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

A Complete Guide to the Huge, Loyal Bullmastiff

A portrait of a happy large Bullmastiff laying

The Bullmastiff is huge – that is apparent. They were bred to be guard dogs, hence their nickname “The Gamekeeper’s Night Dog” and Silent Watchdog. They are fearless dogs but extremely gentle towards their family.  They are very muscular, which makes them appear even larger than they actually are. They are the result of a … Read more

Bloodhound Dog Breed Info: Everything You Need to Know

a portrait of a brown Bloodhound purebred

Bloodhounds are world-famous for their tracking abilities. They are commonly dubbed sleuth hounds or St. Hubert Hounds, which ties into their origin story.  However, these scent hounds are quite docile. They aren’t particularly active, though they are extremely relentless and stubborn when on a scent.  Wondering if one of these canines may be a good … Read more

Afghan Hound: The dignified, glamorous, & delightful dog breed

The beautiful Afghan Hound dog

Affectionately called Affies, Afghan Hounds are peculiar-looking fidos that are relatively tall and thin with thick, long hair. However, these quirky dogs have a mind of their own. They can be simultaneously lazy and lively. Their regal look makes them one of the most eye-catching breeds in the canine world, but there’s more to these … Read more