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It’s Time for Some New Dog Breed Categories

Even though I watch them every year, I really dislike a lot about dog shows. I don’t like the idea that purebred dogs are somehow seen as superior to mutts, I don’t like the ridiculous criteria these dogs are judged by, and most of all, I don’t like the useless way they sort dogs into […]

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Large Dogs: Some Inconvenient Truths

I’m definitely not one to discourage large dog ownership; I love large breed dogs. My smallest dog is 65 lbs and I tend to think of him as tiny. That said, there are some inconvenient facts about large dogs that their admirers tend to gloss over, and these can sometimes result in the wrong people […]

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Selecting a Dog Breed

So you know what you need to know, you know your life is suitable for a dog, and you’ve decided how you’ll get your dog. Now you need to select the dog you are interested in getting.

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A Guide to Siberian Huskies and Their Skilled Owners

In rescue, I use to groan whenever I learned that we were going to rehome certain dogs, ones that looked a certain way or were a certain breed. The breed that comes to mind first is Siberian Huskies. Gorgeous, often with icy blue or cool amber eyes, Sibes are attention magnets. They are magnificent.