Exactly 18 months ago, at the time of writing this, my wife and I were driving down highway 80 in the middle of nowhere, when my wife spotted a little puppy trekking it down the side of the road. He was cute but in bad shape, so we picked him up, and ultimately ending up keeping him. At the time, he was too young to know for certain what breed he was. All I knew for sure … [Read more...] about What It’s Like Owning a Bullboxer Pit: Pros and Cons From a Real Owner
If you've recently considered purchasing an Azawakh, you're probably still suffering from sticker shock. On average, an Azawakh costs upwards of $3,000. But why is this dog so expensive? The simple answer for why Azawakhs are so expensive is because they are a rare breed with unique features and characteristics, that is highly sought after. Continue reading to get the full … [Read more...] about Why Are Azawakhs So Expensive? Here’s What You Need to Know…
On the surface, the Alaskan Malamute is a large, scary-looking breed that is wolf-like in appearance. If you were out in the wild, and you suddenly came across one of these dogs, you'd probably think it was time to run for the hills. But does this mean they are actually good guard dogs? Alaskan Malamutes certainly look the part of a guard dog, but in actuality they are not … [Read more...] about Are Alaskan Malamutes Good Guard Dogs? (Not Really, But They Can Fake the Part)
There are many pros to owning a Norwegian Elkhound: they are fearless protectors, extremely loyal, and love being around people... Unfortunately, one of their major cons is that they aren't the best choice for families with multiple pets. Instinctively, Norwegian Elkhounds do not typically get along well with other pets. They are aggressive alphas that like to hunt and kill … [Read more...] about Are Norwegian Elkhounds Good with Other Pets?
If you're reading this article, I'm going to assume you are either an Irish Wolfhound owner thinking about getting a cat; a cat owner thinking about getting an Irish Wolfhound; or someone thinking about getting an Irish Wolfhound and a cat for the first time. Whether or not your Irish Wolfhound will get along well with a cat, depends a lot on which one of those three … [Read more...] about Are Irish Wolfhounds Good with Cats? (It Depends)
We all know that dogs have fur, but did you know some dogs are said to have hair instead? Even though hair and fur are chemically the same, we tend to use the word fur when we're talking about dogs, but some dog experts say certain breeds only have fur, others only have hair, and some have both. What about the Old English Sheepdog? Where does it fall on this spectrum? At … [Read more...] about Do Old English Sheepdogs Have Hair or Fur?
I often talk about my dogs on this site, and I usually refer to them as my Pit bull and Foxhound. However, I have a confession to make: neither of my dogs are purebred. My Pit bull is really a Pit-Boxer mix with possibly something else in him, and my Foxhound is mostly English Foxhound but definitely a little bit of something else, as well. What? I have no idea. Maggie, … [Read more...] about Why Mixed Breed Dogs Are Better
I've noticed a lot of other pet blogs saying Siberian Huskies are not dangerous at all. However, if you look at the statistics and news reports, this assertion is simply untrue. As a dog owner, I understand how easy it is to have a bias towards a particular breed that you own. For example, if you own a lovely Rottweiler that has never harmed another living creature, and you … [Read more...] about Why Siberian Huskies Are More Dangerous than You Might Think
If you're looking for a great family dog that loves to play with kids and other animals, then a Labradoodle might be just the dog for you. However, if you're looking for a guard dog that will fiercely protect you and your home, you may want to consider another breed. Labradoodles are not protective dogs by nature. They are bred to be gentle and friendly, even towards … [Read more...] about Are Labradoodles Protective? (Typically Not, but They Might Learn to Be)
Pomeranians are best known for being picture-perfect little cuties, but they are also well known for a much less desirable characteristic: they're little misfits if not properly trained. When it comes to training a Pomeranian, there is good news and bad news: The good news is, they are very smart dogs, so training them can be rather easy. The bad news is, they require a lot … [Read more...] about Are Pomeranians Easy to Train? (Yes, but there are some things you should know)