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  • Adorable Dachshund Puppies!

    Dachshund puppies have been notoriously described as “a half-dog high and a dog-and-a-half long.”

    We think that sounds about right! What they lack in size they more than make up for in personality. Ranking high as one of the most popular dogs in America, they prove it time and time again with their feisty and often comical dispositions. Take a look at some more information about our Dachshund puppies for sale.

    Interesting Dachshund facts:

    • The Dachshund is affectionately also known as the Doxie.
    • Dachshund puppies are intensely stubborn.
    • They can sometimes be hard to house train.
    • You’ll see these beauties found with smooth, long, or wire hair, in various colors and combinations including beige, fawn, blue, chocolate, black, and tan.
    • Dachshund puppies are in the hound family and were originally bred in Germany as hunting dogs, specifically badgers. They were called “badger dogs.”
    • Regarding the health of Dachshund puppies, they are prone to develop obesity.
    • Dachshund puppies have long lifespans. There was a Doxie named Chanel who lived in New York. She held the Guinness World Record for the oldest living dog, in 2009. When she died, she was at the age of 21!
    • Dachshunds are also wary of strangers and tend to bark loudly when their suspicions are aroused.
    • The Dachshund puppies, when full grown, will range from 11 to 32 pounds depending on their classification of standard or miniature.
    • They have a reputation for jumping on and off of things, including couches and even the arms of someone holding them. Their little bodies and long backs need to be protected at all times.
    • The AKC first recognized the Dachshund breed in 1885, and they were initially only black and tan and one size. The Dachshund now comes in 12 standard colors and three different kinds of markings. They also have two accepted sizes, standard and miniature and their coats can be smooth, long, or wire-haired.
    • They were the first Olympic mascot for the Munich Games in 1972!

    Interested in learning even more, then come by our store!

     

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  • Interesting English Mastiff Info

    The English Mastiff (nicknamed the Old English Mastiff) is one of those large dogs that are pretty distinguishable.

    Even as puppies, you know them by their splendid colors and specifically their massive sized heads and bodies! Large dogs, in general, are pretty intimidating but these babies are gentle and sweet by nature. Want to learn more about these big beauties? Continue reading because we’ve gathered some dynamic information about them.

    Guess what. They don’t require daily exercise!

    Despite how large the English Mastiff is they don’t require any more exercise than regular size dogs. In fact, because of their large form, their bones need to fully develop before they are actually introduced to a routine exercise schedule. Excessive exercise before their bones and joints are developed can stunt and hinder their growth.

    Training them takes patience.

    The English Mastiff is an intelligent but stubborn and sensitive dog! Because of the former, it will take time and patience to train them. Because of the latter, they respond very well to positive and firm training. They love to please their owners, so keep the commands simple and straightforward.

    Mastiffs are sweet.

    We touched on this earlier. The English Mastiff is large and lovable. They are incredibly gentle and calm, especially with their families. They can live in families with children, as well. They are protective and make excellent guard dogs, but don’t expect them to actually chase or attack someone. They may keep an intruder held down physically until human help arrives, but that’s about it.

    Mastiffs have large litters!

    Because the English Mastiff is so large, they consequently have large litters. A typical litter produces approximately 10-12 puppies, and that’s a lot! The Mastiff breed is the only dog breed that has ever produced the highest number of puppies in a single litter. This record goes to an English Mastiff in England who gave birth to 24 puppies, of which 20 survived past the first week!

    Their care can be costly.

    As with most large dogs, it will be more expensive to take care of them. They eat a lot! No really, they eat 6 to 8 cups of dry food a day. Because they need to be fed the best and highest quality of food, that can really add up. You also have to factor in their vet bills, toys, etc. Taking proper care of them requires proper financial planning; however, they are worth every penny!

     

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  • 5 Ways to Manage Your Fluffy Corgi‚Äôs Fur

    Are you an owner of one or more Corgi puppies?

    Then you already know that they are well-known shedders and there’s no getting around that fact! There are, however, ways that you can manage their fur. We have some tips for you. Take a look!

    • Buy a Furminator!

    This is an essentially needed item, and no substitutes will do. This is a tool that every owner of Corgi puppies should have. Slowly introduce it to your pup over time and then start using it on a weekly basis, during shedding season. On the off-shedding season, you can use it every 3 to 4 weeks.

    • Use a Greyhound Comb

    During the off-shedding season, use a greyhound comb in conjunction with the Furminator. It’s perfect for brushing out the fine hairs stuck under your pup’s fur.

