Carolyn Coile

Caroline Coile is the author of 34 dog books, including the top-selling Barron’s Encyclopedia of Dog Breeds. She has written for various publications and is currently a columnist for AKC Family Dog. She shares her home with three naughty Salukis and one Jack Russell Terrier.

Summer portrait of happy Australian Cattle Dog on dandelions meadow.

Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler): Pictures, Facts, Traits & More

Quick Facts Weight: 30 – 35 pounds (13.61 – 15.88 kg) Height: 17 – 20 inches (43.18 – 50.80 cm) The Look of an Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler) Australian Cattle Dogs are solid, sturdy and compact dogs with an alert, ready-to-work stance. Slightly longer than tall with curved, hanging tails, they have muscular legs […]

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Norwegian Elkhounds

Norwegian Elkhound Dog Breed Info, Pictures, Facts, & Traits

Bothered by moose? Then what are you waiting for? You need a Norwegian Elkhound. No moose? Then Elkhounds must have done their job! This exuberant and ancient hunter makes an active if somewhat independent companion! More interesting things about Norwegian Elkhounds The Norwegian Elkhound may be confused with the Keeshond, but the Elkhound has a shorter,

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man riding carriage with horse near building

Westminster Champions Unite to Save the Horse-Drawn Carriages in New York City

If you visit Central Park during the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, you might wonder why all those pedigree dogs are going for horse-drawn carriage rides. It’s the second annual Canines and Coaches event, organized to show that dog lovers stand united with the carriage operators of New York, whose horses are in danger of

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Boykin spaniel at an empty beach

Boykin Spaniel: Facts About the South Carolina’s State Dog

If you’re from the city, especially some non-Southern city, you probably don’t come across many Boykin Spaniels. But if you’re from the rural South and have any contact with bird hunters, chances are you’ve seen this unassuming little brown “swamp Poodle.” And if you haven’t seen one yet, you will, because the Boykin is rapidly becoming

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You can research where to train if you are interested in dog agility classes. Photography Courtesy Robert Moray.

Westminster Behind the Scenes: At the Agility Trials with Tavari the Rhodesian Ridgeback

“This is Tavari, a Rhodesian Ridgeback, with Debbie Bell.” Wait. I know them! I was watching the Westminster Masters Agility Championship finals when a familiar face with a ridged dog walked into the ring. Yay! A hound! To the public, the mixed breeds (or All-American Dogs, as the American Kennel Club calls them) were the

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