Breeds

Learn all about your dog’s breed, as well as breeds you may not have heard of. Canine Journal covers everything from Affenpinscher and Dalmatian to Yorkshire Terrier.

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Doberman Pinscher Health Issues: Know What To Look For

The average lifespan of a Doberman Pinscher is 10 to 13 years. While we’d like to see every Doberman Pinscher live 13 years (or beyond), that’s not always the case. Our dogs experience illnesses just like we do and while some are curable, others can decrease their quality of life or even shorten it…

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Embark Dog DNA Test Reviews: Is Your Mixed Breed (Or Age) A Mystery?

Have you been pondering giving your dog a DNA test but heard that they’re unreliable? You’ll be happy to know; that’s not the case with Embark’s newest at-home dog genetic testing kit! Thanks to recent scientific advances, Embark now offers the most accurate at-home dog DNA test available on the market — for breed identification AND genetic health risks. Read our Embark DNA Test Review to see exactly what you can learn about your pup…

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Life Expectancy Of Dogs: How Long Will My Dog Live?

Larger animals tend to live longer than smaller ones (most of the time). Think about it. Humans live longer than cats, which live longer than a rat, which lives longer than a fly. But why isn’t this true when it comes to animals within their species? A person who weighs 150 pounds will most likely live longer than a person who weighs 300 pounds. They live longer because of increased health risks for the person who weighs 300 pounds. When it comes to dogs’ life expectancy, how can you compare a Great Dane to a Chihuahua? Their anatomic builds are completely different, and their lifespans reflect this. Beyond size, is there an average age of a dog based on breed or other factors? Yes. Let us explore this subject further.

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Best Cat DNA Test For Health, Ancestry, Breeders & More

Have you ever wondered where your cat gets her fluffy tail from? Thanks to a cat breed DNA testing, you can learn about her traits and possible diseases she may develop throughout her life. Depending on what you want to discover, you may choose to buy one cat DNA kit over another.

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Non-Shedding Dogs: Which Are Best For Allergies?

When it comes to picking out the best dog breed for you and your family, there are many factors you should consider. For some, homes with allergy prone people one of the most important characteristics of a dog is whether it is non-shedding (aka “hypoallergenic”). But what dogs are low shedders?

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Working Dog Breeds: Why They Love Their Jobs

While the American Kennel Club has classifications for certain breeds of dog that determine them as working dogs the fact is that a dog does not have to feature in one of these classified breeds to act as a working dog. While working dogs tend to be particularly large and adapted to the rugged life of a working dog, the term working dog can also be used to refer to any dog with a job. In this article, we’ll describe some working dog breeds as well as the specific jobs they’re tasked to….

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Health Problems: Symptoms & Diagnosis

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are a favorite breed with some adverse health risks. Don’t let what you find out in this article deter you from owning this lovable toy dog, though. As with any animal, we all have health risks. There is no guarantee that your dog will be diagnosed with any of these illnesses, but it’s always good to be prepared…

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Extinct Dog Breeds: What Are The Numbers?

England is facing a significant drop in native dog breed registrations, so much so that one breed in particular is facing extinction. In this article we will take a look at the dwindling registration of native dog breeds and the increase in exotic breed registrations that are currently taking place in England…

Large Dog Breeds

Large Dog Breeds: Is Bigger Better?

When talking about large dog breeds the first breeds that often come to mind are those of the Mastiff, the Great Dane and the Saint Bernard. While these over-sized dogs certainly classify as large dog breeds there are a variety of other large dog breeds which fall in to this category. There is no specific weight or height limit that sets a dog in to the large dog breed category, however, in general a dog that stands at around 26” at the shoulder and / or weighs in at 100lbs or more is a dog that fits the bill.

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8 Great Dane Health Issues You Should Be Aware Of

Great Danes may be a giant breed, but they’re gentle giants. These clumsy, playful dogs can fill a place in your heart and bring you so much joy. Unfortunately, there are some common health problems you should know about.

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Best Guard Dogs For Families

Some breeds do better at understanding one owner, and other breeds understand the entire family and will protect each member as though it were one of its own. We have researched and ranked the ten best guard dogs for families..

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Best Dog DNA Tests 2022: DNA My Dog vs Wisdom Panel vs Embark vs Orivet vs EasyDNA & More

Have you been dying to know what breeds make up your one-of-a-kind pup? Are you concerned about certain hereditary diseases your dog might develop one day? DNA dog tests are a fun and informative way to understand who your pooch is and help you develop a better health plan for their future. According to a survey by Wisdom Panel, the primary reason pet owners decide to do a dog DNA test is out of curiosity (56%), followed by a desire to determine and gain a deeper understanding of possible health outcomes.

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