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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What Is Dog Tail Docking & Is It Legal?

Why do people dock dogs’ tails, and is it an ethical practice? We go into detail about the concerns about this cosmetic procedure and the problems associated with it. Learn all about this controversial topic, so you can make an informed decision before choosing to have it done for your puppy.

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What Are The Most Intelligent And Smartest Dog Breeds In The Word?

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. 

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Wisdom Panel Expert Interview: Leading The Way With Dog DNA

Wisdom Panel’s scientists have been studying and collecting data for more than 20 years. With this experience and vast pool of data, they can accurately identify a dog’s DNA details alongside robust analysis and insights about what type of dog you have and potential underlying health conditions. Read our interview to learn more…

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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…

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World’s Most Low Energy Dogs (And High Energy Dogs Too)

Ever wondered why some dogs act like couch potatoes while others are natural Olympians? Breed type is often to thank (or blame) for Fido’s feisty (or lazy) behavior. While good looks and personality are important, you should also take into consideration each breed’s energy level so you can make sure his or her exercise levels are adequately met given your lifestyle and location. We’ll discuss the various low energy dog breeds as well as the high energy dogs too so you can learn which breed is a good fit for you…

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French Bulldog Guide: Cost, Lifespan, Colors, Temperament, Size & More

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.

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Guide To Miniature Dog Breeds

Miniature dogs meet many unique family needs. Whether living in an apartment or looking for a dog that isn’t too large to knock down young children, miniature dog breeds are often a better choice for some families. Below we will take a look at some of the more popular miniature dog breeds including: the Chihuahua, the miniature pinscher, the Italian greyhound and the cavalier King Charles spaniel…

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Shetland Sheepdog: An Active & Intelligent Herder

Let’s dive in to find everything a prospective Shetland Sheepdog owners need to know about “shelties,” including where they originate, how they look, appearance, and more. Are you thinking about getting a Shetland Sheepdog? This guide has all you need to know about the breed.

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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.

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Pet Ownership Statistics: How Many Dogs Are In The World?

It’s no secret that we’re crazy about our pets. We write about every dog-related subject we can get our paws on, so we thought it would be fun to research pet ownership statistics and share them with you. We give you verified stats about pet ownership concerning location, cost, and demographics of pet parents.

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