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  • Labrador Retriever Puppies for Sale: Petland Has What You’re Looking For!

    Do You Think Labrador Retriever Puppies for Sale Could Be Right for You and Your Family?

    While there are many popular breeds in the US, there are none quite like the Labrador! The ultimate family dog, hiking companion and all-around lovable four-legged family member, the Lab has been the number one most popular breed for many years. Here at Petland, we like to think this is because the Lab has many great qualities for many types of homes. The Lab is one of our favorite breeds for families, with many people adding more than one to their ranks. But like with any breed, the Lab needs to fit in well with your family and environment, so everybody stays happy! Because we specialize in matching the right pet with the perfect family, we like to give you as much information as possible on the dog breed you’re considering, so you can make an educated choice. So, here is the blog we put together for the Labrador Retriever puppies for sale that we have in our store! Want to check out some pictures first? We don’t blame you! Here are our available puppies, right here.

    Check out some interesting facts about the famous Labrador Retriever:

    •  The Lab is actually from Newfoundland, where it got its start as a (you guessed it!) retriever of fowl and small game for hunters. Their short, very dense and water resistant coats helped these dogs wade into the colder waters of the North.
    • Labradors were officially recognized by the AKC in 1917 in their sporting group. They are accepted in three colors, yellow, chocolate and black with no additional markings.
    • These are large breed dogs with an average weight of 55-75lbs and a lifespan of 10-14 years.
    • Because of their working dog roots, the Lab is a very active breed. This means lots of walks, playtime and anything else you can think up daily. They work best with an active family, especially with children to help them get out all that energy!
    • Even though their coats are short, Labs require brushing and de-shedding constantly to keep their undercoats looking nice.

    This is only a small amount of information about our Labrador Retriever puppies for sale! Give our dedicated Pet Counselors a call today with more questions. Or, better yet, stop by our store to see all of our puppies in person! As always, puppy kisses and cuddles are free!

  • French Bulldog Puppies vs. Other Bulldogs – The Showdown

    Bulldogs of all types are in vogue, but French bulldog puppies seem to be rocketing in popularity. But what makes them take the top spot above all other bulldog breeds out there?

    Currently, the French bulldog takes the AKC’s 6th spot for most popular breeds in America, up from 10th the year before. And for the rankings in New York alone, the Frenchie has been number one the last two years running! People are wondering why this funny little clown dog is stealing hearts all over, so we’re going to try and break it down into why we think the Frenchie is reigning supreme.

    It’s the ears, right? Everyone loves the bat ears!

    The French bulldog has a distinctive feature that no other bulldog can tout, those “bat-like” ears. Most bulldogs have ears that flap over, while the Frenchie’s stand straight up, giving them a built in radar capable of hearing the fridge open from anywhere in the house. It also gives them a very sweet looking face, despite their smooshed face and often crooked teeth. People can’t seem to get enough!

    Small bodies, big personality.

    Really, a Frenchie has similar traits to their larger brethren. They are often lazy, very lazy, typically very quiet and extremely affable. But they have an added benefit of being quite a bit smaller than any other bulldog. Having a breed with easier mobility means a lot to people, they want to take their dogs wherever they’re going and the small the dog, the easier the travel. However, you’re not sacrificing anything with the Frenchie. They are not frilly or dainty, they still have a bulldog heft to them, making them seem bigger that they really are.

    Same old bulldog problems though.

    Frenchies cannot swim. They can’t do heat…or cold for that matter. They snort. There’s snoring, lots of snoring. They even breathe loudly. If this sounds familiar, it should. Almost every kind of bulldog has these afflictions, but for true bulldog lovers, it’s part of the charm. However, the French bulldog rarely drools and they don’t typically have an extended teething and chewing period. They don’t shed as much, having two heavier seasons and then very minimal. And they have almost non-existent exercise requirements, unlike many other bully breeds. It’s pros and cons, people!

