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Rottweiler Puppies for Sale

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Rottweiler Information

Lifespan

Rottweilers are considered to be an extra-large breed of dog. Males grow up to 27 inches and can weigh 130 lbs. Females weigh up to 120 lbs. and weigh up to 120 lbs. They typically live for 10 to 12 years. Rottweilers give birth to 4 to 10 puppies per litter.

Temperament

Despite a reputation as a vicious attack dog, the Rottweiler is considered to be a loving, loyal family dog. They are said to be fairly even-tempered and calm if raised and trained properly. Rottweilers form very strong bonds with family members. The breed is dedicated, affectionate, and playful. Like many large breeds, the Rottweiler is unaware of its size, and is happy to curl up in bed, on sofa, and even in a favorite person’s lap. Rottweilers that are properly socialized do well with children, including younger kids. The breed will also get along with other dogs and pets, including cats.

Rottweilers are a breed that needs exercise daily. This is not just for their physical health, but for their mental health and temperament as well. Rottweilers have a moderate amount of energy, and as a larger dog, need to get out and move. Walks, runs, hikes, bike rides, and plenty of time to roam around the yard are important for this breed. Rottweilers love to play, and do well with sturdy, strong toys that they can chew on.

It is important to remember that the Rottweiler was originally a working dog. The breed was called a “Butcher’s dog” as its role was to drive cattle to market and pull carts. This working history actually dates all the way back to Ancient Rome. Rottweilers need a purpose, and actually appreciate being given a specific task to accomplish. Agility, advanced obedience, and especially any kind of strength competition that involves pushing or pulling are wonderful canine activities for this breed.

Proper training and socialization is very important for this breed. Rottweilers want to be the boss, and if given the opportunity, will attempt to run the household. Rottweilers need respectful, consistent, and firm training that lets them know they are not in charge. That being said, training should not be harsh and the dog should never be physically disciplined. The Rottweiler is an intelligent breed, and will respond to positive reinforcement.

Rottweilers want to be in charge, and they will attempt to be the alpha dog around the house. The breed needs strong leadership, consistent training, and good socialization. While the Rottweiler likes to be dominant, aggression and viciousness are not inherited traits; they are actually learned behaviors.  Aggression and meanness do not come naturally to this rather dignified breed. Those who have trained the breed to become a fighting dog, an attack dog, or mistreated it to the point of distrust and fear of humans have only succeeded in destroying the breed’s loyal and dedicated temperament. Poor training, neglect, and unfortunate illegal activities are what have served to give this breed a bad reputation.

The Rottweiler is actually an excellent watchdog, though not necessarily a mean or unpredictable one. In fact, when bred and brought up correctly, the Rottweiler is actually alert and protective, yet reserved and judicious when behaving as a watch dog. The Rottweiler is known to be a quiet dog that only barks when absolutely necessary. It will alert its owners if it feels something is off, but the dog is more likely to stand and observe the situation. Well-bred Rottweilers will be reserved and watchful around newcomers, but will warm up if they feel the person is worthwhile. While they are willing to protect their family, they are certainly not the lunging and frothing attack dog depicted in many movies and television shows.

Rottweilers can show same sex aggression towards other dogs, so it is recommended that dogs not intended for breeding are neutered or spayed. As stated before, Rottweilers love to chew. Rottweilers who are bored, or who do not receive enough attention, exercise, or activity will take to chewing to keep themselves occupied. As a larger breed, they can do a lot of damage in a small amount of time. The breed can also be somewhat possessive of food and toys, but this can be addressed with training.

It is extremely important that the breeder is thoroughly researched prior to adopting a Rottweiler puppy. Indiscriminate breeders who are not careful with bloodlines or temperament can breed a dog that is unstable or has behavioral and health difficulties.

