Dog Breed – TW Labradors http://twlabradors.com/ Wed, 11 May 2022 18:25:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://twlabradors.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/tw-labradors-icon-150x150.jpg Dog Breed – TW Labradors http://twlabradors.com/ 32 32 Most Destructive Dogs: These are the 10 adorable dog breeds most likely to destroy your possessions – including the fluffy Labrador Retriever 🐶 https://twlabradors.com/most-destructive-dogs-these-are-the-10-adorable-dog-breeds-most-likely-to-destroy-your-possessions-including-the-fluffy-labrador-retriever-%f0%9f%90%b6/ Wed, 11 May 2022 16:30:45 +0000 https://twlabradors.com/most-destructive-dogs-these-are-the-10-adorable-dog-breeds-most-likely-to-destroy-your-possessions-including-the-fluffy-labrador-retriever-%f0%9f%90%b6/ Many of us have decided to welcome new puppies into our homes over the past two years – according to Kennel Club figures, dog ownership has soared nearly eight percent – and the demand for four-legged friends after the lockdown remains high. There are 221 different purebred dog breeds to choose from, as well as […]]]>

Many of us have decided to welcome new puppies into our homes over the past two years – according to Kennel Club figures, dog ownership has soared nearly eight percent – and the demand for four-legged friends after the lockdown remains high.

There are 221 different purebred dog breeds to choose from, as well as plenty of crossbreeds, so there’s a lot of thought to go into before selecting the latest addition to your family.

There’s even academic guidance to seek out, with psychologist Stanley Coren’s book “The Intelligence of Dogs” ranking breeds by instinct, obedience and adaptability.

One thing to take into consideration is that some dog breeds can have a destructive streak that can see them chew on everything from socks to furniture.

Sometimes it’s just because they’re young, sometimes it’s because they’re bored, sometimes it’s because they haven’t exercised enough, and sometimes it’s just because they want.

There’s every chance your pet will come out of a chewing phase, but if you want to avoid teeth marks on your personal property, it’s best to avoid some dogs.

Here are the 10 dog breeds most likely to be destructive.

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Dog breeds suitable for your apartment https://twlabradors.com/dog-breeds-suitable-for-your-apartment/ Mon, 09 May 2022 08:44:17 +0000 https://twlabradors.com/dog-breeds-suitable-for-your-apartment/ If you live in a city apartment and are considering adopting a dog, there are several factors to consider, including upkeep, training, space issues, and family consent. Dogs definitely need a lot of time with their parents to bond, be trained, and feel loved. “Each breed is different and may require more or less space […]]]>

If you live in a city apartment and are considering adopting a dog, there are several factors to consider, including upkeep, training, space issues, and family consent.

Dogs definitely need a lot of time with their parents to bond, be trained, and feel loved.

“Each breed is different and may require more or less space and exercise depending on their size. Pet owners should keep in mind the size of their home, the time they can invest in the breeding a particular breed of dog and their ability to pass on their pet,” Kushal Chipkar, dog training manager and dog behaviorist, told DH.

During the pandemic, many people have adopted Indie dogs left to fend for themselves during lockdowns. And they found that they are not only easy to train, but also cheaper and less prone to disease than thoroughbreds. They are also fiercely loyal, loving and perfectly suited to the temperament and size of Indian households.

It is best to choose a small to medium-sized dog as a pet.

Keeping large and extra-large dogs in small city apartments is not recommended, grooming manager Madhura Sharma told DH.

“If you live alone in a spacious 3 or 4 BHK, or in a house with a garden or on a farm, only then should you consider adopting large breeds of foreign dogs like the Saint Bernards, Mastiffs and Great Danes.”

“They need immense care, have big appetites and need lots of space and exercise. They shed and drool a lot more than other dog breeds,” Sharma said.

Here are some breeds that are suitable for compact city apartments:

Small to medium sized long haired dog breeds

The Shih Tzu, Lhasa Apso, Bichon Havanese and Maltese can be excellent companions. However, they have long hair, specific dietary needs, and are high maintenance. They need a bath once a week or every 15 days, and professional grooming is needed once or twice a month. They can also be brushed daily for 15 minutes with a small slicker brush and comb. They are easy to train, but their training should begin as early as possible. Although dogs don’t need too much exercise, you should play with them regularly to use up their energy. In terms of behavior, they are friendly and affectionate.

Small to medium sized short-haired dogs

If you are someone who cannot meet the grooming requirements of a long-haired dog, you can adopt small to medium-sized short-haired dogs like some Indies, Beagles, Pugs, and Chihuahuas. Although they are low maintenance in general, they shed a lot when the season changes and therefore brushing for 15 minutes each day with a mitt or small slicker brush is a must. Their dietary needs are standard, and they can stay fit and healthy even on home-cooked meals.

