October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Nearly half of all domestic abuse victims delay leaving because they don’t want
to leave their pet behind, yet as few as 10% of domestic violence shelters accept pets.
The Purple Leash Project is working to change that.

E is for English Setter

Elegant, graceful and gentle. English Setters are known for being affectionate and friendly, especially to their family members. They are also an athletic sporting breed that likes to stay active. It’s hard to miss their flowing, feathery coat and the smooth way they almost glide as they move. Learn More >

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A is for Australian Cattle Dog

Agile, strong and courageous, the Australian Cattle Dog was developed in the 1800s in Australia. An intelligent and determined high-energy working dog, the Australian Cattle Dog is happiest in large, open spaces with an engaging job to do.  Learn More >

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B is for Border Collie

Prized for his intelligence, herding instinct and working ability, the Border Collie is a hard-working dog that also makes an affectionate pet for active families. Although he is a bit of a workaholic, he loves to settle down and cuddle when the work is done. Learn More >

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C is for CORGI

The Corgi is whip-smart, so their owners should be, too. They’re loyal and obedient, easily trained and can adapt to many living situations. Corgis are especially fond of kids and are agreeable with other pets. Learn More >

D is for Dachshund
D is for Dachshund

Independent, brave, funny and a little stubborn. The Dachshunds are lively little characters nicknamed “wiener dogs” for their distinct long bodies. They have a loud bark, but don’t let it fool you. They love their people and are good with other dogs. Make sure you have patience because their stubbornness can make them challenging to train. Learn More >

English Setter
E is for English Setter

Elegant, graceful and gentle. English Setters are known for being affectionate and friendly, especially to their family members. They are also an athletic sporting breed that likes to stay active. It’s hard to miss their flowing, feathery coat and the smooth way they almost glide as they move. Learn More > 

FIND BREEDS THAT FIT YOUR LIFESTYLE

Dog Breeds with Light Shedding

Find the best dog for you and your family, and learn more about different types of low shedding dogs by browsing through our list of popular dog breeds. 

Small Dog Breeds

Find the best dog for you and your family, and learn more about different types of small dogs by browsing through our list of popular dog breeds. 

Low-Energy Dog Breeds

These calm dog breeds require minimal exercise and love to snooze.

WHAT TYPE OF DOG IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

EXPLORE MORE RESOURCES FOR PET OWNERSHIP

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PUPPY TRAINING VIDEOS

From potty training to basic commands, new puppy owners have a lot to teach their puppies. Help them learn effective, expert-led training methods in this easy-to-follow video series led by Mike Stewart of Wildrose Kennels. 

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PURINA PUPPYHOOD

Watch the puppy live-stream video, read puppy articles and find the best food to feed your growing puppy. 

Pet Education Resources

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Explore Purina Farms pet education resources to help children LEARN, CONNECT and PLAY! The pet education lessons are primarily designed for kids between the ages of 3-12, and they cover training, care and positive interactions.