Category: Dog Breeds

About the Breed: A Look at the Cairn Terrier

Here at Pauley’s Pups, we are always excited to introduce new breeds to our customers, and the cairn terrier is one of our more recent breed additions that we’re incredibly excited about. This small, cute dog will be instantly familiar to anyone who has seen “The Wizard of Oz.” Whether you choose to name your… Read more »

Hero Dogs Are All Around Us

National Dog Day, held earlier this week, honors all of the dogs in our lives but there are some dogs that are truly heroic, as evidenced by the 2015 American Humane Association Hero Dog Award nominees. From dogs like Glory that can help detect cases of arson, to service dogs working overseas like Axel and… Read more »

Maltese Dogs: A Brief History of the Breed

A little dog with a big heart and even bigger personality, the Maltese has been known by many names, says the American Kennel Club. Called “Ye Ancient Dogge of Malta” and the “Roman Ladies Dog,” this breed stands out with its fluffy, white coat and springy personality. Growing to no more than about 7 pounds… Read more »

Famous Dogs on the Big Screen

Many times what we see on TV is what we want. This is exactly why many people choose a certain breed of dog. Those well trained dogs on popular TV shows make us believe we will have that dog someday. The truth is to have a dog like that you will need to put a… Read more »

Keeping Your Pup Warm

In many states, the month of February has been extremely cold; in some states it has even broken records for being the coldest month of the year and coldest month in history. There has been a lot of the white stuff flying around and that naturally will bring the temperatures around us down even more…. Read more »

A Little Background on Your Lhasa Apso

The Lhasa Apso was first seen in Tibet at least 4,000 years ago and was bred and domesticated as early as 800 BC, which makes the Lhasa Apso one of the world’s oldest breeds. It is also considered the breed most closely related to the wolf. Originally the Lhasa was a guard dog for monasteries… Read more »

How Miniature Dachshunds are Different

Miniature Dachshunds are cute and curious dogs and they do have some differences between them and their larger counterparts. The average size of a Dachshund is 8 – 9 inches tall and 16 – 32 pounds.  The Miniature Dachshund is 5 – 7 inches tall at the shoulders and weighs up to 11 pounds.  Nicknamed… Read more »

A French Delight: The Bichon Frise

If you’re looking for a cute little puppy that will attract a great deal of attention, this is one of the best. Here at Pauley’s Pups in Ashland, VA, we love the Bichon Frise breed for its happy-go-lucky, cheerful attitude, bundled into a cuddly little cotton ball. The Bichon Frise is a gentle and friendly… Read more »

Malt-a-poo: A Fluffy Bundle of Fun and Love

There’s been a lot of talk about “designer dogs” – dogs that are not considered mixed breeds, but are bred purposely to combine the best of 2 breeds. At Pauley’s Pups, we love these types of puppies. Cross a miniature or toy Poodle with a Maltese and you get the Malt-a-poo, a loving and playful… Read more »