Purebred Breeders LLC Salutes New York City for Bill S.6774a/ A.9552a

Animal rights activists in New York are hailing the city’s newest move in its battle against organized animal fighting. The move comes in the form of a bill that outlaws the use, possession, and distribution of paraphernalia used in animal fighting. Although Purebred Breeders LLC’s focus is dogs, the team is happy to see that all exploited animals are being represented.

The Bill

Referred to as S.6774a/ A.9552a, the bill was tabled by Senator Patty Ritchie and Assembly Member John McEneny. Now on its way to the governor the bill should severely hamper training, preparation and the ill-treatment of animals since the term “paraphernalia” covers every tool geared towards the practice. Violators are looking at jail time and/or fines if caught. These include $500 and/or 90 days for first time offenders and up to $1000 in fines and/or up to one year of imprisonment going forward.

New York’s Ongoing Fight

This is yet another move in the city’s ongoing fight to eradicate the cruel process. The New York State Humane Association is currently applauding the move and both organizations believe that adding to more stringent punishment for attendance is a step in the right direction. Purebred Breeders LLC is sure the focus is now on the Governor as animal lovers wait to see the outcome.

Purebred Breeders LLC is excited about the potential this new bill has to curtail this vicious practice, once properly executed. The team is also hopeful that a similar measure will be adopted by other states and that even stricter measures will spread across the nation. Until then we can only hope that the efforts of all those who are fighting, laws already in place and sheer human decency will help to dissuade people from engaging in this horrendous act.

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Being “Ugly” is rewarding in the Canine World – Purebred Breeders

The World’s Ugliest Dog competition is creating waves in the United States because it awards the most “facially challenged” dogs for their unique countenance. Remarkably, the competition gets tougher and tougher as the years rolled by and it is quite an entertainment package for avid dog lovers. Though not something we would have ever thought of ourselves, the members of the Purebred Breeders team cannot help being intrigued by the concept, and even welcomes the competition because it allows pooches that do not fit the conventional dog show model to still shine.

Value in the Unusual

Based on Purebred Breeders readings, the first staging of this annual contest was in 1988 at the Sonoma- Marin Fair in Petaluma, California. The competition entails the judging and selecting of canine finalists based on their physical appearance. The structure of the competition developed at the start of the 21st Century to include not only pedigree dogs but also dogs of mixed breeds. In addition, a fashion show has become a significant highlight of the yearly event wherein rescued dogs are showcased with the hopes of being adopted by compassionate onlookers. This is another reason Purebred Breeders seesvalue in this unusual beauty pageant; it not only creates a unique space or platform for these dogs, it also provides an opportunity for homeless dogs to find new homes and a suitable human companion to spend the rest of their lives with.

Attractive Prizes

A pretty face does not qualify for a spot in this intense battle, however, the prizes and awards for the winners become more attractive every year. The winner at the most recent staging of the competition walked away with an awesome prize package inclusive of  a check valued at USD $1,000, a year’s supply of doggie treats, wide scale publicity, guest appearances on television and talk shows, and of course the bragging rights of being the World’s Ugliest Dog.

Recent Winners

A humble mutt named Princess Abby was crowned the winner in 2010 while Yoda, a Chinese crested face Chihuahua came out victorious in 2011. Incidentally, this year’s champion pup is known as Mugly from the same Chihuahua breed. Animal Planet Television channel is the official sponsor of the competition and they provide live broadcasts and features of the internationally-known doggy contest every year. The competition seems to be a great opportunity Purebred Breeders support this competition because we believe it motivates persons to respect all dogs.

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Purebredbreeders.com | When Breed Prejudice Goes Too Far

Most of us take the medical and therapeutic purposes of dogs for granted because when we look at them we just see pets, canine friends, or a four-legged family member. However, there is a large number of people who are unable to live without the use of a dog. Known as service, work or therapy dogs, these canine companions are trained to help their owners regain control of whatever situation is afflicting them. Now imagine you or someone else in that position being told to get rid of such a valuable helper simply because the breed has been vilified, what would you do? Purebredbreeders.com is unclear how many people face this each day, but the team has so far found two instances, though each is unique.

Meet Two Extraordinary Dogs and the Humans with Them

The first dog is Chocolate, a dog that was found near death, nursed back to health, microchipped, spayed, then taken in by a loving and resilient man. Peter “Ivory” Bowling is bound to a wheelchair, mentally handicapped as well, has an apartment, pays his rent as he should (by all accounts), and seems to be a good guy. Yet, at the time Purebredbreeders.com first read about the duo they were both homeless, unsafe on the street, and Mr. Bowling had even been cut with a razor while being robbed. Why? His landlord (who had no policy against animals in the past) refused to allow Chocolate to live there. Mr. Bowling therefore took the decision to stay on the streets to protect the dog while she is being certified as a therapy dog. The hope is that the landlord will allow her to live in the apartment when that happens.

The next dog is Snickers. Snickers is a service dog that belongs to Jim Sak and the duo have been together for years. Sak has suffered a number of medical emergencies including a stroke and needs Snickers to help him with balance, and even getting up if he falls. The trouble began when he moved to Aurelia, Iowa in order to take care of his mother-in-law. As it turns out, the town wants the dog gone, and has even taken it to court. Round one went to Sak, but it was only a preliminary hearing which allowed him to get his dog back. The town is now making yet another attempt to have the dog expelled. The puzzling thing is, federal law pretty much makes the town’s case a non-issue yet, the fight is still a reality.

Commonalities and Differences

Both dogs share one defining factor, they are believed to be pit bull mixes. This is the sole reason both struggles exist as Mr. Bowling’s landlord prejudices the breed and so does the town’s official. In fact, there is an outright town ban on the breed, something Sak was unaware of before he got there. The main difference? Federal law which supersedes the town’s fancies, state that breeding should not be an issue when permitting service dogs. Sak is legally allowed to have his pit bull wherever he chooses. Chocolate on the other hand may not be so lucky. “Service Dog” and “Therapy Dog” are not the same categorizations, so depending on the State the landlord may not be obligated to allow the dog in even after certification. While Purebredbreeders.com is saddened by this, the team finds some comfort in knowing that the pair still has options if the landlord takes that stance.

Purebredbreeders.com is attempting to find an update to Bowling and Chocolate’s saga which started last year, but the team has had no luck so far. Sak and Snickers’ legal woes are still recent, so chances are following it will be easier. The team strongly urges anyone who uses or needs a therapy or service dog to find out what the laws are concerning these dogs. We recommend that you use the following links and seek additional information from advocacy groups to see what protection and support you have:

Psychiatric Service Dog Society
Service Dog Central

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Simply Frozen Doggie Treats to Make This Summer | Purebred Breeders LLC

dog-eating-a-popsicle Purebred Breeders LLCChances are you have already thought about at least three ways to keep your dog cool this summer, but have you considered frozen treats? Even more fun, have you considered making them yourselves? Believe it or not dogs love frozen treats which makes this a great way to pamper and spend time with your pooch. Best of all, they are easy to make. Purebred Breeders LLC found a few recipes courtesy of Dogs N Paws, an information site with lots of treats and foods recipe among other things. You can visit this page for more recipes, hints and tips that are sure to make your pooch happy. As you will see, plain yogurt is a must have, so too are ice trays or cupcake papers. Note also that the original recipes use low fat or nonfat yogurt.

Recipe #1: Yogurt Pops

What you need:
32 oz. plain yogurt (1 carton)
Ice trays or cupcake papers

What you do:
Pour yogurt into the tray or cupcake papers, freeze them and then give your pooch as a fun treat.

Recipe #2: Pumpkin Pops

What you need:
1 can of pumpkin (16 oz.-do not get pie filling)
32 oz. plain yogurt (1 carton)
Ice trays or cupcake papers

What you do:
Mix the pumpkin and yogurt, pour into the trays or cupcake papers, freeze them and then give your pooch as a tasty treat.

Recipe #3: Peanut Butter Pops

What you need:
32 oz. plain yogurt (1 carton)
2 ripe bananas
6 Tbsp. peanut butter
Ice trays or cupcake papers

What to do:
Use a fork to mash the bananas or blend, and then mix this with the peanut butter followed by the yogurt. The next step is to pour the mixture into the ice trays or cupcake papers. Freeze then give it to your dog as a summer treat.

Recipe #4: Banana Pops

What you need:
32 oz. plain yogurt (1 carton)
2 ripe bananas
Ice trays or cupcake paper

What you do:
Use a fork to mash the bananas, add the yogurt, and then pour the mix into the ice trays or cupcake papers. Freeze, then give as a treat to your dog.

Do not be alarmed about these recipes, dogs are omnivores which means they can be given things apart from meat. In fact, if you read the label of the commercial food you have chosen then you are likely to see vegetables and grain. They can also be given fruits so long as you learn what dogs should never eat and avoid them. You may have to experiment a little to find tastes and flavors your pooch likes. Luckily these recipes can be played with so it is possible to make more or less if you feel the need, as well as to substitute ingredients to create new recipes of your own.

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Dogs Help Prevent Childhood Asthma | Purebred Breeders

According to a study presented during the 2012 General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, having dogs can help prevent the onset of childhood asthma. This is great news for dog-owning parents, and the fact that hypo-allergenic dogs exists means that even those with allergies are likely to enjoy this benefit. This is why Purebred Breeders has decided to take a closer look at the study.

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How it Worked

Based on Purebred Breeders’ reading, this study was carried out by University of California researchers who wanted to explore the link between dogs and a decrease in asthma development for children who live with them. The team concluded that dust microbes in houses with dogs and cats are different from those without and decided to dig deeper to see what effect the dust from dog-owned households can have on the gastrointestinal tract, immunity, and asthma.

The study was conducted using three sets of mice; two sets were injected with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection, while one was not. One of the two infected groups was also fed the dust from a home with dogs while the other was not exposed to the dust. The group exposed to the dust exhibited no symptoms of the infection and even developed a unique composition of gastrointestinal bacteria that the other group did not.

Purebred Breeders understands that RSV infection is a common condition in infants, and that it can lead to mild cases of asthma as well as severe cases. The condition is infectious, affects the airways, and increases the risk of childhood asthma if it is severe during infancy. The team will now be focusing on identifying what exactly is responsible for this result to see how or why having dogs can help prevent asthma.

Purebred Breeders is excited about such a research because it helps to strengthen the belief that dogs are good for us all around. The protection from a childhood airway infection that can lead to severe asthma (or asthma at any level for that matter) would merely be one of the many ways dogs help medically. It is also a very simple way for parents to protect their children and who would not want that?

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Purebred Breeders Advises on Ways to Go Green with Your Dog

We all want to play our part in protecting the environment, but how many of us dog-lovers have thought about including our four-legged friend in the process? Going green with your dog is easier than you think, and with summer already here you should have plenty of time to practice. Read on for some Purebred Breeders tips on how to go green with your pooch this summer and moving forward.

Purebred Breeders dog green environmentReuse plastic bags and containers

Using your recycled plastic bags to clean up after your dog is a good idea. Purebred Breeders therefore recommends that you store your plastic bags from shopping somewhere you can easily find them instead of tossing them out when you empty their contents, and use these for your doggy bags.

Additionally, large containers such as cheese tins and butter holders are great to feed your pet from, especially if your dog is small in size. Of course, always remember to wash the cans properly after each feeding session to ensure that your dog does not contract any germs.

Use the Internet

Paying your bills online will help to decrease the use of paper to print bills as well as save gas. Another option is to buy electronic newspapers or visit animal shelters and your pooch’s vet to see if either would like your old newspapers. Purebred Breeders also recommends that you see if your vet would be willing to bill you paperless.

