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If youâ€™re in the market for small purebred puppies, you’re in luck!
Right here at Petland, weâ€™ve got tons from which you can choose. Here are just a few that we regularly have and absolutely love!
You see those little snowballs and you just want to pick one up and let them melt in your arms and heart. The official AKC standard description of the Bichon Frise is perfectly put. They call them â€œa white powder puff of a dog whose merry temperament is evidenced by his plumed tail carried jauntily over the back and his dark-eyed inquisitive expression.” We couldn’t agree more. Our available Bichon purebred puppies for sale have little puffs of personality.
Boston Terrier puppies are intelligent dogs and they learn quickly and are treat motivated. This breed is suitable for kids, because they are known to be playful, delicate, and affectionate. No doggy odor with Boston Terrier puppies exists, so they can be bathed every few months! They require daily exercise, of which a long walk would suffice.
The Shih Tzu is an energetic, lively, lapdog, favored by Chinese royalty during the Ming dynasty. Todayâ€™s Shih Tzu puppies for sale are still revered as lovely companions, except their lives are lived amongst commoners! For at least 2,000 years, these purebred puppies have been bred as a companion and referred to as the little â€œlion dog.â€� They are happy and outgoing and make for a great addition to families. Our Shih Tzu puppies for sale are praised and prize possessions!
You know these favored purse pets! They are Chihuahuas weighing no more than 6 pounds, in the show world. Outside of the show dog world, Chihuahuas often grow as big as 12 pounds. Sure theyâ€™re lap dogs because of their size, but donâ€™t let their little legs fool ya. Theyâ€™re active and require a daily walk, albeit a rather short one! Chihuahuas need lots of human attention and interaction, thus they love to be petted and touched. Come check out our cute Chihuahua puppies for sale today!
The Dachshund, affectionately known as the Doxie and visually known as the hotdog dog, is an energetic dog breed, with lots of big personality. They are known to be barkers – beware! Â Dachshund purebred puppies for sale are intensely stubborn and protective, but lovable. They are very social animals and love their family, wanting to be around them at all times. Their personality is the only thing big on them, however!
Searching for puppies on sale doesn’t have to be a daunting or arduous task when you choose either of our Petland locations.
Both stores located in Kennesaw and in the Mall of Georgia are here for you! We specialize in matching the right pet with the right person and meeting the needs of both. Whether youâ€™re interested in taking home small puppies on sale or larger than life puppies, we can help you.
To assist you on your quest to purchase puppies on sale at one of our stores, we have knowledgeable and caring pet counselors on-site. They can help you find what youâ€™re looking for and maybe a few things we arenâ€™t aware of, especially if youâ€™re a new pet owner! When you purchase one of our puppies on sale, youâ€™ll leave with peace of mind that weâ€™ll be providing to you in two areas.
Born with Care and Humanely
Firstly, your new furry family member was born and raised with care. We only get our puppies from responsible and reputable breeders and puppy mills are a no-go for us. With one visit to our store, youâ€™ll see that our puppies are housed in comfortable and well ventilated areas and are properly loved!
Secondly, you can rest assured that when one of our puppies on sale goes home to their new families, they will have all of the following:
- Puppies will have up-to-date with vaccinations, deworming, and preventative medications
- Puppies will have certified veterinarian checks
- New pet owners will receive discounts with future vet care including:Â a free initial vet visit,Â free fecal float and medications (if necessary at the initial exam), andÂ discounted vaccinations for the life of the puppy
As you can see, we offer a lot with each of our puppies on sale. If a puppy wasnâ€™t in your immediate budget but youâ€™re committed to purchasing one, ask one of our staff members about our puppy financing. You can go home with the puppy of your choice today!
If youâ€™re a new owner of small puppies, then your world has changed, and for the better we add!
