The history of the “American Gentleman” (as this breed of dog is nicknamed) can be traced to the United States of America. And its creation dates as far back as over a century ago. Known to be once upon a pit fighting breed of dog, the Boston Terrier has risen and evolved to be one of the calmest and gentle breeds of dogs out there. Contact us today about our available Boston Terrier puppies for sale near Hollywood, Florida.
The Boston Terrier is a gentle, loving, playful, and affectionate dog, and it can be the best companion for you and your kids.
Although it can get overly sensitive, persistent, and stubborn, these are traits that can be curbed through consistent training.
Unlike other breeds of dog, training a Boston Terrier is not a big deal. And although it is a dog that loves to be indoors most of the time, it loves taking a walk and playing around the house too.
Going farther than the premise is not something you want to do with your Boston Terrier, as it is susceptible to both chilly and hot weather.
Also training your Boston Terrier would require you to give it instructions, albeit in a calm voice that doesn’t spike its sensitivity.
Besides, this breed of dog has a tendency to drool and snore loudly.
This breed of dog is a sturdy dog that comes under three different weight sizes; under 15 (pounds), between 15-20 (pounds), and between 20-25 (pounds), and you can find them about 12-17 inches tall.
The Boston Terrier comes in three colors of smooth minimal-shedding coats, namely brindle, seal, and black, with a slash of white color on the muzzle, face, and chest.
Since it is a low shedding breed, the Boston Terrier needs to be bathed regularly (the face should be washed daily) and brushed once a week. While at it, don’t forget to trim its nails monthly, brush its teeth daily, and check the ears and eyes for sores, irritations, or infections.
This breed of dog has the tendency to get overweight, hence you need to monitor its diet. The standard diet for a Boston Terrier is a daily serving of 0.5 to 1.5 cups of quality dry dog meal which you have to ration into 2 meals.
Corneal ulcers, respiratory problems, cataracts, deafness, patellar luxation, heart murmurs, and Megaesophagus are some of the common illnesses suffered by the Boston Terrier breed.
The average Boston Terrier lives as long as 15 years
The history of the Maltese is uncertain, as there are different stories and speculations about its origin.
While some people opine that this royal and prestigious breed is from Asia, others say it is from the Isle of Malta, while some say it is from Italy.
Regardless of where it is from, the Maltese have been around as far back as the 15th century, and it is known as one of the ancient toy breeds of dogs.
The Maltese breed is a well-known and famous breed, as it was well acquainted with the high and mighty such as Aristotle, Queen Elizabeth I, Sir Joshua Reynolds, and Queen Victoria.
And these acquaintances are no surprise as this breed screams nobility, beauty, pride, and grace, and not to mention that it was said to be a healing dog to had the ability to heal sick people back in those days.
Although this breed of dog is petite, proud, and gentle, don’t be deceived. The Maltese breed is a fearless, fierce, and agile dog that loves to play with everything and everyone. The average Maltese breed is so sweet, obedient, and trusting; hence, they find it easy to find their ways into people’s hearts easily.
In as much as the Maltese breed is easy to train, you need to enroll it in a puppy class immediately after you get it, and don’t hesitate to take it for long walks and strolls.
The average Maltese weighs four pounds initially and grows to a minimum of 8 pounds as an adult, and an average of 10 inches tall for the male, and 9 inches tall for the female.
Beautiful, straight, long, whitish, soft, silky, and smooth are words to describe the coat of the Maltese breed. Though it is a low shedder, you need to detangle first, and then brush out the coat every day to avoid matting.
And because of its pure white coat color, the Maltese breed gets dirty very quickly, most especially on the face as a result of tears stains, hence you need to wash your Maltese as often as possible. Daily cleaning of the eyes with warm water is important to reduce tear stains.
Besides, the nails need to be trimmed and clipped once a month, and teeth brushed thrice a week. Don’t forget to check the ears for sores and irritations too.
Unlike the other dog breeds, it is essential that you don’t feed your Maltese with a plastic plate. You should get either a ceramic or stainless steel plate for your Maltese, and also train it to drink water from a water bottle.
As the Maltese can be a picky eater, the average feed requirement for a Maltese is half a cup or one-quarter of high-quality dry dog feed, which you split into two meals.