Adopt a playmate for your pooch

This is “going green” in a sense because you reduce the carbon footprint of another dog (by not breeding) and you may possibly help a shelter run more efficiently by lightening its load. On the larger side however, you give a dog a chance at a good home and your pooch helps because he or she will be that lucky dog’s playmate. Purebred Breeders urges anyone who can comfortably accommodate another dog to consider doing so.

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Using Twitter to Find Lost Pets – Purebred Breeders

Lost-Dog-Tweet-Twitter-Purebred-BreedersTwitter has been used for many things since its inception. In fact, the social platform has led the way for innovative marketing campaigns across many industries, the partial removal of the wall that blocks prominent figures from their fan bases, and the networking of everyday people. Twitter’s ability to drive each of these along with its real time updates has even allowed it to become a lost and found bulletin board. This “feature” paid off greatly for George Brett (Baseball Hall of Famer) when his Labradoodle went missing on May 30th. Purebred Breeders finds it to be a heartwarming story.

What Happened

Charlie was noticed missing a little after midnight and Brett, still somewhat new to Twitter instantly starting capitalizing on its ability to reach people fast. Soon his followers were passing the information on, and feeds were abuzz with concerned persons focusing on Charlie’s return. Brett eventually sent word eight hours later that the dog was safely home. What is however unclear is how the dog was found, or even where he was. Purebred Breeders feels it would have been interesting to see the role the social platform played in actually returning the Labradoodle.

Twitter as a Bulletin Board

Twitter is used for this purpose every day. In fact, there are many groups for lost pets on a whole that use the platform, and everyday people raise alarm to find their pets as well. The advantage that Brett has is the possibility that his account has far more followers that the average person, but the same opportunities are afforded to everyone. Purebred Breeders just hopes that more and more pet owners will understand the power behind 140 characters and start using Twitter more should the unfortunate happen. At the very least, the support offered can help to make the ordeal easier to cope with. Plus, with more hands on deck, you never know how different the outcome might be.

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Summer Water Safety List – Purebredbreeders.com

Summer comes with a lot of things, but for most people it means more water activities than any other season. It also means the same for most dogs, which is why safety has to practiced to avoid the potential loss or injury of our four-legged friends. Please read on for Purebredbreeders.com’s list of water safety tips to keep in mind this summer:

Dog summer water safety Purebredbreeders.com reviews1. Do your homework beforehand so you know where you are more likely to experience trouble or places to steer clear of if your dog is not the best swimmer.

2. Prepare for the worst. Do you know what to do if your dog experiences complications when swimming? If the answer is “no” then Purebredbreeders.com suggests you consider this for the sake of your four-legged companion.

3. Get your dog cleared for water activities by a reputable vet before he or she gets into the water. Medical problems can make a versed swimmer less capable of handling him or herself, and dogs are no different.

4. Do not overestimate your dog’s abilities, even pros experience trouble in the water depending on the conditions. That said, supervise your dog’s activity to see if or when the pooch needs you. You also want to keep your dog in an area where you know it is safe at all times.

5. Purebredbreeders.com recommends that you pay attention to your dog so you know when he or she is exhausted, as well as monitor water intake. Keeping your dog rested and hydrated makes the pooch more alert and less susceptible to things like cramping.

6. Use floaties or other swim aids to help mature or injured dogs, as well as swimming beginners.

7. Teach your dog how to get in or out of the pool quickly. Purebredbreeders.com urges you to make sure your canine companion will respond if you call him or her, so ensure that obedience training is successful before taking your dog to the beach, or anywhere with lots of water.

8. Restrict access to water sources at home. This includes barriers around the pool, closed bathroom doors, no access to jacuzzis and no storing of water in open containers. Purebredbreeders.com would also like to warn you about allowing your dog to roam if you have neighbors who may have unsecured water sources that your pooch can fall into.

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Famous Canines: World’s Largest Eyes | Purebred Breeders

Dogs hold many titles from the honorable to the weird, Purebred Breeders sees each pooch as having his or her own merits, but some admittedly bring more laughs than others. When it comes to weird or funny accomplishments, there is probably no source in the world quite like the Guinness World Book of Records, so naturally that is where we look for those achievements that are less likely to be noted elsewhere.

Now, Purebred Breeders has seen many eye-popping records, but this one is probably the most suitable for this term. Meet Bruschi, a Texas-based Boston Terrier who currently has the world’s biggest eyes for a dog. The exact title is “dog with the largest eyes”, and Brushi’s eyeballs measured in at 28 millimeters to earn him the crown. The black and white pooch is a rescue dog whose owner says he sometimes get teased, but neither are affected by it. Purebred Breeders understands that the canine pseudo-celebrity lives a full life despite having only peripheral vision in each eye, and is described as “energetic” and “playful”. Luckily, he is also in great health otherwise.

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How He Got His Crown

Victoria Reed adopted the bug-eyed pooch back in 2009, and has since received many comments on how large his eyes are. In fact, even the dog’s vet felt the need to point this out to the her. Reed decided to go for the title as the comments grew, and the doting owner is sure her pooch would rub it in if he could only respond to criticizers.

In the meantime, Brushi is enjoying the extra attention and going about his days the way he usually does.  Naturally, a pooch with eyes over an inch big will look a little weird, but he sure is cute! Purebred Breeders salutes Brushi on his Guinness World Book of Records crown.

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Safety Tips for Combating Summer Temperatures | Purebred Breeders

Summer, for most of us, means rising temperatures and the discomfort that the heat brings. This usually prompts us to take precautions and make some desperate attempts to stay cool, so our efforts to help our dogs should be no different. In fact, dogs will need special attention during this time, so luckily there are many little things you can do to keep the heat from taking a toll on your pooch. Here are 10 things on the Purebred Breeders “List of Tips” to keep your dog cool and safe this summer:

Purebred Breeders dog summer temperature

1. Keep dogs that have difficulty breathing, as well as those that do not do well in high temperatures, out of the sun. This is the same for breeds that can quickly overheat. Air conditioning is the best option during this time.

2. Walk your dog in the periods when the sun is down. You also want to avoid playing or training in the direct sunlight.

3. Do not rely on a dog house to keep your pooch cool, as these can actually trap the heat.

4. Provide shade and plenty of fresh drinking water for dogs that need to be out in the sun.

5. Invest in a kiddies blowup pool to help your pooch stay cool.

6. Never leave your dog alone in a locked vehicle, regardless of how cool it seems. Temperatures can rise quickly and you can never foresee all delays.

7. Do not walk your dog on hot surfaces for extended periods of time, since this can cause burns to the paws.

8. Learn the signs of a heatstroke and how to react to it in order to avoid further complications and even death.

9. Some breeds will over exert themselves, and most dogs love the freedom of the outdoors, so you must know when your pooch has had enough. Purebred Breeders recommends that you keep a watchful eye and call the dog in for periodical breaks.

10. Know when a vet is needed! This is especially true in case of a heatstroke. While Purebred Breeders does not want to alarm you, a dog that does not cool down, even despite concerted efforts to bring his or her temperature down, could die. A vet’s attention is crucial.

Purebred Breeders will be covering other safety tips as we go through the summer, so be sure to check back for more. 

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Purebred Breeders LLC | What To Do If Approached by A Threatening Dog

With summer coming up, being out and about with our four-legged friend is likely to be the order of most days. This may also mean that the threat of some unwanted experiences may increase, so your overall safety should be a top priority. One thing that many people may experience at one point or another (in any season) is an encounter with a strange dog. While most cases will be uneventful and cause no alarm, it is possible to be faced with a threatening dog, so Purebred Breeders, LLC wants to know… are you prepared?

Purebred Breeders LLC threatening dogBe a Tree?

Experts recommend that you stand still and “be a tree” if you are ever approached by a threatening dog. In fact, Purebred Breeders, LLC has learned that most cases of attack occur because the victim attempted to flee or frighten away the dog. As difficult as it may be, the best approach is to stay as still as possible while doing your best to keep your pooch from becoming defensive, which could stir the other dog’s aggression.

Like all experts, Purebred Breeders, LLC recommends that you attempt to stay as far away from the dog as possible. However, if the dog approaches you, making avoidance impossible, you should never make eye contact. Try to get your pooch to heel and do not engage the other dog. The idea is to not create a reason for the approaching dog to attack. Stay as still as you can, avoid making loud noises, screaming or running away since this may arouse the dog’s hunt/prey instincts.

Purebred Breeders, LLC would like to point out that the tendency of some owners to pick up their dog to shield him or her is not always a good idea. In fact, if the dog is menacing and fixated on your pet, doing so automatically makes you a target for attack. Unfortunately, your options may be limited if both dogs start fighting. Best case scenario, where both dogs are the same size, is that you can pull them apart or get your dog loose. Where a larger dog attacks, you may not have much chance of protecting your own pet.

Some people recommend pocket-sized mace or pepper spray that can be easily accessible. They also recommend a pocket size bullhorn if possible. The bullhorn should be used with caution and should never be mixed with flailing, kicking, yelling or another other instinctual action that could incite the dog. Purebred Breeders, LLC knows that this is disheartening, but the reality is that there is not much that can be done if a dog truly decides to attack, unless you are trained to respond appropriately. This is why we strongly recommend that you do in depth research on the topic. We also recommend that you remain on the ground in a tight ball with head and neck shielded should you be attacked, this way you prevent serious (possibly life threatening injuries) even if blood is drawn.

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Purebredbreeders.com reviews – Dog Bites Costing Insurers Millions, Unfavorable Changes Expected

The number of dog bites seem to be steadily rising, or at least the number of people making insurance claims is. Last year, almost half a billion dollars was paid out to the victims of dog bites, prompting what may be a string of changes that could make it harder or even impossible to insure some pets. In fact, insurance clauses, as well as new laws in some states, are expected to be harder on dog owners and even landlords in some cases. Purebredbreeders.com Reviews is anxious to see what the overall results will be.

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$479 Million Paid

2011 saw an increase in the amount of money paid out, resulting in a total of $479 million dollars, with one insurer responsible for over $100 million of that figure for some 3800 incidences. A number of responses are expected for such a high incidence rate, including the exclusion of dogs from general home insurance policies that had once covered them. Purebredbreeders.com Reviews has also learned of possible discrimination by insurance companies who may choose to refuse coverage of “vicious dogs”.

As it is, some places excuse owners from their dog’s first biting incidence, while others only excuse bites received during crimes or trespassing, even bites from rabid dogs if the owner was unaware the pooch had rabies. What these statistics mean for these policies is unclear at the moment, but Purebredbreeders.com Reviews is concerned that other circumstances (such as the dog being provoked or subjected to stress) may not be taken into consideration.

Purebredbreeders.com Reviews is also concerned that the move to hold landlords responsible if their tenants fail to prevent aggression or the proper enclosure of their dogs may make it harder for some dog owners to find suitable housing. Such a move may even cause dogs to end up in shelters or force people to move to more dog-friendly properties if existing landlords decide to change their pet policies.

Most Prevalent State and Affected Groups

Purebredbreeders.com Reviews has also learned that California, New York and Michigan are the top three states where claims are concerned, with children being the most prevalent victims. Other vulnerable groups include the elderly and postal carriers. Ironically, the number of bites has remained stable in many cases, however the number of people claiming has risen dramatically, especially since more bite victims are opting for plastic surgery to prevent permanent scars. Overall, vicious attacks are still rare.

Purebredbreeders.com Reviews implores you to read your insurance policy clauses carefully and look for changes to ensure that your canine friend is still covered. Also, check the laws within your area, and check the laws of your destination when planning to travel with your dog. We also recommend that you properly train your dog, keep him or her secured and learn how to handle attack situations. Lastly, consider actions such as spaying or neutering to reduce the probability of aggression in your canine companion, and be sure to properly socialize your dog. Prevention is always best.

