Many of us have been on lockdown for the past few weeks in an effort to stop a scourge that has been likened to the plague. You thought it could never happen in our time, but it has…and if what we’re experiencing now could happen, anything can—including the zombie apocalypse. Since you have all this free time on your hands, now is the time to make a supply list so you’ll be prepared…you know, just in case. You’ll need bread of every kind, milk, eggs, rubbing alcohol, drinking alcohol, hand sanitizer, and of course—toilet paper, but did you know that you’ll also need a dog? We did, and in this episode of Animal Facts, we’re going to share our picks for the best dogs to help you survive the zombie apocalypse.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
It’s a dog’s nature to be affectionate and loyal, but some breeds are wired to put more effort into protecting you and your property. They know it’s their duty to “protect and serve,” whether they’re at home or on the job. The following breeds are our picks for the ten best guard dogs —the real-life Paw Patrol.Read more
Throughout human history, one of the main jobs of domesticated dogs has been to protect their owners and guard against unwanted people or animals.
Last time, we looked at ten small guard dogs, which were nothing more than furry burglar alarms really. Today, let’s look at some dog breeds that actually have the heft to do something about unwanted guests.Read more
If you have a dog, you know that our furry companions love to sniff – everything. Some have 220 million or more olfactory receptors, compared to our puny 5 million. Yup, dogs have super sniffers, but some dogs “smell better” than others … in a purely olfactory sense. Let’s check out the Top 10 Dogs with Exceptional Sense of Smell.Read more
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.Read more
We see him in action packed movies, and television dramas, guarding his companion and sniffing out buildings for substances. The Police dog is everywhere, whether we see him or not. Also referred to as a K-9 dog, the police dog helps police officers and law enforcement, sniffing out drugs or bombs, leading officers to missing people, and simply guarding his masters. While any dog could be trained to be a police service dog, there are common breeds that are more popular. While this is not an all-inclusive list, these breeds have special character traits that specifically qualify them for police work, each breed having his own unique abilities. Today, we present the Top 10 Best Police Dog Breeds.Read more