Dogs have a way of enriching our lives in so many ways. Sometimes we just don’t know how, but they do. Now that youâ€™re a pet owner, youâ€™ve probably cuddled with and talked to your dogs countless times. Your small puppies have responded, but you arenâ€™t quite sure what theyâ€™ve said. Dogs communicate their thoughts all of the time, to humans and other dogs. Itâ€™s just done in their own language. How? Read on to learn!
Doggie Body Language
Whether theyâ€™re small puppies are large adult dogs, they all communicate with their bodies. Here are some typical signs they use:
- With their ears: Dogs with their ears raised are either relaxed or listening. Dogs with their ears back may be afraid or signaling submission.
- With their eyes: Their eyes will brighten when looking at something they consider to be friendly. If you notice dilated pupils and the whites in their eyes, this means theyâ€™re afraid.
- With their faces: To show confusion or determination, they will wrinkle or straighten their foreheads.
- With their lips, teeth, and tongues: You’ll know that your small puppies want to play if they pull their lips back, showing their teeth (like a smile), and sometimes with a hanging tongue. Keep in mind, this is only done with humans, not other dogs.
- With their tails: A study was conducted that if your dog wags his tail more to the right, then itâ€™s a sign of positive feelings. If it wags more to the left, there are negative feelings.
Dogs know how to â€œspeakâ€� and physically convey their feelings to other dogs, by doing the following:
- They bite: This is a sign of playing! Itâ€™s sometimes accompanied with slight growls and those are playful in nature, too.
- They bow: This is a telltale sign meaning â€œletâ€™s play!â€� It can also mean, however, â€œIâ€™m sorry I was so rough, but letâ€™s keep playing please.â€�
- They paw slap: This is like a human patting you on the back. For dogs, itâ€™s a signal that the dog trusts the other dog playing partner.
- They rear their hind legs: A sign of affection is displayed when dogs rear up on their hind legs. It will look like your small puppies are dancing!
Not all dogs are big barkers, but when they do it means that theyâ€™re talking and their barks can mean a myriad of things. The pitch and volume will increase with the dogâ€™s emotional levels.
A study conducted by Hungarian researchers tested 6,000 different barks from 14 Hungarian sheepdogs using special software. The results concluded that 43% of the time the software correctly identified what the dog was trying to communicate.
Proper and consistent training will help your small puppies and you understand each other. Itâ€™s such a joyful thing when itâ€™s achieved!
There are some commonly known American puppies, like Boston Terriers and the Chesapeake Bay Retriever. There are more and weâ€™re talking about them today!
Definitely one of the rarest American puppies, they were recognized by the AKC in 2010! Thereâ€™s a record of only 600 of them alive in the world today. These American puppies are so rare that the Guinness Book of World Records awarded them the rarest dog three times since 1965. At one time only 125 Chinooks existed. Developed in the 1900â€™s, they are great with children and consider to be intelligent and calm canines.
The American Eskimo
These American puppies are either all white or white and biscuit colored and they’re members of the spitz dog family. Despite its name, however, they have absolutely no traces to the Eskimo culture. They were developed in the United States and used to travel in circuses during the latter part of the 19th century. Sometimes being confused with the Samoyed, these fluffy fellows have a thick double coat, distinctly pointy ears, and a curly tail, coming in 3 different sizes. They are a really new breed, only being recognized by the American Â Kennel Club in 1994.
Named after a German immigrant family that moved to America, this brindle colored hound dog is currently the official state dog of North Carolina. These American puppies held the job of bringing bears and boars to bays and trees. They clearly are courageous canines! They too, like the American Eskimo, are a new breed, only being recognized by the AKC in 2006.
The American Leopard Hound
Unlike the other American puppies weâ€™ve highlighted today, the American Leopard Hound hasnâ€™t been recognized by the AKC. They are, however, considered to be one of the oldest tree dog breeds. They have been traced back to dogs brought to the New World by Spanish conquistadors. They are highly intelligent, possessing extremely strong tracking sensibilities. They can track all types of prey to include bears, raccoons, cougars, squirrels, and bobcats for miles. They are considered to be laid-back and somewhat standoffish.
