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Chihuahua-pug mix, a look at this cute combination

If you want to share your home with a small dog, you may already have considered a Pug or Chihuahua. Both breeds have big personalities despite their small stature and are popular choices. With the increasing fashion for designer dogs, it means that there are many mix breed dogs from which to choose. The Chihuahua-Pug […]

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Australian Shepherd poodle mix; A review

Poodles are everywhere it seems. If you are looking for a mix breed dog with intelligence and personality, don’t be surprised if you find out that one-half of it is Poodle. So what makes Poodle DNA so desirable? For the most part, Poodles are chosen for their versatility. Not only are they available in three […]

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Husky pug mix, Hugs all round

It’s difficult not to be tempted by a dog known as a Hug. But if you are thinking of introducing a husky pug mix into your household do your research first. It might seem strange to mix two dog breeds so dissimilar, but it’s not always a bad thing. However, sharing your life with a […]

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German Shepherd Lab mix; dedicated, energetic and loyal

What do you get when you cross two of the most popular dog breeds? The German Shepherd lab mix is a combination of lovable lab and dedicated German Shepherd.  So what happens when you combine them? Like a lot of designer dog breeds the German shepherd lab mix, also known as the Sheprador, has been […]

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Poodle mixes: Oodles of Poodles great and small

It sometimes seems like Poodle mixes are taking over the world. When you see a cute dog and ask what type of breed it is, the reply will often be some kind of Poodle. So why have these designer crossbreeds become so fashionable? Although the Poodle consistently makes the top ten most popular dog breeds […]

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Help, my dog sniffs everything

One of the daily pleasures of having a dog is walking. Not only is it good for you, but it’s one of the highlights of your dog’s day. Often, however, we are in a rush while our dogs seem intent on stopping at every lamppost, blade of grass and pavement crack for a good sniff. […]

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How to use a Halti head collar; easy ways for success

How to use a Halti head collar Once you’ve got your dog used to wearing a head collar, it’s time to go outside. Don’t expect the Halti to work instantly. Your dog is used pulling so it may take a few walks for them to understand the new system completely. It’s useful if you can […]

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Fixing a hole, how to stop a dog from digging

How to stop a dog from digging. Most of our dog’s behaviour is either learned, like sitting before getting dinner or instinctual, like digging. While it is possible to train our dogs not to perform certain natural behaviours that we find challenging, it can take patience and understanding to get them to stop. Digging behaviour […]

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Do dogs clean themselves, clean canine or dirty dog?

Do dogs clean themselves? The short answer is yes. Self-grooming is a natural part of our dog’s behaviour and keeps our dog’s fur and skin in good condition. They may not have the advantage of stepping under a shower any time they want to freshen up, but they have their own unique system of personal […]

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Focus on the Beagle Lab mix, a fantastic fusion

What do you get if you add a dollop of Labrador to a dash of Beagle? You get the beagle lab mix or Labbe, Beagador, or Labeagle. This designer dog may be known by several different names. But essentially it’s a cross between two popular breeds well known for having fun loving personalities. If a […]

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