Nevertheless, they tend to be hyperactive dogs and therefore need a lot of time from their parents to learn the right behavior. Their training should begin the day the puppy comes home. They don’t need a lot of exercise, but they do need lots of playtime. Since they are smaller, they can fit in well in apartments as long as they have some room to run around. .

Medium to large dogs

If you have slightly larger housing, you can consider breeds like Indies, Cockers, Labradors, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Dobermans, and Boxers. While Cocker Spaniels can be high maintenance due to their need for regular grooming and haircuts for their long hair, Indies, Labradors, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Dobermans and Boxers need of regular brushing to reduce the amount of shedding. Ideally, a large slicker brush, an anti-shedding glove and a steel comb are necessary for their grooming. They thrive on homemade food and coconut oil and coat supplements for their hair.

Medium to large dogs are some of the friendliest and clumsiest dog breeds. These intelligent breeds are easily trained if you start from day one. If you have space issues with them, take them to dog parks, your company garden, or any nearby park to give them some time outside.

Behavioral issues

One of the primary behavioral concerns of any breed of dog is being pampered. “Small and medium-sized dogs should not be carried as companion dogs or lifted. Dogs tend to carry on this habit well into adulthood, which later creates a problem for pet parents. animals,” Sharma said.

“Once an animal becomes aggressive, correcting that behavior can be difficult and can only be corrected with the help of a canine behaviorist or by having them undergo behavioral sessions to address it,” Sharma said.

(Gurpreet Kaur is a journalist who writes about lifestyle, entertainment and culture)

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Common Health Issues for Popular Dog Breeds https://twlabradors.com/common-health-issues-for-popular-dog-breeds/ Sat, 07 May 2022 05:42:43 +0000 https://twlabradors.com/common-health-issues-for-popular-dog-breeds/ Seventy-four // Shutterstock Common Health Issues for Popular Dog Breeds If you’re asked to name a few loyal friends, chances are your dog’s name will be a priority. They are the friends who wait patiently by the door when you come home, showing every ounce of gratitude for a full dinner bowl. Their loyalty and […]]]>

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Common Health Issues for Popular Dog Breeds

If you’re asked to name a few loyal friends, chances are your dog’s name will be a priority. They are the friends who wait patiently by the door when you come home, showing every ounce of gratitude for a full dinner bowl. Their loyalty and camaraderie have earned them a place of “family” to many pet owners.

It can be difficult for pet owners to watch their dog in pain and feel helpless to do anything. To avoid this feeling, it’s important to watch for red flags that indicate a trip to the vet or additional care is needed to keep your dog happy and healthy.

The purpose of this article is to identify common symptoms and illnesses that could turn your happy, tail-wagging dog into an apathetic couch potato. Having the right information can help identify symptoms and put you on the right track to seek needed care for your dog early on. For example, noticing droopy ears can tell you that your dog is not only tired, but may also have ear infections.

ManyPets has analyzed common health issues among the American Kennel Club’s most popular dog breeds for 2021. Some of these issues range from seemingly minor issues like coughing to more serious issues like degenerative myelopathy, which is a spinal cord disease. There are general symptoms of these conditions common to most breeds, although some breeds have unique symptoms beyond this list. Take a look at some common health issues that could affect your four-legged family members.



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Hip dysplasia

A little lesson in anatomy is needed to understand hip dysplasia. The hip is a ball and socket joint and as dogs grow they naturally grow at the same rate. For dogs with hip dysplasia, there is an irregularity in the growth rate, which leads to poor ball and socket fit.

If your furry friend begins to show a decrease in activity and range of motion; loss of thigh muscle; pain, lameness or stiffness; difficulty or reluctance to get up, jump or climb stairs; and hind limb lameness – or there is a visible increase in shoulder muscle as they compensate for the hind limb – the culprit could be hip dysplasia.

All dog breeds can develop hip dysplasia, but it is commonly found in Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, Poodles, Beagles, Rottweilers, German Shorthaired Pointers, and Welsh Corgis. of Pembroke.



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Eye conditions

Have you noticed your dog squinting or crying more than usual? It could be a symptom of eye infection. Its causes include viruses like canine flu, bacteria, fungi, irritants, parasites, and eye damage. These are causes of common eye conditions such as conjunctivitis, uveitis, inflammation of the cornea, and complications of the eyelids and lacrimal glands.

Some symptoms that show a dog may have an eye infection are: squinting, pawing the eyes, swelling, cloudiness, redness, loss of vision, or excessive tearing/drainage. Eye conditions can affect any dog ​​at different stages of their life. But breeds like Labrador Retrievers, French Bulldogs, Golden Retrievers, Poodles, Beagles, Rottweilers, German Shorthaired Pointers and Pembroke Welsh Corgis are more likely to develop eye conditions.



