Her name was Lady Nakia. This was the best dog you could ever have. She loved children. She would not let toddlers near the stairs and would freak out when they were swimming. She was mother to all kids. She was also my best friend and went everywhere with me and people who were afraid of Rottweilers fell in love with her because she was such a big mush-ball and was so friendly and gentle. I truly miss her as though she were one of my kids. She lived to the ripe old age of 15, which is very old for a Rottweiler. She had a great life with her loving family. Submitted by Richard G.
Things to Keep In Mind before Flying with Your Dog
Our furry four legged companions often feel like part of the family for pet owners. As such it is often hard leaving them at home while the rest of the family goes on vacations or trips to another city or to a country setting. Flying with a pet is a possibility, but you are usually riddled with lots of preparation and must have a lot of patience. The friendly skies can quickly become an impediment due to expensive air fares, flight delays and crowded airports. These things can easily take their toll on a even the well-seasoned traveller, and they are only magnified in your pet, which is why most pet owners resolve to leave their pets at home to negate having to deal with these issues. However, seeing as much of the problem can be quickly resolved by adequate planning, we have listed a few things below that you might keep in mind to help make flying with your pet as effortless and comfortable as possible.
Know Your Options
It’s important to know that different airlines have different policies when it comes to travelling with your canine companion. Some airlines are open to pampering your pup in the first class cabin, while others won’t let them into the airplane at all. Aside from limited space, some airlines try to avoid having any liability issues that might arise from allowing your dog onboard. Moreover, while certain airlines are open to carrying pets, they still have certain restrictions against flying certain breeds, such as those breeds with smaller airway passages which can cause breathing problems when flying at high altitudes.
Prepare Your Dog In Advance for Flying
If this will be your dog’s first time flying in an airline cabin or in cargo, it is important to prepare them weeks in advance in order to have a smooth and comfortable flight. The first thing you should do is to crate train your dog. Once you have purchased an appropriate travel crate, ensure that they can stand, move around and sleep in it comfortably. Make sure that your dog is comfortable being alone in the crate, which might possibly be tucked underneath the seat. Train your dog well in advance to be comfortable being alone in the crate for a few hours. Airports tend to be crowded and airplanes tend to be noisy, and that can be a scary experience for your pet. To make the experience easier, you can try to desensitize your dog to loud noises in advance from your own house by playing loud noises of crowded airports or flights taking off.
Monitor Their Water and Food Intake
Some people avoid eating a few hours before their flight in order to avoid an upset stomach while flying. The same principle could apply to your pet companion. Dogs are resilient and can effortlessly handle not eating or drinking for a few hours. This however doesn’t mean that your dog should be dehydrated. Give your pup some just a little bit of water before and during the flight. Be careful about feeding any food to your dog. Should they decide to eat it, their nerves could get the better part of them and they could leave a not so clean cabin or cargo area. Even more serious, they could choke on the food and this could easily go unnoticed for the entire flight.
Take a Walk
On the day of the flight its important to walk your dog or engage them is some playtime so that they are tired and more likely sleep throughout the flight. This little exercise also boosts their circulation, negating the effects of laying down for long hours on a flight.
This article was written by the team at Hair Clippers Club
Are you tired of taking your small dog to an expensive groomer? Well, there is a way out. Just get the right tools and start grooming in a stress-free and affordable way from home. Of course one of the must-haves is a clipper that will help you to trim your pet’s hair and create a clean look. You can find cheap clippers for small dogs by understanding the following:
Cheap Does Not Imply Low Quality
As a dog owner, your animal’s welfare matters a whole lot, and you don’t want him or her to be uncomfortable. You want to ascertain that your dog is both compliant and comfortable during the grooming process. Therefore, do not subject him or her to clippers that cut the skin, or that which creates ugly lines on the skin. Note that small dogs are harder to groom than the bigger ones. It is easy to injure them because the tools may be larger than the pet.
The appropriate and quality clipper is defined by the sharpness of the blade. It should allow you to create a smooth cut. The size of the tool should let you hold your pet in specific position as you cut the hair, which is specifically important whengrooming the delicate areas of the skin. The weight of the clipper must be on the light side so that you can focus on the task at hand as opposed to holding the awkwardly heavy tool. Plus, your clippers should have a blade that is easy to clean for hygiene purposes.
