There are nearly 30 different dog breeds native to America. These various breeds have played different roles throughout history including hunting, guarding, tracking or simply as companion dogs to nurture their relationship with man. Breeders continue to experiment with different dogs to improve the breed’s characteristics. It is no wonder that we Continue Reading
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It is estimated that nearly 1 out of 3 American families owns a dog. If you are considering getting a dog, you should always do a bit of research. Temperament, size and genetic predisposition to health issues are some of the basic criteria people consider before getting a dog. Naturally, many people want to know what breed of dog is quiet and calm. Continue Reading
Early Egyptian paintings and relics dating back to as early as 6000 BC show dogs with curled tails and pricked ears and wearing hunting bells. Scientists now believe that man may have started domesticating dogs nearly 16,000 years ago. Some breeds have existed for thousands of years and breeders continue to experiment with developing new ones Continue Reading
Man has used hunting dogs for centuries. The London Museum hosts a relief dating back to 650 BCE showing ancient Assyrian hunters with their dogs. At the time, these hunting dog breeds were mostly useful for survival, rather than game as they are today. In this guide, we will consider 20 of the top hunting dog breeds with pictures. Characteristics Continue Reading
While dogs mostly come with dark or brown eyes, it is not rare to see different eye colors in different breeds. Indeed, you might see dogs with green, blue, hazel or even red eyes. Some dogs also have rare eyes that are mismatched-one eye may be brown and the other may be blue. Breeds like Siberian Huskies even have one brown eye and the other half Continue Reading
Rare dog breeds are those breeds that are not fully recognized by the AKC or have no specific rankings and numbers. Some of these dogs may also be extinct. Let us take a look at 25 of the rarest dog breeds today. 1. Catahoula Cur The Catahoula or Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog, while considered a rare breed today, had been in existence long Continue Reading