Monthly Archives: September 2014

No Fleas Here! The Best Flea Protection for Dogs

Scratch, Scratch, Scratch

Hi, it’s Bear here. Well, I’ve been itching and scratching. Not fun. Maw kept checking me for fleas but didn’t find any. I did get flea treatments all summer and then she even gave me a bath when she saw I was scratching. Actually, it was a double dose bath. First she washed me with fleas soap and then she gave me an oatmeal bath. However, I was still scratching. Continue reading

Choosing Your Golden Reitriever Mixed Breed

How to Choose Your Golden Retriever Mixed Breed

Sometimes people think they want a certain type of dog just based on the way it looks. However, the best way to choose a dog is to figure out what kind of personality you have and what kind of personality and/or characteristics you would like your dog to have. Are you an active person who doesn’t mind long walks or spending time playing fetch with the dog? Or would you prefer a couch buddy? Does shedding, drooling or yapping bother you? Or are you okay with these characteristics? Are you looking for a protector or a dog that is everybody’s friend? Often times people are not aware that certain dogs have certain characteristics and most often there is nothing you can do to change this. For example, if you are looking for a jogging buddy you wouldn’t want a dog with flat face features like a Pug, as this type of dog does not have the breathing capabilities to keep up with you.

Xmas Pug by alexbrn, on Flickr
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Why A Golden Retriever Mix?

Free mix 2

Photo courtesy of blog.helpingpups.com.

Golden Retriever mixes are a wonderful alternative to a purebred Golden Retriever. There are so many homeless dogs and since I’m not showing it, breeding it or hunting with it a mix suits me just fine. I currently have a Golden Retriever/Black Lab mix named Bear. That is him in the photo above. He is the best pet ever, and he was FREE! I have also had two other golden mixes that were great Golden imposters. They looked just like the real thing and their personalities were awesome too. Continue reading