I was doing some research the other day, and I noticed there are quite a lot of people posting on forums who are concerned about their Australian Shepherds having "short hair." Many of these owners also expressed concern that their Aussies fur is not fluffy enough. One of the defining characteristics of the Australian Shepherd is their long, thick, fluffy coat; so it's … [Read more...] about Can Australian Shepherds Have Short Hair? (Yes, and It’s OK)
Cani Corsi can live inside or outside, thought they tend to prefer being outdoors. But what if it's really cold outside? Can a Cane Corso live outside in the winter? The simple answer is: a Cane Corso can live outside during winter months in moderate climates, but they cannot live outside in extremely cold weather. Continue reading to learn more about leaving your Cane … [Read more...] about Can a Cane Corso Live Outside in the Winter? (It Depends Where You Live)
If you live along the southern border of the United States, you likely live in a mostly warm climate with brutally hot summers. Whether you're in Southern California, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Florida, or any other southern state, odds are it's pretty hot most of the year, and stifling during the months of June, July, and August. So, can a northern breed, like the … [Read more...] about Can Newfoundlands Live in Hot Climates Like Arizona, Florida, and Texas?
Finding a dog that gets along with cats can be challenging. Even though dogs and cats have a reputation for being natural born enemies, many dog breeds tolerate cats just fine. It's often the cat that wants nothing to do with the dog. Enter the Havanese. It's not exactly clear why, but most Havaneses get along great with cats. The two may even become the best of friends. … [Read more...] about Havanese: A Great Dog for Cat Owners
When it comes to cuteness, Papillons get a solid 10 out of 10 points. But underneath that cute facade lies a dark secret: leave your Papillon home alone, and you will live to regret it. Papillons cannot be left alone for long periods of time without causing serious mayhem. They will destroy your belongings, make messes, and irritate anyone within earshot. Continue … [Read more...] about Can Papillons Be Left Alone? (Not if You Value Your Home and Your Neighbors)
Puppies have a reputation for being full of energy. Just like little kids, they love to run around outside and play games. Even though puppies also take frequent naps, when they're not recharging, they're draining their battery. However, not all puppies are alike. If you just got a new Mastiff puppy, you may have noticed they might seem a little lazy. You're probably … [Read more...] about Are Mastiff Puppies Lazy?
The first family dog I ever had was a Vizsla. Her name was Sam, and she was my mom's dog from college, before she had me. I can still vaguely remember trying to ride her like a horse, as my mom pulled me off of her, explaining that it's not okay to do that. Suffice it to say, Vizslas are a tolerant breed. But how well can Vizslas get along with other dogs? The answer is: … [Read more...] about Are Vizslas Good with Other Dogs?
Airedale Terriers are adorable dogs that are easy to fall in love with at first sight, but before you decide to bring an Airedale Terrier puppy into your family, you need to make some careful considerations. Just about any kind of dog can be a good family dog, but some breeds are just better suited for family life than others. Airedale Terriers have many qualities that make … [Read more...] about Are Airedale Terriers Good Family Dogs? It Depends…
With so many hundreds of dog breeds out there, it's easy to forget that many breeds that were once popular and significant no longer exist at all. In other words, they are extinct breeds. But what happened to these breeds? Why did they go extinct? As you'll soon find out, many of them were crossbred or absorbed into other familiar breeds that exist today, while others simply … [Read more...] about 21 Interesting Dog Breeds That Don’t Exist Anymore
Finding a good dog breed for an apartment dweller can be challenging. The ideal breed should be small, comfortable in confined spaces, non-shedding, and quiet. Say hello to the Italian Greyhound. The Italian Greyhound is a diminutive version of their larger cousin, the Greyhound. They rarely get any taller than 15 inches at the withers, and they only weigh 7 to 14 lb. … [Read more...] about Italian Greyhound: A Great Apartment Dog!