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Pix We Love: “Finding Shelter” Captures the Bond Between Shelter Dogs and Volunteers

Shelter dogs are a pretty common subject for photographic portraits and photo essays. We’ve seen a lot of different takes on the topic, and although it may arouse sneers from certain art snobs, it’s not a trivial subgenre. The right portrait can mean the difference between life and death for a dog, as the works …

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I Was a Dog Breeder for 15 Years. Why Does That Make Me a Monster?

I raised puppies for 15 years with my family. Corgis were our first love, but then half of us developed an allergy to their hair. We eventually switched to French Bulldogs and breathed much easier. At the height of our breeding program, there were as many as eight adult dogs, but I preferred to keep the number closer to four or five for sanity’s …

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How to Stay Emotionally Healthy When Your Dog Is Terminally Ill

You may feel sorrowful, defeated, confused, and perhaps alone. Your canine best friend has received the diagnosis of “terminal,” and you have made the difficult choice of palliative care. And while you believe it is the right path to follow and are committed to making your devoted friend’s remaining time the best it can be through a Palliative Plus approach, this cluster …

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Blind and Deaf, Margaux the Poodle Gets Around With Help From Her Seeing Eye Sisters

She has no eyes and can’t hear, but Margaux the Standard Poodle still has the love of her family, and — thanks to social media — a network of far-flung fans and friends. “At any particular time, she’s surrounded by her three sisters and either Laura or myself, and I think that gives her a …

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Tibetan Spaniels are flat-faced dogs.

Health Issues for Brachycephalic or Flat-Faced Dogs

I’m a fan of Frenchies; a Bulldog, Boston Terrier and Boxer buff; I’m partial to Pugs and Pekes; and I admit serious sentiments for Shih Tzu. In addition to my abundant affection, these breeds have in common certain anatomical traits that make them both wonderfully cute and incredibly impaired. Brachycephalics, or “smushed-face dogs,” while extraordinary …

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