Many people adore large dog breeds such as Labrador Retrievers and German Shepherds for their energy, athleticism and versatility. But big breeds aren’t for everyone. If you live in an apartment, have small children or aren’t strong enough to handle a canine who weighs more than 70 pounds, you may want to consider a small dog.

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By Lynn Hayner | Posted: November 20, 2014, 2 p.m. PST

Even after reading How-To books until their eyes glaze over, first-time dog owners are bound to make mistakes. As a new dog owner myself back in 1986, I floundered with dog training and communication. Suffice it to say, my first few German Shepherd Dogs were rather embarrassed to be associated with me; they’d take the lead at puppy class and I’d stumble behind.

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By Rebecca Hartt on October 30, 2014

(DOG BREEDS/DOGS/LIFE WITH PETS) The results are in, and they may surprise you! Trupanion, a pet insurance company, conducted a study to find out what the most popular dog breeds are across North America.

Although some may assume that purebred dogs like Labrador Retrievers would be most preferred by guardians, mixed breeds take the top spot as the most popular dog breed in America.

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We all want our dogs to share our lives for many years. Whether that happens depends in large part on factors such as great nutrition and veterinary care, not to mention protection from accidents such as being hit by a car, but genetics play a role, too. Some breeds seem to be programmed for long lives.

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Move over Golden and Labrador retrievers, mixed breed dogs are having their day.

These two dog breeds have always been popular choices for individuals and families when choosing a friendly new canine companion. But according to recent data provided by pet medical insurer Trupanion, the most popular dog breed across all of the U.S.

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Move over Golden and Labrador retrievers, mixed breed dogs are having their day.

These two dog breeds have always been popular choices for individuals and families when choosing a friendly new canine companion. But according to recent data provided by pet medical insurer Trupanion, the most popular dog breed across all of the U.S.

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Move over Golden and Labrador retrievers, mixed breed dogs are having their day.

These two dog breeds have always been popular choices for individuals and families when choosing a friendly new canine companion. But according to recent data provided by pet medical insurer Trupanion, the most popular dog breed across all of the U.S.

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Move over Golden and Labrador retrievers, mixed breed dogs are having their day.

These two dog breeds have always been popular choices for individuals and families when choosing a friendly new canine companion. But according to recent data provided by pet medical insurer Trupanion, the most popular dog breed across all of the U.S.

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2014-08-15T23:40:00Z 2014-08-15T23:46:04Z These dog breeds are especially compatible with seniorsMetro Services Journal Times

Pets often make ideal companions. They are around when a person needs support, they can provide protection for those living alone, they're always willing to lend an ear to problems, and many tend to offer unconditional love.

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