• Breed: Min Pin

    One year ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Avg Size of male: Height: 10-12.5 Weight: 8-10
    Minor concerns: Legg - Perthes, patellar luxation
    Suggested tests: Knee,
    Major concerns: None
    Occasionally seen: PRA
    Life span: 12 - 14 years
    Avg Size of Female: Height: 10-12.5 Weight: 8-10
    Brief History on Miniature Pinscher Origin
    When it comes the the Doberman and the Min Pin, the Miniature Pinscher is actually the older breed. Stories suggest that the Min Pin resulted from crosses between the German Pinscher, the Dachshund and the Italian Greyhound. Feistiness, fearlessness and speed are some of the traits from those breeds that were...
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  • Breed: Newfoundland

    Breed: Newfoundland

    One year ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Note: Newfoundlands do not tolerate heat well; some are sensitive to anesthesia.
    Occasionally seen: Epilepsy
    Avg Size of Female: Height: 26 inches, Weight: 100-120 pounds
    Avg Size of Male: Height: 28 inches, Weight: 130-150 pounds
    Major concerns: SAS, pulmonic stenosis, elbow dysplasia, CHD, gastric torsion
    Minor concerns: OCD, entropion, ectropion, vWD, cataract
    Suggested tests: Hip, elbow, cardiac, blood,
    Life span: 8 - 10 years
    Brief History on Newfoundland Origin
    Regardless of its exact origin, the result was a large dog is excellent in and around the water. It was known to be an...
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  • Breed: Old English Sheepdog

    Breed: Old English Sheepdog

    One year ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Major concerns: CHD
    Avg Size of male: Height: 22+ Weight: 70 - 90
    Avg Size of Female: Height: 21+ Weight: 60 - 80
    Life span: 10 - 12 years
    Suggested tests: Hip, eye, hearing
    Minor concerns: Gastric torsion, otitis externa retinal detachment, cataract, deafness
    Occasionally seen: None
    Brief History on Old English Sheepdog Origin
    There are many stories that suggest the true origin of the Old English Sheepdog, most of which being a link between the Bearded Collie or the Russian Owtchar. Somewhere around the mid-19th century, the breed's role was confined to primarily herding. Since it was...
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  • Breed: Papillon

    Breed: Papillon

    One year ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Life span: 12 - 15 years
    Minor concerns: PRA, patellar luxation
    Suggested Tests: Knee, eye
    Occasionally seen: None
    Avg Size of Female: Height: 8-11 inches, Weight: 9-10 pounds
    Avg Size of Male: Height: 8-11 inches, Weight: 9-10 pounds
    Major concerns: None
    Brief History on Papillon Origin
    The Papillon originated in France, where the breed was called the “Dwarf Spaniel”, and featured spaniel-type dropped ears. The court of France's Louis XIV was particularly passionate about the Papillon, and imported many of them. This tiny breed was featured in many paintings of the Renaissance period...
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  • Breed: Pekingese

    Breed: Pekingese

    One year ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Minor concerns: Elongated soft palate, stenotic nares, KCS, patellar luxation, distichiasis, trichiasis, skin fold dermatitis
    Major concerns: None
    Avg Size of Female: Height: 6-9 inches, Weight:
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  • Breed: Pomeranian

    Breed: Pomeranian

    One year ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Occasionally seen: Tracheal collapse, PDA
    Avg Size of Male: Height: 8-11 inches, Weight: 3-7 pounds
    Minor concerns: Open fontanel, hypoglycemia, shoulder luxation, PRA, entropion
    Suggested tests: Knee, eye, cardiac
    Major concerns: Patellar luxation
    Life span: 12-16 years
    Avg Size of Female: Height: 8-11 inches, Weight: 3-7 pounds
    Brief History on Pomeranian Origin
    The first Pomeranians did not look like Pomeranians at all actually, and they were not called by that name up until they were introduced to England. Majority of them were white in color, and weighed as much as 30 pounds each. The...
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  • Breed: Poodle

    Breed: Poodle

    One year ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Major concerns for toy and miniature: PRA, patellar luxation, Legg - Perthes, epilepsy
    Life span for standard: 10 - 13 years
    Major concerns for standard: Sebaceous adenitis, gastric torsion, Addison's
    Occasionally seen for standard: PDA, vWD
    Occasionally seen for toy and miniature: Urolithiasis, intervertebral disc degeneration
    Life span for miniature: 13 - 15 years
    Minor concerns for toy and miniature: Trichiasis, entropion, lacrimal duct atresia, cataracts, glaucoma, distichiasis
    Minor concerns for standard: Distichiasis, entropion, cataract, CHD, epilepsy
    Suggested tests for standard...
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  • Breed: Pug

    Breed: Pug

    One year ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Life span: 12 - 15 years
    Avg Size of Female: Height: 10-11 inches, Weight: 14-18 pounds
    Occasionally seen: Epilepsy
    Avg Size of Male: Height: 10-11 inches, Weight: 14-18 pounds
    Minor concerns: Elongated palette, stenotic nares, patellar luxation, Legg - Perthes, entropion
    Note: Skin fold dermatitis occurs if wrinkles are not regularly cleaned. The pug cannot tolerate heat and is sensitive to anesthesia. It is prone to corneal abrasion and obesity.
    Major concerns: None
    Suggested tests: Eye
    Brief History on Pug Origin
    Its seems that the Pug originated somewhere in Asia, sometime around 400...
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  • Breed: Rottweiler

    Breed: Rottweiler

    One year ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Minor concerns: OCD, entropion, vWD, panosteitis
    Life span: 8 - 11 years
    Major concerns: CHD, elbow dysplasia, SAS, osteosarcoma, gastric torsion
    Suggested tests: Hip, elbow, cardiac, blood, eye
    Avg Size of Male: Height: 24-27 inches, Weight: 85-135 pounds
    Occasionally seen: PRA, cataract, epilepsy
    Avg Size of Female: Height: 22-25 inches, Weight: 80-100 pounds
    Brief History on Rottweiler Origin
    The Rottweiler is a breed of domestic dog, regarded as medium-to-large or large in size. The dogs were known in German as Rottweiler Metzgerhund, meaning “butcher dog”, because one of their uses...
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  • Breed: Samoyed

    Breed: Samoyed

    One year ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Avg Size of Female: Height: 19-21 inches, Weight: 35-50 pounds
    Major concerns: CHD
    Occasionally seen: PRA
    Life span: 10 - 12 years
    Minor concerns: Gastric torsion
    Suggested tests: Hip, eye
    Avg Size of Male: Height: 21-23.5 inches, Weight: 45-65 pounds
    Brief History on Samoyed Origin
    This breed takes its name from the Samoyedic peoples of Siberia. These spitz dogs were utilized to hunt, pull sleds and protect their families from predators. Both as a worker and as a companion, the Samoyed would sleep the with children in order to keep them warm in the frosty, harsh climate. The first of the...
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