Breed Spotlight: Golden Retriever

Breed Spotlight: Golden Retriever

Learn more about the Golden Retriever dog breed! Golden Retriever Stats: Temperament:Friendly, Intelligent, Devoted Height: 23-24 inches (male), 21.5-22.5 inches (female) Weight: 65-75 pounds (male), 55-65 pounds (female) Life Expectancy: 10-13 yearsDid you know...the most important name in the early history of the Golden Retriever is Dudley Marjoribanks, the first Lord Tweedmouth…

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Breed Spotlight: Yorkshire Terrier

Breed Spotlight: Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier was a fashionable lapdog for English Hierarchy in Victorian times. Yorkshire Terrier Stats: Temperament: Affectionate, Sprightly, Tomboyish Height: 7-8 inches Weight: 7 pounds Life Expectancy: 11-15 years Did you know...the Yorkshire Terrier was developed during the mid-1800s in the northern English counties of Yorkshire and Lancashire? That’s righ…

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Breed Spotlight: Irish Wolfhound

Breed Spotlight: Irish Wolfhound

The Irish Wolfhound’s long history goes back to antiquity and over the centuries has acquired a patina of myth and legend. Irish Wolfhound Stats: Temperament: Courageous, Dignified, Calm Height: 32 inches minimum (male), 30 inches minimum (female) Weight: 120 pounds (male), 105 pounds (female) Life Expectancy: 6-8 years It can be reliably stated that the Irish Wolfhound was cr…

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Kennel Materials - HDPE vs FRP

Kennel Materials - HDPE vs FRP

FRP (Fiber Reinforced Plastic) and HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) are common materials used to "dog-proof" walls of a kennel facility. Both materials work great - but which one should you use? It really depends on HOW you plan on using the materials. First, let's get some understanding about the similarities and differences between the two: FRP (Fiber Reinforced Plastic) FRP is a thin…

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Breed Spotlight: Collie

Breed Spotlight: Collie

Queen Victoria’s deep and abiding love for Scotland made a lasting impact on the Collie’s history. Collie Stats: Temperament: Devoted, Graceful, Proud Height: 24-26 inches (male), 22-24 inches (female) Weight: 60-75 pounds (male), 50-65 pounds (female) Life Expectancy: 12-14 yearsIt was the dog-loving Victoria, during her many extended stays at Balmoral Castle on the Scottish Highlands, who…

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