Swedish Vallhund dog in red collar standing on dock by edge of water

Breed Spotlight: Swedish Vallhund

  History The Swedish Vallhund is an ancient herding breed from Sweden whose origin story is a bit murky. It is likely that the breed arose over 1,000 years ago during the Viking settlement of England when they were known as the “Vikingarnas Dog”. During this time, these dogs were used as cattle drovers and…
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An adult and puppy Airedale Terrier sitting on rock ledge on the side of a mountain

Best Breeds for People with Dog Allergies

One of life’s great injustices is that there are dog lovers cursed with dog allergies. For those unfortunate folks, however, not all hope is lost. While there is technically no such thing as a “hypoallergenic dog”, there are breeds that tend to do well with people with allergies due to their size, infrequent shedding, and/or…
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Unique Dog Names: December

Are you looking for a name for your new dog that’s a little different? A name that, when you call it at the dog park, won’t have 3 different pooches running up to you? Here is some inspiration if you just can’t quite come up with something unique on your own.   Female Bammy. A Jamaican…
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Brown French Bulldog standing in fallen yellow leaves in the forest.

Thanksgiving Foods that are Harmful for Dogs

Thanksgiving is tomorrow! That means tons of amazing food for you- and some great scraps for your dog. However, there are some Thanksgiving foods that may be harmful for your canine companion. Get in the know by reviewing our list below to ensure a safe holiday for your pooch!   Raisins. Raisins may not be a…
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Schipperke dog standing in field.

Breed Spotlight: Schipperke

History The Schipperke (pronounced “sheep-er-ker”) originated in Flanders, Belgium in the early 16th century. This breed descended from the now-extinct Leauvenaar,  a black sheepdog that was also the foundation breed for the Belgian Sheepdog, or Groendendael. While the Belgian Sheepdog followed in the Leauvenaar’s footsteps as a shepherd, the Schipperke took on its own role as…
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