5 Things Only Maltese Owners Understand.

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1.

OMG Your Dog is SOOOOOO Cute!

There’s no denying this! Your used to being stopped in public for your adorable little pooch, odds are you probably like it now. These little fur balls attract a lot of attention, and everyone wants to know what breed it is.

2.

It’s A Lot of Grooming!

With gorgeous fur like Maltese’s, there is work to be done! Daily brushing is a must to help keep their luscious fur from getting tangled and matted. You also should pay close attention to hair getting in their eyes. Frequent cleaning of the eyes is very important!

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3.

They’re Up For a Challenge.

The Maltese is not lazy by any means! They love to play and work for their treats. It’s good to find interactive toys for them to figure out! They will definitely appreciate it.

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Not a HUGE Shedder.

Surprisingly, this breed does not shed dramatically. Their long fur is more hair like, so it’s also better for people with allergies. This is a big bonus and sometimes have a deciding factor in the type of dog people chose.

5.

They Just Don’t Like Doing Their Business Outside.

This breed is notorious for being difficult to potty train. Whether it’s pure stubbornness or a lack on understanding, you’ll agree it probably took longer to get them up to speed.

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The Beagle: A Man’s Best Friend.

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” A home is not complete without the pitter-patter of Beagle feet!”

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A great first dog!

The Beagle is a very gentle dog that is easily controlled. Their small stature makes them perfect for older owners and children. They are extremely friendly dogs and get along well with mostly everyone! The Beagle is a great option if you have never owned a dog before.

2.

English hunting dog.

These pups were originally bred to track small animals. They are considered scent hounds and use their nose when seeking prey. Modern beagles are now used as detection dogs and are brilliant at it!

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3.

A light shedder.

Due to their short coat, Beagles are on the lighter side of shedders. They have a double coat that can get thicker in the colder months. It is always a good idea to brush your pooch at least once a week. This will guarantee minimal coat loss.

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Ready to play!

For a small dog, these pups have loads of energy. They are working dogs who love to be challenged. They enjoy using their canine senses as much as they can! Your Beagle would benefit from daily walks or hikes. This will give them the opportunity to explore new smells and sounds. These dogs do not do well being alone for long periods of time. They will show signs of restlessness and destruction if not properly exercised.

“I love the breed as they are so loving and mischievous. They can be a handful if not stimulated, but they love to work and learn new things. This is rewarding for not only them but the owner as well!”

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The pocket Beagle is extincted.

This miniature Beagle is around five to six inches smaller than the traditional Beagle. They were first introduced in the 1400’s by Queen Elizabeth. She was notorious for owning several pocket Beagles. Unfortunately, the original bloodline of the breed is now no longer. Any variation to the Beagle now will not be an original pocket Beagle.

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The breed standard.

Naturally all Beagles have floppy ears. They are usually un-proportional to their body, but that’s what make them so cute! They use their ears a lot to track down smaller prey. Their coats are relatively short and flat. The acceptable coat color is listed as any type of hound coloring.

This includes:

  • Lemon and White
  • White and Tan
  • Tri-color
  • Chocolate Tri-color
  • White and Chocolate
  • Orange and White
  • Red and White

Photo by: @obi_azar_the_beagle

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Very food driven.

These cuties love their treats! Beagles are known to eat… A LOT. There is not much a Beagle won’t do for a snack. This can end up being your furry friends downfall though. Beagles are prone to obesity. This can get out of control quickly if proper actions aren’t taken. It is recommended that Beagles should be on a high protein diet with lots of exercise. They are also prone to developing fatty tumors when they are overweight.

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Little dog. Big bark.

Shocking to most people this tiny hound has an echoing howl. The beagle is known as one of the louder breeds. They just like to express themselves more often. In French, Beagle closely means “loudmouth.” Very fitting for this cute pup!

Why Shih Tzus are AMAZING Dogs.

“Those who teach the most about humanity aren’t always human.”

– Donald l Hicks

1.Cuddly

Shih Tzus are the perfect size and fluffiness for a nice cuddle. There fur is just like your favorite blanket or teddy bear…. (but even better.) Not to mention they are superb lap warmers!

2. Friendly

These cuties are social butterflies! It isn’t hard to win over there love and affection, especially when holding a tasty treat. They are the true definition of a “man’s best friend.”

3. Loyal

Undeniable one of the most devoted dogs. Shih Tzus are known to be wonderful companion dogs, and have a royal legacy stemming from over 2,000 years ago. No matter where you are in the house, expect them to follow.

4. Toy Sized

Usually, small dogs have a longer lifespan than larger dogs. Their small stature allows them on average 10 to 16 years. Shih Tzus commonly weigh anywhere from 9 to 16 pounds. That leaves plenty of room for adopting more Shih Tzus!

5. Great Family Dogs

Looking for the ultimate family dog? Shih Tzus are not only great with adults, but they also love kids! Small children are welcome since they have little to no prey drive. Their companionship never fails!

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6. Loving

Whenever you’re feeling a little down, they are right there. Shih Tzus are extremely involved in their familie’s life, and will never leave your side! Where ever there’s a tear, a lick is sure to follow.

“We just can’t get enough of Teebo, everyday he has something special to show us. Our lives changed for the best when we got our little lion.”

@helloteebo

7. Intelligent

Don’t let their cuteness fool you, they have both looks and brains! This breed is known to be one of the easiest and quickest to train. (if properly done.) They have very good focus and can even participate in agility training.

8. Quiet

Despite rumors of small dogs being yappy, Shih Tzus rarely bark. They’d much rather be cuddled up next to their favorite human. They are easily content and usually only bark if there is a problem.

Photo by: @cheeto_the_shihtzu

9. Adorable

This should be self-explanatory. These little lions are incredibly cute! Resembling a cute stuffed animal, these dogs are sure to draw attention towards themselves. Whether they have a thick long coat for the winter, or a freshly trimmed coat during the summer there’s no doubt they are good looking pups!

10. Strong-willed

Some might say stubborn, but they don’t know what they’re talking about. Shih Tzus are more of an independent dog. They have always had a high stature and were commonly referred to as “holy dogs.”