The Shar Pei – A Breed Information Guide 

There is perhaps no other Chinese dog breed as unique as the Shar Pei. With his furrowed brow, loyal demeanor, and intelligent mind, the Shar Pei makes a wonderful companion for the right owner. However, the Shar Pei also comes with a list of challenges that a potential perspective owner should be aware of. Are …

The Keeshond – Ultimate Breed Information Guide

Bred throughout history to be loving and cuddly companion dogs, this spitz breed has had centuries to develop their keen sense of empathy and their velcro-like dependence. But their use as watchdogs means these pups aren’t always quiet companions. Keep reading to find out if the smiling Dutchman is the right breed of dog for …

10 Things You Should  Know About the Standard Poodle

Tall, elegant, and, for all appearances, aloof, the standard poodle might be characterized as one of the dog world’s most regal breeds. Leggy and statuesque, standard poodles exude a haughtiness and grace that has won the breed countless awards in the show ring over the years. Yet, as anyone who owns a standard poodle will …

The Portuguese Water Dog – Ultimate Breed Information Guide

This curly-coated dog’s spunk and affection have owners around the globe swooning. The Portuguese Water Dog is as intelligent as they are loving and fit for active families that can give them the exercise and attention they desire. But this fluffy pup with a long working history isn’t for everyone. Keep reading to find out …

The Black Mouth Cur – Ultimate Breed Information Guide

The black mouth cur is an all-around utility dog that has been helping families survive in the southern United States for centuries. These fearless and loyal working dogs will take on any task given to them and have the energy and devotion to see it through. But that same drive can make these dogs difficult …

Gordon Setter Dog Breed Information – 15 Things to Know

The Gordon Setter has been around for a long time now, but the 4th Duke of Gordon brought it to people’s attention in the 1800s. These handsome and proud working dogs are also the largest of all the setters. These dogs are acclaimed hunting dogs that specialized in scent work as well as tracking fallen …

Ultimate Guide To The American Eskimo Dog

When I was a little girl, I didn’t know I would grow up to make a career out of working with dogs. All I knew was that I loved dogs and cats and animals in general. All shapes, sizes, personalities, and species – animals were my thing. I also didn’t pay much attention to the …

The Basenji – Ultimate Breed Information Guide

More cat-like than dog and unable to bark, the basenji is a breed like no other. For many, their quirks are too much to handle, but for some, there is no more perfect dog than this ancient yodeling canine from Africa. If you’ve been taken by photos of this adorable breed–complete with forehead wrinkles and …

15 Things You Should Know About The Samoyed Dog Breed

The sight of a Samoyed, commonly referred to as Sammy, strikes the same reaction as that of seeing a new-born baby. Most people, particularly children, get an automatic need to want to pat a Sammy. Given, the Samoyed is very adorable and has the loveliest personalities ever. But, it takes a lot to own a …

15 Things You Should Know About The Chow Chow

With their lion’s mane coats and their thick golden fur, Chow Chows look a lot like the king of the jungle! Chow chows are genuinely eye-catching and lovely; they were named twice. When you first spot a Chow Chow, it can be hard to tell whether it’s a dog, a teddy bear, marshmallow, or a …

12 Poodle Mixes That Make Great Family Dogs

Are you considering inviting a furry new friend into your family? If you’re reading this article, chances are the answer to that question is yes!  If you’re a family with kiddos, you’re probably taking extra time thinking about what kind of dog would fit in best with your brood, and it would be no surprise …

15 Things You Should Know About the Australian Cattle Dog

You might be familiar with the Australian cattle dog breed by one of the other common names: Cattle dog, Blue Heeler, Australian Heeler, Halls Heeler, or Queensland Heeler. The moniker ‘heeler’ came from the fact that they were initially bred to herd cattle, and they did so by nipping at their heels. Because Australian cattle …

11 Things You Should Know About the Siberian Husky

A Siberian Husky with its characteristic facial mask looking into the distance. Originating from Northeast Asia, the Siberian Husky is easily recognized by their striking masks and contrasting colors. Friendly and outgoing, they make great family dogs. Not only do they get along with people (especially their people), but they also do great with other …

Miniature Australian Shepherd: 10 Things You Should Know

You’ve been doing your online Google searching for hours trying to accumulate a list of must-haves for your next dog. You’ve taken all the quizzes that claim they’ll pair you with your perfect dog breed and you’ve watched plenty of Youtube videos to get an idea of what you want. You’ve finally narrowed down your …

11 Things You Should Know About the Dachshund

Dachshunds, known as Doxies among their admirers, originated in Germany nearly 600 years ago and have been popular throughout history.  These tiny entertainers consistently make the top breed lists and it’s not hard to see why.  In addition to their adorably pint-sized frames, they are sassy and have a mind of their own.  Although this …