The Treeing Tennessee Brindle
The Treeing Tennessee Brindle, also known as the Cur, was founded in the 1960â€™s by Rev. Earl Phillips. Â These high-energy American puppies have evolved from treeing dogs primarily from the Appalachian and Ozark Mountain regions. Their treeing abilities are unmatched, as they were bred to do it for hours! The Treeing Tennessee Brindle is still relatively rare and has been recorded in the AKCâ€™s Foundation Stock Service since 1995.
A hybrid dog is also known as a mixed breed dog.
Hybrid puppies are available in all shapes, sizes, and colors. They may have short curly hair or long and silky locs. Maybe they will have long and pointy noses or short and stubby snouts. As we mentioned, there are so many options when it comes to hybrid puppies. What makes them so attractive is that they are designed to meet various pet ownersâ€™ needs! At Petland, we have many designer or hybrid puppies for sale!
There actually used to be a time when most â€œmuttâ€� dogs that roamed pretty much looked the same. More often than not, the only things separating them was their age and their names! Other than that, they were brown, short coated, medium sized dogs.
Even today in some countries where humans havenâ€™t imprinted the canine population with breeding hybrid puppies, many of the dogs still bear the aforementioned physical characteristics. Say for instance hybrid puppies in countries located in Australia and South America, have longer coats than others, but they generally have their historical traits.
Why Are Hybrid Puppies Popular Choices?
One of the main reasons that people choose to purchase hybrid puppies is because they are generally considered to be healthier than purebred dogs. They draw from broader gene pools, thus producing hybrid puppies and reducing inbreeding, which causes genetic health issues.
Of course, we know that you canâ€™t assume that because youâ€™ve purchased hybrid puppies that they wonâ€™t have any health problems. As with any breed, there are issues that are commonly associated with them. Having a fresh bloodline makes very little difference if the parents aren’t healthy and this is important for you to know.
All of our hybrid puppies for sale come from reputable and responsible breeders and you can always ensure that your puppies are happy and healthy! We are always available to field your questions and help with your hybrid puppy choice!
Without a question and any doubt, German Shepherd puppies are prized possessions!
They are strong, formidable furry family members and they are like none other. Theyâ€™ve been praised across the globe for their presence and prestige. Below, weâ€™ve highlight some of the most prestigious accomplishments of German Shepherd puppies.
Rin Tin Tin
Weâ€™re pretty sure that youâ€™ve probably heard or know of Rin Tin Tin. Rin Tin Tin was one of the German Shepherd puppies rescued from the World War I battlefield. The American soldier named Duncan Lee, trained Rin Tin Tin to work in silent films. Rin Tin Tin was such a huge star that Warner Brothers would create a Rin Tin Tin movie whenever the studio needed money!
This was a first for German Shepherd puppies or any breed for that matter, being rumored have been voted as best actor of the first Academy Awards, in 1929. He didnâ€™t win, however, and it was given to a human after all. He was later awarded the American Humane Associationâ€™s first Legacy Award, in 2011. He also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
There were other famous German Shepherd puppies! Before there was Rin Tin Tin, there was Strong heart. He was a German Shepherd who was actually one of the first canine film stars. He was trained in Germany as a police dog and he worked for the German Red Cross. By the age of 3, he was brought to the United States.
Strongheart went on to star in tons of movies, including the 1925 adaption of White Fang. He was a beloved celebrity and he certainly paved the way for other German Shepherd puppies.
6 German Shepherds in One Play
During the mid-1980s, there was a play that was written by a Dutch director named Whim Schipper. They received acting lessons in Amsterdam, as they were highly motivated by treats! The name of the play was called Going to the Dogs. It was about a daughter who brought home a new boyfriend, their love, and jealousy and the consequential parental concerns. The play didnâ€™t do so well, however!
