Archive for July, 2018
Hybrid or “designer” dogs are the latest craze in the puppy industry and we applaud their varied mixes!
They are often times a blend of the best of both doggy worlds, making for dogs with affable and desirable temperaments. Below are a few that we feature and sale right here at Petland!
You have surely seen these beauties, but perhaps you didn’t recognize the breed by name. We are formally introducing you to this beautiful breed! Cavachon puppies are a type of mixed breed or hybrid puppies that came from a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Bichon Frise. They range from 12 to 16 inches in height and they can weigh between 10 to 20 pounds. Cavachon puppies come in a variety of coat colors, but the most common are peach and white. You’ll also see tri-colored, black and tan, and sable.
Maltishi puppies are the beautiful blended mix of the Maltese and Shih Tzu dogs. These sweet babies were originated and created to be small companions who don’t shed much and loves laps! There’s more to the eye with these little guys. Maltishi hybrid puppies are full of personality and not the kind that’s nerve-wracking. They are active, intelligent dogs with relatively quiet and laid back personalities. They love being around family and they’re quite content spending quality time with you. We will warn you that they can sometimes be a bit curious and mischievous so just be mindful!
The Walrus dogs are hybrid puppies that are a cross between a Chinese Shar-Pei and a Basset Hound. His body is more of the Basset, but his skin is wrinkly and crinkly like the Shar-Pei, making him undeniably irresistible. They are technically a medium sized dog, as they range from 40 to 60 pounds. You may also see them referred to as a Ba-Shar. Walrus puppies for sale are normally a show stopper and conversation starter, because they’re still kinda rare, so some research studies are rare and sparse, too. What we know for sure is that they are an affectionate breed who match very well with dog owners who live inactive and somewhat sedentary lifestyles.
The Miniature Goldendoodle is crossed between a Toy, Miniature, or small Standard Poodle and a Golden Retriever. They’ve been nicknamed the Mini Groodle, which is kinda funny! The name Goldendoodle originated in the United States during the early 1990’s. Mini Goldendoodle puppies are friendly, hypoallergenic, non-shedding dogs. They are extremely intelligent, having been mixed with two smart breeds, this is expected! Mini Goldendoodle puppies are also highly trainable, affectionate, and extremely social dogs. Because of their cheerful disposition, they are trustworthy and eager to please their owners. The Mini Goldendoodle puppy will thrive in any home environment, i.e. apartments or stand alone houses, surely to be entertaining, and creating memories with your family for 10 – 14 years!
The Yorkipoo is a cross between the Yorkshire Terrier and a Toy or Miniature Poodle. The charming Yorkipoo stops everyone in their tracks upon first sight! They are always ready to play or entertain you. These hybrid puppies are gentle and loving dogs who can do well with children, but very young children are not recommended. That would increase the likelihood of injury if he’s improperly handled. A Yorkipoo makes for an excellent companion for the elderly, as well.
Considering adding a purebred puppy to your home? Check out Petland’s latest blog first!
You’ve settled on getting a dog and now you have to decide what kind and sex and many other factors. One great debate you’ll encounter is whether you want a purebred or hybrid puppy. Ah…decisions, decisions! But Petland can help you! Below are some pros and cons to owning purebred puppies.
PRO: Purebred puppies are pretty predictable in their physical traits. There are fewer chances of physical appearance changes that aren’t due to diet, disease, or aging. Your puppy will be distinct to you, but will look like most other dogs of their breed.
CON: On the flip-side, your purebred puppies will have traits that will stick with them for a lifetime, just simply because of their breed. For instance, certain large dogs pant and slobber and leave wet love notes wherever they go! That’s unlikely to change. As another example, dogs who shed as puppies will shed as adults.
PRO: You can predict the attitude and temperament of your purebred puppies, because they are generally the same within their breeds. This is especially helpful if you are selecting a working dog, for hunting, herding or special needs! If you need a dog to heard your cattle, you’re purebred dog’s temperament will be consistent with that of a working dog.
CON: Conversely, if your purebred puppies are inherently cattle herders, they may instinctively try to herd you, i.e. Corgis, Collies and many others! They may stay in working modes and it may be difficult the train and tame their behavior.
As you can see, many deciding factors go into choosing and buying a dog. We’re here to help you with your decision. Come to Petland today or contact us with your questions!
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America might be late to the table when it comes to dog breeding, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some unique breeds from right here in the old US of A!
1. Boston Terrier – This seems like a no brainer, huh? Well, we often say the names of dogs, but don’t always know the origin or pay really close attention. The Boston Terrier is one of the American breeds of dogs, originating in Boston, Massachusetts. They are nicknamed the “American Gentleman.” How stinkin’ cute is that?