11 Things You Should Know About Podencos

Podencos are native to Spain and can be found across the different comunidades, or communities, of the country.  They have traditionally been used as hunting dogs but as the number of abandoned Pondencos rises, many local rescues have stepped in to help. Despite the fact that as hunting dogs, Podencos are kept outside, adopters are …

11 Things You Should Know About the Cock-a-Mo

Finding the perfect family pet can be difficult. My family has always been lucky.  Throughout my life we have had four completely different dogs, ranging in size and personality.  Our current dog is named Obie and he is a cock-a-mo. With his huge grin, constantly wagging tail and beautiful fur, we fell in love with …

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Breed Information – 11 Things to Know

Appearances can be deceiving, even in dogs. One of the best examples of this is the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. With the shaggy fur around its face and eyes and an overall unkempt appearance, this breed might fool you into thinking it’s not smart and it’s not paying attention to what’s going on around it. In …

13 Things You Should Know about the Vizsla

When you think of the fastest dogs in the world, you’re probably not thinking of the Vizsla. You should be. The Vizsla is tied for the third fastest dog in the world with the Afghan Hound. Instead of being known for their speed, though, This breed is known and recognized more for their beautiful red-brown …

Gerberian Shepsky Dog Breed Information: 11 Facts to Know

You may not have heard of the Gerberian Shepsky, but it is highly likely that you have heard of the two breeds of dogs that give rise to this increasingly popular hybrid. After all, they are two of the most well loved breeds of dogs out there – the German Shepherd and Siberian Husky. A …

Kishu Ken Dog Breed Information: 11 Things to Know

The Kishu Ken is one of six Japanese spitz-type dogs. The Kishu Ken is a medium-sized spitz dog that is native to Japan. Tenacious hunters, the Japanese breed was primarily used for hunting game such as deer and boar. Bred for thousands of years in the Kishu region (modern day Mie and Wakayama prefectures), they …

Eurasier Dog Breed Information: 11 Facts to know

Hailing from Germany, these dogs have only been around for a few decades. The Eurasier dog is a medium-sized dog breed that is known for their prick ears and thick fur coat. Known for being good-natured, they make excellent companions as they form strong bonds with their humans. Unlike some other dogs of the Spitz …

Treeing Walker Coonhound Dog Breed Information

You may never have heard of the Treeing Walker Coonhound before, but if you’re looking for a great companion for walks, runs, or hikes, the Treeing Walker Coonhound may very well be the breed for you. They’ve been around for a long time (think 1700s long) and through the years the Treeing Walker Coonhound has …

Whippet Dog Breed Information – 11 Things You Should Know

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself” – Josh Billings Dogs truly are man’ss best friend and the whippet is no exception to the rule. The Whippet was known as the ‘poor man’s racehorse’ back in the 1900’s and it was a pretty grey area of …

Brittany Spaniel Dog Breed Information: 10 Things to Know

My best friend and travel buddy, Annie, is a Brittany Spaniel.  Since adopting her and networking with other owners of the breed, it is safe to say that I have fallen head over heels in love.  Their zest for life, their affectionate and intelligent temperament, their sociability and their love of the great outdoors are …

English Cocker Spaniel Breed Information – 10 Things to Know

If you haven’t already noticed, I LOVE the English Cocker Spaniel.  I love their cuddly, fun, energetic personalities. Every dog is an individual, they don’t all follow the stereotypes, but there are some general breed characteristics.  Want to know more about the breed and its history? Here are some well known and lesser known details …

15 Things You Should Know about the Basset Hound

Looks can be deceiving, and the Basset Hound is living proof of that. Ever since Roscoe P. Coltrane’s hound dog sidekick Flash came on the scene in “The Dukes of Hazzard,” the basset hound has gotten a bad rap. They’ve been portrayed as lazy, uninterested in their surroundings, and even stupid. The truth is that …

Pomsky Breed Information Guide: 11 Things to Know

Surely, you’ve heard of the Pomsky. A cross between a Pomeranian and a Husky, this “designer breed” exploded in popularity after one of their photos went viral a few years back. Within just a matter of days, it had been shared millions of times online. After all, who can say no to a miniature husky? …

10 Things You Should Know About the Blue Heeler Pointer Mix

Picking a dog breed can be one of the most difficult decisions when you’re planning on adopting a new furry friend. There are so many factors to consider, from temperament to size and even functionality. Whether you’re looking for a family pet or a great working dog, a Blue Heeler Pointer mix could be the …

11 Things You Should Know About the Shiba Inu

The Shiba Inu is known for their its pointy ears, which stand erect on the head. The breed comes in four different color variants: red, cream, black and tan, and sesame. The Shiba Inu is highly recognizable with its squinty eyes and curly tails. Native to Japan, they have been around for thousands of years; …