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Elbow dysplasia

Elbow dysplasia, like hip dysplasia, is a joint condition caused by the abnormal growth of the front legs. This condition causes dogs to limp somewhat, favoring one or both of its forelimbs. The signs of elbow dysplasia are often intermittent and not very visible, which makes its diagnosis difficult.

To anticipate it, screening is often essential for early diagnosis. Some signs to look out for are stiff elbow joints, clicking sounds when the elbow joints move, and irregular rotation of the joint. Elbow dysplasia is especially common in medium to large dogs and breeds like Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, German Shorthaired Pointers and Pembroke Welsh Corgis.



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heart disease

The heart is a vital organ that needs no introduction. In dogs, mitral valve disease, dilated cardiomyopathy (a disease of the heart muscle) and arrhythmias are common diseases that affect the heart. Certain breeds like Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, Rottweilers, German Shorthaired Pointers and Pembroke Welsh Corgis are more susceptible to these diseases.

However, regardless of breed, if a dog exhibits symptoms such as coughing, fainting, shortness of breath, lack of energy, heart murmur, weight loss, and abdominal swelling, it may be a heart problem. But don’t panic, dog owners can effectively manage many types of heart disease with medication, regular monitoring, and lifestyle changes.



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Ear disorders

Cleaning dogs’ ears is part of their regular care. However, due to environmental and hereditary factors, a dog can get an ear infection here or there. These factors include allergies, earwax buildup in the ear, and autoimmune disorders. Excessive cleaning can also cause irritation and infection.

When dogs scratch or shake their heads intensely, it is often a sign that the dog needs an ear cleaning. Odor, redness or swelling in the ear and dark discharge are signs of ear infections. Low-eared breeds like golden retrievers, beagles, and dachshunds are susceptible to ear infections. But other breeds like the Pembroke Welsh Corgi can also develop ear infections.



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Spinal conditions

Conditions that affect the spinal cord can be a concern for pet owners. These can affect the dog’s vital functions of bodily movement, sensation, urination and defecation. Some common symptoms of spinal cord diseases in dogs are pain, lameness, loss of balance or coordination, and gait changes. Partial or total paralysis and urinary or fecal incontinence are also symptoms of spinal cord diseases.

Breeds like German Shepherds, Dachshunds, and Pembroke Welsh Corgis have a higher risk of being affected by spinal conditions. Common examples of these conditions are back pain, degenerative myelopathy, syringomyelia and hydromyelia (in which excess fluid builds up in the spine), and benign or malignant tumor growth.



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Respiratory conditions

Dogs can experience a range of respiratory problems and respiratory illnesses, so it’s important for dog owners to know the symptoms. Some common respiratory conditions that affect dogs include pneumonia, kennel cough, tracheal collapse, chronic bronchitis, and rhinitis.

Depending on the condition, the symptoms are different; however, there are general symptoms that dog owners should watch out for. These symptoms include coughing, lack of appetite, wheezing, retching after coughing, nasal congestion, reduced exercise tolerance, difficulty breathing, and fainting. Any dog ​​can contract a respiratory illness from exploring the world with their nose, but French Bulldogs and American Bulldogs are more susceptible to these conditions.



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Skin diseases

Dry, itchy, or flaking skin is just as uncomfortable for dogs as it is for humans. Often, dry skin is an indication of an underlying problem. These problems can range from minor allergies to serious conditions like hypothyroidism and Cushing’s disease. Some symptoms associated with dry skin are dandruff, peeling, pimples, inflammation, odor, crusting, increased oiliness, itching, hair loss, and peeling. Some dogs show only one of these signs, while others show several.

These conditions are common in French Bulldogs and can be avoided by taking preventative measures that ensure your pet’s skin remains healthy. It’s a good idea to use a humidifier, apply dog-approved moisturizers, and make sure your dog has a skin-healthy diet.



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Joint inflammation

Joint inflammation are two words that owners of large breed dogs dread to hear. Osteoarthritis is a joint disease that results in joint inflammation caused by wear and tear of the cartilage. Osteoarthritis can be difficult to detect in its early stages. Still, some symptoms can be warning signs of osteoarthritis, including reluctance to run or play, weight gain, stiffness, lameness, and lethargy. Irritability, behavioral changes, and reduced muscle mass around the limbs and spine are also symptoms.

Osteoarthritis is common in poodles and dogs with other risk factors. Regular checkups are essential to catch signs of osteoarthritis before the problem gets worse.