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Coping with the Loss of a Dog by Cloning | Purebred Breeders LLC

Cloning has always been a controversial topic on a number of grounds, but a particular practice among dog lovers has been raising a few eyebrows lately. Purebred Breeders LLC is referring to the decision by some owners to clone beloved dogs so that they can cope with the dogs’ death by getting a replica. A process that can cost as little as $50,000 to well over $100,000 (most other expenses aside), dog cloning may be becoming as accepted as it is talked about.

Purebred Breeders LLC dog cloningWhy People Clone

Owners who feel they have exceptional dogs or see them as canine life companions are often unable to deal with the loss. Those who turn to cloning understand that it is not the same dog, but they usually end up with one that is so close or exact that the clone compensates. Purebred Breeders LLC understands that this makes the grieving process easier for most, and ensures that they have a lot more than just memories to hold on to.

Who Clones

It seems that anyone with the money and the drive to hang on to a four-legged pal will resort to this method. Cloning has been done by Danielle Tarantola (a New Yorker who worked on Wall Street) as well as the son of Nascar co-founder Edgar Otto and his wife Nina. But, they have company.

Aired Television Show

A TLC feature called “I Cloned My Pet” aired on May 21 with Otta and two others which shows that not only the “well to do” turn to cloning. In fact, the feature covers two other participants, one of whom struggled to pay. All in all, it is yet to be understood if a rise in popularity will lead to a drop in cost, or if cloning will remain a privilege above most people’s reach. Until then, Purebred Breeders LLC would still like to know, would you clone your dog?

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Purebred Breeders comments on United Airlines’ “Dangerous Dogs” Policy

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Purebred Breeders is happy to see that loving dog owners, breeders, handlers, and rescuers everywhere have something to celebrate. It took 45,000 signatures on a petition created on Change.org, but the United Airline’s ban on nine breeds perceived to be dangerous has been dropped. The ban, which was put in effect even as the company made many changes to offer perks and a more pet-friendly environment, barred breeds such as Pit Bulls, Cane Corso, and Tosa/Tosa Ken from traveling with the airline.

How the Petition Started

Purebred Breeders learned that the petition was created by Jessie Huart; a Hawaiian citizen and the owner of a Pit Bull, after her dog was refused transportation by the airline. The online protest received support from a wide range of dog advocates, show professionals, and other canine experts along with many regular dog lovers. The airline conceded to remove the ban after the petition hit 45,000 signatures, however, there are conditions.

New Conditions

Purebred Breeders is concerned that the conditions under which the dogs must travel still shows the prejudice against the breeds and it is obvious that the airline still sees them as a threat. Owners can only get these dogs on the plane if they are being transported in a crate that is fortified as follows:

“[It] must be constructed of wood, metal, synthetic materials, weld mesh or wire mesh…no portion of the crate may be plastic. The crate door must be made of heavy wire mesh, metal, or reinforced wood and should have a secure means of fastening that cannot be opened accidentally.”

This is taken directly from the airline’s new policy regarding the breeds. The policy is in effect for the following dogs (full list); which means you may need a new crate if you have one of these:

Pit Bull Terriers
American Staffordshire Terriers
Preso Canario
Perro de Presa Canario
Dogo Argentino
Cane Corso
Fila Brasileiro
Tosa/Tosa Ken)
Ca de Bou

Purebred Breeders is rather perturbed that so many dogs have been blacklist merely because of how they look, or how irresponsible owners have socialized them. People across the country and even around the world have been victimizing dogs without trying to first understand how they really are and why they act the way they do. We salute dog lovers everywhere who are fighting for these defenseless animals and hope that a change in attitude will come about.

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October 1: The Day of the Hero Dog | Purebred Breeders

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Our dogs do a lot for us in our everyday lives which is why we often acknowledge loyalty and companionship with treats and toys, as well as verbal encouragement and love. But what about those dogs that we do not see working for us, or the ones we do not own? There are many dogs across the US that work to preserve order, assist the disabled, and better the quality of life for many. Purebred Breeders is pleased with the fact that these canine heroes now have their own day on the calendar.

Oct. 1: the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards

This day has been dedicated to America’s Hero Dogs. Purebred Breeders has learned that the awards will typically have eight categories (contested in 2011 by over 500 entries) with the top dog by popular vote in each category being featured on television. A single canine will also be honored as America’ Hero Dog, a coveted title that is also bestowed through popular vote. The Hero Dogs Award Gala will then be televised for all to see and enjoy.

The History Behind the Day

The day became a part of some 30 states in 2011 after the awards were held at the Beverly Hilton that year; the show was presented by Cesar Canine Cuisine. The President and Ceo of the Association, Robin R Ganzert had reached out to all 50 governors by inviting them; 30 made commitments to honor their own heroes soon after the awards, and just like that October 1 became the day of the dog on the American calendar. The first televised broadcast of the Gala occurred on Veterans Day (November 11).

Purebred Breeders hopes our readers will support this initiative for as long as it active. We also hope those involved will continue to see the benefit and not lose interest. Lastly, we celebrate the governors who have adopted this day, and hope others will support it as well.

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Purebred Breeders | India and Stray Dogs: A Growing Dilemma

Purebred Breeders india strayThe perception of dogs in India is a bit more complicated.  Dogs do have a religious significance in the country and even have their own day of worship. Many are kept as pets and receive great care, and some without homes enjoy the charity of dog lovers who look out for them. However, the overall treatment of stray dogs may be somewhat surprising to those who are not used to seeing them roam wildly in packs.

The Many Attitudes

The Indian perception of dogs will depend on whether the dog is owned or abandoned. Dogs are commonly kept as pets, with smaller breeds being more common. Veterinary care is generally decent, and many individuals enjoy the company of domestic dogs. At the same time however, there are major issues with street dogs in the country, with wild packs often posing a problem. These dogs are viewed as pests and a threat to public safety. Visitors and locals alike often have stories to share; either about bad encounters, watching one unfold, or the treatment meted out to strays.

In fact, Purebred Breeders came across blogs and forums that detailed downright abuse, from people kicking sick dogs to a rickshaw running over the paw of one that was sleeping. A few entries even mentioned a killing squad entrusted with the task of shooting strays on spot. One participant recounted the horror of having her family pet wrongfully killed in this fashion. Another mentioned the poisoning of dozens of dogs in her community by a similar killing squad which also took the lives of pets that found the tainted meat.

The poor treatment of strays often overshadows the proper treatment of pets because the problem has reached epidemic proportions. Purebred Breeders found it disheartening to read comments calling for the dogs to be put down, and even sadder that some persons willingly abandon their dogs in places (such as the beach) for others to take care of them. These poor pooches are then labeled as nuisances and treated badly, which eventually leads to aggression and the need to revert to primal instincts. This is the reasons they roam, hunt, and even attack in packs.

Ineffective Neutering Program

Another thing Purebred Breeders learned while reading is that the country does in fact have a neutering program however, it is ineffective. People still dump their dogs despite this reality, and this allows them to breed. The problem is therefore worsening in some areas.

Help for These Dogs

The Blue Cross also has a neutering program and neutered dogs are marked with a black triangle on one of their hind legs. They also have initiatives that allow persons to help out. Purebred Breeders urges those who are close to the problem or capable of helping to visit http://bluecrossofindia.org to see how they can assist.

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Canines in Asia: When Dogs Become Foods | Purebredbreeders.com

There are many perceptions of dogs around the world. Some are seen as pests, some as “man’s best friend”, some are trophies, while others are workers. There is, however, another perception that many of us would cringe at for various reasons. In some Asian cultures, dogs are seen as food. In fact, some peasant farmers breed dogs solely for this purpose. While Purebredbreeders.com knows that this is enough to make people upset, the truth is, those who eat dogs view the animals as being no different from other animals that we now eat.

A Growing Industry

Once considered a tradition, groups attempting to stem the practice are concerned that this “cottage industry” is growing, as more and more farmers are feeding the market. Pressure groups are trying to raise awareness and there have been calls for boycott. However, entrepreneurs who use factory farming methods spring up often. This means that the situation will be even harder to contain. The fight to stop the practice is currently being carried out both for general animal activists and persons who are simply against the use of dogs as food.

Credibility Issues

Some persons who support the practice have pointed to hypocrisy when responding to the pressure from persons who support the consumption of other animals while protesting the consumption of dogs. This argument has not swayed ardent opponents, especially since there are many umbrella animal rights groups who oppose the practice. The arguments are strong on either side, but the bottom line to many is that they just see it as raising a food product just as they would a chicken, pig, or cow.

Is Meat Just Meat?

Purebredbreeders.com points out that if you look around you will realize that many cultures consume meat types that the average American would not. There are also some meat options that persons within the Western hemisphere will not readily eat, while there are things eaten here that persons in the East would frown upon. At the end of the day, culture, beliefs, resources, and preferences will determine what is eaten where.

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Cosmetic Surgery For Dogs: Orthodontics | Purebred Breeders

Purebred Breeders has seen an increase in reports about owners requesting cosmetic surgery for their dogs in the last few years, and while some may opt for these surgeries out of sheer vanity, many procedures are performed due to necessity. Doggie orthodontics is one such example, and is used to fix a number of issues such as injuries, impacted teeth, and pronounced overbites. Today we look at how dental cosmetic surgeries for dogs work, and how they can help your pooch.

Purebred Breeders dog bracesInjuries

This category covers chipped or fractured teeth; two things that can happen for many reasons. While a chipped tooth is fine on its own, Purebred Breeders acknowledges that severe or serious cases can cause pain and discomfort. Depending on how bad the injury is, a root canal may be necessary, followed by a crown filling to protect the teeth after the root canal is performed.

Impacted Teeth

This refers to any tooth that has not burst through the surrounding tissue and bones. This can happen to any tooth, but the canine and wisdom teeth are more likely to not erupt. The problem can also occur when the baby teeth become loose but do not fall out, causing the replacement to get “stuck”. The process to fix this problem is referred to as “exposure”, and requires a small slit in the gum to allow the impacted tooth to erupt. Braces may then be used to properly position the tooth. An x-ray may be needed for an impacted tooth to be identified, but this is not always so.

Pronounced Overbites

Procedures to fix overbites can border on necessity and aesthetics. The truth is, these can make eating as well as proper dental hygiene difficult. They may also worsen drooling, especially in big dogs that already drool excessively. Purebred Breeders would like to point out that besides being messy, drooling in dogs can cause bacteria, which in turn can affect a number of organs including the kidneys and liver. Fixing an overbite can require retainers, elastic bands, and braces.

Cost of Doggy Orthodontics

Doggy orthodontics can be a bit pricey regardless of where you live. This is so because the cost is around the same cost we would pay for the procedures if we needed them ourselves. Purebred Breeders recommends that owners do what they can to solve dental issues that cause pain and discomfort, or can lead to health conditions. We understand that some budgetary constraints will hinder many, so look into payment plans with your dog’s dentist, or doggie dental health care. You can also speak to your vet to see what cheaper alternatives exists, or find temporary ways to prevent the (side) effects of the particular dental issues while you seek a permanent solution.

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Purebred Breeders reviews Testicular Replacement

The issue of neutering dogs has been a pressing one for years. Purebred Breeders reviews numerous reasons for the refusal by some owners, but the most popular one is the concern over removing a natural body part, and how this affects the dog psychologically. Fortunately, pet owners who refuse to neuter their dogs because of the permanent physical alteration to the animal’s body have a choice through a cosmetic replacement referred to as “Neuticles”. Developed by Gregg A. Miller, neuticles are replacement testicles that allow a neutered dog to regain his “man parts”. This means the dog gets the benefits of being neutered while maintaining his regular body.

