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)
I was doing some research the other day, and I noticed there are quite a lot of people posting on forums who are concerned about their Australian Shepherds having "short hair." Many of these owners also expressed concern that their Aussies fur is not fluffy enough. One of the defining characteristics of the Australian Shepherd is their long, thick, fluffy coat; so it's … [Read more...] about Can Australian Shepherds Have Short Hair? (Yes, and It’s OK)
Cani Corsi can live inside or outside, thought they tend to prefer being outdoors. But what if it's really cold outside? Can a Cane Corso live outside in the winter? The simple answer is: a Cane Corso can live outside during winter months in moderate climates, but they cannot live outside in extremely cold weather. Continue reading to learn more about leaving your Cane … [Read more...] about Can a Cane Corso Live Outside in the Winter? (It Depends Where You Live)
If you live along the southern border of the United States, you likely live in a mostly warm climate with brutally hot summers. Whether you're in Southern California, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Florida, or any other southern state, odds are it's pretty hot most of the year, and stifling during the months of June, July, and August. So, can a northern breed, like the … [Read more...] about Can Newfoundlands Live in Hot Climates Like Arizona, Florida, and Texas?
Finding a dog that gets along with cats can be challenging. Even though dogs and cats have a reputation for being natural born enemies, many dog breeds tolerate cats just fine. It's often the cat that wants nothing to do with the dog. Enter the Havanese. It's not exactly clear why, but most Havaneses get along great with cats. The two may even become the best of friends. … [Read more...] about Havanese: A Great Dog for Cat Owners
When it comes to cuteness, Papillons get a solid 10 out of 10 points. But underneath that cute facade lies a dark secret: leave your Papillon home alone, and you will live to regret it. Papillons cannot be left alone for long periods of time without causing serious mayhem. They will destroy your belongings, make messes, and irritate anyone within earshot. Continue … [Read more...] about Can Papillons Be Left Alone? (Not if You Value Your Home and Your Neighbors)
Puppies have a reputation for being full of energy. Just like little kids, they love to run around outside and play games. Even though puppies also take frequent naps, when they're not recharging, they're draining their battery. However, not all puppies are alike. If you just got a new Mastiff puppy, you may have noticed they might seem a little lazy. You're probably … [Read more...] about Are Mastiff Puppies Lazy?
The first family dog I ever had was a Vizsla. Her name was Sam, and she was my mom's dog from college, before she had me. I can still vaguely remember trying to ride her like a horse, as my mom pulled me off of her, explaining that it's not okay to do that. Suffice it to say, Vizslas are a tolerant breed. But how well can Vizslas get along with other dogs? The answer is: … [Read more...] about Are Vizslas Good with Other Dogs?