    I’m sure we could go on about how awesome and huggable and precious French bulldog puppies are all day, but you’ve got things to do! Like head down to Petland and get kisses and cuddles from all our resident Frenchies, check out pictures on our available puppies pages right now!

  • English Bulldogs for Sale: Stop By Petland Today!

    It’s hard to resist the sweet, smushy faces of English Bulldogs for sale, especially puppies!

    The English bulldog is exactly what it sounds like, a squat, powerful breed originating from the British Isles. While they have moved from a working past to a lovable family companion, the English bulldog continues to charm and “bully” its way into people’s hearts. Here at Petland Knoxville, we find that there are few people that can walk past an English bulldog puppy without completely melting! But there are so many more qualities to the bulldog that make them great pets for many types of families. We want to explore deeper into the personality and characteristics of the English bulldog in our newest blog. Want to check out our available English bulldogs for sale before reading further? Just click here!

    The fun, but sometimes very snorty world of the English bulldog:

    • The English bulldog has a very affectionate, gentle disposition. Stalwart and patient, the bulldog is a wonderful family pet and loving to most children. They are very people-oriented as a breed, and they will actively seek out the attention of their beloved owners.
    • English bulldogs make fine apartment and small condo pets that do not require a yard. Typically low-endurance dogs, they need only a moderate amount of exercise.
    • They thrive best in temperate climates because of their flat faces. They readily overheat and have breathing difficulties in hot weather, and they chill easily in cold temperatures. So keep them inside as much as possible in extreme weather!
    • Their unusual noses also make them well known for snoring, snorting, sneezing and loud breathing, but that’s okay, we love them all the more for it!
    • The come in several colors: red, white, brindle and pied with mixtures between them all. They can range between 45-85lb and have an average life span of 8-10 years since they are a large breed dog.
    • Their coats are short and fine and require little upkeep besides a bath and brushing every now and then. However, their wrinkles must be cleaned out weekly to prevent skin infections and discoloration.

    We hope that reading more about the English bulldog has made you fall even more in love with them! You’ve got more questions? Well, we’ve got the answers! Our knowledgeable Pet Counselors are on hand to help you figure out which of our English bulldogs for sale might be right for you and your family. Call us today or simply come by the store for live and in person puppy cuddles!

  • Corgi Puppies Aren’t Just for Royalty, But Your Family Too!

    That’s right, people! Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppies aren’t just made for the Queen, they can fit in anywhere!

    Pembroke Welsh corgis are immediately identifiable by their short stature, prick ears and foxy face (with or without a queen included!). This quirky little breed originally hails from Wales, like their name implies and were herding dogs for farmers. With their fierce intelligence, eagerness to please and short little bodies, they made the ideal farm hand. While the Queen of England is credited for bring the Corgi into the mainstream of dog owning, the breed does a great job of stealing people’s hearts as a beloved family pet. Have you seen the Corgi, but aren’t sure if one might be right for your family? Read further in our blog to find out fun facts about the personality and characteristics of Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppies!

    While their names come from the Celtic language, meaning of “dwarf dog”, the Corgi makes up for it with fighting spirit:

    • Pembroke Welsh Corgis are known for their quick intelligence and forceful will. They are active, animated dogs and do not ever want to be left out of the action. In their own minds, they are big dogs in small bodies.
    • Corgis have weatherproof double coats that are short and smooth to the body. The color ranges from a rich red or fawn to black or sable with white markings. The blacks usually have white and tan to make them technically tri-colored in appearance.
    • Because of their herding background, Corgis are a hearty, energetic breed. They require daily exercise and playtime to keep them happy and entertained.
    • They typically weigh around 22-28lbs and have an average lifespan of 10-12 years.
    • Most Corgis are fine with other pets and children if they have been raised with them. Beware that they will sometimes chase the heels of small running children because of their herding instincts!
    • They need a firm and patient hand with training, because they can be willful. But we find treats help with any kind of puppy training!

