February 9, 2009 | 1 Comment
English bulldog breeders are well known for nurturing and breeding dogs that in common parlance are known as British bulldogs. The dogs trace their ancestry to England, come in many colours and their coats are smooth as well as short.
The colors mark the price and in order of preference they are brindle (a special shade of red), red (akin to the chestnut horse), white as well as fawn. Sometimes there are markings of any other colour otherwise known as piebald. A pale nose coloured like liver is taken to be a disqualification.
Black bulldogs are not much preferred because some judges say that these lack in under bite. In America 50 pounds weight is the ideal for Read more
January 5, 2008 | Leave a Comment
To begin with, reputable Shi Tzu breeders do not sell their puppies to any and everybody. It is difficult to find them. A reputable breeder of standing will pose questions to the buyer – why one wants a puppy of this particular breed, who is the vet who will care for the pet and also what other pets are there in the home.
Nevertheless before going shopping it is better to be armed with Shih Tzu information and also what to expect from the proper breeder. Before selecting the puppy it is good to know about the famous Shih Tzu.
Lately the Shih Tzu has become tremendously popular and as such unethical business has also started to thrive. Top class breeders will be concentrating on type, health as well as temperament. They must be able to answer questions thrown to them about the breed and should be a member of one or more breed organizations. There are certain rules they have to Read more
December 17, 2007 | 1 Comment
The problem of how to cut a Shih Tzu hair cannot be answered without doing a little bit of homework. Shih Tzu dogs belong to the toy breed with long thick double coat. It is luxurious and profuse. The outer coat trails giving the dog a real regal look. The undercoat is soft and wooly.
It has a long hair on top requiring special attention. The colour varies from one to another. The dog hardly sheds its hair and is termed hypoallergenic. Considering all this it is little wonder then that the hair cut for Shih Tsu needs special discussion.
Haircuts for Shih Tzu are important because it needs intensive grooming. A daily brushing is a must to avoid knots and tangles. They need to be bathed once a month with special Read more
December 15, 2007 | Leave a Comment
There are not many addresses to knock on when searching for a Michigan Shih Tzu breeder. It was an enjoyable task to hunt around in this midwestern state of USA. America is a boiling pot of cultures and taste – the best example being this class of professionals known as Michigan Shih Tzu breeders.
If the state is named after an Indian word ‘mishigami’ meaning large lake, the name of the dog breed has a Tibeto- Chinese flavour. Michigan’s fresh water shoreline is the longest in the world and it was no mean job, hunting for signs advertising sale of Shih Tzu puppies.
The shihtzu are a rare breed of lap dogs who are faithful companions. The Michigan Shih-Tzu breeder has to be someone special – not only an ordinary breeder but Read more
December 2, 2007 | Leave a Comment
Never ignore dog dental care if you are the master of a pet. Pet dental care starts off at the home. Excess of tartar tends to build up affecting the gums.
Plaque is formed due to deposition of food and bacteria. Regular canine dental care and brushing at home can clear up this unhealthy mess.
If the plaque is neglected, minerals present in the saliva combines with the plaque and forms tartar – also known as calculus. It gets strongly fixed to the teeth. Within 3 to 5 days of the formation of the plaque it begins to Read more
November 24, 2007 | Comments Off
The Rottweiler puppy is a little darling and is noted for its unique black colour touched with rust. The Rottweiler dog has descended from the Italian Mastiff.
Take a look at Rottweiler puppy pictures and be bowled over by their loving nature full of bounce and fun. The immense power latent in the breed can of course spell trouble.
The Rottweiler puppy must be trained to be obedient and to socialize. It has a reputation of being vicious and mean but if trained properly during the puppy stage it will soon learn to interact with the family. The extremely intelligent Rottweilers pups quickly respond to training. There is however a harsh stubborn streak in them. The breed requires plenty of exercise.
The puppies look like little black, cuddly, fuzzy bears! Till 16 weeks the puppies have very little Read more
November 20, 2007 | Leave a Comment
Arthritis pet treatment is essential if the pet is loved and not allowed to suffer. By arthritis it is generally meant swelling of the joints. In dogs and cats it is a degenerative disease that is triggered by an injury inflicted on joint or ligament.
Arthritis in dogs are mostly noticed when they are old because that is the time when they become weak and are more susceptible to injury. Older dogs too are more prone to this disease and have to undergo arthritis pet treatment because they live longer and consequently suffer more.
Dogs in general are more susceptible to arthritis because of the weight related connection with the disease. Arthritis puts stress on the joints.
The most common causes for arthritis are hip and Read more
November 15, 2007 | Leave a Comment
Dog potty training is essential after you have got yourself a new dog. It is the first thing you will have to teach him in house training, so that he learns to live like a member of your household. The toilet training that the puppy will learn in the first months will last him a lifetime; so it has to be done properly from the earliest.
Do remember that potty puppy training won’t be effective till he is about six months old, because as a young puppy he won’t have sufficient bladder and bowel control.
You have to be available to supervise potty training for puppies, but there can be times when it is not possible for you to be around. In such a situation, put Read more
November 12, 2007 | 1 Comment
If your dog is facing one of those canine hair loss problems that have been known to give many a dog owner a number of sleepless nights, then its time to do something about it immediately. When it comes to hair loss problems in dogs, it never pays to delay your dog’s treatment.
Just like in case of humans, hair loss could be marking the onset of a grave disease, or probably nothing more them just a bit of weakness. Therefore, instead of delaying or trying to answer canine health questions by yourself, take your dog to a vet immediately.
However it is important to bear in mind the fact that a bit of hair loss in dog need not be considered a severe problem. Now you may ask “How can I decide if the amount of dog hair loss in my pet is normal or not?” Well, most of it depends on the dog in question. There are some dogs, for instance, that hardly tend to shed hair. In such cases, if the dog starts shedding hair at the same rate that would be Read more
November 11, 2007 | Leave a Comment
Canine dry skin, skin allergy, fungus and acne have always been known to give not only the dogs but also the dog owners a very hard time. Though in cases where the problem is not very severe, you need not worry much, cases such as severe canine skin allergies need to be given very serious attention.
This is simply owing to the fact that though a bit of skin problem such as hair loss in dogs or severe canine dermatitis may not be looking too troublesome to you; it sure could be a symptom to an ugly disease. Therefore, it is always best to consult a vet in case the canine dry skin problem tends to look suspicious to you in any possible way.
Thankfully, owing to the fast developing technology these days doctors can easily understand your dog’s problem with a few simple tests. These tests could include anything starting form Read more