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Top 10 Most Low Maintenance Dog Breeds

7 days ago   |   By iHeart Dogs

If you are looking for a family dog, one of the things to take into consideration is how much work the dog needs. Busy households with not a lot of time may want to consider one of these low maintenance dogs. They don't need the “frills and pampering” or many vet visits other breeds require.
For our list, we did not take into consideration activity or “energy” level. After all, every dog should be exercised and played with to stay happy and healthy.
1 - Chihuahua
The short-haired Chihuahua hardly requires grooming, thanks to minimal shedding. And with big pricked ears, you don't even have...
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The 10 Dog Breeds That Shed The Least

The 10 Dog Breeds That Shed The Least

7 days ago   |   By iHeart Dogs

Looking for a companion but don't want to deal with excessive grooming? Maybe you have allergies and want a dog but not all the excess hair that goes everywhere? Truthfully, all dogs shed. But some certainly shed more than others. We've put together helpful list of the dog breeds that shed the least for those of you that are curious. Keep in mind that these are not hypoallergenic breeds, just breeds with minimal shedding.
1 - Bichon Frise
A favorite for many, the Bichon has a long coat that requires constant grooming. Routine grooming keeps their soft, curly coats looking nice, and you...
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The 10 Most Common Breeds Found In Shelters

The 10 Most Common Breeds Found In Shelters

7 days ago   |   By iHeart Dogs

Did you know 25% of shelter dogs are purebred? Why are some breeds more likely to be in shelters, and how can it be prevented?
Let's look at the 10 breeds most common in shelters and reasons they end up there.
1 - American Pit Bull Terrier
With more breed specific legislation popping up, “pit bulls” are the most common breed found in shelters. Even where they're legal, many apartments forbid them. Dangerous in the hands of bad people, they can be great pets with the right training.
2 - Jack Russell Terrier
Many people get JRTs because they've seen a well-trained one in a movie and think...
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15 Australian Birds

15 Australian Birds

According to Wikipedia, the national bird of Australia is the Emu - which I have not seen yet. On the other hand, some websites state that the Laughing Kookaburra is... Read more ...

Mom Surprises Daughter With New Dog-Shaped Pancakes Every Morning

Mom Surprises Daughter With New Dog-Shaped Pancakes Every Morning

Most kids aren't picky when it comes to pancakes. After all, how can you go wrong with the syrup-covered breakfast food? But one mom discovered that there was a way to enhance... Read more ...

The Benefits Of Maitake Mushrooms For Dogs Will Get Those Furry Paws Dancing

The Benefits Of Maitake Mushrooms For Dogs Will Get Those Furry Paws Dancing

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Teenage Hero Risks Her Life To Save Dog From Certain Death During Flash Flood

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One brave Kentucky teenager made headlines this month by risking her own safety to save her dog. The heroic duo's story is a brilliant tale of selflessness and bravery. Their... Read more ...

Stolen Dog Found 600 Miles From Home After 5 Years Is Back To The Good Life

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Despite their security camera capturing it all, a family's German Shepherd named Sheba was stolen right out of their backyard. At the time, they did everything they could to... Read more ...

Celebrate International Cat Day

If you know, you know. Proud cat owners understand the benefits of their feline companions, but in case you have your doubts, check out these benefits of cat ownership as we... Read more ...

Is Your German Shepherd a Picky Eater? Try This Simple Hack

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German Shepherds are so incredibly varied in their personalities. While some scarf down any food scrap in sight, others have a more picky palate, and quickly tire of their... Read more ...

Mistletoebird breeding update

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I thought I should update you all on the Mistletoebirds that are nesting close to home, because I walk by the nest every day. Since I wrote about the nest a couple of weeks ago... Read more ...