    • Use Quality Shampoos and Conditioners

    There indeed comes a time when you’ll need to bathe your Corgi puppies at home. When you do, make sure that it’s not done too often. Frequent baths will strip the natural oils from your pup’s skin and hair. Use quality and natural shampoos and conditioners to keep your pup’s hair healthy, beautiful, and soft.

    • Purchase a Vacuum Cleaner

    This is another essential item, especially if you have carpet in your home. The vacuum will be like your best and most reliable friend, so you’ll need a high-quality one. You’ll need one that can easily pick up animal hairs and not break down, so invest in one of the more expensive types that will ultimately last. Also related and significantly cheaper…get a lint brush or two!

    • Professional Groom at Least Twice A Year

    Lastly, to keep a handle on the shedding of Corgi puppies, we recommend that you take your pups to get professional grooming at least twice a year. Go during the winter and summer sheds. You’ll see noticeable differences each year when you do this.

     

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  • We Have Hybrid Puppies Here!

    Hybrid or “designer” dogs are the latest craze in the puppy industry and we applaud their varied mixes!

    They are often times a blend of the best of both doggy worlds, making for dogs with affable and desirable temperaments. Below are a few that we feature and sale right here at Petland!  

    Cavachon

    You have surely seen these beauties, but perhaps you didn’t recognize the breed by name. We are formally introducing you to this beautiful breed! Cavachon puppies are a type of mixed breed or hybrid puppies that came from a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Bichon Frise. They range from 12 to 16 inches in height and they can weigh between 10 to 20 pounds. Cavachon puppies come in a variety of coat colors, but the most common are peach and white. You’ll also see tri-colored, black and tan, and sable.

    Maltishi

    Maltishi puppies are the beautiful blended mix of the Maltese and Shih Tzu dogs. These sweet babies were originated and created to be small companions who don’t shed much and loves laps! There’s more to the eye with these little guys. Maltishi hybrid puppies are full of personality and not the kind that’s nerve-wracking. They are active, intelligent dogs with relatively quiet and laid back personalities. They love being around family and they’re quite content spending quality time with you. We will warn you that they can sometimes be a bit curious and mischievous so just be mindful!

    Walrus

    The Walrus dogs are hybrid puppies that are a cross between a Chinese Shar-Pei and a Basset Hound. His body is more of the Basset, but his skin is wrinkly and crinkly like the Shar-Pei, making him undeniably irresistible. They are technically a medium sized dog, as they range from 40 to 60 pounds. You may also see them referred to as a Ba-Shar.  Walrus puppies for sale are normally a show stopper and conversation starter, because they’re still kinda rare, so some research studies are rare and sparse, too. What we know for sure is that they are an affectionate breed who match very well with dog owners who live inactive and somewhat sedentary lifestyles.

    Mini Goldendoodle

    The Miniature Goldendoodle is crossed between a Toy, Miniature, or small Standard Poodle and a Golden Retriever. They’ve been nicknamed the Mini Groodle, which is kinda funny! The name Goldendoodle originated in the United States during the early 1990’s. Mini Goldendoodle puppies are friendly, hypoallergenic, non-shedding dogs. They are extremely intelligent, having been mixed with two smart breeds, this is expected! Mini Goldendoodle puppies are also highly trainable, affectionate, and extremely social dogs. Because of their cheerful disposition, they are trustworthy and eager to please their owners. The Mini Goldendoodle puppy will thrive in any home environment, i.e. apartments or stand alone houses, surely to be entertaining, and creating memories with your family for 10 – 14 years!

    Yorkipoo

    The Yorkipoo is a cross between the Yorkshire Terrier and a Toy or Miniature Poodle. The charming Yorkipoo stops everyone in their tracks upon first sight! They are always ready to play or entertain you. These hybrid puppies are gentle and loving dogs who can do well with children, but very young children are not recommended. That would increase the likelihood of injury if he’s improperly handled.  A Yorkipoo makes for an excellent companion for the elderly, as well.

     

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  • Precious Purebred Puppies at Petland

    If you’re in the market for small purebred puppies, you’re in luck!

    Right here at Petland, we’ve got tons from which you can choose. Here are just a few that we regularly have and absolutely love!

    Bichon Frise

    You see those little snowballs and you just want to pick one up and let them melt in your arms and heart. The official AKC standard description of the Bichon Frise is perfectly put. They call them “a white powder puff of a dog whose merry temperament is evidenced by his plumed tail carried jauntily over the back and his dark-eyed inquisitive expression.” We couldn’t agree more. Our available Bichon purebred puppies for sale have little puffs of personality.

    Boston Terrier

    Boston Terrier puppies are intelligent dogs and they learn quickly and are treat motivated. This breed is suitable for kids, because they are known to be playful, delicate, and affectionate. No doggy odor with Boston Terrier puppies exists, so they can be bathed every few months! They require daily exercise, of which a long walk would suffice.

