The Luck Bringers of Tibet: Is the Tibetan Terrier right for you?

Happy Tibetan Terrier posing outdoor

Often called the “Holy Dogs of Tibet,” the noble Tibetan Terrier is also referred to as the Dhokhi Apso, the Tsang Apso, or TTs. They share a size resemblance, but despite the name, they are not actually terriers. The Tibetan Terrier has a storied and fantastic history that only adds to the fascination surrounding these … Read more

The Saint Bernard: All You Need to Know About this Friendly Dog

Saint Bernard dog sitting on the field

Have you ever met a St. Bernard in person? These loveable giants are friendly, social, and will make a great companion for just about anyone. These Saints got their namesake for a reason, and we’ll talbk about where that came from and why you should add an Alpine Mastiff to your home. Intrigued? Keep reading … Read more

The Tenacious and Courageous Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Staffordshire Bull Terrier dog portrait

In the past, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier was used for brawling. This makes them incredibly courageous and tenacious, even today. However, careful breeding has made these puppies into companion animals.  They are much milder and playful today than they were in yesteryear. Still, they aren’t the best companion dogs for everyone. Keep reading to find … Read more

The Sloughi: Do speed & elegance make for a good pet?

Adorable Sloughi dog posing outdoor

The Sloughi is a sleek sighthound that goes by many names. They’re also known as Arabian Greyhounds, Arabischer Windhunds, Sloughi Moghrebi, Arabian Sighthounds, and Levrier Marocain. This purebred dog can also resemble other breeds like the Afghan Hound or Saluki, but it’s a unique animal all its own. So what are the distinctive features that … Read more

Why is the Shiba Inu the most popular dog in Japan?

Adorable Shiba Inu dog lying on the sofa

The most popular breed of dog in Japan, the Shiba Inu, is an adorable dog with a bold, beautiful personality to match. Are you thinking of getting a Shiba Inu to call your own?  Keep reading to discover all you need to know, from their history as an ancient Japanese hunting dog to understanding their … Read more

Shetland Sheepdog Dog Breed Information

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As the name implies, the Shetland Sheepdog (“Sheltie”) is indigenous to the Shetland Islands, which lie in the wild seas between Scotland and Norway. A land of brooding, barren beauty, Shetland and its inhabitants have long figured prominently in European mythology. This probably explains the more fanciful stories about the Sheltie’s origins, such as the … Read more

Chinese Shar-Pei Dog Breed FAQs and Information

chinese shar pei

The Shar-Pei is believed to have shared a common origin with the smooth-coated Chow-Chow because of the blue-black mouths and tongues, possibly the Great Pyrenees, a source of the double dewclaws, and the Tibetan Mastiff. History The origin of the Chinese Shar-Pei can be traced to the province of Kwun Tung and has for centuries … Read more

The Scottish Terrier: What a Diehard Fan Needs to Know

black Scotch Terrier on green grass

The Scottish Terrier is one of the most recognizable dog breeds, thanks to its distinctive beard and skirt.  Other Scottish Terrier names include the Scottie, the Scotsman, and the Aberdeen Terrier. The terrier’s stubborn nature also earned it the nickname of The Diehard. This terrier breed may have a small stature, but it has a … Read more

Samoyed Dog Breed: A Guide to These Friendly Companions

Adorable Samoyed dog posing outdoor

The Samoyed breed is best known for its fluffy, white coats. Affectionately called “Sammies,” these adorable dogs are impervious to the cold and are a truly northern breed. They have a perpetual smile, which earns them the “Smiley” nickname as well.  They are mostly companion dogs today, though they are not suitable for everyone. Keep … Read more