Breeds

Breeds

Looking for a dog breed that is right for you and your family? Learn about the breed's personality, temperament, grooming needs, how they do with kids, activity level and other interesting facts.

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Wellness Core RawRev Dog Food Review – Join The Raw Revolution

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Tips On How To Pass The CGC Test For Dogs – Canine Good Citizen...

The Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test is comprised of 10 different tests that you must perform with your dog. Your dog must successfully complete...
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5 Pet Safety Tips You Need to Do Immediately

We know your pets are like family members. You love them and do your best to keep them safe. Here are five important steps...
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Top Wackiest Pet Names of 2017

Our Kitten - Named After Andy Griffith TV Show Character With A Star Wars Twist We adopted a cute little kitten this year and the whole...
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5 Pet Traveling Facts You Probably Didn’t Know – Flying Overseas With Pets

5 Pet Traveling Tips That Will Surprise You Moving to a new house and moving jobs are some of the most stressful life changes you’ll...

Top 3 Reason Why You Should NOT Breed Your Dog – Responsible Dog Breeding

  WRITTEN BY: Lazhar Ichar from Breeding Business Breeding dogs is not something to take lightly and while accidents can always happen, it is the dog...

Stunning Photos Of Beautiful Shelter Dogs – Capturing The Spirit Of Animals In Need

Take note - this is how you take great photos of animals in shelters! Theses photos, taken by WaltonPets.net, are stunning - they capture the spirit...

Exploring And Hiking – How To Be #HealthierTogether With Your Dog

This post is sponsored by Nulo™ and the BlogPawsTM Pet Influencer NetworkTM. I am being compensated to help share information about Nulo, but we...
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How To Be #healthiertogether With Your Dog

  This post is sponsored by Nulo™ and the BlogPawsTM Pet Influencer NetworkTM. I am being compensated to help share information about Nulo, but we...

Teach Your Dog To Wear A Backpack With These 5 Easy Steps

  As I prepare for my upcoming camping trip in November, I look forward to trying out some new hiking gear for my dog. I'm especially...

Dalmatian Shares Her Bed With Foster Kittens

Cute Video of Kittens with Affectionate Dalmatian If anyone has ever asked the question, "can dogs and cats get along?". This kitten and dalmatian video...
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Video: Bulldog vs Chihuahua Battle

Who Is Cuter - American Bulldog vs Chihuahua Let's be very clear - this is a battle of who is cuter. Some will side with...
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Video: Husky Blows Bubbles Under Water

Generally speaking, Huskies are born to run, not swim. They like water about as much as cats do.  But there is always the exception....
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11 Fastest Dog Breeds

Fastest Dog Breeds Dogs can jet down a trail with speed that’s remarkable. If you’ve ever seen one on the chase of a rabbit or...
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The Australian Shepherd – Intelligent and Hardworking

  The Australian shepherd is loved for a number of reasons. This intelligent, hardworking breed is as at home on the range as he is...
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Why You Won’t Find This Great Pet Food In Any Stores……

Pet Food Review and Special Offer A Unique Brand Not Found In Stores I'm the Co-Founder and Editor-In-Chief of WagBrag and like many of you, I'm...
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Can You Guess Which Dog is the Real Pit Bull?

BSL & Breeds That Look Like Pit Bulls BSL stands for Breed Specific Legislation and it's a law that bans (or restricts) owners from having...
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10 Best Watchdog Breeds To Consider

Best Watchdog Breeds Even the most cuddly dog can, by nature, be considered a good watchdog. You see, some breeds inherently bark and make noise...
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31 Reasons Why Rottweilers Are The Best

Rottweiler Facts We recently took a look at how incredible pit bulls, very misunderstood dogs, are as a breed. Similar to pitties, Rottweilers are also...
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20 Pit Bull Facts That Every Dog Owner Needs To Know

Pit Bull Facts It's no secret that pit bulls have a bad rap. The breed is significantly misunderstood, and portrayed in the media as dangerous,...
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“Turkey Dogs” – Abandoned Dogs From Turkey Find Homes In the U.S.

Golden Retrievers Abandoned on Streets of Turkey For several years, the Golden Retriever has been a popular breed in Istanbul. They are friendly, good with...
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5 Unique Dog Breeds

Unique Dog Breeds... For a moment, step away from the common favorite dog breeds like retrievers and hounds, poodles and terriers, and check out these...
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The 15 Most Popular Dog Breeds Of The Year

The breed of a dog can determine so many things. Health problems, life expectancy, eating habits, and a slew of important traits. When adopting...
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Top 10 Dog Breeds For Apartments

Best Dogs For Apartments There are many dog breeds that do well living in apartments or condominiums. Apartment or condo living requires a dog that...