Although the Maltese breed is generally a healthy breed of dogs, it is inevitable for it not to suffer from some health challenges that it suffers from: challenges such as hypoglycemia, Portosystemic liver shunt, collapsed trachea, white dog shaker syndrome, and progressive retinal atrophy.
The average Maltese can live as long as 15 years
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The history of the German Shepherd breed also known as the Alsatian Wolf Dog dates back to the year 1899 in Germany.
This breed of dog was founded by an ex-cavalry captain named Max von Stephanitz who believed that dogs could do better than guarding flocks and that dogs could be used to work as patrol dogs, guard dogs, narcotics dogs, etc., too.
And that was how the German Shepherd breed was founded.
This breed of dog is smart, sensitive, intelligent, active, strong, and agile, hence the reason why it is used as a working dog. And although it is a great companion, the German Shepherd is not one to make friends quickly, as it takes time to watch and get familiar with a person.
And when it does, it becomes the most loyal and friendly dog anyone can ever know.
As earlier stated that the German Shepherd is a working dog, hence it needs to be trained more than the other breeds of dog, most especially if you are buying it as a protector or watchdog.
To train your German Shepherd, you have to register it in a puppy class, then take it through both physical (jogging, walking, and running) and mental exercises. The German Shepherd loves to chew also, you can get it chewable toys to train its teeth with.
The weight and height of the average German Shepherd are 90 pounds and 2 feet respectively. The German Shepherd breed features a double coat of different colors ranging from black and silver, black and red, black, black and tan, black and cream, blue, sable, and gray.
The German Shepherd breed sheds a whole lot!! Hence you need to brush its coat regularly. Bathing is required only when necessary, so as not to rid the coat of its oily texture. Brushing of teeth is required regularly with the aid of a soft toothbrush.
Trimming of nails is necessary once in a month and a thorough checkup of the ears is also necessary to be on the lookout for sores and infections.
Based on its type of breed and agility, your German Shepherd is a heavy eater and should be fed more than other breeds. But you need to be careful not to overfeed your German Shepherd either, so to be on the safe side, it is better to consult your vet doctor to know just the perfect size of dog feed that you can feed your German Shepherd.
On the average, German Shepherds are healthy dogs but they suffer from some of the following health problems; Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency, allergies, degenerative myelopathy, elbow dysplasia, hip dysplasia, and gastric dilatation-volvulus.
If properly taken care of, the average German Shepherd can live as long as 14 years old.
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Although the Cavaliers have been in existence as far back as the 16th century, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed is a recent breed that is barely a century old. And as the name suggests, the origin of this breed can be traced to England, as this breed wined and dined with English royalty such as King Charles II and Queen Mary.
Not a good watchdog because of its playful nature, this breed of dog is all out to play with you and accompany you anywhere and everywhere. And although loves to be spoiled and dotted on, it is very sporty and agile and can serve as a hunting dog if it is trained to be one.
Training this breed requires that you engage it in athletic training such as jogging, running, playing fetch, and hiking.
A member of the toy breed, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed is petite as it weighs an average of 18 pounds, and is about 13 inches tall on the shoulder.
Featuring silky and wavy medium-length coat, this breed comes in four colors; tricolor, ruby, black and tan, and Blenheim, this breed is a medium shredder, and you might have to brush twice or thrice a week.
Bathing is only when necessary, brushing of teeth should be done twice a week, and trimming of nails once in a month.
The recommended feed size for this breed is 1 cup of dry dog feed split into two meals.
This breed of dog suffers from hip dysplasia, dry eyes, mitral valve disease, and patellar luxation.
A Cavalier King Charles Spaniel can live as long as 15 years.
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Also known as the “little lion’’, the Shih Tzu breed originates from China. This breed is known as one of the oldest breeds of dog to ever exist on earth, as their history and existence can be dated as far back as 8,000BC.
Don’t let the alias fool you, this breed is as gentle, loving, and compassionate as they come, yet active, agile, alert, and lively. They are your best bet if you want a pet that you can cuddle with and move around the house with.
Training a Shih Tzu breed doesn’t require much, just register it in a puppy class and take it for short walks.
