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.

German Shepherd: Is It A Great Family Dog?

German Shepherd laying on ground (caption: Guide to German Shepherds)

The German shepherd is a breed that has found its place in just about every niche from schutzhund to service dog work. Just what is it that makes the German Shepherd such a good candidate for so many varied activities? Below we will take a look at the characteristics that make this breed so popular from physical characteristics to smarts…

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“Pit Bull” Facts: A Bully Or A Beauty?

Pit Bull (caption: facts & mischaracterizations)

For decades dog lovers have read headline after headline positioning one breed or another as “dangerous.” Most recently the newest is the Pit Bull. But is this dog as dangerous as the media and society make them out to be? Or are they really just cuddly, playful companions?…

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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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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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Top 10 Most Expensive Dog Breeds

10 Most Expensive Dog Breeds

Most dog owners fall in love with their dog at first sight. But what if that puppy turns out to be pricey? What is a dog owner to do? How much is too much to pay for the doggie love of your life? Well many of us have to draw the line somewhere. But there are some people who think that you can’t put a price on love or that puppy. So what are the Top 10 Most Expensive Dog Breeds?

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