Now Bring in the Scent Hounds

The scent hound, as you would expect, is a type of hound that hunts by using its powerful sense of smell rather than sight. Once they identify a scent, they are able to track their prey, or humans, over long distances and rough terrain. They do need to be fast runners but do need the endurance to follow scents over long distances. Most [...]

Now Bring in the Scent Hounds2022-01-14T06:50:08-08:00

English Springer Spaniels Are Awesome Family Pets

The English Springer Spaniel was developed in England during the 19th century from a now-extinct breed, the Norfolk Spaniel. It is closely related to the English Cocker Spaniel, and at one time, puppies from the same litter were classified as Springer or Cocker based on the size, the larger being Springers and the smaller were Cockers. The English Springer Spaniel was recognized as a distinct breed (primarily [...]

English Springer Spaniels Are Awesome Family Pets2022-01-17T07:00:31-08:00

Are Beautiful Golden Retrievers The Best Dogs In The World?

If you do an online search for "best dog in the world," which breed will come up as number one? When I searched, "mixed breeds" came in first. The Golden Retriever was in the top 10, but for purebred dogs, the Labrador Retriever was on top. The Lab is a great dog, but Golden Retriever owners will most likely argue that the Golden should [...]

Are Beautiful Golden Retrievers The Best Dogs In The World?2021-11-11T05:53:34-08:00

The Brittany Is A Great Champion Hunting Dog

Where Do Brittanys Come From The Brittany, once upon a time called a spaniel , is medium-sized, 30 to 40 pounds, gundog that was developed in the Brittany region of France beginning in the 1600s. Known as the Brittany Spaniel for many years, the AKC officially dropped Spaniel from the dog's name in 1982. Brittanys were bred to hunt birds and their [...]

The Brittany Is A Great Champion Hunting Dog2021-03-05T18:15:26-08:00

Is The German Shorthaired Pointer The Best Gundog?

Looking for a dog that excels in everything hunting? Maybe you are not a hunter. Then how about a great watchdog and loyal family companion. The surprising German Shorthaired Pointer may be just the dog for you. The German Shorthaired Pointer (GSP) was established in Germany during the 1800s. It is a hunting dog capable of doing just about anything a hunting dog can [...]

Is The German Shorthaired Pointer The Best Gundog?2021-03-04T08:05:27-08:00

Happiness Is A Warm Beagle

Charles M. Schulz was famous for saying, "Happiness is a warm Beagle."  Okay, already.  I know he said "puppy," not "beagle, and it was the name of one of his books."  But Snoopy, probably based on one of Schulz's childhood dogs,  was a Beagle, so I am sure he would not mind my creative plagiarism. Where Did Beagles Come From? No one really knows [...]

Happiness Is A Warm Beagle2021-03-11T02:51:33-08:00

Sporting Group Dogs Make Great Family Pets

Dogs included in the Sporting Group were bred to be hunters that work closely with their human companions. This makes all of the dogs in this group acceptable for most families that want an affectionate and active pet. These dogs vary in size and color so you surely will find one that meets your needs. Remember, however, these dogs were bred to be active [...]

Sporting Group Dogs Make Great Family Pets2021-03-08T08:36:07-08:00

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 hound s. They range in size from the very short Dachshund to the very tall Irish Wolfhound. Some are very ancient breeds, such as the Pharoah Hound and the Saluki, while others are more recent developments, such as most American coonhound breeds. While they may [...]

Hound Group Dogs Were Born To Hunt2021-03-08T08:36:23-08:00

Why The Labrador Retriever Is #1 Most Popular Family Dog

Although I have never owned a Labrador Retriever, many of my friends and family have Labs.  So, I am very familiar with this very popular breed.  These gentle dogs may be the best family pet you will ever have. If you want a family dog that is sweet, affectionate, friendly, and seldom aggressive toward other dogs or people, you have no better choice than [...]

Why The Labrador Retriever Is #1 Most Popular Family Dog2021-04-29T05:35:38-07:00

Is The Amazing Dachshund Too Brave For Its Own Sake?

When you need someone to flush a fierce badger from its burrow, who are you gonna call?  Dachshund, that's who! Dachs is the German word for badger.  The English translation of the German "dachshund" is "badger dog."  The Dachshund was bred to chase and flush badgers from their burrows.  This dangerous job takes a very courageous dog, and the Dachshund is one of the [...]

Is The Amazing Dachshund Too Brave For Its Own Sake?2021-07-11T06:11:45-07:00
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