Archive for July, 2018

  • Are You Ready for Some Rottie Facts?

    Big. Brown. Bold. Beautiful.

    Those are just some of the ways we describe the Rottie puppy. We’ve compiled some fun facts about these big beauties and broken them down into categories. Take a look!

    Their Training

    • Rottie puppies require early socialization, which includes exposure to various people, places, pets, and things. This will help to ensure that your Rottie puppy grows up to be a well-rounded dog.
    • Rottweilers need to have an established leader in their training. This person should be someone who is assertive and truly has time to devote towards training.
    • They require firm and consistent training. They don’t respond well to harsh discipline, but rather one sharp word.

    Their Past

    • Romans used Rottie puppies to drive cattle and to pull carts for farmers and butchers.
    • They were also used to protect money the cattlemen received. This was done by cleverly putting the money in a purse and tying it around the dog’s neck.
    • The first Rottie puppy came to the United States in the late 1920’s, with a German emigrant.

    Their Personality

    • Even as a Rottie puppy, they have the inherent desire to protect their family and property. With this in mind, they should never be allowed to be aggressive.
    • Both are known to be affectionate, but female Rottie puppies are more-so. Male Rotties tend to be a bit more watchful and constantly surveying his surroundings for threats.
    • Rotties are not highly excitable dogs, but they possess a strong desire to work.

    Their Health

    • They are prone to hip dysplasia, like many dogs. This is a genetic condition in which the thigh bone doesn’t fit snugly into the hip joint.
    • The Rottie puppy is prone to gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV). This is also called bloat and is a seriously life-threatening condition. This can happen when a dog rapidly ingests a large meal, consumes massive volumes of water, followed with vigorous exercises. Essentially the stomach is distended with gas or air and then twists.
    • Elbow dysplasia is a genetic malformation of the elbow joint that also affects Rottie puppies.

    Other Fun Facts

    • Purchase some earplugs, because your Rottie puppy will probably snore right into adulthood!
    • Rottweilers have a double coat and shed heavily in the spring and the fall.
    • The Rottie puppy and adult dogs are prone to obesity, because they have a tendency to overeat and gain weight rather quickly. Like humans, it’s not always easy to shed those unwanted pounds, so always monitor their food intake and provide them with high quality nutritional meals.
    • Though Rotties are good with children, they have a natural instinct and tendency to herd, like the Corgi. The Rottie puppy is substantially larger, so they may bump the toddler causing him to fall. Firmly teach your Rottie that this behavior is unacceptable.

     

  • Exercising Your Pup

    We know that when you decided to buy a dog you weren’t expecting a lecture about exercising.

    We aren’t going to lecture you necessarily, but we are going to strongly make a point of the importance of exercising your dog and why it’s beneficial. Much like humans, dog require exercise. Sure, it varies depending on the breed and size, but the fact still stands that most, if not all, will require some form. When you buy a dog, you’ll soon learn that this comes with the territory. There are benefits that also come with exercising your puppies, so read on to learn about them.

    Exercising strengthens their muscles

    Regular exercise helps to build up their muscles and strengthens their bones. This is helpful in their youth. Consistency will help to fight arthritis as your dog matures and ages. Muscle atrophy is commonly diagnosed with dogs who have joint pain. Building and maintaining strong muscles will prevent such pain in the long run.

    Exercising boosts their immunity

    Establishing a routine exercise regiment with your puppy will help to boost and strengthen their immune systems. When you buy a dog, you have to take care of them, just as you do for yourself. Having a strong immunity system will protect your pup from dog related diseases and illnesses.

    Exercising prevents obesity

    When you buy a dog, you should know a lot about the breed that will be in your home and life for years to come. One specific physical trait you should know is whether your pup is prone to obesity, for instance like the Pug. They’re also known to be overeaters if given the opportunity! In addition to well balanced doggy diets, physical exercise is needed. Obesity is just as bad with dogs as it is with humans, and in both cases humans control the process and outcomes. Be a responsible pet owner and be mindful of what you feed your pup and exercise them so that obesity doesn’t affect their quality of life.

    Exercising increases sharpness and agility

    When you go to work and leave your dog, he’s cooped up in the house all day long. It’s true that dogs have the keen ability to adapt to human behaviors and schedules, but they’re still relatives to wolves (even that little Yorkie of yours) and aren’t designed to be left alone all day with nothing to do. Innately, dogs are active, outdoor animals who need regular exercise to maintain their mental health. Many behavioral problems are a direct result of the lack of play and exercise. They include: hyperactivity, rough play, destructive chewing or digging, garbage raiding, and barking and whining for attention. Exercise will greatly reduce and discourage this behavior.

    The importance of regular exercise to your puppies cannot be overemphasized and there are boundless benefits!

  • No Sneeze Zone with No Shed Puppies

    Allergies are no fun and it doesn’t matter if they’re mild or severe or in reaction to food or furry friends!

    Thankfully, there are breeds that lessen the chances of allergic reactions to dogs. All dogs naturally shed, but these, and several others, shed an almost non-existent amount and the dander is at a minimal. Read on to learn more about these no shed puppies!

