Canaan

AKC Breed Group: Herding Other Registries: ANKC (Non Sporting); CKC (Working); FCI (Spitz and Primitive); KC (Utility); UKC (Sighthound & Pariah)     Canaan Dog Overview This ancient dog breed originated in the Middle East in 2200 B.C. The Canaan Dog was used by the Israelites to herd …

Cairn Terrier

AKC Breed Group: Terrier Other Registries: ANKC (Terriers); CKC (Terriers); FCI (Terriers); KC (Terrier); UKC (Terrier)     Cairn Terrier Overview This is the smallest of the Terrier dog breeds. The Cairn Terrier was originally bred in the Scottish Highlands for their working ability, not their looks. This breed …

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

AKC Breed Group: Herding Other Registries: AKC (Herding); ANKC (Working); CKC (Herding); FCI (Sheepdogs); KC (Pastoral); UKC (Herding)     Cardigan Welsh Corgi Overview The name Corgi comes from Ceredigion area in Wales where the Corgi dog breed originated. In Welsh ‘corgi’ is sometimes translated as ‘dwarf dog’. …

Caucasian Ovcharka

AKC Breed Group: Foundation Stock Service Other Registries: FCI (Molossoid); UKC (Guardian)   Caucasian Ovcharka Overview This dog breed originated in the Caucasus Mountain region where they were used to guard villages and flocks. The Caucasian Ovcharka was also used by the former Soviet government to guard factories and …

Cairnoodle

Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized Cairnoodle Overview This dog breed is also known as the Cairn-Poo. The Cairnoodle is a cross between the Cairn Terrier and the Poodle. They are often referred to as designer dogs, but are not as popular as many of the other crossbreeds. Cairnoodle Characteristics …

Bullmastiff

AKC Breed Group: Working Other Registries: AKC (Working); ANKC (Utility); CKC (Working); FCI (Molossoid); KC (Working); UKC (Guardian)     Bullmastiff Overview The Bullmastiff was developed in England in the 19th century by cross-breeding Olde English Bulldogs and English Mastiffs. This dog was bred to not only track down, but …

Bull Terrier

AKC Breed Group: Terriers Other Registries: ANKC (Terriers); CKC (Terriers); FCI (Terriers); KC (Terrier); UKC (Terrier)     Bull Terrier Overview This dog breed is essentially a cross between the Bulldog and the Old English Terrier, but there is a bit of Spanish Pointer in the bloodline. The Bull …

Bulldog

AKC Breed Group: Non-sporting Other Registries: ANKC (Non Sporting); CKC (Non-Sporting); FCI (Molossoid); KC (Utility); UKC (Companion)   Bulldog Overview Descended from the Asiatic mastiff, the Bulldog was developed in Great Britain. This breed was bred to participate in the blood sport of bull baiting. The dog was …

Brussels Griffon

AKC Breed Group: Toys Other Registries: ANKC (Toys); CKC (Toys); FCI (Companion and Toy); KC (Toy); UKC (Companion)   Brussels Griffon Overview Named for their city of origin, Brussels in Belguim, the Brussels Griffon  may refer to three different breeds, the Griffon Bruxellois, the Griffon Belge and the Petit Brabançon. …

Brittany Spaniel

Breed: Brittany Spaniel AKC Breed Group: Sporting     Brittany Spaniel Overview This is an extremely intelligent dog breed that excels at hunting sports. The Brittany is gentle, obedient and very keen to please. They are alert, lively and independent dogs with a lovely nature. This dog breed is …

Briard

AKC Breed Group: Herding Other Registries: ANKC (Working); CKC (Herding); FCI (Sheepdogs); KC (Pastoral); UKC (Herding)   Briard Overview This dog breed was originally used to guard and herd sheep. The Briard has been owned by historical figures such as Napoleon, Thomas Jefferson, Lafayette and Charlemagne. This breed …

Incident Shows Why You Should Never Pet A Service Dog

An recent incident shows why you should never pet a service dog. Knowing about the amazing things service dogs do for their humans, strangers can’t help but give them a loving pats on the head for the amazing jobs they do. It may be tempting to stroke a …

Planning To Buy A Puppy On The Internet? Beware Of Scammers!

Are you planning to purchase a puppy on the internet? Here are a few things to think about before buying that dog on the Internet. According to the Better Business Bureau, aside from reputable breeders, there is widespread fraud involving the sale of purebred puppies and pets for …

Chinese Dog Owners Spend Big Bucks On Funeral Services For Dogs

Amid the dog cruelty issues in China, there are dog owners who absolutely love their dogs. Some Chinese dog owners spend big bucks on funeral services for their dogs. One of those dog owners is Beijing resident Peter Long. Peter had to put his dog Bela done after …

How Did The Poodle Become The Canine Symbol For Sexiness?

Have you ever wondered how the Poodle became the canine symbol for sexiness? Just a few years ago,a hilarious Subaru commercial featured a family of dogs driving down a street. The family was composed of a Golden Retriever dad, a Labrador Retriever mom sitting in the passenger seat, and …

Vet Ranch Saves Pregnant Dog Scheduled To Be Euthanized

In this another amazing video, Vet Ranch has saved a pregnant dog who was scheduled to be euthanized. Sometimes shelters put pregnant dogs to sleep because they are at maximum capacity. It’s a sad reality that happens in several shelters around the world. Holly was among the dogs …