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Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a seizure disorder caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Seizures can also be triggered by brain trauma, cancer, kidney and liver disease, low or high blood sugar, electrolyte abnormalities, severe anemia, and exposure to toxins. In some cases, seizures are easy to spot, such as when a dog falls to the ground and visibly convulses. In other cases, it may be localized, such as unusual barking or facial tremors.

However, regardless of the type of seizure, dogs generally recover quickly. Some symptoms that indicate seizures are foaming at the mouth, drooling, jerking, shaking or twitching, fainting, and collapsing. Epilepsy is common in Beagles, but other breeds can also suffer from this seizure disorder.

This story originally appeared on ManyPets
and was produced and distributed in partnership with Stacker Studio.


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East to Care For Dog Breeds: Here are the 10 cleanest breeds of lovable dogs that need little grooming and bathing 🐶 https://twlabradors.com/east-to-care-for-dog-breeds-here-are-the-10-cleanest-breeds-of-lovable-dogs-that-need-little-grooming-and-bathing-%f0%9f%90%b6/ Wed, 04 May 2022 16:36:19 +0000 https://twlabradors.com/east-to-care-for-dog-breeds-here-are-the-10-cleanest-breeds-of-lovable-dogs-that-need-little-grooming-and-bathing-%f0%9f%90%b6/ If you are thinking of adopting a dog, you are not alone. Kennel Club figures show that the number of people looking for puppies has increased by around 8% during the pandemic. But with 221 different purebred dog breeds to choose from, there’s a lot of thought to be done before choosing the latest four-legged […]]]>

If you are thinking of adopting a dog, you are not alone. Kennel Club figures show that the number of people looking for puppies has increased by around 8% during the pandemic. But with 221 different purebred dog breeds to choose from, there’s a lot of thought to be done before choosing the latest four-legged addition to your family.

Those with an active lifestyle may want to consider a larger dog, while someone with allergies will look for a hypoallergenic dog. Many dogs need lots of attention to keep their coats in good condition – with daily brushing essential and regular visits to a professional groomer important to keeping them in top condition.

But others need a little more than the occasional bath to stay beautiful, saving you time and money. Here are 10 of the dogs that need grooming the least, according to the American Kennel Club.

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7 Curly-Haired Dog Breeds Too Cute To Compare https://twlabradors.com/7-curly-haired-dog-breeds-too-cute-to-compare/ Mon, 02 May 2022 12:32:00 +0000 https://twlabradors.com/7-curly-haired-dog-breeds-too-cute-to-compare/ May 2, 2022 8:32 a.m. EDT Curly-Haired Dogs: Roll With The Seven Cutest Breeds Curly-haired dogs need lots of love and care. Here are some tips and tricks to make grooming easier and a list of seven great breeds with curly hair. Dogs with curls are extremely cute, whether those curls are pristine curls or […]]]>

Curly-Haired Dogs: Roll With The Seven Cutest Breeds

Dogs with curls are extremely cute, whether those curls are pristine curls or fluffy frizzies. But these manes are more than just gorgeous, they’re also practical.

Dogs with curls need lots of love and care to keep their coats from tangling. © 123RF/guruxox

Some dogs have shiny, silky coats, while others have rather dull coats. But no matter how shiny, all curly dog ​​breeds have a dense undercoat, which makes petting them a pleasure and a curly pleasure.

Curly-haired dog breeds shed significantly less than other breeds, making them less likely to trigger allergic reactions in humans. But the beautiful texture of their coat requires special care and attention.

Grooming is extremely important for curly coated dogs. Canines that look a bit like Goldilocks don’t shed much, but their coat should be brushed and combed a lot. Some of them need daily brushing to prevent their coat from becoming tangled. If mangled, dirt and even other small animals can get stuck in their dense fur.

But like many beauty routines, grooming can go too far. In the wild, dogs groom themselves by rolling in the grass or crawling through the bushes. Curly hair must retain its natural oils so that it can perform its natural function of keeping a dog warm in cold water, as well as drying quickly. A diet high in cold-pressed oil can help boost these functions, as well as others like good eyesight and brain function.

That said, here are seven adorable curly-haired dog breeds that are just too cute to compare — but we’ll try some ways!

1. Bichon Frize, the French delight

This little curly-haired white pooch is an excellent family dog.

This little curly-haired white pooch is an excellent family dog. © Unsplash/Matt Briney

The Bichon Frize is a small, curly-haired breed of dog. Frisé means frizzy or fluffy in French. Their silky, tightly curly coat is usually white and contrasts sharply with their small black eyes and black button nose. There are also variants with cream, light brown or rust fur.

Although independent and sometimes stubborn, this curly miscreant is considered a highly intelligent and obedient breed of dog. They can also be sensitive, affectionate little things that love nothing more than to cuddle with their owner. These little white balls of cotton fluff love to play and need a moderate amount of exercise.