Everything You Need To Know About The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

Dogs come in all sizes, shapes, and colors. Some people like smalls dogs that can be carried in a purse. Some like medium-sized dogs to...
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Video: Cute Kitten Playing With Dalmatian

A little known fact about kittens, is that all kittens are born with blue eyes.  This little kitten has (blue) eyes only for the...
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National Mutt Day: 5 Reasons Why Mixed Breeds Are So Cool

It's National Mutt Day! Unfortunately, mutts – or to be politically correct – mixed breed dogs, often get a bad rap. Because these animals contain...

The Basset Hound: Friendly and Fun-Loving

The Bassett Hound is one of America’s top five breeds and a frequent winner at dog shows nationwide. Standing just 14 inches tall and weighing...
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Bull Terriers As Police K9s and Service Dogs – Changing Minds About The Breed

There is no exact number, but it's estimated that between 2,000 to 3,000 pit bulls are euthanized in the U.S. each day. We've walked...
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Top 10 Affectionate Dog Breeds

There’s nothing quite like getting a love job from an affectionate dog. Sometimes that simple act of kindness … a nuzzle, a lick on...
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The Bluetick Coonhound – Easygoing and Devoted

BlueTick Coonhound Breed Info If you’re a hound freak and want a dog that’s flat out gorgeous, here’s some more info about the bluetick coonhound...
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The Keeshond – Beautiful and Intelligent

The Keeshond History The Keeshond, originating in the Netherlands, is a member of the Spitz family of dogs. As far back as the 18th century,...
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The Clumber Spaniel – Loyal, Steadfast and Affectionate

In the market for a gentle pup that also excels in field trials? Look no further than the Clumber spaniel. The clumber is a medium to...
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What To Consider Before Getting a Domestic-Wild Hybrid Cat

The domestic-wild hybrid cat is a cross between a wild cat and a domestic cat. They don’t look like domestic breeds and most of...

The Schipperke – Bold and Clever

                                          If you’re looking for a little bundle of fun that’s only about a foot high, weighs in at between 10 and 16 pounds and...

The Boston Terrier – A Compact Bundle Of Fun!

  This wonderful breed has been around more than 100 years and they are known to be gentle and affectionate companions. Their black and white...

The English Setter – Easy going and friendly

If you watch dog shows you’ve probably seen setters as a breed whether they’re Irish, English or Gordon. The English setter got its name...

Top 10 Dog Breeds That Shed … A Lot!

  Yes, it’s a given. Dogs shed. Some dogs shed one layer of fur and others shed a more downey undercoat. Whichever kind of dog...

Top 10 Dog Breeds of 2014

  Every year, the American Kennel Club set up a list of the most popular dog breeds. You will be surprised by some of them...
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The Australian Shepherd – Smart and High Spirited

  We so love the Australian shepherd for a number of reasons. This intelligent, hardworking breed is as at home on the range as he...
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The Japanese Chin Breed – A Quick Learner Who Loves Everyone

The Japanese Chin is a fluffy, small dog perfect for living in the city because their exercise needs are relatively low. They stand a diminutive...
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Top 5 Energetic Dog Breeds for Your Family

Active and Energetic Family Dogs Are you looking for a dog with tons of energy? That was the question we asked ourselves, too, so we...

Bernese Mountain Dog – Affectionate and Intelligent

  The Bernese Mountain Dog was bred to work the mountains and farmlands of Switzerland as well as herd cattle and being a great watchdog. There...

Sussex Spaniel Breed Info

Breed History The Sussex Spaniel originated in Sussex County in England.  Originally developed as field hunting dogs to accompany hunters on foot, this sturdy hunter...
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Breed Focus on the Rhodesian Ridgeback

  A proud member of the hound group, the Rhodesian Ridgeback is large and muscular but also known to be a great family protector. Breed History This...
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5 Dog Breeds Built for Winter

10 Dog Breeds Who Love Snow Are you looking for a dog who just can’t get enough of winter?  Maybe you work in search and rescue...

The Havanese Breed – Gentle & Affectionate

The Havanese is a silky little dog who gets his name from the town in which he was bred: Havana, Cuba. If you’re looking for...

