May 20, 2019

Border Collie Personality & Children And Other Pets

Personality Quite simply, the Border Collie is a dynamo. His personality is characteristically alert, energetic, hardworking, and smart. He learns quickly — so quickly that it’s sometimes difficult to keep him challenged. This breed likes to be busy. In fact, he must be busy or he becomes bored, which leads to annoying behavior, such as barking, digging, or chasing cars. He’s not a dog to lie quietly on the front porch while you sip a glass of lemonade; he thrives on activity. Remember, he was bred to run and work all day herding sheep. The Border Collie is also renowned for being highly […]
May 20, 2019

Health & Care of Border Collie’s

Health Border Collies are generally healthy, but like all breeds, they’re prone to certain health conditions. Not all Border Collies will get any or all of these diseases, but it’s important to be aware of them if you’re considering this breed. If you’re buying a puppy, find a good breeder who will show you health clearances for both your puppy’s parents. Health clearances prove that a dog has been tested for and cleared of a particular condition. In Border Collies, you should expect to see health clearances from the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) for hip dysplasia (with a score of fair or better), […]
April 23, 2019

How to Care for a Yorkshire Terrier

Tiny and frankly adorable, a Yorkshire terrier can steal your heart. His size makes him eminently portable, so he can accompany you in all sorts of situations. Caring for the Yorkshire terrier involves not only the proper amount of food and exercise, but understanding the temperament of these petite pooches. Originally bred as vermin killers, underneath that froufrou exterior — complete with hair bows — they’re tough little dogs.   The Yorkshire Terrier Yorkies are tiny — weighing approximately 7 pounds at maturity — but they’re true terriers. “Feisty” might sound like a cliche, but it’s an apt description of the typical Yorkie temperament. […]

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