Every year, the American Kennel Club, the country’s purebred dog registry, considers new breeds to add to its index. It’s a rigorous vetting process as the AKC has stringent eligibility requirements for full recognition. Among these, the prospective breed must have a demonstrated U.S. following — that is, here must be a national club with
From cuddly cockapoos to posing poddles and of course, the loyal labrador – we are a nation full of dog lovers. But out of the 217 recognised fluffy creatures, not to mention the thousands of cross-breeds – which is our favourite? In a two and a half hour ITV special aired last night, presenters Ben
Top 10 Calm Small Dog Breeds Not every wanna-be pet owner wants a bouncing bundle of energy, but a canine buddy that is more relaxed, an easygoing friend. Fortunately, there are certain small dog breeds that are calmer and more relaxed than the stereotype of the small, yappy dog. If you want a small dog
Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Messenger 162Shares The American Kennel Club has nearly 200 registered breeds of dogs. Many of these breeds are familiar to us like German Shepherd, Doberman, or Golden Retriever. It’s commonplace to see such dog breeds in households around the world or doing their rounds with local police. But the AKC has
Dogs may bark for all kinds of different reasons. Some pups are natural watchdogs and take it upon themselves to alert you whenever they sense a disturbance in their environment. It may be annoying, but just know they’re only trying to help! Other breeds have active minds and may be prone to bark if they
Allergies can really suck sometimes, but they shouldn’t keep you from adopting a cute little pup. If you’re looking to get a dog, check out these hypoallergenic breeds. Schnauzer This breed was originally bred to work on German farms, but they are known for making great pets. Schnauzers are playful, protective, and quite easy to
FEBRUARY 12TH was showtime for some of the world’s finest purebred canines. Around 3,000 entrants, fluffed and trimmed, waltzed their way around Madison Square Garden at the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. They were whittled down by breed then group—hound, sporting, terrier and more—before a seven-year-old Wire Fox Terrier called King scampered off with
What are some things to keep in mind about mixed dog breeds? Training and socialization will largely help determine how a dog’s personality is formed. “Getting your new puppy into an exercise and training regimen as soon as possible will ensure that your dog gets the benefit of the best traits available, instead of the
If you’ve ever wanted to cuddle a corgi, nuzzle a Newfoundland or pet a pumi, Saturday’s the day. That’s when the ninth annual Meet the Breeds — the American Kennel Club’s warm and fuzzy runup to Monday and Tuesday’s Westminster Dog Show — fills the piers off West 55th Street. Expect agility contests and outrageous
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Otterhound 24 puppy registrations with the Kennel Club (KC) in 2017 Skye terrier 40 puppy registrations with the KC in 2017 Glen of Imaal terrier 48 puppy registrations with the KC in 2017 Field spaniel 50 puppy registrations with the KC in 2017 Curly-coated retriever 53 puppy registrations with the KC in 2017 Sussex spaniel 56 puppy registrations
If you’re looking for medium dog breeds between 20 and 40 pounds, you are SO in luck! Dozens of wonderful and popular dog breeds fall right in the mid-range! Let’s check out the top 10! This content was originally published here.
One of the many things that pet owners have to come to terms with is fur around the house. It becomes a fact of life, and cleaning up clumps of hair off the sofa or bed is just another chore that needs to be accomplished. But for individuals who don’t want to spend hours cleaning
Even the most dog-savvy folk come across breeds they’ve never heard of, and it’s no surprise when there are so many rare breeds out there. Have you ever seen a dog somewhere and wondered what kind it was but were afraid to ask? Here we’ve compiled a list of some of the rarest dog breeds
American Foxhound This guy might look like a Beagle, but American Foxhounds are much less common. They can be pretty difficult to handle (if they don’t get enough exercise, they’ll destroy the house) so only experienced dog owners should adopt them. Beauceron A large, powerful dog like a Beauceron makes for an incredibly rare protector.