Care

The Rottweiler has a double coat. The outer coat is medium long and rough. The undercoat is thick, depending on the climate. Brushing is recommended once a week to remove any dead hairs. Rottweilers blow their coats twice per year, and will shed profusely during that time. Rottweilers should only be bathed as needed, as the coat and skin contain natural oils that keep them healthy. Rottweilers will also need regular dental hygiene and nail trimmings.

Rottweilers can experience health difficulties. Care should be taken on extremely hot days, as they can overheat. Other problems are usually inherited, and usually include joint, bone, and cartilage problems. Rottweilers are also prone to bloat, and should be fed several small meals per day.

As stated before, the Rottweiler needs daily exercise and activity to for its physical and mental health. Proper training is important. Training should always be consistent and firm, and should begin when the dog is young. Early socialization is equally important. Rottweilers need to be leashed when walking, and should always be in a yard with a sturdy fence. Due to their size and energy level, the Rottweiler is not a breed suited to apartment or condominium living.

Owning a Rottweiler

It is essential to make sure that any Rottweiler puppies are adopted from a reputable breeder who can provide a health history, and information about the dog’s parents. There are also many Rottweiler rescue organizations that are able to provide personality information about the dogs that need to be re-homed.

Collie Puppies For Sale

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Collie Information

Lifespan

The Collie is a large breed that gives birth to about 6 puppies per litter. Weighing up to 75 lbs., males can grow up to 26 inches tall. Females weigh in at 65 lbs. at the most, and grow up to 24 inches tall. The Collie lives for about 14-16 years.

Temperament

Intelligent, loyal, and hardworking, Collies are a breed with a history as a working dog. Now beloved as a family pet, they are said to be extremely fond of children and loving towards all family members. The Collie is a dedicated pet that forms strong bonds with its people.

The Collie has a reputation as a diligent, serious, and fearless dog thanks to the many books, television shows, and movies that have depicted the breed. While these are noble traits, it is important to remember that these things are works of fiction. Though the breed does exhibit many fine qualities, it is actually quite lively, fun, and playful. Collies are considered to be amiable dogs that enjoy walks, running through the yard, and other activities. They thrive on human companionship, and the more they receive, the happier they will be.

Collies were bred as working dogs, usually employed in watching over and herding sheep. Because of this, they get along well with other animals and pets. They are not known to show aggression toward other people, pets, or even wild animals, though they will bark. They are very alert and vocal, and barking may be something that needs to be addressed in training.

The Collie does have a reputation for being somewhat sensitive. They are known to pout or go off by themselves if they feel they have done something wrong. They do not react well to harsh treatment or yelling. The breed also requires a great deal of affection and attention. Without it, they can become bored, depressed, or even destructive.

Care

There are two types of Collie. The rough coated Collie, and the smooth coated Collie. The rough coated Collie is the type most people are familiar with thanks to movies and television. The rough coat is long, thick, and has a coarse texture. It also has a dense, wooly undercoat. In fact, the undercoat is so heavy that the dog’s skin is not visible. The smooth coat consists of short, thick fur that lies close to the body. Smooth coated Collies also have a substantial undercoat. Both types are considered to be heavy shedders.

Smooth Collies require brushing with a stiff bristled brush about once per week. This will remove any loose or dead hairs, redistribute natural oils, and keep the coat shiny.

The rough coated Collie, on the other hand, requires frequent brushing to remove loose or dead hairs, prevent tangles, and to keep the undercoat from matting. They will also need brushing to removed dirt, leaves, and anything else that gets tangled in the long fur. Both breeds will need bathing every other month or so. The smooth coated Collie is fairly easy to bathe. The rough coated Collie can prove to be more of a challenge at bath time, as the fur will have to be thoroughly dried and brushed out. It is suggested that the rough coated type sees a groomer every few months or so to make sure that the coat is properly washed, conditioned, and cared for.

Both types will need to have their nails trimmed and their teeth cleaned on a regular basis. Ears should also be checked for irritation or signs of infection.

