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WONDERWOOF AT THE OSCARS!

This week, WonderWoof has been getting ready for the Oscars! We have prepared gift bags for a number of attendees, and, fortunately, we all have the BowTies so we won’t come underdressed 😉 Have a Happy Oscar Sunday! xWonderWoof

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Dog Profiles: Shar Pei

Shar Peis, for all intents and purposes, are non-shedding dogs. They may shed a small amount, but on the whole, they don’t blow their coat or shed hair. Their name means “Sand Coat” or “Sand Skin” in Chinese. They’ve also been nicknamed “Shark Skin” dogs and “the Chinese Fighting Dog” in reference to their days as pit fighters. More so than other breeds, the Shar Pei has a marked dislike for being in water. Proper measures should be taken when bathing a Shar Pei. The coat varieties of this breed are the Horse Coat (the shortest coat length,) the Bear Coat (the longest coat length,) and the Brush Coat (the medium coat length.) The Shar Pei is among the most...

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Dog Profiles: Papillon

The name “Papillon” comes from the French word for “butterfly.” This name refers to the butterfly like shape of the dog’s ears.  Other names for the Papillon include the Belgian Toy Spaniel, the Continental Toy Spaniel, the Dwarf Continental Spaniel, the Epagneul Nain, or the  Dwarf Spaniel/Toy Spaniel.  According to the American Kennel Club, a Papillon must have white-spotting but shouldn’t be entirely white if they are to be considered show quality.  Owing to their relation to Spaniels, Papillons rank number eight on the top ten list of the most intelligent dog breeds Papillons excel in agility courses when they compete in dog shows.  Historically, Papillons have been included in many paintings and portraits especially during the Renaissance. Titian famously...

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A VALENTINE POEM FOR A DOG

Perhaps in the way they scurry,  run around, and dart,  do dogs manage to travel through  a passage in the heart.    And how when they look up to you   as if just to say,  “I want you to be around me  and happy here today.”  And sometimes it is hard to see them for who they are.  Our hairy faithful canine kin  we feel when we are far.   And when we choose to let them in   as our kin thereof  we offer them a home to share  which they repay in love.  Our dogs give us the best of wear —  Two lives in tandem.  Soon, they can speak with just a stare —  and we...

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