Know what to expect from your pet with our breed breakdown; information about each breed's appearance, health, life span, personality and more.
Dogs have, and always will be, man's best friend. When dog breeders first began to breed them, they categorized dogs into two size categories: mastiff and terrier. Mastiffs were large dogs, terriers were small.
Yes, the Dachshund, a dog that is famous for its long narrow body. One of the smallest dog breeds in the world. And I say one of the neediest. I mean most dogs try to follow its owner into the bathroom, but this one makes a mission out of it. With clawing, scratching, and whining, my god, this dog is determined, I would even say passionate in trying to invade your privacy. You're doing your business when suddenly this dog comes in and wants attention. This dog wants to be smothered and will yelp and cry until it gets what it wants, don't cave into their cute eyes, don't do it. You're only playing into their games. They love it.
Cats and dogs are legendary enemies. Many dogs will attack cats on sight, just by instinct alone. Thankfully, many breeders have realized that this isn't the way things should be — and as a result, many dogs are quite friendly to their feline counterparts.
Dogs are man's best friend, and from the day that partnership first came to be, we've been breeding dogs for tasks of every kind. Selective breeding has made dog breeds of just about every size, and breeders often will categorize dogs by the size they become by the time they reach adulthood.
Allergies can make a good dog a bad choice for your family, and that's a sad fact of life. The fact is that many would-be dog owners often believe that having a puppy is out of reach for them, just because they have allergies to pet dander.
I'm a firm believer that dogs are truly the best friends that humans can have. However, not all dogs are the same — and some are definitely not a good match for families with small children, cats, or owners who aren't really adept at training animals.
Bengals have become quite a popular breed of cat in the UK over the last couple of years. Among one of the more expensive cat breeds (a recent article listed them as the third most expensive to buy) they are sometimes bought as a status symbol but more often it is because they are a very beautiful cat. Known for their loyalty, intelligence and the ability to learn tricks, this has also made them popular. However, they can also be a very challenging pet and anyone considering one should take this into account. They have an abundance of energy and they will need to work it off in order to live a happy life. This means either access to the outdoors or their guardian setting aside a lot of time to play with them, to help them stay active, entrained and to help them avoid boardroom.
This wasn't the first time that I'd been left in charge of Harry, and hopefully, it won't be the last. Harry is a Tibetan Terrier. He's five years old. He belongs to my cousin Nick and is very much a beloved member of the family.
A new owner can feel a little intimidated when looking at the vast amount of dog breeds to select for their first pet. Of course, how can you not? They're all so cute!
Dogs come both large and small, but in the vast history of mankind, small breeds have always been the chosen size for companion dogs. Historical hunters and work dogs tend to come large, but for a dog you just want near you for love and comfort? Nothing beats an adorable dog that never grows larger than a puppy.