Why are the dumbest dog breeds considered “dumb”? Are the canines we refer to as the dumbest dogs just the ones who are harder for humans to train?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our list of Irish dog breeds includes the Irish Setter, a pal to three U.S. presidents, and the Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier, the leprechaun of dogdom.
Service dogs are an increasingly popular topic. There’s a lot of confusion around what exactly a service dog is, and the differences between service dogs and emotional support dogs. Let’s meet five service dog breeds and learn more about service dogs right here.
Have a Labrador Retriever or looking to add on to your family? Here’s what to know about living with a Lab, including training tips, facts on health and life span, and more.
The Perro de Presa Canario is one of the few breeds that canine experts would recommend to experienced dog parents only. Find out why — and what makes this breed so unique.
The Fila Brasileiro (a.k.a. the Brazilian Mastiff) is one of the few breeds that canine experts would recommend to experienced dog parents only. Find out why — and what makes this breed so unique.