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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.

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

Puppies drinking water

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... Read More »

Embark 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... Read More »

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. But 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... Read More »

Dog DNA Tests Reviews: DNA My Dog vs Wisdom Panel vs Embark vs PetConfirm

Have you been dying to know what breeds make up your one-of-a-kind pup? Are you concerned about certain hereditary diseases your dog might develop one day? Thanks to recent developments in canine science, you can get answers to these questions and even learn about your dog's traits and ancestry. DNA dog tests are a fun and informative way to get to understand who your pooch is — and to help you develop a better health plan for his future... Read More »

Beagle: The Funny Breed

Beagle: The Funny Breed

"Snoopy didn't start off being a beagle. It is just that beagle is a funny word." -Charles M. Schulz Schulz was right, beagle is a funny word, which is very fitting since the breed is rather funny as well. Beagles are known for their overall good health and single tracked mind. They like to follow their noses and see where it leads them. This can make them difficult to train but it is not impossible. Beagles are often used to hunt rabbits due to their keen sense of smell. Find out more details about the beagle breed... Read More »

Bulldog: 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... Read More »

The Irish Wolfhound is a Giant Sized Breed

Irish Wolfhound with small dog: Irish Wolfhound Guide

One of the largest dog species known, the Irish wolfhound can reach the size of a small horse. This wire-haired dog may be seen by some as a monster due to its size but it is one of the gentlest breeds there are. Let's take a look at the history of this giant breed, its overall temperament, physical appearance and demands as a domesticated animal... Read More »

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... Read More »