We cannot stress the importance of grooming your canine friend.
Apart from making a dog look good, adequate grooming keeps your pet’s health in check. It controls parasites, odours and keeps their skin and nails healthy and germ-free.
Many pet parents prefer having dogs with minimal grooming and maintenance needs. Grooming is just one of the many factors which should be considered, when you consider getting a dog breed.
Though minimal maintenance will still require regular baths, coat brushing and nail trimming, you can check out these breeds.
Originally from Germany, the Boxer is a working breed with a medium built. They are perfect companions for an active person as their nature is energetic and playful.
Extremely loyal, they make for great family dogs and are very social with children and all familiar persons. Only occasional baths are needed for their short coats if you decide to get a happy Boxer for your home.
Great Dane has a huge size which is a testimony to their guarding and hunting background. Originally from Germany, the Great Dane are considered to be very gentle with a warm and friendly personality.
They are known as gentle giants and gel very well with all kinds and ages of children due to their interactive and social nature. Only weekly brushing and occasional baths will be needed if you make Great Dane, a part of your family.
Originally a gun dog, it is no wonder that the Weimaraner is a popular choice with today’s hunters as well. Their unique coats make them perfect candidates for almost minimum to no brushing and cleaning.
Do remember to get them their adequate exercise as they are very active by nature. They make for excellent pets if you are part of an active family with children.
Intelligent and stubborn, the Beagle can be quite a handful breed. They have been bred for hunting since ages and are known mainly for their unassuming temperaments.
The Beagle is a small scent hound with medium length coat. Though their coat sheds a bit, only a weekly brushing is needed to keep it in shape. They are quite popular with families with the qualities of a happy disposition and considered to be low maintenance.
Active and a working breed, the world knows the Doberman Pinscher as a family friendly dog. A Doberman does everything they can to protect their family and is known as a loyal guardian.
Consistent and frequent training can help to integrate them with their owner families quickly. Short coats of the Doberman require only weekly brushing to keep them clean and tidy.
Originally from Hungary, the Vizsla is a world-famous companion and hunting dog. If you are part of an active family, you will love having Vizsla. Vizsla are very active, extremely mobile and fun loving which makes them ideal for families.
You will also love the fact that they do not possess the typical dog smell which develops if adequate grooming is not done.
A relatively small sighthound, a breed known for companionship is the famous Italian Greyhound. They are very affectionate and good lap dogs too.
Wiping their thin coats should be done frequently. Frequent baths are not advised at all as that can irritate their thin coats and body.
The Italian Greyhound can be very low maintenance but not recommended for families with small children.
An excellent guard dog, the Rottweiler, can be mighty and huge. They are soft at heart and even-tempered with other pets and children. Easy to groom and train, the Rottweiler can be one of your best friends forever!
Take your time to get the pet whose temperament, grooming needs and lifestyle are compatible with yours! Once you manage to do that, your family will undoubtedly be one of the happiest and content!
Your beloved pooch may be circling around you for a few minutes before you realize that he is trying to tell you something.
There are many such actions by dogs, which are clear pointers to their behavior and how they are feeling at any point in time.
Many of the repeated canine actions can even be health concerns. It is recommended to be aware of them to take care of your canine friends in a better and more responsive manner.
Well, feeling isolated or alone is common in humans. Did you know that your canine friend also experiences similar emotions? Like humans dogs can get upset if their loved ones leave, dogs also get sad when their pet parents are away.
Sometimes, it is important to be aware of identifying why your dog is feeling the way he is. Could it be that he is feeling sad from being alone or does it signal something serious?
Relax. We have made a list of the symptoms from which you can easily identify if your dog can have separation anxiety. You can then take steps to reduce his anxiety and make him calm down.
With many seasons coming and going, throughout the year, keeping a dog’s paws clean can be tough. Spring and Winters can be especially challenging, with the rains, sleet, snow, mud, slush and melting snow.
Going and playing outdoors is going to be there in every season, so it is better to take adequate precautions rather than just avoid going out.
Once they frolic outdoors, while coming back, they can have a host of dirty and unhealthy stuff on their paws which should be cleaned before it can cause any harm.