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Dog Breeds

Information on all purebred dog breeds and hybrid dog breeds.

Learn more about your favorite dog breeds by perusing our comprehensive list of dog breed profiles. We outline dog breed basics and give you the skinny on what you should know before bringing a new dog home – everything from the history of your breed of choice to common health concerns and what they are typically like to live with. Browse our guides to the best dog breeds for families with children, people with allergies and more. And while you're here, check out our Dog Breed Finder, a quick survey that will help you discover your ideal breed based on your lifestyle, living situation and the qualities you’d like in a dog.

Miniature Dachshund

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The Miniature Dachshund

Dachshunds may look cute and cuddly, but they are tirelessly energetic, clever and curious—some might even say “intense.” Always up for a walk or a game in the park, they can easily get bored when left to their own devices for too long. Sometimes, that can involve chewing things. Though…

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Talk About Breeds

Help Stop Puppy Mills

Here are three simple things you can do to help stop puppy mills. You may be a responsible breeder wanting to stop puppy mills in their tracks or just a dog lover. Either way, here's how to take action: 1. Stay informed. You can go to things like the ASPCA or the Humane Society of the United States for more info on how to stay up to date on puppy mill news. 2. Spread the word. Tell a friend on how wrong puppy mills are. The more people are aware, the better. 3. Lead by example. If you are getting a dog, be responsible and get your puppy from a rescue or responsible breeder.

Anna M., owner of a Labrador Retriever

Why a Shih Tzu's Eyes are Runny

Sometimes a poor quality food can cause this, or allergies. My dog had this problem while he was in foster care, I told his foster mom what food I planned on feeding so she did the switch for me and by the time he came home his eyes had stopped running. My 1st step would be look at what food you feed and research its quality. You want meat as the first ingredient, very little grain, and no colorings. These are just basic things to look for, but I would suggest visiting the Dogster food forum, there is some great info there. Also, chicken seems to be a protein which a lot of dogs can become allergic to, and corn is another ingredient that can cause allergy issues in dogs.

Tracy S., owner of a Miniature Schnauzer

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