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Lhasa Apso

Thu, March 28, 2013,

Historically the Lhasa Apso was bred as a guard dog for Buddhist monasteries, even taking the name “Lhasa” from the capital city of Tibet. It was the dog’s job to alert the monks of any intruders, and Lhasa Apsos are especially suited to this task due to their keen sense of hearing. In fact they were so valued as guard dogs that they were considered a sign of good luck and often given as gifts, which is how they arrived in the US. Lhasa Apsos made their debut in the US in 1930 as a gift Read More

Spring Safety for Your Dog

Wed, March 27, 2013,

Birds are singing, the sun is shining and your dog is shedding; spring is here. And while many people and their dogs are excited to get outside and enjoy the nice weather, there are a few safety tips to remember.

Easter is just around the corner and chocolate is on our minds but it is important to remember chocolate is toxic for your dog. So if you are anticipating a visit from the Easter Bunny be sure to keep your dog far away from wherever chocolate may be hidden or lying around. Also popular at Easter Read More

Pop Culture Pooches: Turner & Hooch

Mon, March 25, 2013,

In the late 1980s, a buddy cop team took the world by storm. No, not Riggs and Murtaugh (although them, too), we wanted to take a look at the duo of Turner & Hooch.

While not as common as they once were, the “odd couple” stories have long been a Hollywood classic. What makes Turner & Hooch so much fun is that this film takes the “odd couple” dynamic and applies it to a man and his canine partner.

The film stars Tom Hanks as an uptight, neat and tidy police Read More

Irish Wolfhound

Thu, March 21, 2013,

The bigger the better! One of the tallest breeds in the world, these giant-sized dogs are more like a small horse. Standing on its hind legs the Irish Wolfhound can reach up to 7 feet tall and weigh between 90-150 pounds on average.

Mentioned in Irish literature as far back as the 5th century, this old breed was originally used as a herd dog and hunted elk, deer, boar and wolves. Irish Wolfhounds were held in such high esteem that they were often given as royal gifts.

Their wiry, shaggy coat is usually rough to the Read More

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