Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Purebred Breeders Halloween #7: Halloween Costume Ideas!

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With over 10% of pet owners dressing their pets in Halloween costumes, you certainly don't want to be outdone.  But perhaps you're thinking I have NO IDEA what to for a costume.  Purebred Breeders has scanned the web to bring you some of the most creative Halloween costumes around. 

Here are some great resources to help you get ideas:
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And if you are looking to create your own Halloween costume for your dog or puppy, you can cut an old T-shirt or try to adapt a baby costume to fit your dog.  Check out this post for some steps on making a  homemade costume!

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Friday, October 21, 2011

A Purebred Breeders Halloween #6: Halloween Events for BOSTON Dogs

New York and Miami have had their fun!  Now it’s time for Boston!! Purebred Breeders, a network of responsible and professional dog breeders, has put together a list of Halloween events for your puppy or dog.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22 @ 10:30am-12:30pm
Canine Promenade
Bring your dog to walk in the Costume Dog Parade, there are prizes for best costume and best duet (human/dog).  There will be tasty treats for you and your dog.  A $10 donation is suggested which will go to restore areas of the park.

Address:  The Esplanade, Meet by the Lotta Fountain (Between Berkeley & Clarendon Streets)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22 @ 11am-12pm
Kitty Connection’s Fourth Annual Pet Halloween Contest
Bring your puppy or dog and enter him or her into the Halloween Costume Contest!!  Registration is $10.  Winners will receive gift certificates to Pet Supplies Plus!

Address:  630 Fellsway, Wellington Circle, Medford, MA

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22 @ 12pm-3pm
Spook-tacular Open House
Bring your dog in costume and have them do tricks for their treats!  Send in a photo of your dog in costume and it will be displayed in their lobby!

Address:  347 Highland Ave, Salem, MA 01970

Pups on Parade
Enter your dog into the dog costume contest as a part of the Fright Night at the Park Halloween events!!

Address:  Slater Memorial Park, 137 Roosevelt Ave, Pawtucket, RI

7th Annual Halloween Party
Join Cause to Paws in holiday fun with activities like Best Homemade Costume Contest, Best Group or Duo, Funniest, Overall Favorite and Best Trick or Performance during their Halloween event.  There will be plenty of refreshments and fun for everyone!

Address:  1386A Beacon Street, Brookline, MA

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A Purebred Breeders Halloween #5: Dog Halloween Events in MIAMI

We've covered New York, but now Purebred Breeders is heading south, alllllll the way south to Miami to let you know what fabulous dog-friendly Halloween events are going on in your city!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29 @ 7:30pm-10:30pm
PetSet’s Halloween Masquerade
Admission provides 2 drink tickets and appetizers! Yum! There will be entertainment as well, and make sure everyone is dressed for the costume contest!  Tickets are $25 for PetSet members, $30 for guests and $35 to join PetSet & attend the event.

Address: 301 E Las Olas Blvd, Ft. Lauderdale

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30 @ 9:30am-4:30pm
Howl-o-Ween at Fairchild
Dog fashion show and costume contest!   Prizes from DogBar will be presented! But if your dog wants to relax, he or she can enjoy some Doga (Yoga for Dogs) or have their caricature or photograph taken.  For proud puppy parents there will be a gourmet hot dog court, lectures and demonstrations.

Address:  10901 Old Cutler Road Coral Gables, FL 33156

MONDAY, OCTOBER 31 @ 4pm-7pm
14th Annual Halloween on the Mile
This event is all about a safe trick-or-treating experience on Halloween night.  Bring the kids and don’t forget the dog to enjoy spooky storytelling, free treats, live performances, children and dog costume contests and a Halloween photo booth!

Address:  Miracle Mile (Coral Way between W 37 ave and LeJeune Rd)

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Have a spooky and fun-filled HOooooOOWL-o-Ween!!

Purebred Breeders LLC

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Purebred Breeders Halloween #4: NYC Events for a Dog Halloween

Your dog is a part of your family and with the Halloween holiday coming up, they often feel disjointed from the rest of the family because of the lack of pet-friendly events. Not to worry, Purebred Breeders LLC has put together a list of some of the Halloween dog-welcome events that are going on in New York City.

21st Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade
Tons of doggy treats! Make sure to bring your dog in costume so he or she can bring home some great prizes and even iPods for you!
Address: Tompkins Square Dog Run East 9 st between Ave A & B

Animal Fair Magazine’s 9th Annual Canine Comedy Howloween Pet Costume Party!
Dogs in costumes! Cocktails! Celebrity judges! All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of New York. Remember pet costumes are mandatory!! Tickets start at $40.
Address: M2 Ultralounge, 530 West 28th Street New York, NY 10001

Halloween Masquerade Ball
There will be a costume contest, raffles, music and dancing! All proceeds from the event will benefit Bobbi & the Strays, a non-profit no-kill animal rescue organization. Tickets are $100 per person and $50 for children 12 and under.
Address: Russo's on the Bay Banquet Hall, 162-45 Crossbay Boulevard, Howard Beach, NY 11414

Pups on the Runway – Halloween Costume Ball
At this fabulous event there will be a mini couture fashion show, a dance for pet adoption and a costume contest! Attendees will be able to enjoy complimentary goodie bags, hors d'oeuvres and drinks. All proceeds will benefit Bobbi & the Strays. Tickets are $25 and $5 for the costume contest.
Address: The Roger Smith Hotel @ The Starlight Loft, 501 Lexington Avenue

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30 @ Noon-6pm
Sean Casey Animal Rescue’s 4th Annual Howl-o-Ween Howl Block Bark
A $30 donation will get you a SCAR rescue bracelet and T-shirt.  All proceeds will go to completing SCAR’s second rescue shelter facility.
Address: 153 E. Third St., between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Caton Ave

If you attend an event, let us know how it went!