    Shih Tzu

    The Shih Tzu is an energetic, lively, lapdog, favored by Chinese royalty during the Ming dynasty. Today’s Shih Tzu puppies for sale are still revered as lovely companions, except their lives are lived amongst commoners! For at least 2,000 years, these purebred puppies have been bred as a companion and referred to as the little “lion dog.” They are happy and outgoing and make for a great addition to families. Our Shih Tzu puppies for sale are praised and prize possessions!

    Chihuahua

    You know these favored purse pets! They are Chihuahuas weighing no more than 6 pounds, in the show world. Outside of the show dog world, Chihuahuas often grow as big as 12 pounds. Sure they’re lap dogs because of their size, but don’t let their little legs fool ya. They’re active and require a daily walk, albeit a rather short one! Chihuahuas need lots of human attention and interaction, thus they love to be petted and touched. Come check out our cute Chihuahua puppies for sale today!

    Dachshund

    The Dachshund, affectionately known as the Doxie and visually known as the hotdog dog, is an energetic dog breed, with lots of big personality. They are known to be barkers – beware!  Dachshund purebred puppies for sale are intensely stubborn and protective, but lovable. They are very social animals and love their family, wanting to be around them at all times. Their personality is the only thing big on them, however!

     

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  • Petland Has Your Pet Needs Covered

    Searching for puppies on sale doesn’t have to be a daunting or arduous task when you choose either of our Petland locations.

    Both stores located in Kennesaw and in the Mall of Georgia are here for you! We specialize in matching the right pet with the right person and meeting the needs of both. Whether you’re interested in taking home small puppies on sale or larger than life puppies, we can help you.

    To assist you on your quest to purchase puppies on sale at one of our stores, we have knowledgeable and caring pet counselors on-site. They can help you find what you’re looking for and maybe a few things we aren’t aware of, especially if you’re a new pet owner! When you purchase one of our puppies on sale, you’ll leave with peace of mind that we’ll be providing to you in two areas.

    Born with Care and Humanely

    Firstly, your new furry family member was born and raised with care. We only get our puppies from responsible and reputable breeders and puppy mills are a no-go for us. With one visit to our store, you’ll see that our puppies are housed in comfortable and well ventilated areas and are properly loved!

    Healthy Puppies

    Secondly, you can rest assured that when one of our puppies on sale goes home to their new families, they will have all of the following:

    • Puppies will have up-to-date with vaccinations, deworming, and preventative medications
    • Puppies will have certified veterinarian checks
    • New pet owners will receive discounts with future vet care including: a free initial vet visit, free fecal float and medications (if necessary at the initial exam), and discounted vaccinations for the life of the puppy

    As you can see, we offer a lot with each of our puppies on sale. If a puppy wasn’t in your immediate budget but you’re committed to purchasing one, ask one of our staff members about our puppy financing. You can go home with the puppy of your choice today!

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  • Bark To Me Please!

    If you’re a new owner of small puppies, then your world has changed, and for the better we add!

     

    Dogs have a way of enriching our lives in so many ways. Sometimes we just don’t know how, but they do. Now that you’re a pet owner, you’ve probably cuddled with and talked to your dogs countless times. Your small puppies have responded, but you aren’t quite sure what they’ve said. Dogs communicate their thoughts all of the time, to humans and other dogs. It’s just done in their own language. How? Read on to learn!

    Doggie Body Language

    Whether they’re small puppies are large adult dogs, they all communicate with their bodies. Here are some typical signs they use:

    • With their ears: Dogs with their ears raised are either relaxed or listening. Dogs with their ears back may be afraid or signaling submission.
    • With their eyes: Their eyes will brighten when looking at something they consider to be friendly. If you notice dilated pupils and the whites in their eyes, this means they’re afraid.
    • With their faces: To show confusion or determination, they will wrinkle or straighten their foreheads.
    • With their lips, teeth, and tongues: You’ll know that your small puppies want to play if they pull their lips back, showing their teeth (like a smile), and sometimes with a hanging tongue. Keep in mind, this is only done with humans, not other dogs.
    • With their tails: A study was conducted that if your dog wags his tail more to the right, then it’s a sign of positive feelings. If it wags more to the left, there are negative feelings.

    Dog-to-Dog Communication

    Dogs know how to “speak” and physically convey their feelings to other dogs, by doing the following:

    • They bite: This is a sign of playing! It’s sometimes accompanied with slight growls and those are playful in nature, too.
    • They bow: This is a telltale sign meaning “let’s play!” It can also mean, however, “I’m sorry I was so rough, but let’s keep playing please.”
    • They paw slap: This is like a human patting you on the back. For dogs, it’s a signal that the dog trusts the other dog playing partner.
    • They rear their hind legs: A sign of affection is displayed when dogs rear up on their hind legs. It will look like your small puppies are dancing!