The Birth of An Idea

Neuticles were inspired back in 1993 by Miller’s dog, Buck. As it turns out, Miller wanted to neuter the dog, but was shocked when he found out that the procedure meant removing the dog’s testicles. He was then disappointed when an inquiry at his vet revealed that there were no procedures to replace the body part after the surgery. He did the procedure, but took things a step further when he assembled a group of vets to develop neuticles, giving birth to CTI Corporation (Canine Testicular Implant Corporation). The first replacement, which changed the face of veterinary science, was done in 1995. Since then the company has grown, there are more than a half a million “neuticled” dogs globally, and Miller has received a Nobel Peace Prize for his work.

How Neuticles Work

Despite being developed under the Canine Testicular Implant Project, neuticles are really for any kind of animal that can be neutered. There are two procedures referred to as “Tunica” and “Scrotal”. They differ in terms of type and length of procedure therefore, the prices differ as well with the former being the more expensive of the two. With tunica, the vet has to remove the testes from the tunic then replace them with the neuticles, this takes around four minutes per testicle. Scrotal can be performed in a matter of seconds and refers to the neuticles being placed directly in the dog’s scrotum, after which the tissues of the scrotum are stretched around the replacement to hold them in place.

Purebred Breeders reviews this as perhaps the perfect solution for you or anyone that you know who feels apprehensive about removing their dog’s testicles since these are permanent solutions. They are best done at the time of the original neutering process, but luckily either type can be done years after. Additionally, you have four types of replacements to choose from, and a variety of sizes. The product is also considered to be safe since each neuticle uses materials that are approved by the FDA for human use, and is made to match the original testicle’s feel, size, weight, and shape.

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Purebredbreeders.com reviews Facelifts for Bulldogs

Purebredbreeders.com reviews recently have touched on the issue of doggie cosmetic surgeries, and today we will look at a third procedure for dogs. Although, many breeds do not need cosmetic facelifts, Bulldogs are among our four-legged friends who do in fact benefit from such a procedure. This is mainly due to the breed’s facial folds and how they can affect their health. Bulldogs have a number of folds on their faces that result from excess skin, and these folds have to be cleaned regularly in order to prevent infection and other complications. Some owners opt to do a facelift to eliminate these threats.

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Making Permanent Changes to a Natural Breed Feature

These folds are one of the most readily identifiable features of the breed, and most bulldog owners see the extra skin as an adorable breed marker. However, Purebredbreeders.com reviews that many vets are now suggesting that Bulldogs need facelifts to help prevent complications from the extra skin they carry. This of course is an argument that has made accepting owners a bit torn. On the one hand this is a permanent change, while on the other the health benefits seem undeniable.

The extra skin can weigh the eyes down and result in undue pressure. They can also be difficult to clean despite concerted attempts, and can make grooming a difficult job. Infections then occur due to hidden debris. All of these problems are eliminated with the surgery. Please note that issues with breathing that naturally occur in the breed require that this surgery be done as early as possible in some cases.

Understandably, dog owners may be apprehensive about sending their precious pooch under the knife. Some may be concerned about how safe the procedure is, as well as whether or not it will change the features of the Bulldog drastically. Purebredbreeders.com reviews this so that owners ask questions to understand the intricacies of the procedure before agreeing or disagreeing. Bear in mind also that a good vet will ensure that all necessary precautions are taken before operating on any dog. Plus, a facelift can help keep your dog healthier in the long run. Overall you may be giving your pet a longer, happier life since the surgery will make it easier for your pet to breathe, walk and even breed.

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Purebredbreeders.com | Different Types of Service and Working Dogs

Purebredbreeders.com has opted to look at service and work dogs this week. Canines have been a part of human life for centuries whether they were untamed or pampered princes and princesses. In fact, many have been bred as a fashion statement of their time, for sacred duties (some shrouded in myth and legend), and as a way of marking social status. A more noble role, however, is that of the working dog. Many breeds that are simple pets today were initially raised to work on farms, with fisher people, to guard people, or even to protect ancient and valuable possessions. Today, many function as service dogs and workers that contribute so much to our quality of life. Here are just some of the roles dogs play:

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Service Dogs

These range from those that help the mentally and physically impaired, to those used for school programs. These dogs help individuals who have limitations, boost self-esteem, help with conflict resolution lessons, and a host of other tasks. Dogs are becoming a bigger part of many behavioral modification processes, and these are proving successful.

Therapy Dogs

Dogs are now used to treat some conditions. Depression and related issues are common on this list, but there are a number of other things that we may not think about. Overall, having a dog has been proven to help relieve stress, reduce depression, help children with Autism, as well as ADHD and related or similar conditions. They also help with diabetes, hypertension, and obesity both in terms of the emotional and the physical benefits.

Police Dogs

A lot of dogs are used to confront suspects, guard their human handlers, and keep our streets safe. This is a dangerous job that requires a certain level of training and mental maturity so it is a tall task for anyone, or any dog. Some breeds are more suited to this type of work, but as a Chihuahua in Japan proved, any dog that can be trained is a valuable asset.

Detection Dogs

These differ from police dogs due to the nature of their job. They are used to sniff out bombs and other threats. Their keen sense of smell also comes in handy for tracking things or people.

Search and Rescue Dogs

Dogs are an important part of many search and rescue teams. Their “super” scent detection, great hearing, and tracking abilities make them perfect for it. They can also get into areas humans cannot, which is great for getting supplies to people who need it.

Military and Navy Dogs

There are many dogs in the army and navy. Many are working dogs, but some provide the therapeutic benefit of interacting with a dog during high stress periods. This is one of the reasons service people tend to bond so much with their canine partners.

The overall list of jobs dogs do is far too extensive to note here. However, Purebredbreeders.com hopes that an important point has been made. Dogs do more than just entertain and guard us at home, they are out in the field being heroes. Granted, there are many everyday heroes that go unsung. This is all the more reason to treat each pooch we come across with the best possible care, you never know when he or she will have to come to the rescue.

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Purebred Breeders | NY Animal Protection Bill To The Rescue

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Purebred Breeders is pleased to know that a new animal protection bill is currently on its way to the Assembly after being passed by the New York Senate. The bill which was successfully tabled less than a week ago automatically makes animal theft a class E felony in the state, which imposes stricter penalties on those caught. The bill comes on the heels of alarming increases in pet theft throughout the US.

The exact statistic is unknown, but Purebred Breeders understands that January to July of 2011 alone saw a 49% jump in these case when compared to the same period as 2010. This is mainly from the database of the American Kennel Club with some media reports. However, not much was being done due to the nature of these crimes. In fact, many owners across the country feel they were not even taken seriously when they made their missing pets reports.

Why Animal Theft Was Difficult To Prosecute

Felony larceny in the state of New York occurs when the value of the property stolen is at least $1,000. The problem with this is that the true value of pet is hard to establish for several reasons. Although many pedigree and show dogs will cost much more, the actual value is still considered hard to define because these are living, breathing beings that form an important part of their owners’ lives. Therefore, not many cases were followed up or sufficiently tried. To make matters worse, most missing pets were never returned. The new law will consider the monetary value of the dog, as well as the emotional value placed on it by the owner. The offense will also be seen as grand larceny.

Purebred Breeders could not agree more with a statement made by the bill’s sponsor; Senator Carl L. Marcellino (R, Syosset). According to Marcellino: “Dogs and cats are stolen and sold for many reasons: dog-fighting, puppy-mills, prey for exotic animals and fur for clothing and accessories. Our pets are a loving, vital part of the family.”

He then goes on to state “It is impossible to place a dollar value on the love and companionship provided by our pets. Those who cruelly steal pets for heinous purposes deserve to be tried and convicted of a felony.” We applaud the Senator and all those involved for the bill’s success to date.

Purebred Breeders hopes the bill (referred to as “S.946″) comes into full effect, and that it serves as a deterrent to unscrupulous persons who believe that: 1. it is okay to take what is not theirs; and 2. It is okay to treat animals however they want. We also wish to see it adopted elsewhere. Luckily, the bill will protect licensed pets on a whole, not just dogs. Purebred Breeders strongly urges our NY readers to ensure that their pets are licensed so that this new bill can protect you and your pooch.

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Purebred Breeders LLC | Doggie Language: Lili Chin Breaks The Code

Dog art is always refreshing, no matter the form. This is why it is so popular and can be appreciated by even those who would never opt to actually own dogs. While Purebred Breeders LLC loves seeing dog art in general, pieces that contribute to the welfare of real life canine companions, or help their owners understand them more are at the top of our list. This is why we are especially taken with Lili Chin and Boogie’s work. Both Chin and Boogie (her Boston Terrier) are gaining a lot of positive buzz for a number of drawings featuring the pooch. The one we are particularly amused by presents a great way of improving communication between dogs and their humans.

Purebred Breeders LLC doggie drawingsThe Great Decoder

It’s something that many dog owners laugh about; an easy way to tell exactly what their dogs are saying. In fact, Purebred Breeders LLC often wonders what dogs are thinking as they look at their clueless humans hoping they will eventually realize the simple message being sent, only to be greeted with “What is it boy?” or “What’s the matter girl?” Many dog-related sources have addressed the issue, but Purebred Breeders LLC has never seen it put in such an entertaining, simple, concise or adorable way!

Lili Chin (with the help of her “celebrity” Boston Terrier) has made life easier for the visually stimulated, as well as those of us who just do not want to read a couple hundred words to find out what our pooches are trying to tell us. Chin’s latest portfolio called “Doggie Drawings” features several posters, with her “Doggie Language” featuring 25 positions, expressions, reactions, or stances and what they mean. Part proceeds from the work will go to a Southern Californian Boston Terrier rescue named “Boston Buddies”. Purebred Breeders LLC encourages you to support the cause if you can, see http://doggiedrawings.net/ for more details.

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Purebred Breeders LLC Asks: Should Animal Abuse Offenders Keep Their Pets?

Purebred Breeders LLC dog 1With the wrap up of a Louisville, KY case involving an animal hoarder, the question begs to be asked: “Should persons accused of animal abuse be allowed to keep these animals?” Comments on the news story have ranged from anger, to concern, irritation, and disappointment. The case is not rare; there are many instances in which people have too many animals in deplorable conditions, but Purebred Breeders LLC finds this one rather tragic for many reasons.

The Story

It is December 2011 and a mobile home is found somewhere on Kentucky’s Highway 55 located in Henry County with some 200 animals. The owners; Kenneth and Terri Smith, have horses, rabbits, hermit crabs, some 40 cats, and more than 100 dogs. The home is so rundown, yet it houses both the couple and the animals living inside (most lived outdoors though), prompting 200 charges of animal abuse. While Purebred Breeders LLC is sickened by the ordeal the animals had to endure, we must pause and express our condolences to the now widowed Terri Smith whose husband allegedly took his own life shortly after the fine.

Mrs. Smith pleaded guilty to one count of animal abuse and was facing a monetary fine, jail time or house arrest, and the possibility of keeping her two favorite dogs as well as a horse. Her outcome was made known today. Although unclear if she will spend time in jail or under house arrest, it is clear that she will have to pay the county restitution ($9,600), and will get to keep the three animals. The others will be sold by the county to recover a portion of the money she now owns.

What Prompted The Debate

One of the dogs Mrs. Smith wanted to keep is a Spaniel now named Moto by her motorcross-loving foster family. The family; a couple and their three boys, were heartbroken by the news that she had requested to get this particular dog back. Sympathizers who supported their refusal to give her back willingly all weighed in on numerous sites, and Purebred Breeders LLC found that most (if not all) the responses reflected a common theme. The need for better animal protection laws to prevent persons accused of animal abuse from getting them back, as well as laws limiting the number of pets that hoarders are allowed to own.

While we here at Purebred Breeders LLC found some of the responses downright mean since hoarding is in fact a psychological condition that should be treated and not ridiculed.. We also agree that there should be stricter laws governing the treatment of all animals right across the country. We commend states, county, cities, that have made strides in this area, and can only hope that others follow soon.

