Misc. Class http://mypetsmart.com/taxonomy/term/132/all en Yorkipoo http://mypetsmart.com/breeds/yorkipoo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-title"> <div class="field-label">Short title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> yorkipoo </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Breed images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/yorkipoo-2.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=73325">yorkipoo-2.jpg</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/yorkipoo-3.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=122860">yorkipoo-3.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-spotlight-txt"> <div class="field-label">Spotlight teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A hybrid between Poodles and Yorkshire Terriers, Yorkipoos are very friendly and love a good nap on a lap. Read about Yorkipoos</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-origin"> <div class="field-label">Origin:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Unknown </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-male-height"> <div class="field-label">Male height:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 inches </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-male-weight"> <div class="field-label">Male weight:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 4 pounds </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-coat"> <div class="field-label">Coat:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Smooth, silky and wavy. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-colors"> <div class="field-label">Colors:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yorkipoos come in an array of colors, including black, tan and gray. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-history"> <div class="field-label">History:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Yorkipoo is usually a cross between a purebred Toy Poodle and a purebred Yorkshire Terrier. However, like his designer dog cousin the Maltipoo, he may also be the result of crossing two hybrid Yorkipoos. For most of these Poodle crosses, the idea was to create a companion dog with a very low-shedding coat, like the Poodle. Yorkipoos are usually low shedding and therefore may be better for some allergy sufferers - but it's important to remember that no dog is completely nonallergenic.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-personality"> <div class="field-label">Personality:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> These tiny Poodle crosses have a huge zest for life. Yorkipoos are spunky, intelligent, fun-loving dogs who make great companions. They like to cuddle and give attention to their loved ones, but they can also have a sassy, stubborn side. Their funny antics are sure to charm the entire family. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-at-home"> <div class="field-label">At home:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yorkipoos are versatile dogs who can live just about anywhere. Because of their size and extremely low-shedding coat, they make great apartment dogs. They can (and will) alert their owners to anyone approaching the home with barking. They need companionship and want to be involved in every aspect of their family&#039;s life - this is not a dog who can be left alone for long hours during the day. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-recommended-activities"> <div class="field-label">Recommended activities:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Although not eligible for American Kennel Club (AKC) activities, some clubs do allow mixed breeds to participate. The Yorkipoo may enjoy agility, rally, obedience, canine freestyle or therapy. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-exercise"> <div class="field-label">Exercise:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Yorkipoos is energetic but doesn&#039;t need as much exercise as a larger dog would. A brisk walk around your neighborhood and a game of &quot;catch the squeaker toy&quot; will satisfy his needs. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-feeding"> <div class="field-label">Feeding:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yorkipoos require a high-quality, size-appropriate diet. Breeders typically recommend feeding twice a day. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-training"> <div class="field-label">Training:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Yorkipoo seems to lean more toward his Poodle side when it comes to training - he&#039;s quick, bright and loves to learn. Occasionally, his stubborn Yorkie side shines through, but this can be mitigated by making training positive and fun and avoiding too much repetition. Unlike many other toy breeds, Yorkipoos seem to be easy to housetrain. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-compatibility"> <div class="field-label">Compatibility:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yorkipoos enjoy the company of other dogs - especially other Yorkipoos. They also get along well with cats and other pets. Some Yorkipoos may need some extra socializing with children, and most do better in homes with older children who understand how to handle a smaller dog. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-health"> <div class="field-label">Health:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yorkipoos can live up to 12 to 15 years. Health issues may include eye problems; hip dysplasia; Legg-Calve Perthes disease; and patellar luxation. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-fun-fact"> <div class="field-label">Fun fact:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Yorkipoo is also known as the "Yo-Yo Poo."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-grooming-blurb"> <div class="field-label">Grooming blurb:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Yorkipoo&#039;s coat needs daily attention. Brushing with a bristle brush and a steel comb will help remove mats. Yorkipoos should also be clipped regularly, a task that most owners leave up to a groomer. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-disclaimer"> <div class="field-label">Disclaimer:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This document has been published with the intent to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter within. While every reasonable precaution has been taken in preparation of this document, the author and publisher expressly disclaim responsibility for any errors, omissions, or adverse effects arising from the use or application of the information contained herein. The techniques and suggestions are used at the reader&#039;s discretion. </div> </div> </div> Dog Small Misc. Class Fri, 08 May 2009 16:51:29 +0000 1161 at http://mypetsmart.com Pekepoo http://mypetsmart.com/breeds/pekepoo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-title"> <div class="field-label">Short title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> pekepoo </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Breed images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/peekapoo2.