They are happy to be part of the action, but don’t like very long walks.

2. Water Dog Coats Protect This Curly-Haired Dog Breed From Their Element

Lagotto Romagnolo is an Italian dog breed, and it is best known for hunting truffles in wetlands.

Lagotto Romagnolo is an Italian dog breed, and it is best known for hunting truffles in wetlands. © 123RF/pfotenweltfoto

Water dogs get their name from the fact that they were originally bred to hunt or retrieve prey in water. Even today, these races go straight into search and water retrieval missions.

It is their curly locks that make these breeds special and particularly suited to water. Their special fur tends to be dense and curly or frizzy. Most water dog breeds tend to have dark colored curly coats, but a few like the Lagotto Romagnolo and the Wetterhoun (or Frisian Water Dog) have lighter or multi-colored coats.

Their coat also has a natural oily film that coats each hair and helps repel water from their skin. This allows these breeds to stay warm longer, even in cold water. They also dry very quickly when they are back on land.

Curly-haired water dog breeds include:

  • American Water Spaniel
  • Barbet
  • portuguese water dog
  • Irish Water Spaniel
  • Lagotto Romagnolo
  • spanish water dog
  • Wetterhoun

3. Poodles are the OG of curly-haired dog breeds

When most people think of a dog that needs grooming, they think of a poodle.

When most people think of a dog that needs grooming, they think of a poodle. © 123RF/dixi_

Poodles are probably the most famous curly-coated dog breed. These proud pooches don’t lose much at all. But they need a lot of hair care. So much so, in fact, that most of these dogs need a permanent appointment with a professional groomer.

4. Bedlington Terriers are a weird but lovable curly-haired dog breed.

These dogs have fluff on top of their heads and tufts on their ears.

These dogs have fluff on top of their heads and tufts on their ears. © 123RF/sergeytikhomirov

This curly-haired dog is unique due to the mass of curls on its forehead and muzzle. They have a distinctive pear-shaped head thanks to the way the fur forms a “bun”. The curly tufts of hair at the tips of their ears add to their quirky appearance. The most common color for a Bedlington terrier is silver.

These terriers have a sweet, gentle temperament. They are generally extremely agile and athletic, as well as fast runners and good swimmers.

Anyone considering acquiring this curly dog ​​breed should be equipped to ensure the wild thing gets the exercise it needs.

5. Curly-Coated Retrievers are real family dogs.

Curly-Coated Retrievers are friendly and agile, just like their silky-coated cousins, Retrievers.

Curly-Coated Retrievers are friendly and agile, just like their silky-coated cousins, Retrievers. © 123RF/capturelight

Most people associate smooth, short fur with retrievers. But there is a type of retriever with tight curls: the curly coated retriever. This breed is a cross between the Newfoundland, the Irish Water Spaniel and the Poodle. Like Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers, Curly-Coated Retrievers are popular family dogs due to their friendly, playful temperaments and love of fetch.

They can also be dominant watchdogs who are very energetic and watchful. Owners of curly-coated retrievers need to ensure that their best dog friend gets the training and exercise they need to be well-rounded pets.

This breed has a densely curly coat that is usually black or brown. Like most curly-haired dog breeds, their dense fur makes it easy to swim in cold water. They don’t get cold too fast, which is a good thing, because these pretty things never get tired of splashing.

6. Labradoodle, a new dog breed with curly hair

Labradoodles are a cross between Labradors and Poodles.

Labradoodles are a cross between Labradors and Poodles. © Unsplash/Bruce Williamson

This dog’s mix is ​​in the name: a Labrador and a Poodle mix. More specifically, it is a cross between a Labrador retriever and a standard, miniature or toy poodle. Like other mixed breeds, Labradoodles are not considered purebreds or one breed.

This cross has the best of both purebred parents. He has the curls of a poodle and the loyalty of a lab. In other words, this cute curly dog ​​is a very friendly, loyal, and playful pup who loves long walks or dog sports.

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7. Bouvier des Flandres dog breed with curly hair with silky waves for days

This powerful breed has a head-defining bead and mustache.

This powerful breed has a head-defining bead and mustache. © 123RF/volofine

The Bouvier is a muscular and alert herding dog. The breed, which originated in Belgium, tends to be very protective of its herd or family, but is not aggressive. In fact, this curly pup can be a friendly, even-tempered family dog. They can be extremely affectionate and tend to get really attached to one particular person, or their alpha.

These working dogs have wavy coats and are rather rough and frizzy. They have both thick beards and mustaches that need to be trimmed regularly, as well as cute curly tails.