Good News For Moto

Moto will not be returned to Mrs. Smith, and will instead remain with her foster family for now. She will legally become a part of the family if they have things their way, since the wrapping up of the case clears the way for this to take place. Purebred Breeders LLC wishes everyone involved the very best, and hopes that the other animals will start receiving the love and care they deserve. We also hope Mrs. Smith will receive all the help she needs, especially for the sake of the animals returned to her.

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6, 144 Dogs Rescued In One Weekend | Purebred Breeders LLC

Purebred Breeders LLC is a sucker for great stories and happy endings. So what could be more pleasing than the tale of more than 6000 unfortunate canine companions finding new homes, and getting a new lease on life? We are sure there is an answer to that question, but we can think of nothing for now. Our last post looked at a shelter dog named Mabeline, today’s story may not be about an heroic dog, but it does involve shelters as well.

A Tale of Second Chances

Dog shelters make the news practically everyday; some stories are good and some are bad. As far as Purebred Breeders LLC sees it, few are as epic as the one many now share, thanks to the ASPCA’s first ‘Mega Match-a-thon’ held over the Easter week-end. The effort which saw 53 communities coming together led to second chances for some 6,144 dogs who would more than likely have met a far less desirable fate. The effort was a collaboration of 224 groups that focus on animal welfare who made the best of a $492,250 grant from the ASPCA.

Awesome stories about a shelter running out of dogs and closing early; a 96 year-old lady showing that you are never too old to help a dog or make a difference; record breaking days for several shelters; shelters breaking their own daily records in just a few hours; and even the adoption of a blind shi tzu by a local soldier will no doubt make their own appearances in places where they matter. For now though, the dog-loving community is looking at the feat in a broader sense, which means combining each of these accomplishments to measure ASPCA’s success.

Purebred Breeders LLC can only hope that each of these dogs has found loving, permanent homes, and will never have to worry again. We know those who contributed to the efforts are happy with the outcome, and the new owners now have eager, loving additions to their families. We also hope to see this record is broken next year, and for more groups to follow suit. Dogs love unconditionally, let us love them back as much.

 

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Purebred Breeders LLC | Mabeline: The Unlikely Superhero

This one is a little old, but when it comes to dogs and heroics, Purebred Breeders LLC knows no boundaries! When most people volunteer at a shelter they do so because they want to help the animals there. It’s about what they can do for those in need, and few worry about the direct benefit to them. Imagine if your love for a dog you barely even know pays off so tremendously that it will forever impact your life! That is the case of a 17-year-old volunteer from St. Petersburg.

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The Canine Behind The Experience

Mabeline is relatively small, a true sweetheart, and a stray at an animal shelter called Friends of Strays. The Rhodesian Ridgeback mix was being walked by the young volunteer earlier this year when the 17-year-old was attacked from behind. The attacker, a registered sex offender who has since been caught, had her on the ground before she was even fully aware of what was happening. What he did not count on was Mabeline’s reaction. The “absolute sweetheart” stunned everyone who knew her by facing the assailant. She was able to frighten him away by growling and barking with her teeth bare. Hardly considered the guard dog type, Mabeline proved to an unlikely hero.

Today, both the teen and the dog have a better “story to tell” about that day. The 17-year-old may be a shaken from the experience, but it is a lot better than it could have been, and she will always have fond memories of Mabeline. As for her hero? Mabeline was adopted shortly after by a woman who had not yet learned of her heroic deeds. The new owner is now beaming with pride from knowing that she didn’t just save a dog, she saved one that truly deserved a second chance. Purebred Breeders LLC wouldn’t have it any other way.

There are a number of things to be happy about here. Firstly, a young girl is spared an ordeal and her attacker has been held accountable. Secondly, a brave stray is now in a loving home, and has been recognized for her good deed. Last, but not least, we here at Purebred Breeders LLC are touched by the existence of Friends of Strays. We also commend everyone who works with these dogs, and thank them wholeheartedly!

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Purebred Breeders LLC Sends Praises to Kilo The Superdog

Many of us see tendencies in our dogs that tell us he or she will spring to our aid no matter what the situation. We also know in our hearts that even the most docile of canines are protectors by nature. However, we luckily have never had the chance to see how right we are, and Purebred Breeders LLC is sure we all want to keep it that way. There are, unfortunately, times when there is no choice. Times when our trusty canine companion is thrust into action because he or she senses our danger. That is exactly what has propelled a loyal pit bull from Staten Island to “hero status”.

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How The Story Began

The pit bull named Kilo and his owner 32-year-old Justin Becker came face-to-face with a criminal posing as a delivery man on March 31st around 5pm. The perpetrator knocked on Becker’s apartment door claiming to have a package, then tried forcing his way inside. Becker reacting swiftly knocking the intruder to floor, then used the door to wedge him in a bid to keep him there. This is where Kilo comes in. The dog, sensing his owners’ danger, stuck his head out the door at the intruder, resulting in a gunshot at point blank range. Luckily, the bullet was deflected by his skull, and made its exit through the neck.

The Good News

Brave Kilo is still alive today, something the vet who attended to him calls a “one in a million” chance. This “very lucky” dog is now home resting (on doctor’s orders), and currently wears bandages rightly decorated with a superhero sign, thanks to the great staff at the South Shore Animal Hospital (New Dorp). He will have to take his fair share of antibiotics and painkillers, but this is the best news possible in such a situation. Purebred Breeders LLC is relieved to know that no serious damages were done, and Kilo will be back to his old heroic self in no time.

Purebred Breeders LLC hopes no dog ever has to undergo this and understandably so, but it warms our hearts to know that a brave dog like him is able to enjoy his days. We know Kilo’s owner (who rushed him to the hospital refusing to let his friend die) will never forget his act. We can just see those doggy treats piling up already!

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Purebredbreeders.com | Rue Finds A Home: Becomes Delaware’s “First Dog”

Dogs make the news pretty much everyday. Some reports are sad, some showcase them being extraordinary, while others just show them being man’s best friend. Luckily, there are more stories of happy endings than sad ones, and this week we have a true “heart warmer” on our hands. Purebredbreeders.com read about the rescue of a beautiful little pup over the weekend. Now, there is nothing daring about this rescue, and it may never have made headlines if it wasn’t for one thing; who the rescuer was.

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The Story of “Rue”

There are a lot of canines in politics; from the nation’s “First Dog” to every pooch who has ever been dressed up in party colors.  However, the one that stands out the most right now is a playful puppy assumed to be a Shepherd, Lab, and Boxer mix named “Rue,” who made it into the heart and home of Delaware’s first family. It’s impossible to tell just by looking at her as she sits on her owner’s lap or while she plays, but her fate was much different just weeks ago. Rue was adopted from a shelter by the Governor, and has since settled in with the family’s two previous pets; Belle and Norma, the cat and goldfish respectively.

This famous pup has a somewhat famous name ( if you are in fact a movie person). The dog who wasted no time becoming the center of attention was named after a character in one of the box office’s most recent flicks, “The Hunger Games.” But, Rue isn’t the only one who quickly went to work. Being the responsible dog owner that he is, the governor has already started training the pup. Trick number one? “Fetch”…go figure. We here at Purebredbreeders.com wish the pup and her new family all the best for the years to come.

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Purebred Breeders LLC celebrates Little Pirelli

Purebred Breeders LLC is always on the look out for stories about amazing dogs and their owners. Well today the spotlight falls squarely on a little bundle of joy with a very noble purpose, and a birth defect that is going to make it even easier to do his job. We are referring to 3-month-old Pirelli, a service puppy being trained along with his 5 brothers and sisters to assist the disabled.

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Using Dogs To Help Children

Many dogs are used to help boost children’s self-esteem and aid behavioral changes. In fact, Purebred Breeders LLC has read about a number of groups that visit schools and other facilities for children in order to facilitate this. The dogs are trained from early, and they pretty much continue in this line of work for as long as they can, so they have to be healthy, happy, and well adjusted. Pirelli could easily redefine what that looks like.

His Story

Described as “excruciatingly cute,” Pirelli will travel to schools to help teach those with disabilities that their bodies cannot limit them unless they allow it, and that they are more than their disabilities. This is a lesson he should have no problem teaching since has his own disability; the pup is missing a foot. He was born at Canine Assistants in Alpharetta, Georgia. It is believed that his umbilical cord was wrapped around the limb, cutting off the blood supply to it.

This won’t change his destiny however, it will slow him down for now. Purebred Breeders LLC understands that the pup is currently using a cushioned boot, but in four months he will be given a prosthetic foot that will allow him to live as normal a life as possible. Until then, the focus is on keeping his foot protected as he completes his training, and as far as the persons at the center believe, he will be just as good as his siblings when the time comes. In fact, Pirelli is expected to do better since his disability will make it easier for people to identify with him.

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Purebred Breeders LLC touched By Dog’s Role In Toddler’s Life

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Today Purebred Breeders LLC spotlights a beautiful little girl with a rare medical condition and the trusty dog helping to improve her quality of life. Dogs have filled many job titles over the centuries. They have seen combat, they fight crime, cater to people with disabilities, help children with behavioral problems, and provide well needed stress relief to get their human families through the day. This versatility is something a 3-year-old named Alida will grow up to appreciate, because it is the reason she is able to live a near normal life despite her medical condition.

How The Story Began

Little Alida was premature yet, she was a happy, healthy baby. This all changed for her parents, Aaron and Debbie, when the little girl reached 6 months. Mr. and Mrs. Knobloch would experience the first of several scary episodes that went unexplained. Their child would suddenly find it hard to breath, her heart would race for no reason, or her breathing would suddenly become alarmingly fast. It become a bigger nightmare on the day she had to be rushed to the hospital after turning blue.

Doctors at the hospital had no idea why, and the couple was forced to consult with several before finally getting a diagnosis approximately two months later. Their daughter had “neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia of infancy,” NEHI for short. This rare lung condition (that children are believed to eventually grow out of) meant that at 8 months Alida Knobloch had to be kept on oxygen most of her day, adding 6.6 lbs to the weight she had to contend with.

Mr. Gibbs To The Rescue

The main concern for the little girl’s parents was providing her with as many normal childhood experiences as possible despite the heavy load. This is where a young golden doodle service dog named Mr. Gibbs comes in. The patient and dependable canine companion is Alida’s life support and best friend. He runs along as she rides her bike, sits patiently when she’s stationary, goes on all her adventures, and even accompanies the family to restaurants.

It may sound like a lot of work, but Mr. Gibbs has been doing so well that the couple is confident their daughter will be able to attend school when the time comes. From what Purebred Breeders LLC understands, this was not considered the best dog for the toddler. However, the love was instant and there was no separating the two after they met.

Patient Throughout The Challenges

The dog’s trainer has a few concerns since this is the first case of a service dog working with someone so young. Mr. Gibbs will have to go everywhere Alida goes, learn to respond to her actions, and understand that what she says count as commands. The latter is sometimes a problem since she is too young to assert herself or even speak clearly, but these are just “kinks” that will workout in time.

This is a true testament to the bond between a dog and its owner. The Purebred Breeders LLC wishes the Knoblochs and Mr. Gibbs all the best. We also hope that Alida does “grow out” of her condition, and moves on to have a full, healthy life.

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Purebred Breeders LLC salutes Dallas Seavey and His Sled Dog Team

Purebred Breeders LLC is always looking for a good story about dogs, their owners, or dog lovers accomplishing something unique; no matter how small. This week we got that pleasure from a hardworking Husky, her 8 canine teammates, and their proud owner. This story comes all the way from the Nome, Alaska where history was made on March 17.

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A Record Is Set

9-year-old Guinness may be looking at her last year at the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, but she is unlikely to be forgotten anytime soon. She made history along with her owner, Dallas Seavey, and 8 fellow dogs when they crossed the finish line first just last week. This win made 25 year-old Seavy the youngest champion in the competition’s 40 year history.