The Shih Tzu breed weighs an average of 14 pounds and is 10 inches tall (shoulder height). The coat of this breed is long, beautiful, and silky, and can be found in black and white, red and white, gray and white, and black colors.
The coat of a Shih Tzu breed mats easily, hence it requires daily brushing. Nails need to be trimmed monthly, teeth to be brushed twice in a week.
Bathing regularly is not necessary but the face needs to be cleaned daily, most especially after meals.
Half a cup or a full cup of dry dog feed is enough to feed your Shih Tzu, but make sure it is rationed into two meals.
The Shih Tzu breed suffers from canine hip dysplasia, juvenile renal dysplasia, patellar luxation, eye disorders, and umbilical hernia amongst others.
The Lifespan of an average Shih Tzu breed is 15 to 16 years.
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The origin and history of this breed are a bit sketchy as some say Germany while some say France, but history shows that they were recorded to be found in England in the 1300s during the times of King Edward II.
Temperament and Training
Known and bred as mini-hounds, Beagles are agile, independent, sensitive, can be stubborn and naughty, yet sweet, friendly, and gentle.
Your Beagle is not one to stay in a place for a very long time, as he is quick to pick up scents and would love nothing else than to follow the trail of the scent.
This is why it is important to train your Beagle very well in obedience. One way to achieve that is by enrolling it in a puppy class for obedience and also take it for leisure walks around.
Appearance and Grooming
Beagles come in two sizes; the 13 inches and the 15 inches, and weighs an average of 23 to 25 pounds.
The coat of a Beagle is densely smooth and doubled, and they shed a lot but you don’t need to brush all the time as their coat is not long enough to cause a lot of worries. They are naturally neat dogs, hence you don’t need to bathe them frequently.
Ear checks should be done regularly because of their droopy ear nature for sore and infections. Teeth brush twice a week, and nails should be done once in a month.
Your Beagle is required to eat half plus one-quarter of a cup of dry dog feed.
The following health issues are what a Beagle breed is susceptible to; glaucoma, cherry eye, hip dysplasia, epilepsy, distichiasis, Chinese Beagle syndrome, hypothyroidism, and progressive retinal atrophy.
The average lifespan of a Beagle breed is 15 years.
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Also known as the Min Pin or Zwergpinsher, this breed of dog hails from Germany and is known as one of the oldest breeds of dogs. This breed’s existence goes as far as 200 years ago when it was originally made to hunt rats around the house.
This breed of dog is extremely energetic and active, yet intelligent and sensitive as nothing passes by it without attracting its attention. The Min Pin loves to play around, as you can find it moving from one part of the yard to another.
Although it is your perfect watchdog, you need to place it under close supervision and also train it to not overstep its boundaries in and around the house.
Training your Min Pin requires that you are agile too, as your dog has a lot of energy to expel. This means that you need to take it out on walks frequently and also register it in a puppy class.
The average Min Pin weighs 10 pounds and is 11 to 12 inches tall (shoulder height). The coat of a Min Pin is sleek, beautiful, and short, and comes in black/rust, red, and chocolate/rust colors.
Min Pin is a low shedder, hence you don’t need to brush it every day. Regular bathing is not necessary either, but you can clean its coat once a week to keep it shiny and oily. Trim the nails monthly, brush the teeth twice a week, and don’t forget to check and clean the ears/eyes for sores and infections.
A cup of dry dog feed which is split into two meals is good for your Min Pin daily.
Min Pins don’t get sick regularly but they are susceptible to some health problems such as epilepsy, leg-calve-Perthes disease, patellar luxation, and hypothyroidism.
A Min Pin can live as long as 15 years.
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The history of this breed stems from the Mediterranean where it was said to have belonged to the Barbichon family.
And from there, the story of how the Bichon got to Europe is still a point of argument but according to documented information, the Bichon got into Europe around the 15th to 16th century and became the favorites of royalties like King Henry III and King Francis I.
Just like a little doll, the Bichon Frise looks so adorable, cute, charming, and wants to be dotted on, and it could get destructive if it doesn’t get the desired attention it wants.
Asides this, the Bichon Frise is a nice pet dog, and is easily trained by enrolment into a puppy class and frequents short walks around.
