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Natural Born Swimmers

Hot, sticky, and lazy — summer days seem made to be spent poolside. But while you might consider swimming an easy and relaxing way to idle away an afternoon, your dog may have other ideas. Not all dogs take to the water naturally or happily, and there are lots of dogs who aren’t born knowing how to swim. In fact, not only do many need to be taught how to swim, certain breeds either can’t swim at all or find it very challenging to do so. So if you’re having trouble coaxing your pup into the water, consider if breed

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Adoption Tips

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. Most Commonly Asked Questions

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Adoption Tips

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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Adoption Tips

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.  

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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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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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Boerboel

The Boerboel descended from an early Mastiff-type that mated with dogs of South Africa. “Boerboel” is derived from “boer,” the Afrikkaans/Dutch word for “farmer” These dogs were used as working dogs on the farm and a first line of defense against predators, even fighting off lions. Boerboels also worked as tracking dogs that also held down wounded game until the hunter arrived. Full-grown male Boerboels can reach 154 to 200 pounds!

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Cesar Millan

Cesar’s Special Makes The Case For Pit Bulls

A Passion For Pitbulls There was a time when the pit bull was one of the most popular family pets in the country. President Theodore Roosevelt, Gen. George Patton and Helen Keller all owned pits. But today, the breeds are more closely associated with gangs and violent dogfighting, making them among the most vilified — and unwanted — dogs in America. But are they really more dangerous or naturally aggressive than other breeds? Or should humans and bad training share more of the blame? For Cesar Millan, pit bulls and other dogs classified among the so-called “bully breeds” aren’t bullies

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All About Dogs

Dogo Argentino

The Dogo Argentino is a large muscular breed that was developed in Argentina. The breed was traditionally used to hunt large game such as wild boar and pumas. Today, Dogo Argentinos are used as hunting companions, search and rescue dogs, police assistance, and perform military work. As household companions, Dogos are friendly, loyal, and great with children if provided with a firm pack leader.

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Raising Wolf-Dogs

Wolves have captured our imaginations in fairytales, movies and folklore throughout human history. The similarity of the species to domestic dogs can tempt us to try cross-breeding them with the wild wolf, but the results are frequently disappointing. As Cesar Millan explained in a 2010 episode of “Dog Whisperer” on wolf-dog hybrids, there is a world of difference in that tiny fraction of DNA that separates dogs from wolves — about 1% in the case of the former, versus nearly 2% in the case of humans and apes. “The more wolf in a hybrid, the wilder the animal,” Cesar says,

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