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=497785">peekapoo2.jpg</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/peekapoo1.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=143291">peekapoo1.jpg</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/peekapoo3.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=115387">peekapoo3.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-spotlight-txt"> <div class="field-label">Spotlight teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Pekepoo has the loyal and loving qualities as both its parents, the Pekingese and Poodle. Read about Pekepoos</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-origin"> <div class="field-label">Origin:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> U.S.A. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-male-height"> <div class="field-label">Male height:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 inches </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-male-weight"> <div class="field-label">Male weight:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 9 pounds </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-coat"> <div class="field-label">Coat:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Pekeapoo&#039;s coat can vary, but the most desired coat is soft, moderately wavy and cottony to the touch. There is no undercoat, which makes them low shedding. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-colors"> <div class="field-label">Colors:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> White, gray, brown, apricot, black and cream. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-history"> <div class="field-label">History:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Pekeapoo is a cross of a purebred Pekingese and a Toy Poodle. They are one of many Poodle crosses that have been developed over the past few decades to create a dog with a low-shedding Poodle-like coat mixed with the personality of a companion dog. Unlike some other hybrid breeders, most Pekeapoo fanciers are not trying to breed Pekeapoos to Pekeapoos to create a second-generation breed. Instead, they are continuing to breed Toy Poodles to Pekingese, believing that the resulting hybrid is a much healthier dog.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-personality"> <div class="field-label">Personality:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Pekeapoo is good natured, lively and highly affectionate, and he bonds very closely with his owner. This playful dog loves to spend time playing with and amusing his people. He is protective of his family and can be wary of strangers, so early socialization is necessary. Sensitive and intelligent, the Pekeapoo makes a lovely and charming companion. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-at-home"> <div class="field-label">At home:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Because of their smaller size, Pekeapoos make good apartment dogs, but they can do just as well in the suburbs or country. They tend to bark to alert their owner when company is coming. Most of the time their cottony coat is very low shedding, which not only keeps the home free of excess hair but can make this a good breed for some allergy sufferers. The Pekingese genes give this breed a flatter face, which makes it harder for them to breathe, and therefore they do not do well in the heat. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-recommended-activities"> <div class="field-label">Recommended activities:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Although not eligible for American Kennel Club (AKC) activities, some clubs do allow mixed breeds to participate. A Pekeapoo might enjoy obedience, canine freestyle or therapy work. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-exercise"> <div class="field-label">Exercise:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pekeapoos need daily exercise and enjoy going outside for daily walks. Be careful not to overexercise your dog in the heat, though, as his flatter face can make activity in hot weather dangerous. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-feeding"> <div class="field-label">Feeding:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Pekeapoo can suffer from dental problems, so it is important to feed a high-quality diet that is size appropriate. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-training"> <div class="field-label">Training:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Toy Poodle genes in the Pekeapoo&#039;s makeup make training fairly easy, but he tends to have a high opinion of himself and may need some extra work to help see things your way. He is intelligent and responsive to positive training. Housetraining might take some extra time with the Pekeapoo. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-compatibility"> <div class="field-label">Compatibility:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Pekeapoos usually get along well with children and other pets. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-health"> <div class="field-label">Health:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The average life span of the Pekeapoo is 12 to 16 years. Health problems may include dental problems; patellar luxation; respiratory problems; and undershot jaw. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-fun-fact"> <div class="field-label">Fun fact:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This breed's name can be spelled several ways: Pekeapoo, Peke-a-poo and Peekapoo.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-grooming-blurb"> <div class="field-label">Grooming blurb:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Many owners choose to keep their Pekeapoo&#039;s cottony fur short because of its tendency to mat. Leaving the hair longer means daily brushing and detangling sessions. Even with a short haircut, though, the Pekeapoo must still be brushed several times a week. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-disclaimer"> <div class="field-label">Disclaimer:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This document has been published with the intent to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter within. While every reasonable precaution has been taken in preparation of this document, the author and publisher expressly disclaim responsibility for any errors, omissions, or adverse effects arising from the use or application of the information contained herein. The techniques and suggestions are used at the reader&#039;s discretion. </div> </div> </div> Dog Small Misc. Class Fri, 08 May 2009 16:51:08 +0000 1107 at http://mypetsmart.com Maltipoo http://mypetsmart.com/breeds/maltipoo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-title"> <div class="field-label">Short title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> maltipoo </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Breed images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/maltipoo-1.