Breed

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.

Picking The Right Dog Breed

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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…

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Golden Retriever: A Popular Family Dog

Golden Retriever guide

The golden retriever is known for being one of the most popular family dog breeds, but just what is it that makes this breed so in demand? In this article we will take a look at what distinguishes the golden retriever from other popular dog breeds including their intelligence level and trainability…

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AKC Most Popular Dogs

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The top ten most popular dog breeds per the AKC from the past 17 years show the strength of the Labrador Retriever and the rise of the French Bulldog and German Shorthaired Pointers in U.S. households during recent years…

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What Are The Smartest Dog Breeds?

Dog next to computer: What Are The Smartest Dog Breeds?

Let’s take a look at the list of the world’s smartest dogs – at least the general consensus as to the top breeds when it comes to intelligence testing in the canine forum. Please note that smart does not always mean the easiest to train — sometimes the smartest dogs can also find ways around the rules or get bored during training…

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Poodle Guide: The World’s Second Smartest Breed

Poodle in girl's lap: Poodle Guide

Depending on whom you ask the poodle is considered to be one of the world’s smartest dog breeds, but is that what makes this dog so lovable? Poodles come in three different sizes (and are often mixed to make other cross breeds) and their non-shedding hair (instead of fur) is great for those who have allergies. Read on to find out more about poodle’s characteristics including their history, various types, cuddly appearance, intelligence and their overall temperament…

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Wisdom Panel Review: Our Dog’s Results Were Surprising

Sally licking dad's face

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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Bernese Mountain Dog Health Issues: What You Need To Know

Bernese Mountain Dog laying in grass (caption:Bernese Mountain Dog Health Issues)

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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