The Collie is a fairly healthy breed, though it is subject to several possible health ailments. These include minor skin ailments, gastrointestinal disorders, joint problems, deafness, and some eye conditions. Regular vet care is recommended in order to keep the dog in excellent health.

Collies are described as moderately active dogs, though they do require daily exercise. They do well with walks or runs. They also do well with large, fenced in yards, or on farms. Because they are so intelligent, Collies need varied activities so that they do not become bored. Collies that do not receive enough mental stimulation are known to form destructive habits.

Because of their careers as working dogs, Collies are highly trainable. They are said to lose interest and become lethargic if the routine becomes mundane or too easy, so it is best to provide a challenging, varied, training routine. The breed can also be somewhat stubborn at times. In spite of this, it is important the training is gentle and respectful to the breed’s sensitive disposition.

Collies are very agile and capable dogs. They do well with herding tests, in the show ring, and in agility competitions. They can achieve an advanced level of training if it is done properly.

Owning a Collie

Collies do not do well as apartment dog due to their size and activity level, so potential pet owners need to consider if they have adequate space to accommodate this large breed. The second most important thing to consider is time, as the dog does not do well if left alone for a long while. Thirdly, owners should think about the amount of grooming both types require, and decide if they can accommodate the dog’s needs.

Because of their popularity in print and on film, Collies are a breed frequently subject to the practice of puppy mills or breeders who practice in less than ideal conditions. It is very important to research the breeder the puppy is being purchased from in order to make sure that they are licensed, reputable, and operating in a manner that will provide you with a healthy, purebred dog. It is essential to ask a lot of questions about the dog’s background and health history prior to purchase.

Occasionally, Collies do end up in shelters or with pet rescues. Adult Collies can also make excellent pets. Because they love people and thrive on human companionship, a re-homed Collie can be trained and become a treasured family member.

Cavalier King Charles Puppies For Sale

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Cavaliar King Charles Spaniel Information

Lifespan

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a toy breed of dog that normally lives from 10-15 years. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels normally give birth to litters of 2-6 puppies, with an average of 5 pups per litter. The dog grows up to 13 inches tall, and can weigh up to 18 lbs.

Temperament

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is said to make a lovely pet for a variety of lifestyles. This is a dog with an all- around good temperament that is suited for families, older adults, and singles. This breed loves people! Bred as a companion animal for the aristocracy, these little spaniels are devoted, affectionate, and easy going. They have a tendency to choose a favorite person, thought they will bond with everyone in the family.

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a breed that enjoys playing as much as it likes snuggling with a favored person. This breed even gets along with other dogs and pets, including cats, though proper socialization is recommended to the dog from giving into its natural instinct to chase.

This is a breed that does not do well alone. While the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel enjoys being outside, it is not a dog that should be left in a kennel or yard for long periods of time. Like other dogs, the King Charles can develop negative habits if it does not receive enough attention or affection. Anxiety is a trait that the breed is prone to, and it can stem from being left alone too long or from lack of exercise and activity. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel will destructively chew and begin to bark excessively when left alone if it is feeling anxious.

This is a breed that can be timid. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel might initially be reserved around strangers, but will warm up eventually if it has been properly socialized. However, if the breed is not introduced to new people and situations while it is young, the timidity can change into fearfulness.

Care

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has a coat that is moderately long. It is quite silky and wavy, with feathering on the feet, ears, chest, and tail. Despite the long coat, these breed is fairly low maintenance in regards to grooming. The dog will require brushing a few times per week to keep the coat shiny, and to remove loose, dead hairs and prevent matting or tangling. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel will need a bath when necessary. The coat does not require any trimming.

The long ears will need to be checked for signs of infection weekly, as the breed is prone to ear infections or irritations. Ear cleaning solution can also be obtained from the veterinarian.  As the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a smaller breed, weekly brushing is recommended to prevent tooth decay. Regular veterinary care and annual teeth cleanings are important.