Going for cordless clippers is also better than the corded type so that you can easily maneuver around your dog. And it is important to get clippers that have multiple speeds. The benefit of this feature is that you can change the speed depending on where you are cutting the hair and the cooperation of your pet. Also, try to find clippers that are less noisy and with fewer vibrations. Given that it is already daunting to groom a small dog, you may want to eliminate the distractions. The task will then be achieved easily and quickly.
Find Quality Products during Promotions
It can be daunting to find outstanding products and brands at a cheap price. A generic brand will only disappoint you after awhile. As you try to save on costs, go to reputable dealers and find out if they have promotional campaigns. They may offer you a kit containing everything that you need for dog grooming at one low price. This is inclusive of things like blade coolant, brush, attachments, combs, etc.
You may also take advantage of new brands trying to market their products online. They adopt a penetration pricing strategy where quality products are offered at an extremely low price to introduce their product and beat the competition. A new vendor trying to promote a well-known brand will also take the same approach.
In other instances, the price of a good product will be lowered once new competition sets in or when a company realizes that they are not making significant sales or profits. Certain seasons can also prompt vendors to come up with promotional campaigns. Be on the lookout and you might get lucky. The bottom line is that you should do an extensive search online if you want to land quality products at a discount.
Redefine the Phrase “Cheap Clippers”
While you try to make purchase decisions on dog clippers, we advise that you change your meaning of the word “cheap.” Is a product cheap because you pay lower prices, or because you can save on costs after using it for a long time? Well, the latter seems to be the best way of determining the value of the product. Regardless of the amount that you pay initially, you will be thrilled if the product does the job for a long time.
Inexpensive dog clippers can be found in credible websites and stores. Be sure to compare the prices and quality of the products before making your decision.
Dooley is our ten week old Rhodesian Ridgeback. He’s already almost 30 pounds! He loves snuggling, playing, eating, chewing, chewing, and chewing. We flew to Orlando from Memphis to pick him up. When we got to the Orlando airport with him, the airline would not let him board since he was not yet 10 weeks old (he was 8 weeks). However, he was already right at the weight limit of 20 pounds, so there’s no way he would have been able to fly at 10 weeks! Oh well. We rented a car and took our first road trip together. Glad to have him home with us. He’s an awesome addition to the family. Submitted by Shane O.
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This is our eight week old Puggle (Pug and Beagle mix). Her name is Rosey. Hard not to love this little clown. She’s always doing something to make us laugh. We have another Puggle and it must be something in the food but she did the same thing. Rosey just loves people and playing. Submitted by Charles D.
This little guy’s name is James. He is a five month old Pembroke Welsh Corgi. James loves to play with children, and his best friend is a Rottweiler named Motley. She is his body guard. Submitted by Vanessa C. Follow James on Instagram @james_thecorgi
This is Roo, a sweet, friendly, energetic little boy. He is very happy, and loves to play. All work and no play makes Roo a dull dog! He is making sure he takes time to play during his busy work day up here at the shelter office. He is still waiting on his forever family after about three months here at the shelter. Submitted by the Humane Society of Morgan County Georgia.
August 17th, 2018 Update: It has taken Roo 113 days to find his family! But if you’d have seen how he acted when they came to get him, you’d agree, the wait was definitely worth it to him! Congratulations sweet boy! We are so happy for you! Roo could not even stop kissing his Mama long enough for us to take a picture!
Additional update and new pic from Roo’s new Mom: Roo is happy as can be! He is getting tons of loves and we are so impressed with how calm and smart he is! Thank you for making it such an easy process for us!
Murphy spends much of his day helping dad work at his desk. At 11 weeks of age, he’s wise and brave beyond his years! Just this week, he learned how to conquer the steps, and now he’s on to showing his 3 year old brother he’s the new sheriff in town! He’s a chocolate lab, but he’s sweeter than any chocolate I’ve ever had. Submitted by Ryan P. Follow Murphy on Instagram @goodboymurphy
One reason that mixed doggies were developed was to save people from having to choose one dog breed over the others. But if you’re having a hard time choosing between a Husky and another pooch, check out our top 5 Husky mixes that have the best looks.