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=100930">maltipoo-1.jpg</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/maltipoo-2.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=146725">maltipoo-2.jpg</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/maltipoo-3.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=179859">maltipoo-3.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-spotlight-txt"> <div class="field-label">Spotlight teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Maltipoo's parents, the Maltese and Poodle, are low shedders, making the Maltipoo virtually shedless. Read about Maltipoos</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-origin"> <div class="field-label">Origin:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Unknown </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-male-height"> <div class="field-label">Male height:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 7 inches </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-male-weight"> <div class="field-label">Male weight:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 5 pounds </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-coat"> <div class="field-label">Coat:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Soft and fluffy, low shedding. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-colors"> <div class="field-label">Colors:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Maltipoos come in an array of colors, with lighter shades most commonly seen. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-history"> <div class="field-label">History:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Maltipoo is usually a cross between a purebred Toy Poodle and a purebred Maltese. However, he may also be the result of crossing two hybrid Maltipoos. Like many of the "designer dogs," the intent of creating this hybrid was to create a companion dog with a very low-shedding coat, like the Poodle. Maltipoos are usually low shedding and therefore may be better for some allergy sufferers - but it's important to remember that no dog is completely nonallergenic.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-personality"> <div class="field-label">Personality:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Although Maltipoos inherit their personality traits from both the Maltese and the Poodle, the former appears to have slightly more influence on the typical Maltipoo&#039;s temperament. He is extremely emotional and sensitive and bonds closely to his owner. He is also loving, giving and empathetic, gravitating toward family members in need of cheering up. Although he&#039;s a small dog, don&#039;t be fooled by the Maltipoo&#039;s dainty facade - he&#039;s surprisingly quick to defend his family or what he considers his territory, especially if an intruder startles him. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-at-home"> <div class="field-label">At home:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Maltipoos are versatile and can live almost anywhere. However, this is not a dog who can be left alone all day - he will act out destructively if not given enough time and attention. He&#039;s small enough to accompany his owner anywhere and loves to meet new people. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-recommended-activities"> <div class="field-label">Recommended activities:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Although not eligible for American Kennel Club (AKC) activities, some clubs do allow mixed breeds to participate. The Maltipoo may enjoy agility, canine freestyle, or therapy. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-exercise"> <div class="field-label">Exercise:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Maltipoos are energetic and love to play. They require daily exercise, but because of their size, a walk around the neighborhood and some playtime will meet their needs. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-feeding"> <div class="field-label">Feeding:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Maltipoos can be picky eaters, so you&#039;ll need to make sure that what you&#039;re feeding your pet is of the highest quality. Offering small meals twice a day is usually best. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-training"> <div class="field-label">Training:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Maltipoo can have a mischievous side and may prefer clowning around to listening to your training instructions. Short, positive sessions will keep his interest and ensure that he&#039;s well behaved. Because he&#039;s so friendly, socialization is a snap. Like many toy dogs, Maltipoos may take slightly longer to housetrain. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-compatibility"> <div class="field-label">Compatibility:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This breed is gentle and playful with children. It typically gets along well with other pets, including other dogs. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-health"> <div class="field-label">Health:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Maltipoos can live up to 12 to 15 years. Health problems may include epilepsy; patellar luxation; Legg-Calve Perthes disease; progressive retinal atrophy (PRA); and White Shaker Dog Syndrome (WSDS). </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-fun-fact"> <div class="field-label">Fun fact:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Maltipoos are also known as "Moodles."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-grooming-blurb"> <div class="field-label">Grooming blurb:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Keeping a Maltipoo with long hair requires a lot of grooming to prevent mats from forming. Many owners prefer to keep their dog in a &quot;puppy cut,&quot; which is much easier to care for but usually requires trips to the groomer. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-disclaimer"> <div class="field-label">Disclaimer:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This document has been published with the intent to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter within. While every reasonable precaution has been taken in preparation of this document, the author and publisher expressly disclaim responsibility for any errors, omissions, or adverse effects arising from the use or application of the information contained herein. The techniques and suggestions are used at the reader&#039;s discretion. </div> </div> </div> Dog Small Misc. Class Fri, 08 May 2009 16:50:57 +0000 1087 at http://mypetsmart.com Goldendoodle http://mypetsmart.com/breeds/goldendoodle <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-title"> <div class="field-label">Short title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> goldendoodle </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Breed images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/goldendoodle3.