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  • Get to Know the Chihuahua Dog

    Did you know the Chihuahua dog originated in early Mexico? Or that Chihuahuas are prone to trembling or shaking — for a few different reasons? How about the fact that this breed excels in agility sports?

  • Let’s Hear From 5 Scenthound Dog Breeds

    Scenthound dog breeds get a negative reputation for being easily distracted by their noses. Let’s talk to five scenthound dogs to see what they have to say about smarts!

  • Say Hello to 5 Herding Dogs

    Why are herding dogs considered to be among the smartest dog breeds? We talk with a few of the top herding dog breeds to find out!

  • Say Hello to 5 Classic Hound Dog Breeds

    Hound dog breeds may not top your typical lists for smartest dog breeds, but that might be because they weren’t developed to follow human training to a tee. Let’s hear from a few hound dog breeds right here.

  • Let’s Meet 5 Ancient Dog Breeds

    Dog breeds have changed significantly since humans first started domesticating canines over 15,000 years ago. But a few ancient dog breeds have changed very little, even after thousands of years.

  • Get to Know the Airedale Terrier Breed

    Did you know the Airedale Terrier was among the first British police dogs? Or how the Airedale is nicknamed the "King of Terriers"? Do Airedales shed a lot? How long do they live? Let’s find out more here.

  • Facts About the Redtick Coonhound Dog Breed

    The Redtick Coonhound manages to be relatively gentle and relaxed around the home, providing an interesting contrast to his hunting dog pedigree.

  • Facts About the McNab Dog Breed

    Warm and even-tempered, the McNab dog differs from other herding breeds that might act a little skittish sometimes. He is a friendly and tolerant member of any household, getting along with everyone in the family, including children and other pets.

  • Facts About the Mountain Cur Dog Breed

    Though no one knows their exact lineage, Mountain Cur dogs are believed to descend from European Cur-type dogs brought to the U.S. by immigrants.

  • Facts About the Carolina Dog

    The Carolina Dog has a muscular, medium-sized frame covered in a short coat that comes in tan, black and tan, and off-white.

  • Facts About the Patterdale Terrier Dog Breed

    A Patterdale Terrier has a small, compact and sturdy frame covered in a smooth, broken or rough coat that comes in red, black, brown, and black and tan.

  • Do Dogs Cry Tears? Let’s Discuss Dogs and Crying

    You may have noticed that your dog sometimes produces tears. So, why do dogs have tears? Do dogs cry tears for emotional reasons, like humans do? Let's talk more about dog tears, including what types of tears dogs produce.

  • Dogs With Blue Eyes: Meet These 6 Dog Breeds

    Dogs with blue eyes are rare but beautiful! Let’s talk to six dog breeds who occasionally get the blue-eyed gene.

  • 6 Reasons to Love the Miniature Schnauzer

    What does the Miniature Schnauzer name mean? How do you groom this breed? And what celebrities own a Miniature Schnauzer? Read on to find out.

  • 5 Dogs Who Look Like Bears

    You should never shave or cut a dog’s hair to look like a bear but some there are some dogs who look like bears out there, naturally. Let’s talk to a few dogs who look like bears right here.

  • Facts About the Australian Shepherd

    What is the Australian Shepherd temperament? Australian Shepherds are loyal, dependable and easygoing. When it comes to play, they never really outgrow the puppy stage. But they have a gentle nature that prevents their play from getting rough. They also love work: Give them a job and they’ll do it with energy to spare.

  • Facts About the American Bulldog

    What is the American Bulldog Temperament? American Bulldogs are friendly, happy lovable dogs with an assertiveness and confidence that never gets out of control. Though initially stubborn in training, they soon respond to their masters’ commands and prove to be endlessly faithful companions.

  • Facts on the Siberian Husky Dog Breed

    Siberian Huskies may look like wolves of the wild, but they are actually easy-going, friendly pals. These are pack dogs — they enjoy the comfort and security of the home and family. A well-exercised Siberian Husky will be content hanging out on the couch for a cuddle or playing a mellow game on the carpet.

  • Facts on the Black Mouth Cur Dog Breed

    Though no one knows their exact lineage, the Black Mouth Cur is believed to descend from ancient European and Asian Cur-type herding and hunting dogs.

  • Facts About the Wirehaired Dachshund Dog Breed

    The Wirehaired Dachshund is energetic, clever and sometimes fiery. His big personality combined with his intelligence and vigorousness can make him a real pint-sized powerhouse. Unlike other Dachshunds, the Wirehaired Dachshund is known for being rather friendly and outgoing with new people.

  • Facts About the German Shepherd Dog Breed

    A German Shepherd Dog is fierce but friendly, and has a calm confidence that may seem kind of aloof. When in need, however, a GSD is instantly ready to protect, play a game or perform a task — in some cases as a guard dog, police dog, herder or seeing eye dog.

  • Facts About the Feist Dog Breed

    Feists (also called Mountain Fesists) originated in North America several hundred years ago, from crosses between English terriers and American Indian dogs. What should you know about Feist dogs? What sort of special care do they need, if any?

  • Get to Know the Facts on the Red Heeler

    By crossing native Dingoes with Collies and other herding dogs, Australian George Elliott developed the Red Heeler, a.k.a. Australian Cattle Dog, in 1840. So, what is a Red Heeler like to live with? What is a Red Heeler’s life expectancy and what sorts of health issues should you look out for?

  • Facts on the Miniature Dachshund Dog Breed

    In 1895 the Dachshund Club of America began to promote the breed in the U.S. Dachshunds can be found in three sizes: Normal, Miniature Dachshund and Toy. So, what is a Miniature Dachshund like to live with? How long does a Miniature Dachshund live? Let’s learn more about this dog breed.

  • Facts About the Standard Poodle Dog Breed

    The Standard Poodle has a medium-sized frame with a long head and muzzle, oval eyes and close-hanging ears. Find out more facts like a Standard Poodle's height here.

  • Facts on the Chihuahua Dog Breed

    How long do Chihuahuas live? The Chihuahua lifespan is pretty long -- as much as 17 years -- but they have a tendency to develop health problems like hypoglycemia, joint ailments, eye infections and bronchitis. Also, the tops of their skulls never fully develop, leaving soft spots ("moleras") that should be protected.

  • Facts About the Olde English Bulldogge Dog Breed

    In 1971, Pennsylvania native David Leavitt set out to create an English Bulldog in the traditional sense — less intense, more nimble and healthier. Crossing the Bulldog, American Pit Bull Terrier, Bullmastiff and the American Bulldog, Mr. Leavitt managed to create today’s Olde English Bulldogge.

  • Facts on the Miniature American Shepherd Dog Breed

    North American breeders developed the Miniature American Shepherd from a group of small Australian Shepherds. So, do Mini American Shepherds shed? Why aren't they called Miniature Australian Shepherds? Let's learn about that and more here.

  • Facts on the Blue Heeler Dog

    Mixing native Dingoes with Collies and other herding dogs, Australian George Elliott developed the Blue Heeler in 1840. They are also called Australian Heelers, Queensland Heelers and Australian Cattle Dogs.

  • 6 Household Cleaning Products That Are Not Safe for Dogs

    Many dog parents keep cleaning products that are not safe for dogs around the house. So, is Pine Sol safe for dogs? Is Lysol safe for pets? Are Mr. Clean, Clorox Bathroom Cleaner and Scrubbing Bubbles safe for dogs? What about detergents like Tide and Cheer?