Finding the right dog for your family can be a fun and exciting thing to do. It is important to research the different types of dog breeds that will be best for your family. There are many resources online that will help you research the differences between different dog breeds. You need to make sure that you aren’t just choosing a dog breed simply because they are cute. Bringing a new dog into your home is like adding a new member into your family. Do what you can to learn about the different dog breeds before you make your final decision.
Here I shall give only a brief outline of the history of research in genetics. To begin with, the dog goes far back into antiquity. Just where or when he first originated it would be impossible to say, but we do know that he is frequently mentioned in the Scriptures.
I'll admit it. I'm a history buff, and part of my love of history includes a desire to learn about all the little differences that people took for granted back in the day. Small things, like learning what foods people went without or what now-forgotten books people read, make up a huge part of my reading time.
For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to work with animals in one way or another. Currently, I am a senior pre-veterinary student at the University of Connecticut, so clearly the medicine aspect won out. However, animal behavior was a close second. I really enjoy learning the personalities of different animals, and the best ways to react to and train them. Dogs and the differences between their breeds especially interest me, because every breed has some significant differences to learn about. These differences make them best suited for different types of families, and it's best to do your diligent research before deciding on an animal to add to your family.
The vast majority of cat owners have, what are known as Domestic Shorthairs or Domestic Longhairs. These names aren't breeds, per se, but rather a designation that the cats are descendants from many different breeds. In the United States, these mixed cats make up 95 percent of the cat population. This article is about that remaining 5 percent of cats, purebred and pedigreed, that are recognized by organizations like the International Cat Association as distinct breeds. Unsurprisingly, these represent not only some of the most popular cat breeds in the United States, but also the most expensive cat breeds on Earth.
When I first decided to adopt a fur baby I wasn’t really overly fussy about breeds. I was more than happy to rescue an animal from the humane society. But my boyfriend of the time, really wanted a Pug. A male, fawn pug. So that’s what we went with. I tried to do some research on the breed beforehand but I found the information that was out there wasn’t entirely accurate. Here’s a brief list of things to know before picking a Pug:
Pitbulls are one of the most misunderstood breed of dogs in America. They get a bad rap and are often mistreated in many ways. PETA even states that they are the most abused breed of dogs they come across. The abuse ranges from being left outside year round as a guard dog, no interaction and no warmth during the harsh months, to being used to fight other dogs for money. It is truly disgusting what some people do to these poor creatures.
Let’s face it, most of the world’s population owns a dog or two; big, small, athletes, or even couch potatoes. However long you’ve had these furry friends, and however much you think you know about them, nothing, and I do mean nothing, can ever prepare you to own... *DUN DUNN DUNNN* a BOXER! The dreaded smooshy face, mile long drool, and wiggles when you come back into their sight after five seconds is enough to scare anyone away. Yet, despite these fearful creatures, they will be the best dog you will ever own, and also your best friend. However, along with being your best buddy, they also come with a few “always” to ensure their happiness. Here are five “always" to help you survive these boxing beasts:
Settle down children, it's time to learn about two of the most interesting American cow breeds.
These little angels are absolute puppy perfection—except for a few health problems. Cavaliers are wonderful, sweet, smart, and loving companions who can be the breed for anyone and everyone. The only downside to this beautiful breed is their common health problems. Although most are not fatal, some can be life-threatening. Here, we will cover the most commonly encountered health problems of this European-born breed. This list begins with the least serious issues and works its way up to the more serious and possibly fatal issues that need to be addressed.
When people think of Pit bull they think one of two things: dog or danger. It is commonly perceived that the Pit bull breed, or Staffordshire Terrier, is more aggressive and prone to act more violently compared to other breeds. On the other hand, Pit bull owners, or dog lovers in general, will argue that Pit bulls are like any dog breed and deserve to be perceived the same as any other dog breed. Some possible reasons for the belief that Pit bulls are aggressive may include past experiences and/or simply a general misconception. Those who think Pit bulls are like any dog breed may have a positively connotated first-hand relationship or experience. Yet, discrimination is real and it affects many.
Chihuahuas are infamous for being aggressive, hostile, and combative, despite their small size. In fact, there are studies that show Chihuahuas as being more aggressive than pit bulls, citing the fact that they almost always show dominant behavior around dogs they have never met. What they lack in size, they make up for in sound. Have you ever met a Chihuahua? Chances are, if you have, they hunched down, bared their teeth, and gave the most menacing growl possible for a five-pound dog.