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Shih-tzu!  (Bless You!)

Shih-tzu! (Bless You!)

The Chrysanthimum dog! With 251 shih tzu’s under its care, this breed is Brookfield’s second-most popular patient.     A Breed More Than 2000 Years Old! Shih tzus date all the way back to the Tang Dynasty and were kept by nearly every reigning Ming Dynasty emperor....

Number 1: The Toy Poodle

Not exactly the first prize that any dog wants to win! Light shedding, hypoallergenic, excellent watchdogs, loyal, even tempered…the only thing you don’t get from this terrific dog is a breath of fresh air. Not to gross you out, but we could fill a quart jar with the...

Number 2: The Retriever

What? I thought you said that dental disease was a small breed issue! Though they present with advanced dental disease a bit later in life than small breeds, they win second place because of the sheer number owned by Americans. But don’t let this breed’s...

Number 4, The Pug

Did you know that the pug was mentioned by Confucius as early as 551 BC…and in some cases, it seems like it’s been that long since it has brushed its teeth!   Related to the Pekinese these dogs were favored by Chinese Emperors and sometimes had their own (human) body...