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.
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.
Companion dogs can be some of the most loving and favored pups you can bring into your home. The French Bulldog is one of the most popular of this type of dog, bred only for the pleasure of their company. But what makes this dog so lovable? We’ll go over the characteristics of this dog and what makes them a favorite among pet parents.
Typically, when an animal is incredibly fluffy, it might mean that they are scared or angry with you. That is not really the case with dogs. They’re usually fluffy because of genetics and breeding. Many breeds have a ton of soft fur that is just perfect for petting and snuggling against. A lot of people favor certain dog breeds simply for their luxurious coats. It is hard not to love a furry, adorable dog. Let’s meet 37 of the fluffiest, cutest canines you’ll ever see.
As with all mixed-breed lists, this is not a complete collection. However, we feel it is comprehensive enough to give you a good picture of the mixes you may see in a shelter. These mixes are unique and handsome dogs who have plenty of love to give. By doing your part in providing these pooches a second chance at life, you may help reshape the opinion the world holds of Pitbulls– mixes or not.
Ear cropping and tail docking are common today, but are these practices necessary or merely cosmetic? These procedures seem archaic to some, but it’s still considered the norm for certain dog breeds. We explore this topic and give you the information you need to make an informed decision for your pup.
What makes dogs smart? Is it their ability to learn new tricks, or how well they obey commands? However you see it, the truth is some dogs are more intelligent than others. So, let’s take a look at the world’s smartest dogs — at least the consensus on the top breeds when it comes to canine intelligence testing. Though it shouldn’t be the only determining factor, it may help you decide if you want to make one of these breeds a part of your home.
Depending on whom you ask, the Poodle is considered one of the world’s most intelligent dog breeds, but is that what makes this dog so lovable? This unique breed includes three sizes: standard, miniature, and toy, and is an excellent choice for people with allergies. Read on to find out more about Poodles’ characteristics, including their history, various types, cuddly appearance, intelligence, and overall temperament.
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…