German Shepherds Helped in WWI
Flax of Lewanno was honored at Westminster, in 1917, for bringing in 54 wounded soldiers to safety in WWI. WWI helped to increase the popularity of German Shepherd puppies in the United States, too. American Soldiers took notice of how they were capable, that they decided to bring some back home with them.
Every child dreams of having a pet puppy, but as parents, itâ€™s difficult to know when the time is right to bring a puppy home.
With busy schedules and after school activities, adding a puppy to the mix may seem like a bit much. At Petland, we understand that puppies require love and attention, so we want to help your family make this big decision. Here are five ways to tell your children are ready for you to buyÂ a puppy.
Your family has discussed the decision together.
A family pet is a family decision. Everyone needs to be onboard with having a puppy, because the responsibility of taking care of the puppy will be shared. Sit down as a family and allow everyone to share how they feel about having a puppy. Be sure to discuss the responsibilities as well, which includes feeding, walking, cleaning, and most importantly loving the puppy.
If your family is planning on buying a puppy, take a Saturday trip to Petland and meet the puppies and friendly staff. Let the kids have time to interact with the in-store puppies, and ask any questions you may have about pet ownership.
Your children are communicating an interest in animals.
As your children grow, they will begin to understand the world and gain a sense of empathy. When your children begin to express an interest in the well being of animals, they are ready to learn the responsibilities of pet ownership.
The routine tasks such as feeding, walking, and bathing a puppy will come in handy later in life. At Petland, we believe that the children of today are the pet owners of tomorrow.
Your childrenâ€™s playmates have pets.
If your childrenâ€™s friends all have pets, your children can greatly benefit from the shared experience of pet ownership. Children learn through relating, so your children should not be the only ones without a pet.
Your children are spending too much time with technology.
While technology is a great tool for communication and efficiency, todayâ€™s children get far too much exposure to computers, tablets, and cell phones. Increased technology use usually results in a sedentary lifestyle. Having a puppy encourages children to put the phone down and get outside to play.
Your children are excelling in school.
If your children are excelling in school, what better way to reward them than a surprise trip to Petland to buy a puppy! Good grades deserve creative rewards and your children will be thrilled when they visit Petland and interact with the wide selection of puppies.
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Those sad eyes, wrinkly faces and trip-over worthy ears, our Basset hound puppies will be love at first sight!
The Basset hound is thought toÂ come from as far back as the 1500s when the French were using low slung, heavy-bodied hounds to trail rabbits. The word “bas” is French for “low” befitting the Basset hound’s signatureÂ stature. For hunters, the Basset was theÂ ideal companionÂ as its slow and steady gait was easy to trail after. In the United States, the Basset quickly moved on from hunting dog to belovedÂ family pet. Familiarized to the public by cartoons, commercials and mascots, the Basset remains a very popular large breed dog to this day. This laid-back breed is easily one of the most recognizable in the dog world, but what else do you know about Basset? Don’t worry, that’s where we come in! Read on for interesting facts about the Basset hound. Petland often has Basset hound puppies for sale, check them out on our available puppies page!
This hound dog will steal your heart, check out more on their breed and personality:
- Bassets are heavy-boned dogs with aÂ thick body on short, stubbyÂ legs. Because they are a large breed, Bassets are slow maturing dogs, often not reaching full size until two years old. They have an average weightÂ of 40-80lbs!
- The Basset has a short, shiny coat that comes in typical hound colors: red and white andÂ tri-color, with ticking being fairly common. They don’t require much grooming and are considered average to heavy shedders.
- The Basset hound is a friendly,Â outgoing breed. Originally usedÂ huntingÂ with aÂ pack, they tend to be good with other dogs and other pets. Bassets are people oriented and get along well with children.
- Because they are hound dogs, they have that deep baying barkÂ typical of the category. They do better having a bigger environment and yard, even though they have minimal exercise requirements, as they like to wander scenting around.