    Think that Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppies might be right for you and your family? Well, check out all our adorable Corgi puppies on our available puppies page! You can also always give our Pet Counselors a call to make an appointment and get in some puppy kisses today!

  • Chihuahuas for Sale: Our Saucy Puppies Want to Go Home with You!

    If you’re searching for Chihuahuas for sale, look no further! Petland Knoxville has all the feisty Chihuahua puppies you can snuggle!

    The Chihuahua breed is considered the smallest dog in the world, but you wouldn’t know it from their big personalities! And believe it or not, the Chihuahua wasn’t just popular from the fast food commercials of a few years ago, or the Legally Blonde movies. Chihuahuas are considered one of the oldest North American breeds still in existence and were actually considered sacred at one point in their histories, so they’ve been around the popularity block a time or two. Despite their many years in the spotlight, the ever saucy Chihuahua has some personality traits that might not go with every family. Because of their size, they need a lot of extra care and attention. Read further to find out more about this enchanting little breed! Want to see pictures of our precocious Chihuahuas for sale, check our available puppies page!

    Check out some of the characteristics and personality traits of the famous Chihuahua:

    • Chihuahuas are considered the ultimate companion. They like attention from their owners and are very loyal. Even though because of their size they are considered lap dogs, they are active and like to be played with.
    • They come in two distinct coats: shorthaired, which is considered the most popular, and longhaired. The longhaired version has soft, very fine hair that feathers off their legs and ears. Chihuahuas can come in any color combination and are considered the “snowflakes” of the dog world as each one is unique.
    • The have an average size that varies from 4-10lbs. Despite being such an old breed, they have no inherent health problems and have an average life span of 15+ years.
    •  Chihuahuas are good family pets when treated respectfully, but they have a reputation for being wary or aggressive with strangers or small children who may be threatening to their diminutive size. They tend to bond with one person, so it is important for the family to share in taking care of the puppy.
    • The Chihuahua is considered an excellent guard dog. They will bark and “defend their households” against threats, despite not being able to do much being so tiny!

    The Chihuahua can be a wonderful pet for many different people! But this was just a small look into what makes the Chihuahua breed tick. So if you’ve got more questions about our Chihuahuas for sale, never hesitate to give our Pet Counselors a call! Or come in today and see all of our adorable puppies in person.

  • Buy Puppies at Petland – A Guide to Taking Home Our Puppies!

    If you’re searching for where to buy puppies, look no further! Petland Knoxville carries many different types of puppy breeds!

    Adding a new furry family member can be a daunting task. It can be even more difficult if you haven’t shopped for a new pet in many years or ever in your life. The landscape of the puppy buying world is ever-changing and many people don’t know where to start. But that’s where we come in! At Petland, we pride ourselves on being experts on matching the right pet with the right family and meeting the needs of both. Our dedicated, knowledgeable Pet Counselors have dog breed information all but memorized and can definitively answer any questions you might have. We strive to continuously raise the bar for our customer experience and it shows!

    Large breeds vs. small breeds, which is best?

    Well, there is no right answer here and it really comes down to you. What’s your home environment like? Most large breed dogs need lots of space, but there’s always an exception! Think about a Great Dane that does great in small apartments or condos. And then vice versa, small breed dogs can usually thrive in small areas, if they have high exercise requirement, it might not work out. Many people just go with a breed that they’re used to, that they had growing up or that a family member has. However, this could be a mistake as the situation can be drastically different and another breed would fit better. We say try to keep an open mind when selecting a new puppy! Be accepting of new information, we’re here to help.

    Puppy’s first night, now what?

    Another thing we pride ourselves on is our puppy training program, the one for you humans! Not everyone has trained a new puppy, or maybe hasn’t trained in many years. We want to make sure every new puppy owner goes home with the tools necessary to be successful at housebreaking, teething and basic commands. The first few weeks with a new puppy are some of the hardest and patient, consistent training routines help keep everyone on track. We also carry the latest and greatest when it comes to products and supplies and our Pet Counselors can help you find what you need!

