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  • Join Us In Celebrating Rosie the Chihuahua’s Legacy This Weekend

    Cinnamon Muhlbauer is asking everyone to participate in a global event to Remember Rosie, the inbred Chihuahua who changed the world.

  • How can I find a vet that knows more about toy breeds?

    My current vet is very attentive, nice and I can truly see that he cares about animals but I just don’t think he knows anything about toy breeds. What really got me worried is that Rufio is losing his puppy fur right now so he looks a bit funny and the vet was asking ME …

  • The Original Jobs of Small Dogs

    When we think of small dogs, most likely we picture a gentle Maltese curled on a pillow or a Pekingese snoring peacefully on its owner's lap. Quite a few small dogs were bred purely for companionship but some originally had other jobs that they...

  • The 10 Most Popular Small Dog Breeds

    To be honored with the title of "small dog," all a pooch has to do is weigh in under 22 pounds. After meeting that common criteria, you will find that small dogs come in all sorts of personalities and shapes. There are small dogs for people who...

  • Choosing a Small Dog Breed

    Big dogs, medium dogs, little dogs, toy dogs: size is one of the first choices to make when deciding which dog is right for you. And there are distinct differences between a big dog and a small dog that go beyond the stereotype that big dogs are...

  • The Best Small Dogs Good With Children

    It's easy to assume that because a dog is small it will be good around children. This, however, is not always the case. Just because a little dog is less likely to bowl a child over or play too tough a game of tug-of-war or chase, it doesn't mean...

  • The Best Small Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds

    The birth of the alleged hypo-allergenic cat in 2006 caused much controversy in the pet world. There was little to no proof that this new type of cat did not cause an allergic reaction in humans. Some owners claimed it worked but many said it was a...

  • The Best Small Dog Breeds for City Living

    People often equate urban living with small dogs. It makes sense in the concern of space - a Yorkie will take up far less room than a Dobie. A small dog means littler steps, shorter distances, and with some breeds, less fur in your tiny apartment and...

  • The Best Small Dog Breeds for Active People

    When people think of small dogs, often the image of a pampered lapdog riding around in a designer purse comes to mind. But not all small dog aficionados want a lap warmer. Well, at least not all the time. And for them, there is a wide selection of...

  • Helping Housebreak a Pomeranian

    To keep your Pom from having accidents, limit his freedom in the house. You could crate train. You can umbilical leash him (have him attached to your belt at all times so you can see what he’s doing) or use a confined area such as x-pen with potty pads or some other dog potty to …

  • Is biting to protect food normal in a Rat Terrier?

    This is my first dog and I don’t know anything about training.

  • Low Maintenance Haircuts for Shih Tzus

    You can always start with a puppy cut, which is the lowest maintenance for the breed, and looks very cute. If you like the longer-haired look but not all the upkeep, you could try growing only the hair on her head out, and holding it back out of her eyes with a bow. I’ve seen …

  • How do I get my Shih Tzu to be quiet?

    My Shih Tzu barks at every noise it hears, then runs around my house looking for the source. He also barks at our TV at random and will jump of our couch, run up to it, then whine. How can I train him to be more calm and quiet?

  • How to Get a Chihuahua to Stop Barking

    Allow your dog a warning bark, because it’s what dogs do. If she doesn’t shush after that, then she gets put in another room out of view of people. If she quiets down, she can come back out, but if she starts barking again, away she goes. You could also teach her to bark on …

  • Is a Chihuahua born without a tail rare?

    Are there any complications for her future? Is there a greater monetary value ? Has anyone ever had a chihuahua born without a tail ?

  • Are broken bones common in Italian Greyhounds?

    I’m trying to stick with dogs that have a better health record. Is it that common for Italian Greyhounds to break bones? Is it possible to be just that careful so that it never happens? or am I better off with the Chi who has a bit more sturdiness?

  • Does anyone know of a Coton de Tulear rescue group?

    I’ve been really wanting a Coton de Tulear, and don’t worry, I’ve been researching for a number of years and they are the PERFECT breed for us. However, I also really support rescuing and adopting shelter dogs. I looked up Coton rescue groups in Canada, and I can’t find any! I found one in Texas, …

  • How to Choose the Best Small Dog for Your Lifestyle

    The breed you choose depends on many things: Are you willing to walk your dog everyday? Is there a place where your dog can run safely in a yard? There are many small dogs that do alright in an apartment as long as they get plenty of chances to run around outside. Other dogs can …

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