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Recognizing Pedigree Health Problems

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As our regular readers know, both Irie and Tiki are mixed breed dogs. They are mixes of mixes, each with over four breeds in their makeup. (Tiki is Doberman, Poodle, Shetland sheepdog, and Bulldog…and more breeds to faint to be identified in a DNA test! Irie is Coonhound, Lab, and German Shorthaired Pointer.) Besides curiosity […]

Finding the Right Dog Breed for Your Family

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When it comes to finding the right dog breed for your family, it is imperative that you do your research. While Dalmatians might be cute, they come with temperamental issues that can be hard on some dog owners. Adopting a dog is a major responsibility. It is important that you know what you are getting […]

Selecting the Best Dog Breeds for Apartment Living

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As you know, DogTipper has partnered with Apartment Guide to serve as an Official Apartment Guide Pet Blogger, bringing you ways to make the most of your space with pets in mind. We just received a really interesting infographic from this resource for all things apartment-related about dog breeds and the wide variety of sizes […]

AKC Releases Top 10 Dog Breeds of 2011 List

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We always enjoy seeing the list of the top 10 breeds that the American Kennel Club® (AKC) releases every year. Not only do they release the top 10 breeds in the US but they also provide a breakdown by city for top US cities. Since we’re especially in love with mixed breeds, it’s so interesting […]

Comparing Dog Breeds

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Before you get a dog for your family, the first step is to do your homework. Research the dog breeds and their traits–both physical and behavioral–and ask yourself some questions about your lifestyle. Do you want a dog that you can run and play with…or would you be happier with a more laid-back dog? Do […]

National Dog Show Adds New Breeds for 2010

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This year, the 2010 American Kennel Club (AKC)-sanctioned National Dog Show will introduce six new breeds to America’s TV viewing audience and the Philadelphia attendees of this popular show. The new breeds are: Boykin Spaniel- Sporting Group Leonberger- Working Group Cane Corso-  Working Group Icelandic Sheepdog- Herding Group Bluetick Coonhound- Hound Group Redbone Coonhound- Working […]

National Geographic Channel to Premier “And Man Created Dog”

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On August 8, 2010 at 9pm ET/PT, National Geographic Channel will premier “And Man Created Dog,” a new two-hour, high-definition special that traces the evolution of the wolf into a dog–as well as our working partner, protector, and best friend. Coinciding with this program is the publication of Made For Each Other, a book about […]

DNA Results Are Back: With Surprises!

Last month we told you that we were DNA testing our dog Irie. We used the Canine Heritage ® Breed Test, a DNA test that checks for the presence of over 100 breeds in the dog’s genetic makeup. The test was very simple to administer at home using a small swab to gather cells from […]

Who’s Top Dog In Your City?

Which dog breed is most popular in your city? The American Kennel Club has just come out with its list of the most popular dogs in the US during 2008, based on registrations. This year’s results are: 1. Labrador Retriever 2. Yorkshire Terrier 3. German Shepherd Dog 4. Golden Retriever 5. Beagle 6. Boxer 7. […]

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