As with all curly-haired dogs, this breed needs to be combed and brushed royally to keep their coat looking good and the skin underneath healthy.

Cover photo: Unsplash/Bruce Williamson

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Short-lived dogs: Here are the 10 adorable dog breeds that unfortunately live the shortest average life – including the gorgeous Great Dane https://twlabradors.com/short-lived-dogs-here-are-the-10-adorable-dog-breeds-that-unfortunately-live-the-shortest-average-life-including-the-gorgeous-great-dane/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 22:02:48 +0000 https://twlabradors.com/short-lived-dogs-here-are-the-10-adorable-dog-breeds-that-unfortunately-live-the-shortest-average-life-including-the-gorgeous-great-dane/ Over the past two years, many of us have welcomed a new four-legged friend into our homes, as the Kennel Club has seen dog ownership increase by almost 8% during the global pandemic. But with 221 different purebred dog breeds to choose from, there’s a lot of thought to be done before selecting your perfect […]]]>

Over the past two years, many of us have welcomed a new four-legged friend into our homes, as the Kennel Club has seen dog ownership increase by almost 8% during the global pandemic.

But with 221 different purebred dog breeds to choose from, there’s a lot of thought to be done before selecting your perfect pup – whether you want a big dog, a family dog ​​or a crossbreed.

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One of the terrible truths of dog ownership is that we’ll likely outlive our beloved pet, with the average dog only living to be 10-13 years old – but there’s a pretty big gap between breeds that live the life. the longest and the shortest.

The Chihuahua, for example, can expect to live between 15 and 20 years, while some larger dogs will last half as long.

Here are the 10 breeds that have the shortest average lifespan.

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Meet Fetch By The Dodo, A New Breed Of Pet Insurance https://twlabradors.com/meet-fetch-by-the-dodo-a-new-breed-of-pet-insurance/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 19:50:01 +0000 https://twlabradors.com/meet-fetch-by-the-dodo-a-new-breed-of-pet-insurance/ Many businesses featured on Money advertise with us. The opinions are our own, but the compensation and extensive research determines where and how businesses can appear. Learn more about how we earn money. Ads by Money. We may be compensated if you click on this ad.A d At Fetch by The Dodo® headquarters, the hum […]]]>

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At Fetch by The Dodo® headquarters, the hum of hard drives and the click-click of fingernails hitting the keyboard are punctuated by the occasional yelp and quiet snore of sleeping puppies. Paul Guyardo, CEO of the growing pet insurance company, estimates that 95% of the company’s 225 employees are pet parents and many of them bring their furry children to the work every day. “We screen potential employees based on their attitude toward pets,” Guyardo reports. He is himself the parent of Huncho, a 4-year-old Shichon, an adorable result of the cross between the Shi Tzu and the Bichon Frize.

The founding principles on which Fetch is based

Fetch by The Dodo is a mission-driven company: At its core, Fetch is dedicated to providing pet owners with a way to ensure they are able to give their four-legged companions the best veterinary care in a wide range of health circumstances. Fetch by The Dodo insurance allows your pets to obtain the care they need at a lower cost, whether they suffer from an illness or have been the victim of an accident. The company gives pet owners the information they need to keep their pets in top physical condition every day. A look at the company’s comprehensive blog, The Dig, demonstrates its authority on everything pet-related, from common ailments and medications to healthy diet and exercise advice. Kudos to the company for the clever blog name – it’s a great place to look up information on a wide variety of pet-related topics.

Guyardo describes Fetch by The Dodo as a 15-year-old start-up, still very much focused on innovation. The company was the first to cover virtual vet appointments in 2019, long before COVID-19 made virtual healthcare a norm. The company also stands out for the depth of its coverage. Fetch by The Dodo policies will cover comprehensive dental coverage, for example. The policies cover a wide variety of holistic care, behavioral treatments that go beyond typical chiropractic visits, and more. Fetch by The Dodo also covers sickness examination fees, which are often one of the most expensive parts of veterinary care. By covering exam costs, the company encourages visits to the vet for even minor conditions that some pet owners might overlook, hoping their pets will get better on their own and to save money. money on veterinary costs (excluding wellness visits). With Fetch by The Dodo insurance, you can take your pet to the vet whenever needed without breaking the bank and benefit from coverage that other carriers do not offer.

