5 Facts About German Shepherds

5 interesting things you need to know about German Shepherds! Did you know...German Shepherds are a German breed (duh), but used to actually be known in the UK as an Alsatian. The term became popular in the early 20th century as the word "German" had a negative connation in connection to the World Wars. When the breed was first developed, the Alsace region of France where the dogs were quite popular, was actually part of Germany. Hence the name "Alsatian" How smart are German Shepherds? In short, VERY! They are routinely ranked as one of the top 3 smartest breeds[...]

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What does your dog’s name mean?

Picking out a name is an exciting and fun part of getting a new dog. But what do those names all mean? Here are the top 5 names for both girl and boy dogs as reported by USAToday, and the origin or meaning of each Your dogs name has meaning and here's exactly what that meaning is... Male Dog NamesMax - From Maximus, a common family name during the Roman empire.  In Latin, the word Maximus means "greatest"Charlie - Originates from the Germanic name "Karl" which literally translates to "Man" Buddy - Quite simply, it means "friend".  How's that for[...]

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Why You Should Not Get A Dog

Dogs are a part of your family, period. So before getting a dog here are 5 good questions to answer. Be honest and don't be afraid to wait until the time is right to bring a dog into your life Why you shouldn't get a dog...5 good questions Does your apartment, condo, home owners association, etc allow them? Seems like a basic enough question but these organizations often come with restrictions on breed, size, or number of pets. The very last thing you want to do is bring the new pup home only to find that you can't keep him/her.[...]

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Who Needs An Official Day When Every Day is Dog Day!

There are all kinds of national events, holidays and "official days", including ones specifically to celebrate dogs.  But why not make every day your "Dog Day"?   Our pets deserve it, so tweet or like this (below) if you think everyone should take a few minutes out of their day to celebrate their dogs. Here are some great examples of our Hot Dog Fans spending quality time with their dogs Have some great pics of your dogs doing some fun, funny, or interesting things?  Be sure to submit them to our Monthly Hottest Dog Photo Contest Here. Your photos are more[...]

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