Dogs

These dogs are intelligent, but watch out for the drool. By: iStock.com/f8grapher 1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Working Height: 25–27 inches for males; 24–26 inches for females Weight: 110–130 pounds for males; 100–120 pounds for females Life Expectancy: 10 years Bullmastiffs are large, strong, powerful dogs. They are intelligent and protective. The short coat comes in colors
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Female dogs don’t get automatically obese as a result of spaying. By: JACLOU-DL Don’t you just hate lazy excuses? One of my personal pet peeves are the people with grossly obese dogs who make the excuse “She was fine before she was spayed.” They imply that neutering makes weight gain an irresistible steamroller of a
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These baby food dog cookies are perfect little bites for Banjo. Photos: Allison Gray/Petful I don’t have children, so I wasn’t aware of just how many flavors baby food comes in. Until recently, that is. When I marked down a couple of dog treat recipes that call for baby food (such as this one with just
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Flat-faced dogs are at high risk for laryngeal paralysis. By: MK817 Does your dog have a hidden risk of pneumonia — but you don’t know it? Previously, I wrote about the risks of feeding a dog ahead of having a general anesthetic. One of very real dangers is the dog vomits and inhales stomach acid
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You sent us more than 10,000 pictures of your adorable rescues, along with their heart-warming adoption stories, for the World’s Cutest Rescue Dog Contest Presented by Pedigree. Big news: We’ve narrowed down this pool to 10 finalists. To read their stories and to vote for your favorite dog, visit People.com/RescueDogContest and click on the “Voting”
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Rescue dogs are this veterinarian’s preferred “breed.” By: pilgrimpassing Remember when the only kind of dog you had was a “purebred”? That’s my memory of childhood. “What kind of dog is that?” was a favorite question of mine. Now I hate when people ask me that about my little black fox/blue Chihuahua/rat-seeking puffball. “She’s just
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Dog rescue is a wonderful thing. By: HulmDesign If you’re anything like me, you love a good rescue dog story. Few things will make me stop in my tracks when I’m scrolling through social media as much as a cute face with those heartwarming before and after photos. In fact, the more I work in
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Borzois are very prey driven. By: iStock.com/bruev 1. Key Characteristics AKC Group: Hound Height: Males, 28 inches; females, 26 inches (some Borzois may be as tall as 32 inches) Weight: Males, 75–105 pounds; females, 60–90 pounds Life Expectancy: 10–14 years The Borzoi is a beautiful, intelligent and large dog similar in shape to Greyhounds and Afghan
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What breeds would you think make up Joey, the dog pictured above? PEOPLE executive editor and Joey’s owner Elizabeth Sporkin was certain her rescue pooch was a Chihuahua/Dachshund mix, also known as Chiweenie. Sporkin put her guess to the test — a Wisdom Panel dog DNA test, that is. After a simple cheek swab, the
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