2. American Pit Bull Terrier – Dun, dun, dun…Yeah, we know. These canines are famous not always for the best reasons, but let us shine some light on one of the top American breeds of dogs. They get a bad rep, because of some bad owners. Pit Bulls are loyal, loving, clown dogs and they are good with kids. They are more than their stereotypes!
3. Toy Fox Terrier – Terrier is the theme here! These toy pups are closely related to Chihuahuas and Smooth Fox Terriers. They were bred and raised to protect barns and properties from rats and other small vermin.
4. American Bulldog – These strong and sturdy dogs can’t be mistaken for the English or French Bulldogs. Of the American breeds of the dogs, American Bulldog are social, active, family friendly dogs. They resemble the American Pit Bull and have similar sweet dispositions and make wonderful family pets!
5. American Eskimo Dog – The white, fluffy coat of this dog is standout. They are lively and entertaining dogs. American Eskimos are in the medium sized category of the American breeds. They were originally names the American Spitz, but was changed in 1917. Their striking eyes will captivate you and loving spirit will ensure that you won’t be able to get enough of this precious ball of floof!
A Puppy in Your Apartment
Perhaps you’re just moving from your parents and getting your own place? Perhaps the roommate life is no longer attractive. You want your own space, but want to share it with perhaps a pet, not someone else. You haven’t decided on what kind, but you have decided to get a puppy for your apartment.
Below are 5 great breeds of apartment puppies:
These beautiful breeds can be perfect apartment puppies. Even at their full grown weight, they stay around 8-12lbs. They’re playful and energetic, always requiring moderate exercise. They train quickly and easily, making them an all around great companion!
They, too, are small dogs, not getting bigger than 13-18lbs. They are energetic and require moderate daily exercising. They have a low barking level, which tends to make them perfect apartment puppies. Check out some of our Boston Terriers at Petland’s website.
They hold the gold star for apartment puppies. English Bulldogs sleep a lot and they’re very quiet when awake. They don’t run a lot nor do they make much noise. Well, they are LOUD snorers, but that’s only heard in your immediately vicinity! They shed, but not excessively. This breed is synonymous with the term couch potato.
They have a compact size and low activity, thus not requiring much exercise. They shed a minimal amount and they rarely bark. They are the perfect apartment puppies and can be found at our store Petland.
Right up there with English Bulldogs, Pugs are popular amongst apartment dwellers. They are so quiet, some owners claim they’ve never heard them bark. They detest exercise and only require the bare minimum. They would rather sleep, which means that’s exactly how they spend lots of their time – sleeping! They will surely fit nicely living in an apartment.
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Pomeranian Puppies for Sale, why this feisty breed could be right for you!
Who can resist a Pomeranian? A lot of Pomeranian puppies for sale announcements online are getting a lot of attention because this breed is an all–around charmer. A Pomeranian is actually a dog breed that has descended from large sled dogs and although the Pom that we know today are just 5-8lbs, it has not changed when it comes to its energy and willingness to be part of any family. Here at Petland, we love Pomeranians and it shows! We always have Pom puppies for sale, just check out our available puppies page!
What makes a Pomeranian a great pet?
- This breed needs regular grooming to maintain its beautiful coat; a trim is needed at least once a month.
- This breed is eager to please, but willful when training; always use positive reinforcement, like praise and treats!
- This breed is playful, but it can also sit and become a cuddly TV-watching companion
- This is a very affectionate breed but may not be the best breed for small children because of their tiny size, older children are best.
- This breed does not need a huge space and could live in a small home or apartment.
- And despite its grooming needs, it is easy to maintain and hence a good breed for first time owners.
Before getting a Pomeranian, here’s what you should remember
Are you ready to take a Pomeranian into your home? Before you search for Pomeranian puppies for sale, take a look at some of the disadvantages of this breed.
A Pomeranian is a sensitive dog breed and does not like being alone. It could become lonely and resort to destructive behavior if it is left alone for a long time. It may snap back to naughty kids, so it is not best to leave it alone with babies or young children without proper training!
Some Poms can be noisy or may bark or howl often. They often just need attention or exercise to keep the barking down, and of course, proper training by their owners! These dogs may not do well with other dogs, so this is the ideal breed for singles and seniors who are good with one dog at a time.
So are you still determined to find your perfect Pomeranian puppies for sale? A cute, cuddly, loyal and smart Pom may be waiting for you today at Petland!
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Have you been searching for Miniature Goldendoodle puppies for sale? Read along with our blog to see if this adorable breed is the right one for you!
It can be a daunting job to narrow down the right breed of puppy for you and your family! There are so many breeds out there to choose from. Here at Petland, we specialize in matching the right puppy to the right family and making sure you have the tools you need to ensure your newest family member stays happy and healthy! We also pride ourselves with having expansive knowledge on dog breeds so we can educate and inform our customers on the perfect pet. So, if you have been searching for miniature Goldendoodle puppies for sale, then this is your chance to get to know this cute and active breed better before you decide to make a purchase.
