Info About Pets

February 6, 2011

How Much Do Boston Terriers Weigh?

Boston Terriers are 15-17 inches at the shoulder and weigh 10-25 lbs.

January 13, 2011

Dachshund in Fall Leaves | Photo of the Day

December 17, 2010

Black Lab | Photo of the Day

December 16, 2010

Collie | Photo of the Day

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November 7, 2010

Boston Terriers

Boston terriers weigh 10-25 lbs fully grown and are 15-17 inches tall at their shoulders.

Boston terriers are intelligent, alert, playful, affectionate, good natured, eager, gentle, and easy to train. They are friendly around strangers and are good with children. They also get along with other pets quite well, so they may not be as inclined to chasing your cat as some breeds.

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October 2, 2010

Pet Care Tip of the Day, October 2, 2010

Q: How much do Australian Shepherds weigh and how tall are they?

A: Male Australian Shepherds weigh 50-65 lbs. and range from 2o-23 inches tall at their shoulders. Females weigh 40-55 lbs. and are 18-21 inches tall at their shoulders.

May 14, 2010

Pet Care Tip of the Day

Q: Do Shelties (Shetland Sheepdogs) need their fur trimmed?

A: Shelties don’t need their fur trimmed, but if you live in a warm climate or have hot summers where you live, it may be best to have the fur trimmed. If you plan on showing it, you can’t trim the fur.

April 9, 2010

Spotlight on Dogs: The Basset Hound

Basset hounds originated in France and were originally bred to hunt rabbits. The basset hound is a member of the Hound Group and weighs between 40 and 60 lbs. In French, “basset” literally means “low”, and basset hounds certainly live up to their name, being just 14 inches tall at the shoulders.

Basset hounds tend to be laid-back, friendly, and happy dogs. They are very loyal and enjoy the company of their person/people.

Basset hounds almost always get along well with other dogs. Basset hounds can be nice to small pets and cats as long as the basset was not trained to hunt–if they have, they may chase cats or small pets. Still, don’t leave your basset hound alone with pet rabbits or rodents, as the basset hound could accidently hurt the pet while trying to make friends with it.

Basset hounds can have back problems because they are so long. They are also prone to obesity, intervertebral disc disease, OCD, vWD, foreleg lameness, entropion, gastric torsion, ectropion, otitis externa,  glaucoma, and CTP.  Basset hounds usually live between 8 and 12 years, but this depends greatly on their health and diet.