What is a German Shepherd? The answer from the genomic data

If you were to ask the average person how to classify a German shepherd in terms of dog breed taxonomy, most would say it’s guard dog, putting it somewhere with the Rottweiler and the boxer. Others might think it’s a … Continue reading

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Scenes from Summer

I don’t post a lot of random personal content on the blog these days, and usually reserve that for Instagram. But today, I just sort of felt like it. Here are some scenes from our summer so far. We’re trying … Continue reading

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Freedom from Fleas on our Nursing Home Visits #PetArmor #PetParentApproved

This post is sponsored by Mirum, but opinions expressed are my own. Summer has definitely arrived in Texas–and that means high temperatures (114 degree heat index, seriously?) and…you… [[ This is a summary only. Click the title for the full … Continue reading

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10 Plants to Remove from Your Dog’s Yard

I have to admit that I love sago palms. I love the look of them and the tropical feel they give a yard. But we don’t have a sago palm — and we’ll never have a sago palm —… [[ … Continue reading

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Live PD Shows Dog Rescue from Icy Pond

It’s that time of year again. Please keep close track of your dog if you live near water which may not be completely frozen. Kudos to the first responders in Franklin County (Columbus), Ohio for rescuing this dog, and to … Continue reading

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My 15 Favorite Items From Trader Joe’s

So full disclosure, I wrote a post almost identical to this a little over a year ago, which some of you may remember. But I thought I’d share an updated version, since although most of my favorite items from my … Continue reading

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Get Working Dogs From Shelters – Not From European Breeders!

Photo by Universal K9 Why does the United States military – and various police departments around the country – continue to spend tens of thousands of dollars per dog to buy potential working dogs from Eastern Europe? Not long ago … Continue reading

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Curious About Fresh Dog Food from The Farmer’s Dog?

This post is sponsored by The Farmer’s Dog. All statements and opinions are entirely our own. With the start of the new year, I’ve been taking a look at our grocery shopping and meal… [[ This is a summary only. … Continue reading

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Removing Ticks From Dogs

Removing ticks from your dog should be a priority as soon as you notice even one tick appearing on your dog’s skin. Many ticks can carry serious diseases like Lyme’s Disease. The types of environments where ticks are usually found … Continue reading

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As someone who raised a low content wolfdog from a…

As someone who raised a low content wolfdog from a poor backyard breeder, I know the challenges of pups like that. My Shiva was sold to me (then 18) as being mostly wolf. 8 years later I had her DNA … Continue reading

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