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Poodle Dog Breed Information

The term “poodle” refers to a number of breeds of various sizes, from toy to miniature to large (standard), characterized by thick, fluffy fur and pointy snouts. Originally bred as hunting dogs in Germany, their name comes from a word meaning “splash,” owing to their willingness to retrieve game from the water. These dogs are…

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Yorkshire Terrier Breed Information

Yorkshire Terriers have an average life span of 12 to 16 years. This breed is susceptible to various congenital and hereditary conditions such as tracheal collapse and portosystemic shunts. There is no way to know for certain if your Yorkie will suffer from any of these illnesses, but the possibility is always there. Every dog…

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German Shepherd Breed Information

German Shepherds are amazing dogs, right? All that loyalty and intelligence…what’s not to love? Well, we can think of one thing… The health problems German Shepherds are prone to. These are SERIOUS medical issues that are EXPENSIVE to treat. So what’s a German Shepherd lover to do? GET PET INSURANCE! Table of Contents: Common Health…

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Cocker Spaniel Breed Information

Breed Function: Companion, spaniel field trials, bird flushing and retrieving Also known as: Cockers Life span: 10 to 11 years Average Size: 14.5 to 15.5 inches (males) and 13.5 to 14.5 inches (females) Average Weight: 24 to 28 pounds (males and females) Origin: United States (1800s) Common Health Issues Temperament Family Cancer Cataracts Corneal Dystrophy…

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French Bulldog Breed Information

French Bulldogs originated in France during the 1800s. Most people agree that they were the result of a cross between English Bulldogs and ratter dogs. However, their origin is not clear, some people claim that Frenchies were the result of the cross of a miniature version of the English Bulldog with a French Terrier, while…

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