Fetch Forward® for more information

In line with its startup culture, in February of this year, Fetch by The Dodo launched a program to help pet lovers anticipate health issues their pets may encounter in the future and predict the veterinary expenses they may experience. they might meet later. Fetch Forward (patent pending technology) uses artificial intelligence to inform policyholders of the health risks of their pets. This breakthrough technology uses over 150 million data points from 15 years of clinical health discoveries to deliver predictions that pet parents can use to refine their pets’ daily wellness routines. . The program gives pet owners access to information they may never have had before and offers specific recommendations on how to keep their pets healthy. Certain food choices, supplements, exercise programs and more have been proven to help prevent health problems in dogs and cats. Following Fetch Forward’s advice on preventative health care can protect pets from chronic disease. The program also offers information on breed-specific conditions for owners of purebred animals.

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Choosing the right pet insurance

Unsurprisingly, Paul Guyardo, CEO of Fetch by The Dodo, has some opinions on the features that make up the best pet insurance policies. When asked if every pet owner needs pet insurance, he answered bluntly, “No. If you can comfortably cover your pet’s veterinary care, you may not need pet insurance. But most pet owners are unable to cover the costs of care for serious illness and accidents, which can cost thousands of dollars. And even wealthy pet owners can save by insuring their pets.

Guyardo recommends that pet owners insure their pets when they are young, ideally as a puppy or kitten. He advises pet owners to carefully read each policy they consider and to be on the lookout for specific exclusions, such as the ones most policies have for expensive dental care (which most carriers do not offer). “The veterinary field is advancing all the time, so make sure your policy covers the most innovative treatments available.” Often the last treatments are the best treatments. But some pet insurance policies only cover the routine treatment of pet health issues.

Learn more about recovery

Fetch by The Dodo offers a simple online registration process. Answer a few quick questions and you’ll receive an instant quote. You can file claims online or through the Fetch by The Dodo mobile app, for convenience on the go. The mobile app lets you scan your vet bills for submission, track your claims history, chat with Fetch, and more. You can also get your reimbursements by direct deposit.

The challenge of finding

There are over 63 million dog parents and 42 million cat parents in the United States today. And yet only 3.3% of canine and feline companions are covered by pet insurance. Fetch aims to change all that. By partnering with Dodo, the world’s largest online pet community, through its extensive media outreach program and technology innovations like Fetch Forward, Fetch is bringing more knowledge about health and wellness. to be pets. Help yourself! Your pet will be better off, and you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that you’re giving Fido and Fluffy the healthiest, happiest life you can give them.

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The five most popular dog breeds in Liverpool – there are a few surprises https://twlabradors.com/the-five-most-popular-dog-breeds-in-liverpool-there-are-a-few-surprises/ Tue, 26 Apr 2022 06:12:00 +0000 https://twlabradors.com/the-five-most-popular-dog-breeds-in-liverpool-there-are-a-few-surprises/ The most popular dog breeds in the UK have been revealed by region. Do you own one of the most popular pooches? Dogs are a family, from unique mixed breeds to chic purebreds, but there are trends in ownership as well. In Liverpool, a surprise underdog came in first. Popular breeds that surprisingly didn’t make […]]]>

The most popular dog breeds in the UK have been revealed by region. Do you own one of the most popular pooches?

Dogs are a family, from unique mixed breeds to chic purebreds, but there are trends in ownership as well.

In Liverpool, a surprise underdog came in first.

Popular breeds that surprisingly didn’t make the cut include the Labrador, voted the UK’s most beloved dog, the Dachshund, the King Cavalier and the Pomeranian.

Read on to see if your furry best friend makes the top five.

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Power restoration is progressing slowly at two levels https://twlabradors.com/power-restoration-is-progressing-slowly-at-two-levels/ Thu, 21 Apr 2022 12:26:14 +0000 https://twlabradors.com/power-restoration-is-progressing-slowly-at-two-levels/ Progress continues to be made in restoring power to tens of thousands of New York State electric and gas customers who have been without service since the April 19 snowstorm hit the part south. Restoration efforts also continue in northeast Pennsylvania, with some residents being told they may be without service over the weekend. As […]]]>

Progress continues to be made in restoring power to tens of thousands of New York State electric and gas customers who have been without service since the April 19 snowstorm hit the part south.

Restoration efforts also continue in northeast Pennsylvania, with some residents being told they may be without service over the weekend.

As of 8 a.m. on April 21, NYSEG reports more than 15,222 people in Broome County alone without power with thousands more in Tioga, Chenango, Cortland and Delaware County still without power.

The utility’s website lists estimated restore times for many as 10 p.m. or 11 p.m. on April 21 and until 11 p.m. on April 22 for some.

Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Regular updates to the streets can be found at NYSEG.com. Click “Report and Fault” on the home page then select “View Fault List”, do not maps to see a list of counties affected by the disruptions. Once you’ve selected a county, you can specify a municipality and view individual streets and their expected restoration times.

The utility updates the list frequently, but some services may actually be restored or new interruptions may occur that may not be accurately represented in the list.