Purebred Breeders LLC admired Seavey’s plan for winning the Iditarod, and sees it as proof that understanding each dog’s personality and strength is key to getting the best out of them. The strategy for his 9 dog team was simple; conserve their energy and play on each dog’s strength at the right leg of the journey. As he puts it: “I had five lead dogs on this team, and I had to have every single one of them to do their parts of the race.” Guisness shared the podium with the beaming musher and his other team favorite; Diesel, when the award was given.

There is no denying the young competitor’s expertise. A third generation musher, Seavy grew up in the sport, and around dogs. Both factors allowed him to create what he refers to as “a monster.”  This is not his first big race, and with his eyes already set on next year’s Iditarod, it is obvious he does not intend for it to be his last. Guiness on the other hand will no longer be used as a lead, or in next year’s race. Considering her finale, Purebred Breeders LLC can safely say she made quite an exit.

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Purebred Breeders LLC reviews a New Kind Of Pet-ty Politics

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The Republican Presidential primaries is about to take on a different perspective. In pet-ty politics, according to Keryn Rod of Purebred Breeders LLC, “It’s not what the politician says about how much he loves his dog that matters most, but how that dog is a reflection of the man who owns it.” We are examining how the candidates’ dogs play a part in this election and other first pets of past presidencies.

Since President C. Arthur, every President has had at least one pet in the White House according to the Presidential Pet Museum, and the majority of ‘First Pets’ happen to be our favorite too, dogs. Rod of Purebred Breederes LLC says, “Men adopt different breeds of dogs for different reasons, however, there are many experts who say the type of dog a man chooses to own says a lot about his character and values.”

German Shepherd owners are said to be men with classic lifestyles and values whose wild side will mellow with age. Intrigue and mystery get the attention of this man. Rick Santorum, Republican presidential candidate owns a German Shepherd, and so did President Herbert Hoover.

The owner of an Irish Setter is said to be very sociable, good-natured, and tends to be a loyal, and affectionate family man. Mitt Romney, Republican candidate who has been dogged because of his 12-hour car ride to Canada with his Irish Setter in a kennel tied to the roof of his car, has said amongst other defenses, that his dog liked the fresh air. An outgoing, healthy, action oriented outdoorsman tends to choose this breed of dog. President Richard Nixon also had an Irish Setter.

Newt Gingrich does not appear to own any pets, though he has said that he had a Doberman Pinscher as a child. Experts say if you’re looking for marriage material in a man, you should consider owners of this type of dog. So far, three women have agreed with the experts on this regards in respects Gingrich.

Ron Paul has also engaged in pet-ty politics earlier in the campaign when he portrayed himself as a Rottweiler and his opponents as Shih Tzus. The campaign ad was accusing the other candidates of being all bark and no bite in regards to cutting government spending.

Rod, of Purebred Breeders LLC says, “It’s a shame that dogs have to be dragged into politics, but with presidential candidates, as with purebred dogs, if you do your research on the breed, chances are you’ll pick the one that’s right for you.”

Maybe Presidents Hayes and Taft had it right when it came to White House pets. Hayes had the first Siamese kitten in America and Taft was the last to have a cow.

What does your choice of breed say about you?

Visit Time’s Gallery for more information on past Presidents and their dogs:

George H. W. Bush & Millie
The springer spaniel’s book, Millie’s Book, ghost-written by First Lady Barbara Bush, outsold her master’s biography.

Bill Clinton & Buddy
Taking thousands of suggestions from the public for the naming of his newly adopted chocolate Labrador, Clinton settled on the name Buddy, for his new best friend.

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Purebred Breeders LLC | Animal Planet Decision 2012

Elections aren’t just for politicians anymore; there are different candidates in place and different kinds of voters too.  Purebred Breeders has taken note that dogs have been a big part of this election thus far but now it’s not just the dogs!

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Animal Planet is hosting ‘Decision 2012’, an election that nominates our favorite animals to be elected as America’s favorite pet.  The candidates are classified into three different categories: dogs, cats and independent parties, which includes horses, pigs, snakes and more.

The voting is based on some very important issues.  The first of which is taking place now, is the primary on who is the cutest.  This is followed by the primaries on smarts, most talented, most athletic and funniest; each category to be voted on separately.  You should pick the animal that you feel would best represent their party, whether it be The Dog Party, The Cat Party, and The Pet Menagerie Party.

Pet owners are encouraged to submit photos, videos or both to enter into the contest.  Each party is also trying to win your vote with their opinion pieces.  Cats are trying to take the election by storm with their ‘The Cat Party … Fired Up and Ready to Pounce!and dogs are not backing down withWhy Dogs Rock and Cats Are Meh’.  The Independent party is not to be left behind either, they’re saying ‘Enough is enough’ and to forget the two-party system!

Animal Planet is also taking state opinion polls to gauge who would win the election if it was held today, then you can see to what party your state belongs to.

To enter into the race, visit Animal Planet Decision 2012 and start nominating and voting.

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Purebred Breeders LLC | Dog receives voter registration card

Purebred Breeders LLC Black Lab Voter RegistrationPurebred Breeders found this unique story today, Thomas Tolbert in New Mexico is now facing charges after registering this dog to vote!  His intention was to expose flaws in the electoral system and it seems as if he achieved his purpose but not without a penalty.  Buddy, a black Labrador Retriever received his voter’s registration card after his owner applied for one with a made-up birthday and social security number.

He registered the dog at a voter registration booth at the University of New Mexico and says that he was just curious as to how easy the process is, apparently, very.  Tolbert says, “Somebody should have verified this information and somebody should have come out and took a look at exactly who it was. But I made up a birth date, and I made up a social security number and I had a voter registration card in my hand for Buddy two weeks later.”

Although he did prove a point, Purebred Breeders and officials do not recommend others following in this same path.  Voter fraud on the individual level is apparently very rare but the punishment for voter fraud could be up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver said, “There’s absolutely nothing on the card that would red flag it for us. It’s complete, the questions were answered properly. There was a Social Security number that was unique; it doesn’t match any other social security number in our system.”

As this event demonstrated, there could potentially be many votes placed in this next election from persons who are not eligible or are not allowed to vote, diluting the validity of the results for some of us.

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Purebred Breeders LLC | DogTV

Purebred Breeders LLC has seen the trend grow of leaving the radio or the television one for your doggy friend to keep them “company” when you are away from home.  Dog owners do this to ease their pet’s separation anxiety and to entertain them so that they are not prone to misbehavior due to boredom throughout the day.

Purebred Breeders LLC DOG TV

DOGTV is a new cable channel meant just for dogs.  The San Diego channel is designed to reduce stress and give the dog some company while you are at work or away.  And the content really is geared towards the animals, using colors that dogs see best like yellow, green, dark blue and purple.

The channel has three main purposes, stimulation, relaxation and exposure.  Stimulation is to encourage playfulness which can include a dog playing with a toy or butterflies flying around.  Meanwhile relaxation serves to soothe them with classical music and pastures.  Exposure, our personal favorite, serves to introduce and accustom the dog to everyday situations or factors that may cause them stress.  These factors can include crowds, a vacuum cleaner, or a toddler who is extremely close.

Check out a preview at DOGTV.

Purebred Breeders LLC wants to know…Would you be interested in DOGTV and how effective do you think it will be with your dog?

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Purebred Breeders covers Dogs Against Romney

On January 31, Purebred Breeders posted an article about ‘How dogs play a role in today’s politics’ and how candidates are using their oppositions’ treatment of dogs to discredit their character as many believe that the treatment one gives to an animal is a strong reflection of the character of the person.  It seems that this has developed further.  Dogs are becoming more imperative in the world of politics and dog owners are giving them a voice.

Purebred Breeders trump_dog_apologyA community campaign created by dog owners, officially named Dogs Against Romney has taken an active part in bringing attention to the issue of responsible dog ownership and appropriate means for dog travel.

On February 11, Saturday Night Live showcased a sketch of a Mitt Romney impersonation.  Towards the end of the sketch, ‘Romney’ is interrupted repeatedly by a dog, to which he says “Do you want to go back on that roof?”.   Read this article for background information on the roof story.

On February 6, a driver who is part of the Dogs Against Romney protest movement was pulled over for having a roof-mounted dog carrier on his car.  The driver was pulled over for suspected animal abuse after calls were made to the authorities of a dog who was crated on the roof of this person’s car.  A video of the police stop has gone viral and the ‘dog’ on the roof was actually a stuffed animal but it served to illustrate how “incredibly dangerous, outrageously insensitive — and even illegal” transporting a dog in this way is.

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The Super Bowl equivalent to the dog world is the Westminster Dog Show in New York, which is a two-day event that took place February 13th through the 14th.  Dogs and dog owners rallied outside of the venue with signs that read ‘I Ride Inside’, ‘Mitt is Mean’ and ‘Dogs aren’t Luggage’.

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The Dogs Against Romney campaign has shirts, bumper stickers, car magnets, and dog apparel to continue to rally support.

Purebred Breeders has taken note of the impact that animal activists may have in swaying votes in this Presidential election.  For more information on Purebred Breeders, visit Purebredbreeders.com

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Purebred Breeders | Kansas official wants ‘Toto’ as the state dog

Purebred Breeders found this new story recently, and it’s certainly a very fun one!  Ed Trimmer, a Kansas state representative introduced a House bill proposing to make the Cairn Terrier Kansas’ official state dog, which is the same breed that played Toto in The Wizard of Oz.

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He was contacted by Brenda Moore of the South Central Kansas Kennel Club about the idea.

Trimmer remarks that he realizes that they are critical issues at the state level but that his job is to represent his district and it is his duty to serve them; he hopes that the bill is voted and approved quickly.

Purebred Breeders likes the idea of having a ‘Toto’ as the official state dog of Kansas, what are your thoughts?

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Purebred Breeders | How dogs play a role in today’s politics

The way you treat an animal says a lot about a person, and the candidates for the presidential race are using their opponents’ treatment of dogs as a basis to discredit their character.  Purebred Breeders examines how their candidates’ dogs can actually influence the race.

It all started with Mitt Romney and a controversial event involving the family dog.  In 1983, Romney tied up their dog Seamus’s kennel to the top of their vehicle and drove 12 hours to Canada with the canine on the top of their car.  Though Romney states that the dog enjoyed it up there and it is where the dog preferred to be, there is a claim that the stress caused the dog to suffer from diarrhea over the course of the trip.

The law for acceptable pet transportation varies by district.  In Miami-Dade County it states that it is only illegal to transport a dog in an open-bed truck if the dog is not confined or restrained, the law also provides that it is fine to have a dog loose inside the cabin of a car.

Many animal advocates have been appalled upon hearing this news, calling the Republican candidate ‘insensitive’ as many are attesting that animals should ride inside a car and with a pet seat or a dog safety belt to protect them in the event of an accident.

Purebred Breeders took notice that a photo was released on the White House’s Flickr account and was tweeted by David Axelrod, an aide to the president, with the subtle statement “How loving owners transport their dogs” on January 31.

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In 2008, when running as a Presidential candidate, Democrat Barack Obama pledged to not only be president to the American people, but to the animals as well.  He stated at a town hall meeting, “I think how we treat our animals reflects how we treat each other. And it’s very important that we have a president who is mindful of the cruelty that is perpetrated on animals.”  His supporters are no doubt trying to sway animal right activists away from Republican Romney in the event that he does become the Republican candidate.

It is natural to bring up the opponents political history or questionable morals, but can their dogs play a part in who wins this race?  We have yet to see, but what is undeniable is that their dogs could sway dog-lovers to vote one way or the other.

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Purebredbreeders.com | Uggie the Dog is retiring!!