- Â Bassets need patience and a firm hand with training. They have a keen mind, but get distracted easily.
Think you’ve got what it takes to be a Basset hound owner? We think so too! Give us a call today to learn more about the Basset hound puppies in our store!
Are You Searching for Maltese for Sale? We Have the Puppies You’re Looking For!
The Maltese is a timeless breed that is considered one of the oldest toy dogs still in existence. Originally thought to hail from the island of Malta, the Maltese has graced the laps of many different types of people. Whether they were companions to sailors from the Mediterranean or European royalty, this little white fluffball has certainly stood the test of time! They are sweet, affectionate and loyal to their owners. And their signature white coats and little black button noses have not changed since the beginning and continue to charm people every day in our store. But maybe you want to know more about the Maltese and what their personalities are like before you add Maltese for sale to your family? Look no further! We want to educate and inform people about what might be the best breed for their families!
CheckÂ out more about the adorable and famous Maltese:
- As the Maltese is a toy breed, they typically stay around 5-9lbs. This also makes them ideal for apartments, condos and smaller environments with or without a yard.
- The Maltese, despite their diminutive size, are an energetic breed and do needÂ to take walksÂ or engage inÂ playtime every day.
- They are typically a quiet breed, when it comes to talking about the toy category, but they will alert you to people at the door or cars in the driveway.
- Their glorious white coats grow continuously and will have to be brushed daily and groomed regularly to keep it from matting. However, they are considered very low-shedders and work well for people with allergies as they have no pet dander typical to other dog breeds.
- The Maltese is gentle, affectionate, intelligent, responsive and trusting. A good family dog, Maltese are lively, playful, vigorous, and they generally enjoys learning tricks. They can be snappy with raucous children who handle them roughly though and do better with older children.
These bullets are just a small bit of information on this wonderful breed! Check out our Maltese breed information page to delve into the world of the Maltese a little more. You can also give our knowledgeableÂ Pet Counselors a call with any additional questions you might have! And, as always, you can check out our available puppies page to see all of our Maltese for sale in our store!Â
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Do You Think Labrador Retriever Puppies for Sale Could Be Right for You and Your Family?
While there are many popular breeds in the US, there are none quite like the Labrador! The ultimate family dog, hiking companion and all-around lovable four-legged family member, the Lab has been the number oneÂ most popular breed for many years. Here at Petland, we like to think this is because the Lab has many great qualities for many types of homes. The Lab is one of our favorite breeds for families, with many people adding more than one to their ranks. But like with any breed, the Lab needs to fit in well with your family and environment, so everybody stays happy! Because we specialize in matching the right pet with the perfect family, we like to give you as much information as possibleÂ on the dog breed you’re considering, so you can make an educated choice. So, here is the blog we put together for the Labrador Retriever puppies for sale that we have in our store! Want to check out some pictures first? We don’t blame you! Here are our available puppies, right here.
Check outÂ some interesting facts aboutÂ theÂ famousÂ Labrador Retriever:
- Â The Lab is actually from Newfoundland, where it got its start as a (you guessed it!) retriever of fowl and small game for hunters.Â Their short, very dense and water resistant coats helped these dogs wade into the colder waters of the North.
- Labradors were officially recognized by the AKC in 1917 in their sporting group. They are accepted in three colors, yellow, chocolate and black with no additional markings.
- These are large breed dogs with an average weight of 55-75lbs and a lifespan of 10-14 years.
- Because of theirÂ working dogÂ roots, the Lab is a very active breed. This means lots of walks, playtime and anything else you can think up daily. They work best with an active family, especially with children to help them get out all that energy!
- Even though their coats are short, Labs require brushing and de-shedding constantly to keep their undercoats looking nice.
This is only a small amount of information about our Labrador Retriever puppies for sale! Give our dedicated Pet Counselors a call today with more questions. Or, better yet, stop by our store to see all of our puppies in person! As always, puppy kisses and cuddles are free!
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