This morning, Binghamton City Police said many of the West Side streets that the NYSEG noted had the restoration scheduled for 5 a.m. tonight had already been lit.

TIPS: Here’s how you can prepare for power outages

Keep watching: Find out what 50 of America’s most popular dog breeds look like as puppies.

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In the United States, every dog ​​has its… DNA test https://twlabradors.com/in-the-united-states-every-dog-%e2%80%8b%e2%80%8bhas-its-dna-test/ Sat, 16 Apr 2022 01:22:14 +0000 https://twlabradors.com/in-the-united-states-every-dog-%e2%80%8b%e2%80%8bhas-its-dna-test/ This photo to be distributed courtesy of Mila Bartos on April 15, 2022 shows her dogs (left to right) Maisie, Mabel and Natty, who have all undergone DNA testing – Copyright AFP Olivier DOULIERY Valentin GRAFF The routine is now familiar: open the kit, swirl a cotton swab, put it in the solution, and eagerly […]]]>

This photo to be distributed courtesy of Mila Bartos on April 15, 2022 shows her dogs (left to right) Maisie, Mabel and Natty, who have all undergone DNA testing – Copyright AFP Olivier DOULIERY

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The routine is now familiar: open the kit, swirl a cotton swab, put it in the solution, and eagerly await the results. Except this time it’s not a test for Covid – it’s a DNA test for dogs.

The kits, which are primarily used to learn dog breeds, appeared about fifteen years ago and their popularity has since exploded in the United States, where nearly 40% of families have at least one canine companion.

“Having a dog and including it as part of your family, you want to know where it came from,” said Mila Bartos, a Washington attorney.

One of the most popular testing brands, Embark Vet, told AFP it grew by 235% between 2019 and 2020 alone. And the pandemic has only amplified the trend.

At around $100 to $200 a pop, the tests don’t come cheap. But in a country where dogs are king, price hasn’t been a major hurdle for many pet owners.

In 2020 alone, Americans spent nearly $104 billion on their animal companions, according to the American Pet Products Association — a sum equivalent to Slovakia’s GDP.

– ‘You want to know’ –

The tests are simple: a saliva sample is taken from inside a dog’s jowl and mailed, with results usually coming back two weeks to a month later.

Sometimes when a new puppy parent has adopted a purebred dog, the test is to verify that there has been no error in the monobreed line of the dog.

But for pet owners, the burning question is: what is my dog?

Bartos, 51, adopted three dogs – Natty, Maisie and Mabel – and did a DNA test for each.

Natty, she discovered, is a mix of Pit Bull, Beagle, Chow Chow and German Shepherd. Results showed she even had a cousin living nearby in Baltimore.

With a luxurious, shiny brown coat, Maisie proved to be the descendant of a long line of show dogs.

Levi Novey, a 42-year-old consultant from Virginia, said taking a test gave him a better understanding of his little dog Summer’s behavior.

“For example, her athleticism, her prey drive, her interest in ball retrieval and the selective choice of people she wants to be cuddly and gentle with have become easier to understand given her ancestry,” he said. he said of the little black pup, who weighs just 13 pounds. (six kilograms).

When New Jersey native Ashley Ternyila decided the German Shepherd she adopted from a breeder looked a little too much like a wolf, she got a DNA test.

“It had quite a few wolf-like properties, so for fun and to shut down the rumours, we had it tested,” Ternyila said.

Allen McConnell, a psychology professor who specializes in the relationship between humans and their pets, said “the owner’s desire to understand, predict and anticipate his dog’s actions makes the desire to know something about his useful breed in the eyes of the owner”.

Dog breeds carry stereotypes — Labradors are good with children, pit bulls are aggressive watchdogs — which can often be inaccurate but also help guide understanding of the animal, he explained. .

– Genetic marker –

In addition to revealing a dog’s breeds, DNA testing can also reveal a predisposition to genetic diseases.

The more expensive tests allow users to examine their pet’s DNA for genes that cause heart abnormalities, kidney problems, and premature deafness, among other problems.

But beware, warns Washington veterinarian Sarah Bowman: “Just because they have a genetic marker doesn’t mean they also have the disease.”

Testing helps to be aware of the risk and exercise greater caution, she said.

The American Veterinary Medical Association said it encourages owners “to consult with their veterinarians before making decisions based on their pets’ test results.”

Pet parents should also consider the possible ramifications of finding out their dog’s breed. In many countries, certain breeds are considered aggressive, such as pit bulls or Staffordshire terriers, and are prohibited from living in apartment buildings.

If the adoptee is half pit bull “that could be a problem” with an owner, attorney Bartos warned.

“If you don’t want to know that information, you probably shouldn’t have breed DNA there,” Bartos said.

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