Dogs 101: Belgian Malinois (Shepherd) - Animal Facts

Dogs 101: Belgian Malinois (Shepherd) – Animal Facts

That is a Belgian Malinois, but at first glance, there is a resemblance, although the Malinois is leaner and agiler. Oh cool. And, like the German Shepherd Dog, he was originally bred as a herding dog and has taken quite a few of the same jobs such as police dog, protection dog and as a family companion.

And like the GSD, he is intense, intelligent and a natural athlete. Whether he’s guarding the White House with the US Secret Service or as a friendly companion at YOUR house, he remains true to his task. Let’s get to know him.

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Dogs 101: English Mastiff Biggest Dog Breed Fun Facts- Animal Facts

Dogs 101: English Mastiff Biggest Dog Breed Fun Facts- Animal Facts

Massive is the word that comes to mind when you first see this dog. Standing up to 30 inches at the shoulder and weighing up to a whopping 250 pounds, the English Mastiff is one of the largest and heaviest dogs in the world.

But despite his enormous proportions, the mastiff is famous for his gentle and loving nature. A loyal family guard and playful companion, the English Mastiff is a friendly beast. Let’s see what facts we can dig up about him.

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Rat Terrier Dogs 101- Animal Facts

Rat Terrier Dogs 101- Animal Facts

The Rat Terrier is a relatively new breed but during his short history, the Rat Terrier has proven himself to be a versatile, multipurpose dog with a playful, happy-go-lucky attitude. He is an all-in-one dog — able to do virtually anything. And he is a loyal friend and family companion.

He is athletic and agile, loves to play, and has a special passion for chasing balls. There is far more to know about the Rat Terrier than his endearing Rattie ears! Let’s get to know him.

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Border Terriers Dogs 101 (Starring Maisy the Border Terrier) - Animal Facts

Border Terriers Dogs 101

Meet Maisy. Maisy is a Border Terrier. For most of her breed’s existence, the Border Terrier has been unknown, and her people prefer that she stay that way if it means protecting her from the ravages of popularity.

She’s intelligent, loyal, fearless, loving, and determined, and about as aggravating as any dog can be.

The Border Terrier may well be one of the oldest terriers in Great Britain, but for many of you, this may be the first you’ve heard of her. Let’s get to know this spunky little pest.

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dogs 101 akita inu

Japanese Akita Inu Dogs 101

The Akita Inu is a big, bold, beautiful dog with a distinctly powerful appearance. He’s large with a noble and intimidating presence. Yet, he’s intelligent, affectionate and quite loyal.

From royal guardian to a therapy dog, the Akita Inu does not back down from a challenge and has both the brain and the brawn to face any that come his way. Let’s get to know our confident, rugged friend.

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Dogs 101 Saint Bernard Interesting - Animal Facts

Dogs 101 Saint Bernard Interesting – Animal Facts

Ahh, the Saint Bernard – the mixologist of the Alps. Well, maybe not, but if you remember when Saturday morning cartoons were awesome, you likely think of the brandy barrel when the name Saint Bernard comes up.

The Saint Bernard is a giant, strong, muscular dog and has been a beloved breed of dog for hundreds of years and that is likely to continue well into the future.

Other than his repeated appearances in pop culture, there are plenty of fascinating facts about the lovable Saint Bernard. Let’s get to know him.

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Dogs 101 Shiba Inu Japanese Dog 柴犬 - Animal Facts

Dogs 101 Shiba Inu Japanese Dog 柴犬 – Animal Facts

Did you know that the Shiba Inu is considered the oldest and smallest of Japan’s dogs?. Brought to America from Japan as recently as 60 years ago, the Shiba Inu is growing in popularity in the West and is already the most popular breed in his homeland. This Japanese native, with his alert expression and a smooth stride, looks almost fox-like.

But for a small dog, he’s a sturdy, muscular pooch with a bold, confident personality to match. Let’s get to know him.

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most popular dog breeds in america

Top 10 Most Popular Dog Breeds in America 2017 Dogs 101

Man’s best friend is a faithful, loyal companion offering fluffy, and sometimes slobbery, love. However, some dogs hold particularly special places in the hearts of Americans. While Dachshunds and Yorkies will certainly be present on this list, can you guess what the top dog breed will be?

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