Belonging to the herding group of dog breeds, German shepherd dogs represent about five percent of American Kennel Club registered dogs and have steadily risen in popularity since the 1950’s. Highly intelligent,…
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They look like wolves but behave like silly toddlers. Who are we talking about? Siberian Huskies of course! These dogs, turned Internet sensation, never fail to entertain. They’re sweet, friendly, playful, and…
When it comes time for your dog to put their nose to the ground and get down to business, most owners are often happy enough that their dog is about to go…
For those of you out there who suffer more severely with pet allergies, but adore being around four-legged friends and are perhaps even considering a canine companion, we decided to compile a list of dog breeds that are kinder to dog lovers with allergies than most.
In reality, there’s no such thing as a hypoallergenic dog. All dogs have allegens (hair, dander, saliva) that can aggravate or cause a reaction in people who suffer from such allergies. Totally hairless, long-haired, and wire-haired dogs that don’t shed nearly as much as other dog breeds are generally considered to be more tolerable to allergy sufferers, but they still produce allergens and can bring additional allergens in from the outdoors (pollen, dust, mold).
That being said, here’s a list of 38 dog breeds that tend to be more allergy-friendly.
In January, the American Kennel Club announced the most popular dog breeds of 2009. The Labrador Retriever is still making the top of the list as America’s most popular dog, but the German Shepherd isn’t far behind. Read the AKC’s official press release, see the Today Show’s slide show, and learn more about the HSUS petition to help stop puppy mills.
The Australian Cattle Dog, also known as the Blue Heeler, the Queensland Blue Heeler, and the Queensland Red Heeler, is a breed from the 19th century. Because of Australia’s rugged and demanding terrain, stockmen found themselves in need of a herding dog strong and tenacious enough to withstand the continent’s conditions. Although the specific breeds used for the modern day Cattle Dogs is unknown and hotly debated among breeders, it is speculated that Dingoes, Dalmatians, Bull Terriers, Smooth Haired Scotch Merle Collies (themselves a cross-breed between the Rough Haired Scotch Collie and the Blue Italian Greyhound), and Australian Kelpies play a role.
by Geoffrey English
The Flat Coated Retriever is a gun dog that originated in the United Kingdom. Not as well known as other types of retrievers, such as the Golden and Labrador retrievers, the Flat Coat Retriever shares many characteristics with these other breeds in that it will assist the hunter on both land an water, retrieving with ease when hunting waterfowl or upland game.
by Jeff Nenadic
The domestic dog has been with us for thousands of years and evolved into a multitude of breeds, all with distinct characteristics. Among these breeds are some of the most unusual and rare dogs in the world including those listed below. However, if you do decide that you would like to own a rare breed study as much as you can about the animal before you
by Jeff Nenadic
To refer to the Labrador Retriever as an extraordinary breed would be nothing short of an understatement. Characteristically, being in tune with their masters is a requirement of their personalities so it is important that the owner understand what the animal was bred to do namely hunt and retrieve. In order for a Labrador to find birds or ducks that were shot down
by Jeff Nenadic
Oftentimes considered the most intelligent of all breeds of dogs, the Border Collie originated in the English and Scottish border country, and is an excellent sheep herding dog. They were plentiful in numbers in England and Scotland during the 1800’s when they were used as fetching dogs in order to circle sheep herds and keep the animals close to the shepard. By 1873, sheepdogs known as