The Whippet – An Athletic Breed and Kind Companion

The Whippet may appear frail but look closer and you'll find that it's a supreme athlete.  The breed is known for being a great...

Top 10 Best Dog Breeds for Kids

Has your child been begging for a dog?  Growing up with pets is a great experience and can create lasting memories as well as...
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Pembroke Welsh Corgi Breed Info

This cute little dog, with his cartoonishly short legs is a bundle of energy and personality; is he the guy for you?  Read on...

Curly Coated Retriever Breed Info

The Curly Coated Retriever is a great dog for families. Don’t let the curls fool you, this is a sturdy, powerful and courageous breed with...

Feisty, Fun & Intelligent – The Dachshund Dog Breed

These dogs may be little, but there is nothing little about their personalities or the love they inspire in pet parents.  And the sentiment...

Chow Chow Breed

The Chow Chow is one of the oldest breeds on the planet.  We’ve put together some information about this noble breed that will help...
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All about the Great Pyrenees

Some pet parents like little dogs, which you can carry around in your purse, or medium sized dogs just right for cuddling on the sofa...

Doberman Pinscher Dog Breed Info – Alert, Intelligent and Athletic

Doberman Pinscher (along with German Shepherds and Rottweilers) have gotten a bad rap from the movies.  Because they look fierce, they are usually cast in the...

French Bulldog? Oui, s’il vous plait!

The French Bulldog is widely popular as a companion dog.  Frenchies are lap warmers, because that’s where they love to be - in your...
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Top 10 Non-Shedding Dog Breeds

Dog's Who Shed Very Little Or Not At All There are many breeds that shed very little hair and/or skin cells.  These are perfect for...
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All about Golden Retrievers

Dogs are a great addition to any home and fill a variety of important roles.  But not all dogs are suited to every home. ...
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Airedale Terrier – Confident, Intelligent and Playful

Airedale Terrier History Originating in England, the Airedale Terrier is a working class dog that was bred for the hunting of small animals and as...
American Pit Bull Terrier

American Pit Bull Terrier – Full of Zest For Life

American Pit Bull Terrier History The American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT), like the citizens of the United States, is a product of the American melting...
English Bulldog Information

The English Bulldog – Strong, Affectionate and Intelligent

The English Bulldog might be considered the "couch potato" of the canine world, but they weren't always that way. English Bulldog History Originally, they were bred...
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The Afghan Hound

History of the Afghan Hound The Afghan Hound originated in Afghanistan.  They are elegant, ancient dogs dating back more than 4000 years ago.  Pictures have been...
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Belgian Sheepdog (Laekenois)

The Belgian Sheepdog History The Belgian Laekenois Sheepdog is the rarest of the four Belgian Sheepdog breeds.  The Laekenois is a very bright and intelligent...
Alaskan Malamute

The Alaskan Malamute

History About The Alaskan Malamute The Alaskan Malamute is one of the oldest breed of dog and is genetically distinct from other dog breeds.  This...
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The Great Dane

Great Dane History The Great Dane is known as the “Apollo” of dogs due to its outline and aristocratic bearing.  The Great Dane is famous...
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We All Like Gifts – It’s In Our Dog DNA

Some of us love getting surprises while others may love giving surprises.  A few years ago, a friend gave me a surprise present.  The...
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The Shar-Pei

Shar-Pei History The Shar-Pei originated in China and traces of the breed have been found as far back as 200 B.C.  Shar-Peis were originally used as...
Boxer Breed Information

The Boxer – Happy, High-Spirited and Playful

Breed History The Boxer is descended from German Bullenbeiszer and the Barenbeiszer dogs.  This breed was developed in the 1800s.  These mastiff-type dogs were later...
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The Samoyed Breed

Breed History The Samoyed is known for its sled-pulling abilities and friendly temperament.  They are considered an age-old helper and a dependable friend.  They were...
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The Greyhound

Breed History The Greyhound is a sighthound which has been bred for “coursing” game and racing.  The Greyhound has been around since 2900 B.C.  This...

The Karelian Bear Dog

The Karelian Bear Dog originated in Finland.  Archeological records indicate that these canines have existed in northeastern Europe and Scandinavia since Neolithic times.  These...
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The Shetland Sheepdog

History Of The Shetland Sheepdog The Shetland Sheepdog originated in Scotland and is related to Border Collies.  Border Collies were crossed with the Icelandic Yakkin,...