In addition to ear ailments and tooth decay, the breed can be prone to other health ailments. The dog may be subject to patellar luxation, which is a knee condition. Another concern is Mitro Valve Heart Disease, a condition that presents itself as a heart murmur, but ultimately is fatal. Yearly heart exams are recommended with routine vet care.  Cataracts and early hearing loss are also health conditions that the breed is prone to.

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel requires daily exercise. Daily walks, romps in the yard, and play time help to keep the breed fit and active. As mentioned before, this is a breed that can develop anxiety if it does not receive enough daily activity and stimulation. During walks, it is best that the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is kept on a leash, as it does have a tendency to chase other animals.

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a breed that is easily trainable. This dog loves to please its owners, and responds well to positive praise, attention, and treats. This is a dog that requires gentle training; it does not need the firm hand and established leadership that other breeds with strong personalities require. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is capable of more than basic obedience skills. This breed does well with advanced classes and agility training. It is said to excel in agility.

This former favorite pet of aristocrats is now valued as a family pet and companion. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is also successful as a show dog, in agility competitions, and as a therapy dog.

Owning a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

If considering a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel as a pet, potential owners will want to make sure that they learn as much as they can about the breed before going forward. While the breed is a wonderful pet for a variety of lifestyles, there are still some considerations to make. Potential owners will want to make sure that at least one person, or possibly another dog or pet, will be home with the dog during the day, as this breed gets anxious when left alone. In addition to this, the owner will want to make sure that the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel will do well in the home environment. With a tendency toward timidity or fearfulness, this is a breed that will not flourish in a home with lots loudness, yelling, or harsh tones of voice.

If all of these things have been taken into account, then it is extremely important to go through a licensed breeder when purchasing a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy. It is important to be aware of the dog’s health history, and to know if there are any specific conditions that the puppy could inherit.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels do end up with rescue organizations or in shelters for a variety of reasons, including health problems, owner surrender, or as pet mill rescues. Older or adult Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are highly trainable, and are a pet that does well with re-homing and bonding with a brand new family.

Bernese Mountain Dog Puppies For Sale In Pa.

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The Bernese Mountain Dog: History and Appearance

History

The Bernese Mountain Dog hails from Switzerland, where it has a long history as a mountain dog.  This breed hails from the farms of Berne, Switzerland, and for a time was only known in that region. It is one of four mountain breeds, and while all share similar coloring and physicality; the Bernese is the only one to have a long, luxurious coat. In fact, the Bernese Mountain Dog was often featured in paintings that date all the way back to the mid 1600’s.

The ancestors of the Bernese Mountain Dog worked hard as farm dogs, and the breed continued that tradition by working as farm dogs, drovers, draft dogs, and watch dogs. For a time in the late 1800’s, there remained only a few Bernese scattered throughout Switzerland, and it appeared that the breed was on the brink of extinction.

A gentleman named Franz Schertenleib sought to re-populate the breed, and sought out excellent specimens for breeding. While the search was long, it eventually paid off, and the breed began to make a comeback. The rehabilitation of the breed was overseen by Professor Albert Heim, a geologist, canine enthusiast, and judge. The Bernese Mountain Dog was first exhibited in 1907, after a specialty club for the breed was formed. They were soon developed as companion dogs by the Swiss, though their role as a working farm dog continued.

The Bernese Mountain Dog was introduced to the United States in 1926. The breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1937. The Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America was formed in 1968, and began sponsoring drafting and carting competitions for the breed.

Berner-Garde, was established in 1989 as a means to protect the breed’s health. It is an open health registry that all breeders of the Bernese Mountain Dog  are encouraged to use. As the desire for the Bernese Mountain Dog grew, so did concerns about its health and longevity. Because the breed existed for so long in only a few parts of Switzerland, and the population was small, the genetic line remained pure and subject to inbreeding.  The breed’s history, sudden popularity among professional breeders, and quick increase in population has led to certain health problems, including a shortened lifespan and a genetic predisposition for cancer. The modern Bernese only lives for 6-8 years, and must have regular vet care in order to prevent health issues.

