs to burn off energy, so it is important that they receive daily exercise. They most likely will not tire you out. If they do, you better be ready for hours of cuddles!

These dogs are as smart as can be!

Since Cocker Spaniels love to please people, they are very trainable pets. They are considered a highly intelligent breed. It is easy for them to learn new commands, taking only a small round of repetition. This means with the right strategies, you can teach your pup loads of cool tricks in the matter of weeks!

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Small in size, but big in heart!

Belonging to the sporting dog breed group, they are considered the smallest of their group. Standing only fourteen to seventeen inches tall, they are the perfect lap dog! They also adapt very well to apartment life. These dogs do not require much space and usually only weigh between twenty-four and twenty-eight pounds.

They do have health risks.

While the Cocker Spaniel is generally a pretty healthy dog, they do have faults within their genetics. They are at a high risk for several eye problem including: progressive retinal atrophy , cataracts , and glaucoma. Please do not worry though! With proper cleaning and diet, along with regular vet visits this most likely won’t be an issue.

Photo by: @cockerspaniel.reggie

My Favorite Dog You-tubers.

YouTube is a great place to find out more about dogs, or to just keep up with your favorite pups! These channels range from daily vlogs including their dogs, information about different breeds and temperaments, and even dog challenges.

1. Rocky Kanaka

2. Dogumentary TV

3. Liam Murphy

4. Tyrell Frye

5. Derek554

Mixed Breeds of the Month | September 2019

“Everyone thinks they have the best dog, and none of them are wrong.”

W.R. Purche

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There are several benefits from owning a mixed breed dog.

  • They have longer life spans than pure bred dogs.
  • Usually from a shelter, you are making room for more homeless dogs.
  • More genetic variety.
  • No need to worry about diseases caused by inbreeding.
  • Less costly adoption fees.
  • No one will have a dog like yours.
  • Overall healthier dog.

French Bulldog + Pug

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PIT BULL + Chihuahua + German Shepherd

Photo by: @ezrathepitty

Catahoula Leopard Dog + Black Mouth Cur

Photo by: @bruiserthehoula

Pit Bull + Bull Dog + Terrier

Photo by: @dexthepitmix

Labrador Retriever + Collie + Australian Shepherd

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Belgian Malinois + Dutch Shepherd

Photo by: @adamae.the.malinios.mix

Labrador Retriever + Greyhound

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Vizsla + Cocker Spaniel

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Cocker Spaniel + Shih Tzu

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Corgi + Rottweiler + Cattle Dog

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Carolina Dog + Husky

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Australian Shepherd + German Shepherd + Husky

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What I Love About Dachshunds.

Your typical wiener dog. Full of life and full of joy! These pups are a super common family pet. They even made it on the American Kennel Club’s top 10.

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1.Courageous

Despite their small size, these hot dogs are known to go after larger animals if they feel threatened. Some might say they don’t know their actual size.

2. Quirky

Due to their unique body shape and short legs, some tasks are more difficult for them. If you’ve ever seen a Dachshund jump, you know what I’m talking about. You can’t deny though, it’s so darn C U T E!

3. Adventurous

These dogs love exploring! They are the perfect companions to tag along on a camping trip or hike. Their enthusiasm to scout the outdoors is unmatched. It’s in their DNA to be hunters. These dogs were originally bred to find smaller prey and drive them away.

4. Adorable

By far one of the most jaw dropping breeds! These pups can really attract a crowd. Their short stubby legs, and long torso are one of a kind features. When you see one, you know exactly what breed it is.

“I love that dachshunds have a lot of personality packed into a small frame! They are incredible companion dogs that bond quickly with their humans.”

@lunaminidox

5. Family Favorite

An awesome family pet is an understatement! Every dachshund I’ve known has been the apple of their owner’s eye. They make great family additions and are fantastic with small children. They aren’t overbearing and won’t knock your little one over.

6. Charming

One of my favorite things about these dogs is how sweet they are. No matter what their person is up to, they are right there. Their favorite thing to do is cuddle, so expect a lot of it!

Photo by: @winniethe.wiener

7. Protective

Don’t let their small frame fool you! They can intimidate. Dachshunds have been known to be protective over their families, especially pregnant women and small children. Their fierce loyalty never backs down.

8. Minimal Shedding

For the most part, these dogs aren’t big on shedding. Their short coat is easy to maintain and doesn’t require much brushing. For long haired Dachshunds expect to see a little more hair, but not by much! Their undercoat grows slowly.

“I love how loyal dachshunds are! Also, they are big on cuddling!

@cooperandcarterdach

9. Long Life Span

Dachshunds are one of the longest living dogs! Their average life expectancy is anywhere from 13 to 15 years. This beats out many other breeds, especially large dog breeds. So if you’re looking into getting one of these pups, be prepared to have them for a long time!

10. Smart

They’re no dummies! Dachshunds are known for their intelligence and independence. Training can easily be done with the right technique. Since most smart dogs tend to be stubborn, it’s important that you train them the correct way.

Dachshunds make EVERYTHING

better!

25 Top German Shepherd Boy Names

“Some things just fill your heart without trying.”

