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.

Boxer in grass (Caption: Boxer Guide)

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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Dog Life Expectancy Chart: How Long Do Dogs 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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Dog Breeds Most Often Blacklisted By Home Insurance Companies

The old adage that dogs are a man’s best friend doesn’t always apply to home insurance companies. The unfortunate reality is that there are certain dog breeds that many insurance companies blacklist, denying you coverage if you own that breed. What are the most common dog breeds that insurance won’t cover? See if your pup falls on the list and how to navigate homeowners insurance if you have a blacklisted breed.

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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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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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The Dumbest Dog Breeds (But That Much More Lovable)

Which dogs won’t be bringing you back the morning newspaper or making your house guests and at their crafty tricks? According to research the following breeds show less intellectual promise than most other dogs. Intelligence for these breeds was determined by Canadian and U.S. kennel club judges and the amount of time it took a dog breed to master a new command. Of course, we’ve found that that can make these dogs just that much more lovable…

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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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