Author: BarkSpot Staff

BarkSpot Staff is a group of canine experts dedicated to helping you live your best life possible with your dog.

Maltipoo: A Brief History The Maltipoo has gained popularity in recent years for its charming size and lovable personality. This smaller dog breed is a mix between the Maltese and Mini-Poodle, both of which are known for their beautiful, soft coating. These traits were inherited by the Maltipoo as their eye-catching, curly-cue hair is one of their most endearing features. These little pooches garner attention because their floppy ears, round heads, and small stature give them the appearance of a puppy for most of their lives. What dog lover wouldn’t enjoy the company of a pup-sized pet? They are alert…

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Finding the right caregiver for your fur baby introduces a new kind of magic to your life. Dozens of dog walking apps and websites tout exceptional services, but a few stand out. You can find a dog walker in as little as 15 minutes by using one of these apps. They connect you with local, background-checked, trained pet walkers ready to care for your pup. Each one of the following dog walking services makes finding, scheduling, paying, and communicating with potential caregivers easier than it’s ever been. There are so many options to choose from, it can be hard to…

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Elbow dysplasia affects many dogs all over the world regardless of breed, age and other underlying conditions, and typically develops in younger, rapidly growing puppies. Though this condition does impact certain aspects of your dog’s life, they can still live happily for years after diagnosis. Your Pomsky doesn’t have a genetic disposition for elbow dysplasia, but they can still be affected by it. If you have suspicions that something is off about one or more of your Pomsky’s limbs or joints, be sure to get them checked as soon as possible to identify possible causes. Elbow dysplasia is a very…

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Entropion is a condition of the eyelid that can cause pain, irritation and further medical issues if not properly treated. This condition can happen to dogs, cats and humans alike. Entropion causes the eyelid to roll inward, causing issues such as pain and possible vision problems. If you think your Rottweiler might be suffering from entropion, it’s best to get them into a veterinary professional as soon as possible. This condition can be treated very easily, helping your dog get back to a normal, healthy life in a short period of time. Rottweiler Entropion ExplainedEntropion is a common eyelid abnormality that…

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Yorkiepoo Patellar Luxation – Overview A Yorkiepoo is a mixed-breed dog, having a cross between a Yorkshire terrier and a toy poodle. Yorkiepoos are friendly, people-oriented, small dogs that are also easy to train. These dogs are the best of all worlds: a miniature version of a full-sized dog with a sweet disposition. Yorkiepoo Patellar Luxation Explained Patellar Luxation The patella, or “kneecap,” is generally found in a groove immediately above the stifle on the end of the femur (thigh bone). “Out of position” or “dislocated” best describes the term ‘luxating.’ In simple words, a luxating patella is a kneecap…

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The Weimaraner is the youngest of all German pointing dogs. Although they have a naturally affectionate, independent, and self-assured disposition, they are quite trainable. Those who do not take the time to obedience train their dog often find that it can be pretty stubborn. The Weimaraner is a hunting dog. This means your Weimaraner has lots of energy and requires a great deal of exercise if kept in the house or yard all day long. The Weimaraner is a large dog that stands, on average, 25 inches tall (at its shoulders). Weimaraners are large, powerful dogs. They make great pets…

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No matter how much you love your dog, a constant itch can be pretty irritating. This is especially true if your dog seems to be in continuous irritation, itching and scratching at their ears, skin, and paws. Not only can your dog’s itchy skin lead to some severe discomfort for the dog, but it can become a problem for you (and even other pets) if the dog begins to shed more than usual or develops an odor from their constant scratching. Morkies are one of the cutest small breed dogs you will ever come across. They have a unique appearance,…

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The Standard Poodle is highly intelligent, friendly, and graceful. Not to mention stylish. They are known for their eye-catching poofy coat that comes in black, white, and apricot shades. The Standard Poodle’s coat is low-allergen and can be left at its full glory of clipped short revealing the Standard Poodle’s athletic, lean muscular build underneath. Though they may look quite “fancy,” the Standard Poodle is an athletic and agile breed. The Poodle is affectionate and loving and can make a great family dog with the proper training and socialization. Poodles come in three varieties of sizes: miniature, toy, and standard.…

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A Puggle is a combination of both a Pug and a Beagle. The unique and fun name, Puggle, comes from crossing the two names Pug and the “gle” from Beagle. It also has the qualities and characteristics of both breeds. Puggles are adorable and funny dogs that you will surely love. Puggles are playful and curious, and they have distinct personalities and features, especially compared to their parent breeds, the Pug and the Beagle. Puggles are brilliant animals, making them a lot of fun to play with. Physical characteristics include having a short nose and wrinkly face like a pug,…

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If you are looking for a dog that enjoys both long walks and cuddling on the couch, a Puggle is an excellent choice. With their wrinkly Pug skin and Beagle tail, they look a bit like a Mastiff that drank a shrinking potion. But keep in mind that with their unique heritage does come with some special concerns. Puggle Bacterial Skin Infections Explained It is normal for your Puggle’s body to be colonized by a wide variety of microorganisms, (sometimes called the microbiome) including various forms of bacteria. These microorganisms live in a symbiotic relationship with your pup. Normally, your…

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