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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Life Expectancy of Dogs: How Long Will My Dog Live?

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Larger animals tend to live longer than smaller ones…most of the time. Think about it. A human lives longer than a cat, which lives 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. This is because of increased health risks for the person who weighs 300 pounds. When it comes to dogs though, how can you compare a Great Dane to a Chihuahua? Their anatomic builds are completely different and their lifespans reflect this…

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Health Problems

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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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Want to Dig Into Your Dog’s Roots? DNA Testing For Dogs

Dog with DNA: DNA Testing For Dogs

We love our dogs regardless of the breeds that make them who they are, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to know who Fido’s mom and dad were! With the advent of DNA testing for dogs, finding out your pup’s lineage is now a reality. What exactly is a DNA test for dogs? How do they work? What are the benefits? Below we’ll answer all these questions and more. Dog DNA test kits are a fun way to learn more about your pup — and they make a great gift for your dog-loving friends! They may also be a special bonding treat for you with your family pet…

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Embark DNA vs Wisdom Panel 3.0: Our Firsthand Experience Winner

Embark Dog DNA vs Wisdom Panel boxes

When we adopted our dog Sally we were so curious about her family history, breed makeup and any potential health concerns. Not knowing her entire history or even what breed(s) she is was a bit of a concern for us because it would make vet forms a bit more challenging to fill out plus we wouldn’t know what types of illnesses to watch out for. When Michelle (the founder of Canine Journal) asked if I’d like to do a DNA test for Sally I got very excited and immediately said yes…

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Embark Dog DNA Test Reviews: Is Your Mixed Breed a Mystery?

Embark DNA Test tube: Embark DNA Test Reviews

Have you been pondering giving your dog a DNA test but heard that they’re unreliable? You’ll be happy to know; that’s not the case with Embark’s newest at-home dog genetic testing kit! Thanks to recent scientific advances, Embark now offers the most accurate at-home dog DNA test available on the market — for breed identification AND genetic health risks. Read our Embark DNA Test Review to see exactly what you can learn about your pup…

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Wisdom Panel Review: Our Dog’s Results Were Surprising

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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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Bulldog: Get The Low Down On This Breed

Bulldog: Bulldog Breed Guide

The bulldog is used as a mascot for hundreds of universities and schools. Typically mascots are meant to be intimidating but this couldn’t be farther from the truth for bulldogs. Although in the past this breed was more aggressive, today, bulldogs are sweet and kind that it’s impossible to picture them as aggressive! Learn more about this lovable breed…

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

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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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