What do you call a dog that looks like a fox, cleans itself like a cat, and squeals like a teenage girl? Well, you could call it confused, among other things, but since ancient times this interspecies mash-up has been called the Shiba Inu. In this edition of Animal Facts, we will break down the basics of this multifaceted and mysterious canine from the East.Read more
Is your dog anxious? Nervous? Hyper? Or dare we ask—neurotic?
Well, if your “best friend furever” reminds you of a character from “Seinfeld,” he or she just might be one of the canines on our list of the most high-strung dog breeds. Check out our list to see if your best friend is an Elaine, George, Kramer, or Jerry.
American Pit Bull Terriers, and so-called Bully Breeds all around are perhaps the most misunderstood of all dogs. They have been vilified in the media, glorified by those who dare to defend their honor, and are the subjects of tall tales and urban legends. Well, we want to dispel the myths and cut through the “bull” with our list of lies and damn lies about Pit Bulls…Keep watching if you can handle the truth!Read more
These two scent hounds are quite similar in color and markings, and they are both very popular AKC breeds. But you want to know more than who can win a popularity contest, don’t you? Let’s take a closer look at the Beagle and the Basset Hound and decide which may be the better pet for you…Snoopy or Droopy?Read more
10 Dogs with the Worst Farts – Gassy Dog BreedsRead more
So, you love dogs, but not cleaning up ginormous amounts of dog hair. If you’re looking for a small canine companion that won’t coat your sofa or trigger your allergies, keep reading. From small dogs that don’t shed at all, to those that shed minimally, here are 10 small breeds that don’t require buying stock in lint rollers or antihistamines.Read more
For those of us who prefer a dog you can take anywhere, a small dog is the perfect sidekick. But a small, companion dog doesn’t necessarily mean “lap dog.” If you want a dog you can take anywhere who will play with you when you get there, then our list of the ten most playful small dog breeds is for you.Read more
Nothing says “Southern,” like fried chicken and biscuits, sweet tea, or a honey-dipped, “Bless your heart.” …Well, nothing except a faithful hunting dog that will relentlessly track game not only on the ground, but up a tree. These expert tracking dogs are called coonhounds, named after the most prolific of all tree climbing animals, the raccoon. Here are our picks for the top coonhound breeds to take you “over the river and through the woods.”Read more
From the Roman Molossian to Sergeant Stubby to Conan the Belgian Malinois that helped US forces take out ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, let’s look at how dogs have changed the face of war.
Dogs have certain attributes and physiological traits that make them more than suitable for certain jobs. Intelligence is the most important trait that any working dog must possess. Add affection, loyalty and empathy to the mix and you’ve got the makings of a great therapy or service dog. But when those virtues are combined with alertness, courage and tenacity, you get one of the canine elite, a military or “war dog”—a dog that is in the service.Read more
Velcro dogs. Gotta love ‘em, even though they can invade our personal space and make it hard for us to get around, especially if they’re a medium or large breed. If you love being close to your pup but don’t want to be smothered by them, literally, then check out our list of the ten best small Velcro dog breeds.Read more