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Breed of the Week: Chow Chow (Video)

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The Chow Chow is, by any standard, a magnificent-looking dog. He is graceful, resembles a lion, and holds himself with a dignity that is unsurpassed. In fact, he looks regal, which probably accounts for

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3 Good Reasons to Throw Away Your Retractable Leash (Video)

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As I recently told you in 10 Best Websites for Dog Lovers, and a Bonus, I’m always learning when it comes to dogs, and sometimes I’m forced to admit that I’ve been wrong. This is one of those times. In

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5 Tips for A Successful Breeding

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So, you’re planning to breed your dog. Well, I’ve been there, done that and got the t-shirt, and I can tell you that if you think it’s just a matter of putting a male and an in-season female together

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Should You Vaccinate Your Dog Against the Flu?

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Well, it hit me a couple of weeks ago. First I felt a bit tired, and then I got that feeling as though someone had thrown sand in my eyes. Pretty soon the chills started, and my throat felt a little raw,

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15 Stories that Prove that Dogs Can Be Really, Really Stupid

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Okay, you guys know that I love dogs, but sometimes, I think that dogs can be really, really, really stupid. What brought me to this conclusion? Well, I’ve seen a lot of pretty stupid behavior in my

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How to Keep a Dog When You’re on a Tight Budget

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If you’re anything like me (and I assume you are, otherwise you wouldn’t be on this site), you love dogs to distraction and can’t imagine your life without one. I had a brief dog-free period in my

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Breed of the Week: The Beagle

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The Beagle is a small, compact dog that has an incredible sense of smell. Because of his amazing nose-power, the Beagle is highly prized for his ability to track small game. In addition to his hunting

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10 Best Websites for Dog Lovers, and a Bonus

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I think I’ve mentioned before that my sister, Colleen, refers to me as the “FKIA,” which I figure stands for “Famous Know It All.” A few days ago she said to me, “Ash, do you ever consider

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Accepting the Inevitable – How to Deal with Your Dog’s Journey to the Rainbow Bridge

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A friend of mine recently said, “Ash, I love your blogs, but you’re so heavy on the death thing! I mean, come on, you’ve done Explaining Your Dog’s Death to Your Child, Is It Time to Let Go Of

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No Dogs for Seniors?

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On my last trip down to the dog park, I was greeted with the news that my friend Debbie (mom of Chuck, the overweight beagle) is going to be adding to her family. It seems that Debbie’s grandmother is

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