Archive for June, 2019

  • Caring for No Shed Puppies

    Owning a dog comes with so much joy and also responsibility. This is especially true for people with allergies and is searching for no shed puppies. No shed puppies can be hypoallergenic depending on an individual’s specific allergies, because they have coats made of hair. We take pride in providing education for pet owners. Read on to learn the basics of caring for no shed puppies.

    Understand the shed cycle.

    While they don’t shed as much as dogs with fur, it is important to understand that no shed puppies do shed hair, therefore the terms “no shed puppies” and “no shed dogs” can seem a bit misleading. These terms are used to describe the breeds that shed considerably less compared to dogs with fur. If you have dog allergies it is important to note that as the seasons change, shed cycles begin, and irritation can follow. The first step in becoming a responsible and loving pet owner is choosing the right pet. If you suffer from allergies, stop by our store first and learn more about finding the right hypoallergenic dog for you.

    Groom regularly.

    Once you purchase one of our no shed puppies for sale, be prepared to create a relationship with your local groomer. Regular visits to a groomer will ensure your no shed puppies have coats that are well-maintained and free of tangles and debris. Hypoallergenic dogs shed dead hair, but often this dead hair will mat in their coat. This is especially true for curly haired breeds. Normal visits to the groomer can keep your puppy looking fabulous and make at home maintenance simple.

    Choose the right type of brush.

    At home care between visits to the groomer will keep your no shed puppies happy. With a wide variety of brands available, selecting the correct brush for your puppy’s coat can be overwhelming.

    Our staff specializes in providing education for pet owners. We are the industry leader in the arena of animal care because we provide ongoing staff training programs and in-store animal husbandry systems. We always have more information to provide and of course, we have recommendations for the best breeds to match your specific needs!

  • Hybrids and Designers and Purebreds…Oh My!

    Let’s just dive right into the differences between purebred puppies, designer dogs, and hybrid. As dog lovers and fanciers, we know that there is some confusion surrounding these definitions. These dogs are typically a blend of the best of both doggy worlds, making for dogs with affable and desirable temperaments. Below is our take on defining these types of pups and also a list of our top designer dogs.

    Definition of purebred puppies.

    They are dog breeds that encompass a unique genetic makeup that can be consistently reproduced. This means that any dog whose parents belong to the same breed is considered a purebred dog.

    Definition of mutt.

    Mutt is an older term and refers to two dogs from different breeds that mate and produce a puppy. A lot of times, the parents’ breeds are unknown, thus so is the puppy’s.

    Definition of hybrid puppies.

    A true hybrid is a dog that has been crossed with a wild animal, like wolves and coyotes. Normally these mixes are not intentional and occur in the wild. These dogs are not recommended as pets and in many places, they’re against the law to own one.

    Are they health concerns?

    Most designer dogs are pretty unpredictable in a lot of ways, particularly regarding their health and inherited diseases, but because of their growing history, we’re able to learn and report more about their health. Purebred puppies are tested for issues usually known to affect the breed, which is common and helps to detect diseases and potentially eradicate them. When breeds are crossed, it creates hybrid puppies with unknown results, thus they really can’t be tested in advance.

    Top 3 Designer Dogs We Have!

    1. Maltipoo puppies

    This adorable dog is a cross between a Maltese and a Toy or Miniature Poodle. They’re smart and funny and tiny and our customers can’t get enough of our Maltipoo puppies!

    2. Labradoodle

    The Labradoodle is a cross between the Labrador Retriever and Standard, Miniature, or Toy Poodle. These dogs are the ultimate smarty pants.

    3. Goldendoodle

    It is a mixed breed dog obtained by breeding a Golden Retriever with a Poodle. The Golden Doodle was originally developed as a guide dog for visually impaired people with allergies.

  • How to Prepare for an Apartment Puppy

    If you are thinking of adding a puppy to your family but you live in an apartment, there’s no need to fret – no one single bit. All you need to do is some well-thought-out research (a la this blog post) and to follow our tips. Here are five things you can do to make puppy apartment living easy and comfortable.

    1. Check to see if your apartment has breed or weight restrictions.

    Some puppy breeds are banned from apartments and even cities or counties. Take for instance, Rottweilers and Pit Bulls. They aren’t the most welcomed breed, despite their true and innate kind dispositions. They get bad reputations. At any rate, you need to confirm with your landlord or apartment complex if they have dogs that are restricted.

    2. Purchase a crate and get educated on crate training.

    Living with a puppy in an apartment brings a unique set of challenges. Your puppy will depend on you to provide training. Crate training is a great way to help your puppy get adjusted to your apartment. Crate training should be a comfortable experience for you and your puppy.

    3. Locate the nearest park.

    Most puppies need exercise, so there is no exception for apartment puppies. Now that you’ve committed to ownership, you should plan on taking your new puppy to the nearest park… often. They’ll need to burn off energy and it’s downright fun!

    4. Purchase in puppy toys.

    To keep your apartment puppies entertained when they’re left alone, purchase some toys. They will need them from being destructive and ruining stuff in and around your house! We’re sure you don’t want that and we’re sure you want to make your pup happy. Toys are fun and they give your dog mental stimulation. Kongs are one of the leaders in providing hours of entertainment for dogs when they’re home alone.

    5. Purchase high-quality food.

    Feeding your puppy high-quality food will ensure your puppy feels good and looks good! They should be low in fat and sugar and high in protein and nutrients. Sounds like human requirements, right?!

    If you’re looking for more information, feel free to contact us. We’ll help to match you with one of our puppies!

  • 3 Cute Dogs You Need This Summer

    There are so many cute dog breeds. It is very special owning a dog because they become your best friend almost immediately. You are not going to want to spend any time without them. With that said, you may be wondering just what breeds are the cutest dog breeds? Well, we have a list of cute puppy dogs for you that we know you’ll enjoy. These dogs are super sweet and love spending time with their owners. Here are just a few of the cute puppy dogs we think would interest you.

    1. Yorkshire Terrier.

    These are one of the cutest dogs because they are so small and full of personality. These dogs grow up to 4 to 6 pounds. They average about 8 to 9 inches and live for almost 15 years. These dogs are super smart and very stylish dogs to take carry around with you all day.

    2. Pomeranians.

    These dogs are super fluffy and cute. They grow up to 4 to 7 pounds and average about 8 inches in height. These dogs are so cute they are commonly found with celebrities. If you love to travel these dogs are exceptional travel pets. They love spending time with their owners and appreciate long cuddle naps.

    3. Shih Tzu.

    These are also super cute puppy dogs. They have long really elegant looking body hair. They weigh anywhere from 8 to 16 pounds. They are also part of the small cute dog team. These dogs only grow to about a foot in size. They are really easy to care for all of the time.

    Almost every dog breed is really cute, but these dogs, in particular, have a very special cuteness quality that is unmatched by other dogs. If you are looking for a really cute dog to own this summer than these are some of the cutest dogs, you could ever buy. If you have any more questions concerning these dogs give us a call today!