Bichon Frise is a petite breed of dog, hence its average weight and shoulder heights are 10 pounds and 10 inches respectively.
This breed features a white, double-layered, and puffy coat that doesn’t shed but needs to be groomed and brushed regardless to avoid matting.
Also, your Bichon Frise requires that it be bathed at least twice a week due to its white-colored coating.
Bathing, nail trimming, haircut, teeth brushing, and general inspection is to be carried out as often as possible too.
Your Bichon Frise is not a large dog, hence half a cup of dry dog feed is enough to get it settled daily. The half-cup must be split into two meals.
The Bichon Frise breed is susceptible to juvenile cataract, hip dysplasia, bladder problems, allergies, and patellar luxation.
An average Bichon Frise lives up to 15 years.
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The history of this breed can be traced to the 14th century in Southern Germany, and it was originally bred to be a drover, herder, and a vermin catcher, but it later became a working dog used as a police dog and watchdog.
As a watchdog, this breed of dog barks a lot whenever it senses an external intrusion, and this can be attributed to its protective and sensitive nature.
Also, the Schnauzer is obedient, fearless, and intelligent, the perfect breed to serve as a watchdog and a pet.
Training your Schnauzer requires quality exercises and training such as long walks, running, swimming, and mountain hiking.
The Schnauzer breed comes in three sizes; the mini, giant, and standard. The mini weighs an average of 14 pounds and is 13 inches tall (shoulder height). The standard weighs an average of 40 pounds and is 18 inches tall (shoulder height), while the giant weighs an average of 80 pounds and is 25 inches tall (shoulder height).
The Schnauzer breed features a double coat that comes in black and silver, salt and pepper, black, and brown colors. This coat sheds less, hence you don’t need to brush or shave regularly.
Teeth must be brushed twice a week and nails done twice to thrice a month.
Each size of the Schnauzer breed feeds differently. The mini feeds on 1 cup of dry dog feed split into two meals. The standard feeds on at least 2 cups of dry dog feed daily, while the giant can do at least 3 to 5 cups of dry dog feed daily.
The common health issues that your Schnauzer can suffer from are Gastric Torsion, Von Willebrand’s disease, hip dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy, and follicular dermatitis.
The lifespans of all the sizes are as follows; mini (14 years), standard (16 years), and giant (18 years).
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Bred by Karl Friedrich Louis in the 1880s, the history of this breed of dog can be traced to Germany. The invention of this breed arose from a need for the inventor to find the proper watchdog and protector for his tax collection job.
Always at alert, this breed of dog is vigilant, powerful, loving, devoted, sleek, and intelligent. On the other hand, it can get destructive and overly stubborn, hence the reason why you need to start training your Doberman Pinscher as soon as you get your dog.
Training your Doberman Pinscher requires that you enroll it in a class, take it hiking, running, and on long walks.
Weighs an average of 70 pounds and is at an average shoulder height of 25 inches tall, and you can say that it is quite muscular and fierce-looking.
The Doberman Pinscher rocks a coat that comes in different colors, fawn and rust, blue, black, black and rust, blue and rust, and red amongst others. This breed is a heavy shedder, and this requires that it is brushed regularly.
Regular bathing is not required, but the nails need to be clipped once a month, ears cleaned with oil and cotton buds, and teeth brushed twice a week.
Due to its energetic and agile nature, the Doberman Pinscher needs to be fed at least 4 cups of dry dog feed split into two meals.
This breed is susceptible to suffer from Dilated cardiomyopathy, color mutant alopecia, narcolepsy, Wobbler’s syndrome, and bloating.
The average lifespan of a Doberman Pinscher is 15 years.
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This breed of dog is not an actual independent breed, but a crossbreed between the Golden Retrievers breed and the Poodles. The inception of this cross-breeding can be traced to the 1990s in both North America and Australia
Not your average watchdog, the Mini Goldendoodle is a friendly, social, intelligent, playful, and affectionate dog, but not one to bark or get jumpy at the sight of guests or intruders.
The Mini Goldendoodle is easy to train as it requires an enrolment into a puppy class, swimming classes, playing fetch, and long walks.
