Some dogs have a natural “dog smell”. Others like to roll in dirt, poop, and anything else that smells interesting. Whatever the cause, the result is a bad-smelling dog. Washes and baths can help get rid of the smell, but it isn’t always convenient to bathe your dog. And you can’t bathe your dog every […]
A newcomer to American dog owners, the Dogo Argentino is a pack-hunting dog bred to hunt big game like puma and wild boar. Large and formidable, the Dogo is a striking all-white dog with a powerful, muscular build and an intimidating look. Curious about the Dogo? Here are eight fascinating facts about the Dogo Argentino
The Doberman Pinscher ranks 15 on the 2022 AKC popular dog breed list. Our breed expert paws through everything you need to know about the Doberman Pinscher dog breed.
Digging is a natural behavior for dogs. Some will love nothing more than getting outside and digging a huge trench around the garden, and they may even bring the activity indoors, attempting to dig under cushions and even digging up carpets and rugs. Short of leaving a corner of the yard for your dog to
We often think of dogs as being intelligent sidekicks to their human owners. They listen to commands, learn routines, and they can display empathy by recognizing when we’re down and taking steps to improve our mood. However, when it comes to the mirror test, which is used by scientists to determine the cognitive awareness of
Like many children of the 1980s, I grew up watching reruns of ’60s Hanna-Barbera cartoons, including Wacky Races and Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines. When it came time to research the question of whether dogs can laugh, my mind immediately conjured the wheezing, derisive laughter of Dick Dastardly’s dog, Muttley. I always found
While it may seem weird for a dog to don a diaper, and though diapers shouldn’t be used as a potty-training substitute, dogs in certain situations may benefit from wearing one. For example, vets may recommend diapers for senior dogs, dogs with health conditions that cause incontinence, surgical procedure recovery, or for female dogs in
Naming your dog is one of the most fun parts of adoption and often the most frustrating. You and your family will delight in running through the endless list of potential names, but landing on the best encapsulation of your pet’s personality can seem downright impossible if you’re a perfectionist. And that’s where we come
The Bernedoodle is a designer breed that combines the Bernese Mountain Dog with the Poodle. The hybrid typically gets its intelligence from the Poodle parent, which is good news because the Poodle is known for being one of the most intelligent breeds and easy to train. However, the Bernedoodle also has the Bernese Mountain Dog:
We discover new reasons to love our dogs every day, but from the outset, one of their most captivating traits is their varying hair color. While some present solid colorations, dogs appear in limitless combinations of colors and patterns, giving us exquisite merle, ticked, piebald, and brindle coats. The “tiger stripe” arrangement defining the gorgeous
Quick Facts Weight: 7 – 14 pounds Height: 8.5 – 10.5 inches The Look of the Havanese The Havanese has a small, sturdy frame—slightly longer than tall—covered in a long, silky coat. Its slightly rounded head has a short rectangular muzzle, square nose, black lips, and high-set, hanging ears that are mostly covered in hair.