In spite of its shorter lifespan, the Bernese Mountain dog is valued as a companion animal, show dog, and even still works as a farm dog.

Appearance

The Bernese Mountain Dog is a large dog featuring a tri-colored coat and a striking appearance. The males reach up to 28 inches, while the females grow to 27 inches. Males weigh in at 110 lbs. at the most, while the female’s maximum weight is 105 lbs.

The Bernese are sturdy dogs, with a hardy and balanced presence. They have an animated and gentle expression, with dark brown oval shaped eyes. They feature triangular ears that are set high on the head and brought forward. They possess a strong, straight muzzle, and a black nose. The lips are usually clean and the teeth meet in a scissors bite.

Bernese have powerful, sturdy necks, a deep chest, and broad backs. The breed has full, straight, bushy tails that are carried low when resting. Legs are straight boned with muscular thighs. The feet are compact with arched toes. Rear dewclaws should always be removed.

Bernese Mountain Dogs have extremely thick coats. The fur is wavy or straight and long, except on the head, muzzle, and ears. The hair should have a bright shine to it. Trimming or shaving is highly discouraged.

Bernese are tri-colored, featuring hues of black, white, and rust. The ground, or base, color is black. Markings are bright white and rust. The dog has a white blaze and white muzzle, as well a white marking on the chest. The tip of the tail is usually white, and slight markings on the feet that do not extend up the leg are considered acceptable.  Rust markings begin with a splash over each eye, on the cheeks, on all four legs, under the tail, and on each side of the chest.

Showing a Bernese Mountain Dog

Bernese Mountain Dogs, with their beautiful appearance and silky fur, make excellent show dogs. Their appearance is held to a high standard of criteria, however, and even slight flaws can cost points or lead to disqualification. For example, if the breed features any base color other than black, it is grounds for disqualification. Blue eyes will also lead to disqualification. White legs, white collars, and inverted eyelids are considered serious faults. The tail should not be bent or curled. Teeth should not be overshot or undershot in bite, and the chest should not be barrel shaped. It is expected that the rear dewclaws are removed. The feet are expected to be straight, and should not turn in or out. The Bernese is not to be trimmed and should be exhibited in its natural coat. The coat should not be dull or overly curly. In show, the Bernese is expected to have a slow trot. It should be able to demonstrate agility and speed used in drafting work.

The Bernese Today

Brought back from the brink of extinction, this breed has faced specific challenges in regards to health and longevity. There is understanding among reputable breeders that it is important that the Bernese Mountain Dog’s legacy as one of the oldest working breeds is preserved. The Bernese dates back centuries, and with careful breeding, health records, and oversight, it will hopefully live on for centuries more.

The Bernese Mountain Dog makes for a wonderful family pet, show dog, or working dog. With a gentle demeanor and affectionate personality, these beautiful dogs are worth owning. While their lifespan may not be as long as other breeds, their friendly, loyal nature makes it time well spent.

Akita Puppies For Sale In Pa.

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Akita Information

Lifespan

Akitas are born in litters of 5-6 puppies, with weaning from the mother at 8 weeks. Akita puppies go through a period of rapid growth between 4 and 7 months, and are fully grown within a year. The American Akita will grow to just over 100 lbs. and 28 inches. This breed lives up to about 12 years.

Temperament

There is a reason the Akita was so well regarded in Japan. The breed is known for being affectionate, adaptable, and loyal.  Akitas are known for having a quiet or reserved personality, but have a reputation for being extremely active and protective. They are good with children, and excellent family dogs. It is said that Japanese mothers were known to leave their children with the dog, as it was certain to watch over them.

