Pomeranian Dog

Pomeranian Dog Breed Profile

Pomeranian dog breeds ironically have ancestors that were larger, tough sledding dogs. Then at some point these dogs were purposely bred down in size and even reached a point of miniaturization. Dog historians are not exactly sure what time period this breeding practice took place.  However, we do know that the area was probably located…

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Pug Dog

Pug Dog Breed Profile

The Pug is a member of the toy dog group whose name is derived from the Latin word Pugness, which means “fist”. This perfectly describes their facial features as it can be said to look like a clenched up fist. This dog breed has been recognized by the AKC since the year 1886 and has…

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Golden Retriever Dog

The Golden Retriever

So, you read THE WATCHER a dozen times, you’ve seen Golden Retrievers working as guide dogs, and now you want to buy a Golden Retriever puppy of your own. However, before you bring one of these cuddly yellow fuzz balls home, you need to be sure a Golden Retriever is really the right dog for…

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Mother Golden Retriever with Puppies

Golden Retrievers – Spaying

Since surgery is involved, the decision to spay your female Golden Retriever is a very serious one. There are benefits and risks whichever option you pick. Spaying is essentially performing a hysterectomy on your dog, removing the uterus and ovaries to prevent pregnancy and menstrual cycles. Female Goldens have a ‘heat’ about every six months,…

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Golden Retriever Puppy Socialization

Golden Retrievers – Socializiation

Many dogs are deliberately not socialized – guard dogs, some guide dogs, drug sniffing dogs and others who have specialized duties. Many others simply live with people who don’t regard it as important enough to bother about. Many animals from shelters have had unpleasant experiences, making the task more difficult. But socializing your Golden Retriever…

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Golden Retriever Couple

Golden Retrievers – Neutering

Neutering a male Golden Retriever may be common practice, but it is still serious surgery and carries risks and benefits. Weighing them carefully will result in the best decision for you and your pet. Neutering (‘spaying’ is the procedure for females) is a surgical procedure that removes the testicles. That act has a number of…

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