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Anonymous
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1.Gunner – meaning bold warrior, this name is perfect for a big strong dog. origin: Scandinavian

2. Luther – relating to the army, this would be suiting for a working dog or a police dog! origin: German

3. Apollo – an extremely unique name that nobody can forget. This mythological name will be great for your handsome boy. origin: Greek

4. Hulk – almost a must if you own a H U G E dog. This intimidating name will be sure to turn heads to your Hulk. origin: American

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5. Mac – meaning son, this name is suiting for really any male German Shepherd! This name is also a great one to use for training. origin: Scottish

6. Bodhi – this special name is not only unique but also has a very strong meaning. Bodhi means enlightenment or awakening. You will probably only meet one Bodhi in your whole life. origin: Sanskrit

7. Axel – this is perfect for the boy you plan to breed in the future. Associated with “father of peace” this genuine name is super cute! origin: Scandinavian

8. Charlie – For the free spirit pup in your life! This will be very fitting for that spontaneous happy boy that you love. origin: English

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9. Raptor – For a German Shepherd with a high prey drive. He loves chasing after any small creature and gets lost exploring nature! origin: Latin

10. Odin – Defined as a Norse God who is undoubtedly wise and lavish. This name is super cool for your doggie! origin: Norwegian

11. Rex – A king! Your Rex deserves nothing less than the world. origin: Latin

12. Harley – A tough name for a tough boy. This name is perfect for training purposes because it is catchy and only two syllables! origin: English

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13. Karter – I love this name for a good boy! This name projects obedience and loyalty. origin: English

14. Roman – Especially popular in Italian, Greek, and Latin culture. Roman would be an excellent fit for a confident German Shepherd. origin: Latin

15. Tripp – This if for your goofy boy. Tripp means to skip or hop, so if you have a pup who loves to jump or dance you may want to consider this one! origin: English

16. Zane – meaning God’s gracious gift. This one is surely a winner for your best friend! origin: Hebrew

17. Oliver – This name would be good for an energetic German Shepherd. It’s right in the middle of not being too common or too unique! origin: Latin

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18. Chance – meaning “chancellor” this masculine name is a popular one among all dogs! origin: French

19. Rover – A perfect match for the wanderer dog! If he loves long walks or hikes origin: English

20. Kirby – If you are religious this might just be the name for you! Meaning church this is definitely suiting for the right lifestyle. origin: Irish

21. Werner – A perfect German name for a perfect German Shepherd! The name Werner originates far back in German culture. It means guard so it is almost certainly made for a German Shepherd! origin: German

22. Royce – meaning “son of a king.” Royce is a very luxurious name for your spoiled pup! origin: English

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23. Toby – I love this name for a German Shepherd because it is a very happy name. Any dog would love to be a Toby! origin: English

24. Elias – This fun & unique name is sure to be the one! A common nickname is Eli or Ellie. I’m sure any pup would grow into this name. origin: Greek

25. Rocky – meaning “rest” this is one for the lazy boy in your life. He just loves to be cuddled up next to you watching TV. Hey, There is nothing wrong with that! origin: Italian

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Why Shih Tzus are AMAZING Dogs.

“Those who teach the most about humanity aren’t always human.”

– Donald l Hicks

1.Cuddly

Shih Tzus are the perfect size and fluffiness for a nice cuddle. There fur is just like your favorite blanket or teddy bear…. (but even better.) Not to mention they are superb lap warmers!

2. Friendly

These cuties are social butterflies! It isn’t hard to win over there love and affection, especially when holding a tasty treat. They are the true definition of a “man’s best friend.”

3. Loyal

Undeniable one of the most devoted dogs. Shih Tzus are known to be wonderful companion dogs, and have a royal legacy stemming from over 2,000 years ago. No matter where you are in the house, expect them to follow.

4. Toy Sized

Usually, small dogs have a longer lifespan than larger dogs. Their small stature allows them on average 10 to 16 years. Shih Tzus commonly weigh anywhere from 9 to 16 pounds. That leaves plenty of room for adopting more Shih Tzus!

5. Great Family Dogs

Looking for the ultimate family dog? Shih Tzus are not only great with adults, but they also love kids! Small children are welcome since they have little to no prey drive. Their companionship never fails!

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6. Loving

Whenever you’re feeling a little down, they are right there. Shih Tzus are extremely involved in their familie’s life, and will never leave your side! Where ever there’s a tear, a lick is sure to follow.

“We just can’t get enough of Teebo, everyday he has something special to show us. Our lives changed for the best when we got our little lion.”

@helloteebo

7. Intelligent

Don’t let their cuteness fool you, they have both looks and brains! This breed is known to be one of the easiest and quickest to train. (if properly done.) They have very good focus and can even participate in agility training.

8. Quiet

Despite rumors of small dogs being yappy, Shih Tzus rarely bark. They’d much rather be cuddled up next to their favorite human. They are easily content and usually only bark if there is a problem.

Photo by: @cheeto_the_shihtzu

9. Adorable

This should be self-explanatory. These little lions are incredibly cute! Resembling a cute stuffed animal, these dogs are sure to draw attention towards themselves. Whether they have a thick long coat for the winter, or a freshly trimmed coat during the summer there’s no doubt they are good looking pups!

10. Strong-willed

Some might say stubborn, but they don’t know what they’re talking about. Shih Tzus are more of an independent dog. They have always had a high stature and were commonly referred to as “holy dogs.”

Best Dog Toys of August!

Dogs deserve all the toys they want… Here are the best!

Pet Qwerks Flavorit Peanut Butter Flavor Infused Nylabone Dog Toy

KONG Classic Flyer Frisbee Dog Toy

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Trixie mini mover interactive dog toy, level 3

jw pet dogs in action dog toy

Photo by: @genesis.gsd

outward hound invincibles snake squeak dog toy

nylabone durachew dental chew dinosaur dog toy

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oxgord bazook-9 dog ball launcher toy

godog dragons chew guard dog toy

Photo by: @thelife_ofmack

jw pet hol-ee roller dog toy

“the tanatee” dog toy from dog daze bark box

Photo by: @thechiefdane