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=118634">goldendoodle3.jpg</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/goldendoodle1.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=188205">goldendoodle1.jpg</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/goldendoodle2.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=101473">goldendoodle2.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-spotlight-txt"> <div class="field-label">Spotlight teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A Golden Retreiver and Poodle hybrid, Goldendoodles are as charming as they are clever. Read about Goldendoodles</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-origin"> <div class="field-label">Origin:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> U.S.A./Australia </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-male-height"> <div class="field-label">Male height:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 20 inches </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-male-weight"> <div class="field-label">Male weight:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 45 pounds </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-coat"> <div class="field-label">Coat:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Coats can run from Poodle-like curls to shaggy, retriever-like hair; the most desired coat is the Poodle type, as is it very low shedding. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-colors"> <div class="field-label">Colors:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> White, blonde, tan, cafe, chocolate, red, black, silver, parti and phantom. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-history"> <div class="field-label">History:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Goldendoodle is a cross between the Golden Retriever and the Poodle. His origins are unclear, with both the United States and Australia laying claim to the development of this hybrid. They appeared in both countries in the mid-1990s. The majority of Goldendoodles have a Standard Poodle as one parent, although some breeders do use Toy Poodles for a hybrid called the "miniature Goldendoodle."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-personality"> <div class="field-label">Personality:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Goldendoodles are smart and fun-loving dogs. They are extremely sociable, affectionate and highly trainable. They don&#039;t usually retain the independent streak of the Poodle and therefore require plenty of interaction and attention. They make excellent family pets. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-at-home"> <div class="field-label">At home:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Goldendoodles with a curly, Poodle-like coat are very low shedding and therefore may be better for people with allergies. This also means that there will be less dog hair on your favorite couch! They settle down nicely indoors and can make good apartment dogs as long as they are given the proper amount of exercise. Goldendoodles are extremely sociable and need to be included in family activities. If left alone for too long, they can resort to problem behaviors like barking and chewing. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-recommended-activities"> <div class="field-label">Recommended activities:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Although not eligible for American Kennel Club (AKC) activities, some clubs do allow mixed breeds to participate. A Goldendoodle can do well in just about any sport or activity you&#039;d like to join, including agility, flyball, obedience and canine freestyle. He also loves to swim and retrieve. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-exercise"> <div class="field-label">Exercise:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Moderately active dogs, Goldendoodles need daily exercise - a long walk around town and some play sessions with the family should satisfy them. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-feeding"> <div class="field-label">Feeding:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Goldendoodles require a high-quality, nutritious diet. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-training"> <div class="field-label">Training:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Goldendoodles have the intelligence of the Poodle and the eager-to-please attitude of the Golden Retriever, traits that make them a pleasure to train. They learn quickly and respond best to gentle, positive methods. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-compatibility"> <div class="field-label">Compatibility:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Goldendoodles are friendly with all types of people and get along well with children, other dogs, and other pets. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-health"> <div class="field-label">Health:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The average life span of the Goldendoodle is 12 to 15 years. Breed health concerns may include elbow and hip dysplasia; eye problems, including progressive retinal atrophy (PRA); heart disease; patellar luxation; and von Willebrand disease. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-fun-fact"> <div class="field-label">Fun fact:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Another name for the Goldendoodle is the "Groodle."</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-grooming-blurb"> <div class="field-label">Grooming blurb:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Goldendoodle&#039;s coat should be brushed with a slicker brush regularly to get rid of mats. Most Goldendoodles with curly-type hair are clipped, which may require trips to the groomer. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-disclaimer"> <div class="field-label">Disclaimer:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This document has been published with the intent to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter within. While every reasonable precaution has been taken in preparation of this document, the author and publisher expressly disclaim responsibility for any errors, omissions, or adverse effects arising from the use or application of the information contained herein. The techniques and suggestions are used at the reader&#039;s discretion. </div> </div> </div> Dog Large Misc. Class Fri, 08 May 2009 16:50:46 +0000 1058 at http://mypetsmart.com Cavachon http://mypetsmart.com/breeds/cavachon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-short-title"> <div class="field-label">Short title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> cavachon </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Breed images:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/Cavachon 0.