The Newfoundland

Legend has it that the Newfoundland may be a descendant of Viking bear dogs.  The Newfoundland is also believed to be a close relative...

The Pekingese

The History Of The Breed The Pekingese originated in Peking, now known as Beijing.  This breed could only be owned by Chinese royalty and was...
Bloodhound Breed Info

The Bloodhound

The History Of The Bloodhound The Bloodhound was first bred around 1000 A.D. by monks at a monastery in Belgium.  From 1200 A.D., the monks...
Weimaraner breed info

The Weimaraner – Active and Sporty

The Weimaraner History The Weimaraner originated in Germany and is a relatively new breed.  These canines were bred by royalty for hunting large game such...
Chihuahua Breed Info

The Chihuahua – Oldest Breed on American Continent

The Chihuahua History The Chihuahua is the oldest breed on the American continent.  They are named for the Mexican state which borders Texas and New...
Irish Setter Breed Info

The Irish Setter – Active and Athletic

The Irish Setter History The modern Irish Setter can be traced back to the early 18th century.  The Setter was bred for hunting; specifically for...

The Pomeranian – Proud and Lively

The Pomeranian Dog originated in Pomerania, which is now the area known as Poland and Germany.  The Pomeranian was developed from the ancient Spitz...

The Pug – A Happy Go Lucky Attitude

There is general agreement that the Pug is one of the world’s oldest breeds, although no one can determine exactly how long this breed...

Dutch Partridge Dog Breed

The Dutch Partridge Dog originated in the 16th century.  They are also known as the Drentsche Patrijshond, named such for the region in the...

Breed Spot Light – The German Shorthaired Pointer

German Shorthaired Pointers were developed in the 19th century.  Later bred with the English Pointer, they became the sleek breed they are today.  These...

The English Springer Spaniel – Brave, Playful and Engertic

The English Springer Spaniel originated in England in the 1600s.  This breed was originally used for bird flushing and retrieving.  It is the largest...
Dalmatian

Dalmatians – The Breed with Affinity to Horses

The Dalmatian is a large, muscular, strong animal. Dalmatians are best known from the Disney animated film, “101 Dalmatians”, and as a firefighters’ best...

Shiba Inu – One of Japan’s Oldest Breeds

Authored by:  Stephanie Clarke The Shiba Inu is one of the oldest dog breeds to come from Japan. It is also the smallest of Japanese...

The Poodle…Descendants of the French Water Dog

The Standard Poodle’s origins are controversial.  France has staked a claim on their origin; the AKC gives this honor to the Germans; yet others...

This Breed’s Name Means “Snout” in German….Which Dog am I?

The Standard Schnauzer originated in Germany.  This dog is the oldest of the three Schnauzer breeds.  “Schnauzer” is a German word meaning “snout”.  Around...
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Breed Spotlight: Bichon Frise

The Bichon Frise descends from the water spaniel and the standard poodle.  Although their name is from middle French, they originated in the Mediterranean...
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Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier is a small dog made famous in “The Wizard of Oz”.  Toto is Dorothy’s faithful companion.  Boi from “High School Musical”...
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Labrador Retrievers Breed Info

Labrador Retrievers are considered to be the most popular breed in the United States, according to the American Kennel Club.  The Labrador is intelligent...
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St. Bernard Breed Info

The St. Bernard dog is a very large animal.  The most famous St. Bernard is Barry, who is reported to have saved between 40...
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Siberian Husky Breed Info

The Siberian husky is known for its amazing endurance and work ability.  Huskies are recognizable by their thick double coat, sickle tail and triangular...
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Jack Russell Terrier

The Jack Russell Terrier has its origins in fox hunting.   They are categorized in the Terrier group.  The most famous Jacks are Wishbone from...

Border Collies

Border Collies are a herding animal.  These dogs are packed full of energy.  A well-known border collie is Jack from the TV series “Little...
Beagles

Breed Spotlight: Beagles

A Popular Breed The Beagle is one of the most popular breeds in the United States.  This sturdy hunting dog may be best known as...

New Trends: Micro Pigs as Pets

In the 1970’s, iguanas were popular.  Then came the 80’s, when the reptile was the pet in vogue.  Exotic fish made an appearance for...
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German Shepherds

History Of The German Shepherd The German Shepherd dog was created by Max von Stephanitz in 1899.  He had very clear ideas as to what...

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