Archive for September, 2017
Are You Searching for Maltese for Sale? We Have the Puppies You’re Looking For!
The Maltese is a timeless breed that is considered one of the oldest toy dogs still in existence. Originally thought to hail from the island of Malta, the Maltese has graced the laps of many different types of people. Whether they were companions to sailors from the Mediterranean or European royalty, this little white fluffball has certainly stood the test of time! They are sweet, affectionate and loyal to their owners. And their signature white coats and little black button noses have not changed since the beginning and continue to charm people every day in our store. But maybe you want to know more about the Maltese and what their personalities are like before you add Maltese for sale to your family? Look no further! We want to educate and inform people about what might be the best breed for their families!
Check out more about the adorable and famous Maltese:
- As the Maltese is a toy breed, they typically stay around 5-9lbs. This also makes them ideal for apartments, condos and smaller environments with or without a yard.
- The Maltese, despite their diminutive size, are an energetic breed and do need to take walks or engage in playtime every day.
- They are typically a quiet breed, when it comes to talking about the toy category, but they will alert you to people at the door or cars in the driveway.
- Their glorious white coats grow continuously and will have to be brushed daily and groomed regularly to keep it from matting. However, they are considered very low-shedders and work well for people with allergies as they have no pet dander typical to other dog breeds.
- The Maltese is gentle, affectionate, intelligent, responsive and trusting. A good family dog, Maltese are lively, playful, vigorous, and they generally enjoys learning tricks. They can be snappy with raucous children who handle them roughly though and do better with older children.
These bullets are just a small bit of information on this wonderful breed! Check out our Maltese breed information page to delve into the world of the Maltese a little more. You can also give our knowledgeable Pet Counselors a call with any additional questions you might have! And, as always, you can check out our available puppies page to see all of our Maltese for sale in our store!
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 Knoxville, 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!
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!
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!