Here are some of the defining characteristics of the very popular Miniature Goldendoodle:
- The Miniature Goldendoodle is actually defined as a hybrid breed. It comes from crossing a Golden Retriever and a Miniature Poodle.
- Because of the smaller size of the Poodle, Miniature Goldendoodles typically stay anywhere from 20-35lbs full grown.
- Many people choose the Mini Goldendoodle because it sheds less than the average dog, making it a candidate for people with allergies.
- Because the breed has hair that continues to grow, as opposed to fur, it requires occasional grooming and brushing.
- This breed is very attentive to their owners and will listen to commands readily. It is considered a easy to train breed and good for first time owners
- This dog may be small in size, but it can become a good watchdog. It will bark and growl when there is an intruder. They can be very protective of their owners.
- It can live in an apartment, but you need to take it for a walk every day as they have lots of energy, especially as puppies.
- The Miniature Goldendoodle can also handle weather variances and will do well in hot or in even cold climates.
- This dog is one of the best breeds for families with kids. It is energetic, playful and will be very affectionate. It also goes well with other animals or pets at home.
- This breed comes in a variety of colors and hair coats, depending on the color of its parents.
- The Miniature Goldendoodle is fun-loving and good natured; it remains one of our most popular breeds for good reason!
Now that you delved a little deeper into this sweet breed, do you still think a Miniature Goldendoodle could be right for you? Check out all our precious Miniature Goldendoodle puppies for sale on our available puppies page! We look forward to seeing you soon!
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Without a question and any doubt, German Shepherd puppies are prized possessions!
They are strong, formidable furry family members and they are like none other. They’ve been praised across the globe for their presence and prestige. Below, we’ve highlight some of the most prestigious accomplishments of German Shepherd puppies.
Rin Tin Tin
We’re pretty sure that you’ve probably heard or know of Rin Tin Tin. Rin Tin Tin was one of the German Shepherd puppies rescued from the World War I battlefield. The American soldier named Duncan Lee, trained Rin Tin Tin to work in silent films. Rin Tin Tin was such a huge star that Warner Brothers would create a Rin Tin Tin movie whenever the studio needed money!
This was a first for German Shepherd puppies or any breed for that matter, being rumored have been voted as best actor of the first Academy Awards, in 1929. He didn’t win, however, and it was given to a human after all. He was later awarded the American Humane Association’s first Legacy Award, in 2011. He also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
There were other famous German Shepherd puppies! Before there was Rin Tin Tin, there was Strong heart. He was a German Shepherd who was actually one of the first canine film stars. He was trained in Germany as a police dog and he worked for the German Red Cross. By the age of 3, he was brought to the United States.
Strongheart went on to star in tons of movies, including the 1925 adaption of White Fang. He was a beloved celebrity and he certainly paved the way for other German Shepherd puppies.
6 German Shepherds in One Play
During the mid-1980s, there was a play that was written by a Dutch director named Whim Schipper. They received acting lessons in Amsterdam, as they were highly motivated by treats! The name of the play was called Going to the Dogs. It was about a daughter who brought home a new boyfriend, their love, and jealousy and the consequential parental concerns. The play didn’t do so well, however!
German Shepherds Helped in WWI
Flax of Lewanno was honored at Westminster, in 1917, for bringing in 54 wounded soldiers to safety in WWI. WWI helped to increase the popularity of German Shepherd puppies in the United States, too. American Soldiers took notice of how they were capable, that they decided to bring some back home with them.
There’s so much that goes into taking care of a puppy, but Petland is here to make things simple!
So, you’ve finally decided to buy a dog from Petland and your puppy is the newest member of your family. For sure you did your research and purchased food, a crate, puppy pillows, toys and the like, but there are some things that you’ll inevitably forget and that’s okay! Here at Petland, we want to cover all of the bases for caring for your puppy. One of the cutest, but often overlooked, body parts of puppies are their paws!
Here are 5 ways to protect dog paws:
1. Winter is here!
Your puppy’s paws may be affected by the cold weather, causing painful paws. Try moisturizing your puppy’s paws regularly for relief. Take this time to pamper your puppy! They’ll enjoy it and your bond will be deepened. With icy and snowy grounds, home owners are sprinkling various melting products. Use wet wipes to remove the chemicals your pup came in contact with. For your personal usage, purchase “pet friendly” ice melting products. They are safe to use around your puppy, however, still be sure to monitor the contact. Lastly, purchase some winter booties for your pup. It will take them some time to get used to walking in them, and you’ll surely be entertained, but they’ll protect your dog’s paws greatly.
