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.

English Setter

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…

Dog wearing muzzle (Caption: Dangerous Dog Act)

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…

Sheep Dogs at Work

Why Working Dog Breeds Work So Hard

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….

Italian Greyhound (Caption: Italian Greyhound Guide)

Italian Greyhound: Size, Color, Cost, Lifespan & More

The Italian Greyhound, known by lovers as an “IG” or an “Iggy” for short, is a well-loved sighthound. This toy breed may be a small and slender dog, but it possesses quite a talent for hunting and can be a perfect companion dog both for individuals and families.

Jack Russell Terrier (Caption: Jack Russell Terriers)

Jack Russell Terrier Personality: Small Dog, Big Attitude

The Jack Russell Terrier is a small dog with a particularly big attitude. This breed’s roots are in fox hunting and using its petite size to its advantage. Learn more about why it has earned a place in the hearts (and homes) of dog lovers everywhere…

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.

Pharaoh Hound in field (caption: Pharaoh Hound Guide)

Pharaoh Hound Guide: Types, Appearance, Temperament, Life Span & More

The Pharaoh Hound, also known as the Egyptian Pharaoh Hound by some, is a hardy dog breed that’s friendly and smart. But how much do you know about this noble, “blushing” pup? There’s more to this graceful, powerful breed than meets the eye. Keep reading to learn more about the Pharaoh Hound’s history, appearance, temperament, health, and more.

Black Labrador Retriever laying in grass (Caption: Guide to the Labrador Retriever)

Labrador Retriever: Everyone’s Favorite Family Pet

A particularly versatile and intelligent dog breed, it is no surprise that the Labrador Retriever has been named the American Kennel Club’s most popularly registered dog for the past two decades. So what makes this breed so popular?

Man with dog jumping on him (caption: How To Pick A Dog Breed)

Secrets To Picking The Right Dog Breed

Picking the right dog breed for you is not a task that should be taken lightly, bringing a new life in to your family whether it has four legs or not, is a task that should involve the entire family and take many factors in to account…

Grid of popular dog breeds (caption: Most Popular Dog Breeds)

AKC Most Popular Dog Breeds In 2022

According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), the top 10 AKC most popular dog breeds have varied a good amount during this century so far. However, the Labrador Retriever always comes out on top. The French Bulldog is quickly rising to the top of the list coming in at number two in 2020. The German Shepherd has a steady hold in the top three. And watch out, Golden Retriever, the Bulldog and the Poodle are right behind you. There are also some newcomers to the list, including smaller toy breeds like Dachshunds and Corgis. The Beagles are losing popularity over the years too. See the trends over the years, including 2002, 2007, 2011, 2014, 2018, 2019, and 2020 in the United States.

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