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Have a spooky Dog Halloween!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A Purebred Breeders Halloween

HALLOWEEN series!!!!!

This is the introduction to our Halloween post series.  In the next week and a half leading up to Halloween Purebred Breeders will be updating you on what is going on for Halloween this year:  from the hottest dog costumes to dog-friendly Halloween treats to events your puppy can attend!  Keep an eye out for the posts!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Bringing a New Puppy Home

Most dog owners will be the first to tell someone that raising a puppy is like taking care of a fuzzy baby. They both require lots of attention and love from their parents in order to grow into successful adults; they can both be noisy and demanding; and if certain actions aren’t taken in their crucial first months of life, there can be some repercussions later down the line. Like babies, the younger the puppy is, the more delicate is its state of mind and physical well-being.  The following is a list of precautions recommends every owner should take when bringing their puppy home for the first time. By following the guidelines below, one can ensure a healthy and happy puppy.
Depending on how young your puppy is upon purchase, traveling to their new home may be the puppy’s first time outside of their comfort zone without its mother and litter mates. Because of this, it’s more than likely that a puppy will experience separation anxiety early on. In order to lessen their discomfort, says to make sure the puppy has someone that is focused on giving it sufficient love and attention. In the first few days, the only time a puppy shouldn’t be with someone is when it’s sleeping. By familiarizing itself with one family member particularly and other members quickly and immediately, the puppy can make a smoother transition into the larger family unit. If the owner has young children, it’s a good idea to familiarize them with the do’s and don’ts of handling a puppy before giving them such a large responsibility.
One of the first things Purebred Breeders suggests a new puppy owner should do upon getting their puppy is scheduling a veterinary exam. This examination is crucial in understanding ones’ puppy; learning about any breed specific matters early on, helps in raising the puppy with all things accounted for, such as coat or dental maintenance. Before taking the puppy to the vet, you should find out what the breeders vet may have provided medically for the puppy, as well as any medication they may have been on prior to arriving at their new home. This medication can include anything from heartworm preventatives to deworming pills. Owners’ should be able to give their vet full background information prior to examination.
The next one is kind of tricky. When you bring your puppy home, the breeder should give you an outline on the recommended diet plan, especially what to feed the puppy before switching to the puppy food of your choice. Purebred Breeders believes a premium food is best for the puppy as they have the proper nutrients and vitamins necessary for them to grow up strong and healthy. For the first few days, stick to the product recommended by the breeder. When first introducing a puppy to dry food, be sure to add a little water, to soften the food up, for a while so the change is less drastic for the first week or so. After eating dry food for about a week or so, the puppy should be getting fed two or three times a day. Depending on how fast the puppy’s teeth are coming in, the amount of water in each serving should be decreased progressively, eventually to the point where there’s no water present.  Most puppies should be eating water-free dry food after seven weeks.
If you follow the above guidelines from in welcoming a new puppy into your home it will lead to a happy transition for the whole family.

Monday, October 3, 2011

How to Find a Reputable Breeder

Finding a reputable dog breeder is imperative when thinking about adding a puppy to your family.  Professional and responsible breeders will take a tremendous amount of time and effort to make sure that they raise happy, healthy puppies. accepts only the best professional dog breeders into their Breeder Network, all their breeders go through an intense screening process. The screening is conducted by their Breeder Department which is headed up by a Champion breeder of Rottweilers with numerous national awards to her credit. Purebred Breeders is committed to only accepting breeders who meet their high standards and follow their stringent policies for breeding, with the health and well-being of the adult dogs and puppies being their primary objective. Their intense screening process coupled with their Breeder Code of Ethics assures anyone looking to add a puppy to their family confidence and peace of mind. --Breeder Protocols

 What to look for in any breeder:
·         Do they maintain a safe, clean and sanitary facility for all their pets?
  • Are they complying with all federal, state or provincial, and local government laws and regulations concerning the keeping of dogs that they breed?
  • Are they only breeding for the purpose to improve the quality of the breed?
  • Do they follow all AAHA standards and protocols for properly vaccinating and deworming all litters?
  • Are the puppies being properly socialize on a daily basis with the breeders family and other pets?
  • Is the breeder knowledgeable about inherited health problems in their breed and are they doing the appropriate health clearances on their puppies?
  • Does the breeder conscientiously plan each litter of puppies by carefully selecting their mother and father for pedigree and temperament?
  • Are both mother and father physically and mentally mature enough to breed?
  • Does the breeder mate beyond the appropriate age for the breed?
  • Be sure the breeder is not misrepresenting any of the characteristics of the breed, nor falsely advertising, or misleading regarding the performance of any of their puppies for sale.
·         Puppies should not leave their litters until they are at least eight (8) weeks old, regardless of possible lesser requirements in any state or province. In addition, puppies weighing less than 2 pounds should not leave their litter until it is at least 10 weeks old.
  • All breeders should keep accurate records and retain those records for a minimum of 5 years. These records will include: stud services, pedigrees, all litters of dogs for sale, and all dogs sold.
  • All new puppy owners should receive appropriate health certificates, vaccination records, and registration paperwork from your breeder either on delivery or within a week.
Purebred Breeders is the premier option for adding a happy, healthy, well bred puppy to your family. Their nationwide network of professional and experienced dog breeders share in their commitment to place every puppy in a loving home. With trained Puppy Counselors available to answer any and all questions you may have regarding the purchase of your new puppy, they take the guess work out of this important decision. When looking for a new puppy, follow these breeder guidelines to help you make the best possible decision when choosing a happy healthy puppy for your family.