Archive for June, 2018
Without a question and any doubt, German Shepherd puppies are prized possessions!
They are strong, formidable furry family members and they are like none other. They’ve been praised across the globe for their presence and prestige. Below, we’ve highlight some of the most prestigious accomplishments of German Shepherd puppies.
Rin Tin Tin
We’re pretty sure that you’ve probably heard or know of Rin Tin Tin. Rin Tin Tin was one of the German Shepherd puppies rescued from the World War I battlefield. The American soldier named Duncan Lee, trained Rin Tin Tin to work in silent films. Rin Tin Tin was such a huge star that Warner Brothers would create a Rin Tin Tin movie whenever the studio needed money!
This was a first for German Shepherd puppies or any breed for that matter, being rumored have been voted as best actor of the first Academy Awards, in 1929. He didn’t win, however, and it was given to a human after all. He was later awarded the American Humane Association’s first Legacy Award, in 2011. He also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
There were other famous German Shepherd puppies! Before there was Rin Tin Tin, there was Strong heart. He was a German Shepherd who was actually one of the first canine film stars. He was trained in Germany as a police dog and he worked for the German Red Cross. By the age of 3, he was brought to the United States.
Strongheart went on to star in tons of movies, including the 1925 adaption of White Fang. He was a beloved celebrity and he certainly paved the way for other German Shepherd puppies.
6 German Shepherds in One Play
During the mid-1980s, there was a play that was written by a Dutch director named Whim Schipper. They received acting lessons in Amsterdam, as they were highly motivated by treats! The name of the play was called Going to the Dogs. It was about a daughter who brought home a new boyfriend, their love, and jealousy and the consequential parental concerns. The play didn’t do so well, however!
German Shepherds Helped in WWI
Flax of Lewanno was honored at Westminster, in 1917, for bringing in 54 wounded soldiers to safety in WWI. WWI helped to increase the popularity of German Shepherd puppies in the United States, too. American Soldiers took notice of how they were capable, that they decided to bring some back home with them.
Pomeranian Puppies for Sale, why this feisty breed could be right for you!
Who can resist a Pomeranian? A lot of Pomeranian puppies for sale announcements online are getting a lot of attention because this breed is an all–around charmer. A Pomeranian is actually a dog breed that has descended from large sled dogs and although the Pom that we know today are just 5-8lbs, it has not changed when it comes to its energy and willingness to be part of any family. Here at Petland, we love Pomeranians and it shows! We always have Pom puppies for sale, just check out our available puppies page!
What makes a Pomeranian a great pet?
- This breed needs regular grooming to maintain its beautiful coat; a trim is needed at least once a month.
- This breed is eager to please, but willful when training; always use positive reinforcement, like praise and treats!
- This breed is playful, but it can also sit and become a cuddly TV-watching companion
- This is a very affectionate breed but may not be the best breed for small children because of their tiny size, older children are best.
- This breed does not need a huge space and could live in a small home or apartment.
- And despite its grooming needs, it is easy to maintain and hence a good breed for first time owners.
Before getting a Pomeranian, here’s what you should remember
Are you ready to take a Pomeranian into your home? Before you search for Pomeranian puppies for sale, take a look at some of the disadvantages of this breed.
A Pomeranian is a sensitive dog breed and does not like being alone. It could become lonely and resort to destructive behavior if it is left alone for a long time. It may snap back to naughty kids, so it is not best to leave it alone with babies or young children without proper training!
Some Poms can be noisy or may bark or howl often. They often just need attention or exercise to keep the barking down, and of course, proper training by their owners! These dogs may not do well with other dogs, so this is the ideal breed for singles and seniors who are good with one dog at a time.
So are you still determined to find your perfect Pomeranian puppies for sale? A cute, cuddly, loyal and smart Pom may be waiting for you today at Petland!
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Have you been searching for Miniature Goldendoodle puppies for sale? Read along with our blog to see if this adorable breed is the right one for you!
It can be a daunting job to narrow down the right breed of puppy for you and your family! There are so many breeds out there to choose from. Here at Petland, we specialize in matching the right puppy to the right family and making sure you have the tools you need to ensure your newest family member stays happy and healthy! We also pride ourselves with having expansive knowledge on dog breeds so we can educate and inform our customers on the perfect pet. So, if you have been searching for miniature Goldendoodle puppies for sale, then this is your chance to get to know this cute and active breed better before you decide to make a purchase.
Here are some of the defining characteristics of the very popular Miniature Goldendoodle:
- The Miniature Goldendoodle is actually defined as a hybrid breed. It comes from crossing a Golden Retriever and a Miniature Poodle.
