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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How To Find A Reputable Dog Breeder

Congratulations! Adding a new dog to your family is exciting, but you’ll want to know who you should avoid when searching for the perfect dog for you. Finding a breeder who has the best interests of the dog and you is absolutely crucial…

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German Shorthaired Pointer: An Active And Popular Breed In The U.S.

German Shorthaired Pointers have been among the most admired dogs for centuries. But, in 2018, they moved into 9th place among the most popular dog breeds according to the AKC. Why do humans love this breed so much? Learn about their appearance, behavior, health and more…

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Bernese Mountain Dog Health Issues: What You Need To Know

One of the giant breeds, Bernese Mountain Dogs (affectionately known as “Berners”) make excellent family companions. This breed is loyal, easygoing, sweet and very gentle with kids. They also play well with other pets and dogs and love joining in on family activities. Unfortunately, their life span is limited to 7-10 years, and there are some common health problems you should know about…

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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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Dog Ear Cropping And Tail Docking: Necessary Or Inhumane?

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.

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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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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Health Problems

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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Interview with Ryan Boyko, CEO & Co-Founder of Embark DNA

Ryan and his brother Adam Boyko have spent more than a decade learning everything they can about dogs. As a result of that passion for animals, they co-founded Embark to help pet owners everywhere make their own discoveries and better understand the genetic data behind each individual dog. Based in Austin, TX, Embark DNA kits provide valuable data for pup parents but also for the dedicated Embark team of vets and researchers who are using the information to make improvements to health and discover new insights. We had the chance to learn more about Embark straight from the top dogs’ mouth in this exclusive interview with Ryan Boyko, Embark’s Chief Executive Officer. You will not only get to know Ryan better but you will also learn more about the company and see why they’re our number one pick for the best DNA testing for dogs…

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Wisdom Panel Review: Our Dog’s Results Were Surprising

When my husband and I adopted our dog Sally in 2017 we were extremely curious about her dog breed makeup. We suspected she was hound of some sort but were uncertain of what type or anything else beyond that. So, we decided to take a dog DNA test to learn more. We completed a Wisdom Panel test for her and in less than two weeks, we had the results. What we discovered in the results was completely surprising to us…

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Boxer: A Great Family Pet

The Boxer dog is known for its squishy face and playful personality. According to the American Kennel Club, the Boxer is the 10th most popular breed. Why is this dog such a popular companion? Below we’ll go over the Boxer’s history, personality, physical attributes, and more. Find out if this breed should be in your household!

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