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Top 10 Most Low Maintenance Dog Breeds

7 days ago   |   By iHeart Dogs

If you are looking for a family dog, one of the things to take into consideration is how much work the dog needs. Busy households with not a lot of time may want to consider one of these low maintenance dogs. They don't need the “frills and pampering” or many vet visits other breeds require.
For our list, we did not take into consideration activity or “energy” level. After all, every dog should be exercised and played with to stay happy and healthy.
1 - Chihuahua
The short-haired Chihuahua hardly requires grooming, thanks to minimal shedding. And with big pricked ears, you don't even have...
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7 days ago   |   By iHeart Dogs

Looking for a companion but don't want to deal with excessive grooming? Maybe you have allergies and want a dog but not all the excess hair that goes everywhere? Truthfully, all dogs shed. But some certainly shed more than others. We've put together helpful list of the dog breeds that shed the least for those of you that are curious. Keep in mind that these are not hypoallergenic breeds, just breeds with minimal shedding.
1 - Bichon Frise
A favorite for many, the Bichon has a long coat that requires constant grooming. Routine grooming keeps their soft, curly coats looking nice, and you...
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The 10 Most Common Breeds Found In Shelters

The 10 Most Common Breeds Found In Shelters

7 days ago   |   By iHeart Dogs

Did you know 25% of shelter dogs are purebred? Why are some breeds more likely to be in shelters, and how can it be prevented?
Let's look at the 10 breeds most common in shelters and reasons they end up there.
1 - American Pit Bull Terrier
With more breed specific legislation popping up, “pit bulls” are the most common breed found in shelters. Even where they're legal, many apartments forbid them. Dangerous in the hands of bad people, they can be great pets with the right training.
2 - Jack Russell Terrier
Many people get JRTs because they've seen a well-trained one in a movie and think...
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