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Nothing To Sneeze At: 10 Top Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds

Aaachoo! For many allergy sufferers, a sneeze is just the start when they’re around a dog. The presence of a canine can also trigger coughing, wheezing, itchy eyes, and a stuffy nose. If this sounds like you, the idea of adding a dog to your family may seem impossible — but it doesn’t have to be! Certain dogs are bred specifically for their non-shedding coat, which produces less dander, the most common culprit behind dog allergies. These breeds are called hypoallergenic, and while no dog is 100% guaranteed to be allergy-free, they have allowed many allergy sufferers to bring the

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Un-Mixing A Mutt: DNA Testing And Your Dog

If you’re the owner of a mutt, it’s likely you have an idea — or more likely several — about his breed mix. But what if you could know for sure? Well, you can, through dog DNA testing. In fact, you may be surprised to learn that it’s not as expensive as you would think. Testing starts at just $60, though the price goes up from there for more accurate tests. More comprehensive at-home tests cost $100 and upwards, and you can also opt for even more precise — and pricey — testing at your vet. Below are a few

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Andre Millan Follows Cesar With His All-New Web Series

Andre Millan is following in his dad’s footsteps with his own all-new web series “What’s Up Dawg!” which will bring you up-close and personal to dog-related news and events. In the first episode, Andre drops in on the SoCal Instagram Bull Dog Meet-Up in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District. What began as one follower of a single photo on Instagram has turned into a regular event with hundreds of participants. Check out the event in the video below, and find out more at the IGBulldogs_Los Angeles Instagram page.   Like 0

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All About Dogs

Taking A Bite Out Of A dozen Common Dog Myths

There are lots of expressions in many languages that involve dogs in a metaphorical way. “A barking dog seldom bites,” for example, really means the same thing as “all talk and no action.” “Let a sleeping dog lie,” which is probably a good idea when taken literally, figuratively means to not bring up an old argument. Then there are things that people say about dogs that are not true — for example, a dog does not age seven years for every human year; the actual calculation is a little more complicated. Here are the top twelve myths about dogs, debunked.

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10 Dog Breeds Perfect For Apartment Living

If you live in an apartment or condo, this should be a factor you consider when adopting a dog: will your new family member be happy in close quarters? Contrary to popular belief, the most important factor is not the size or breed of the dog, but the dog’s energy and your ability to ensure that its needs are met. Can you provide daily exercise and adequate physical and mental challenges? Will the dog live under rules, boundaries, and limitations with a calm and assertive Pack Leader? In general, lower energy dogs, independent of breed, can adapt more easily to

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Senior Citizen Canines: Dog Breeds For Mature Pack Leaders

People are always asking Cesar, “Which breed of dog is the right one for me?” His answer to the question is that breed doesn’t matter. Energy does. If you want to have a balanced relationship, start with a dog with an energy level the same or lower than yours. However, breed can make some difference if the potential owners have certain physical limitations. You probably shouldn’t have a Great Dane if you live in a studio apartment, or a slobbery bulldog if you have allergies. Likewise, as humans age, they may experience changes that can limit whether they can have

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Dog Care

Dennis The Dieting Dachshund

Brook Burton has always had dogs in her life, and when she was still in high school, even joined a dog rescue with her mother in Columbus, Ohio. She currently has two dogs, Freddie, a 12-year-old miniature schnauzer/terrier mix, and Dennis, a 6-year-old Dachshund. Brook’s pack Freddie weighs in at a svelte 10 pounds, 4.5 kilograms, but when Brook rescued Dennis in June, 2013, he broke the scales at a whopping 56 pounds or 25 kilograms. His former owner, a relative, had overfed him a constant diet of unhealthy human food, including pizza and burgers. He could barely walk a few

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Central Asian Ovcharka Dog

The Central Asian Ovcharka (pronounced “uhf-‘chAr-ka”) Dog is a 4,000 year-old breed that originates from Russia and is often considered to be the #1 most popular breed of the country. Central Asian Ovcharkas are known to be calm yet fearless, often standing their ground and not backing down. They were originally bred by shepherds to protect livestock against large predators. Their stamina and ability to take down wolves earned them the nickname “Volkodav,” which is Russian for “The Wolf Crusher.” Like 0

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Dogs Around The World

“Exercise, Discipline, Affection — in that order.” Many of you know this as my canine fulfillment formula. When I first came to the United States from Mexico, the thing I began to see was that Americans tend to give their dogs “Affection, Affection, Affection,” treating their dogs like children and failing to take on the role of a strong pack leader. When a dog has no pack leader, she will become insecure and anxious, moving into an unstable energy state. This leads to many of the problems I see, from non-stop barking and separation anxiety to destroying things around the

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All About Dogs

Friday The 13th Urban Legends: Dog Edition

In honor of Friday the 13th, let’s take a look at some common dog urban legends from around the world. Greece has several superstitions regarding dogs. Grecians believe that dogs can foresee evil, according to an ancient legend, dogs were aware when Hecate was at a crossroads, foretelling a death. In Greece, dogs are also believed to be aware of the presence of ghosts, and their barking, whimpering, or howling is often the first warning of supernatural occurrences. Native Americans believe that dogs are in-tune with and somehow connected to the moon because they howl at it, but some say

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