Do You Really Want a Great Dane?

The Great in the Great Dane's name is a clue that this is a very large dog breed. It is not the tallest breed on average, that is the Irish Wolfhound, but a Great Dane named Zeus (dog) was recorded in the 2013 Guinness Book of World Records as the tallest dog in the world. Unfortunately, large dogs usually have short lifespans, and [...]

Do You Really Want a Great Dane?2021-03-05T16:49:54-08:00

Working Group Dogs Are Strong And Intelligent

Working Group dogs were bred to help their humans in their daily lives by doing such jobs as guard duty, pulling sleds and carts, and search and rescues. They have been performing these jobs for longer than history has been recorded. The Doberman Pinscher, Siberian Husky, and Great Dane are included in the Working Group, to name just a few. Quick to learn, these [...]

Working Group Dogs Are Strong And Intelligent2021-03-08T08:35:54-08:00

The Delightful Boxer Is A Complete Family Dog

The Boxer is a medium to larger size dog, 50 to 80 pounds depending on its sex, that was developed in Germany. It has had many jobs over the years including hunting, farm work, police and military work, and guide dog. Today, it is a very popular family pet that usually ranks in the top 10 most popular dog breeds in the United States. [...]

The Delightful Boxer Is A Complete Family Dog2021-06-14T07:33:15-07:00

Rottweilers Strong And Protective But A Real Lover At Heart

The Rottweiler breed began as a general-purpose working dog in the farm area of the German Rottweil district. These dogs were used to herd and protect livestock.   Another of their jobs was to pull meat-laden carts to market.  Rottweilers are still used to herd livestock, but they also are used as a guide, guard, rescue, and even police dogs.  Rottweilers are intelligent and courageous.  With [...]

Rottweilers Strong And Protective But A Real Lover At Heart2021-03-05T16:53:10-08:00

Giant Schnauzers Are More Than Just Another Big Dog

The Giant Schnauzer is a big dog standing about 23 to 28 inches tall and weighing 55 to 80 lbs.  They can be black in color or salt and pepper, although their face should always be dark.  The Giant Schnauzer is more than just another big dog.  They also participate in various dog sports and are often used in military and police work. The [...]

Giant Schnauzers Are More Than Just Another Big Dog2021-04-07T06:54:12-07:00

Akitas Are Loyal and Compassionate

Akitas are loyal and compassionate to their masters, and many touching stories exist about their profound faithfulness. Hachi-Ko. Photo dated about 1934. By Unknown author - archive copy, Public Domain The famous blind American author Helen Keller  (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) owned the first Akita to enter the United States in 1937. It served as her devoted companion for 7 years [...]

Akitas Are Loyal and Compassionate2021-06-14T07:13:57-07:00

Are Bernese Mountain Dogs Too Big Or Not Too Big

Too big or not too big, that is the question. Yes, Bernese Mountain Dogs (Berners) are Big Dogs! Some can weigh over 100 pounds. They are big and strong enough to pull carts, which they did back on Switzerland's farms. Bernese Mountain Dogs are small dogs at heart but in huge bodies. They are affectionate, good-natured, calm, and very strong. If properly socialized, they [...]

Are Bernese Mountain Dogs Too Big Or Not Too Big2021-06-06T07:11:37-07:00

Standard Schnauzer The Granddaddy Of The Popular Schnauzer Breed

If you like Schnauzers of any size (and I do), you have the Standard Schnauzer to thank. This breed got its start in Germany way back in the 14th or 15th century. If Shakespeare had ever met a Schnauzer, he indeed would have included more than one dog in his plays. The Bard put only one dog, a commoner (mutt) named Crab, in his [...]

Standard Schnauzer The Granddaddy Of The Popular Schnauzer Breed2021-10-30T06:00:52-07:00
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