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.

Rottweiler: Is It The Right Breed for You?

Rottweiler laying in grass

Rottweilers are thought of as being one of the most dangerous dogs, but with proper training, they can be one of the most loyal and affectionate dogs. You could be the perfect family to take a Rottweiler in and show them unconditional love. They enjoy exercise and are incredibly beautiful with their black fur and brown markings. Learn more about this amazing breed below…

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Poodle: 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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Beagle: A Funny Hunting 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…

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Golden Retriever: A Popular Family Dog

Golden Retriever (caption: 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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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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