    Bichon Frise

    The Bichon puppy has a beautiful coat, but what makes it even more spectacular is that they are hypoallergenic. Their coats shed very little and is rather comparable to that of a Poodle. The longer their hair grows, the cuter and curlier it gets. Consequently, professional and regular grooming is necessary to maintain the purity of the powdery white coats. Visiting the groomer every 6 – 8 weeks will keep your Bichon looking radiant!

    Teddy Bear Dogs

    The teddy bear dog “breed” is a relatively new type of dog that was first discovered and introduced in 2000. These no shed puppies consist of and is commonly known as the Zuchon or Suchon, which is a cross breed between the Bichon Frise and Shih Tzu. Now, although this is the technical definition of the teddy bear dog breed, the name has become synonymous with the hybrid mix of Shih Tzus, Cocker Spaniels, Bichon Frise, Toy Poodles, Daschunds, Maltese, Yorkshire Terriers, and Schnauzers. Regardless of the mix, they share the same friendly, sweet, playful dispositions. Their weights range from 11 – 20 pounds. Their coats are fluffy, soft, and shed very little.

    Shitzpoos

    The Shitzpoo is a crossbreed of a Shih Tzu and Toy or Miniature Poodle. They are simply a dream, with their fluffy hair and captivating eyes. He is cute and alert and absolutely adorable. They originated in the United States, with the hopes of creating a new hypoallergenic dog. The Shitzpoo was also crossed to be small companions, just enough to be lap dogs and be carried around, but not too fragile.

    Poodles

    Ah, Poodles! They have been mixed time and time again specifically for their intelligence and lately because of their hypoallergenic coats. They are a favorite and at the base of many no shed puppies and we’ll just leave it at that!

    Mini Schnauzers

    Mini Schnauzer puppies have a thick, wiry, double coat, which came in handy while they dug into the ground, as it naturally kept off debris. As an added benefit, they do not shed much! They, too, are often mixed with Poodles creating perfect no shed puppies!

  • Pros and Cons of Having Large Dog Breeds

    We just love dogs, large and small.

    For now, we’re going to show some love to the large dog breeds out there! Here are some fun and somewhat comical cons and pros to housing and having big dogs.

    Protection

    Pro: Large dogs undoubtedly are crime deterrents! Their sizes are intimidating and so are their barks. Depending on which of the large dog breeds that you own and the situation, of course, they may go the extra physical mile to protect you.

    Con: Not all large dogs are guard dogs. Forget about their sizes, because many are big old friendly pals and they’d rather play than capture a crook!

    Showstoppers

    Pro: They are simply fun and they garner lots of attention. Large dog breeds are so popular and you can rarely go out with them, without it being some type of show!

    Con: Conversely, all of the attention can become a task to just go for a walk. You’re gonna have to factor in extra time no matter what!

    Gentle Giants

    Pro: Most large dog breeds are gentle and goofy giants! They can handle a little rough play with toddlers and they’re far from fragile like little purse pets. They also don’t require a lot of exercise. Size doesn’t correlate to increased physical activity, so you won’t have to take extended walks or jogs!

    Trailblazers

    Con: Well, they leave a trail is more like it! A lot of large dog breeds slobber and there’s nothing you can do about it, except keep paper towels handy!

    Warm Blankets

    Pro: If you are cold and need a little warmth, your big dog can provide it for you! They will more than likely want nothing more than to sleep beside you anyway!

    Have we made our case for buying large dog breeds? We think so! They’re tons of fun and you should get you one! Come by our store today.

  • Top 5 Misconceptions about German Shepherds

    Fear of dogs is not uncommon.

    Many people unfortunately suffer from it and they are especially afraid of big dogs, like German Shepherd puppies. It’s partially because of their fear, but it’s also because there are common misconceptions about them. People think that because they are commonly side-by-side of police officers and the like, that they all must be aggressive. That is not the case. We are going to debunk and dispel many of these myths about German Shepherd puppies.

    German Shepherds Aren’t Intelligent

    Say what?! That’s simply the biggest misconception. German Shepherd puppies are actually one of the smartest breeds, hands down! Perhaps this misperception comes from the fact the they can sometimes seem to be disinterested or aloof. In any case, German Shepherds are very intelligent and extremely loyal animals. They are not anti-social, but rather selectively social.

    German Shepherds Aren’t Kid-Friendly

    From their birth, our German Shepherd puppies for sale have been known to be great around families with kids. They get along well with children and are quite gentle with them actually.

    German Shepherd Puppies Don’t Get Along With Other Pets

    Once again, this isn’t true and it really comes down to training and early socialization, as with any dog.

    German Shepherd Puppies Are Hard to Find

    Well, that’s not true either and we can personally attest to that. We have German Shepherd puppies for sale and they’re purebred and healthy. They aren’t a rare breed, so we aren’t sure from where this misconception comes.

    German Shepherd Puppies are Violent

    Now this one is the most popular and most inaccurate, we might add. It’s commonly perpetuated by people who simply don’t know much about this breed. Their fear is rooted in this misconception being spread around time and again. Sure, they may have strong and powerful barks that can be intimidating, but it’s to be expected from such a large dog! Ultimately, their barks don’t mean anymore than a Yorkie’s.

     

    Ultimately, German Shepherd puppies are intelligent, loving, protective dogs. Visit our store and see for yourself!

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