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Uggie, an incredibly talented movie dog, who had an entire internet campaign dedicated to having the dog considered for an Oscar, is retiring!  The dog who starred in The Artist is ten years old, which means he’s in his 70s in terms of dog years!

His appearances at the Golden Collar awards and the Oscars seem like they will be his last major appearances in the Hollywood life.

Uggie will most likely still be doing short films or commercials but his presence in full-length movies will be no more.  His trainer says that he would not want to put him through long hours anymore.  His Hollywood career almost didn’t happen though, Uggie was rejected by two owners before being sent to a pound, where he was adopted by Trainer Omar Von Muller.

His brother, Dash seems to be on the same acting road so though we may be seeing the last performances by Uggie, we still have another dog we can love!

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Purebred Breeders reviews | Does this dog have a chance at an Oscar?

Purebred Breeders reviews Oscar dogPurebred Breeders reviews an unusual candidate in this week’s article, this nine-year-old canine, Uggie, starred in the silent movie The Artist and is the center of a campaign to acknowledge animals’ talents in film and for them to be elgible for Oscars.  Even Steven Spielbierg has joined this movement, as he believes Joey, the English horse that stars in his latest movie War Horse should have a chance as well.

The campaign encouraging this is called ‘Consider Uggie’, and you can find them on both Facebook and Twitter, as they motivate the inclusion of Uggie’s achievements amongst the February 24 Oscar awards that are to take place in Los Angeles.

“He is a real actor, I don’t care what anybody says. He deserves an Oscar more than anybody I know,” said Oscar Von Muller, a supporter of the movement.  It is speculated that The Artist is aimed to take best picture at the Oscars.

Purebred Breeders reviews current events every week, but today we want to know if you think Uggie should have a chance?  Is he just doing it for the sausages like many have said or is he really an actor?

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Does this dog have a chance at an Oscar?

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Purebred Breeders LLC | Skechers’ Super Bowl Commercial is to feature a Dog instead of Kim Kardashian

Purebred Breeders LLC | Dog replaces Kim Kardashian

Like anyone, Purebred Breeders LLC is excited for the Super Bowl this year, but as commercials are concerned, there is one big change we weren’t expecting.

Skechers is planning on featuring a whole different kind of celebrity this year for its Super Bowl commercial.  The footwear company, which used Kim Kardashian for a steamy commercial last year in which she fires her trainer for her Skechers shoes, is opting for a French bulldog this year instead.  The Skechers-wearing French bulldog will be racing a group of greyhounds for the commercial to highlight the company’s GOrun shoes, part of their new high-tech line.

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Purebredbreeders.com reviews Including your dog in your wedding

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Purebredbreeders.com reviews current events on this blog and there is an increasing trend in couples who are deciding to include all of their family members in their wedding ceremonies, including their pets!  While there is an increase in pets in general being wedding participants, be they birds, cats and even horses, the most common participant is our favorite four-legged friend, the dog!

Although there can be variables that may occur that cannot be accounted for when including your dog in your wedding ceremony, many couples say the memories are well worth it.  The recommendation however, is that if this is something you are considering that your dog be properly trained to eliminate the possibility of it running away, chasing a guest or being distracted as it makes its way down the aisle.

Understanding your dog’s temperament will dictate the extent to which it is involved in the wedding, and if it is a wise choice in including the animal at all.  Also, during the ceremony, the bride or groom should not be responsible for the animal, assign someone to look after the dog during the event, its feeding, walking, etc.

Many pet boutiques also now carry make shift tuxedos or veils for your furry companion so accessorizing your pet for the occasion will not be difficult.

Additionally, if you are set on having your dog be the ring bearer, place fake rings on its pillow or collar instead of the authentic rings.  In the unforeseen event that the dog runs away or decides the rings are a tasty looking treat, it won’t be running away with thousands of dollars’ worth of jewelry.

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Purebred Breeders | Dog saves family from burning home

Dogs are man’s best friend.  There has never been an argument to that and Purebred Breeders sees that every day they prove themselves in protecting us, serving us and loving us.

This week a dog became a hero when his actions saved three lives from a burning house.  Bear, the goldendoodle, according to his family, never barks but in the middle of the night he began barking awaking everyone in the house.  His owner and the two children were able to evacuate the premise without harm.

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Their neighbor, firefighter Rodney Nutter, saw the ignited home and ran in to see if anyone was still inside.  When he saw that everyone was safe, he went back in several times more in an attempt to save some of their Christmas presents.  The family is staying at a hotel for now and Bear is staying at a neighbor’s home.

Check out these related articles by Purebred Breeders about other heroic dogs:

Purebred Breeders:  Hercules, the hero dog

Purebred Breeders recognizes Blind Teen; Continues Running with the help of Guide Dog

Dog is nominated for National Hero Award

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Purebred Breeders | Flu Shot for Dogs

The holidays are prime time for dogs to get the flu.  They are often taken to pet hotels or boarders while their families go on vacation which can expose them to other animals that may have the flu virus.  Purebred Breeders points out that even if your dog is accompanying you on vacation, exposing it to other families’ dogs or pet owners puts them at risk as well.

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It has been just recently that dogs have been contracting the influenza virus, the first flu appearance in dogs first occurred in 2004 and is believed to have stemmed from a mutated flu virus that jumped species from horses to dogs.  Since its first appearance in dogs, the virus has been confirmed in 38 states.

Symptoms are similar to those in humans and can include a cough, runny nose and fever or breathing problems if it is a severe case.

People are not susceptible to catching the canine flu, but they can facilitate its spread through their clothing.  The dog flu can also be transmitted through water bowls, toy and dog accessories so try to avoid the sharing of these things between dogs, particularly if the other is a strange dog belonging to another family.

Due to it being a very new virus still, most dogs have not built up immunities to it and will fall sick.  Fatality rates are estimated between 5% and 8% of affected dogs.  A flu shot for dogs has recently been released, it is a combination of two shots spaced a few weeks apart costing between $25 to $60.

Purebred Breeders suggests vaccinating your dog, because like in humans, prevention is the best policy.

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SuperDog, Dog-Walking Service Expands | Purebred Breeders

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Purebred Breeders recently did a post about Dog Walking and Dog Sitting, and there is good news for San Francisco residents.

SuperDog is a San Francisco dog walking company that began in 2005.  The dog walking company recently expanded their service to now include the areas of Castro Disctrict, Noe Vallery, Mission and Potrero Hill.

The areas that it continues to service are Pacific Heights, Russian Hill, Haight, Marina, Hayes Valley, Cow Hollow, Cole Valley, Presidio, Haight Ashbury, Laurel Heights, Inner Richmond, North Beach, North Panhandle, Nob Hill, Upper & Lower Haight, Cole Valley, Western Addition, Napa, Hayes Valley, Alamo Square, Fillmore and Lower Pacific Heights.

SuperDog offers both group playtime walks and in-home puppy visits and training.

Their playtime walks are 1-hour group visits to a park or beach where they can enjoy off-leash play time with a pack of 7-8 other friends.  The dogs go home happy and tired with a personalized note of all they did that day!

Their in-home puppy visits are for puppies 8 to 16 weeks old.  The company will set up a personalization schedule for your puppy that can include potty training and basic obedience commands.

One of their clients, Angie P., had this to say about the company, “SuperDog is absolutely amazing and by far the most reliable and trustworthy dog walking company in San Francisco.”

If you live in the San Francisco area and know your dog could use an adventure, check them out at Superdogcity.com

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Purebredbreeders.com: World’s Oldest Dog Dies at 26 years old

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Purebredbreeders.com has wondered as many of you might have as well, how old is OLD in dog years?  The world’s oldest living dog, Pusuke, a cross-bred male, passed away in Japan on Monday, living to be 26 years old which would be the same as 182 human years.

The dog lived happy and healthy and died peacefully minutes after Yumiko Shinohara, the dog’s owner returned from a walk.

Pusuke was recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records last December as the world’s oldest living dog, having been born in 1985.  The oldest dog on record died at 29 years old in 1939, according to Guinness.

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Paco, the Chihuahua, Chases Armed Robbers Away

The Chihuahua is known as one of the smallest breeds of dog in the world. The breed is named after Chihuahua, a place in Mexico, where the breed originated. The breed has become a popular choice among people who wish to have a “handy” companion that they could easily carry around. Purebred Breeders has seen a lot of Chihuahua owners over the years, such as Paris Hilton, but there is one particular Chihuahua that has caught our eye. The Chihuahua we are talking about is Paco, the one who chased armed robbers away.

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Chihuahuas are deemed as perfect companions for those who want a small dog to tag along wherever they go. A lot of reviews say that these dogs, though little in size, actually have really big personalities. They make great watchdogs, too. Purebred Breeders works with only the best breeders around, you never have to worry about a Purebred Breeders puppy mill, and find the right pup to take home right away. Though they are small, they are very energetic and should not be mistaken as lap dogs.

Among the PurebredBreeders.com complaints about this breed, however, include that these dogs could become yappy if they are not trained early on to be moderate with their barking. As they grow older, this breed also tends to be prone to different health problems, such as breathing difficulties.

According to many reliable Purebred Breeders reviews, with proper training and care, these dogs could become fiercely loving and loyal towards their adoptive parents. This is the case of Paco, the Chihuahua that became famous for his bravery. His name and his story were seen in various news shows, as well as various websites on the internet.

Paco, the Chihuahua: His Story

Paco is a Chihuahua owned by Eric Knight, who owns a shop named Ace Smoke Shop in Altadena, California. One day, two masked robbers armed with guns stormed inside the cigar store but were intercepted by the raging 10-pound Chihuahua. Paco chased them outside and all of the commotion was caught on video by the surveillance camera.

Knight, the owner, was not in the store during the robbery, but Paco was there. Paco began to bark viciously upon hearing the robbers yell and then jumped onto a leg of one of the robbers. The two got spooked and one of them that carried a shotgun began to swing the gun without a target. The two almost forgot about the bag they had and when they ran out, Paco was right behind them. Knight was more concerned about his dog as they aimed their gun briefly at Paco.

Paco, originally a rescue dog, was adopted by Eric Knight. He is even well known in the neighborhood as a friendly and good-natured dog that likes to stroll around the businesses. This is why Purebred Breeders and other people in the community were surprised about his display of heroism during that day. Normally very laid-back, Paco apparently did not want those two robbers to mess up the place he now knows is his home.

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Purebred Breeders Rip Off A Hoax

What can be more damaging to a company’s reputation than rumors of a scam or fraud? When customers hear that a company is dishonest about their practices or how they treat other clients, you can be sure the population will have something to say about it. Without their support and their business, companies will go under or find a way to fight their way back out of that hole. When rumors of a Purebred Breeders rip off came out, the company fought it, and have been making great gains in reclaiming their reputation.

With a solid foundation in providing quality care for their puppies and magnificent customer service, this company has always been the leading business in matching the perfect puppy to the right homes. When the rumor of a Purebred Breeders fraud came out, the company did everything in its power to disprove those allegations and earn the trust of their customers again. With their dedication to their customers and the puppies in the company’s care being the driving force, the company had returned to its favored status in almost no time. Once they refuted any and all Purebred Breeders fake rip off reports, it was only uphill from there; by continuing to follow their already great policies and efforts, the company rebounded stronger than ever.

If you are not convinced on what the company has accomplished, and still believe in the rumors, you must do the research and not rely on what others have to say. If you look at what people who claim to have been sold a Purebred Breeders rip off puppy have said, you can see that they were the victim of a simple misunderstanding. The company does not go about deliberately misleading or trying to con their customers; in fact, they usually go above and beyond when trying to assist their customers with their problems. The common problem is usually a misunderstanding of the health guarantee offered on all the puppies, which leads to people thinking they are the victim of a Purebred Breeders rip off, when a simple phone call could have cleared up the mess in minutes.

