Dogs have been our furry companions for thousands of years, but they didn’t always look the way they do today. Many well-known dog breeds have changed a lot physically in the last century, thanks to humans. By identifying specific traits – such as size, coat colour, and demeanour – and […]
Many dog breeds have interesting stories and speculations behind their names. The name “poodle” likely has ties to water. German shepherds may have been bred to herd sheep. Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more stories. Apart from their given name, a dog’s breed is undoubtedly what makes them unique. Everything from […]
Editor’s Note: Astrology is just for fun and is not supported by scientific evidence. Astrology might help you decide which dog breed is best for you. Cancers should consider getting a bulldog and Pisces are compatible with basset hounds. Scorpios will enjoy the loyal-nature of pulis. If you’re in the […]
The American Kennel Club just released the top 10 dog breeds in the US in 2018. Plenty of adorable pups made the list, including beagles, French bulldogs, and poodles. But the winner is the Labrador retriever, which has been the most popular dog in the US since 1991. Need some […]
Two new dog breeds will make their debut at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show next month. For the first time, the Nederlandse kooikerhondje and the grand basset griffon Vendéen will be in the running for best in show. The Nederlandse kooikerhondje originated in the Netherlands and will be competing […]
Some dogs are easier to train than others based on their intelligence, eagerness to please, and sometimes even how much they’re motivated by food. Doberman Pinschers and German Shepherds are common in the workforce because of how easy they are to train. Golden retrievers are notoriously friendly and trainable, which […]
World leaders are known for their seriousness. But when their dogs are around, the camera has a tendency to catch some tender moments. Finnish President Sauli Niinistö’s Boston terrier, Lennu, went viral for his cheek-to-cheek smile last year, and Queen Elizabeth II has had a team of corgis by her […]
Pugs and Yorkshire Terriers are both typically under 13 inches tall. Pomeranians, Brussels Griffons, and toy poodles are small dog breeds. Chihuahuas are the smallest dog breed. Although they may not take up much space, small dogs can have giant personalities and are perfectly sized for cramped living quarters. The […]
Dogs come in all shapes and sizes so naturally, some will be bigger than others. Bernese Mountain Dogs can weigh up to 115 pounds and usually measure about 25 to 27 inches at the shoulder. Great Danes can be taller than people. Mastiffs are an ancient breed of enormous dogs. […]
Small dog breeds are known to have a longer life expectancy than most larger breeds. Although scientists haven’t pinpointed the exact reason for variations in canine longevity, the difference could possibly be attributed to larger breeds growing at an accelerated rate. Using information from the American Kennel Club, INSIDER compiled […]
Dogs can be a great addition to a family of any size. When it comes to choosing the perfect pup for your family, energy levels, personality, and temperament can all play a role. Here are some of the best dog breeds for families with children. Labrador Retrievers are popular for […]
Cat owners who want to bring a dog into their home ― or dog owners looking to adopt a cat ― need to be strategic, since not all of our furry friends play well with others. To compile a list of the most cat-friendly dog breeds, INSIDER consulted sources such […]
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