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=8168">Cavachon 0.jpg</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/Cavachon 1.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=8648">Cavachon 1.jpg</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="filefield-file clear-block"><div class="filefield-icon field-icon-image-jpeg"><img class="field-icon-image-jpeg" alt="image/jpeg icon" src="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/all/modules/filefield/icons/protocons/16x16/mimetypes/image-x-generic.png" /></div><a href="http://mypetsmart.com/sites/default/files/field_image/Cavachon 2.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=5318">Cavachon 2.jpg</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-spotlight-txt"> <div class="field-label">Spotlight teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This loving and gentle mix breed make wonderful companions for allergy sufferers. Read about Cavachons</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-origin"> <div class="field-label">Origin:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> USA </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-male-height"> <div class="field-label">Male height:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 12 inches </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-male-weight"> <div class="field-label">Male weight:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 10 pounds </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-coat"> <div class="field-label">Coat:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Usually soft and silky. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-colors"> <div class="field-label">Colors:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peach and white, peach, sable and white, black and tan, tricolored. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-history"> <div class="field-label">History:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Cavachon is a cross between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Bichon Frise. The ideal hybrid has the playfulness, intelligence, and coat of the Bichon mixed with the sweetness and even temperament of the Cavalier. Typically, Cavachons are the result of breeding two purebred dogs instead of breeding Cavachon to Cavachon, which tends to make a less desirable coat. The Cavachon has a low-shedding coat, and many sport the Cavalier's signature "thumbprint," a spot on the forehead considered one of the most desirable physical characteristics of the Cavalier.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-personality"> <div class="field-label">Personality:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Known for his kind nature, the Cavachon makes a wonderful companion. Both parents are consummate &quot;lapdogs,&quot; and this hybrid is no exception. Intelligent and playful, he can be surprisingly active. He is friendly and outgoing to everyone he meets, which makes him easy to socialize. He loves giving and receiving affection from friends and family. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-at-home"> <div class="field-label">At home:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Cavachon can live just about anywhere - as long as he&#039;s with you. His size and low-shedding coat make him an excellent apartment dog. He loves (and expects) to be the center of attention and enjoys snuggling up on the couch with his loved ones. He also likes to make up games to entertain the family. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-recommended-activities"> <div class="field-label">Recommended activities:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Although not eligible for American Kennel Club (AKC) activities, some clubs allow mixed breeds to participate. The Cavachon might enjoy agility, obedience, canine freestyle or therapy. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-exercise"> <div class="field-label">Exercise:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Cavachon&#039;s exercise requirements are relatively low, although he still needs daily walks to keep him mentally and physically stimulated. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-feeding"> <div class="field-label">Feeding:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Cavachon must have a high-quality, size-appropriate diet. His adorable face makes it hard to say no when he asks for an extra tidbit at the dinner table, but keeping him from becoming overweight is best for his health. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-training"> <div class="field-label">Training:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cavachons are intelligent and eager to please, which makes training a pleasure. Gentle, positive methods work best with this sensitive breed. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-compatibility"> <div class="field-label">Compatibility:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cavachons are social dogs who love to meet new people. They are great with children, but their smaller size means that young children need to be taught how to properly handle them. They get along well with other dogs and pets. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-health"> <div class="field-label">Health:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Cavachons can live up to 8 to 12 years. Health problems may include heart mitral valve disease (MVD); hip dysplasia; and patellar luxation. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-fun-fact"> <div class="field-label">Fun fact:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Cavachons love to play in water.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-grooming-blurb"> <div class="field-label">Grooming blurb:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The typical Cavachon has a soft, silky coat that requires frequent brushing with a comb or rake, especially if the coat is kept long. Some owners prefer to keep their Cavachon in a shorter pet clip, but even this lower-maintenance look requires weekly brushing. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-disclaimer"> <div class="field-label">Disclaimer:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Copyright by T.F.H. Publications, Inc. This document has been published with the intent to provide accurate and authoritative information in regard to the subject matter within. While every reasonable precaution has been taken in preparation of this document, the author and publisher expressly disclaim responsibility for any errors, omissions, or adverse effects arising from the use or application of the information contained herein. The techniques and suggestions are used at the reader&#039;s discretion. </div> </div> </div> Dog Small Misc. Class Fri, 08 May 2009 16:50:33 +0000 1022 at http://mypetsmart.com