The Akita is a breed that seeks companionship, and loves to be around its owner or family. While they are not known to be noisy dogs, they do make huffing or groaning noises. They can actually be quite vocal without even barking! The Akita will be social and communicative with family members, but will be quiet or reserved with strangers or visitors. It is important that Akitas are socialized early on, to help make them more comfortable with new people or visitors. Akitas only bark when they are feeling threatened or protective of their owners.

Along with their tendency to mumble and groan, Akitas have some very amusing habits. Akitas will “mouth” things, including your hand, their leash, objects, etc. This is not intended to be an aggressive or destructive habit, but as a means of understanding the environment or communicating with the owner. Akitas will also groom themselves by licking their fur, in a manner similar to that of a cat. This is something they do quite frequently

Akitas were originally bred as resourceful, adaptive, and strong hunting dogs. They have bodies that are built for rough physical terrain, and reputation for being extremely courageous. It is said that Akitas do not back down from a fight. Akitas are extremely strong and fast, yet gentle enough to bring animals back undamaged. Akitas still hunt today.

This is an energetic breed that does well with a great deal of exercise and activity. Akitas are muscular and swift dogs.  They can be trained in agility, strength, and other tricks. Because they love to mouth everything, they enjoy fetching and carrying.

Because they have such dominant personalities and were bred as hunters, Akitas can be aggressive with other dogs and animals. They do best as the only dog in the house, and will chase other pets. Also, because they are a breed that craves companionship, they do not thrive when left alone for extended periods of time. Akitas that are left to themselves in a backyard or in the home for long hours can become mischievous, destructive, and unfriendly.

That being said, Akitas still make wonderful family dogs and steadfast companions. It is highly recommended that those considering owning the breed do thorough research to make sure they can commit the time, energy, and training to this amazing breed of dog.

Health and Care

Akitas are not recommended for a first time pet owner, or for someone looking for a mellow dog. While know to be calm, this breed is definitely not lazy! Akitas have a lot of energy and are quite astute. They become bored very easily. They benefit from a great deal of exercise and varied activities. This is an excellent pet for someone who enjoys daily walks and exercise, and is able to spend a great deal of time with the dog.

Like most large, active breeds, the Akita will require frequent feedings (about 5-6 cups of food per day) and fresh water. A low fat, high protein diet is recommended. Akitas are susceptible to certain ailments; including hip dysplasia, bloat, retinal deterioration, and certain skin conditions. Regular visits with a vet familiar with the breed are advised.

Because of their beautiful and distinctive double coats, Akitas tend to shed often and will require regular grooming and bathing.  Nails need trimming every few months, and it is important to occasionally check ear health.

The Akita has a dominant personality, and will want to be the boss. They are “pack” animals, and will want to be the “pack leader.” It is important for the owner to establish that themselves as the one in charge. It is essential that training is respectful, consistent, and is done by the owner, as this is a loyal breed that forms strong bonds with family members. Both puppies and older dogs can be trained with proper commitment and patience.

Because they can be aggressive toward other dogs and wary of strangers, Akitas do best with a fenced in yard where they have space to run around. They do not necessarily do well visiting the dog park, because they will want to challenge larger dogs.

Owning an Akita

For those seeking an Akita puppy, it is important to make sure that the breeder is licensed and reputable. Akitas will also make great pets when adopted as adult dogs. It is possible to retrain them, although it may require a bit of patience

Prior to purchasing or adopting an Akita, it is important the prospective owners do thorough research so that they understand the breed’s temperament and the amount of time and training pet ownership will involve. This is a breed that often ends up in pet shelters or with adoption centers because pet owners do not understand the nuances of owning this very intelligent and active breed of dog. Often, Akitas are sent to shelters because they are “aggressive” or because they are becoming destructive due to boredom and lack of attention. When planning to bring an Akita home, it is essential to be aware of the breed’s strong points and personality quirks, in order to guarantee a successful relationship for both the owner and the pet.

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