One of the Sennenhund-type dogs developed in the Swiss Alps, the Bernese Mountain Dog is a large breed that originated in Bern, Switzerland. They were developed from Roman mastiffs as alpine herding dogs and general farm dogs, as well as draft animals. Now, the Bernese Mountain Dog is in use as a herding or livestock
Quick Facts Weight: 55 – 75 pounds (24.95 – 34.02 kg) Height: 24 – 28 inches (60.96 – 71.12 cm) The Look of an Irish Setter Irish Setters have balanced, elegant, medium-sized frames (sometimes larger) covered in silky red coats that grow long on the ears, tails and chests. Their handsome, lean heads have long
Quick Facts About the Rat Terrier Weight: Height: The Look of a Rat Terrier Rat Terriers are small, compact, muscular and somewhat brawny (displaying their sturdiness and strength). They have small heads, medium-length muzzles, black noses and ears that stick up. They have strong necks and shoulders, deep chests and sturdy legs. Their tails can
Quick Facts About the Bulldog Weight: 40 – 50 pounds (18.14 – 22.68 kg) Height: 12 – 16 inches (30.48 – 40.64 cm) The Look of a Bulldog Bulldogs are short, sturdy and stocky. Due to their wrinkled face and stockiness, they can have a tough, intimidating look. A typical Bulldog has a fairly wide
“There are wolves, dogs, and German Shepherd Dogs.” As the early 19th-century adage avers, an unmatched mix of utility, intelligence, and athleticism puts the well-rounded German Shepherd in a class of their own. They consistently rank among the nation’s top breeds, and they are perfect pets for a broad group of hopeful owners. Find out
Shih Tzu means “little lion”, but this toy breed was bred to be a companion and has the heart and temperament of a companion dog. The breed is usually happy, lively, and playful. It will get along with most people, although its small size means it might not be the best fit for families with
Quick Facts Weight: 18 – 26 pounds Height: 16.5 – 19.5 inches The Look of a Cirneco Cirnechi (plural of Cirneco) are beautiful, elegant and muscular hounds. Smaller than their cousins, the Pharoah Hound, their short coat color ranges from light tan to chestnut but its their large, upright ears that grab attention. Eyes are
Whether it’s human or dog food, whole-natural ingredients are the buzz in healthy nutrition. While many veterinarians would rather see dogs eat food made specifically for them, there are on-trend human foods that are great as a treat or as an addition to your pet’s food. Dogster asked clinical pet nutritionist and expert with Bow
Weight: 20-35 pounds (9.07-15.88 kg) Height: 12-16 inches (30.48-40.64 cm) The Look of a Cocker Spaniel Noted for their silky coats and long ears, Cocker Spaniels have small, sturdy, well-balanced frames. Their clean-cut heads have wide muzzles, square jaws and upper lips that hang over their lower jaws. Their ears are long and feathered, their
Visiting new shops, sightseeing and relaxing on the beach are vacation activities that can make lasting memories for you and your dog. Many dogs leap at the opportunity for new adventures, but for some dogs travel can be stressful. Before including your dog in your vacation plans, here are a few considerations. Will Your Dog
Quick Facts Weight: 110 – 175 pounds (49.90 – 79.38 kg) Height: 31 – 36 inches (78.74 – 91.44 cm) The Look of a Great Dane Great Danes have tall, powerful yet elegant frames. They have long, narrow heads with large nostrils and erect ears. Their eyes are dark, round and have an alert gaze.
The Vizsla is a versatile hunting dog, but that’s an understatement. They’re a fun, versatile companion, and, well, an anything dog! This red Hungarian is steadily rising in popularity and with good reason! He’s good-looking, fun-loving, and obedient. Well, sort of. More interesting things about the Vizsla The Vizsla may be confused with the Weimaraner, but
There are countless opportunities to bond with our dogs during the day, and not all require you to go out of your way. If you’re putting in the playtime, walks, and training effort, it isn’t too much to ask your dog to get on your level now and then. Movie time is the perfect opportunity!
We’ve all seen it: the dog who watches his owner intently for the next word, who checks in with his human partner when hiking off leash or even the patient pup who frequently checks in with his human partner. These are examples of engagement between the dog and the pet parent. Engagement is having a
Quick Facts Weight: 45 – 55 pounds | male 40 – 50 pounds | female Height: 19 – 21 inches | male 18 – 20 inches | female The Look of a English Springer Spaniel English Springer Spaniels are medium-sized dogs with compact bodies and medium-length coats that grow feathery on their long ears, legs,
Let’s be clear. Dog lipstick is a euphemism for dog penis, and most people don’t like seeing it. But is a dog lipstick sighting ever something to bring to your vet’s attention?
Dogs may not share our language, but that doesn’t keep them from being effective communicators. Understanding the nuance of their minor body positions and movements gives you better insight into your dog’s mindset and how to respond to them. Even something seemingly insignificant, like a lifted paw, can tell us how a dog feels based
Some dogs are motivated by food. Some are more interested in love and adoring praise. Others want nothing more than some playtime with their favorite humans. Identifying your dog’s primary motivation is a good first step to bonding with them and is also very useful when it comes to training time. If you know what
The Golden Retriever is often described as being the best breed for first-time owners and the best all-round breed for any owner, although no single breed is the best choice for all owners. The Retriever is intelligent and easy to train, loving and loyal, and its use in a wide variety of service dog roles