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Welcome to Crazy for Dogs!

Sirius of the Week

Paris is a small white Japanese Spitz Puppy. Not many people have heard of her, because she is considered rare here in America, but that doesn't bother her! Her favorite things to do include playing, going for long walks, and going to the Bark Park. Paris loves to cuddle with her family, or play with them when they are in the mood. Everyday, she makes them proud, and falls asleep dreaming of what games she will play the next day.


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(Sirius == the Dog Star). Share your dog's story...Email us your dog's photo and short biography today!

Don't forget to stop by next week to see our new Star -- press Control-D to bookmark this site.

Previous Siriuses... If your dog has already been a star of the week, feel free to send *NEW* pictures to share. We'd be happy to put them on the homepage for others to enjoy.


tinkerbelle and baby
Tinkerbelle, on the right, hanging out with Baby


Beware of Internet Puppy Scams: Unfortunately, unscrupulous people have been sending emails offering to sell pedigree puppies (bulldogs, pugs, and others). Similar phony websites are also on the web. These emails and websites are fake. They are designed to cheat you out of your money either by never sending you the puppy or by sending you a different dog from what you paid for. Your best bet: If you want a purebred, contact a local breed-specific rescue group. Or if you just want a new best friend, save a life from your local animal pound.


new T-Shirts and Sweatshirts for Dog Lovers

Airedale Terrier Yellow T-Shirt

Airedale Terrier Yellow T-Shirt

Airedale Terrier Triptych Yellow T-Shirt



Or Browse -- the Buy button will let you look at different colors and products

More styles and dog breeds here...

Say "No!" to puppy mills through these CafePress products...


Dog Posters!

dog poster If you're looking for some great dog pictures, allposters.com has thousands (and thousands!) of art prints, posters, magnets, notecards, and other goodies. We've gathered the dog-themed items here, and have separated out some of them into price categories. Around 300 are priced under 10 dollars (be patient for that page to download!). And about 600 are between $10-$25. Lots of different styles -- whimsical, realistic, artistic, funny -- something for every taste. Many different breeds are represented, too.

Magyar Agar / Hungarian Greyhound
Title: Magyar Agar / Hungarian Greyhound
Artist: Adriano Bacchella
Type: Photographic Print
Size: 12 x 16 (inches)
Price: $29.99
Golden Retriever Puppy in Bucket (Canis Familiaris) Illinois, USA
Title: Golden Retriever Puppy in Bucket (Canis Familiaris) Illinois, USA
Artist: Lynn M. Stone
Type: Photographic Print
Size: 12 x 16 (inches)
Price: $29.99
Three King Charles Cavalier Spaniel Adults
Title: Three King Charles Cavalier Spaniel Adults
Artist: Adriano Bacchella
Type: Photographic Print
Size: 9 x 12 (inches)
Price: $24.99


A visit from Angus (February 2000):

cat picture
I'll eat anything


A visit from Aspen (March 2002):

cat picture
I'm an Australian Shepherd


How good is your memory? Your powers of observation? Your concentration? Find out by playing our

memory game Dog Concentration Game! concentration

Do you know the name of the "butterfly" dog? Do you know your sighthounds? Would you enjoy a little puzzle hunt around this site? If yes, try our puzzle! (The puzzle opens in a new window so you can still access the rest of this site easily.)

Word Scrambles games. Can you unscramble the words?

Crazy for Dogs WordSearch Game! wordsearch


Looking for information on dog parks? Try searching through this dog park guide.

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The Daily Dog: Your guide to caring for, understanding and loving your dog! Check it out!


Dear site visitors: If your dog ever has a medical problem or emergency, PLEASE take him/her to the veterinarian right away. Professional help should always be your first choice and should be made without delay.

The friend you've been waiting for is at your local animal shelter. No more homeless pets! Adopt a shelter pet. Get started by visiting PetFinder.org. cute puppy

IMPORTANT! If you haven't had your dog checked for heartworms, call your veterinarian and make an appointment today! Heartworms are fatal -- but can be easily prevented. Do your dog -- and yourself -- a kindness... have your dog checked right away.

It appears that dogs can develop renal failure from eating grapes and raisins. So, to be on the safe side, do not give your dog grapes or raisins as treats. You can read more at these links:

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Toxicology Bulletins: Grapes and Raisins in Dogs
Also from the ASPCA The Wrath of Grapes (A PDF document)

Animal Poison Control 24-hour hotline: 1-800-548-2423

Please consider donating to help animals. There are many good organizations, but here are two:

ASPCA -- 866-275-3925
Humane Society of the United States -- 888-259-5431


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The Wild Life of Dogs
More books here! Music, too...

A sampling of great posters and art prints...

Female Red Merle and Red Tricolor Australian Shepherd Dogs Running in Snow, Longmont, Colorado, USA
Title: Female Red Merle and Red Tricolor Australian Shepherd Dogs Running in Snow, Longmont, Colorado, USA
Artist: Carol Walker
Type: Photographic Print
Size: 12 x 16 (inches)
Price: $29.99
Scottish Terrier
Title: Scottish Terrier
Artist: De Meester
Type: Photographic Print
Size: 16 x 12 (inches)
Price: $29.99
Dog News
Title: Dog News
Artist: Jean-Michel Labat
Type: Art Print
Size: 11.8 x 9.44 (inches)
Price: $9.99
Early Grunge with English Bulldog
Title: Early Grunge with English Bulldog
Artist:
Type: Art Print
Size: 18 x 12.5 (inches)
Price: $19.99
Fawn Whippet Looking Down
Title: Fawn Whippet Looking Down
Artist: Adriano Bacchella
Type: Photographic Print
Size: 16 x 12 (inches)
Price: $29.99
The Odd Couple
Title: The Odd Couple
Artist: Dann Tardif
Type: Art Print
Size: 14 x 20 (inches)
Price: $12.99


Test your dog knowledge -- take our QUIZ!


Some Dog Facts

  • "Mantle" = The dark hair on the shoulders, back, and sides.
  • Between the age of 3 and 4 weeks, puppies can wag their tails.
  • In the 17th century, the German Short-haired Pointer was prized by German nobility and by poachers (the latter for the dogs' night-time hunting skills).
  • "Point" = The stance a hunting dog takes to indicate the location of game. The dog remains completely still while holding the stance.
  • Dogs need about half the protein that cats do, so do not feed cat food to a dog.
  • "Spitz" = A type of northern dog that has a wedge-shaped head with erect, pointy ears, a thick coat, and a powerful build.
  • The stomach is a muscular pocket that holds from one quart in smaller dogs up to two gallons in big dogs.
  • Hounds are hunting dogs. Some hounds hunt by sight (sighthounds like Greyhounds); others use their noses on the ground to follow their target (Beagles and Bloodhounds, for example).


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