2. Summer care is necessary, too.
For similar reasons as winter care, you will want to purchase summer booties to protect their paws from hot grounds. Moisturizing your pup’s paws aids greatly in their protection. Use the grass or a shaded area as much as possible on particularly hotter days. Use wipes to cool and cleanse them.
3. Nails should be kept trimmed.
It is so important to keep your dog’s nails trimmed. Long nails can cause injuries and discomfort. You can purchase clippers at Petland or have it done professionally. It’s a personal choice. Some people take their pets to a professional, because they don’t feel comfortable doing it themselves. This is especially true for with dogs with dark nails or dewclaws. The quick of the nail is nearly invisible and if cut can lead to bleeding. There are clippers especially made to detect the quick, allowing for a pain free and accurate cut.
4. Hair should be neatly groomed.
By keeping the paw hair neatly groomed, it can prevent matting and tangling. The long paw hairs can get caught in the nails causing pain. Long hair also holds more germs that even wipes can’t clean. In between grooming appointments, use small scissors to keep the areas short and sweet and neat!
5. Stay alert.
Keep your eyes open for where you’re walking. Be aware of large twigs, fallen branches, or broken glass. There’s a myriad of things on the ground that can be harmful to your dog’s paws. We can prevent injury by staying alert of your dog’s surroundings.
If you’re in the market for small purebred puppies, you’re in luck!
Right here at Petland, we’ve got tons from which you can choose. Here are just a few that we regularly have and absolutely love!
You see those little snowballs and you just want to pick one up and let them melt in your arms and heart. The official AKC standard description of the Bichon Frise is perfectly put. They call them “a white powder puff of a dog whose merry temperament is evidenced by his plumed tail carried jauntily over the back and his dark-eyed inquisitive expression.” We couldn’t agree more. Our available Bichon purebred puppies for sale have little puffs of personality.
Boston Terrier puppies are intelligent dogs and they learn quickly and are treat motivated. This breed is suitable for kids, because they are known to be playful, delicate, and affectionate. No doggy odor with Boston Terrier puppies exists, so they can be bathed every few months! They require daily exercise, of which a long walk would suffice.
The Shih Tzu is an energetic, lively, lapdog, favored by Chinese royalty during the Ming dynasty. Today’s Shih Tzu puppies for sale are still revered as lovely companions, except their lives are lived amongst commoners! For at least 2,000 years, these purebred puppies have been bred as a companion and referred to as the little “lion dog.” They are happy and outgoing and make for a great addition to families. Our Shih Tzu puppies for sale are praised and prize possessions!
You know these favored purse pets! They are Chihuahuas weighing no more than 6 pounds, in the show world. Outside of the show dog world, Chihuahuas often grow as big as 12 pounds. Sure they’re lap dogs because of their size, but don’t let their little legs fool ya. They’re active and require a daily walk, albeit a rather short one! Chihuahuas need lots of human attention and interaction, thus they love to be petted and touched. Come check out our cute Chihuahua puppies for sale today!
The Dachshund, affectionately known as the Doxie and visually known as the hotdog dog, is an energetic dog breed, with lots of big personality. They are known to be barkers – beware! Dachshund purebred puppies for sale are intensely stubborn and protective, but lovable. They are very social animals and love their family, wanting to be around them at all times. Their personality is the only thing big on them, however!
Searching for puppies on sale doesn’t have to be a daunting or arduous task when you choose either of our Petland locations.
Both stores located in Kennesaw and in the Mall of Georgia are here for you! We specialize in matching the right pet with the right person and meeting the needs of both. Whether you’re interested in taking home small puppies on sale or larger than life puppies, we can help you.
To assist you on your quest to purchase puppies on sale at one of our stores, we have knowledgeable and caring pet counselors on-site. They can help you find what you’re looking for and maybe a few things we aren’t aware of, especially if you’re a new pet owner! When you purchase one of our puppies on sale, you’ll leave with peace of mind that we’ll be providing to you in two areas.
Born with Care and Humanely
Firstly, your new furry family member was born and raised with care. We only get our puppies from responsible and reputable breeders and puppy mills are a no-go for us. With one visit to our store, you’ll see that our puppies are housed in comfortable and well ventilated areas and are properly loved!
Secondly, you can rest assured that when one of our puppies on sale goes home to their new families, they will have all of the following:
- Puppies will have up-to-date with vaccinations, deworming, and preventative medications
- Puppies will have certified veterinarian checks
- New pet owners will receive discounts with future vet care including: a free initial vet visit, free fecal float and medications (if necessary at the initial exam), and discounted vaccinations for the life of the puppy
As you can see, we offer a lot with each of our puppies on sale. If a puppy wasn’t in your immediate budget but you’re committed to purchasing one, ask one of our staff members about our puppy financing. You can go home with the puppy of your choice today!