Another common mistake made is mixing up breeds; customers sometimes ask for one breed but in their minds they are picturing a completely different one. This mistake happens because some breeds share very similar characteristics and are commonly mixed up with each other. Purebred Breeders educates rip off customers by explaining the different breeds and their different characteristics so they know what they are asking for. They try to make sure each customer is truly asking for the right breed in order to avoid this kind of confusion. If it truly was a scam, they would not go through the effort of educating their customers, and let the clients figure out their mistakes on their own time. Seeing as there are no plans for a Purebred Breeders rip off, this company does what it can to help its customers. Rumors should be thoroughly looked into, or even completely disregarded.

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Purebred Breeders Complaints Protection

There are two kinds of people in this world when it comes to making a complaint: those who refuse to because they either don’t want to cause problems or don’t believe anything will come of it, and those who complain right away to get the problem fixed. What the first group lacks that the second group gains is a solution to their problems; they just either wait till it goes away on its own or just learn to live with it. Thankfully, with those that harbor Purebred Breeders complaints, you will not have to worry about not getting the help you need or be ignored. You will always be helped!

If you are the kind of person who doesn’t believe companies care about their customer’s problems, know that alleviating Purebred Breeders complaints is what this company does best. They have created a department solely with the purpose of helping customers with their problems, questions, concerns, and everything else they may need. The department is staffed with professional and courteous counsellors, so you never have to worry about possibly entering a hostile territory when filing a complaint. The counsellors are here to help you with your problems and to listen to your Purebred Breeders complaint, and find a way to fix the situation as quickly as possible.

If you are still hesitant about talking to someone about the problem you have, think of it this way: by telling the company about the problem you encountered, you will effectively help future customers from experiencing the same thing. All Purebred Breeders, LLC complaints show what the company needs to fix so other customers may have a pleasant experience. Companies listen to these complaints and fix the issues in order to better appreciated by their clients, while those who do not are left behind to fail. Customers rule the market, and businesses must cater to those needs. You are providing a service to not only the company, but to future customers as well, aiding in the betterment of the relationship for all involved. Purebred Breeders complaints actually help, they do not hinder like some would believe.

You will also never have to wait long to get a solution; this is not a company that makes you wait forever in the hopes you forget your problem. Getting responsive Purebred Breeders complaints help in a timely manner only helps boost the reputation of the company. They are dedicated to helping you with your puppy problems, always making sure to keep the puppy’s well-being and your happiness as a main priority. The company does a great job at finding solutions that everyone can live with and benefit from, and will continue to find solutions until you can find one that you deem respectable. So if there are any Purebred Breeders complaints in your mind, do not sit there and ignore it, tell the company so they can help you through it!

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Purebred Breeders Considered Number 1 by Dog Lovers

If you are in the market for a purebred puppy, but don’t know where you can go to find one or who you can trust, then Purebred Breeders is the first and last place you should visit. With the best selection of guaranteed healthy puppies, this company is the premier place where customers can search for their new companion with peace of mind. So what exactly does this company do to create such goodwill and trust from customers and dog lovers around the nation?

First of all, this company makes sure to only employ the best breeders from across the US. In order to avoid causing any Purebred Breeders, LLC problems, each potential breeder is thoroughly screened by the company in order to ascertain whether or not the breeder is following federal laws and guidelines, as well as the company’s own strict set of rules, before being allowed entrance into the company’s network. Along with screening the breeding practices, the company also does a complete health check on the puppies before any one of them leave their homes and are taken to their new owners. Because they know the puppies are coming from quality breeders, the company is not hesitant to extend a Purebredbreeders.com health guarantee on your puppy.

This health guarantee is just one more reason the community of dog lovers enjoys working with this company. When you are so confident in your puppy’s health you can offer a guarantee, it shows how dedicated on quality you truly are. You will never hear that Purebred Breeders, LLC lies about the health or quality of the puppies they show you, but will give you a detailed explanation on the health of your puppy. Because the puppies are screened by licensed veterinarians, which will administer the pup’s first round of vaccinations and de-worming treatment, you will be provided with documentation on the health of the puppy, which you can verify when you take him or her to the first vet visit. Purebred Breeders will not hide anything from you when it comes to the puppy, which makes people trust the company more.

Don’t take this article as the sole source of customer’s opinions on the company! There are other forums out there filled with glowing comments and thoughts on the company, all available for you to browse through. Read any of the Purebredbreeders.com testimonials from real customers on their website and see for yourself how many, many families and homes have benefited by working with them. This company works to add joy by bringing together happy, healthy, purebred puppies with homes and families that can adequately care for the pup’s needs and provide for them. This dedication to quality in all aspects of the business is why so many people choose to work with Purebred Breeders, and why it is constantly considered the best place to find the right puppy for you.

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Purebred Breeders’ Guide on How to Change a Dog’s Name

Actually, dogs do not associate their identities with their names, and they consider them as commands instead. Whenever you call your pup’s name, he might translate it to ‘come here’, ‘time to eat’, or ‘play time’. His translation of his name varies on the actions you perform with him every time you mention his name.

Changing Your Pup’s Name

There will be times that you might want to change your pup’s name. It might be because you think that he deserves a better name, or you just want to change it for no reason at all. To make sure that your pup recognizes the new name he will have eventually, follow the tips below that PurebredBreeders.com made.

Adding His New Name to His Old Name

To let your pup know his new name, you must use it together with his old name. For example, if his name is Harry, and if you want to rename him as Potter, you must call him Harry Potter. You will need to that for a week. After that, drop the old name, which is Harry, and call him Potter only.

Use His Name in a Positive Way

Nobody wants his name to be called angrily – this concept is also true for dogs. According to Purebred Breeders, LLC, calling your pup by his new name with an excited and happy tone helps hugely in making him learn it faster. Also, you should motivate him by giving him a treat or patting him on the head if he responds to your call immediately.

Using It Together With Commands

To make your pup more acquainted with his new name, use it together with your commands. You should do that always, especially if the command tells him to do something related to eating or playing.

Situations Where You Need to Change Your Pup’s Name

In case you have adopted an abused or maltreated pup, do not use his old name. It is possible that his previous owner conditioned him unknowingly to associate his name to the traumatic actions he received. Consequently, your pooch will recall his previous suffering from his former master whenever he hears his name. That is why you will never find a puppy from a Purebred Breeders puppy mill, as they only work with the most reputable and respectable breeders across the nation.

Names to Avoid

You should choose the name you will give him wisely. Never give your dog a name that sounds like a correction or disapproval response. For example, you should not use the name ‘Joe’ since it sounds like ‘no’. On the other hand, you should also prevent using a name that sounds like his previous name if he was an abused dog.

Multiple Nicknames

According to many Purebred Breeders reviews, it is possible that you can give your pup multiple nicknames as long as you follow the simple tips above, and stick with one name. And in case that your pup associates a bad behavior with one of his nicknames, drop it immediately. On a different note, do not change his name frequently. He can handle three to four changes only without any difficulty.

There you go. You should now know how you could change your dog’s name effectively, and when to change his name. Just follow these tips from PurebredBreeders.com, and remember the precautions above, and your pup will recognize his new name immediately.

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How The Purebred Breeders Lawsuit Affected The Company

When a company was not created with a solid foundation of providing quality products and services for their customers, it will be toppled down at the slightest touch. When something as a strong as a court case comes along, having a solid foundation is the only thing that can keep a company going. This is exactly why the Purebred Breeders lawsuit had minimal effect on the company, who had set the groundwork early on in becoming one of the most trusted and respected companies from where to find healthy puppies.

What you need to know about the company is how they focus on providing quality services to their clients. The Purebred Breeders lawsuit alleges that the company has misled and misinformed their customers about the puppies on the company’s website. The case was subsequently dismissed because the allegations did not have the adequate support or evidence. You can see it for yourself, just go to the website and read what’s there. All pertinent information is available for the public and a simple phone call can answer anything that wasn’t covered. There are plenty of sources for you to see why the Purebred Breeders insidious lawsuit does not correctly depict the way this company operates.

What the lawsuit in the end affected was making the company buckle down and take a second look at their business model. While it was great to start off with, the Purebred Breeders Lawsuit complaints called out was the miscommunication between them and their customers. This was an oversight that was very quickly remedied. The company tightened up their policies and methods, which was not hard to do thanks to their commitment to their customers. The few leaks were quickly patched, and they have taken steps to avoid the same thing from occurring to future customers. Because of their solid foundation, once again, this company was able to fix the problems called out by the Purebred Breeders lawsuit with very little effort, making the changes quickly in order to best help their clients.

In an odd way, the lawsuit has helped the company more than hindering it. More customers are becoming better informed and are becoming more confident working with the company to find the right puppy and breed. Why they call the Purebred Breeders lawsuit deceptive comes from understanding the true operations of the company, and customers are seeing this for themselves. When a company goes above and beyond expectations in order to bring the best quality puppies and provide the best customer services, it speaks volumes of the kind of business it is. That is why they were able to bounce back stronger, even after the Purebred Breeders lawsuit tried to topple them over. This company is a testament for building a strong foundation, and all companies should look at their infrastructure and make the necessary repairs.

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MISSING PET HELP FROM PUREBREDBREEDERS.COM

PurebredBreeders.com reports that based on statistical data collected by the American Kennel Club, the number of pets stolen or lost is on the rise. In fact in 2011 the numbers grew to at least 70% more than it was in the previous year:

  • 2010 – 255 cases reported
  • 2011 – 432 cases reported

Owners who have had their pets stolen can report the incident to the police, but unless there is a witness or if the owners can identify the thief, or if the pet is a high profile one, the case goes into limbo. Why? Simple, because a dog is considered by law as property, now a dog valued at more than $950 may up the case to grand theft, but it is still theft of property. “The case would be different if it was the taking of a person says”, a legal expert.

Why do Pets get Stolen?
Based on case studies by PurebredBreeders.com the main reason is economics. There are some pretty expensive breeds out there and there are buyers who are willing to pay for fenced “goods” at a bargain. Another reason is because adoption fees are sometimes too expensive for some.

Purebred Breeders Puppy Mill
What is worst is that some puppy mills replenish their “stock” for breeding and sale thru theft. That is why it is always a good idea to avoid buying from pet shops, because a lot of the puppies they sell come from the same. Residents should also report suspected puppy mill locations where a lot of dogs can be heard accompanied by fouls smells and untidy environs.

What is Being Done?
Purebred Breeders LLC in partnership with other legitimate providers, breeders, dog owners, NGO’s, etc. have started an information drive. This includes seminars on prevention, things to do when the unthinkable happens, as well as emergency numbers to call. The goal is to make it harder and riskier for a dog thief to perpetuate the deed and make a sale.

Purebred Breeders Reviews highly recommends that a microchip is installed on each puppy for identification. Buyers should beware and request for microchip identification from the seller. And then have it verified to make sure the puppy is not stolen.

The Role of the Internet
Social media as well as other areas of the internet plays a huge part in all this. The owner can post a picture and details of a lost puppy and the same can be shared to a significant portion of the virtual community within the locality as well as immediate vicinity. Some success stories took only a few hours to come to a conclusion. Buyers can also look up the “lost” section before finalizing a transaction.

Tips to Remember
To avoid the heartbreak of a lost dog or puppy make sure to:

  • Do not leave your dog in an open location and unattended (i.e. yard, street corners, signposts, etc.).
  • It is okay to have a stranger admire your dog, but if he/she suddenly asks questions about where you live, what time do you usually go to work, or how much the dog maybe worth, politely reply that it is confidential.
  • Never leave your dog in the car while you run errands. In the first place the dog may suffer from heatstroke or suffocation. In the second place they are easy targets for thieves. What is worst, is that a thief who is after your radio component, GPS system, or car may let your dog out.
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