Category Archives: Breed Information

Is my dog predisposed to Progressive Retinal Atrophy?

Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is the scientific term for the degeneration of the retina. This disease is fairly common in certain dog breeds such as Bullmastiff and Husky. Progressive retinal atrophy causes a progressive loss of vision ultimately leading to blindness. 

Genetic Causes

In most breeds, the gene that causes PRA is autosomal recessive which means that...

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Dog DNA Testing – Wisdom Panel Results For Daisy

This is a continuation of our previous article about dog DNA testing. In this section we will provide a dog DNA test review of one of our staff member's pups. Daisy was adopted from a shelter in New Jersey. They only knew her birthdate, that she was originally from Mississippi, & labeled her as a...

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What kinds of exercises should my dog do?

Proper exercise is an important component in a every dog's routine. Through exercise, dogs are able to release any pent up energy they may have. Through exercise and activities dogs also learn new things about objects, life and the world around them. It is very important that we discuss exercise in terms of physical exercise as...
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How much exercise does a dog need?

All dogs need an adequate amount of daily exercise to keep them fit and healthy both physically and mentally. In fact, many dog owners ask the question; "How Much Exercise Does My Dog Need?" However, there is no one correct answer for this. Dogs require different amounts of exercise depending on their breed, age and...
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Chihuahua Dog Breed Information, Characteristics & Facts

The Chihuahua is a small dog breed that is very popular due to their small size. In addition to being adorable pets, they are intelligent, restless and curious companions who will offer all their love and loyalty to those that take care of them.

Breed Origins

There is some debate about the origins of the Chihuahua. Some...
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