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Best Dog Foods for Basenjis—Ratings and Reviews

Basenjis originated as African hunting dogs. They have a short coat, deal with heat well, and dislike the cold. They are independent and can be a bit stubborn, but they love to be around their people. They are a medium sized breed that grow up to weigh between 20 and 25 pounds. Basenjis have a few unique health concerns that come from their genetic makeup. This breed is prone to a kidney disorder that affects how your dog processes protein [...]

Best Dog Foods for Alaskan Malamutes – Reviews and Ratings

These big, fluffy dogs are independent and intelligent. They were originally bred to work as sled dogs in the Arctic. They do well in homes with no other dogs, because they have a tendency to fight for alpha status. They can be stubborn, so they are best suited for experienced dog owners who know how to train them. To protect them from the cold, they have a thick coat that may require some extra care. There are a few health [...]

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Best Dog Food For Shelties

Shelties, or Shetland Sheepdogs, are a small breed of dog originally bred for herding in the Shetland Islands. Shelties are high energy, active dogs who require a nutrient dense, high-protein diet. Most Shelties are fed between ¾ and 2 cups of dry food per day, however this can vary depending on the needs of your dog. Breeders recommend Sheltie owners feed their pooches three meals a day for the first three months to support their growing bodies. This should then [...]

Irish Terrier Dog Breed Information

Height: 18 inches Weight: 25-27 pounds Life Span: 12-15 years Coloring: Solid color golden red, red, red-wheaten or wheaten. While white on the chest is allowed, it is not ideal. Area of Origin: Ireland Similar Breeds: Airedale Terrier, Bedlington Terrier, Cairn Terrier, Kerry Blue Terrier. The Irish Terrier is noted as one of, if not the oldest breed of terrier in the world. These dogs were bred for the unpredictable and often inhospitable weather of Ireland prior to modern conveniences. [...]

Old English Sheepdog Dog Breed Information

Height: 21+ inches Weight: 60-75 pounds Life Span: 12-13 years Coloring: Blue, Blue Merle, Gray or Grizzle with or without white markings. Brown or Fawn is not to be permitted. Area of Origin: England Similar Breeds: Bearded Collie, Briard, Lowchen, and Puli. The Old English Sheepdog truly is one of the older herding dogs. Originally shown in England back in the 1870s, this dog was already well-established and at home across England in the fields doing what they were bred [...]

Boykin Spaniel Dog Breed Information

Height: 14-18 inches Weight: 25-40 pounds Life Span: 14-16 years Coloring: Solid brown, dark chocolate or liver. While some white on the chest and toes is allowed, no other white is permitted. Area of Origin: United States Similar Breeds: American Cocker Spaniel, English Cocker Spaniel, Irish Water Spaniel, and Springer Spaniel. The Boykin Spaniel was originally developed by hunters for hunters. Through carefully planned breedings to bring out the very best out of the selected dogs and then selective additions [...]

Afghan Hound Dog Breed Information

Height:    24–29 inches Weight:  45–60 pounds Life Span:   11-13 years Coloring: The Afghan Hound can be any color as long as the only markings are white and there is a black facial mask. Area of Origin: Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, and Iraq. Similar Breeds:   Borzoi, Saluki, Irish Wolfhound, Taigan, Barakzay, Kurram Valley Hound, Persian Greyhound, Scottish Deerhound and Khalag Tazi Of all the dog breeds, the hounds are considered to be some of the oldest and the Afghan Hound might be [...]

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Dog Breed Information

Height: 17–21 in Weight: 30-50 lbs Life Span: 10 – 14 y Coloring:   Varying shades of red or orange Area of Origin: Canada Similar Breeds: Golden Retriever, Flat Coated Retriever, Labrador Retriever, Curly Coated Retriever, Chesapeake Bay Retriever and The Kooikerhondje (Kooiker for short), Schipperke, Broholmer, and the Smoushound. The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is a medium sized dog breed that like most retrievers was bred for the hunt. The Toller is distinctive in color, intelligent, full of energy [...]

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog Breed Information

Height: 23” - 28.5” Weight: 110 -154 pounds Life Span: 8-11 years Coloring: TRI-Black, Tan and White or Black, rust and white Area of Origin: Swiss Alps Similar Breeds: Bernese Mountain Dog, Appenzeller, Entlebucher Mountain Dog, Boxers, Bullmastiffs, Doberman Pinschers, Great Danes, Great Pyrenees, Komondors, Kuvaszes, Mastiffs, St. Bernard and the Rottweiler. The Greater Swiss Mountain Dog is believed to have been developed from the mating of various indigenous Mastiffs in the Swiss Alps. The Mastiffs were brought to [...]