Information About Dogs

Information About Dogs

To a dog lover, a home without a dog is incomplete. Dogs give unconditional love, carefree play and consolation in times of grief. The right dog is a joyful thing to have, but the wrong dog causes chaos and stress. Choosing the right breed is the most important decision that any dog owner faces. Each has their good points and bad, and a responsible owner thinks of the dogs needs first.

Picking a dog based on looks or availability not the right way to go about it. You need to match your energy level, time commitment and lifestyle to that of the dog. There is no wrong dog, but there is a wrong dog for you.

Your new dog will be with you for many years. Some dogs live in excess of 15 years. You need to commit yourself to your dog for its entire lifetime, so take a little time and learn about all the wonderful breeds that are out there.

Many people choose a certain breed of dog because most of individuals will be very similar in looks and temperament. There are variations and quirks within a breed but much less so than with a mix breed dog. Do not get a small dog because you think it will be happy in a purse or assume that a large dog will happily run with you. If you want a running companion, look at a high-energy dog, not necessarily a dog of a certain size.

Do not be surprised if your dog is not a cookie cutter example of the breed. Life is full of surprises, and your dog will certainly have some surprises in store for you.

Newest articles are here and below is alphabetical articles.

Standard Poodles

Plott

Offerhound

Pointer

Saluki

Spinone Italiano

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Irish Water Spaniel 

Labrador Retriever

Old English Sheepdog

 

Akita

Native to Japan, the Akita is a strong, independent and lively breed. It is strong in both mind and body, and it needs consistent and firm leadership. This breed is not an appropriate choice for a first time dog owner.

The Akita is devoted to its human family. It has little need or desire for any additional companionship…read more…

Basset Hound

The Basset Hound is a sweet dog that makes a fantastic addition to any family. Seemingly lazy and uncoordinated, this hound is graceful and agile when chasing a scent. He is gentle with children, loyal to the family and friendly with everyone that he meets…read more…

Beagles

The Beagle is a great choice for anyone who wants an active, fun-loving smaller breed of dog. Beagles are fifteen inches or less in height, which makes them a great option for people who live in smaller homes. They are curious and willing to befriend anyone that they meet…read more…

Bichon Frise

The Bichon Frise is a fun loving and active little dog. The beautiful fluffy white fur mixed with a calm and friendly temperament is a great addition to any household. Bichon Frises measures in at nine to twelve inches in height…read more…

Border Collie

A Border Collie is a cute, athletic and smart dog. This irresistible combination has caused many people to impulsively adopt and then regret that decision. They are a fantastic breed for the right owners but can be problematical for the wrong family…read more…

Bull Mastiff

The Bull Mastiff is the perfect watchdog. Although not aggressive, the size and appearance of this dog will keep any intruders from entering a home. This is actually a very sweet natured dog that will do anything to please his people…read more…

Bulldogs

Although there are several different bulldog breeds, the English Bulldog is the most popular and easily recognized. Cute might not be the first word to come to mind when thinking of an English Bulldog. Dignified, strong and courageous…read more…

Chihuahua

The Chihuahua is a great dog with a bad reputation. Many people think of them as a yappy, snappy pest instead of the loyal and affectionate companion that it is. Small dogs sometimes develop bad habits that come from people considering snippy behavior cute…read more…

Chow chows

The Chow Chow is an ancient breed of dog. This breed did not specialize in a specific task. He could hunt, herd, pull carts and protect the home. Chows are a strong, medium sized dog who is devoted to their family…read more…

Cocker Spaniels

The American Cocker Spaniel is a small gun dog. Bred to flush out and retrieve Woodcocks, which are a small, ground nesting bird. Although originally a hunting companion, Cocker Spaniels make an excellent family pet…read more…

Doberman Pinscher

The Doberman Pinscher has an unwarranted aggressive reputation. This intelligent breed, portrayed in movies and television as an unpredictable attack dog, is a gentle and obedient companion. They are protective and bark at strangers…read more…

German Shepherd

German Shepherd dogs are one of the most popular dog breeds today. This breed is known for its intelligence, loyalty and bravery. It will bond closely with its human pack and defend it against any threat. This large energetic dog…read more…

Great Danes

One of the giants of the dog world is the Great Dane. For all their size, Great Danes are gentle and affectionate companions. Males should stand at least 30 inches high and females 28 inches but taller is better. Although they are happy living in the smallest dwelling…read more…

Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever has been the most popular dog in the U.S., Canada and England for well over a decade. This happy, easy-going, medium sized dog is a fantastic pet and companion. As the name would suggest one of this breed’s favorite activity is retrieving objects…read more…

Pitbulls

Pit Bulls are one of the most confusing of all the dog breeds. There are actually three different breeds associated with the name. The AKC recognizes only the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and the American Staffordshire Terrier, while many people think of the American Pit Bull Terrier when they hear the term Pit Bull. Although similar in temperament…read more…

Pomeranians

Pomeranians are small dogs that love to play or hang out with their owners. They are friendly and outgoing with all people. The Pomeranian is quick to sound the alert whenever they spot a strange person or animal near their home. They are somewhat protective of their owners…read more…

Poodles

Toy, miniature and standard are the three sizes of Poodle. Other than size, the conformation standards are identical. Many people think of Poodles as simply a dog with a silly haircut. They do not see beneath the fur to the great animal beneath.  read more…

Rottweilers

Rottweilers originated in Germany as cart pullers and herding dogs. They still have strong herding instincts but are more work with the police, military and as assistants to people who have disabilities. They are friendly and dependable with their family but are protective. Rotties are aloof with strangers and need early and frequent socialization.  Read more…

Shih Tzu

The Shih Tzu is the ultimate companion. This is one of the few breeds that have been pets for so long that their original function has been forgotten. There are theories of course, but nobody truly knows the history of this ancient breed. This is a true blue blood, having lived with Chinese royalty for over a thousand years.  Read more…

Siberian Husky

Few dogs can best the Siberian Husky when it comes to stamina. Bred to pull sleds in the tough arctic regions, he can work all day with ease. Outside of his job as a sled dog, Siberian Huskies are friendly and playful to all people. He is not a good watchdog, because he loves everyone.  Read more…

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