    Barking Dogs

    Not all dogs are big barkers, but when they do it means that they’re talking and their barks can mean a myriad of things. The pitch and volume will increase with the dog’s emotional levels.

    A study conducted by Hungarian researchers tested 6,000 different barks from 14 Hungarian sheepdogs using special software. The results concluded that 43% of the time the software correctly identified what the dog was trying to communicate.

    Proper and consistent training will help your small puppies and you understand each other. It’s such a joyful thing when it’s achieved!

     

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  • 5 American Dog Breeds

    There are some commonly known American puppies, like Boston Terriers and the Chesapeake Bay Retriever. There are more and we’re talking about them today!

    The Chinook

    Definitely one of the rarest American puppies, they were recognized by the AKC in 2010! There’s a record of only 600 of them alive in the world today. These American puppies are so rare that the Guinness Book of World Records awarded them the rarest dog three times since 1965. At one time only 125 Chinooks existed. Developed in the 1900’s, they are great with children and consider to be intelligent and calm canines.

    The American Eskimo

    These American puppies are either all white or white and biscuit colored and they’re members of the spitz dog family. Despite its name, however, they have absolutely no traces to the Eskimo culture. They were developed in the United States and used to travel in circuses during the latter part of the 19th century. Sometimes being confused with the Samoyed, these fluffy fellows have a thick double coat, distinctly pointy ears, and a curly tail, coming in 3 different sizes. They are a really new breed, only being recognized by the American  Kennel Club in 1994.

    The Plott

    Named after a German immigrant family that moved to America, this brindle colored hound dog is currently the official state dog of North Carolina. These American puppies held the job of bringing bears and boars to bays and trees. They clearly are courageous canines! They too, like the American Eskimo, are a new breed, only being recognized by the AKC in 2006.

    The American Leopard Hound

    Unlike the other American puppies we’ve highlighted today, the American Leopard Hound hasn’t been recognized by the AKC. They are, however, considered to be one of the oldest tree dog breeds. They have been traced back to dogs brought to the New World by Spanish conquistadors. They are highly intelligent, possessing extremely strong tracking sensibilities. They can track all types of prey to include bears, raccoons, cougars, squirrels, and bobcats for miles. They are considered to be laid-back and somewhat standoffish.

    The Treeing Tennessee Brindle

    The Treeing Tennessee Brindle, also known as the Cur, was founded in the 1960’s by Rev. Earl Phillips.  These high-energy American puppies have evolved from treeing dogs primarily from the Appalachian and Ozark Mountain regions. Their treeing abilities are unmatched, as they were bred to do it for hours! The Treeing Tennessee Brindle is still relatively rare and has been recorded in the AKC’s Foundation Stock Service since 1995.

     

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  • What Are Hybrid Dogs

    A hybrid dog is also known as a mixed breed dog.

    Hybrid puppies are available in all shapes, sizes, and colors. They may have short curly hair or long and silky locs. Maybe they will have long and pointy noses or short and stubby snouts. As we mentioned, there are so many options when it comes to hybrid puppies. What makes them so attractive is that they are designed to meet various pet owners’ needs! At Petland, we have many designer or hybrid puppies for sale!

    History

    There actually used to be a time when most “mutt” dogs that roamed pretty much looked the same. More often than not, the only things separating them was their age and their names! Other than that, they were brown, short coated, medium sized dogs.

    Today

    Even today in some countries where humans haven’t imprinted the canine population with breeding hybrid puppies, many of the dogs still bear the aforementioned physical characteristics. Say for instance hybrid puppies in countries located in Australia and South America, have longer coats than others, but they generally have their historical traits.

    Why Are Hybrid Puppies Popular Choices?

    One of the main reasons that people choose to purchase hybrid puppies is because they are generally considered to be healthier than purebred dogs. They draw from broader gene pools, thus producing hybrid puppies and reducing inbreeding, which causes genetic health issues.

    Of course, we know that you can’t assume that because you’ve purchased hybrid puppies that they won’t have any health problems. As with any breed, there are issues that are commonly associated with them. Having a fresh bloodline makes very little difference if the parents aren’t healthy and this is important for you to know.

     

    All of our hybrid puppies for sale come from reputable and responsible breeders and you can always ensure that your puppies are happy and healthy! We are always available to field your questions and help with your hybrid puppy choice!

     

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  • The Great German Shepherd

    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.

    Strong heart

    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.

     

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