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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German Shepherd Guide: Life Span, Temperament, Colors, Size, Shedding & More

The German Shepherd is a breed that has found its place in just about every niche, from the family dog to a working service dog. Just what is it that makes the German Shepherd such a good candidate for so many varied activities? Is it their loyalty, confidence, courage, or ability to learn? We take a look at the history, appearance, temperament, and needs of the German Shepherd.

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Wisdom Panel Coupon Code For Dog DNA Test In 2022

Wisdom Panel DNA tests provide breed and genetic health information for your dog (or cat). We think they’re one of the top dog DNA testing companies and our pick for the best dog DNA test for mixed breeds. They offer two main dog DNA testing kits: Essential tests for 350+ breeds, 35+ traits, 25+ medical complications, and more. Premium tests for everything the Essential tests for in addition to 200+ genetic conditions and a veterinarian consult for notable health findings. They even have a cat DNA test too. Are you looking to save a little money on a DNA test with a Wisdom Panel discount code? We’re here to help!

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Pit Bull Facts: Lifespan, Types, Size, Temperament, Gear & More

For decades, dog lovers have read headline after headline positioning one breed or another as “dangerous.” Most recently, the newest is the Pit Bull. But is this dog as dangerous as the media and society make them out to be? Or are they really just cuddly, playful companions?

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Dangerous Dogs Act: What Breeds Are Covered?

The dangerous dogs act was a law passed in the United Kingdom in 1991 aimed to try to reduce the number of dog attacks by specific breeds.Parliament stepped in to create this Act after a slew of incidents where serious injury or death resulted from dog attacks of a particularly aggressive breed that were uncontrolled. This legislative response was designed as a way to protect the people; however, over time many have come to see this Parliamentary Act as being discriminatory and ineffective. Let’s discuss some of the specifics regarding the dangerous dogs act and whether or not this was an effective response to a societal concern…

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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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Beagle Guide: Types, Appearance, Training, Life Span, & More

The Beagle is one of the most popular hound breeds in the U.S. and is an excellent companion. These gentle and courageous hound dogs like to follow their noses and see where it leads them. And while several dog breeds look like Beagles, they are in a class of their own with their sweet spirit and adorable look. We explore the Beagle pros and cons to help you determine if this is the right breed for you. 

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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…

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Poodle Mixes: 52 Different Types Of Doodle Hybrids

Poodles are one of the most popular breeds in the world, coming in as the seventh most popular dog in the United States. These fantastically fluffy friends are known for often being best in show across all categories. And it’s no wonder why– Poodles are super dang cute with their curly coats, sparkling eyes, and animated expressions. They’re also among the most intelligent dogs in the world. Doctor Stanley Coren explains in his 1994 book The Intelligence of Dogs that Poodles are around second place in intelligence in the canine world, only next to the Border Collie. Combine their striking good looks with their intelligence (not to mention their unexpected athleticism) and you’ve got a winning combination.

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Dog Evolution History: Where Do Dogs Come From?

Ever look down at your dog and wonder where she came from? We’re not talking about who her parents were, but something more profound. While human evolution is a hot topic, what about dog evolution? Where do dogs come from? Did dogs evolve from another animal, or were they created by a greater being and placed on earth to be our best friends? While there’s a great deal of conflict on the evolution of dogs, there are some answers.

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What Is The Most Expensive Dog In The World? Priciest Breeds And Puppies

Some dog owners are willing to pay a hefty price for the pup of their dreams. But, how much is too much to pay for the doggie love of your life? Many of us have to draw the line somewhere, but some people think you can’t put a price on love or a puppy. Our experts explore the outlandish prices of the top 10 most expensive dog breeds.

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The Most Intelligent Dogs: Will They Outsmart You?

The idea of adopting or purchasing one of the smartest dog breeds may seem appealing, but there are a number of things to consider when adding one of these breeds to your household. Owners need to prepare for the stimulation and commitment it takes to raise an intelligent breed…

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