    Think you’re ready to buy puppies at Petland? We think so! Check out all of our wiggly, cuddly little puppies on our available puppies page!

  • Boston Terrier for Sale: These Dapper Dudes Love a Good Time!

    A fun, playful breed, a Boston terrier for sale is a great choice for people who want a cheerful and energetic companion!

    There is so much that makes the Boston terrier a great addition to all sorts of families! Many people don’t realize that they are one of the only dog breeds to be bred originally in the United States from, you guessed it, Boston, Massachusetts! Boston Terriers are affectionately known as the “American Gentleman” of dogs due to their origins and the tuxedo-like quality of their black and white coats. They have been an American staple since the 1960s and have thrived in households due to their fun, affable nature. Think the Boston might be right for your family? Keep reading for interesting facts about the temperament and characteristics of the Boston terrier. Want to see pictures of the Boston terrier for sale in our store, check out our available puppies page!

    Boston terriers have a look and personality that make you sit up and take notice!

    • Bostons have a short, smooth coat that is almost shiny in appearance. They are either brindle with white markings, black with white markings, or seal (a chocolaty red) with white markings. And their tails are either cute little nubs or “screw tails” that resemble a piglets. So stinking cute!
    • They vary greatly in weight and be as small at 14lbs and go all the way up to 28lbs! They have an average lifespan of about 12-14 years because of their smaller stature.
    • Bostons certainly require exercise, as they are an energetic breed. However, a few short play sessions daily or moderate walks are better than long exercise sessions. Because of the flat nature of their faces, they can get overheated from extreme play or weather conditions.
    • The Boston does great with children and other pets. They are heartier than other small breed dogs and can handle a little rougher of a play time.
    • An occasional bath, supplemented by brushing, is really all that’s needed to keep the coat looking good. This will also control shedding, which occurs, but is minimal in this breed.

    Unfortunately, there is so much more to the Boston terrier breed than we can get into today! Feel free to give our knowledgeable Pet Counselors a call with any additional questions about our Boston terriers we have for sale in our store. We can definitely agree on one thing, Boston terrier puppies are good at giving lots of puppy kisses!

  • Bichon Frise Puppies for Sale: the Ultimate Powder-Puff Dog!

    Searching for Bichon Frise puppies for sale? Look no further, Petland Knoxville has the Bichon puppies you’re looking for!

    The Bichon Frise (pronounced bee-SHON free-ZAY, we know, it’s a mouthful!) is considered to be a descendant of a type of water spaniel and was known in the Mediterranean area as far back as the Middle Ages. Bred as companions for sailors and nobility alike, the Bichon has enjoyed its reign as one of the most popular lap dogs in history. Bichons have long been recognized as good companion dogs because of their cheerful, even temperaments. They have recently had a surge of new popularity because of their hair coats that have little to no pet dander and are wonderful for those with allergies. Want to know about this frilly named little puffball? Read along with our blog to discover interesting facts about Bichons! Petland always has Bichon Frise puppies for sale, just check out our available puppies page!

    It’s not all just white poofy hair and button noses for the Bichon, check out their temperament and characteristics:

    •  The Bichon Frise is considered a wonderful all-around pet that is both playful and gentle. Bichons get along well with other pets. And they are generally considered very good with kids of all ages.
    • Bichons are active dogs, but because they are small, they don’t need much room for play and exercise. They are suitable for apartment living. Bichons are not known for barking, which is a real plus for people who live in urban areas.
    • They do require considerable time for the maintenance of their luxurious coats. They need grooming, bathing and trimming on a regular basis to keep them from getting matted.
    • Bichons average in weight from 8-12lbs and are slightly longer than they are tall. Their coats are either all white, buff and white and apricot and white.
    • They need patience and consistency with training. The Bichon is very intelligent, but sometimes that means they might not want to do what you want them to!

