Are Vizslas Good Apartment Dogs?

Photographs by Natalie Siebers Vizslas are famous for their beautiful rust-colored coats. They are medium-sized dogs, with males topping out at about 25 inches at the withers and weighing about 60 pounds; the females are a bit smaller.  They are affectionate, eager-to-please, “Velcro-dogs,” forming tight relationships with their owners. Vizsla…

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5 Most Googled Dog Questions

Dog lovers have loads of questions about their pets. Dog behavior can seem strange to us, but we love ‘em anyway! Here are some top questions and answers for you dog lovers: #5.  Why Do Dogs Eat Grass? Popular opinion tells us that dogs eat grass because their tummies are…

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Will You Surrender Your COVID Dog?

As so many people are heading back to in person work and school, there is an alarming trend of people choosing to surrender the dogs they adopted during COVID. What about you? Will you surrender your COVID dog? This is something that many of us in the dog training world…

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Are Vizslas Good Apartment Dogs?

Photographs by Natalie Siebers Vizslas are famous for their beautiful rust-colored coats. They are medium-sized dogs, with males topping out at about 25 inches at the withers and weighing about 60 pounds; the females are a bit smaller.  They are affectionate, eager-to-please, “Velcro-dogs,” forming tight relationships with their owners. Vizsla…

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Are Golden Retrievers Good Apartment Dogs?

Do Golden Retrievers Make Good City Dogs? Golden Retrievers are the third most popular breed of dog in New York City according to the American Kennel Club. I can attest to that. Whenever I go to the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, they are one of the most popular dogs…

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Are Shar-Peis Good Apartment Dogs?

Do Shar-Peis Make Good City Dogs? Shar-Peis — officially, Chinese Shar-Peis — are very good candidates to be your Urban Dog. The name “Shar-Pei” means “sand-skin,” referring to their distinctive short, rough coats. They definitely have one of the most unique appearances in the world of dogs. Shar-Peis have broad…

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UPDATED! Italian Greyhound: Breed of the Week

UDPATED! Italian Greyhound: Breed of the Week Are Italian Greyhounds Good City Dogs? Beautiful, sleek, and agile are the words that come to my mind when I think of the Italian Greyhound. Bentley Italian Greyhounds (IGs) are the smallest of the sight hound group, which also includes breeds like the Saluki,…

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UPDATED! Greyhound: Breed of the Week

UPDATED! Greyhound: Breed of the Week Are Greyhounds Good City Dogs? One of the most ancient breeds, the Greyhound dates back to 2900 BC. According to the American Kennel Club Greyhounds were originally only bred by royalty. Legend has it that they the favorite pet of both Cleopatra and Queen Elizabeth…

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Doberman Pinschers: Breed of the Week

Doberman Pinschers: Breed of the Week Are Doberman Pinschers Good City Dogs? Back in the 1970s I remember seeing a movie called The Doberman Gang. It was about a well-trained group of Doberman Pinschers who robbed banks. They were brave, bold, and smart, all attributes of this amazing breed. Doberman Pinscher…

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