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August 15, 2017

Top 10 Dog Trivia Facts

Who doesn’t enjoy learning a new factoid? Whether you’re a Trivial Pursuit enthusiast or just want to impress your friends at your next party, here are the top 10 trivia facts about dogs.


August 13, 2017

What Your Dog’s Nose Knows


  Your dog’s nose is a truly remarkable thing. He has over 300 million scent receptors in his nose whereas you have only about 5 million. Not only that, he smells “in stereo.” Each of his nostrils has two parts, one for breath


August 8, 2017

Top 10 Ways Your Dog Tells You She’s Happy


Your dog has an extensive repertoire of vocalizations, facial expressions, behaviors, and body language poses and actions by which she communicates with you. Since you live together on a daily basis, it’s usually not too difficult to understand


July 26, 2017

Is Your Dog a Darwin’s Dog?


  There’s a massive citizen scientist canine research study going on and you and your dog can be part of it. Darwin’s Dogs is spearheaded by Elinor K. Karlsson, Ph.D., a canine geneticist and Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics an


July 24, 2017

How to Volunteer With Your Dog


  You know that great feeling you get whenever you volunteer your time, talent, energy, or money to a worthwhile cause. Why not enhance the experience by getting your dog involved, too? (S)he can’t understand the abstract concept of givin


July 23, 2017

Top 10 Herding Dogs – Part 2


Part 1 of this series profiled the tenth through sixth top Herding breeds. Part 2 profiles the top five.


July 22, 2017

Top 10 Herding Dogs – Part 1


Of the seven breed groups recognized by the American Kennel Club – Sporting, Non-sporting, Hound, Terrier, Toy, Working, and Herding – the Herding Group is the newest. In 1983 the AKC split out the Working dogs bred for herding and placed


July 17, 2017

Top 5 Smartest Dog Breeds


  When you’re looking for a puppy, what kind of dog do you want him to grow up to be? A laid back, take life as it comes, “whatever” kind of dude who will laze around the house and not require a lot of attention? Or a sharp as


July 14, 2017

Meet the Standard Poodle


  Most people think that Poodles are foo-foo dogs who expect to be pampered and live a life of ease. Nothing could be further from the truth. These highly intelligent dogs originally were bred for water retrieving. The elaborate hairdos they we


July 10, 2017

Separating Dog Myth From Dog Fact


  You’ve heard them for years. You can’t trust Pit Bulls (or Shepherds, or Dobies, or Rotties, etc. etc.) Eating chocolate will kill a dog. Some breeds are naturally nervous (or aggressive, or timid, or destructive, etc. etc.) There


July 7, 2017

Meet the Beagle


Beagles are smart, even-tempered, loving, independent, and gentle little dogs who know they’re cute and think you should know it, too. If you forget, they’ll remind you – often!


July 6, 2017

Is Your Dog Psychic?


  You’re watching a sad movie on TV and all of a sudden your dog comes over, lays her head in your lap, and tries to comfort you. Or it’s time to go to the vet for those annual shots – but where’s your dog? You call, but


June 18, 2017

What is a Service Dog?


In our busy lives filled with work, family, and friends, we would do well to take a few moments every now and then to think about the dogs who daily do so much for us, often at the risk of their own lives. There are many kinds of service dogs, each o

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