What Kinds of Dogs Are These?
Basically, these Husky mixes are the results of the crossing of a purebred Siberian Husky another purebred dog breed. The most common purpose of such mating is to combine the best features of the two parent dogs and therefore create an even cuter offspring.
What we’re going to show here are the most popular Husky-mixes. These mixed puppies are not actually recognized by the AKC due to their hybrid status, so the information available about them is limited.
No one can predict exactly what these mixed pups are going to look like when they grow up, for each can take after mom or dad, or a harmonious combination of both.
Here below are our picks of the Top 5 Husky Mixes that have the best looks!
Top 5 Husky Mixes That Have The Best Looks
#5. Labsky (Labrador + Husky)
They are also called Huskador, Husky-Lab, and Siberian Retriever. And you shouldn’t be confused with the Labrador Husky which is a distinct, specific dog breed. The Labsky makes for an excellent family dog due to their reputation for being patient, well-behaved, yet very vigorous.
Most Labskies have pointy or droopy ears, long legs, a long tail, and hypnotizing eyes. Some will inherit the Labrador’s warm chocolate eyes, while others have their Husky parent’s alluring blue eyes. Rarer still, you’ll see a Labsky with mismatched eyes.
Here are the Labsky’s average measurements:
— Height: 25 inches when fully grown
— Weight: 40-60 pounds
— Average lifespan: 10-13 years
#4. Goldusky (Golden Retriever + Husky)
Also called the Goberian, this is one of the most intelligent and loving crossbreed dogs you’ll ever know! The dog has the Golden’s loyal, eager-to-please nature and the Husky’s playful, mischievous temperament.
Here’re the Goldusky’s average measurements:
— Height: 20-24 inches
— Weight: 35-80 pounds
— Average lifespan: 10-15 years
Note that even though the Goldusky is a relatively large dog, their longevity is just as long as that of their smaller cousins.
If you fall in love with the Husky’s alluring eyes, then you’ll be drowning in those of the Goldusky too! These puppies often inherit their Husky parent’s pretty blue eyes.
Other names for this energetic cross are Corgski, Husgi, Horgi, or Siborgi. These mixed puppies have the trademark short legs, sturdy body, and erect ears. They are basically short-legged Huskies, but with double the energy and affection.
Here’re the Corsky’s estimated measurements:
— Height: 13-15 inches
— Weight: 25-50 pounds
— Average lifespan: 12-15 years
#2. Pomsky (Pomeranian + Husky)
Due to the difference in size between these two breeds — and in case the Pomsky pups end up inheriting the Husky’s bigger size — they will usually have a Siberian Husky dam and a Pomeranian sire. Overall, a Pomsky is a talkative fluff-ball, so you would never get bored with a Pomsky bouncing around.
Specific measurements of the Pomeranian Husky mix are:
— Height: 10-15 inches
— Weight: 20-30 pounds
— Average lifespan: 12-15 years.
#1. Chusky (Chow Chow + Husky)
Also called the Husky-Chow, this is a calm, dignified, and affectionate hybrid. People not only love them because of their lenient temperament, but also for their adorable appearance.
Chuskies actually have a lean body, a pair of erect or floppy ears, a curled tail, and long, strong legs. But these features are all covered under the softest, fluffiest coat, making up the stout and chubby appearance.
Here’re the Chusky’s measurements:
— Height: 18-23 inches
— Weight: 40-65 pounds
— Average lifespan: 10-13 years
These Top 5 Husky Mixes are living proofs regarding no matter what a Husky Siberian’s mate is. And their mixed offspring will wind up with only the best of appearances.
So, found your future housemate in one of these Husky crosses yet?
(Featured Image Photo Credit: Mike Reilly Via: https://flic.kr/p/bAR6FU)
Tiramisu is a sweet, happy, friendly 11 month old girl. She loves being with people and getting attention. She will be an excellent addition to any family. Submitted by the Humane Society Morgan County Georgia.