Ciera Velarde

A dog person through and through, Ciera spends most of her free time trying to convince her boyfriend that they should adopt a puppy. In the meantime, she gets her dog time in by FaceTiming her family's dog Luke, a Goldendoodle named in honor of her favorite Gilmore Girls character. Ciera draws on her love for all things pups when writing for Daily Paws, and she has previously worked for BuzzFeed, where she wrote the Dog A Day newsletter.
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Hokkaido
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  • breed group: working
  • breed size: medium (26-60 lbs.)
  • other traits: easy to train, easy to groom, cold weather tolerant, strong loyalty tendencies, good hiking companion, high prey drive
  • colors: red, black, white, gray
  • patterns: brindle, black and tan
  • coat length/texture: long
  • temperament: gentle, friendly, outgoing, playful
Hokkaido are intelligent, energetic, loyal dogs that aim to please their owners above all else. Learn more about this family-friendly pup who’s native to Japan.
Don’t put a rain check on your daily walks—brave the wet weather and keep your doggy dry with these raincoats for dogs!
  • breed group: non-sporting
  • breed size: small (0-25 lbs.)
  • other traits: easy to train, easy to groom, tendency to chew, apartment-friendly, strong loyalty tendencies, good for first-time pet owners, high potential for weight gain, highly territorial
  • colors: white, cream
  • patterns: bicolor
  • coat length/texture: long
  • temperament: gentle, outgoing, friendly, playful, protective
American Eskimo dogs are intelligent, energetic pups with fluffy white coats. They are easily trainable and highly loyal to their owners.
It’s time we recognize all the beautiful characteristics that make mutts one of a kind!
Because letting them light a candle is kind of dangerous.
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Show your dog how much you love them by hanging one of these special stockings above the fireplace this Christmas.
Show your dog how much you love them by hanging one of these special stockings above the fireplace this Christmas.
Let your dog join in on the holiday spirit with these Christmas outfits, dresses, costumes, and pajamas.
Have you ever wanted a pair of slippers, a mug, a phone case, or even a cookie cutter with your pet’s face on it? Let's make that a reality.
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Catios keep your cat protected from predators, and you can rest assured knowing they won’t make any great escapes.
From collars to leashes to T-shirts, these outfits come in every color of the rainbow—perfect for strutting your stuff during Pride.
  • breed group: toy
  • breed size: small (0-25 lbs.)
  • other traits: easy to train, easy to groom, high prey drive, apartment-friendly, high potential for weight gain, good hiking companion, strong loyalty tendencies, good for first-time pet owners
  • colors: black, white, brown / chocolate / liver
  • patterns: bicolor, tricolor
  • coat length/texture: short
  • temperament: outgoing, friendly, playful
Toy fox terriers are smart, playful, and energetic dogs that are a perfect combination of the best traits from terriers and toy breeds. Learn more about living with this tiny, fun-loving pup.
Beat puppy boredom with this 10-piece dog toy set perfect for tiny dog mouths.
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  • breed group: sporting
  • breed size: medium (26-60 lbs.)
  • other traits: easy to train, easy to groom, high prey drive, loves water, hot weather tolerant, cold weather tolerant, strong loyalty tendencies, good hiking companion
  • colors: white, brown / chocolate / liver
  • patterns: spotted, flecked / ticked / speckled, bicolor
  • coat length/texture: short, wiry
  • temperament: outgoing, willful, playful, friendly, aloof
German wirehaired pointers are energetic, intelligent, loyal dogs that love spending time outdoors and are easy to train. If you're an avid hiker, a GWP might be for you.
These pups have no issue showing off their attitude!
Whether it’s sitting in front of your computer or wearing your favorite shirt, dogs love to imitate their favorite humans.
Your dog’s water bowl will never be dry again thanks to these free-flowing dispensers.
So many pups are experiencing snow for the first time—and you have to see the adorable photos!