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Understanding Your Pup: Dog Breeds and Personalities

Pet Care Tips 3 min read
different dog breeds standing side by side_ Identify Dog Breed by Characteristics

From spunky terriers to loyal retrievers, dog breeds and personalities should be considered when making decisions about your little one’s wellness. Every furkiddo is unique, but most dogs from the same group or breed tend to share an increased chance of developing particular health, behavioral and physical characteristics. Understanding these traits and genetic predispositions can help you be proactive and give your pup the best life.

Dogs from the same group or breed are predisposed to developing particular health issues.

Terrier-ifically Adorable Terriers

a terrier sticking his tongue out on a grassland

Tiny but feisty terriers are born hunters. These fearless pups were originally bred to chase small prey such as rodents and foxes. Because of their sky-high energy levels, terriers require regular exercise to maintain their physical and mental well-being. Frequent exercising puts them at risk of joint issues like Luxating Patella, which occurs when the kneecap slides in and out of place, causing discomfort and pain.

One way to proactively support joint health in your pup with an active lifestyle is by incorporating natural supplements like NHV Old Timer into their daily routine. This herbal blend has powerful restorative and anti-inflammatory properties that can help ease arthritic discomfort. Natural joint support can be very beneficial for terriers like Airedale Terrier and Bull Terrier.

Hound-some Hounds

a hound lying on a grassland looking up

Also a natural hunter, hounds are generally very athletic and require plenty of exercise to stay healthy and happy. Joint dysplasia is a common problem in hounds due to their athletic nature and can lead to mobility issues if left untreated.

Besides joint issues, hounds are also vulnerable to ear disorders. Their long and floppy ears easily trap moisture and dirt, leading to infections and other ear-related problems. Therefore, regular ear cleaning with gentle products like our NHV Echo Gold is essential to help avoid issues. For proactive support, you can place a few drops into the ear canal, and use a cotton ball (not a Q-tip) to apply it to the outer ear area as well.

Cool Collies

a collie sticking her tongue out on a grassland

Despite their name, collies aren’t really all cool and composed. In fact, they are very sensitive creatures. For example, collies may exhibit aggressive behaviors like barking and biting when they are under-stimulated. 

Regular walks, playtime, as well as interactive toys and puzzles, can help keep collies engaged and prevent hostile behaviors. Keeping a calming supplement around can be very helpful. NHV Lesstress and Matricalm are our main formulas for soothing agitated furkiddos. 

As a long-haired breed, collies require regular grooming to prevent matting and tangling. Hair-related issues like external parasites are also common in collies. NHV Coco Furcare is an herbal spray that helps encourage healthy coats and fend off insects.

Small vs. Big Dog Breeds

Mini dogs like ChihuahuasPoodles, and Pugs are more susceptible to dental issues because of their smaller mouths and, thus, packed teeth. Adding NHV Mouth Drops to your small pup’s oral hygiene routine can be very beneficial. Mouth Drops contain herbs like Sage that have antiseptic and antibacterial properties and can help guard your pup’s mouth against tooth decay and plaque

On the other hand, large dog breeds like Great Dane and Mastiff are more prone to arthritis and joint problems because of their massive size and weight. For example, hip and elbow dysplasia can be more easily found in bigger dogs such as Irish Wolfhound. To help support joint-related conditions, we recommend Old Timer, as mentioned, and NHV Turmeric extract. Together they help relieve joint discomfort and inflammation. If you want more comprehensive proactive support, our Hip Dysplasia Kit may be what you need! It has NHV Yucca in addition to Turmeric and Old Timer, which can offer added discomfort support. 

Caring for All Dog Breeds and Personalities

These are only a few examples of why it’s important to take into consideration your little one’s breed or type when planning their care routine, diet, and even lifestyle. If you’re looking for a personalized nutritional plan or other guidance in caring for your furkid, please don’t hesitate to reach out! We are always here to help. 

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Published: April 11, 2023

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