- Because of the smaller size of the Poodle, Miniature Goldendoodles typically stay anywhere from 20-35lbs full grown.
- Many people choose the Mini Goldendoodle because it sheds less than the average dog, making it a candidate for people with allergies.
- Because the breed has hair that continues to grow, as opposed to fur, it requires occasional grooming and brushing.
- This breed is very attentive to their owners and will listen to commands readily. It is considered a easy to train breed and good for first time owners
- This dog may be small in size, but it can become a good watchdog. It will bark and growl when there is an intruder. They can be very protective of their owners.
- It can live in an apartment, but you need to take it for a walk every day as they have lots of energy, especially as puppies.
- The Miniature Goldendoodle can also handle weather variances and will do well in hot or in even cold climates.
- This dog is one of the best breeds for families with kids. It is energetic, playful and will be very affectionate. It also goes well with other animals or pets at home.
- This breed comes in a variety of colors and hair coats, depending on the color of its parents.
- The Miniature Goldendoodle is fun-loving and good natured; it remains one of our most popular breeds for good reason!
Now that you delved a little deeper into this sweet breed, do you still think a Miniature Goldendoodle could be right for you? Check out all our precious Miniature Goldendoodle puppies for sale on our available puppies page! We look forward to seeing you soon!
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Greetings, ladies and gentleman, and welcome to a segment of our breed blogs! Please kindly don your crowns and jewels as we talk about the most aristocratic and richest breed of dog in all the land, the incomparable Maltese! Now, you may think that the Maltese is just a fluffy lap dog, which is actually mostly true, but they also have a long and fabled past. Read along with our blog to find out more about this curious little breed. Petland always has Maltese puppies for sale, just check out our available puppies page!
The Maltese is how old??
Even though the Maltese is a fairly well-known breed, people are often surprised at how long ago their origins can be traced. As one of the oldest breeds still in existence, The Maltese is said to date back over 2800 years and have graced the laps of Ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians. Even their very coats were especially bred and prized by Romans, as the color white was considered sacred. Ancient Egyptians built elaborate tombs for them. And in Greece, they were often painted on ceramics and in murals to depict their popularity. That’s a lot of love!
Royalty comes with its perks!
The Maltese were the favored dogs of queens and royalty alike, such as Marie Antoinette, Mary Queen of Scots, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria. They were often fed out of golden dishes and wore real diamond collars! That popularity among the rich and famous has continued unto modern times as well. The richest (yes, richest) Maltese in history, named “Trouble”, was bequeathed nearly $12 million by her owner, real estate magnate, Leona Helmsley in 2007! I would definitely call that a perk!
“And though they be but little, they are fierce!”
You may think that because of their diminutive size, the Maltese is not athletic, but you would be incorrect! The Maltese is an excellent jumper and has little fear of gravity, making it prone to grabbing things high up and getting on couches and beds. They are also described as being loving and gentle, as well as fearless and loyal to their owners. Although, this makes them a little wary of strangers, so introducing new people can be a slow process.
That coat, tho.
Maltese are technically non-shedding or hypoallergenic, which is sometimes confusing to people. They don’t have fur like other dogs, they have hair, which can still fall out, but is more like humans losing hair throughout the day. Because of that hair, they don’t carry dander like other dogs, which is what people tend to be allergic to when it comes to man’s best friend. However, on the flip side, their hair grows continuously and requires daily brushing to prevent mats and monthly haircuts to keep their hair short.
Well, we hope this breed blog was as interesting to you as is was to us!
Interested in learning more about the Maltese puppies for sale in our store? Check out our available puppies page to see all of our spunky little Maltese puppies for sale!
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The Blue Frenchie is a rare but beautiful member of the French Bulldog family.
They are sweet little comical pups who garners tons of attention virtually everywhere their presence is known. Below, we are sharing some known and unknown facts about this rare breed.
They Have Great Temperaments
Do not read into the Blue Frenchie’s somewhat glum face, because they are far from it. They are widely known to be silly and entertaining! They are well behaved with family, friends, strangers, and other dogs. They don’t require much space, adapting well in apartments or on a farm. With the exception of barking to announce the arrival of a visitor, they’re otherwise quiet and respectable doggie companions. They need a little patience during the training process, because they are Bulldogs after all, which means they can be stubborn! They are overall great as pets.
Controversy and Legitimacy
When choosing a Blue Frenchie, you’ll soon learn that there is some controversy surrounding their very existence. We’ll will look deeper into some of those issues regarding their gene type and breed standards.
