"I have news for those who are afraid, something you may have heard before. Dog breeds do not determine aggression. In fact, there aren't any existing studies correlating dog breed to aggression. The individual aggressive dogs within these breeds are caused by bad owners, unique neurological problems or other medical issues," writes Jaslyn Fellows.… Read the full post here

There’s a definite feeling in the air at this time of year. The leaves are changing, the days are getting shorter, the temperature is dropping — and your dog is shedding everywhere. What gives?

If you thought shedding only occurred in the spring, think again. Now that the nights are growing longer and the days colder, some of our dogs are shedding their light summer coats to make way for a warmer, woollier winter coat.

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We bought a license when we adopted our dog, Max, in 2002. We'd taken him in after finding him wandering in the desert and brought him for a checkup and vaccinations. The veterinarian giving him his shots asked us if we wanted to make things legal.

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Belgian Malinois dog jumping leaping flying shutterstockBelgian Malinois dogs are arguably the most active US dog breed.Shutterstock

The gravity-defying pup that is floating above this text is a member of the most active dog breed in America.

That's according to data shared exclusively with Business Insider by Whistle, a company that makes a GPS and activity-tracking dog collar.

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A pug dog sits with its owner on the Toy and Utility day of the Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 8, 2014, in Birmingham, England. The Guardian reported that the British Veterinary Association is discouraging prospective pet owners from adopting flat-faced breeds.

It’s a good thing Instagram celebrity Doug the Pug lives in the United States.

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Minister says outcome of law change is to ultimately eradicate dangerous dog breeds from New Zealand.

The SPCA has accused the Government of planning to send thousands of innocent dogs to their death, based on "nothing more than their visual appearance".

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MORNING REPORT/Radio New Zealand

Minister says outcome of law change is to ultimately eradicate dangerous dog breeds from New Zealand.

The SPCA has accused the Government of planning to send thousands of innocent dogs to their death, based on "nothing more than their visual appearance".

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Megan Paddon and Frankie on planned law changes concerning dogs and their owners

A planned crackdown on dangerous breeds of dogs, including a requirement for owners to provide "dog-free access" to their house, has been hailed as "the right thing to do" by victims of vicious attacks.

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Veterinarians are urging us all to stop buying these dog breeds

Veterinarians are urging us all to stop buying these dog breeds

Pugs, bulldogs, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, and shih-tzus are all sweet, lovable dogs who deserve to be loved just as much as the next pup. But veterinarians in Britain are urging people to stop buying them.

But how could people possibly stop wanting to have one of THESE cutie faces for their very own?

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