    The Bichon Frise makes a great pet for many different types of families! Find out more about the Bichon Frise puppies for sale in our store by giving our dedicated Pet Counselors a call today!

  • Golden Retrievers for Sale: The Ultimate Companion Dog

    Golden Retrievers for Sale – Don’t miss out on this loving, family-oriented breed!

    If you’re searching for Golden Retrievers for sale, you’ve come to the right place! Here at Petland Knoxville, this extremely popular breed is one of our favorites to place with all types of loving homes! Being such an easy-going and versatile breed, it’s no wonder that the Golden Retriever is one of the most popular breeds in the country! There are so many great qualities that make the Golden a perfect companion and we’ll go over a few of them today. Read along to see if Golden Retrievers for sale might be the right fit for your family!

    Here are some defining characteristics of the look and personality of the Golden Retriever:

    • Like the name suggests, the Golden Retriever can range from an almost white light gold to a dark, reddish golden. Their hair is longish and tends to fluff out in the chest region, giving the breed a “lion-esque” quality.
    • The range in size from about 55lbs-75lbs and have a lifespan of 10-12 years.
    • They have a water-repellant double coat that keeps their body temperature stabilized. They can do well in both warmer and cooler climates.
    • Grooming or brushing is necessary as the thick coat can become tangled or matted. They also shed seasonally.
    • The Golden isn’t just a pretty face! They were bred as hunting companions, for which they are still used to this day.
    • The Golden Retriever is the most popular breed chosen to be service animals for people with all kinds of disabilities. Their sweet nature and eagerness to please makes them great for this line of work!
    • There are few breeds as wonderful with children as the Golden Retriever. They are patient, kind and even though they are a large breed dog, they make excellent lap warmers!

    We hope you enjoyed our blog about one of our favorite breeds of all time! Have more questions about the Golden Retriever? Give our dedicated, knowledgeable Pet Counselors a call to find out more about the Golden Retriever puppies for sale in our store! Or check our available puppies page to see pictures of all our adorable puppers!

  • German Shepherds for Sale – Protective, Loyal and Perfect for Your Family!

    If You Are Looking for a Family Dog with Protection Abilities, German Shepherds for Sale Are the Way to Go!

    While the German Shepherd Dog is touted as America’s favorite police, guard and military dog, it isn’t all about work and no play! This is one of the most popular breeds in America and shows no evidence of slowing down. Arguably one of the most recognizable breeds of dog, the GSD is a stalwart companion and is considered extremely loyal, even past all of those good looks. Here at Petland Knoxville, the German is one of our most sought after large breeds, and for good reason! There are so many personality traits that make the GSD a perfect four-legged addition to many families.

    A closer look at the famous German Shepherd Dog:

    • It probably goes without saying that the German indeed hails from Germany and was brought to the U.S. in 1907. They started out as herding dogs, but once it was realized their capacity for hard work, the GSD exploded on the scene as a premier service breed.
    • The German has a couple variations on their coats, with sable and black and tan being the most common. However, they also come in black and silver, all-over black and white.
    • Their coats are longish, but do not require clipping or trimming. As you can probably guess, German owners are in for a bit of shedding, so we suggest using de-shedding brushes weekly.
    • They range in size from about 55lbs all the way up past 100lbs! Their lifespan is about 10-12 years.
    • The German trains excellently, but does require a firm hand with that training. You must be consistent with training, they have a tendency towards doing what they want, instead of what you want!
    • The German is an active outside breed, but curiously calm indoors. This makes the well-suited for apartment life as long as they get the exercise and mental stimulation that they need. A German kept indoors all the time may turn antsy or destructive, the need to be challenged.
    • Germans are great with children. However, they need to be introduced to all manner of people and environments while they are puppies, otherwise they are very wary of unknown situations.

    Like we said before, there are so many reasons to open your home to a German Shepherd puppy! We promise you won’t regret it! Want to check out all of our available German Shepherds for sale? Take a peek at our available puppies page to see pictures or stop by the store for a snuggle!