The Blue Frenchie came about as a result of a recessive allele on one of the genes that determines the color of their coats. What would normally be black hair becomes blue in parts and in some cases, a strong blue color covers their entire body. These colors are highly attractive to many future owners. They’re striking and rare and rightfully stand out from standard French Bulldogs and other dogs, in general.
As a result of their rare color, they are not recognized by the American Kennel Club or many other dog associations. Consequently, the Blue Frenchie may not be as desirable as a breed standard, especially for owners who wish to show their dogs.
Despite the controversy surrounding the Blue Frenchie, this does not affect their popularity and how they have increasingly become household favorites. They may look different from their French Bulldog counterparts, but they are equally desirable and well mannered dogs. Come into a Petland store and see for yourself!
Do you live by the motto “bigger is better” and have you chosen to purchase and add a pup to your home?
If so, then you’d probably fair well with large dog breeds! They’re tons of fun and we have them in our store. With big dogs, comes big responsibility, beginning with the preparation of your home. Here are a few tips to assist you.
Get a House or Larger Space
Many large dog breeds need space to stretch, run, and play! There are, however, plenty that look active and are big old couch potatoes. If you’ve done your large dog breeds research and the one you’ve selected needs plenty of exercise and space, then consider upgrading your living area.
Big and boisterous barking and loud playful footsteps could be bothersome to close neighbors and eventually become a nuisance. When deciding to purchase a particularly active large dog breed, it’s ideal to have a larger space with a yard so that your dog can play without disturbing neighbors.
Okay, so what if moving into a house isn’t an option? Be sure that if you’re currently living in an apartment, there aren’t any breed or weight restrictions in your apartment community. Contact your leasing office for information on local dog parks or enclosed areas where your pup can run and roam.
Prepare Your Yard
If you already live in a house with a sizable yard to accommodate large dog breeds, get it ready for your new pup. Create or schedule regular lawn maintenance by treating it for mosquitos and other pests that could potentially bite, infect, and harm your doggie.
Purchase safe and weather durable toys for your dog to play with while he’s outside. Depending on your space, install some training plastic tubes in the ground, for them to run through and weave between! Petland carries a wide variety of durable toys that can’t be easily destroyed by the strong jaws of large dog breeds. From tug-o-war ropes, to indestructible ball toys, we have the selection you need to keep them entertained and happy.
Keep Them Fenced
Let’s face it – large dog breeds can easily damage a fence and create a path to explore a neighboring yard, if they aren’t monitored. You want to make sure that before bringing your new puppy into your home, that you’ve checked and double-checked all of the entrances and the surrounding foundation. You don’t want any holes that they can use to create an escape route! You want to prevent them getting out and lost or having a dangerous encounter with another dog.
For more information on purchasing large dog breeds and pet accessories, visit a Petland near you or contact us directly.
Small dog breeds are known to be ideal to owners in a variety of living situations.
Most commonly, for people who live in relatively small spaces, they may find it best and most suitable for them to have small canine companions. Here at Petland, that makes sense to us! One thing is for sure, no matter where small dog breeds live, their little sizes require specific attention. Their needs should be addressed, in order for them to have happy and healthy lives. These are three helpful tips to follow when caring for small dog breeds.
Watch them closely.
When they’re not in your lap, and let’s face that’s where they’ll likely want to be, pay attention to their locations. Really small dog breeds can squeeze into really small spaces. They can injure themselves while trying to escape and maneuver from where they may be trapped. Something else to consider, when you’re entertaining you may want to crate your pup. Small dog breeds tend to be underfoot and your guests may not be as accustomed to that innate habit, as you are.
Keep your small dog breeds warm.
Because they’re small, they are more likely to be chilly. During fall and winter seasons, fit your pup with clothes to keep them comfortable. This can be pretty fun! There are tons of fashionable, yet practical clothes for small dog breeds, ranging form jackets and sweaters to t-shirts and tanks! At any rate, you want to make sure you always regulate their body temperature. Do the same during the summer when air conditioners are likely to be run pretty regularly. Try placing a heating pad in her crate to keep her warm, too. As always, monitor your pup.
Monitor their diets.
Some pet owners are misguided when feeding their small dog breeds. Just as large dogs are prone to obesity, small dog breeds aren’t exempt. Consult with your vet for the best high quality foods to feed them. Stick with the recommended portions. Look for a meat or fish based food, with no fillers such as ash or corn. Keep high fatty treats to a minimal, as they’re unhealthy for their diets, but also harmful to their teeth and gums. Make sure that you brush your dog’s teeth several times a week. Small dog breeds often suffer from tooth decay and gum disease, and frequent brushing will keep them healthy and in check!