Dalmatians: Get to know regal Firehouse Dog

Dalmatian dog on the beach

Anyone who loves Disney classics knows the movie 101 Dalmatians, and isn’t it such a dream to get smothered by that many puppies? Endearingly called Dals, there’s more to these spotted canines than what the big screen showed us. Keep scrolling, and let’s find out more about the sleek and athletic Dalmatian dog. Where did … Read more

Should You Get the Beloved Dachshund Dog as a Companion?

Smooth-haired Dachshund dog standing on the grass

Whether you call this pooch Doxie, Wiener Dog, Doxen, Doxin, or Sausage Dog, it all refers to the Dachshund that most of us know and love. This purebred is unique and simply adorable. But like every fido, this Badger Dog has its own qualities and quirks, including specific care requirements. If you want to find … Read more

The Curly Coated Retriever: Everything You Need to Know

Smiling Curly Coated Retriever

Did you know there’s a purebred retriever with a curly coat? This alone makes it unique among other Retrievers and dog breeds. However, like most Retrievers, the Curly is loyal, confident, and intelligent. This loveable pup will be a great addition to any family. Would you like to know why? Read on to find out! … Read more

The Complete Guide to the Graceful and Proud Collie

a Rough Collie standing on steps on a rainy day

The majestic Collie is likely one of the most recognizable dog breeds in the world – largely because of their countless movie performances. There are two main types of Collies. The “rough” Collie is the most recognizable, but the “smooth” Collie is very elegant.  This canine is also known as the Scottish Collie, English Collie, … Read more

Is the lion-like Chow Chow as aggressive as he looks?

Chow Chow dog portrait

The Chow Chow, or Chow for short, is also known as a Puffy Lion Dog or Songshi Quan in China. These striking dogs have a lion-like appearance, a coat like a fluffy teddy bear, the loyalty of a dog, and the stubborn independence of a cat.  While Chow Chows are not for novice dog owners, … Read more

Want a Chihuahua but have kids? Read this first

Five purebred Chihuahua dogs

Chihuahuas: we know them, we love them. But do they love us back? More importantly, how will they get along with our kids? Pronounced “chih-wa-wa,” these spunky canines are known for their larger-than-life personalities.  Whether you call them by Chihuahua, Chi, Chi-chi, or Hua-hua, these pups never run out of sass. Keep reading to decide … Read more

Why is the Chesapeake Bay Retriever so beloved?

Meet the Chesapeake Bay Retrievers

Chesapeake Bay Retrievers have been the fisherman’s dog of choice for over a century. Combining agility, endurance, and protection, this is sure one impressive pup. In its earliest days, these canines were called Brown Winchester, Red Chester, and Chesapeake Bay Ducking Dog. Today, the Chesapeake Bay Retriever goes by Chessie or CBR, for short. So … Read more

Caucasian Mountain Dog: An intelligent, loyal guardian

Caucasian Mountain dog in the grassy path way

Haven’t heard of the Caucasian Mountain Dog? Also known as the Russian Bear Dog, Caucasian Ovcharka, Kawkasky Ovtcharka, or Baskhan (Karachay) Pariy, this intimidating fido has a towering build and a fluffy coat that’s commonly seen in working dogs. They may look cuddly, but that serious look should warn you that there’s more to this … Read more

Is the Cardigan Welsh Corgi your perfect companion?

Adorable Cardigan Welsh Corgi walking in the park

Cardigan Welsh Corgis, also known as Cardigans, CWCs, or Cardis, are one of two types of purebred Corgi dogs. These adorable, spunky little dogs are much loved throughout the world and can be the perfect addition to your family. Keep reading to discover all you need to know about Cardigan Welsh Corgis, including how long … Read more

Cairn Terriers: Should you get this shaggy & fearless Scottish earthdog?

Cairn Terrier close-up portrait

Originating from the Isle of Skye in Scotland, the Cairn Terrier (pronounced /kehrn teh-ree-ur/) is a small working terrier. Bred to be tenacious, courageous, and intelligent, Scottish farmers used these little dogs to rid their property of vermin. Since I’ve owned several different terrier breeds, I find it essential that people know what makes these … Read more