The average Mini Goldendoodle weighs 25 pounds and is 16 inches tall (shoulder height). The coat of the Mini Goldendoodle comes in different colors such as champagne, white, silver, cream, black, golden, brown, and merle.
The Mini Goldendoodle is a low shedder, and the coat needs to be brushed at least once a week. Bathing is required only when necessary, nail clipping once a week, and teeth brushing at least twice a week.
The required amount of food that your Mini Goldendoodle needs is 2 cups of dry dog feed daily, split into two meals.
If you own a Mini Goldendoodle already or you are planning to get one, you need to be on the lookout for the following health issues, diabetes mellitus, dystocia, perianal fistula, ocular disease, and glaucoma.
The average Mini Goldendoodle can live as long as 15 years.
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The origin of the French Bulldog breed is split between England and France, as this breed is a crossbreed of the Toy Bulldogs of England and the local tatters of France.
This crossbreeding dates as far back as the 1800s.
Although the French Bulldog can be stubborn and aggressive, it can also be charming, patient, sweet, loyal, and friendly.
This breed is not one that barks regularly, but it barks aggressively when it notices an unfamiliar figure around.
The sure way to train your French Bulldog is to enroll it in a puppy class and also take it for short walks around.
The average French Bulldog weighs 25 pounds and is 10 inches tall (shoulder height). This breed rocks a fine and smooth coat that you can find in different colors such as fawn, pied, brindle, and cream.
The French Bulldog is a little to no shedder, and this means that you don’t need a regular brushing of the coat. Nails should be clipped regularly, ears cleaned with a cotton pad, and teeth brushed at least twice a week.
1 and a half cups of dry dog feed is enough for your French Bulldog daily. This ration must be split into two meals.
The French Bulldog is susceptible to patellar luxation, spinal malformations, intervertebral disc disease, and brachycephalic airway syndrome.
The average lifespan of a French Bulldog is 12 years.
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This breed is a hybrid dog that was created from a fusion of the Poodle and Golden Retrievers. This breed of dog was created in America in the 1990s, to help virtually-impaired senior citizens who were allergic to dogs and their heavy shedding.
This breed of dog is beautiful to behold, attractive, fun, playful, energetic, and smart, this breed of dog is perfect as a pet.
The Goldendoodle is easy to train, as you can engage in every outdoor exercise you know; hiking, running, walking, jogging, etc.
The average Goldendoodle weighs 80 pounds and is at least 1 foot tall (shoulder height). And it features a curly, low shedding coat that comes in cream, red, copper, merle, apricot, black, golden, and white colors.
Grooming the Goldendoodle requires that you brush its coat biweekly, bathe when necessary, clip nails once a month, and brush the teeth twice a week.
This breed is required to feed on 2 cups of dry dog feed in the morning and another 2 cups in the night, that makes 4 cups a day.
This breed is liable to suffer from any of these health issues that are associated with its parent breeds; hip dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy, and Von Willebrand’s disease.
The average Goldendoodle can last up to 15 years.
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Of all the breeds of dogs available, this breed is the smallest. The Origin of this breed can be traced back to the 1800s, during the migration of some Scottish weavers from Scotland to England
Looking beyond its smallish and petite stature, this tomboy dog is on the fierce, bossy, and stubborn side. What it lacks in size, it makes up for in mischief, confidence, and carriage.
But asides the aloofness and mischievous nature, the Yorkshire Terrier is loyal, compassionate, royal, and elegant.
To train this breed, you have to be mentally and physically ready to go all the way, as you have to physically and mentally engage your Yorkie regularly.
The Yorkshire Terrier weighs an average of 5 pounds and is at least 8 inches tall (shoulder height).
This breed rocks a silky and flowing coat that rivals that of any female. Yes, its coat is as silky, smooth, and long as that of the female human hair.
And what this means for the owner is daily brushing and detangling of the coat. Not to forget the regular teeth brushing, nail clipping, and body checks.
Your Yorkshire Terrier can easily get obese. Therefore, half a cup of dry dog feed is required daily. This meal will be split into two meals.
This breed stays healthy for a long time, but can also be susceptible to some health problems such as portosystemic shunt, renal failure, and hypothyroidism.
The average Yorkshire lives as long as 15 years.
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