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The Labradoodle Made Designer Dogs Famous

The Labradoodle Made Designer Dogs Famous

The Labradoodle is a combination of the most popular dog breed in the the United States, the Labrador Retriever, and the number 7 most popular, the Poodle . Labradoodles were not the first designer dog (that was the Cockapoo), but it is…

Hound Group Dogs Were Born To Hunt

Hound Group Dogs Were Born To Hunt

Dogs included in the American Kennel Club(AKC) Hound Group are a diverse collection of sight hounds and scent hounds. They range in size from the very short Dachshund to the very tall Irish Wolfhound. Some are very ancient breeds, such as the…

The Goldendoole Is An Extremely Popular Designer Dog

The Goldendoole Is An Extremely Popular Designer Dog

As far as designer dogs go, the Goldendoodle is an extremely popular option to consider if you are looking to add a new furry member to your family. Goldendoodles, a crossbreed of the Golden Retriever and a Poodle, are beautiful and unique…

What Is a Designer Dog?

What Is a Designer Dog?

Humans have been breeding dogs for longer than recorded history. No one knows for sure just how dogs’ and humans’ lives became so intertwined. Fortunately, we did and the dog is now a frequent and much-loved member of many families. Over the…

Sporting Group Dogs Are Serious About Hunting

Sporting Group Dogs Are Serious About Hunting

Sporting dogs taking hunting seriously. Sporting Group dogs include pointers, retrievers, setters, and spaniels. Known for their instincts in water and woods, many breeds still actively participate in hunting and other field activities. Owners of Sporting Group dogs need to realize that…

Non-Sporting Dog Group A Gang of Misfits?

Non-Sporting Dog Group A Gang of Misfits?

Some dogs don’t fit neatly into a specific category. For those dogs, the American Kennel Club created the Non-Sporting Group. The breeds in the Non-Sporting Group are varied in size, coat, personality, and overall appearance. Most of these dogs have little in…

Is The Special Yorkshire Terrier Your Kind of Dog?

Is The Special Yorkshire Terrier Your Kind of Dog?

The petite, 4 to 7 pound Yorkshire Terrier is the most popular of the Toy Dog breeds in the United States. It is an active, playful, affectionate dog with a big personality. They need attention and do not like being left alone.…

Toy Group Dogs Are Tougher Than They Look

Toy Group Dogs Are Tougher Than They Look

The small size and charming facial expressions of Toy Dogs will delight anyone. Don’t let their small size fool you, however, many Toys are as tough as nails. If you haven’t yet experienced the barking of an angry Chihuahua, for example, be…

Terrier Group Dogs Are Feisty And Stubborn

Terrier Group Dogs Are Feisty And Stubborn

Terriers range in size from a tiny Yorkie (Yorkshire Terriers are in the AKC Toy Group) to the big Airedale, from the small but scrappy Westie to the sometimes sweet, sometimes fierce American Pit Bull.  In between, you have a choice in a…

Older Dogs Also Need A Home, Love, And Attention

Older Dogs Also Need A Home, Love, And Attention

Most people are likely to pick a cute, cuddly, constantly moving puppy when they start looking for a new dog. There is nothing wrong with that. Those people fail to appreciate, though, that adopting a senior dog can be much easier and…